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6th November 2004-Championship, Watford 2 Derby County 2

BSAD imageBSAD report:I don’t know how many words there are in Icelandic for goal, but there must be quite a few for determination.

BSAD imageBSAD report:Unfortunately, my battle to scribble notes in a straight line in the rapidly failing light meant that I was looking down at my pad when Derby scored the equaliser, so I can’t tell you how it happened, except that it was, I think, Ian Taylor, from a rebound.

BSAD imageBSAD report: The man next to me by Richard Scrimshaw

BBC image report by a Derby fan



20th December 2003- New Division One, Watford 1 Stoke City 3

Ade Akinbiyi scored twice to help Stoke complete a superb comeback at Watford. Heidar Helguson had put the Hornets ahead as early as the fourth minute, but on-loan defender Gerry Taggart levelled just 11 minutes later with a firm header.

Good taste precludes me from attempting to compare it with the worst of this and other managers’ reigns, but we can’t have seen much worse for a while, especially given the importance of the fixture and, no offence, the quality of the opponents. As we’ve discovered in recent weeks, victories can turn into draws and draws can turn into defeats by the merest playful twist of fate. Results are fragile things, easily changed by accident as well as design. None of that applies here, though. Stoke didn’t need a late goal. We were beaten, and by a margin that ought to embarrass us into a considerable and immediate improvement.

With five minutes to go, we decided we’d seen enough. “When did you last leave the game before the final whistle?” I asked a twenty-year season ticket holder as we walked back to the car. “Can’t remember – a long time ago,” came the sullen reply.


10th March 2001- New Division One, Watford 4 Norwich City 1

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BSAD imageBSAD report: Wherever you look, smiles as wide as the margin of victory. Which was very wide indeed.

BBC SportWatford fought back from an early setback to end a lean run with only their second victory in seven games, as Norwich crumbled to defeat.

Independent, 11 Mar 2001
Daily Mirror, 12 Mar 2001
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13th September 2005-Championship, Watford 2 Norwich City 1