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6th May 2017- Premier League, Leicester City 3 Watford 0

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Watford Observer

RELIVE: Hornets throw in the towel as Leicester put three past Mazzarri’s men

More away misery for Watford following another defeat

Mazzarri cites footballing reasons for Deeney omission

Mazzarri: Margin of defeat doesn’t reflect how game went

RATINGS: Poor individual performances in King Power defeat

Doucoure frustrated by set-piece woes

BBC Sport Leicester City guaranteed their Premier League survival with a deserved home victory over struggling Watford.

sky Leicester maintained their perfect home record under Craig Shakespeare in the Premier League as they beat Watford 3-0 on Saturday.

Telegraph Walter Mazzarri’s future as Watford manager appears increasingly precarious and it is Craig Shakespeare who looks far more likely to be in the technical area next season.  A fifth successive away defeat without scoring will pile more pressure on Mazzarri, while his decision to drop Troy Deeney is unlikely to generate support with the majority of supporters.

Independent Leicester cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Watford to all-but seal Premier League safety.

guardian A year can be a long time in football. Twelve months after the 5,000-1 shots were crowned Premier League champions here, goals from Wilfred Ndidi, Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton secured a victory for Leicester that moved them into the top half of the table for the first time since September.

BHappy image There are days when it’s just a bad idea all round.  The great empty swathes of seats in the away end for what should be a popular trip – local-ish, easy to get to, against the League Champions to boot – suggested that plenty had had the same thought.  Dad nearly didn’t make it, Daughter 1 pondered whether she should forego the afternoon in favour of preparation for her forthcoming SATs.  Meanwhile the pre-match pub turned out to be closed;  we opted for an alternative next to the station, but beat a disorientated path from the pub in entirely the wrong direction until we sorted ourselves out.  Sometimes the world is trying to tell you something.

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-15-22-53 Well then…  Another away game and another defeat without the ‘Orns scoring a goal.  We now haven’t scored away from home since we beat Arsenal, back in January.

English Premier LeagueTable »
Bournemouth2-2Stoke City 
Burnley2-2West Bromwich Albion 
Hull City0-2Sunderland 
Leicester City3-0Watford 
Manchester City5-0Crystal Palace 
Swansea City1-0Everton
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6th May 2006- Championship Playoff Semi-Final First Leg, Crystal Palace 0 Watford 3

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BBC SportWatford scored three second-half goals to take a commanding lead into the second leg of their play-off tie.

Sunday Telegraph, 7 May 2006
Independent, 7 May 2006
Daily Telegraph, 8 May 2006
Mirror, 8 May 2006
Evening Standard, 8 May 2006

BSAD imageBSAD reports: It had to be Selhurst. Of all the places, it had to be Selhurst. Scene of so many humiliations, disappointments, and dreary fizzles over so many years. The place where Curcic and his ludicrous goatee cheated us out of a deserved win. Where Glenn Roeder’s tenure came to such a decisive end. Where our short trip to the Premiership found its nadir, hammered by a team that was eventually relegated with us. Where Wayne Brown once had a shot that not only went out for a throw, but a throw level with where he’d struck the ball.

I haven’t slept for a week. The ambivalent feelings that I’ve had all season about the prospect of Premiership football next year have disappeared and been replaced by an overwhelming desire to see this wonderful group of lads playing ‘where they should be’.

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6th May 2001- New Division One, Burnley 2 Watford 0

GT’s last game in charge of Watford.

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BSAD imageIt wasn’t supposed to end like this, was it? Not with a pretty comprehensive defeat against a side that is the very definition of the word “functional”. Not with ninth place, perching uncomfortably between the playoffs and the mid-table wastelands. Not with farewell waves and kisses in front of hundreds of rudely intruding Burnley fans, held back by a fragile line of police and stewards. Not with the bitterness and acrimony that surrounds the simultaneous departures of Messrs Jackett, Blissett and Walley.

Then again, it wasn’t supposed to end at all. Fairytales always conclude with “happily ever after”.

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To mark the occasion of Graham Taylor’s retirement all the Watford fan publications came together to produce a special fanzine paying tribute to our Greatest Manager.


6th May 2000- Premier League, Middlesbrough 1 Watford 1

This was the game where a big ‘We’re out of your league’ relegation party was held by the travelling Hornets supporters.

Sunday Telegraph, 7 May 2000
Guardian, 8 May 2000
Daily Telegraph, 8 May 2000

BSAD: This is our reality. We shouldn’t have to explain or justify it, and we’ve finally stopped trying. Which is perhaps why I was walking through Middlesbrough town centre on Saturday, accompanied by a bunch of freaks in shorts, wigs, hats, face (and beard) paint and t-shirts, playing kazoos and carrying Winnie the Pooh balloons. There were a few sarcastic comments…mostly, though, we were greeted with looks of comical bemusement.

BSAD: Slowly the faces were painted, the kazoos given out (we finally all worked out which end to blow them!), the balloons handed round and the yellow pages torn into tiny shreds of confetti! The police walked in – “Z Cars” on kazoos is a wonderful sound – and offered us an escort to the ground. By this time the pub was resounding to the sound of upwards of two hundred Hornets singing their hearts out with renditions of “EJ’s Taylor-made army”, “GT’s having a party” and a variety of others to numerous to mention here


6th May 1982- FA Youth Cup Final Second Leg, Watford 4 Manchester United 4 (After Extra Time, Watford won 7-6 on aggregate)

More games from 6th May at https://oldwatford.com/tag/may6


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