(taken from Watford v Blackpool programme, 22nd August 2009)
The mind boggles at what Watford can achieve this season if they can win games like this. Not so much under the cosh as buried deep beneath it for large periods of the match, the Hornets still managed to eke out a one-nil victory that puts them joint top of the first division, albeit at a stage too early to judge what their eventual league fate will be.
The top 22 clubs in the country broke away from the Football League to form the Premier League which began on this day. As a result the Football League renumbered its divisions so whereas in 1991/2 we had been in Division Two we were now in Division One, but were still in the second tier. To differentiate from what came before I’ve added the word ‘new’ to the Football League divisions we were in from 1992-2004, when they were re-branded and the second tier became known as the Championship.
Goalkeeping howlers, Malcolm Allen sent off and a penalty.
Taken from the programme on 29th August 1992-New Division One, Watford 0 Derby County 0
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