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20th March 2021- Championship, Watford 3 Birmingham City 0

BBC Sport: Goals from Ken Sema, Nathaniel Chalobah and Andre Gray strengthened Watford’s Championship promotion charge as they saw off struggling Birmingham.

Sky Sports: It was a thoroughly-deserved victory for Xisco Munoz’s side, who made it five successive victories in the Championship.

BHappy: The headlines coming into this one related to the non-availability not only of Ismaïla Sarr but also of Philip Zinckernagel, both of whom picked up knocks at Rotherham in midweek.  Sarr’s absence ahead of a two week break no great surprise – a “minor” hamstring problem we’re advised.  Stepping back and considering the various options and realising that they were all pretty good limited any anxiety about the absence of perhaps our least replaceable weapon in Sarr, but it was still a bit of a surprise to see Isaac getting the nod.  Two years since his last League start which is remarkable in itself, perhaps only as remarkable as the fact that he’s clearly not out of last chances just yet.  As previously, I’m pleased about that… if he can mobilise his quality and physicality, pull the strings around the parcel a little tighter then we suddenly have a new £12million signing, as my brother pointed out at the outset.


20th March 1999- New Division One, Watford 0 Bury 0

If you want an indication of the loyalty of the Watford fans, it is that nine thousand people did actually choose to spend their money on this, a football match that had absolutely nothing to recommend it. That’s the club’s core support right there – after all, roughly the same number turned up to see us against Crewe and Stockport, back when we were a good bet for some breezy Saturday afternoon entertainment.


20th March 1990- Division Two, Watford 4 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 and Steve Harrison is sacked as Watford manager with Colin Lee being named Caretaker Manager until the end of the season.

Steve Harrison’s final programme notes. He was sacked just a few hours before the game kicked off.

Evening Standard, 20 Mar 1990
Daily Telegraph, 21 Mar 1990
Guardian, 21 Mar 1990
Evening Standard, 21 Mar 1990

The Boss Files: Steve Harrison

20th March 1985- Friendly, Hemel Hempstead 1 Watford 5

This game commemorated Hemel Hempstead’s centenary. Watford played less than 24 hours after beating Luton Town 3-0. Kenny Jackett, Jimmy Gilligan David Bardsley and Steve Terry took part in both games with the latter two playing the full 90 minutes of each.