Tag: Nigel Gibbs

8th February 2013- Championship, Watford 2 Crystal Palace 2

Almen Abdi put Watford into an early lead with a well-hit effort from just outside the area before Nathaniel Chalobah headed in the Hornets’ second.

Second-half goals from Peter Ramage and Kevin Phillips earned Crystal Palace a 2-2 draw at Watford in the Championship.

Ian Holloway called for the Football League to “close the loophole” that has allowed Gianfranco Zola to loan eight players from Udinese, who are also owned by the Pozzo Family, after watching his side battle back to claim a point in a pulsating game.

These are the games, my friends. Bursting with possibility…for disaster, for triumph, for all of the stuff in between. For finding out what you’re really made of. A clash between two cresting waves, unstoppable and inevitable; no time for caution or reserve, just a head-on collision at full pelt. For a club like ours, you only really get them when promotion is on the horizon: cup or league encounters with higher forces lack the same balance, relegation six-pointers lack the surging ambition. Not a game that was ever going to end goalless and sterile, this.

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26th September 2009- Championship, Reading 1 Watford 1

This was the first and only time we faced Brendan Rodgers’ Reading side.  He quit as Hornets boss in the summer to become the Royals manager just two weeks after saying that journalists who continually linked him with the Reading job were questioning his integrity.

Watford Observer‘No contact at all’ from Reading for Brendan Rodgers

He was sacked by Reading on 16th December 2009 when they were 20th.  Under his management they only won 5 league games.

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BBC SportReading’s wait for a home league win goes on after Danny Graham scored a second-half equaliser for Watford.  One ex-Watford player, Jobi McAnuff, set up another, Grzegorz Rasiak, to give Reading an early lead.

BHappy imageLook, we weren’t there, ok? So if you’re looking for insightful thunks you’d better look somewhere else; the reasons for non-attendance shall, as ever, remain private but it should go without saying that it was fairly heavy stuff.  I’m assuming that people will want to discuss the match anyway, so do so here if you really must.

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More games from 26th September at https://oldwatford.com/tag/sep26/