Monthly Archives: December 2009

26th December 2009- Championship, Watford 0 Nottingham Forest 0

The club message in the programme relates to the Russo brothers quitting from the Watford board and then demanding back the money they had loaned the club. Various media outlets reported we were on the verge of administration but this was averted due to Lord Ashcroft paying off the £4.9 million demanded.

Nottingham Forest extended their unbeaten away record but had to survive a spirited Watford display. Watford’s Don Cowie came closest to breaking the deadlock when his 77th-minute shot struck the post.

First off, one should perhaps (in the absence of Peterboro thunks) acknowledge that it’s rather good to actually have a club to trundle out to watch at silly’o’clock on Boxing Day. However genuine or otherwise the threat to the club’s future presented by Russo’s disgusting posturing in the wake of the AGM, it felt real enough. We’re here, watching football. That will do for starters; the future comes later.

7th December 2009-Championship, Watford 3 Queens Park Rangers 1

After 268 appearances and eight years on from his debut Lloyd Doyley had never scored for Watford, until this game.
Independent, 8 Dec 2009
Daily Telegraph, 8 Dec 2009
Evening Standard, 8 Dec 2009

The club even printed t-shirts to mark the occasion.
Lloyd did score again in 2012 at Bolton. In total he made 395 appearances for Watford scoring 2 goals. His final appearance came in the Boxing Day defeat at home to Wolves in 2014.