Monthly Archives: May 1983

14th May 1983- Division One, Watford 2 Liverpool 1
Sunday Mirror, 15 May 1983
Sunday People, 15 May 1983
Sunday Telegraph, 15 May 1983
Daily Telegraph, 16 May 1983
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Scan 221 copy.jpgBSAD imageBSAD report: The word was that two men, not one, would be entering retirement at Vicarage Road and if young Martin Patching does quit the Football League now because of chronic physical damage there is no doubt that his last experience of it will furnish more pleasant memories than Bob Paisley took away from the final hour and a half of the most successful career any British club manager has ever known.

10th May 1983- Ross Jenkins Testimonial Match, Watford 4 Luton Town 0

Graham Taylor and David Pleat chose to play full strength sides in Ross Jenkins testimonial despite the fact that both had a season defining game just four days later. We would need to beat Liverpool at home to be assured of UEFA Cup qualification whilst Luton needed to win at Manchester City to avoid relegation.

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