Call Yourself A Watford Fan?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Eric IS Bananman, Nov 15, 2021.

  1. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    Saw this on how many of these have you achieved?

    Mine is 22.

    Never had a selfie - although I have had photos with players and GT...but never a selfie.
    Never been retweeted by a player.

  2. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet Academy Graduate

    A very paltry 12 for me. I hit 10 on the left hand column (going well...) and an abysmal 2 on the right hand side (...worse than poor). I can only put that down to an age thing. I'm a fan but not a rounded one clearly!
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  3. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    Similar to me... although I not only watched Luther play but played with him in the Football Aid game at the Vic about 20 years ago. No points for that though :(
  4. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    That should be triple points if you've played with Luther.
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  5. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    15 for me, I'm afraid Luther and Barnes were before my time.
  6. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    20 for me ( not seen John Barnes , stood on terrace - at the Vic anyway !) and no half time shoot out
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  7. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    Yeah, alot of them will be an age thing.

    I can't remember the last time I saw Wolfie.
  8. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I’ve done the vast majority of those except the modern social media related ones. I’ve never been in the Red Lion and I’m a Dom’s Cafe man rather than Fry Days. Executive box shouldn’t be on the list in my view and half-time shoot outs didn’t exist when I was young enough to kick a football. Wolfie still sells programmes in the Rookery I think.
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  9. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    19 for me. But a few things have been missed off the list:

    - Worked in the Hornet Shop,
    - Skipped school / work to go to a match
    - Been in the pond in the Parade
    - Attended a Bailey's end of season night
    - Helped clear snow off the pitch to enable a match to be played
    - Been a mascot
    - Stood on 'the bend'
    - Bought a 50/50 ticket
    - Got a Luton membership (shameful, but it was free!) to get a ticket to watch us at Kenilworth Road in the 90s when they banned away fans
    and quite a rare one:
    - Got in first time using the ticket app this season!

    Got 8 of those, so it's 27 for me really.....
  10. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I could add a few
    Bought a programme from bills programme shed when it was behind the Schrodells stand
    Went to a players testimonial night at Baileys (not end of season)
    Made my debut at the highest attendance game at the Vic
    Saw our record goal scorer make his debut as sub (Luther)
  11. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I can't begin to put into words just how much I hate this thread.
  12. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    2 of these, 26 of the others. Yes I admit it, I was a Luton member, but only pretending.
  13. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    From original list of 22

    Never buy programs so -2
    Never been to a fans forum so -1
    Not on twitter so -1
    Never bought a fanzine so -1
    Never been in HT Penalty shoot out so -1

    So that leaves 16 for me.
  14. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    So you just HAD to comment.
  15. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    I don’t care how many of the options from the list you’ve got, if you haven’t won the Champions League on FM with Watford, you’re not a proper fan.
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  16. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    • Sat in Rookery, yes, I used to up until 98/99 season
    • Watched Luther play, yes, I started going in 1983.
    • Brought a programme from Wolfie, possibly, I used to buy programmes occasionally.
    • Been on pitch, yes, invasion after dreadful Grimsby game
    • Been in executive box, yes, once the 4-3 win over Bolton in 1993.
    • Been in the tunnel, yes, but that was for a Saracens fixture!
    • Been seen in the crowd on TV, yes, but at an away match
    • Met Graham Taylor, yes, at an inter-school athletics competition at Woodside in 1991.
    • Bought a fanzine, yes, LATs, The Yellow Experience, The Watford Book of Soccer, etc.
    • Drank in Red Lion, yes, but only once, that was about 3 years ago or so.
    • Stood on terraces, yes, Vicarage Road end until 1993.
    • Watched John Barnes play, yes, ditto Luther.
    • Been to a player's testimonial, yes, Gibbs and Porter at least.
    • Been to a pre-season friendly, yes, but not since the 90s, the Klinsmann's English debut may have been my last.
    • Sat in Sir Elton John stand, yes, once in the EFL cup v Bristol City when snake was manager.
    • Been to a fans forum, yes, last one was when Boothroyd was manager.
    • Took part in half time shoot out, no, sadly.
    • Had a selfie with a player, no.
    • Had a player RT you, yes, Chris Iwelumo did.
    • Brought a programme from Dave, who the f* is Dave?
    • Had chips from Fry Days, no.
    • Been a season ticket holder, yes, 1992-1994 & 1999-present.
    • Been to our cup finals, yes, both.
    18.5/23, the .5 for Wolfie.
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  17. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    I wouldn't include stuff like being in a box as proof of being a 'fan'.
    Instead of RT from a player, how about 'had a drink with player(s) in a pub'?
    I got 18 anyway.
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  18. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    It was 'tongue in cheek' - it wasn't meant to upset anyone, so I apologise to Moog, Going Down, PozzMan and WFCDave for any offence it caused them.
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  19. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    He shouts "Pwoogwammes" program Dave
  20. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    16 I think
  21. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I used to buy programmes every match for a few years in the 90s, I don't buy them anymore, it's not like I had a favourite programme seller!
  22. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    You must have heard him or heard about him in the 90s? No? He would stand outside the ground shouting his distinctive shout
  23. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    You'll be telling us you don't remember "Old Git" next
  24. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about him.
  25. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The list having did you see Luther play and did you see Barnes play wasn't completely necessary. I know Blissett was around in 1992 but most people would have seen both or neither.

    As for position in the ground, I have watched from all existing sides, the Rookery when a terrace, the Vic end when a terrace, the family terrace and the old east stand; but I never sat in the old Shrodells stand.
  26. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    I didn't create it, it was done by the 'Do Not Scracth Your Eyes' podcast.
  27. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    17 for me but another 5 on your list. Baileys was before my time, but I imagine quite a number had scum memberships as I remember the cry of "Tony, Tony as Coton made his way towards one end of the ground
  28. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Only 13 for me. But I would add “was a Junior Hornet” to bring my total up to 14.
  29. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    • Sat in Rookery YES
    • Watched Luther play YES
    • Brought a programme from Wolfie YES
    • Been on pitch YES
    • Been in executive box YES
    • Been in the tunnel NO
    • Been seen in the crowd on TV YES
    • Met Graham Taylor YES
    • Bought a fanzine YES
    • Drank in Red Lion YES
    • Stood on terraces YES
    • Watched John Barnes play YES
    • Been to a player's testimonial YES
    • Been to a pre-season friendly YES
    • Sat in Sir Elton John stand YES
    • Been to a fans forum YES
    • Took part in half time shoot out NO
    • Had a selfie with a player NO
    • Had a player RT you NO IDEA WHAT THIS MEANS
    • Brought a programme from Dave YES
    • Had chips from Fry Days YES
    • Been a season ticket holder YES
    • Been to our cup finals YES
  30. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    How about, Know how to spell Shrodells Stand
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  31. Joe Blob

    Joe Blob Academy Graduate

    We lost one of our own out at the San Marino game yesterday. Well known to most, didnt miss many home and away for Watford and England.
    RIP Kev......
  32. BeersThen

    BeersThen Academy Graduate

    Missed out "subscribed to Cycling GK YT channel"
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  33. Irishorn

    Irishorn Gael Force

    6.5, but I may have bought a program from Wolfie and/or Dave, so possibly 8.5. Also, I must have been caught on camera at some stage during a game, so I am awarding myself 9.5, and you can appeal to a higher authority if you wish.

    BTW, being in the executive box should disqualify you from being deemed a real fan!!!!. Being on the pitch or in the tunnel amounts to trespass or stalking.

    (just trying to justify my miserable score)
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  34. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Heard Foster shout "FLAMES" and BALLING!!" :D

    Luther and Barnes before my time.
    Never been in the tunnel
    Don't know what an RT is with a player?
    Involved in HT shoot out
    Selfie with Player
    Been to one cup final (Citee)

    Everything apart from the above I can check off.
  35. Johnny Todd Sings

    Johnny Todd Sings First Year Pro

    How about:
    Regularly going to reserve games
    Going to Crewe on a Tuesday night in November
    Queuing for tickets at 6 in the morning in Occupation Road
    Clearing snow off the pitch so the game could go ahead
    Getting a lift from a player
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