Month: April 1996

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

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 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 https://oldwatford.com/tag/apr23

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.