17th January 1996- FA Cup Third Round Replay, Wimbledon 1 Watford 0

Some of you may remember that I had high hopes of winning this game after we’d battled out a draw at the Vic. That was on the basis that we’d have some of our players fit for the replay and be able to take on Wimbledon with something at least approaching a first-choice side. Since then, things have got even worse. So bad, in fact, that we’ve finally reached the point where we can’t put out fourteen fit players. Full stop. We managed to get eleven on the pitch, but the ones on the bench? A not-even-vaguely-fit David Connolly, Nathan Lowndes (who’s still to get his first-team debut) and Warren Neill (who’s been helping out the reserves on a non-contract basis). It really is that bad.


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