Category: Ray Lewington

30th November 2004- League Cup Quarter Final, Watford 3 Portsmouth 0

BBC SportPortsmouth’s traumatic week sunk to new depths as they were knocked out of the Carling Cup by Watford.

guardianWatford would seem to specialise in compounding the problems of troubled south-coast clubs, but Portsmouth’s first-team coach Kevin Bond did not bemoan the impact of Harry Redknapp’s departure as manager last week.

BSAD imageThree BSAD reports including…Despite recent events, Portsmouth are a much better side than the last round’s victims, and this success required the intense, concentrated implementation of a well-prepared gameplan. Required it, got it…and weagain, astonishingly and spectacularly, arrived at the point where we’d put the game out of reach with half an hour remaining.

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6th November 2004-Championship, Watford 2 Derby County 2

BSAD imageBSAD report:I don’t know how many words there are in Icelandic for goal, but there must be quite a few for determination.

BSAD imageBSAD report:Unfortunately, my battle to scribble notes in a straight line in the rapidly failing light meant that I was looking down at my pad when Derby scored the equaliser, so I can’t tell you how it happened, except that it was, I think, Ian Taylor, from a rebound.

BSAD imageBSAD report: The man next to me by Richard Scrimshaw

BBC image report by a Derby fan

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