Tag: Tony Coton

30th September 2001- New Division One, Watford 1 Preston North End 1

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BBC SportGianluca Vialli’s Watford extended their winless run to five games as they were held to a draw by Preston at Vicarage Road.

IndependentWatford’s stuttering start to the season continued as they were graciously handed a point by David Moyes’ Preston North End in a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road last night.

BSAD imageA founding member of the De Stijl movement, Piet Mondrian rejected the long-held idea that art should be a representation of the world. Instead, his paintings were constructions in their own right, comprised of strong black lines, precise right angles, and flat expanses of primary colour. Seeking the perfect composition from these most basic elements, Mondrian moved the blocks around the canvas until a balance was struck and the work was finished.

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Taken from the programme on 6th August 2005- Championship, Watford 1 Preston North End 2

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25th March 2000- Premier League, Watford 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0

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BSAD imageBSAD report: There are less than ten minutes left. Robbo’s receiving a pass and steaming down the left like an irate, stampeding wildebeest. He whacks a cross towards the penalty area, hitting a defender and winning a corner. His momentum takes him over the touchline and towards the Rookery, fists clenched and bellowing insanely to demand more support. Spurs are visibly rattled by our bruising assault, suddenly defending a draw rather than pursuing a victory.

In the stand that Robbo’s glaring at, we’re all on our feet. My vocal chords are taking more abuse, screaming encouragement. I’m bracing myself for the winner.

Take a freeze-frame of that moment. Think about it. We’re supposed to have accepted relegation, to feel humbled by the Premiership experience. Yet it takes only the slightest encouragement to flip the script entirely, to bring us back to life as this roaring, snarling beast of a team.

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