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16th August 2022- Championship, Birmingham City 1 Watford 1


Attendance 16,811

BBC Sport: Watford preserved their unbeaten start in the Championship with a hard-fought draw against Birmingham at St Andrew’s.

Sky Sports: The Hornets, who were missing the injured Ismaila Sarr, failed to make the most of their chances and fell behind to George Hall’s first senior goal. Ken Sema finally found a way through with a second-half equaliser but the visitors missed the chance to go top of the Championship table.


16th August 2011-Championship, Watford 0 West Ham United 4

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James Tomkins opened the scoring for the Hammers with a powerful back-post header from Matt Taylor’s corner. Joey O’Brien prodded home after bustling his way into the penalty area, before Carlton Cole slotted home Herita Ilunga’s low cross. And Scott Parker added the fourth late on to leave Sean Dyche still searching for his first win as Watford boss.

Of all the sentiments provoked by last night’s game, the most striking was the chill echo of the futility of Premier League fixtures. During any number of games in each of our seasons in the top flight since football was invented in 1992, we’d look plucky and promising and positive and not really terribly like scoring and then concede.  And then look plucky and positive and get our heads up and keep playing and not really look like scoring and maybe concede again, maybe not.  This is what a game between a newly relegated Premier League club and anyone else was supposed to look like.

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16th August 2008- Championship, Watford 1 Charlton Athletic 0


BBC SportTommy Smith’s fierce strike gave Watford victory over 10-man Charlton.

BHappy imageNew passing game, new passing formation. Fine. But the real benefit thus far has been the protection afforded the defence. It speaks volumes that on a day when John Eustace was below par, Charlton rarely got more than a sniff – having Eustace and Williamson, fantastic today, as two sitting midfielders makes us a whole lot more secure. It does ask a lot of the four attacking players though (4-3-3 my arse). Speaking of whom….


16th August 1997- New Division Two, Carlisle United 0 Watford 2

Allan Smart played against us in this game, but not the other 1999 Playoff hero we signed from Carlisle, Nick Wright. He didn’t join them until November 1997.


So why did we go such a long way to watch a football match? Quite simply addiction. I am addicted to Watford at the moment. I need my fix. If we keep playing like this, I am going to find it very hard to miss a game this season. Though we didn’t have it all our own way, and certainly this was our least impressive performance this season. But it was still a good performance, with everyone contributing in some way or another.