Tag: Jul12

12th July 2014- Friendly, Rubin Kazan 0 Watford 0 (played at Bad Bleiberg, Austria)

Watford held to 0-0 draw by Rubin Kazan in Austria pre-season friendly

The Rubin Kazan team lined up wearing the highest numbers that I have ever seen in a football match.  As the captains met for the pre-match formalities, which included swapping pennants, the referee was heard to ask if there was a spare pennant for him.  Deeney dutifully went back to the Watford staff to relay the referee’s request.

12th July 2005- Jimmy Davis Memorial Match, Redditch United 0 Watford 3

6th August 2005- Championship, Watford 1 Preston North End 2

As the game closes, Jimmy Davis’ family and friends congregate around a presentation table. The Brummie wearing a Watford shirt who said hello on the way in turns out to be Jimmy’s mate, the guy responsible for arranging this tribute match. Cyrille Regis has showed up too – he always looked as big as a house on the telly, but is much slighter and shorter than he is in my mind’s eye. He awards a grinning Junior the man of the match award, and then steps aside for Danny Webber to present medals and the trophy to his erstwhile teammates.