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.
Month: April 1996
It 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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More games from 23rd April at https://oldwatford.com/tag/apr23
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.
More games from 13th April at https://oldwatford.com/tag/apr13
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.