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

The infamous GT ‘Deirdre Rachid’ programme notes.

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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 TwoTable ยป
Brentford0-2Fulham
Burnley1-0Bristol City
Carlisle United3-1Oldham Athletic
Chesterfield2-1Northampton Town
Gillingham2-1Luton Town
Plymouth Argyle3-1Blackpool
Preston North End1-0Southend United
Walsall2-0Millwall
Watford1-0Wrexham
York City0-1Bournemouth
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12th October 1996- New Division Two, Watford 1 Wrexham 1

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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.

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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.

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Guardian, 5 May 1982
Daily Telegraph, 5 May 1982
Daily Mirror, 5 May 1982
Evening Standard, 5 May 1982

Watford Observer match report

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