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16th April 2013- Championship, Millwall 1 Watford 0


Shaun Batt’s late effort earned a win for Millwall as Watford missed a chance to narrow the gap to second place. Batt tapped in from a Martyn Woolford header to leave Watford six points behind promotion rivals Hull – beaten at Wolves – with three games to go.

This was the calm after the storm. Following Saturday’s shameful scenes at Wembley, Millwall enjoyed a subdued and peaceful night back on home soil. The vicious fighting among their fans that marred the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan was mercifully not repeated, with the club’s supporters on their best behaviour.

We spent the evening pressing our noses against the toy shop window and staring at the lights inside until our eyes started to water. We had Millwall on the ropes and wilting under pressure, in front of a sparse home crowd comprised of the few thousand people who hadn’t spent all of their money on semi-final tickets and beer. Then news came through that Wolves had taken the lead over Hull…and it was suddenly all laid out before us, opening up in a great surge of hope and optimism and excitement.


16th April 1996- New Division One, Watford 4 Reading 2


I don’t know where to start, to be honest. As Kate said in her Southend report, there are some games where you go home wondering why the bloody hell you bother travelling the length and breadth of the country to watch over-paid footballers under-achieving. Then, only occasionally, they come up with something like this and you’re jumping around like a nutter, screaming and shouting in utter jubilation and thinking that maybe it is all worthwhile after all.


16th April 1983- Division One, Watford 1 Nottingham Forest 3

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English Division One (old)Table »
Coventry City0-1Birmingham City
Manchester City2-0West Ham United
Norwich City2-0Sunderland
Notts County1-1Luton Town
Swansea City1-1Stoke City
Tottenham Hotspur3-1Ipswich Town
Watford1-3Nottingham Forest
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