Category: Kenny Jackett

7th March 2015- Championship, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Watford 2

Watford captain Troy Deeney saved his side as he rescued a point against promotion rivals Wolves in a pulsating 2-2 Sky Bet Championship draw at Molineux.

Tommie Hoban was shown a second yellow for Watford before Wolves’ Bakary Sako was given a straight red after raising his hand to Fernando Forestieri.

After the game a Watford fan, Nic Cruwys, was the victim of an unprovoked attack by six teenagers. He was left in a critical condition, spent three weeks in a medically induced coma and had life changing injuries as a result of the assault.

Watford FC dedicated all subsequent games that season to Nic, using the phrase ‘For Nic, For Promotion’.

‘Every win for the rest of this season is dedicated to Nic Cruwys’

In autumn 2016 the teenagers were found guilty of various offences relating to the attack and four of them were jailed.

Watford’s official website gave an update about Nic in 2018.

In Good Nic: Hornets’ Fan Cruwys “Doing Okay” But Will Miss Molineux

16th April 2013- Championship, Millwall 1 Watford 0

Shaun Batt’s late effort earned a win for Millwall as Watford missed a chance to narrow the gap to second place. Batt tapped in from a Martyn Woolford header to leave Watford six points behind promotion rivals Hull – beaten at Wolves – with three games to go.

This was the calm after the storm. Following Saturday’s shameful scenes at Wembley, Millwall enjoyed a subdued and peaceful night back on home soil. The vicious fighting among their fans that marred the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan was mercifully not repeated, with the club’s supporters on their best behaviour.

We spent the evening pressing our noses against the toy shop window and staring at the lights inside until our eyes started to water. We had Millwall on the ropes and wilting under pressure, in front of a sparse home crowd comprised of the few thousand people who hadn’t spent all of their money on semi-final tickets and beer. Then news came through that Wolves had taken the lead over Hull…and it was suddenly all laid out before us, opening up in a great surge of hope and optimism and excitement.

27th September 2011-Championship, Watford 2 Millwall 1

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Watford battled back from a goal down to secure their first home win of the season against struggling Millwall in the Championship.

SKY image report

BHappy image report:If our attacks still felt unnatural, as if we were doing something that forced us out of our comfort zone, we were at least applying a reasonable amount of pressure, and were worthy of the three points.

Hornblogger report

5th March 2011- Championship, Watford 1 Millwall 0

Danny Graham’s 21st goal of the season proved decisive as Watford edged out a narrow win against Millwall.

It’s all about the points, quite obviously. However theoretical the threat of relegation had been before kick-off, the winless run will have had many glancing down the table and calculating our margin of safety. Malky’s assertion that many of the dropped points can cite mitigating circumstances and stout performances wasn’t inaccurate, but with a young team and a small squad we were always at risk of building downward momentum. In spite of which, and in spite in particular of the blows to our midfield this week (see below), this was a fine, spirited performance. Millwall contributed in no small part to a game that was far more watchable than a 1-0 home win in a mid-table encounter might suggest… they played an open game, which suits us now as much as it did at the New Den at the beginning of the season. In reality the result could easily have gone the other way but the best move of the game won it, the incomparable Graham applying yet another effortlessly ruthless finish to Cowie’s visionary pass.

More games from 5th March at

26th December 2008- Championship, Watford 2 Bristol City 4

Maynard struck from the corner of the six-yard box after 23 seconds and doubled his tally after Scott Loach parried a shot from Ivan Sproule.

Straight from the kick off their intentions were clear. No silly passing it back, or hoofing it out by the opponents corner flag. An instant attack resulted in a throw in. From it, they beat our offside trap and put the ball past Loach for 1-0. They continued the first half in the same manner and scored a second after Bromby failed to clear.

I’m almost glad they scored their fourth.  Almost.  Would have been too cruel to see City protect a one goal lead by jockying around in the corner to the cheers of their fans for five minutes.  After all, it was ten years to the day since Gifton was doing precisely that to them, in the same corner of the pitch…