Watford Stuff On Sale Outside Hertfordshire

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Clive_ofthe_Kremlin, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    You never, ever used to see Watford stuff on sale in other towns.

    Not even in the London tourist tat shops. We didn't even reach that far. ManU, L'pool, Chelsea, Spuds, Arsenal, West Ham etc. - plenty. Hornetware - nothing. Absent.

    When I was in Oxford the other day walking through the shopping centre, what should be on sale - right in prime position front and centre? The Watford FC Annual! I was thrilled. I didn't even know we had an annual.

    Anyway, it seems clear that we are now NATIONAL rather than local, like we used to be.

    Proper big time Charlies.
  2. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Oxford United also play in yellow - you sure you didn't mix them up?
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  3. Vicarage Road

    Vicarage Road Reservist

    I was at Loughborough market the other day, one trader was selling some hideous club badges engraved in stone, I think intended for the garden. Taking pride and place alongside Arsenal, Liverpool,Chelsea,Man u & Barcelona was our moose. I gave the missus a little nudge, she could see the emotion on my face. One of the proudest moments of my life.
  4. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Afraid to say it isn’t international yet.

    The street child selling handwoven bracelets in down town Karon Beach, Phuket only had Leeds, Notts Forest, Newcastle and the usual top 6 teams. I’m too tight to pay her the outrageous 20 Baht she wants to hand make a Watford one
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  5. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    More than twenty years ago I was going through Doncaster market and there was a stall selling framed aerial photographs of football stadiums. On display next to Elland Road and Old Trafford was Vicarage Road. So I bought it. I asked if he had one of Belle Vue - and of course he didnt. Only did the top two divisions!
  6. sexyfootball

    sexyfootball Academy Graduate

    I bought a WFC calendar in a shopping centre in Bristol. Choices were Man Utd, Liverpool, Watford or Barcelona. Loads left on the shelf as the local people here don’t use calendars as they have a farming cycle system based on using their 12 fingers.
  7. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Lovingly hand-crafted WFC stuff for 50p? Get back there!
  8. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Think she had one with a snake on it.

    I could buy that as a present to give to Silva and hand it to him at the game to wear next to his massive watch
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  9. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    It would be nice to walk into a JJB Sports in any city and see a yellow hornets shirt hanging pride and place next to a Man Utd top.

    Maybe next season when we win the Premiership title then do the lucrative treble the season after.
  10. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Burton Albion do too.
  11. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    I'm sure that wasn't as glamorous as it sounds
  12. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I remember talking to a stallholder in Bovvie Market when I bought my son a previous season's top (I *think* it was the "Le Coq Sportif" one) and him explaining to me that he was the only one, other than the Hornets Shop, allowed to sell 'fishal* Watford merchandise.

    *A word not frequently used in conjunction with anything bought from Bovvie.
  13. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    I knew we made it when the Woolworths (where McDonalds is now ) in Watford had WFC shirts in the window.

    That was the season we go to the FA Cup final though -1984.
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  14. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Football badge towels on sale on Snorbens market - Liverpool, the Manchestets, Spurs, Arsenal but no sign of Watford last time I looked.

    You might think that our fame doesn't travel 8 miles in this direction, but the excellent Flagship Wines stock a good NZ Hornets sauvignon blanc complete with Watford badge on the label. Apparemtly the winemaker is an expat with excellent taste
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  15. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Wine from a bottle with a crew cap? You ghastly little prole.
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  16. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Dinosaur! Metal and plastic are consistent in quality, cork isn't. Though I'll drink both (the wine, not the closures).

    Cue vigorous and ill-tempered debate.....
  17. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I know, I know I just can't bring myself to drink wine out of a bottle with a screw cap (any wine, port or sherry).

    I'm a materials engineer by trade and I know this. I teach this. I correct students/lay people on doubting this but...
  18. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    I saw the WFC annual calendar in Rugby the other day. However there was a scummers one.
  19. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Try it from a nice glass rather than just glugging it from the bottle. Worked for me.
  20. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    You’d have to bring back JJB Sports first...
  21. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    But it's one of the strictly enforced regulations of Croxley Park's Outdoor Wine Appreciation Guild.
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  22. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Blimey, talk about cutting your nose to spite your face.

    So you are unable to drink almost all New World wines then? Certainly at the lower to middle end of price.

    I spent a month in NZ, drank some superb SB and PN, and never used a corkscrew once.

    Life's too short for daft principles like this!!
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  23. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I know. My insanity goes even further.

    Before getting "doctored" for a summer I was the manager of a Thresher's Wine Shop. Don't be fooled - Thresher's (AKA Whitbread) took their brand image and staff (management) product knowledge very seriously (e.g. I had a weekly budget of around £100 for staff/customer tastings) and I was sent to lots of "events/tastings/courses". The one that really stuck in my brain was at the Mexican Embassy where they were pushing to expand their wine trade (really, really good spicy, woody reds) a tie-up with TetraPak as this was ideal solution for storing wine. The cartons were internally coated with a variety of low, medium ad high density polypropylenes (and exceptionally inert polymer) that they had *fixed* the problem of oxygen diffusion into the product - the only way you would effect the wine would be by boiling the carton up to above 170 oC and causing the polymer blend to melt exposing the paper/foil support.

    And all because the chief taster/blender* of Moët & Chandon** in Rheims gave me an almighty bollocking for opening a bottle of wine at lunch with "pop".

    *Who smoked Gauloise disc bleu sans filtre constantly.

    **A champagne that tastes consistently the same and is a blend of up to 60 different wines.
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  24. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    So what they say about Thailand is true? Sure she's not a bit "ambivalent"?
  25. Mazzereth

    Mazzereth Academy Graduate

    Handmade wooden Watford coaster, at a craft fair, Tewkesbury, 2010.
  26. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I've just remembered that in Split we saw a set of wooden Russian dolls with Troy's name on the back of his Watford kit. And that was in our Championship days.

    Hajduk or Hornets? Tough choice for Splittites
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  27. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    That "Middle Ages House/shop" in front of the Abbey is one of the most interesting things I've ever visited.
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  28. fan

    fan slow toaster

    when i lived in a canada a shop in new westminster (just outside vancouver) had 7 watford mugs on sale (no other football teams). i bought one, so i assume 10 years on that 6 still remain.
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  29. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    I once spent part of an evening drinking wine from a plastic watering can. It had originally been decanted from one of those 4 litre cardboard boxes with one of those silver packets inside. What the Australians would refer to as 'goon', if I'm not mistaken. I was in Dublin at the time. The bouquet was positively intriguing.
  30. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Get another watering can and wine box and take them round to Bwood for a convivial evening
  31. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Will you be bringing the canapés? Remember a combination of styles - ones to cleanse the palate, some to compliment the wines and some to eat with a wooden-chipfork.
  32. Klein Lust

    Klein Lust Academy Graduate

    In Bangor North Wales.

    When our sponsor was Phones4U, about 15-20 years ago?? I was at a JJB sports or whatever it was called and looking through the jersey rack. Mostly Liverpool Everton and Man U, but in amongst them one white Watford away top and a green goalkeeper one, both reduced. The away top was XL and I'm average size, but I bought it coz it was about a fiver. My wife made a pillow case out of it, like the old awful @Kit Toshiba top, which just reminds me of the sh@tHouse Vialli.

    Since then, not a sniff of any kinda WFC stuff for sale on the high street up here.
  33. Eastcoastorn

    Eastcoastorn First Year Pro

    I saw a Book of Watford book in an antique shop in Thorpeness so I had to buy it.
  34. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    That white away shirt is my all time favourite - and that comes from someone who doesn't give a flying fig about how good or bad our shirts are.
    Think it's the only away shirt I've ever owned.
  35. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Just a heads up from CPOWAG - I saw that Lidl has got its delightful Toakj Furmint in and two Canadian "ice-wines" that would be a perfect compliment to Xmas pud - it's really odd that for all our love of sweet-sugary things, us Brits have never picked up the habit of dessert wines.
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