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19th April 2014- Championship, Watford 3 Ipswich Town 1


Watford kept alive their hopes of reaching the Championship play-offs and dented Ipswich’s with victory at Vicarage Road.

Beppe Sannino said: “Tozser’s the only player I can’t change in this team because I don’t have any other players with his characteristics. He gave us the right balance. He’s the only player that knows he’s going to play in advance.”

This was a game from a parallel universe.  A parallel universe in which this season panned out as we thought it might, in which we really did rip the division up, too good for whatever the Championship could throw at us.  In which a team turning up and haring after us, closing us down up the pitch and denying us space and waiting for us to make a mistake wasn’t anything like enough.  A parallel universe in which, perversely, Beppe Sannino had replaced Gianfranco anyway.  Go figure.  I never claimed to be an expert in this stuff.

19th April 2008- Championship, Watford 0 Crystal Palace 2


Two late goals saw Crystal Palace move to within a point of Watford and dent the hosts’ automatic promotion hopes.

More depressing than Barnsley, if anything.  No lack of effort this time, not really.  We probably edged the first half, and were much the better team at the start of the second.  And Palace still mugged us painfully easily.  This is what we were doing to teams two years ago, of course.


19th April 1980- Division Two, Watford 4 Fulham 0

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English Division Two (old)Table »
Birmingham City1-0Luton Town
Bristol Rovers2-2Sunderland
Cambridge United3-1Burnley
Cardiff City0-1West Ham United
Charlton Athletic2-2Queens Park Rangers
Chelsea1-0Notts County
Leyton Orient2-2Preston North End
Newcastle United1-3Swansea City
Shrewsbury Town0-1Oldham Athletic
Wrexham0-1Leicester City
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19th April 1977- Division Four, Watford 2 Southport 0

Whilst it is acknowledged in the programme that our promotion chances are over and plans are discussed for next season there is no mention that Mike Keen was relieved of his duties as Watford boss following the previous game against Huddersfield and he is still listed here as team manager.