Monthly Archives: March 1999

20th March 1999- New Division One, Watford 0 Bury 0

If you want an indication of the loyalty of the Watford fans, it is that nine thousand people did actually choose to spend their money on this, a football match that had absolutely nothing to recommend it. That’s the club’s core support right there – after all, roughly the same number turned up to see us against Crewe and Stockport, back when we were a good bet for some breezy Saturday afternoon entertainment.

2nd March 1999- New Division One, Ipswich Town 3 Watford 2
Daily Telegraph, 3 Mar 1999

It was a curious match, in a thoroughly depressing kinda way. Despite dominating for long periods, despite out-doing Ipswich in terms of goal attempts, we were strictly second best. In the final third, there was simply no comparison. The first half statistics said it all – three shots for Ipswich, of which two were goals and one forced Alec Chamberlain into a fine save; five shots for Watford, none of which required Richard Wright to move a muscle. That’s the difference.