BHappy: And so the prospect of a second game against the same opponents in such a short space of time is unusually appealing, somewhat intriguing. Bournemouth took a kicking in the latter stages of the league game, but their approach was pretty successful until then, and they might well have squeaked out a lead to defend with more decisive finishing. No need to dig out Plan B just yet. As for us, even with a second-string line-up, there’s enough here to expect some artistry and adventure….
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28th August 2012- League Cup Second Round, Watford 1 Bradford City 2
Garry Thompson struck a dramatic winner as League Two Bradford knocked Watford out of the Capital One Cup 2-1.
Former Celta Vigo winger Ikechi Anya put Watford ahead in the 71st minute with a 25-yard effort. Bradford equalised with six minutes remaining when the hosts failed to clear a long ball into the area and Kyel Reid lashed home. And, with the game heading to extra time, Thompson drilled home the winner to put the Championship side out.
28th August 2011- Championship, Watford 2 Birmingham City 2
Martin Taylor scored an injury-time equaliser as Watford snatched a point against Birmingham City.
Martin Taylor’s late equaliser against his former club, during a thrilling finale, compounded a bad weekend for Birmingham manager Chris Hughton, whose transfer target Nile Ranger was arrested the night before.
So the first half of today’s game was a turgid embarrassment.
28th August 2010- Championship, Watford 0 Leeds United 1
Leeds captain Richard Naylor hit the winner in his 450th career appearance to end Watford’s unbeaten start to the season in a poor game at Vicarage Road.
Leeds United made it back-to-back Championship victories as captain Richard Naylor struck to end Watford’s unbeaten start to the season.
The sort of game, frankly, that I was dreading in the summer. Leeds weren’t particularly better than us – but they were bigger, stronger and, crucially, one goal up for most of the game.
28th August 2007- League Cup Second Round, Southend United 2 Watford 0
28th August 2004- Championship, Watford 3 Plymouth Argyle 1
BSAD report: Ninety minutes is a long time, relatively speaking. (Relative to a shorter time, natch.) It’s quite easy to forget sometimes. I mean, we all know that football matches can drag unspeakably, sloooowwwwiiiiinnnngggg tiiiiiimmmmmmeeeee until it almost seems to stop entirely. Such occasions are usually accompanied by bitter winter cold, a large entry into the “goals against” column, or the words “Carling Cup”. Oh, and at least four minutes of injury time.
Taken from the programme on 11th September 2004- Championship, Watford 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1
28th August 2000- New Division One, Watford 4 Sheffield United 1
Despite being without two of their most expensive signings and influential players, Watford romped to victory over Sheffield United at Vicarage Road.
BSAD report: Four-one to the Golden Boys. Fond memories of similarly convincing scorelines against Swindon, Crewe and Stockport two years ago, back when life seemed so simple, the sun was always shining and Gifton was fit. Back when it was possible to be relaxed and happy as a game went into injury time, when it was conceivable that we might possess better individuals and score better goals than our opponents. With all due respect to Sheffield United, our first encounter with a recognisably run-of-the-mill First Division side was a singularly nostalgic experience.
Another BSAD report: What an afternoon. The framework of the Wimbledon game having been laid, we put out a team that played as fluently as any for two years. And without Nielsen, or Wooter, or Johnno, or Kennedy. My God, we’re a squad.
28th August 1998- New Division One, Watford 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2
BSAD report: The first weeks of the season have offered a microcosm of Division One. The majority, including the sides we’ve already beaten, are charitable enough both in missing and donating chances that we have nothing to fear. Then there are the serious contenders – the teams that punish errors, the teams that have dealt with us comfortably.