Tag: Apr21

21st April 2018- Premier League, Watford 0 Crystal Palace 0

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Watford Observer

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skyWilfried Zaha saw two penalty claims turned down as Watford and Crystal Palace edged towards Premier League safety after playing out an eventful 0-0 on Saturday.

BBC SportZaha was cautioned by referee Chris Kavanagh after going down inside the Watford penalty area following a challenge by Adrian Mariappa.

TelegraphLast season, Watford mascot Harry the Hornet mocked Zaha by diving in  front of him at the end of a league match at Vicarage Road.

guardianWatford’s traditional poor springtime form meant they had gone five matches without a victory, conceding 15 goals in the process, so the decision to pair the Italy international Stefano Okaka in attack with Troy Deeney was a brave one with the former chairman Elton John, watching on from the stands. Yet it almost paid off as early as the fourth minute when Deeney found space on the right and his cross was headed against the crossbar by Okaka.

BHappy imageKey in the first half exchanges and throughout was the redoubtable partnership of the newly returned Christian Kabasele and the slightly less newly returned but much missed Craig Cathcart.

FranIt had been a thoroughly entertaining half of football.  Watford were a completely different team from last week, playing positively and battling for everything.  We had managed 11 shots on goal, but without really testing Hennessey.  The Watford fans were also putting in a good performance, loud and proud in support of their team, which was essential as Palace usually bring a very noisy crowd with them.

The Hornets NestWhilst we go another game without a win, we did at least see a bit of fight and spirit and a much better performance than recent weeks. With safety all but confirmed that’s all we ask for during the run-in and we got that during this game.

An enjoyable 0-0, which puts Watford on 38 points. Jon, Jas and Mike gather to converse about the game, the 4-4-2, the returning centre backs and if having two up front made a difference. There’s a report from Russia, DCW is over there ahead of the World Cup with work, and they discuss longer managers.

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21st April 2012- Championship, Peterborough United 2 Watford 2

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Paul Taylor’s stunning equaliser at London Road saved Peterborough from a fourth straight Championship defeat. Lee Tomlin converted a penalty after just 13 minutes for the home side, but Troy Deeney levelled with scrappy goal midway through the first half. Watford went ahead early in the second half with a sweetly-struck free-kick by Sean Murray from 30 yards.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2012-04-21
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/21-april-2012/

21st April 2003- Championship, Watford 2 Derby County 0

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4554

From an unseasonably cold Valley Parade to a sunny Vicarage Road in a matter of forty-eight hours, the other side of the end of season coin was very much in evidence before the kick-off. On paper, the fixture was just as meaningless as the encounter at Bradford. However, Watford’s end of season run-in does have a little more meaning than a glance at the league table would have you believe. Our current position doesn’t do justice to the effort this team has put into the season and three home games in the last four allow Watford the chance to rectify that. Furthermore, there are the ghosts of Villa Park that need exorcising. A good Watford win would do much to restore the feel-good factor that’s prevailed for much of this campaign.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2003-04-21
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-division-1/21-april-2003/

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

Nigel Gibbs final competitive 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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