Tag: Norwich City

12th April 2011- Championship, Watford 2 Norwich City 2

BHappy image For anyone worried that the season might fizzle out, a properly tasty game of football. Any mention of officials in the first thunk is inevitably followed by a tirade…but this is the exception, for Mr A Taylor’s contribution, while sometimes inconsistent and occasionally slightly bewildering, should be heartily applauded by all card-carrying members of the Campaign for Real Tackling.

BBC Sport Norwich’s automatic promotion push was dealt another blow as they were held to a draw at Watford.

sky  Norwich’s quest for promotion was dealt another blow after a 2-2 draw at Watford saw them slip out of the top two in the Championship.

English League Championship Table »
Barnsley 0-1 Queens Park Rangers
Derby County 2-1 Leeds United
Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Preston North End
Ipswich Town 3-3 Middlesbrough
Leicester City 1-1 Crystal Palace
Millwall 0-0 Bristol City
Nottingham Forest 2-0 Burnley
Portsmouth 0-3 Coventry City
Scunthorpe United 0-2 Reading
Sheffield United 0-2 Cardiff City
Swansea City 1-1 Hull City
Watford 2-2 Norwich City

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7th April 2001- New Division One, Watford 2 Crystal Palace 2

BSAD image As you’ll know, there’s only one channel worth watching on Saturday morning. It’s ITV, where Ant and Dec’s wonderfully entertaining “SM:TV” manages to be clever, childish and amusing, without slipping into the irritating smugness that spoils the vast majority of yoof TV. That said, anyone who didn’t do a bit of channel-flicking during the cartoons yesterday would’ve missed a classic Graham Taylor moment on the BBC’s (irritatingly smug) “Live & Kicking”….

A football quiz. Two youngsters – one, a fan of Arsenal; the other, a fan of Watford. It being the semi-final of whatever this thing is, there are messages for the contestants. For the Arsenal fan, David Seaman drones his way through a couple of sentences, looking as if someone’s holding a gun to his back. For the Watford fan, GT appears, animated and full of encouragement, with fist clenched and pumping – “Go on, Andrew! You can do it! Go on!”. He gives it some welly, in short.

Why? Because you know that he understands what the message will mean to its recipient. Because it might’ve taken five minutes from his busy schedule…but it’ll be remembered forever by that young lad and, therefore, it should be something that’s worth remembering. Because he’s Graham Taylor. And, more than anything else, you wonder how anyone ever found it in their heart to abuse and be so bloody rude to such a wonderful man.

Inevitably, the Watford fan wins by a country mile. Unfortunately, this isn’t an omen.

English Division One Table »
Fulham 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
Gillingham 4-3 Norwich City
Grimsby Town 3-1 Tranmere Rovers
Portsmouth 0-2 Nottingham Forest
Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Blackburn Rovers
Sheffield United 1-2 Barnsley
Stockport County 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Watford 2-2 Crystal Palace
Wimbledon 3-1 Birmingham City
Wolverhampton Wndrs 0-1 Huddersfield Town

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