Tag: Aston Villa

29th July 2017- Graham Taylor Tribute Match, Aston Villa 0 Watford 0

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Watford FC Official Site Heurelho Gomes was the Hornets’ hero as the Brazilian’s second-half penalty save ensured Aston Villa and Watford played out a goalless draw at Villa Park.

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No goals as Watford and Aston Villa pay pre-season tribute to late manager Graham Taylor

PICTURES: Images from the Graham Taylor Tribute Match between Aston Villa and Watford

Watford head coach Marco Silva impressed with players’ commitment in Aston Villa draw

BHappy image As we wait another Villa fan approaches, shakes my hand;  “Nice day for it mate.  He’s up there, smiling down on us”.  Off the pitch, at any rate, and whatever the unfortunate dilution of the tribute by virtue of the necessary shifting of the game to the West Midlands and running a second GT game next week, off the pitch this is a friendly game in every respect.

FranAs soon as the teams emerged from the tunnel, they lined up and there was a minute’s applause for GT with both sets of fans singing “There’s only one Graham Taylor” at the tops of their voices.  It was very moving.

 

Birmingham Mail website: Aston Villa 0 Watford 0 – Henri Lansbury misses penalty; Jack Grealish injured

Aston Villa website: Villa and Watford played out a goalless draw at Villa Park on the day the two clubs paid tribute to the late, great Graham Taylor.

 

16th September 2006- Premier League, Watford 0 Aston Villa 0

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BBC SportWatford keeper Ben Foster and his Aston Villa counterpart Thomas Sorensen stole the show as their two sides had to settle for a draw at Vicarage Road.

guardianAidy Boothroyd’s team are still confronting the Watford gap. It is a daunting prospect, despite the manager’s protestation that “performance-wise we’d be near the top of the Premiership. And I believe performances lead to results.”

BHappy imageSaturday’s one-word match report is : Thunk.

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24th August 1999- Premier League, Watford 0 Aston Villa 1

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BBC SportDefender Mark Delaney scored his first goal for Aston Villa as the Midlands side saw off Graham Taylor’s Watford to move alongside Manchester United at the top of the Premiership.

BSAD imageBSAD report: Watching Watford last night was like sticking your head in a jet engine and blasting all your worries away. It felt bloody fantastic.  Yeah, we lost. I know.  We were also, I’d argue, as magnificent as we’ve been at any point in the last couple of years.

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Taken from the programme on 14th September 1999- League Cup Second Round First Leg, Watford 2 Wigan Athletic 0

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Taken from the programme on 16th September 2006- Premier League, Watford 0 Aston Villa 0

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More games from 24th August at https://oldwatford.com/tag/aug24/