Hornets rebuff McGugan and Dyer enquires

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6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans says the Millers have had enquires for Watford duo Lewis McGugan and Lloyd Dyer rebuffed by the Hornets this week.

Ranegie joins Millwall on loan

This Is Local London: Mathias Ranegie during last season's game with Burnley. Picture: Holly Cant

4:33pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Striker Mathias Ranegie has left Watford to join Millwall on loan until January 1 after Troy Deeney signed a four-year contract at Watford.

Almunia forced to retire due to heart problem

This Is Local London:

11:52am Thursday 28th August 2014

Former Hornets goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has been forced to retire from professional football due to a heart problem.

Millwall among clubs chasing Ranegie's signature

This Is Local London: Ranegie says he'll leave if Deeney remains with Hornets

10:29am Thursday 28th August 2014

Mathias Ranegie looks set to leave Watford on loan, with several clubs, including Millwall, in talks with the striker.

Watch highlights of Hornets' League Cup defeat to Doncaster Rovers

This Is Local London:

10:28am Thursday 28th August 2014

Watch the highlights of Watford's 2-1 League Cup defeat against Doncaster Rovers.

Golden Girls to hold Family Fun Day this weekend

This Is Local London:

5:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Watford Ladies will host their Family Fun Day on Sunday as the Golden Girls take on Durham Women in Women’s Super League 2.

Middlesex title race heats up for Teddington and Twickenham

This Is Local London:

5:11pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The Middlesex County League Premier Division title race is set to go to the wire after leaders Teddington and chasing rivals Twickenham recorded wins last weekend.

Miller time at Fulwell for champ Chad

This Is Local London:

4:58pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Richmond schools gold champion Chad Miller add another title to his haul last week.

‘Unacceptable’ Robins must regroup ahead of FA Cup clash

This Is Local London:

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Carshalton Athletic boss Stuart Massey pulled no punches after an “unacceptable” showing at home to Tooting & Mitcham United on Monday.

Bluewater to host televised boxing final

This Is Local London:

11:44am Thursday 28th August 2014

British light heavyweight champion Bob Ajisafe is set to take on current English title holder Travis Dickinson at Bluewater this autumn for the first ever MaxiNutrition knockout final.

Buckhurst Hill Bowls Club trio to represent club at Charity Triples Trophy

This Is Local London:

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Buckhurst Hill Bowls Club’s charity triples competition was won by Margaret Langwith, Roy Davies and Malcolm Lord.

Woodford Golf Club's Chisholm wins President's Cup

This Is Local London:

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Woodford Golf Club’s vice-captain, Terry Chisholm, beat Anthony Weaver 2&1 to win the President’s Cup in the knock-out competition final at the club on Saturday.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Watford won their first ever game in the top flight 32 years ago today by beating Everton.

Deeney targeting promotion after signing new Watford contract

This Is Local London: Hot shot: Troy Deeney was the equal third highest scorer in the Football League last season. Picture: Holly Cant

5:43pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Troy Deeney says he is fully focussed on securing promotion to the Premier League after signing a new four-year contract at Watford.

UPDATED: Watford close to agreeing new contract with Deeney

This Is Local London: If Deeney does leave, who could replace him?

11:13am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The Hornets are close to agreeing a new contract with their captain Troy Deeney, the Watford Observer understands.

'It's another great night for the football club'

This Is Local London:

11:03pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade described their shock 1-0 win at Aston Villa as "another great night for the football club".

Orient drawn at home to Sheffield United

This Is Local London:

10:36pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Leyton Orient have been drawn at home to Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup third round after their shock 1-0 win at Aston Villa.

Late goal fires Orient to shock Aston Villa win

This Is Local London: Lloyd James netted twice from the penalty spot on Saturday: Simon O'Connor

9:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Leyton Orient stunned Premier League Aston Villa after snatching a shock 1-0 win in the Capital One Cup second round.

Young Hornets thump blunt Daggers

This Is Local London:

3:17pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Watford’s Under-18s produced a ruthless display to defeat Dagenham & Redbridge Under-18s 8-0 on Tuesday in the Youth Alliance South East Division

Maiga joins Metz on season-long loan deal

This Is Local London:

10:55am Wednesday 27th August 2014

West Ham United forward Modibo Maiga has joined French Ligue 1 side Metz on a season-long loan deal with a view to a permanent move.

'I thought we were outstanding'

This Is Local London:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Paul Dickov praised his “outstanding” Doncaster Rovers side after they ended Watford’s Capital One Cup hopes with a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road last night.

Orient hand captaincy to Mooney for Aston Villa tie

This Is Local London: David Mooney celebrates his comeback goal: Simon O'Connor

7:04pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Leyton Orient have made a host of changes for their trip to Aston Villa tonight in the Capital One Cup.

Aston Villa v Leyton Orient preview

This Is Local London:

10:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Leyton Orient will look to pull off a major upset this evening when they travel to Premier League Aston Villa in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Thirds maintain slim titles hopes with Upminster win

This Is Local London:

8:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Third XI Premier Division

MacGregor carries Chingford Seconds to Buckhurst Hill victory

This Is Local London:

7:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Second XI Premier Division

Bearman leads Stars at Whilton Mill Championship following second-place finish

This Is Local London:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Essex racer Lochlan Bearman leads the Stars at Whilton Mill Championship in his first season of Mini Max after a second-place finish on Sunday.

Bishop's Stortford Swifts' James continues hot streak in Springfield demolition

This Is Local London:

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Prokit UK Essex Olympian Football League 

Wanstead win ensures title race will go down to the wire

This Is Local London:

3:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

The latest action from the Essex League Premier Division, Division One, Two and Three.

Defeats dent early Waltham Abbey optimism

This Is Local London:

2:51pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

After three consecutive wins to start the Ryman North season, Waltham Abbey have slipped to ninth following back-to-back defeats.

Medals haul exceeds expectations for Dartford gymnast

This Is Local London:

2:14pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Dartford gymnast Giarnni Regini-Moran insisted he had surpassed all expectations after leaving the Youth Olympic Games with five medals to his name.

Dartford school beat northerners at their own game again

This Is Local London:

1:42pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

The girls from Dartford’s Leigh Academy rugby league team turned in a superb performance to win the Champion Schools Year 10 title in Richmond on Friday.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The Family Terrace opened at Vicarage Road 31 years ago today as Watford lost their season opener against Coventry City.

Sannino says Doncaster deserved to advance

This Is Local London:

11:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Beppe Sannino says Doncaster Rovers deserved their 2-1 victory over his Watford side tonight but believes the starting XI he picked was strong enough to win the Capital One Cup second round tie.

Poor Hornets out of League Cup

This Is Local London:

9:44pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Lloyd Dyer scored on his return to the Watford side but the Hornets are out of the Capital One Cup after they paid the price for starting both halves poorly and producing a disjointed display as Doncaster Rovers claimed a 2-1 second round victory at Vicarage Road tonight.

HALF TIME: Hornets level against Doncaster following Dyer strike

This Is Local London:

8:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A goal from Lloyd Dyer means Watford go in at half time of their League Cup second round tie against Doncaster Rovers level with the score at 1-1.

Discuss the action as Watford welcome Donny

This Is Local London:

5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The Watford Observer is hoping fans will enjoy interacting pre-match, during the game and after the final whistle has blown on our website.

Hornets confirm Battocchio loan move

This Is Local London:

4:37pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Watford have confirmed popular midfielder Cristian Battocchio has joined Serie B side Virtus Entella on a season-long loan.

Leeds won't appeal Byram dismissal due to lack of video evidence

This Is Local London:

4:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Leeds United will not appeal the red card Sam Byram received against Watford due to a lack of video evidence and the defender vehemently denies head-butting Daniel Pudil.

Tamas latest to reignite international career at Watford

This Is Local London:

2:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Gabriel Tamas has become the latest player to reignite his international career whilst at Watford.

Czech mates Vydra and Pudil receive international call-ups

This Is Local London:

12:08pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Watford duo Matej Vydra and Daniel Pudil have been selected in the Czech Republic squad for next week’s friendly against the USA and their 2016 European Championship qualifier against the Netherlands.

No fresh injury concerns for Hornets

This Is Local London:

10:05am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Watford have no fresh injury concerns ahead of tonight’s League Cup tie against Doncaster Rovers while Craig Cathcart is back in training following a knee injury.

Hammers dumped out of Capital One Cup by Sheffield United

This Is Local London: Sam Allardyce has been allowed to start his fourth season as Hammers boss. Picture: Action Images

10:35pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

West Ham United have been dumped out of the Capital One Cup on penalties by Sheffield United at Upton Park.

Leyton Orient fan's view: Up and down start for the O's

This Is Local London:

5:43pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

When I come to write the follow up to my book '60 Great Leyton Orient Matches From The Tijuana Taxi Era 1968-2012' (should be available to pre-order on Amazon around Spring 2050) I can say now with some certaintly that Leyton Orient v Walsall played on August 23, 2014 will not be one of the featured games.

Opposition profile: Doncaster Rovers

This Is Local London: Paul Dickov. Picture: Action Images

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Opposition Profile: Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Rovers’ League One campaign has seen a productive start with two wins, a draw and a loss as they attempt to return to the division they exited so dramatically at the end of last season.

HALF TIME: Hornets level against Doncaster following Dyer strike

This Is Local London:

8:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A goal from Lloyd Dyer means Watford go in at half time of their League Cup second round tie against Doncaster Rovers level with the score at 1-1.

Corinthian Casuals: Double delight for Salako

This Is Local London:

2:40pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Substitute Michael Salako's debut brace left Corinthian Casuals boss Matt Howard purring as his side moved up to seventh in the Ryman Division One South table, writes Stuart Tree.

West Ham United v Sheffield United preview

This Is Local London:

1:21pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

West Ham United kick-off their League Cup campaign with a second-round visit from Sheffield United this evening (7.45pm).

Orpington youngster learns vital lessons from Youth Olympics

This Is Local London:

3:44pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A medal might have eluded Henry Choong at the Youth Olympic Games, but the Orpington modern pentathlon starlet insists he will be better for his Nanjing adventure.

Richmond receive professional boost to title defence

This Is Local London:

11:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Richmond's chances of retaining their women's Premiership title this season have been handed a major boost with six players being handed full time contracts with the RFU.

Robins skipper demands a team approach to goals

This Is Local London:

9:46am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Carshalton Athletic captain Tony Sinclair believes everyone has responsibility to score the goals after the Robins secured a 1-0 win away at bottom club Walton Casuals on Saturday.



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