Wood: We're not getting carried away

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12:57pm Monday 22nd September 2014

SAM Wood said Wanderers aren't getting carried away by their fine start to the season.

Ainsworth: McClure miss a game changer

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10:44am Monday 22nd September 2014

BLUES boss Gareth Ainsworth said Saturday's game at Portsmouth hinged on a second half miss from Matt McClure.

Ingram comes off sickbed to help Blues to a draw

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9:41am Monday 22nd September 2014

GOALKEEPER Matt Ingram played against Portsmouth on Saturday despite spending the days leading up to the game on his sickbed.

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

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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.

It's a perfect time to score for Crystal Palace's new striking hero

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5:04pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Crystal Palace’s latest goal-scoring hero Fraizer Campbell says he could not have asked for more from his first goal for the Eagles.

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.

Addicks skipper rejects Rotherham manager's penalty moans

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7:08am Monday 22nd September 2014

Johnnie Jackson was bemused by Rotherham manager Steve Evans’ hysterical appeals for a late penalty late during the Addicks’ 1-1 draw at The New York Stadium on Saturday.

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.

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.

Ainsworth: Players disappointed not to have won at promotion favourites

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8:26pm Saturday 20th September 2014

GARETH Ainsworth said he was content with a point at Portsmouth – but his players were disappointed it wasn’t all three.

Blues pegged back after Wood strike

This Is Local London: Sam Wood celebrates scoring the opening goal as Wanderers pulled off the great escape at Torquay

5:09pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Portsmouth 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

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

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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.

Charlton boss satisfied with Rotherham point

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6:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Addicks head coach Bob Peeters was satisfied his team were able to take a point from today’s 1-1 draw in what was a difficult test at Rotherham.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

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

Opinion: Blues thriving with their better together campaign

This Is Local London:

12:50pm Friday 19th September 2014

WATCHING Wanderers last season was a trying ordeal in a campaign of struggle. In a reversal of fortune this time around they sit third after winning five and losing just one of their first eight league matches - but it's no fluke that they're among the early season pace setters. Here we present five reasons why Wanderers are better this year.

Perception not important for Ainsworth as Blues hit the heights

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8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

BLUES boss Gareth Ainsworth said he's not concerned at how other teams in League Two perceive his side's excellent start to the season.

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

This Is Local London:

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

This Is Local London:

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

This Is Local London:

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.

Peeters pleased with Cousins' efforts out wide

This Is Local London:

1:42pm Friday 19th September 2014

Bob Peeters is more than happy with the contribution of Jordan Cousins on the wing.

Palace chief weighing up whether to risk striker at Everton

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1:18pm Friday 19th September 2014

Eagles boss Neil Warnock hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of Marouane Chamakh returning to face Everton on Sunday.

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.

Eagles defender already attracting loan interest but Bolton not necessarily favourites

This Is Local London:

11:45am Friday 19th September 2014

Paddy McCarthy has already attracted plenty of loan interest from Championship clubs, although Neil Warnock says Bolton aren’t necessarily in pole position to sign the defender.

Warnock reckons Everton will benefit most from England dropping defender

This Is Local London:

11:28am Friday 19th September 2014

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock believes Everton will be the main beneficiaries after defender Phil Jagielka was dropped for England’s recent win over Switzerland.

FAN'S VIEW: Disappointed to only return from Hull with a point

This Is Local London:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

The long journey back from Hull City on Monday night was made a little easier having witnessed a quite stunning goal from West Ham United forward Enner Valencia.

On this date in Watford FC history

This Is Local London:

5:30am Friday 19th September 2014

Watford Supporters Trust was launched 12 years ago today.

Adams Park to host womens' cup final

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4:35pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ADAMS Park is to host the FA Women's Super League League Cup final next month.

Blues fans on their best behaviour

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12:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WANDERERS fans are among the best behaved in the Football League, new figures out this week show.

Watford captain Deeney to be out for 'weeks'

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4:45pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Watford will be without their captain Troy Deeney for several weeks after the striker injured his hamstring at Blackpool on Tuesday, but welcome back Fernando Forestieri and Gianni Munari for the visit of Bournemouth.



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