Wfc History links..

Discussion in 'The Golden Years' started by Stevohorn, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Academy Graduate

    Keith Mercer scored with his head if I remember correctly.
    In those days we didn't have VCR but I used to tape the commentary on my
    tape recorder. Sadly those old tapes have long since gone !!
     
  2. Yes 2-0 wasn't it ?
     
  3. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Academy Graduate

    Correct.

    I ask because near the end of the coverage on The Big Match the cameras panned into
    the Rookery End and I briefly saw myself on TV which was a big thing back then!.
     
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  4. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I’m usually pretty good with this stuff, but I don’t remember this game, or it being on The Big Match at all. It seems a strange choice of TV game but I suppose they were jumping on the bandwagon of Watford soaring away at the top of the 4th division at that time.
     
  5. Think G Plumley was in goal for NC and played a blinder which was why about a dozen years later I wasn't too concerned that he was going to play in goal for us in a SF.
     
  6. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Academy Graduate

    We were runaway leaders at the time under GT so an element of intrigue .
    Brentford away and Southend home and away also televised. And West Ham in
    the FA Cup which wasn't shown due to industrial action.
     
  7. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Not Brentford away. That was the following season, a 3-3 draw. The 77/78 game was a 3-0 midweek win early in the season when Sam Ellis single-handedly repelled a half-hearted pitch invasion by some Brentford schoolboys.
     
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  8. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Academy Graduate

  9. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Academy Graduate

    Yep . I stand corrected. However see link in previous post for all Watford televised matches.
     
  10. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

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  11. HenryHooter

    HenryHooter First Year Pro

    He was a legend at Newport. Me and a mate went up to see him at his wine bar, Romans, in Caerleon and he dropped us off at the ground afterwards for a match against Aylesbury. When he pulled up in the car park, the crowd started going potty and singing his name. He was a really good bloke, just a shame the Spurs game didn't go so well! We lost because of a lack of confidence in him, and frankly an all round lack of confidence anyway, rather than because of him, I believe. McLellend's half hearted block that sent the ball past GP just summed the whole thing up.
     
  12. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought MMC 2010/11 Prediction league 3rd 2011/12

    I was looking at http://watford.fcdb.info/ and they had a link to http://www.watfordfcarchive.co.uk/ so it is still there but is now .co.uk rather than .com

    So glad all the data Trefor amassed on the club is still available for us to enjoy.
     
  13. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    If anyone doesn’t know, Matt Rowson and others are redeveloping the wonderful Watford archive at the moment and a new version will become available in the fullness of time.
     
  14. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Academy Graduate

    This is probably said as a person of a certain age however I can look at a seasons fixtures and results
    from the past and imagine how the games were played out
    much like I used to memorise cricket test matches
    from the 70s and visualise every days play. .The playfair cricket annual was my summer Bible !!. However today every goal in every game is shown on TV.. Maybe less is more . Probably I am
    a grumpy old man tho !.
    So , in conclusion, bring on the archive .I cannot wait !
     

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