Oxford match brought forward

This Is Local London: Blues go down to late Oxford strike

5:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

WANDERERS’ home match against Oxford United has been brought forward 24 hours.

Defeat shows Blues can't get carried away

This Is Local London: Gareth Ainsworth

4:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

DEFEAT by Tranmere Rovers served to temper fans' expectations for the new season, according to Gareth Ainsworth and Paul Hayes.

Watford players undergo big freeze

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2:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The Golden Boys’ players endured temperatures of minus 135°C on Wednesday morning in an attempt to improve their physical preparation for matches throughout the Championship season.

Sannino's Watford reign in serious doubt

This Is Local London: Picture: Action Images

11:54pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Beppe Sannino’s reign as Watford’s head coach is in serious doubt; with the Italian today refusing to state whether he believes he has lost the support of the dressing room.

Leyton Orient's home game with Preston postponed

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11:24am Thursday 21st August 2014

Leyton Orient's home game with Preston on Saturday, September 6 has been postponed due to international call-ups.

Jobi McAnuff insists dropping out of the Championship to join Orient was not a difficult decision

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9:49am Thursday 21st August 2014

Jobi McAnuff insisted it was not a difficult decision for him to drop down from the Championship this summer in pursuit of promotion with Leyton Orient.

Cup game delays part opening of East Stand

This Is Local London: Another Hornets game abandoned due to bad weather

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

The Hornets' plans to partly open the new East Stand at Vicarage Road have been pushed back slightly after receiving a home draw in the League Cup.

Quin filling the void left by Hughes

This Is Local London: Academy boss Dave Hughes has seen three of his charges turn professional in the past week. Picture: Holly Cant

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Watford's Barry Quin is currently filling the void left by youth coach Dave Hughes after he joined the Welsh FA.

Millwall, Palace and Charlton snubbed as EA chooses Hazard and Messi for FIFA 15 cover

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4:47pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Sad news for fans of Palace, Millwall and Charlton – and everyone else except Chelsea – inexplicably none of your players made it onto the cover of FIFA 15.

Golden Girls hoping Villans don't halt unbeaten run

This Is Local London:

4:53pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Watford Ladies visit Aston Villa on Sunday looking to pick up their fourth consecutive away win in Women’s Super League 2.

Moody departs from Palace after offensive text messages published by media

This Is Local London:

12:44pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Iain Moody has resigned from his role as sporting director at Crystal Palace following today’s newspaper reports about his conduct at former club Cardiff City.

Moody resigns over misconduct allegations after Crystal Palace pull out of Mackay appointment

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1:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Iain Moody has resigned as sporting director of Crystal Palace as the Football Association revealed it was investigating allegations of misconduct during his time at Cardiff City.

Loughton resident becomes sixth degree black belt in Filipino Kickboxing

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A martial arts instructor has become one of the highest graded martial artists in Essex.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Harry the Hornet got into hot water on his Watford debut 21 years ago today.

Scowen still 'touch and go' for Blues return

This Is Local London:

11:58am Wednesday 20th August 2014

JOSH Scowen remains a fitness doubt for Wanderers, with manager Gareth Ainsworth saying his involvement in Saturday's squad at Stevenage is 'touch and go'.

Ainsworth won't make changes for change's sake

This Is Local London: Ainsworth: We can beat anyone in the league

11:23am Wednesday 20th August 2014

BLUES boss Gareth Ainsworth said he'll resist the urge to make wholesale changes after his side lost their 100 per cent winning start to their League Two campaign.

Ainsworth: We ran out of steam

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10:45am Wednesday 20th August 2014

GARETH Ainsworth said he was frustrated Wanderers failed to get anything out of their game against Tranmere last night - but admitted his side had failed to match the high standards they've previously set.

Vydra doubtful for Leeds clash

This Is Local London:

5:46pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Matej Vydra is a doubt for Saturday's match with Leeds United but there is good news on two other Watford strikers.

Watch highlights of Hornets' victory against Rotherham United

This Is Local London:

5:15pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Watch highlights of Watford's 2-0 Championship victory over Rotherham United and part of Lloyd Dyer's controversial celebration.

Evans says Hornets are top side who will secure promotion

This Is Local London:

1:04pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans believes Watford will win promotion this season but says the Hornets were outclassed and outplayed despite winning 2-0 against the Millers last night.

BALLOT: Who was you Watford man-of-the-match against Rotherham United?

This Is Local London:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Hornets goalkeeping coach Alec Chamberlain believed Tommie Hoban was the Golden Boys’ man-of-the-match in Watford’s 2-0 victory at Rotherham United last night but do you agree?

'We just lacked that killer instinct'

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

1:07am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade felt his side lacked the killer instinct to claim victory at Bristol City as the sides were held to a 0-0 draw.

Chingford teenager scoops double in the pool at Youth National Championships

This Is Local London:

7:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Chingford teenager won gold and a bronze in the pool at the Youth National Championships, capping a year of unparalleled success.

Buckhurst Hill Seconds remain rooted in relegation zone following Upminster draw

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6:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Second XI Premier Division

Crystal Palace pull plug on Malky Mackay appointment

This Is Local London: STILL IN CHARGE: Malky Mackay

5:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Crystal Palace are understood to have pulled the plug on the expected appointment of Malky Mackay as manager. 

Bookies taking bets again on Crystal Palace vacancy with Mackay set to miss out

This Is Local London:

5:43pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Speculation has been growing in the past hour Malky Mackay is not going to become the new manager of Crystal Palace after all.

Southminster St Leonards begin new campaign with six-goal thriller

This Is Local London:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

All the action from the first round of fixtures in the Prokit UK Essex Olympian League from Saturday.

Wanstead and Snaresbrook remain on course for title after South Woodford win

This Is Local London:

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Premier Division

Waltham Abbey's winning run halted by Thamesmead Town

This Is Local London:

2:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Waltham Abbey surrendered their 100 per cent record at Thamesmead Town and slipped off the top of the Ryman North table in the process.

Wigan manager lucky Peeters kept his cool

This Is Local London:

2:32pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Charlton columnist LOUIS MENDEZ reckons Uwe Rösler got off lightly from his post-match clash with Bob Peeters on Saturday.

Mackay needs to avoid Pulis mistake of not winning over Crystal Palace fans and board

This Is Local London:

1:48pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Crystal Palace columnist RYAN WALLIS wants Tony Pulis' successor Malky Mackay to make more of a concerted effort in endearing himself to everyone in SE25.

VIDEO: Watch Charlton's captain take on the ice bucket challenge

This Is Local London:

12:43pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Charlton skipper Johnnie Jackson took up the ice bucket challenge following last night's 3-2 win over Derby County.

Leyton Orient Trust offering Ghana opportunity

This Is Local London:

12:28pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

The Leyton Orient Trust have teamed up with African Adventures to offer supporters the opportunity to travel to Ghana in May.

Vetokele more than happy with instant Charlton impact

This Is Local London:

12:12pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Charlton striker Igor Vetokele says he is delighted with the way his Addicks career has started.

Crystal Palace defender shocked by Pulis departure, but life goes on

This Is Local London:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Following the departure of Tony Pulis and Crystal Palace’s late defeat at Arsenal, Joel Ward was keen to focus on the playing side of the game.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A record league crowd at Vicarage Road watched Watford face Queens Park Rangers 45 years ago today.

Blues downed as keeper inspires Tranmere win

This Is Local London: Goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams last night. Picture: Paul Heaps

9:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Wycombe Wanderers 0, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Ainsworth looking for home comforts ahead of Rovers visit

This Is Local London:

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

GARETH Ainsworth believes tonight's match against Tranmere Rovers is perfect at enabling Wanderers to get used to playing at Adams Park again.

Sannino downplays Dyer reaction and dressing room unrest

This Is Local London:

11:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Beppe Sannino claims Lloyd Dyer’s angry reaction following his goal tonight was “normal” and downplayed the suggestion some of his squad are unhappy with him.

Result justified changes says Hornets boss

This Is Local London:

11:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Beppe Sannino believes Watford’s 2-0 victory over Rotherham United justified his decision to make five changes to his starting XI.

Dyer and Munari on target as Hornets overcome Millers

This Is Local London:

9:48pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

It’s not often a celebration is a bigger talking point than two goals but Lloyd Dyer’s reaction when he opened the scoring during Watford’s 2-0 win at Rotherham United was intriguing and, if you’re a Hornets fan, a little worrying.

HALF-TIME: Game goalless at the New York Stadium

This Is Local London: HALF-TIME: Game goalless at the New York Stadium

8:38pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rotherham United and Watford go into half-time level at the New York Stadium.

Discuss the action as Watford travel to Rotherham

This Is Local London:

5:50pm Tuesday 19th 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.

Deeney not currently considering handing in transfer request

This Is Local London:

4:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Hornets striker Troy Deeney is not currently considering handing in a transfer request despite reports to the contrary, the Watford Observer understands.

Evans believes Hornets will finish in top six

This Is Local London:

2:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans believes Watford will finish in the top six places in the Championship and feels the Hornets have two potential Premier League strikers in Matej Vydra and Troy Deeney.

Crystal Palace set to appoint Malky Mackay

This Is Local London: Malky Mackay managed Watford for two seasons from 2009 to 2011. Picture: Action Images

2:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Crystal Palace are set to announce Malky Mackay as their new manager, it is being reported.

Rotherham United v Watford betting preview

This Is Local London: Picture: Dave Peters

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Watford are 6/4 favourites with Paddy Power to win at newly-promoted Rotherham United tonight.

Opposition profile: Rotherham United

This Is Local London:

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Consecutive promotions for Rotherham United have seen them jump from League Two to the Championship in incredible fashion - and the Millers have started this season relatively brightly too.

Orient make four changes for Bristol City game

This Is Local London: Kevin Lisbie struck the winner for Orient against MK Dons: Simon O'Connor

7:27pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Leyton Orient have made four changes to their side for tonight's game at League 1 leaders Bristol City. 

Bristol City v Leyton Orient preview

This Is Local London:

10:50am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Leyton Orient face a difficult trip to early League 1 leaders Bristol City this evening. 

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