We were closer to pulling this off than the final scoreline ultimately suggests, and the half-hour during which we lead the game and the hosts were increasingly bricking it was the most enjoyable of the season. Unfortunately, we haven’t done “keep it tight” convincingly for a while.
BSAD report: Like us, Coventry came to enjoy themselves. Their last chance for an away win brought their fans out in force and they contributed fully to a tremendous pre-match atmosphere. Robert Page received his “Player of the Season” trophy to a huge ovation, and both he and Haig Oundjian paid tribute to the supporters who have done the club proud in recent months. Following a earth-shaking, immense “ELTON JOHN’S TAYLOR-MADE ARMY” session, the team emerged from the tunnel into bright May sunshine for its final Premiership appearance….
BSAD report: The word was that two men, not one, would be entering retirement at Vicarage Road and if young Martin Patching does quit the Football League now because of chronic physical damage there is no doubt that his last experience of it will furnish more pleasant memories than Bob Paisley took away from the final hour and a half of the most successful career any British club manager has ever known.
100 Greatest Watford wins- No.25: When the fixtures for Watford’s debut season in Division One were published no doubt many supporters scanned them, noted the final match and thought: ‘I hope we don’t need to beat Liverpool to stay up.’
More games from 14th May at https://oldwatford.com/tag/may14
We needed to beat Hull in our final game of the season to guarantee promotion.
The final table looked like this.