Tag: Wrexham

11th April 1998- New Division Two, Watford 1 Wrexham 0

The infamous GT ‘Deirdre Rachid’ programme notes.

Scan 37Scan 38Scan 39Scan 40Scan 41Scan 42Scan 43Scan 44Scan 45Scan 46Scan 47Scan 48Scan 49Screen Shot 2018-04-11 at 11.59.26Screen Shot 2018-04-11 at 11.59.43

Scan 50Scan 51Scan 52Scan 53Scan 54Scan 55Scan 56

BSAD imageMy thunder has been stolen.

Over three years, I have tried my very hardest to come up with bizarre and unexpected approaches to writing about twenty-two men and a lump of inflated cow. It hasn’t been easy but I’m deeply proud of some of my more adventurous detours from the point in hand (Exhibit A: “The Accordian Player”).

I have, however, been kidding myself. It has recently become clear that, when it comes to stretching metaphors to absurd lengths and littering otherwise lucid comment with utterly irrelevant drivel, I am just a humble apprentice. Graham Taylor is the master. (Exhibit B: “Deirdre Rachid”.) Lord help us if he ever decides to write his autobiography….

But such piss-taking shouldn’t hide the truth – Graham Taylor, increasingly wayward programme notes and all, has guided Watford Football Club to success yet again. We have so much to thank him for.

This long, long season is set for a joyful finale. To be honest, as someone who didn’t even predict us to make the playoffs, I could be more bothered about the Championship. Barring absolute catastrophe, we’ve achieved our aims. As “Clap Your Hands” have eloquently put it, “The title would be the cherry on the cake…but we want the cake first.”

English Division Two Table »
Brentford 0-2 Fulham
Burnley 1-0 Bristol City
Carlisle United 3-1 Oldham Athletic
Chesterfield 2-1 Northampton Town
Gillingham 2-1 Luton Town
Plymouth Argyle 3-1 Blackpool
Preston North End 1-0 Southend United
Walsall 2-0 Millwall
Watford 1-0 Wrexham
York City 0-1 Bournemouth

Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 16.15.42.png

 

12th October 1996- New Division Two, Watford 1 Wrexham 1

Scan 1Scan 2Scan 3Scan 4Scan 5Scan 6Scan 7Scan 8Scan 9Scan 10Scan 11Scan 12Scan 13Scan 14Scan 15Scan 16

BSAD imageBSAD report: It’s pretty obvious why we struggle at Vicarage Road. Apart from the occasional blinding bit of vision (Gary Penrice was the culprit in this game – totally letting the side down by actually looking up before passing the ball), we lack the intelligence to break down a massed defence. Most sides are going to come to Vicarage Road and be well satisfied with a point – to stop them achieving their objective, we have to learn how to play to our strengths. And we do have strengths, it’s just that we seem too bashful to admit it to ourselves.

Screen Shot 2018-10-09 at 19.34.05Screen Shot 2018-10-09 at 19.33.09

4th May 1982- Division Two, Watford 2 Wrexham 0

The game that saw us promoted to the top flight for the first time in our history.

100 greatest100 Greatest Watford wins- No.11: The clock said 9.26pm when the final whistle went.After 91 years, Watford could finally call themselves a First Division club.

Scan 48
Taken from the programme on 22nd April 1995- New Division One, Watford 1 Bristol City 0

English Division Two (old) Table »
Barnsley 0-2 Leicester City
Bolton Wanderers 3-2 Derby County
Cambridge United 1-0 Blackburn Rovers
Oldham Athletic 1-0 Charlton Athletic
Rotherham United 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday
Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Crystal Palace
Watford 2-0 Wrexham

Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 14.38.16.png