Category: Ron Burgess

23rd September 2017- Premier League, Swansea City 1 Watford 2

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Watford Observer

RELIVE – SWANSEA CITY v WATFORD: Richarlison’s 89th-minute winner ensures Hornets set record-breaking run on the road

Richarlison scores 90th minute winner as Watford overcome Swansea City in Premier League clash

GALLERY: A selection of images from Watford’s win at Swansea City

Marco Silva praises match-winner Richarlison as Watford make history with Swansea City victory

WATFORD RATINGS: Adrian Mariappa’s warrior-like showing typifies win at Swansea

Adrian Mariappa wondered if Watford would crumble after Swansea City equaliser at Liberty Stadium but says ‘fighting spirit’ earned Hornets victory

WATFORD FAN’S VIEW: We learned how Hornets respond to being under pressure at Swansea – and they did just fine

BBC SportRicharlison struck in the 90th minute as Watford survived a Swansea City fightback to claim a dramatic win at the Liberty Stadium.

skyRicharlison’s late winner helped Watford edge past Swansea 2-1 and record a third successive Premier League victory away from home.

guardianPaul Clement blamed himself for Swansea’s third straight Premier League home defeat against Watford.

IndependentBrazillian Richarlison scored an 89th minute winner to deny Swansea a point after Tammy Abraham had scored his first goal at the Liberty Stadium.

TelegraphWatford got back on the winning trail in dramatic fashion as Richarlison pounced on a Swansea error to snatch victory in the final throes at the Liberty Stadium.

FranThis week, the Watford family lost someone very special. Stephen Todd, known to his football friends as Toddy, was a lifelong Watford fan. He regularly travelled to away games and was a stalwart at club events. He was an enthusiastic member of the Norfolk Hornets and a regular contributor to various fanzines over the years, where his quirky sense of humour shone through. More than that, he was one of my closest friends, someone who always added laughter to a social occasion. Sadly, he has had a number of health issues over the past year, but has bravely soldiered on and travelled to see the tremendous game at Southampton before his final appearance at last week’s defeat to Manchester City. As the news of his passing reached the club, I was very moved to see a tweet from Troy on how much he would be missed. Similar sentiments were expressed on social media by Luther, Gibbsy, Nick Cox, Ross Wilson, Dave Messenger and Jon Marks. The kind words from the great and the good were echoed by many fellow fans and this outpouring of love has bought great comfort to his family and friends. I will miss him terribly.

The Hornets NestAs I arrived at the ground the sheer silly-ness of the Welsh language was clear for all to see.

Hornet effectThe Golden Boys posted three successive away wins in the top flight for the first time in their history following another classic performance on the road. The record-breaking feat was the best possible response to the heavy defeat by Manchester City.

A third consecutive away win for Watford, and things feel a lot better than they did 7 days ago. Jon and Mike, with Colin Mace on the phone, talk about the game and Marco’s Silva’s half time tactical changes. 

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10th December 2008- Championship, Watford 2 Norwich City 1

Tommy Smith’s strike earned Watford boss Brendan Rodgers his first win as manager as they saw off Norwich.

The uncharitable might say that Brendan Rodgers owes his first victory as Watford manager to Norwich’s failings rather than his own side’s strengths. Profound frustration made Glenn Roeder a very uncharitable man. And a confused one. “That was daylight robbery,” said Roeder of this night-time joust. “We dominated from start to finish and gifted them two early Christmas presents. Anyone who puts forward a case for Watford deserving to win that match is in fairyland.”

Yeah, I know.  A win.  Any win.  But good god.  Norwich were poor, and yet we were fortunate to come away with three points.

23rd September 1961- Division Three, Watford 3 Queens Park Rangers 2

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=2383

No.84- However, the final 20 minutes were superb. John Ryder got the first from a Freddie Bunce cross. Then Fairbrother swivelled on a pass from Peter Walker to smash the equaliser into the roof of the net. With eight minutes left, Fairbrother headed the winner. The crowd cheered him as if he’d been their hero for years. It helped them forget Cliff, for that afternoon, at least. Cliff who?

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