Category: Kenny Jackett

21st November 1998-New Division One, Watford 4 Crewe Alexandra 2

BSAD imageBSAD report:In a parallel universe, things are very different. Graham Taylor’s reign at Wolves continues, the Molineux fans having kept patience with their manager for long enough to allow him to end their quest for Premiership status. As his side challenges for a UEFA cup spot, rumours of promotion for Taylor to a job at a bigger club surface with each new vacancy…but no-one is loopy enough to mention a return to Watford.

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26th April 1997- New Division Two, Watford 0 Bury 0

BSAD image┬áThe end of a best-forgotten era. If the announcement of the takeover of Watford Football Club before the game brings new hope to supporters, then the match itself was a stark reminder of how much work remains to be done. Elton’s return, along with the presentation of the ‘player of the season’ award to Kevin Miller just seconds before kick-off and the obvious need for three points, gave the pre-match atmosphere a distinctly surreal air of expectation and celebration. By the end of the first half, it was flat as a steam-rollered hedgehog – such are the sedative powers of our brand of football…

English Division Two Table ┬╗
Blackpool 3-2 Bristol Rovers
Bournemouth 2-1 Wrexham
Bristol City 3-1 Plymouth Argyle
Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Chesterfield
Millwall 0-2 Gillingham
Notts County 1-1 Burnley
Peterborough United 0-1 Luton Town
Rotherham United 0-2 York City
Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Preston North End
Stockport County 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers
Walsall 1-0 Brentford
Watford 0-0 Bury

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15th March 1997-New Division Two, Watford 1 Walsall 0

BSAD imageWith Keith Scott back at Norwich and Devon White back at Notts County, we have only Gifton Noel-Williams available to play the conventional centre forward role. And even Gifton’s not really that conventional (plus he’s only seventeen and deserves some time and patience to adapt to senior football). So, after all last season’s finger-pointing over Glenn Roeder’s inability to bring strikers to Watford, we’re back to playing short-arses up front – on this occasion, it was Tommy Mooney and Kevin Phillips.

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