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8th April 2017- Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur 4 Watford 0

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Watford Observer

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BBC Sport  Tottenham kept up the pressure on leaders Chelsea with an impressive home victory over Watford, their sixth consecutive Premier League win.  Watford had started brightly, but Dele Alli’s sumptuous strike – curled into the top corner after Son Heung-min’s pass – signalled their quick decline.

sky Tottenham kept up the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea as they swept past Watford 4-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

guardian The traditional, daring swagger is intact and, with Harry Kane returning too, Tottenham can keep believing. They may be only on the edge of crazy, of greatness, but their tenacious presence just off the shoulder of Chelsea is still sufficient to keep the title race captivating.  Perhaps the seven-point gap will not be bridged after all, with only seven games remaining – but this expected victory over Watford was their sixth successive win in the Premier League and the seventh in eight games.

TelegraphThank God for Tottenham Hotspur. While Jose Mourinho talks up Manchester United’s unbeaten run to nowhere, Arsene Wenger bores us with his Arsenal contract saga, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool remain unpredictable and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confuses everybody, at least Spurs are doing everything in their power to make the Premier League title race interesting.

Independent Tottenham kept the pressure on league leaders Chelsea with a thrilling dispatch of London rivals Watford on Saturday afternoon at White Hart Lane, firing four past a side that struggled to match the quality and intensity of Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

FranThe lunchtime kick-off meant an earlier than usual departure for a London game.  I had arranged to meet my niece at Euston and decided to get an earlier train to give me time for a leisurely breakfast at Café Rouge (and very good it was too).  When Amelia arrived, we got the tube to Seven Sisters before taking a walk in the sunshine up Tottenham High Road to the stadium.  As we arrived at the security cordon outside the ground, there was a woman in front of us with a couple of children who had “Daddy 6” on the back of their shirts.  How lovely to see Mariappa’s young family back in Watford kit.

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-15-22-53 In hindsight 4-0 was probably a little bit harsh. 


8th April 2000- Premier League, Watford 0 Derby County 0


BSAD image One league, twenty teams, enough hot air to keep Richard Branson in world record attempts for the rest of his life.

So what have we discovered on our year-long fact-finding mission? What will we tell our Nationwide chums upon our return? That it’s quite impossible for clubs of our size to survive in the top flight? That there’s a gap so great that it can never be bridged without the help of either massive resources or Kevin Phillips? That there’s no point in even trying?

Not really. As long as the Premiership remains at its current size, it will contain enough guff ‘n’ nonsense for a club of our stature – and, more importantly, our strength – to scrap towards the forty point mark.

English Premier LeagueTable »
Bradford City1-2Southampton
Leicester City1-1Everton
Watford0-0Derby County
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8th April 1978- Division Four, Scunthorpe United 0 Watford 1

This victory secured us the Fourth Division title with six games to spare.

People, 9 Apr 1978


8th April 1972- Division Two, Burnley 3 Watford 0

The article in the Football League Review, given away with this and many programmes at the time, was very out of date. Our relegation had already been confirmed a week earlier.