Watford FC - History Thread

Discussion in 'The Golden Years' started by Nuandy, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. We hate 48

    We hate 48 Reservist

    Whilst delving through my old programmes (and cuttings) tonight, partly to forget about the BMuff result today out i came across this and recalled it was kept because it had my dad and an 11 year old me-well half of my face-in the queue. Playing Man U in the cup-fantastic -now we play them and its no big deal. Appreciate this is in the "old geezers" thread and a bit self indulgent but because any hint of -look how far we have come- or we should be grateful to be in the top half of the first division-would be roundly booed in the match day thread however when i look back i can take losing a match like today because for a lot of my supporting years that happened a lot more than the highs.

    Dad and me 1969.png
     
  2. Bloke

    Bloke Reservist

    Is that Don Revie in the middle of the photo wearing a white polo neck? Bl00dy plastic!
     
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  3. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Great spot. I think that's Micky Quinn front left as well
     
  4. I think that's Vydra. 2/3 from the left in front of the wall ?
     
  5. vic-rijrode

    vic-rijrode First Year Pro

    I'm in that picture - I'm the one with the hair.
     
  6. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Hughie Green diagonally behind Don Revie, third from the left Johnny Williams both Against the wall!
    Right hand side behind the girl ? with the long hair Bobby Downes!
    Malky Mackay front row behind the chap with the glasses (collar up) two in front of the long haired girl!
     
  7. Delayed response, but, I think this is the picture used by the Echo to illustrate the story, or at least very similar.

    My memory of it is almost exactly this, only for some reason I thought he was leaning on a piano.
     
  8. goldpapaya

    goldpapaya Academy Graduate

    Tom Jones back row left, where dark part of wall turns light. Also Wayne Hennessy to the left of Don Revie.
     
  9. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    In this worrisome time of gloom, can no-one post something uplifting on 'The Golden Years' forum?
     
  10. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

  11. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

  12. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    There’s been some chat on another thread about the famous cup quarter final at Birmingham in 1984, but who remembers the bomb scare game less than two years later?
    The story was that all the First Division games that day received a bomb threat from the IRA but only at ours away to Birmingham was it taken seriously enough to evacuate the stadium during the match for it to be searched. Birmingham were in relegation trouble as ever and only 7,000 (!) were there. However it took some time and we all stood outside the away end for perhaps 40 minutes or so before filing back in for the match to resume once the all clear had been declared.
    The atmosphere was even weirder afterwards in what was quite a big stadium back then, but we went on to win 2-1 and I remember Luther scored one of our goals. It was certainly one of the stranger Watford games I’ve ever been to.
     
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  13. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

  14. Warrington Hornet

    Warrington Hornet Reservist

    Not been through all the pages to check, but found this picture of Vicarage Road before the Rookery was built. Vicarage Road Pre Rookery.jpg
     
  15. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I’ve never seen that (high quality) picture before. Would anyone have any idea roughly what year it would have been taken in?
     
  16. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

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