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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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More games from 1st September at https://oldwatford.com/tag/sep1/

31st March 2007- Premier League, Watford 0 Chelsea 1

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4753

For so long it seemed as though Chelsea’s challenge would founder at Vicarage Road after Watford battled manfully – and Kalou’s winner was a painful blow for the home team.

“You’re getting sacked in the summer,” chanted the home supporters as Mourinho paced up and down the touchline, unable to contain his frustration as Chelsea toiled against a spirited Watford side. Mourinho lost control of his emotions at one point in the second half; arguing with Boothroyd only to embrace the Watford manager later and share a joke. Abramovich appears in no mood to do likewise, even if he did manage to smile when Salomon Kalou struck.

The result leaves Watford needing a miracle, although Boothroyd has not thrown in the towel. ‘The other results haven’t helped us, but we shall try to finish the season as strongly as we can and see where it takes us,’ he said.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2007-03-31
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/premier-league/31-march-2007/

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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http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4356

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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