Tag: 1984 FA Cup run

19th May 1984-FA Cup Final, Everton 2 Watford 0


BSAD imageBSAD report: This isn’t a match report as such. But then, this wasn’t like any other Watford occasion. So here, all rambling and incoherent, are some of my Cup Final memories. Committed to paper before my recollection of them flickers and fades completely.

1984 FA Cup Final Wikipedia entry

WD Sport article- Graham Taylor: ‘I’ve never watched a replay of 1984 FA Cup final with Everton’

Independent Sherwood still haunted by Gray day at Wembley

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Taken from the programme https://oldwatford.com/2009/05/03/3rd-may-2009-championship-watford-3-derby-county-1/


A recollection of the 1984 FA Cup final between Watford and Everton

Recalling the significance of Watford reaching the 1984 FA Cup final

9th March 2010- Championship, Watford 0 Swansea City 1

14th April 1984- FA Cup Semi Final, Plymouth Argyle 0 Watford 1

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BSAD image BSAD: My memories of this great day are few – largely because I was only eleven at the time. Having endured the sixth round victory against Birmingham on Ceefax I was allowed to go to the semi final. When he draw came out we had Derby or Plymouth – the dream ticket.

100 greatest100 Greatest Watford wins- No.2: Perhaps it was written in the stars that Watford would reach the FA Cup final in 1984. Before the draw for the third round was even made, Graham Taylor told Elton John to keep cup final day clear.  The chairman was about to embark on a long European tour but he made sure there wasn’t a concert on Saturday, May 19.

English FA Cup Semi-Final
Everton1-0Southampton(n) aet
Watford1-0Plymouth Argyle(n)

10th March 1984-FA Cup Quarter Final, Birmingham City 1 Watford 3

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Taken from the ‘Wembley 84’ brochure.  See 19th May 1984-FA Cup Final, Everton 2 Watford 0

BSAD image BSAD report: I was refused entry to the Watford end (all-ticket) and so got into the home end. I’d done it before – kept quiet, clapped the save when all around were clapping the shot etc., but that day it was a bit difficult.

100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.30: Who can forget the moment of genius from John Barnes that opened the scoring and silenced the big, hostile St Andrew’s crowd?

More games from 10th March at https://oldwatford.com/tag/mar10