report: with NOTHING coming into the gap between the opposition midfield and defence the strikers are playing perpetually with their backs to goal; the ball goes wide, then back to midfield, then wide, then we lose it.
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8th March 2005- Championship, Watford 0 Nottingham Forest 2
Kris Commons scored twice against Watford to earn Nottingham Forest three key points in their relegation battle.
The physical presence of Forest’s defence made life difficult for Watford, though, and the closest Ray Lewington’s team came to hitting the target was when Johnnie Jackson steered his header wide from an awkward angle.
“Stumble-john”, or “blunderer”, sums up the Watford performance fairly well, granting naive Nottingham Forest fans blind optimism in the hope that they may well avoid relegation after all.
21st August 2004-Championship, Leicester City 0 Watford 1
17th January 2004- New Division One, Watford 1 Crystal Palace 5
The Hornets were looking for some cheer following their FA Cup exit at the hands of Chelsea in midweek but Palace were in no mood to oblige.
Where to start, really. This was an absolute horror, make no mistake. The repercussions could be catastrophic. That there are positives to be drawn from the performance, that we have played worse, significantly worse, this season perhaps makes it all the more horrific.
As I put it to my dad on the way back from the ground: a team of Keith Dublins could not have done any worse.
5th August 2003- Friendly, Watford 1 Chelsea 4
BSAD report: You know a big team is in town when the unofficial merchandise stands are outside the ground, selling the latest moody tat to the most gullible members of the visiting support. When touts ask if you have any spare tickets (yeah, like a tout is going to make a killing on the mark-up of pre-season tickets. “How much, mate? Twenty notes? I’ll just go to the pub, then.”) and when the Chelsea TV cameras are out in force. The young presenter looked visibly bored as she attempted to engage a particularly half-witted individual in conversation about Damien Duff as I walked past.
19th December 1993- New Division One, Watford 2 Luton Town 2