Watford FC Historical Photographs/Video Thread

Discussion in 'The Golden Years' started by Stevohorn, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Not really, although I would have been there. I’m guessing Lawrie McMenemy would just have been happy his team didn’t lose 7-1! Surprising to see Jimmy Gilligan in the team. This would have been around the time Ross Jenkins stopped being picked, but perhaps there was an injury as well for Armstrong.
     
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  2. Yes commentary mentions lots of injuries to Jenkins and Armstrong hence Gilligan getting a run in the team. Back in the days when we had youngsters good enough to step in. Gilligan, Allen, Sterling, etc
     
  3. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    The days of 1-11 shirt numbers and just the one sub.
     
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  4. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet Academy Graduate

    Yeah I was there for that one and certainly remember Chris Nicholl handing us that particular victory single-handedly. IIRC he had cut his head earlier hence the headband when he scored. Better known for regularly fracturing his nose. Perhaps owner of the most mis-shapen footballing hooter in those days, seen below in all its glory from his Villa days, rather resembling that wacky lectern our shortlived PM wheeled out for her pair of soppy speeches!

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    Separated at birth!
     
  5. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Sadly a victim of dementia these days. (Chris Nicholl not La Truss.)
     
  6. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet Academy Graduate

    Didn't know that I'm afraid Willis. It does seem to be a recurring theme among many sportspeople from that sort of era and why I'm very much in favour of better handling of concussion injuries which football and rugby especially are trying to work through.
     
  7. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I think he featured briefly in a BBC documentary a few years ago when Shearer was tested for brain injury. (He was clear.) Nicholl was cheery and still remembered his career but was sadly unaware he was failing and thought all was OK.
     
  8. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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