I’m sorry to say that after over five years of updating Old Watford every day I’m going to take a break because work commitments mean I just don’t have the time required currently to make the daily changes to the posts.
However it will remain very much online and please continue to enjoy it as a resource. I do plan on adding programmes occasionally and will get back to posting the daily images and memories on the site, Facebook and Twitter as soon as I’m able to.
A programme was advertised as being for sale on the club’s official website a week before the game took place (most clubs continued to produce programmes during the period whilst football was being played behind closed doors because of Covid-19).
However after the sacking of Nigel Pearson this quickly disappeared and two days after the game fans who had ordered a copy were emailed to say that they’d been refunded and their order cancelled.
It must be the first time in over 100 years that Watford did not make a programme available for a competitive fixture. Very few seemed to have survived the cull that presumably took place in the 50 or so hours between Pearson’s sacking and the fixture taking place. Below is the front cover which I found posted on Facebook but I don’t have a copy and have yet find any being sold on eBay.