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4th November 2023- Championship, Huddersfield Town 0 Watford 0


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BBC: The draw – the first between the sides in 17 meetings – means their league positions stay unchanged, with the Terriers 21st and Watford 16th.

Sky: In a game short of clear-cut opportunities, Yaser Asprilla and Matty Pearson came closest for either side, on an otherwise comfortable afternoon for both goalkeepers.

Watford Observer: RECAP: Huddersfield 0 Watford 0

Passing without purpose and loitering without intent

‘At some point we have to do something, we have to shoot’ – Ismael on bore draw

Why was the balance between trying to win and not losing so wrong?

Hoedt accepts Hornets didn’t move the ball quickly enough

BHappy: What follows is, without wishing to be unduly melodramatic, quite possibly the worst game of competitive football that I’ve ever seen (that’s now 1300 Watford games and counting – yes I’m a bit sad, sue me).  Not “worst” in terms of a low level of competence, although heaven knows this was, generously, unremarkable in that regard.  Nor the worst in terms of the overall experience;  we’ve all been at games sat in the rain rather than watching from beneath a roof, harassed by locals or stewards or sat near complete scumbags rather than just vaguely boisterous lads looking for a way to keep themselves entertained. But it terms of entertainment this was completely appalling.

Fran’s Watford Blog: It had been a strange game.  The second half was better than the first, but that isn’t saying much, and the overriding impression was that neither team wanted to lose.  This meant that Huddersfield were happy mostly to sit back and defend.  The Hornets had the vast majority of the play but were very cagey, playing around at the back and shooting from distance when a few more runs at the Huddersfield defence could well have paid dividends.  Watford certainly had the better of the chances, but they were few and far between and the travelling Hornets were not impressed.  At the end of the game Hoedt was the first over to us to give his shirt to a fan.  He was greeted with boos and looked less than impressed at the reception.  Interestingly, King Ken was the last to come over to applaud us and give away his shirt.  He was greeted with cheers.  Maybe the boo boys had left at this point, but I was glad that he got a good reception.


4th November 2020- Championship, Watford 3 Stoke City 2


Post Match

In a very uncertain world, fans can head into the latest lockdown with at least a degree of confidence that their beloved team is getting back on track.

Live updates from Watford’s match with Stoke City

Ismaila Sarr scores late on as Watford beat Stoke City

Vladimir Ivic has not seen replay of Watford goal against Stoke

Watford players assessed after beating Stoke City

Stoke City boss Michael O’Neill ‘aggrieved’ by controversial Watford goal

Vladimir Ivic praised Watford after ‘very important’ win over Stoke City

Ken Sema claims Watford are ‘back’ after beating Stoke City

Tom Cleverley claims controversial Watford equaliser against Stoke City

A controversial equaliser shrouded in mystery helped Watford beat Stoke 3-2 at Vicarage Road, where Ismaila Sarr scored the winner in stoppage time.

Stoke were given early impetus when Steven Fletcher converted Nick Powell’s low cross. But Watford drew level when Tom Cleverley’s shot was judged to have crossed the line after being tipped on to the bar by keeper Angus Gunn, who was himself then barged over the line by Joao Pedro after gathering the bouncing ball.

For the second successive home game there was late, late drama at Vicarage Road, with the Hornets happily coming out on top this time round.

4th November 2006- Premier League, Watford 2 Middlesbrough 0

Sunday Telegraph, 5 Nov 2006
Independent, 5 Nov 2006
Sunday Mirror, 5 Nov 2006

Watford took advantage of some woeful defending from Middlesbrough to secure their first league win of the season.

Today’s one-word match report is: sting.


4th November 1997- New Division Two, Southend United 0 Watford 3

Evening Standard, 5 Nov 1997

As I sat alone on the beach at 6-30 PM in pitch darkness eating my fish and chips, I did briefly wonder what the hell I was doing in a near deserted seaside town in the freezing cold on a weeknight. That question was answered over the next couple of hours as the Hornets produced a magnificent display that sent the considerable travelling contingent into raptures and increased the pressure on the beleaguered Alvin Martin.

4th November 1995- New Division One, Watford 2 Southend United 2

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BSAD imageBSAD report: This was a critical game. At last able to field a side that bears some relation to the one we’d like to see, we needed to get back on the right track. Shame, then, that the good people of Watford couldn’t be bothered to turn up and support their team. Seven thousand seems a bit optimistic to me – there were huge gaps in the North and South stands and for periods of the match we were actually outsung by Southend. It’s difficult to see how we can persuade the players to make an effort when the town obviously doesn’t give a toss anymore.

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