Tag: Geoff Smith

7th September 1997- New Division Two, Watford 2 Wycombe Wanderers 1

The game was played 24 hours after the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales where Elton John had performed a reworked version of ‘Candle in the Wind’. He came to the game and was given a standing ovation before kick-off.

BSAD report: There’s been a lot of talk about “putting football in perspective” during recent days, most of it well-intentioned but misguided. I doubt if any of us have so many moments of unbridled joy in our lives that we can afford to pick and choose – those occasional flash-gun instants of ecstasy that football can produce amid the monotony are not devalued by context.

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Taken from the programme on 16th September 1997- League Cup Second Round First Leg, Watford 1 Sheffield United 1

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