Watford striker Mensah impresses after six months out

This Is Local London: Picture: Andrew Scott/Watford FC

9:01pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

It has been more than six months since Bernard Mensah’s last competitive game following knee surgery but you couldn’t tell as he proved to be the catalyst for Watford as they progressed to the next round of the Under-21 Premier League Cup with a 1-0 victory over Peterborough United.

Hammers outcast Morrison set for Cardiff City loan

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3:58pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

West Ham United outcast Ravel Morrison has tweeted to say he has joined Championship side Cardiff City on a three-month loan deal.

Deeney: I hope to be back after the international break

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3:43pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Troy Deeney says he will miss Watford’s next three Championship matches due to the hamstring injury he sustained against Blackpool.

Young Hornets face Posh test tonight

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11:31am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Watford are in Under-21 Premier League Cup action tonight as they take on Peterborough United at Vicarage Road in the first round of the competition.

Cardiff target Russell Slade unsure if he will still be at Leyton Orient this weekend

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10:59pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade admits he does not know if he will be in charge of the team for this weekend's home game with Rochdale.

Orient owner Becchetti retains belief in Russell Slade despite Cardiff City link

This Is Local London: Russell Slade has warned his side about the threat of Notts County: Simon O'Connor

7:31pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Leyton Orient owner Francesco Becchetti insists he retains belief in manager Russell Slade's faith and honesty despite his links with the vacant Cardiff City job.

Slade brings in Jay Simpson for Orient's clash with Sheffield United

This Is Local London: Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade. Picture: Action Images

7:05pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Leyton Orient face Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup third round tonight with the spotlight on manager Russell Slade after his interest in the Cardiff City job.

Leyton Orient v Sheffield United preview

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11:31am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Leyton Orient host Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup third round but most of the focus will be on O's boss Russell Slade and his potential move to Cardiff City.

Positives in the face of third consecutive defeat for Sutton & Epspm

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11:16am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Despite a 22-30 defeat, Sutton & Epsom can take positives from a vastly improved second-half performance against unbeaten Chobham.

On this date in Watford FC history

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5:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Watford scored three or more goals for the seventh straight game to beat Stockport County 14 years ago today.

Watford boss leaves hospital

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11:35am Monday 22nd September 2014

Oscar Garcia has been released from hospital, and he could return to the training ground later this week.

HIGHLIGHTS: Watch Cathcart's volley earn a point

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10:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

Watford saw their 100 per cent home league record end on Saturday but they remain unbeaten at Vicarage Road after Craig Cathcart’s volley secured a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth in front of the live TV cameras.

UPDATED: Orient turn down approach from Cardiff City for Russell Slade

This Is Local London: Russell Slade believes the O's can take inspiration from Brentford: Action Images

5:38pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Leyton Orient have rejected Cardiff City's approach for manager Russell Slade, although the O's have stated their boss "asked for permission" to talk to the Championship club.

Leyton Orient fan's view: Will Russell Slade stay or go to Cardiff City?

This Is Local London: Russell Slade has warned his side about the threat of Notts County: Simon O'Connor

9:41am Monday 22nd September 2014

Leyton Orient’s game against Scunthorpe United proved to be the sideshow to events that have been unfolding at the club over the past week.

West Ham winger has not given up on England return

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2:10pm Monday 22nd September 2014

West Ham United’s Stewart Downing has not given up hope of an England re-call but fears Roy Hodgson’s youth policy may put paid to his chances.

London Cornish keep hold of top spot

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11:51am Monday 22nd September 2014

London Cornish remain top of London Two South West with a 100 per cent record following a 26-10 win over KCS Old Boys on Saturday.

Park taste the sourness of National League One defeat for the first time

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11:33am Monday 22nd September 2014

Rosslyn Park tasted defeat in National League One for the first time this season, going down 22-17 at old adversaries Fylde.

Scott at the treble as Wimbledon see off Charlton Park

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10:43am Monday 22nd September 2014

Wimbledon recorded back to back wins in London Division One South on Saturday after a 15-29 win at Charlton Park.

Robins break new ground with consecutive Ryman victories

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9:48am Monday 22nd September 2014

A late strike by substitute Kingsley Aikhionbare earned Carshalton Athletic a second Ryman Division One South win on the spin as they beat Hastings United 2-1 on Saturday.

Walton Casuals: Hams sacking paves way for first Stags win

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8:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

Walton Casuals chairman Tony Gale has not ruled out former boss Mark Hams returning to Waterside Drive in a coaching capacity.

On this date in Watford FC history

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5:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

Watford played Queens Park Rangers for the first time competitively 114 years ago today.

Who was your man-of-the-match against Bournemouth?

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10:20am Sunday 21st September 2014

Watford were far from their best against Bournemouth and there were not many stand-out performers. But did anyone catch your eye?

Hornets drubbing a 'great experience in hindsight'

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7:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Eddie Howe believes Bournemouth’s 6-1 defeat at Watford last season was a “great experience in hindsight” because it showed his players how ruthless the Championship can be.

Sakho's superb lob the feature as Hammers down Reds

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10:42am Sunday 21st September 2014

An exquisite lob from Diafra Sakho helped earn West Ham just a second Premier League win of the season as Liverpool were outplayed in a 3-1 defeat at Upton Park.

Cleverly clears path to Club victory

This Is Local London: Club skipper Tom Bason on the charge.  Photo: Helen Watson

2:14pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Dominant opening period display gives Blackheath first victory of new campaign

On this date in Watford FC history

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5:30am Sunday 21st September 2014

Jurgen Klinsmann scored a hat-trick as Watford were beaten by Tottenham Hotspur in a pulsating League Cup tie 20 years ago today.

O's boss Slade: We can still make the play-offs

This Is Local London: Russell Slade has warned his side about the threat of Notts County: Simon O'Connor

8:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Russell Slade believes Leyton Orient can still make the play-offs after ending a 'very good week' with a 2-1 win at Scunthorpe United. 

Slade believes Cardiff City have made approach for him

This Is Local London: Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade. Picture: Action Images

5:52pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade believes Championship side Cardiff City have made an enquiry for his services but is unsure as to the outcome.

Martinez admits Watford missed Deeney

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5:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Watford’s assistant coach Ruben Martinez admitted the Hornets missed the injured Troy Deeney during their 1-1 draw with Bournemouth.

Orient win at Scunthorpe to extend unbeaten away run

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5:08pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Jobi McAnuff scored his first goal for Leyton Orient as the O’s beat Scunthorpe United 2-1 to extend their unbeaten run away from home to six league fixtures.

'Bitterly disappointed' but a 'top drawer' finish

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3:40pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Eddie Howe was “bitterly disappointed” Bournemouth left Vicarage Road without a win this afternoon but acknowledged Craig Cathcart’s equaliser was “right out of the top drawer”.

Cathcart volley secures Watford a point

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2:30pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Watford had to settle for a point for the first time this season after they came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth at Vicarage Road this lunchtime.

Scunthorpe United v Leyton Orient team news

This Is Local London: Dean Cox celebrates his crucial goal for the O's which helped them reach Wembley: Simon O'Connor

2:16pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Russell Slade makes three changes from the side which drew at Notts County on Tuesday for this afternoon’s visit to Scunthorpe United.

HALF-TIME: Sloppy Watford fortunate to go into the break level

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1:22pm Saturday 20th September 2014

The last week for Watford has been dominated by penalty decisions and that continued to be the case during the first half against Bournemouth this afternoon.

Oscar still in hospital but hopeful he will return to work 'very soon'

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11:38am Saturday 20th September 2014

Oscar Garcia – who is expected out of hospital today - has expressed his pride in Watford’s players and staff and is hopeful he will return to work “very soon”.

Discuss the action as Watford welcome Bournemouth

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10:00am Saturday 20th September 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.

Opposition profile: AFC Bournemouth

This Is Local London: Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe. Picture: Action Images

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

AFC Bournemouth were certainly the league’s brightest starters on the opening day of the season. It only took 26 seconds for Marc Pugh to open the scoring in an impressive 4-0 rout away from home against Huddersfield Town; a victory that resulted in the manager Mark Robins parting company with Huddersfield and sent The Cherries to the top of the table.

Orient boss Russell Slade favourite for the Cardiff City job

This Is Local London: Russell Slade believes the O's can take inspiration from Brentford: Action Images

12:16am Saturday 20th September 2014

Under pressure Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade has emerged as the shock favourite for the vacant Cardiff City job.

On this date in Watford FC history

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5:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

Today is the sixth anniversary of the infamous 'ghost goal' at Vicarage Road.

Watford v Bournemouth betting preview

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4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Watford look a decent price to maintain their excellent start to the season with a home win over Bournemouth tomorrow.

Strength in depth a 'big advantage' - Martinez

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2:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

Hornets assistant coach Ruben Martinez believes it is a ‘big advantage’ for Watford to have the strength in depth with which to play different ways in Troy Deeney’s absence.

Ekstrand: Players were patient with Sannino and tried to play his way

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12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Joel Ekstrand enjoyed a good relationship with Beppe Sannino but disagreed with his former head coach’s claim that Watford’s players were reluctant to work on tactics and believes his teammates were patient with the Italian.

Hornets expect Garcia to leave hospital today

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10:42am Friday 19th September 2014

Watford expect head coach Oscar Garcia to leave hospital today but there is no indication as to when the Spaniard will be able to return to work.

East Stand part opening in two weeks

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9:10am Friday 19th September 2014

The part-opening of the new East Stand at Vicarage Road is now scheduled to take place in two weeks time and a full opening is expected on November 1.

Scunthorpe United v Leyton Orient preview

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10:10am Friday 19th September 2014

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade takes charge of his first match this weekend since being kept on at the club.

Hornets back 'Football League partnered initiatives' but not 'Rainbow Laces' campaign

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7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

The Watford Observer this week asked the Hornets why they are not supporting the ‘Rainbow Laces’ anti-homophobia campaign after a concerned fan contacted the newspaper.

Eton Manor maintain unbeaten start with resounding win

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3:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

After squeezing past Colchester by a point last weekend, Eton Manor romped past local rivals Woodford, winning 61-14, to preserve their unbeaten start and top the London League 1 North standings.

PG's Tips: Hull City can pile on the misery for Pardew and Newcastle United

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2:53pm Friday 19th September 2014

A very familiar story is currently taking place in the north east of England as Alan Pardew heads into a crunch must-win fixture for Newcastle at home to Hull City.

AFC Wimbledon: Long happy to have helped Dons survive

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12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Ex-Dons midfielder Stacy Long may be plying his trade in the Ryman Premier League now, but he is more than happy to have played his part in securing his old side’s League Two survival.

Renamed Epping Upper Clapton RFC begin in style

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12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Epping Upper Clapton RFC began life under their new name with a 74-4 demolition of Pegasus Palmerians in their first Essex and Canterbury League One clash on Saturday.



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