'99 season promotion...

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by PotGuy, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. PotGuy

    PotGuy Forum Fetishist

    Didn't we win 11 of our last 12 games to reach the Play Offs and get promoted?
     
  2. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    'kin brilliant season that was, I will never forget that Tranmere game where it all started.
     
  3. touching cloth

    touching cloth Forum Gynocologyst

    Port Vale away stands out for me for some reason, and the bundled in goal at Barnsley in the sunshine
     
  4. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Mooney's diving header that missed his head but went in off his back! I remember it all so clearly..
     
  5. UHORNS

    UHORNS V-Bookie

    Only been to Vale once,was that when Robbo smashed thats lads leg to pieces?
     
  6. 20/20 Vision

    20/20 Vision Reservist

    I've only been to Vale once. Ace striker Trevor Senior scored. You don't forget a one-off like that.
     
  7. UHORNS

    UHORNS V-Bookie

    Have just been digging around and came up with these from that season.
    Some interesting reads.

    http://www.bsad.org/9899/reports/

    Oh and in answering my own question,yes that was the game.
     
  8. orns4life

    orns4life Squad Player

    and getting to Wembley with the most epic penalty shoot-out I've ever seen at St. Andrews.
     
  9. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Was talking about this the other day. Port Vale away is my favourite ever away game. Everywhere from Stoke station to the ground was full of Watford and pubs were spilling out onto the streets.

    In the ground was like a european ultras experience. We didn't stop singing even when we went 1-0 down and you just knew we were going to win.

    Launched myself about 4 rows forward when we scored the winner.
     
  10. Wazza

    Wazza Superstar Radio DJ

    Didnt Mooney score something like 7 in 10 on that run?
     
  11. Warrington Hornet

    Warrington Hornet Reservist

    One of my favourite's too!

    The atmosphere that night was superb and the late winner made it even better.

    On the downside, my car got broken into on my drive back in Warrington about 5 minutes after I got home!!!
     
  12. UHORNS

    UHORNS V-Bookie

    Gutted that I don't have that seasons review,have a lot of sh1t seasons but not that one!!
     
  13. I thought that season had died on it's backside after the appalling displays against Oxford and Bury. From Tranmere on we were incredible. The display against Bolton in the league where we won 2-0 could have been 5 or 6.
     
  14. 99mph

    99mph 4th Prediction league 2011/12

  15. WFC SAM

    WFC SAM First Year Pro

    How many points did we get in that season?
     
  16. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    77.....
     
  17. WFC SAM

    WFC SAM First Year Pro

    That's like the average for the play-offs.
     
  18. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    From what I remember it was a pretty tough run-in too with wins at Birmingham plus beating Bolton twice.
     
  19. RussWatford

    RussWatford Reservist

    Had 4 points more at this point than we do now... don't think it's going to happen to be honest.
     
  20. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Possibly my fav Watford game of all time. That and the 2-2 draw against Port Vale when Gudmundsson scored 2 and I got soaked walking back to the car.

    P.s as a footnote to this, I'd say the 1998/99 season was my favourite so far as a Watford supporter. My first season I remember was 1989/90 so this is why I exclude the first Taylor spell.
     
  21. UHORNS

    UHORNS V-Bookie

    That season had some stand out away days,winning 4-1 at Bristol C and Swindon,the 2-1 win at Brum was superb,Port Vale and of course Barnsley.
    Those were the days when i'd go to every home game and about 75% of away games.The only way I could do that now is if them numbers come in tomorrow night.
     
  22. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Ha same here! I used to do most away days, but I also remember paying £4 to stand on a terrace at Stockport compared to paying £29 to get into Derby now.

    There is quite a poignant sign on the side of the Rous Stand quoting Sir Stanley Rous that says something along the lines of;

    'I do hope when I look back that football has become nothing more than a sport'.

    Unfortunately that hasn't happened and it is now a business/cash cow which is why I fear the better days in football have gone.
     
  23. Richard Johnson's first goal against Bristol City is still one of the best hit shots I've ever seen. Ridiculous
     
  24. tom bola

    tom bola Reservist

    Yeah same for me I would have been in my mid 20s back then then still living at home and most of my wages were spent on booze and footy. Great days.
     
  25. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    The most nerve racking penalty shoot-out I've ever listened to:badge:
     

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