Tag: Elton John

1st September 2007-Championship, Watford 2 Ipswich Town 0

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guardianWatford do things differently. Appointing Aidy Boothroyd started it. He came untainted with failure and had his own ideas. After instant success and equally instant fall, their faith is undimmed. So is his. “I’m blessed for talent,” he said after victory put them top of the table for a few hours, “blessed now with five strikers.”

BHappy imageEarly goals are kinda handy in setting a positive tone… might have been a bit edgier otherwise.

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9th May 1999- New Division One, Watford 1 Grimsby Town 0

To ensure we made the playoffs we needed to beat Grimsby.

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BSAD imageBSAD report: Blindly indulged every superstition available. Lucky shave, lucky boxer shorts, lucky shirt (unwashed during April and May – one man’s disgusting laziness is another’s inspirational magic), lucky view over Watford on the train, lucky programme seller. Qualified virtually every sentence with the phrase “If we make the playoffs…”, for fear of tempting fate. Some of these things are clearly stupid, but this was not the time for taking chances. Everyone was in superstition overdrive, Watford had its fingers crossed.

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13th September 1997- New Division Two, Watford 2 Chesterfield 1

BSAD imageBSAD report: Perhaps it’s necessary to point out that any criticism of Watford players or management contained in this match report is mere tedious quibbling which is best ignored. Any Watford fan who hasn’t spent the weekend gazing contentedly at page 325 of CEEFAX or a Sunday paper casually left open at the league tables is clearly the kind of joyless urchin that helps to keep Ocean f***ing Colour b****** Scene out of the dole office.

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