Tag: Bolton Wanderers

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

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

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

If you care, then this is for you. If you froze your privates off at Torquay in the Auto Windscreen Shield, then this is for you. If you kept the faith when it seemed that nothing but oblivion awaited us, then this is for you. If you’re one of the hundreds of exiles, physically far afield but heart forever abandoned in the lost property at Vicarage Road, then this is for you. If you’re as helplessly in love with this wonderful team as I am, then this is for you. Victory at Wembley, Watford in the Premiership. For all of us.

For Graham Taylor, more than anyone.

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