Month: September 1982

25th September 1982-Division One, Watford 8 Sunderland 0

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BSAD imageBSAD report:Lest we forget, this was the seventh game of our first ever season in the top flight – that puts the result in some sort of perspective.

100 greatest100 Greatest Watford wins- No.19: The First Division season was only 29 days oldand here were Watford administering the sort of hammering a newly-promoted side might have dreaded.






Taken from the programme on 9th October 1982-Division One, Watford 2 Norwich City 2

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Taken from the programme on 29th September 2009- Championship, Watford 2 Coventry City 3

Taken from the programme on 22nd September 2012-Championship, Watford 2 Bristol City 2  (note-the fixture date shown is incorrect)

The inside front page of Nick Davidson’s book ‘Team Shirts to Ticket Stubs’

Following Sunderland’s 8-0 loss away at Southampton in October 2014 the then Rangers manager Ally McCoist was reminded in a press conference that he played in the previous Sunderland side to lose 8-0 away.

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11th September 1982-Division One, Watford 3 West Bromwich Albion 0

For the first time ever we were top of the league.  (Strictly speaking we were also top on 31st August 1982 but in those days league tables weren’t published or considered official until after 3 games).

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Division One table after games on 11th September 1982


100 greatest100 Greatest Watford wins- No.14: For the first and only time in Watford’s history, the club could stand at the very pinnacle of the game and stare down at everyone else below them.

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Taken from the programme on 10th April 1999- New Division One, Watford 2 Bolton Wanderers 0

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