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16th December 2017- Premier League, Watford 1 Huddersfield Town 4


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screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-23-36-22clips of Jon Marks BBC 3CR commentary  Goal: 1

Watford Observer

RELIVE – Watford humbled by Huddersfield in Vicarage Road shocker

Troy Deeney sees red Watford crash to abysmal defeat to Huddersfield Town

Watford vs Huddersfield Town: David Wagner delighted with “extraordinary” Premier League win

Marco Silva admits Watford’s Huddersfield Town humbling was worst performance under him

Watford’s Marco Silva declines to comment on Troy Deeney after another indiscretion

Watford vs Huddersfield Town ratings: Jose Holebas and Troy Deeney worst offenders in shambolic Premier League display

BBC SportHuddersfield Town boss David Wagner said his side are halfway to Premier League survival after their 4-1 win at Watford.

skyAaron Mooy scored twice as Huddersfield thrashed Watford 4-1 with both sides finishing with 10 men amid controversy at Vicarage Road.

guardianFor Huddersfield Town, this was proof that football has a tendency to reward the teams who never give up. They had gone 738 minutes without a goal in all competitions on the road, but they are no longer weighed down by that unfortunate statistic.

TelegraphDavid Wagner hailed an “extraordinary” performance as Huddersfield Town banished their away-day blues in an incident-packed game at Watford.

BHappy image It’s not always Huddersfield, but it does tend to be Huddersfield quite a lot.  The notorious end-of-season calamity under Beppe Sannino was worse than this, except that it probably mattered less.  Then there was an incongruous defeat in West Yorkshire during our promotion season when Miguel Layún got rinsed on his debut and promotion felt less than a done deal.  And then there was this one  almost exactly seventeen years ago;  the nadir of the collapse of GT’s last season afforded appropriate disdain by my co-editor who had the good sense not to come up from Hastings on this occasion.  Him and a good number of others, the nominal and now traditional 20k gate including a good number present in Season Ticket but not in body.

FranIf the first Huddersfield goal had been scrappy, the second was a horror show.  The Watford defence appeared to stop playing as Holebas allowed Quaner to escape and deliver a low cross which flew across the goal to Mooy who had the easy task of tapping it home.  In the Rookery, we were looking at each other in disbelief at what we had just seen.

Tales from the VicarageSorry there has been a error, why on earth would you want to relive that.   Enjoy your Sunday, forget about that performance please.

The Hornets NestI don’t feel like today I should dedicate a huge amount of my time to writing this blog after such an unprofessional performance yesterday. The game I saw doesn’t deserve any of my time to be frank, as I have plenty of other things to be getting on with. A performance that saw us concede four to a team who haven’t scored away from home since the start of the season, and see us go down to ten men for the third game in a row.


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16th December 2013- Gianfranco Zola resigns as Watford head coach

BBC Sport: The 47-year-old Italian arrived at Vicarage Road in July 2012 and led them to the Championship play-off final last season, losing to Crystal Palace 1-0.

The Guardian: Gianfranco Zola made the decision to resign as manager of Watford on Monday “in the best interests of the team”.

Watford Observer: The club statement reads: “It is with great sadness that the board of Watford Football Club has accepted the resignation of head coach Gianfranco Zola.

Watford Observer: Reaction to Gianfranco Zola’s resignation as Watford head coach

Daily Telegraph, 17 Nov 2013
Evening Standard, 17 Dec 2013

16th December 2000- New Division One, Watford 3 West Bromwich Albion 3

BSAD report

As the two sets of fans passed each other on Occupation Road afterwards, they summed up the whole thing far better than I ever could. Watford supporters looked back upon the events of the last five minutes, threw hands up in demonstrative frustration, and wailed “Oh, if only Mooney had buried that header…”. Their West Brom counterparts also reflected on the same five minutes, looked to the sky in disbelief, and howled “Oh, if only Sneekes had taken that chance in injury time…”.

16th December 1997- FA Cup Second Round Replay, Watford 2 Torquay United 1 (After Extra Time)



16th December 1995- New Division One, Watford 3 Tranmere Rovers 0

God, we needed a win like this so badly. We hadn’t won at home since thumping Stoke and the patience of some sections of the fans was clearly running out. Vastly improved performances at Millwall and Birmingham had indicated that our fortunes were changing but we had to start making it count before Christmas.