In response to the financial troubles that led to the club selling and then leasing back Vicarage Road, Luther Blissett organised a special testimonial day which featured a game between a ‘Watford and International XI’ and a ‘Herts Select XI’.
BSAD report: Really, the most enjoyable aspect of yesterday’s victory was that it summarised our successes so well. For the final action of 2003/03 had much in common with its best action, albeit that several of the personnel were less familiar. Some of it was ragged, some of it was a real struggle, much of it wasn’t especially pretty. But the attitude – determined, focused, assertive – overcame all of that in the end, enabling the team to build foundations for a deserved victory. Although we can play better, and we have played better, much of this term’s progress has been based upon performances like this.