31 December 1969

Copy of Programme Notes - Watford

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  • Wednesdayite have a page in the official match day programme and you can read our column there first.

    Peter Shaw is the author of these notes and his latest column from the home game V Watford is published below:-

    This afternoon Wednesdayite extend a big welcome to the supporters of The Hornets, Watford F.C. Formed 133 years ago, Watford entered the Football League in 1920 and have played at Vicarage Road for the last 92 years.
    As manager of Watford during August, Beppe Sannino presided over 4 wins in the first 5 games but he found himself replaced by Oscar Garcia in September, who then departed towards the end of the month, due to health factors. Billy McKinlay who had just been appointed as First Team coach was then appointed manager but a week later in early October a 4th manager of this short season was appointed when Slavisa Jokanovic was handed the reins. It is a testament to how good the team is, that despite the constant changes, they remain near the top of the table.
    Although last seasons 1-0 win in December over Watford at Vicarage Road remains my personal favourite as it coincided with Stuart Gray's first away match in charge of the team and proved to be a real turning point in our season, another memorable match that springs to mind took place on Bank Holiday Monday in late August, 1985. After drawing our opening match at home to Chelsea, we faced a sequence of 4 games, 3 away and only Watford at home. Remarkably we won the lot and sat second to Man. United in the table. After victories away to Forest and Man. City we faced Watford at home. It proved a very close, hard fought encounter. Mel Sterland gave us the lead before the break and Lee Chapman scored his first goal of the season in the second half as we ran out 2-1 winners. 
    David Hirst will be hosting 2 Hirsty's Bars on behalf of SWFC working together with Wednesdayite. Funds raised will go to the Community Programme and the Academy. 
    Details are as follows: 
    First Hirsty's Bar: Solid at the Back!
    Wednesday, 29th October
    Special Guests: Glenn Loovens, Tom Lees and Jon Newsome
    Second Hirsty's Bar: Leading from the Front!
    Wednesday, 3rd December.
    Special Guests: Stuart Gray and Lee Bullen
    Venue: 1867 Lounge, Hillsborough Stadium
    £7 per person 
    £6 pp Wednesdayite members
    Special offer: For both events:
    £12 per person
    £10 pp Wednesdayite members
    AWAY COACH TRAVEL TO BRENTFORD (K.O. 7:45pm, Tuesday, 21st October, 2014)
    Brentford  vs Owls
    Griffin Park, Brentford Trip Pricing
    Wednesdayite Adult Member - £24
    Wednesdayite Junior Member - £22
    Adult Non-Member - £27
    Junior Non-Member - £26
    Please note you must have renewed your membership for 2014/15 before you book if booking at the member rate. 
    Pickup Schedule
    1:00pm - Wednesdayite Car Park, Penistone Road  
    1:20pm - A57  , Elmwood Farm Roundabout, Beighton  
    1:30pm - Barlborough Lay By off Jct 30 M1  *When booking please confirm your pick up point.
    Enjoy the game this afternoon,
    Up the Owls,
    Peter Shaw, Wednesdayite Director
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