For the first time ever we were top of the league. (Strictly speaking we were also top on 31st August 1982 but in those days league tables weren’t published or considered official until after 3 games).
Division One table after games on 11th September 1982
Taken from the programme on 10th April 1999- New Division One, Watford 2 Bolton Wanderers 0
More games from 11th September at https://oldwatford.com/tag/sep11/