Month: April 1996

27th April 1996- New Division One, Norwich City 1 Watford 2


 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.

100 Greatest Watford Wins-No.69: Forget for a moment the fact that Watford didn’t manage to stay up. This was a day when everyone could be proud of their boys, even if they were wearing an unfamiliar, and some would say, ugly, burgundy and green kit.

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23rd April 1996- New Division One, Watford 6 Grimsby Town 3

100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.80: With one foot already stuck in the relegation trapdoor, Watford were still kicking, but only just.

BSAD imageIt says a lot about a performance when you come away from a game in which you’ve scored six goals feeling a bit disappointed. Grimsby were there for the taking and we could have made it towards double figures with a bit more luck and confidence.

English Division One Table »
Port Vale 1-0 Luton Town  
Watford 6-3 Grimsby Town

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More games from 23rd April at

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.