Tag: Nigel Gibbs

3 Aug 2002-Nigel Gibbs Testimonial, Watford 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1

 

BSAD imageBSAD report: We all needed this, I think.  A very Watford day, really. Much as the occasion was in honour of Nigel Gibbs, a very Watford person, the benefit was shared with typical generosity. Here, we brought a traumatic summer to an end, we thumped the full stop key to halt a particularly complicated, grammatically-chaotic sentence. And it felt, well, all right again.

21st April 2002- New Division One, Watford 2 Gillingham 3

Nigel Gibbs final Watford appearance and Gianluca Vialli’s last programme notes.

Scan 9Scan 10Scan 11Scan 12Scan 13Scan 14Scan 15Scan 16Scan 17Scan 18Scan 19Scan 20Scan 21Scan 22Scan 23Scan 24Scan 25Scan 26Scan 27Scan 28Scan 29Scan 30Scan 31Scan 32Scan 33Scan 34Scan 35Scan 36Scan 37Scan 38Screen Shot 2018-04-21 at 10.35.48Scan 39Screen Shot 2018-04-21 at 10.36.09Scan 40Screen Shot 2018-04-21 at 10.35.14

BSAD imageBSAD report: One final first team outing for Nigel Gibbs – applauded on arrival by everyone in the ground, including the Gillingham players – was worth the price of admission alone, even if he was required to spend ten minutes looking awkwardly out of place at left back. A broad grin on hitting a pass so firmly that even Anthony McNamee couldn’t catch up with it betrayed his enjoyment of the occasion, and it was an enjoyment widely shared. Nigel Gibbs has been a great player for Watford Football Club for twenty years. There need be no further explanation.

Screen Shot 2018-04-21 at 10.51.34Screen Shot 2018-04-21 at 10.50.59

27th November 2001-League Cup Fourth Round, Watford 3 Charlton Athletic 2 (After Extra Time)

BSAD image BSAD: Really, it’s impossible to capture it without immediately referring to an insane performance from Paul Robinson, who spent most of the first half stomping around to mark his territory on the left flank before leaving his kingdom to seek fulfilment of his schoolboy dream of being a dashing, swashbuckling goalscorer.

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-16-59-05 Gianluca Vialli’s stated love for the League Cup, which he won in 1998 while player-manager at Chelsea, has seemed out of touch now that it is fashionable to devalue the competition, but last night his Watford team produced a performance to reinvigorate its romantic side.

img_0219

screen-shot-2016-11-26-at-20-05-17