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26th April 1997- New Division Two, Watford 0 Bury 0 and Elton returns as Chairman

Before the game it was announced that Elton John was returning as Watford chairman and a consortium of businessmen including Elton was buying Jack Petchey’s shares in the club.

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BSAD image The end of a best-forgotten era. If the announcement of the takeover of Watford Football Club before the game brings new hope to supporters, then the match itself was a stark reminder of how much work remains to be done. Elton’s return, along with the presentation of the ‘player of the season’ award to Kevin Miller just seconds before kick-off and the obvious need for three points, gave the pre-match atmosphere a distinctly surreal air of expectation and celebration. By the end of the first half, it was flat as a steam-rollered hedgehog – such are the sedative powers of our brand of football…

Sunday Telegraph, 27 Apr 1997
Observer, 27 Apr 1997
Independent on Sunday, 27 Apr 1997
Independent, 28 Apr 1997

English Division TwoTable ยป
Blackpool3-2Bristol Rovers
Bristol City3-1Plymouth Argyle
Crewe Alexandra1-2Chesterfield
Notts County1-1Burnley
Peterborough United0-1Luton Town
Rotherham United0-2York City
Shrewsbury Town0-2Preston North End
Stockport County2-1Wycombe Wanderers
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2nd May 1992- Division Two, Watford 5 Bristol City 2

Luther Blissett came on as a sub for his 503rd and final competitive Watford appearance. He marked the occasion by scoring his 148th goal. Both are club records. The game was also notable as Bristol City had three players sent off in three minutes including former Hornet Wayne Allison.

18th September 1999-Premier League, Watford 1 Chelsea 0