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21st April 2002- New Division One, Watford 2 Gillingham 3

Nigel Gibbs final Watford appearance and Gianluca Vialli’s last programme notes.

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BSAD imageBSAD report: One final first team outing for Nigel Gibbs – applauded on arrival by everyone in the ground, including the Gillingham players – was worth the price of admission alone, even if he was required to spend ten minutes looking awkwardly out of place at left back. A broad grin on hitting a pass so firmly that even Anthony McNamee couldn’t catch up with it betrayed his enjoyment of the occasion, and it was an enjoyment widely shared. Nigel Gibbs has been a great player for Watford Football Club for twenty years. There need be no further explanation.

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15th August 1992-New Division One, Watford 3 Millwall 1

The top 22 clubs in the country broke away from the Football League to form the Premier League which began on this day.  As a result the Football League renumbered its divisions so whereas in 1991/2 we had been in Division Two we were now in Division One, but were still in the second tier.  To differentiate from what came before I’ve added the word ‘new’ to the Football League divisions we were in from 1992-2004, when they were re-branded and the second tier became known as the Championship.

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Goalkeeping howlers, Malcolm Allen sent off and a penalty.

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Taken from the programme on 29th August 1992-New Division One, Watford 0 Derby County 0

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More games from 15th August at https://oldwatford.com/tag/aug15/