Monthly Archives: January 1998

24th January 1998- New Division Two, Brentford 1 Watford 2

Chamberlain wins the ‘man of the match’ award for two remarkable stops, both requiring one-handed saves low down at his right hand post. He actually brought one of them on himself with a poor clearance that was returned by a Brentford striker but the other, an instinctive reaction to a deflected shot, was extraordinary. But even with the Watford keeper’s heroics and even with Mooney booting another effort from the goalline, Brentford should’ve scored – two great opportunities saw strikers shoot across the face of goal when it seemed far easier to hit the back of the net.

14th January 1998- FA Cup Third Round Replay, Sheffield Wednesday 0 Watford 0 (After Extra Time, Sheffield Wednesday won 5-3 on penalties)

Daily Mirror, 15 Jan 1998
Daily Telegraph, 15 Jan 1998

BSAD report: Was it worth it? Oh, yeah. Di Canio’s sending off, one of the most senseless and utterly dick-witted acts I’ve seen a footballer commit, was a comedy moment of epic proportions and well worth the journey. That we failed to overcome our recent failings to win the tie seems to matter a little less than it might’ve when we have that memory to take away from Hillsborough.

Arsenal won 4-3 on penalties