Category Archives: Watford Observer

25th April 2015- Championship, Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Watford 2

The game was televised so kicked off earlier than the other Championship games but our win coupled with Norwich drawing at Rotherham and Middlesbrough losing to Fulham meant we were promoted to the Premier League.

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To mark the 50th anniversary of Brighton’s Fourth Division Championship title they repeated the programme from the match that won them the title.

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BBC SportWatford clinched promotion to the Premier League after they beat Brighton and other results went their way.

skyMiddlesbrough slumped to a 4-3 defeat at Fulham and Norwich could only draw 1-1 at Rotherham, sealing Watford’s return to the top flight after an eight-year absence.

guardianWatford’s lunchtime win on the south coast put them four points clear of the chasing pack thanks to Troy Deeney’s first-half goal and a stoppage time second from the substitute Matej Vydra.

BHappy imageFootball is about waiting for moments that might never arrive, about playing them through in your imagination over and over, about being there to see if it happens…and then finding Matej Vydra taking what seems like an age to control the ball, threatening to let that moment slip away, and then sliding it calmly into the bottom corner before the whole world turns yellow and red and inside out and upside down.

The Watford Observer produced a supplement marking the Hornets promotion which included several pictures from the game and the celebrations that followed.

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2nd May 1998- New Division Two, Fulham 1 Watford 2

We went into this game in second place on goal difference so to win the title we needed a better result than Bristol City. They lost 2-1 at Preston and so we were Division Two Champions.

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Sunday Telegraph, 3 May 1998

BSAD imageBSAD report: What a day. One extraordinary golden afternoon to banish any feelings of bitterness or anticlimax, both the culmination of a season’s work and this almighty rush of unexpected exhilaration.

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Watford Observer

GALLERY: The 20th anniversary of Watford’s Division Two title triumph at Fulham