Category Archives: May

8th May 2021- Championship, Watford 2 Swansea City 0

BBC Sport: Andre Gray instinctively turned in Ken Sema’s cross to put Watford ahead before Isaac Success added a second late on with a fabulous strike.

Sky Sports: Troy Deeney entered proceedings for goalscorer Gray with 18 minutes left in what could be both players’ last appearances for Watford, with their respective futures uncertain.

BHappy: It doesn’t feel much like the last day of the season.  It doesn’t feel much like anything really, enjoyed as it is from this season’s detached vantage point in the study, window slightly ajar, snacks and drinks in place, match on the big screen, other stuff on the smaller screen. WhatsApp is accessible but carefully hidden and muted to guard against unwanted telegraphs of what’s about to happen from folk with faster streams than mine, we’ve all gotten better at this with experience.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56953433
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020%E2%80%9321_EFL_Championship

From the Rookery End: Watford signed off the 2020/21 campaign with another clean sheet and another home win, beating Play-Off bound Swansea 2-0.

1st May 2021- Championship, Brentford 2 Watford 0

BBC Sport: Brentford’s Ivan Toney got his 30th goal of the season to equal the Championship record and help his side secure a third-placed finish as they beat second-placed Watford.

Sky Sports: the visitors were disrupted by first-half injuries to Cleverley and debutant Joseph Hungbo as Brentford began to dominate.

BHappy: our own line-up is decimated by a series of injuries variously described as minor and niggling on the official site but which presumably wouldn’t have been niggling enough to render players unavailable if promotion were still in question.  The exception is groin-injury victim Kiko of course, but Sarr, João Pedro, Sánchez and Chalobah are also all missing from the squad that sealed the deal against Millwall.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56869188

From the Rookery End: Player of the Season and a blip at Brentford

29th May 2020- NHS Staff thank Watford FC

During the Covid-19 pandemic Watford FC opened up Vicarage Road for use by the West Herts NHS Trust as described in the film below.

Stadium Facilities | Vicarage Road Opened Up To NHS

On May 29th staff from the Watford General Hospital gathered in the Rookery Stand to ‘clap for the club’ as a way of thanking them for the support provided during the pandemic.

Watford FC thanked for helping NHS during coronavirus pandemic

PICTURES: Watford FC’s Dave Messenger hails the ‘heroes’ as NHS thanks Premier League club