Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by With A Smile, Apr 20, 2013.
I haven't heard of her for years
Well she would be about 120 years old now!
Her age did tend to fluctuate a bit! I recall her being in her 80s a few games after her 90th!!
Gladys was a Watford supporting octogenarian who tried to get her birthday greetings read out at every away game back in the 1990's or there abouts.
Actualy she was the invention of a guy called Simon Cheetham, who is an author/punk rock musician/Watford fan from Stone near Aylesbury.
Hope that clears it up for you
PS It seems Gladys isnt dead yet.. she's on twitter.. https://twitter.com/GladysProtheroe
Always thought was about as funny as persistent diohorria.
What happened to that Mutley bloke, who was a terrace legend of the early 90s.
Won the lottery.
Was this a live action, audio version of "wages?"
Kind of remember a mutley . What about wolfie who used to flog progs( he used to walk pass vic rd end when rookery was being built) to howls of baying wearwolves.
I have a confession . Naughty old Bert gave Glad a good seeing to in the Red Lion toilets and Im afraid it was all a bit much for the old girl. As you all know i was in goal in the 60s and the old girl wanted to be a WAG gawd bless 'er. Yes I m afraid I did for dear old Glad.
Still doing the same along with 'programmes' Dave. Just had a big trim though!
I'm probably the only one old enough to remember another character (from the 1960s) Tony.
He ran the flower stall in the old Market. Very thin, always wore a straw boater.
He would always arrive just at beginning of 2nd half (I suspect getting in free) he'd stand on the terrace between the Vic and the East Stand. When he arrived he'd be greeted by everyone like Norm in Cheers. Always shouted the same thing "One more Watford" regardless of the score.
What did happen to Mutley?
We have Methuselah as another celebrity fan......
A lot of people used to get in free in 60s. they used to slide back the big gates set in the wall quite early in 2nd half and people walking along vic rd would often stop have a look in or simply walk in and watch the game.
Btw when I was a kid my old man used to watch from the vic rd and I used to climb the railings to get behind the shrodells where an alley ran to the rookery end. used to run over the cinder corner gathering a few blackberrys when in season(old man never forked out for a burger) then into rook for a sing along with all the skinheads. Then 5 mins before end of game journey in reverse minus blackberries back to unsuspecting old man. Anyone else do the same?
I thought Mutley was more famous in the 80's?
I remember Mutley. Got loads of stick at each game for a fair few years. Looked like he never washed but fairly harmless. This is probably wrong did I not here he got stabbed at West Ham and just stopped going. Could we be wrong but vaguely remeber hearing this a few years ago.
Was at Stockport in 2000 where not only did they announce her 90th birthday but also went to trouble of inviting her onto the pitch at ht to collect a bouquet of flowers. Cue much embarrassment when 'she' refused to make herself known and the flowers remained unclaimed.
Stockport were relegated to the Conference North on Saturday.
Any news of Cameron?
I used to sell the Golden Goal tickets in Vicarage Road outside the ground. I'd shout out "Get your ticket here! Only 25p each, or three for a pound".
It was amazing how many asked for a pound's worth and went away quite happy with three tickets.
I hope you retrospectively investigated and arrested yourself for fraud...
That’s because they didn’t understand this new Decimal system in 1971.
Surprised a watching Peeler didn’t nab you for your fraudulent activity, although the police back then were just as bright as they are now!
Great that you’re still going ...
No but if you do he owes me a fiver from Brighton away sometime in the 90's, can't remember when except we lost 3-0 and were rubbish
What ever happened to the long scarf that use to hand from the front of the Rouse ?
And that bloke who used to shout 'you despicable little man' to the referee several times every game from the Vic Rd terrace before its demise.
I think it's now the prime minister.
I think that terrace in Stockport is where Gladys' soul was left forever.
How criminal. Report him Officer