Tag: Mar15

15th March 2008- Championship, Watford 0 Stoke City 0

Darius Henderson failed to convert a penalty for the second time in a week as Watford played out a sixth consecutive draw.

The red card shown to the Watford captain, John Eustace, in the 22nd minute for a high tackle on Richard Cresswell appeared to be the right decision but, if the player is to believed, there was no malice intended and he was dismissed for a mere miscalculation of timing. It was particularly hard for Eustace to take as he was playing against his former side for the first time since he left the Britannia Stadium in January.

Full marks to the Stokies for their vocal disdain of Eustace’s dismissal, and to Don Fraser for his “come up here Styles and we’ll show you what contact is” shout of the day.

The two major incidents aside, Watford could, and perhaps should have won this game. The Stoke stats of zero shots on target and zero shots off-target tell their own story, and the increasing number of tantrums and hissy-fits from Ricardo Fuller tell you all you need to know about the performance of the Watford defence (or of course further evidence of his suspect temperament).

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15th March 2005- Championship, Watford 2 Leicester City 2

Jay De Merit had put Watford ahead, heading home a free-kick, before Danny Webber scored a penalty after Nikos Dabizas fouled Heidar Helguson.

Ray Lewington shuffled his depleted deck of cards, still missing its ace of spades as far as the current situation goes in Sean Dyche, and also without the suspended Bryjar Gunnarsson, and came up with a 4-4-2 formation with four changes in personnel from the QPR game. Jack Smith came in for the hapless Jermaine Darlington. Lloyd Doyley returned to the fray, along with Danny Webber and Neal Ardley and we settled down to see what Watford were made of.

15th March 1997-New Division Two, Watford 1 Walsall 0

BSAD imageBSAD report: With Keith Scott back at Norwich and Devon White back at Notts County, we have only Gifton Noel-Williams available to play the conventional centre forward role. And even Gifton’s not really that conventional (plus he’s only seventeen and deserves some time and patience to adapt to senior football). So, after all last season’s finger-pointing over Glenn Roeder’s inability to bring strikers to Watford, we’re back to playing short-arses up front – on this occasion, it was Tommy Mooney and Kevin Phillips.

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