Monthly Archives: May 1983

14th May 1983- Division One, Watford 2 Liverpool 1

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.

100 greatest100 Greatest Watford wins- No.25: When the fixtures for Watford’s debut season in Division One were published no doubt many supporters scanned them, noted the final match and thought: ‘I hope we don’t need to beat Liverpool to stay up.’

English Division One (old)Table »
Aston Villa2-1Arsenal 
Coventry City2-4West Ham United 
Everton1-1Ipswich Town 
Manchester City0-1Luton Town 
Norwich City2-1Brighton and Hove A 
Notts County3-2Manchester United 
Southampton0-1Birmingham City 
Sunderland1-1West Bromwich Albion 
Swansea City0-3Nottingham Forest 
Tottenham Hotspur4-1Stoke City 
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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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