Orient midfielder Bartley insists Kevin Nugent deserved breakthough league win

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9:26am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Marvin Bartley believes Kevin Nugent deserved to get off the mark as interim boss for all the hard work he has put in at the club since taking the job.

When players drinking and smoking was commomplace

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9:19am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Our former assistant editor continues his story of the 2000/01 season by reflecting when footballers had a more ‘relaxed’ approach to their physical well being.

Delaney still to decide on new Palace deal as discussions begin with Ward

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10:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Neil Warnock is keen to extend the stays of Damien Delaney and Joel Ward at Selhurst Park by signing them up on new deals.

Wapping men beat England coach's St Albans side

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10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Wapping men’s Firsts picked up a 4-2 win over St Albans, who are managed by England and Great Britain head coach Andy Halliday.

Old Loughts move off the bottom

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8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Old Loughtonians men’s Firsts moved off the bottom of the NOW: Pensions Conference East by beating Richmond 1-0 on Sunday.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Watford came from 3-0 down with 20 minutes remaining to beat Bolton Wanderers 21 years ago today.

Ainsworth backs defensive duo to come through learning curve

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3:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BLUES boss Gareth Ainsworth said his young central defenders still have plenty to learn after being outgunned by Exeter's attack.

Blues fined after Cobblers wobbly

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3:21pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WANDERERS have been slapped with a £1,000 fine for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly manner.

Ainsworth: Defeat proof we can't get carried away

This Is Local London: Gareth Ainsworth cut a despondent figure after defeat by AFC Wimbledon

3:14pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GARETH Ainsworth said the end of Wanderers' unbeaten run will serve as a way of bringing fans excited at their start to the season back down to earth.

Crystal Palace boss Warnock sticks it to referee Pawson, but Delaney does not escape criticism

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9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Neil Warnock was pleased with his Crystal Palace side’s performance following their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea but slammed referee Craig Pawson for being influenced by the Blues’ players.

AUDIO: Abdi suffers shoulder problem and Deeney not ready to start

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6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic confirmed Almen Abdi picked up a shoulder injury in last night’s 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest and the Hornets head coach said Troy Deeney needs a little bit more time before he returns to the starting XI.

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

This Is Local London:

3:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Some of Watford's attacking play during the first half of yesterday's match with Nottingham Forest was scintillating and it resulted in several fine attacking performances. But who was your stand-out performer for the Hornets?

AUDIO: Watford will be competing for promotion at end of season

This Is Local London:

12:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Steve Wigley says Watford are one of the best sides Nottingham Forest have played this season and believes they are capable of sustaining their promotion challenge.

HIGHLIGHTS: Hornets' 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest

This Is Local London:

12:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watch highlights of Watford's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest here.

'Watford's players tried to win the game with their hearts and not their minds'

This Is Local London:

12:46am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watford’s players tried to win tonight’s match against Nottingham Forest with their hearts and not their minds and that is why they had to settle for a 2-2 draw, according to Hornets head coach Slavisa Jokanovic.

'A good point' for Forest

This Is Local London:

12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Steve Wigley felt Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 at Watford tonight was “a good point” and claimed his side looked the more likely winners in the closing stages.

Interim Orient boss Nugent believes the O's are starting to gel under him

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12:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Kevin Nugent believes his side are starting to gel and expects Leyton Orient to keep improving after he picked up his first league win as interim manager.

Nugent pays tribute to loyal Orient fans after Doncaster victory

This Is Local London:

1:26am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Kevin Nugent admitted he was most pleased for the loyal Leyton Orient supporters that travelled to Doncaster after he picked up his first league win as interim manager. 

Epping and Upper Clapton beat Maldon to record back-to-back wins

This Is Local London:

6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Epping and Upper Clapton recorded back-to-back victories in the Essex League 1 by beating Maldon 35-13 on Saturday.

EMWA score 13 in Wanstead United rout

This Is Local London:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The latest action from the Essex Sunday Corinthian Football League.

Last-gap Abbotts deny Redbridge win

This Is Local London:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Waltham Abbey stole a point at Redbridge on Tuesday night with a last-minute equaliser.

Wood earns first Elite England Women's call

This Is Local London:

2:58pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Leytonstone-born Lucie Wood says she owes all her rugby success to first club Eton Manor after being called into the Elite England Women’s squad for the first time.

Once again Charlton's defence were instrumental in Bolton result

This Is Local London:

2:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

It may have been an anxious Valley towards the end last night, but Charlton columnist LOUIS MENDEZ reckons the Addicks back four should take the credit for seeing out the Bolton game with a 2-1 victory.

Delaney's dismissal against Chelsea ended Crystal Palace's chances

This Is Local London:

12:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Eagles columnist RYAN WALLIS believes Damien Delaney's red card was the main reason Crystal Palace lost at home to Chelsea on Saturday.

Addicks attacker's confidence grows after Bolton goal

This Is Local London:

12:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

George Tucudean believes he is adapting well to English football after playing a lead role in Charlton’s 2-1 win over Bolton last night.  

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watford's forerunners Watford Rovers recorded their first FA Cup win 127 years ago today.

Blues lose unbeaten run at Exeter

This Is Local London:

9:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Exeter City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Ainsworth urges caution ahead of Exeter trip

This Is Local London:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BLUES boss Gareth Ainsworth sought to downplay expectations ahead of his side's trip to Exeter City this evening.

Never mind his flashing boots, Warnock heaps praise on 'hardworking' Zaha

This Is Local London:

8:23am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Neil Warnock praised Wilfried Zaha after his late intervention helped Crystal Palace claw back a consolation goal against Chelsea.

Hornets knocked off top spot after Forest draw

This Is Local London:

9:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Watford have been replaced by Derby County at the top of the Championship after the Hornets were pegged back twice by Nottingham Forest in a 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road tonight.

HALF-TIME: Forest fortunate to be level and still have 11 men on the pitch

This Is Local London:

9:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Nottingham Forest are fortunate to go into half-time with Watford level on the score-sheet and they are arguably lucky to still have 11 men on the pitch heading into the second period.

Discuss the action as Watford welcome Forest

This Is Local London:

6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 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.

Jokanovic believes Watford possess stronger 'offensive weapons' than Forest

This Is Local London:

3:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Watford head coach Slavisa Jokanovic has acknowledged the threat Britt Assombalonga poses his former club tonight but believes the Hornets have the stronger "offensive weapons" heading into the clash with Nottingham Forest.

Opposition profile: Nottingham Forest

This Is Local London:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Nottingham Forest finally lost their first Championship game of the season last weekend, courtesy of a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City.

Leyton Orient pick up vital Doncaster win

This Is Local London:

9:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Leyton Orient claimed their first League 1 win under interim boss Kevin Nugent after a 2-0 victory at Doncaster this evening.

Vincelot misses Orient's trip to Doncaster

This Is Local London: A dejected Chris Dagnall after his penalty miss saw Rotherham United promoted to the Championship. Picture: Action Images

7:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Leyton Orient midfielder Romain Vincelot was ruled out of their trip to Doncaster this evening with an injury.

Froch has got big hopes for Blackledge

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4:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CARL Froch says he has ‘big hopes’ for East Lancashire fighter Luke Blackledge after meeting up with his former sparring partner in Gisburn.

Doncaster v Leyton Orient preview

This Is Local London:

10:38am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Leyton Orient face a defensive headache this evening at Doncaster with Mathieu Baudry and Nathan Clarke both suspended.

Addicks boss happy with points tally so far after Bolton win

This Is Local London:

10:55pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Bob Peeters declared himself happy after his depleted side saw off Bolton 2-1 at the Valley this evening.

Peeters rules out swapping Charlton for Standard Liege

This Is Local London:

10:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Bob Peeters has played down fears he could quit Charlton to take over at Standard Liege by committing to the Addicks after tonight’s 2-1 win over Bolton.

FAN'S VIEW: Hammers fans in nose-bleed territory

This Is Local London:

6:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Sam Allardyce was able to celebrate his 60th birthday in some style on Saturday after West Ham United’s emphatic 3-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor; elsewhere in the east end, sales of handkerchiefs soared as fans clutched bloodied rags to their noses as they gazed down from the giddying heights of fourth place in the Premier League.

Chingford Town win 5-4 to go second in Alliance League

This Is Local London:

5:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The latest action from the Essex Alliance Football League.

Denly heads back to Kent

This Is Local London: A stretching Joe Denly sees his stumps re-arranged

5:12pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Batsman Joe Denly will return home to Kent in 2015.

FC Leytonstone thrash Debs United 8-0

This Is Local London:

4:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FC Leytonstone put in an irresistible second-half performance against Debs United, scoring six times after the break to record a resounding 8-0 win.

Defender ponders what might have been against Chelsea

This Is Local London:

10:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Veteran defender Brede Hangeland was left ruing what could have been after Crystal Palace lost 2-1 at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Stewart Scullion scored a memorable goal 51 years ago today as Watford beat Stockport County.

Craig: We could play three times a week

This Is Local London:

1:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

STEVEN Craig said the confidence of Wanderers' players is so high at the moment they could happily play three games every week.

Blues boss hails 'warrior' Craig

This Is Local London:

12:12pm Monday 20th October 2014

WANDERERS boss Gareth Ainsworth said Steven Craig is an unsung hero of the side after the striker had a hand in both goals against AFC Wimbledon.

Watford wary of rushing Deeney back into starting XI

This Is Local London:

5:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

Slavisa Jokanovic is wary of rushing Troy Deeney back into Watford's starting XI following a month out with a hamstring injury.

Hornets' preparation and recovery better than Premier League clubs

This Is Local London:

4:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

Keith Andrews says Watford’s owners help the Hornets’ players prepare and recover for matches as well, if not better, than clubs the midfielder has played for in the Premier League.



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