Tag: May11

11th May 2008- Championship Playoff Semi-Final First Leg, Watford 0 Hull City 2

I haven’t done any research but I imagine we must have set a record of being the only club to ever achieve our lowest league attendance of the season at the first leg of a playoff.  Just 14,713 turned up.

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BBC SportGoals from veteran pair Nicky Barmby and Dean Windass put Hull within sight of the Championship play-off final.  Watford had a goal harshly disallowed in the fourth minute and fell behind shortly after when Fraizer Campbell set up Barmby to sidefoot home.

skyTo make matters worse for Adrian Boothroyd’s men, skipper John Eustace was given a straight red card after a second-half scuffle.

BHappy image Yes, okay, so we lost.  And we can’t defend.  And, well, Dean Windass.  But that was rather fun wasn’t it? 

 

11th May 1991- Division Two, Watford 2 Bristol City 3

English Division Two (old) Table »
Barnsley 1-0 Middlesbrough
Brighton and Hove A 2-1 Ipswich Town
Bristol Rovers 1-1 West Bromwich Albion
Leicester City 1-0 Oxford United
Millwall 2-1 Blackburn Rovers
Newcastle United 1-2 Hull City
Oldham Athletic 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday
Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Charlton Athletic
Port Vale 3-1 Swindon Town
Watford 2-3 Bristol City
West Ham United 1-2 Notts County
Wolverhampton Wndrs 3-1 Portsmouth

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11th May 1985- Division One, Tottenham Hotspur 1 Watford 5

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100 greatest100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.33: May 1985 was the bleakest month in the history of English football and so it was particularly poignant that Watford, a club that symbolised everything that could be good, positive and fun about the game, were having a great time on the pitch.  Watford won 5-1 at White Hart Lane playing bold, exciting football but their achievement was completely overshadowed by a tragedy at Bradford City. An old wooden stand caught fire and 56 people died. Later that month there was violence, and more deaths, at the European Cup final at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels. Football grounds were not all safe, welcoming places for supporters and the English game had serious problems.

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