This game was the 100th anniversary of the first ever game played at Vicarage Road.
Sky Sports: Watford wore black and white striped shirts – a replica of the kit they wore in 1922 – for this one after the centenary had been marked by a pyrotechnics display, Elton John music and chats with former Hornets favourites.
BHappy: The thing is, it isn’t like anywhere else. Other places… homes, schools, where you work… might have similar long standing but nowhere has this permanence in significance and role. None of it looks like it did when I first came in 1980, not even the now-more-green-than-brown stuff in the middle. There are no longer busses visible trundling along the top of the northern end of the ground. There’s no longer a hotchpotch of bits of stand and terracing down the east side, nor is there any longer a place where you can swap panini stickers (is there?). The Shrodells Stand has long gone, as has the Watford Observer Clock (though – spoiler alert – only as far as the Museum’s excellent commemorative exhibition).