Tag Archives: Bury

20th March 1999- New Division One, Watford 0 Bury 0

If you want an indication of the loyalty of the Watford fans, it is that nine thousand people did actually choose to spend their money on this, a football match that had absolutely nothing to recommend it. That’s the club’s core support right there – after all, roughly the same number turned up to see us against Crewe and Stockport, back when we were a good bet for some breezy Saturday afternoon entertainment.


26th April 1997- New Division Two, Watford 0 Bury 0 and Elton returns as Chairman

Before the game it was announced that Elton John was returning as Watford chairman and a consortium of businessmen including Elton was buying Jack Petchey’s shares in the club.

Scan 129
Scan 130
Scan 131
Scan 132
Scan 133
Scan 134
Scan 135
Scan 136
Scan 137
Scan 138
Scan 139
Scan 140
Scan 141
Scan 142
Scan 143
Scan 144

BSAD image The end of a best-forgotten era. If the announcement of the takeover of Watford Football Club before the game brings new hope to supporters, then the match itself was a stark reminder of how much work remains to be done. Elton’s return, along with the presentation of the ‘player of the season’ award to Kevin Miller just seconds before kick-off and the obvious need for three points, gave the pre-match atmosphere a distinctly surreal air of expectation and celebration. By the end of the first half, it was flat as a steam-rollered hedgehog – such are the sedative powers of our brand of football…

Sunday Telegraph, 27 Apr 1997
Observer, 27 Apr 1997
Independent on Sunday, 27 Apr 1997
Independent, 28 Apr 1997

English Division TwoTable »
Blackpool3-2Bristol Rovers
Bristol City3-1Plymouth Argyle
Crewe Alexandra1-2Chesterfield
Notts County1-1Burnley
Peterborough United0-1Luton Town
Rotherham United0-2York City
Shrewsbury Town0-2Preston North End
Stockport County2-1Wycombe Wanderers
Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 16.10.47.png

19th October 1996- New Division Two, Bury 1 Watford 1

Sunday Mirror, 20 Oct 1996

BSAD: It was quite a good game by this division’s standards. Two reasonably good teams playing some nice stuff with the obligatory spells of midfield scrambling thrown in. We had the best of the first half and scored a cracker after half an hour: Bazeley ran on to a superb wide ball (source unknown) and whipped in a low cross for Andrews to volley home at the near post. Cue great celebrations amongst the Watford faithful.


5th March 1986- FA Cup Fifth Round, Watford 1 Bury 1

The game was postponed from 15th February.  Bad weather meant this was the first competitive game we’d played since 6th February.  However GT did take the team down to Devon, which wasn’t affected as much by the snow and ice, to play a friendly in mid February against Exeter City which we won 4-0.

Scan 52
Scan 53
Scan 54
Scan 55
Scan 56
Scan 57
Scan 58
Scan 59
Scan 60
Scan 61
Scan 62
Scan 63
Screen Shot 2018-03-05 at 11.00.54