Month: July 2004

20th July 2004- Friendly, Northwood 0 Watford 4

This was the game in which Jay DeMerit, appearing for Northwood, so impressed Ray Lewington that he was taken on a two week trial which led to him being offered a season long contract at Vicarage Road.  He never actually got to make a competitive appearance for Northwood.

Within two and a half years Jay had scored one of the goals in the Playoff Final at the Millennium Stadium which promoted Aidy Boothroyd’s side to the top flight, was playing regularly in the Premier League and captained Watford for the first time in December 2006 in the home game with Reading.

 

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10th July 2004- Friendly, Fulham 0 Watford 0

Referee Mr P Walton took the recent FIFA edict that there should be no more than six substitutions in a friendly a little far and with both sides wanting to make more changes than were officially allowed he abandoned the game at half time.  The second half continued as an ‘exhibition match’.

Fulham FC Official Website: A healthy pre-season crowd of just under 7,000 caught their first glimpse of a refurbished Craven Cottage at Saturday’s friendly against Watford.