BSAD report: There have been many changes at Watford over the last couple of months as the Vicarage Road Revolution gathers momentum. But few of those changes can have been as significant as this – tea with milk. Not tea with powdered crap or, as I once had at Ipswich, tea with white bits floating around in it like one of those snow scene shaky wotsits – tea with proper milk. Oh, happy day!
Monthly Archives: August 1997
23rd August 1997- New Division Two, Watford 3 Brentford 1
BSAD report: Y’know, there was a time not so very long ago when writing one of these reports involved little more that topping and tailing the handful of noteworthy incidents with a few bits of my usual waffle. It seems that those days are gone – you could write a book about this game, such was the richness and potency of football on offer.
Taken from There’s only one Graham Taylor
16th August 1997- New Division Two, Carlisle United 0 Watford 2
Allan Smart played against us in this game, but not the other 1999 Playoff hero we signed from Carlisle, Nick Wright. He didn’t join them until November 1997.
So why did we go such a long way to watch a football match? Quite simply addiction. I am addicted to Watford at the moment. I need my fix. If we keep playing like this, I am going to find it very hard to miss a game this season. Though we didn’t have it all our own way, and certainly this was our least impressive performance this season. But it was still a good performance, with everyone contributing in some way or another.
9th August 1997- New Division Two, Watford 1 Burnley 0
BSAD report:This was a match of many good (and a few excellent) individual performances, not a game that offered vital insights into our future – chaotic but fun, essentially. If we play like that all season, most of our fans will have been reduced to dribbling lunatics by May – but, with so many new players and a ‘new’ manager, it’s only to be expected that we’ll take some time bringing everything together into a cohesive whole.