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9th January 1999- New Division One, Watford 0 Portsmouth 0

BSAD imageIf the season’s only previous goalless draw against Barnsley had more merits than the scoreline suggested, then this was your authentic “move along, there’s nothing to see here” stalemate. The least entertaining spectacle of the campaign so far by, ooh,¬†that¬†much and a flashback to what life in the First Division frequently used to be like for the Hornets prior to Graham Taylor’s return.

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7th September 1993-Division One, Watford 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

The England game Glenn Roeder refers to was England v Poland which Graham Taylor’s side won 3-0 at Wembley.  It was a vital win which meant qualification to the World Cup in the United States was still possible.  The following game saw England lose 2-0 away to the Netherlands that all but ended their hopes.

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18th September 1993- New Division One, Watford 3 Notts County 1

27th March 1982-Division Two, Watford 3 Bolton Wanderers 0

This was the first time we had ever topped the Second Division. Less than six months later we’d be top of the First.

After the game Graham Taylor commented about the atmosphere at Vicarage Road and said that if a team like Newcastle had been in our position the place would be electric and these comments were picked up by the press. Graham clarified his comments to the Watford Observer during the week saying in particular he’d been upset by some criticism from the home supporters of Steve Terry. He apologised both in his programme notes and on the pitch at the next home game against Crystal Palace.

Sunday People, 28 Mar 1982
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Watford Observer match report

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