Tag: Les Simmons

21st September 1996- New Division Two, Watford 0 Peterborough United 0

In his programme notes Kenny Jackett writes ‘I can’t remember a time when we’ve gone so long without drawing a game’. Fate was tempted to a record breaking degree. We naturally drew this game and by the end of the season had drawn 19 league games which remains a club record. This included 9 away draws in a row, a sequence never achieved before or since in either the Football or Premier League.

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BSAD report: This was a goalless draw. I could end the report there, really. I won’t, though, partly because I’m such a dedicated reporter and mainly because I’d have to find something interesting to watch on TV on a Sunday night (Heartbeat? I’d rather boil my own head).

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7th September 1996- New Division Two, Watford 1 Stockport County 0

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BSAD imageBSAD report:┬áThe first half was quite monstrously dull, so much so that I was reduced to reading the newspaper confetti underneath my seat. Very very VERY tedious. There was no lack of effort on the part of the players, merely an absence of constructive and incisive passing. In truth, Stockport had rather the better of the play – they never really threatened our goal and Kevin Miller didn’t have a testing save to make but they certainly enjoyed the majority of the possession, particularly at the start of the half.

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