Month: November 1997

18th November 1997- New Division Two, Watford 2 Oldham Athletic 1

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BSAD imageBSAD report: Last night Watford used their “Get out of jail free” card, stealing a win in an entirely bewildering game of football. I’m as unsure about how we failed to put the game beyond Oldham’s reach in the first half as I am about how the hell we avoided defeat in the second. This was both a game that we should’ve won by miles and a game that we should’ve lost humiliatingly. If that makes any sense at all.

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More games from 18th November at https://oldwatford.com/tag/nov18

15th November 1997- FA Cup First Round, Barnet 1 Watford 2

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BSAD imageBSAD report: With all the inevitability of your favourite band playing a stinker on the night you’ve dragged all your friends along with promises of godhead, this was a game drab enough to be edited down to a couple of minutes of highlights towards the end of Match Of The Day. Proof, if it was needed, that there is much work still to be done before we can feel confident about shouting from the rooftops about this Watford side.

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4th November 1997- New Division Two, Southend United 0 Watford 3

As I sat alone on the beach at 6-30 PM in pitch darkness eating my fish and chips, I did briefly wonder what the hell I was doing in a near deserted seaside town in the freezing cold on a weeknight. That question was answered over the next couple of hours as the Hornets produced a magnificent display that sent the considerable travelling contingent into raptures and increased the pressure on the beleaguered Alvin Martin.

100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.82: This was a virtuoso display by Peter Kennedy, one of the finest examples of Graham Taylor spotting a raw, unfulfilled talent and getting the best out of him.