BSAD report: A perfect day, in all respects. The kind of day when I wish I didn’t believe that the lottery is a vile government tax – my numbers probably would’ve come up. This was a bit special.
Monthly Archives: April 1996
23rd April 1996- New Division One, Watford 6 Grimsby Town 3
20th April 1996- New Division One, Luton Town 0 Watford 0
The most important local derby for years and, perhaps inevitably, it ends in massive anticlimax. We may be able to take some consolation from the fact that Luton’s season has been as bad as ours but the knowledge that we’ll have to visit this hellhole of an away end (where there’s so little legroom you can’t even sit in the seat you’ve paid stlg 12.50 for) next season doesn’t exactly fill my heart with joy.
16th April 1996- New Division One, Watford 4 Reading 2
I don’t know where to start, to be honest. As Kate said in her Southend report, there are some games where you go home wondering why the bloody hell you bother travelling the length and breadth of the country to watch over-paid footballers under-achieving. Then, only occasionally, they come up with something like this and you’re jumping around like a nutter, screaming and shouting in utter jubilation and thinking that maybe it is all worthwhile after all.
13th April 1996- New Division One, Watford 5 Port Vale 2
6th April 1996- New Division One, Watford 1 Portsmouth 2
I guess the honeymoon’s over, then. Portsmouth are a grim, tedious side and yet we were simple not good enough to overcome them. In a scrappy game that was crying out for someone to put their foot on the ball and think about things, we should no signs of class or composure. Ramage was elsewhere.
That effectively ends all hope. We only have one game to redeem our entire season. If we beat Scum, and bring them down with us, it will almost be worth it. A bit of straw-clutching here…
2nd April 1996- New Division One, Watford 3 Sunderland 3
The fact that I saw about two dozen Sunderland fans for every Hornet on the way to the ground seemed to be a fair reflection of the states of the two clubs – one Premiership-bound, the other way adrift at the bottom. I’ll be quite honest – I didn’t fancy this one at all, especially after getting stuffed at Wolves. I’d rather boil my head than see us get slaughtered in meaningless games, so I wasn’t looking forward to the game one bit.