BSAD report: There’s a certain irony here.When we blew the top half of the First Division apart back in ’99, there were a few noses put out of joint. Thinking back, there are memories of familiar criticisms levelled at Graham Taylor’s style of play, its alleged reliance on big strikers and set pieces. Not just Trevor Francis either.
It’s only his second home game as manager and Vialli is already having a dig about the size of the crowd.
Taken from the programme on 27th August 2001-New Division One, Watford 2 Walsall 1
If you accept that the armchair viewer is now all-powerful – and why else would this game have kicked off at a time that satisfies neither tradition nor convenience for attending supporters – then you naturally start to ponder where it might all end. Because there’s only one thing that the TV companies don’t yet control, which is the level of entertainment on offer.
Taken from the programme on 18th August 2001-New Division One, Watford 3 Rotherham United 2