Tag: UEFA Cup

2nd November 1983-UEFA Cup Second Round Second Leg, Levski Spartak Sofia 1 Watford 3 (After Extra Time, Watford win 4-2 on aggregate)

100 greatest100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.3: Watford had blown their chance in the first leg at Vicarage Road. Graham Taylor had said before that match that they would need to take a two-goal lead with them to Bulgaria if they were to have any chance. After a 1-1 draw, the manager subtly qualified that statement, insisting that Watford could score in Sofia. The question was whether they could do enough.

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More games from 2nd November at https://oldwatford.com/tag/nov2

28th September 1983, UEFA Cup First Round Second Leg, Watford 3 Kaiserslautern 0 (Watford won 4-3 on aggregate)

Extensive highlights with familiar graphics and foreign commentary.

Short highlights with commentary from John Motson

BSAD imageBSAD report: This, like those other Special Watford Nights, was something else. A thing of beauty, a joy forever!

100 greatest100 Greatest Watford wins- No.7: A fortnight earlier, Watford’s introduction to European football had brought a mild sense of disappointment. The team bore little resemblance to the one that qualified for the Uefa Cup. Luther Blissett, Ross Jenkins and Gerry Armstrong had all gone. Pat Rice’s legs had gone. Ian Bolton was not the same player he had been.  Graham Taylor had no choice but to throw teenagers in at the deep end. The likes of Charlie Palmer, Richard Jobson and Gilligan played in West Germany.

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Taken from the programme on 19th October 1983-UEFA Cup Second Round First Leg, Watford 1 Levski Spartak Sofia 1

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Taken from the programme on 18th August 2001-New Division One, Watford 3 Rotherham United 2

Taken from 28th September 2013-Championship, Watford 1 Wigan Athletic 0 programme

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More games from 28th September at https://oldwatford.com/tag/sep28/