Monthly Archives: 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.
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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

The big news before the game was that Hessy wasn’t in the side and instead young David Conolly (he’s only 18 or so – God I feel old) was wearing the number 4 shirt. To be totally honest this had ‘Grim Disaster’ written all over it, especially considering Vale’s recent good form.