Monthly Archives: December 1999

28th December 1999- Premier League, Watford 3 Southampton 2




More games with Southampton at

26th December 1999- Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur 4 Watford 0

The same old story, over and over and over. The plodding inevitability of endless defeats, each new fixture bringing fresh optimism to be crushed. Minute shreds of hope, blown away in a Premiership hurricane.

We were parked at the top of the South stand, where they make you sit down in the back row so you don’t obscure the advertising boards, and tell you off for putting your feet on the seats in front of you. Oh yes, They Are Premier League.

18th December 1999- Premier League, Watford 1 Everton 3

BBC SportEverton earned their first win in 10 games to send struggling Watford deeper into relegation trouble at Vicarage Road.

BSAD imageSome dodgy defending. Some very dodgy defending, and another uphill struggle. A goal drought ended by a wonderfully precise strike. A second half revival. A lunatic linesman, responsible for a decisive (and extremely controversial) penalty and a red card. A match that let its fury spread over the touchline and into the stands, until the whole stadium was lunacy and mayhem. Post-mortems to determine what the hell happened.  Hang on, haven’t we been here before?  We’ve been waiting for another Tranmere. Obviously. Those of us who’ve not either given up all hope or lost all desire have been praying for another Tranmere. This was it.  The same ingredients but a different recipe, the same formula with the wrong result.

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4th December 1999- Premier League, Wimbledon 5 Watford 0

Not at all a game to remember other than because of this marvellous story from issue 25 of The Yellow Experience.

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BBC Sport: The goals came in order from shirt numbers 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 – Carl Cort, Robbie Earle, John Hartson, Jason Euell and finally Marcus Gayle – with the best of the lot, a stunning 25-yard drive into the top corner.

Sunday Mirror, 5 Dec 1999

BSAD: Selhurst bloody Park. As a theatre of human misery, it has no equal. Like some vast medieval torture chamber, it could’ve been designed to maximise the agony of those unfortunate enough to be imprisoned within its walls.