Tag: Apr3

3rd April 2001-New Division One, Watford 3 Nottingham Forest 0

BSAD imageBSAD report: When you win, you’re fantastic. The manager is a tactical genius – he knows exactly what to do in every situation, bringing the best from his assortment of astute bargain buys and trusting ex-youth teamers. The players themselves are athletic, finely honed demi-gods, each heroic in the pursuit of the victory. The fans are united, re-affirming their identity and confirming their support from cradle to grave.

BSAD imageBSAD report: Let’s not forget that it was on the very same day (April 3rd) two years ago that we started our memorable unbeaten run which kept going for the remaining eight games of the season.

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3rd April 1999- New Division One, Watford 2 Tranmere Rovers 1

The game that started the run in to the playoffs.   Just look how far behind Wolves we were in the table even after this game.

BSAD imageRenowned literary academic AC Bradley once wrote of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” that it is “too huge for the stage”. In other words, attempting to squeeze such an absolutely immense, overwhelming spectacle – storms, insanity, rage, evil, revenge, forgiveness, redemption – into a theatre is like trying to trap a hurricane in a matchbox.

You could say much the same of the concluding twenty minutes of Watford versus Tranmere. “Too huge for a football pitch” – lawless carnage that refused to recognise the touchline as any kind of barrier, spilling over into the dugouts, the dressing rooms, and the stands.

English Division One Table »
Barnsley 2-1 Sheffield United
Bradford City 3-0 Grimsby Town
Bristol City 2-0 Port Vale
Norwich City 0-1 Crystal Palace
Oxford United 0-0 Bolton Wanderers
Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Huddersfield Town
Stockport County 0-0 Bury
Sunderland 3-0 West Bromwich Albion
Swindon Town 0-6 Ipswich Town
Watford 2-1 Tranmere Rovers
Wolverhampton Wndrs 2-0 Portsmouth

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