Tag: Oct4

4th October 1997-New Division Two, Luton Town 0 Watford 4


BSAD imageBSAD report:It’s having to start to write reports like this which make you long for a word which can reproduce the sound which those present in the Oak Road End at Kenilworth Road made on Saturday 4th October 1997 after Peter Kennedy slammed home our fourth goal.

BSAD image BSAD report:In a twinkling of an eye, the past ten years was forgotten, consigned to the history books as meaningless statistics on a page. All of a sudden what mattered was Luton on an October afternoon and a mighty Watford team.

100 greatest100 Greatest Watford wins- No.9: Apart from an Anglo-Italian Cup win over the Hatters in 1993, it had been ten years, five months and thirteen days since Watford had got the better of their rivals in a league game.

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4th October 1994- League Cup Second Round Second Leg, Tottenham Hotspur 2 Watford 3 (Tottenham won 8-6 on aggregate)

BSAD imageWatford led another remarkable match three times and were always on the brink of opening up the crucial two-goal lead, at which point it felt like anything could happen. In many ways, that sense of anticipation made a mere 3-2 at White Hart Lane feel like something of an anticlimax. Had Ian Walker been sent off and Gary Porter not missed that first leg penalty, a comeback really would’ve been on the cards.


4th October 1978-League Cup Third Round, Manchester United 1 Watford 2


BSAD image BSAD report:Having spent the last decade or so in the cathedral-like calm of Vicarage Road I was unprepared for the sheer volume that 45,000 screaming Mancs could achieve.

100 greatest100 Greatest Watford wins- No.5: This was the cup upset that made the football world sit up and take notice of Elton John. Suddenly they could see that there was more to the rock star than flamboyant clothes and outrageous glasses and, if anyone still had any doubts, his ownership of the club was not a gimmick.

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