Month: September 2008

20th September 2008-Championship, Watford 2 Reading 2

The ‘Ghost Goal’ game where Stuart Attwell awarded a goal to Reading on the strength of his Assistant Referee Nigel Bannister telling him he thought he’d seen the ball cross the goalline despite being the only one in the whole ground to think so. It was awarded as a John Eustace own goal.

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http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4822

Watford were denied a win by a late penalty – and a farcical decision to allow an earlier goal to stand. Linesman Nigel Bannister flagged for a Reading goal instead of a corner after John Eustace challenged Noel Hunt and, incredibly, a goal was awarded.

BHappy image report: Let’s get the obvious out of the way first. What a completely mental decision.

Phantom goal will haunt rookie referee

When Watford were left haunted by a ‘ghost goal’ given by Stuart Attwell against Reading

Tilehurst End: Random Royal Moments: That Ghost Goal At Vicarage Road

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16th September 2008- Championship, Watford 1 Plymouth Argyle 2

Karl Duguid and Luke Summerfield fired Pymouth to the win they needed to rise off the foot of the table as Watford fell to a first home loss this season.

What it all boils down to is that we don’t have enough goals in the team. By a long chalk. So going behind will always leave us with a bit of a problem, dramatic victories over Ipswich notwithstanding. We weren’t great in the first half hour last night but we were doing OK, by some distance the better side. After going behind we looked increasingly desperate and clueless, borne of not quite knowing where one goal, let alone two, was going to come from. Nothing that we didn’t fear and expect; that’s what you get for (having to be) selling all your leading goalscorers.

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4821
https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2008-09-16
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/16-september-2008/