Tag: Bolton Wanderers

23rd November 2013- Championship, Watford 0 Bolton Wanderers 1

Manuel Almunia’s error gifted Bolton a third straight win as Watford suffered their third consecutive home defeat.

Unusual to be starting with the “big picture” stuff, normally the domain of thunk 5.  Relevant here though., because however dispiriting our recent form has been…  things could be worse.  No, really.  I mean, you know that, right?   You remember Bassini?   Not being able to afford Keith Scott or a Stevenage-era Barry Hayles in Division One?  The financial abyss post-Vialli?  This?  Whatever’s wrong is small potatoes in comparison.  And even if one accepts that there are major problems with the team – we’ll get to that – we have owners with a demonstrably sound plan, and a degree of security.  And some very talented players, albeit we’re not seeing the best of them at the moment.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2013-11-23
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/23-november-2013/

15th September 2012- Championship, Bolton Wanderers 2 Watford 1

The game where Lloyd Doyley scored his other goal.

Lloyd Doyley’s cross evaded everyone, including goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, to ensure a tense finish but the home side held on for victory.

Second goal of Lloyd Doyley’s career doesn’t hide Watford’s defensive frailties at Bolton Wanderers

Lloyd Doyley admits second Watford goal was a cross but Bolton Wanderers defeat tainted moment

https://oldwatford.com/2012/09/18/18th-september-2012-championship-watford-0-brighton-hove-albion-1/

24th October 2000-New Division One, Watford 1 Bolton Wanderers 0

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BSAD imageBSAD report: Besides, we’re top of the league. Properly top of the league, not just keeping it warm for Fulham. All the other stuff still matters, of course…but the crap that life throws at you seems to stick less easily when you’ve got a league table to gaze lovingly at.

BSAD imageBSAD report: Today we sing, coz we love our team. They kept out a hard-working bunch of bastards who’d got an inexplicable grudge against us and interrupted our every attempt at complicated passing, which made us look like we either couldn’t get in the game or weren’t trying hard enough to do so.

BSAD imageBSAD report: All teams, including us, will go on a bad run at some stage during the season (as Fulham are demonstrating to a minor extent at the moment). We just have to hope ours won’t last too long, and that it doesn’t happen for a few games yet.

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More games from 24th October at https://oldwatford.com/tag/oct24/

31st May 1999- New Division One Playoff Final, Bolton Wanderers 0 Watford 2

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BSAD imageMany BSAD reports:

We’ve only gone and bloody done it! We’ve only gone and bloody done it!

“Unforgettable”
“Wembley glory”
“Can life get any better?”
“Images”
“It’s a long way to…LA”
“The Horns of a dilemma?”
“If you want to get to heaven let me tell you how…”
“Something else”
“Fifteen years”
“The best day of my life”
“Tears at tea-time”
“Here’s to the next time”
“It’s a long way from…NG7”
“Nice and ‘isi”
“Emotion”
“Wembley’s Way”
“A magnificent obsession”
“A good day out”
“Why a grown man would cry”
“Winning at Wembley is better than losing on IRC”
“The Hornets have landed”
“Twenty years”
“Wem-ber-lee”
“The scoreboard said…”

Wembley photo gallery
Victory parade photo gallery

BBC Sport Goals from Nick Wright and Allan Smart sent Watford soaring into the Premiership after back-to-back promotions.

guardian Minute by minute report

Watford Observer In pictures: Graham Taylor and Watford FC’s 1999 play-off final success

100 greatest100 Greatest Watford wins- No.1: Watford were in a perfect position. They approached Wembley with the magical combination of incredible form and underdog status. They had also beaten Bolton home and away in the league. Confidence was high, but Taylor ensured nothing was left to chance in the preparations.

Twenty Years Ago: Richard Johnson

Twenty Years Ago: Michel Ngonge

Twenty Years Ago: Micah Hyde

Twenty Years Ago: Ciaran Cosgrave

Twenty Years Ago: Tommy Mooney

Twenty Years Ago: Robert Page

Twenty Years Ago: Nick Wright