A tribunal decided the fee of Watford signing Keith Dublin 24 years ago today

On this date in Watford FC history

On this date in Watford FC history

First published in Sport

Tuesday, July 17, 1990

A tribunal ruled that Watford should pay Brighton & Hove Albion £275,000 for Keith Dublin.

The Hornets, having offered £175,000, would have been marginally the happier with the verdict, the Seagulls having demanded £400,000.

A likeable if error-prone player, Dublin was to make almost 200 appearances for the club.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day

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8:19am Thu 17 Jul 14

mellow yellow says...

Is this tedium running for an entire year, or ad infinitum? I'm sure the book is a wonderful addition for those who like trivia, but surely promoting it a couple of times with a weblink to buy it is enough...
Is this tedium running for an entire year, or ad infinitum? I'm sure the book is a wonderful addition for those who like trivia, but surely promoting it a couple of times with a weblink to buy it is enough... mellow yellow
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8:49am Thu 17 Jul 14

londomollari says...

Over 200 appearances! Never realised it was that many. Other players I remember great goals, great stops, great games and so on. With Keith all I remember are the errors----.
Over 200 appearances! Never realised it was that many. Other players I remember great goals, great stops, great games and so on. With Keith all I remember are the errors----. londomollari
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11:08am Thu 17 Jul 14

hemel_hornet says...

londomollari wrote:
Over 200 appearances! Never realised it was that many. Other players I remember great goals, great stops, great games and so on. With Keith all I remember are the errors----.
Why do you think the Watford fans loved him so much then and sang his name every time he returned?
[quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: Over 200 appearances! Never realised it was that many. Other players I remember great goals, great stops, great games and so on. With Keith all I remember are the errors----.[/p][/quote]Why do you think the Watford fans loved him so much then and sang his name every time he returned? hemel_hornet
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11:43am Thu 17 Jul 14

Apsley Ralph says...

I'm thinking it was Southend but can anyone else recall the game when we were 3-0 down at home after about 12 minutes with him being at fault for 2, probably 3 of the goals?
I'm thinking it was Southend but can anyone else recall the game when we were 3-0 down at home after about 12 minutes with him being at fault for 2, probably 3 of the goals? Apsley Ralph
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12:10pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Glenn Roeder says...

hemel_hornet wrote:
londomollari wrote:
Over 200 appearances! Never realised it was that many. Other players I remember great goals, great stops, great games and so on. With Keith all I remember are the errors----.
Why do you think the Watford fans loved him so much then and sang his name every time he returned?
Yes for me he sums up what is good about footballers.
Not blessed with the greatest ability but he was popular with the fans for his dedication and hard work
[quote][p][bold]hemel_hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: Over 200 appearances! Never realised it was that many. Other players I remember great goals, great stops, great games and so on. With Keith all I remember are the errors----.[/p][/quote]Why do you think the Watford fans loved him so much then and sang his name every time he returned?[/p][/quote]Yes for me he sums up what is good about footballers. Not blessed with the greatest ability but he was popular with the fans for his dedication and hard work Glenn Roeder
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12:36pm Thu 17 Jul 14

londomollari says...

Apsley Ralph wrote:
I'm thinking it was Southend but can anyone else recall the game when we were 3-0 down at home after about 12 minutes with him being at fault for 2, probably 3 of the goals?
Yes remember that. I think he was at fault for all three.
It was mainly his first season when he played really well, then produced, out of the blue, an horrendous error. He did cut out a lot of the errors in later seasons, and he became a steady defender, and quite popular. But I'm sorry, I still remember the errors.
[quote][p][bold]Apsley Ralph[/bold] wrote: I'm thinking it was Southend but can anyone else recall the game when we were 3-0 down at home after about 12 minutes with him being at fault for 2, probably 3 of the goals?[/p][/quote]Yes remember that. I think he was at fault for all three. It was mainly his first season when he played really well, then produced, out of the blue, an horrendous error. He did cut out a lot of the errors in later seasons, and he became a steady defender, and quite popular. But I'm sorry, I still remember the errors. londomollari
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1:41pm Thu 17 Jul 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Apsley Ralph wrote:
I'm thinking it was Southend but can anyone else recall the game when we were 3-0 down at home after about 12 minutes with him being at fault for 2, probably 3 of the goals?
I think it was against Notts County as we were indeed 3-0 after just 12 mins.

Just like watching Brazil!

I think we scored on 40 mins and lost 3-1.
[quote][p][bold]Apsley Ralph[/bold] wrote: I'm thinking it was Southend but can anyone else recall the game when we were 3-0 down at home after about 12 minutes with him being at fault for 2, probably 3 of the goals?[/p][/quote]I think it was against Notts County as we were indeed 3-0 after just 12 mins. Just like watching Brazil! I think we scored on 40 mins and lost 3-1. gloryhornet4
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1:56am Fri 18 Jul 14

Honest Rog says...

mellow yellow wrote:
Is this tedium running for an entire year, or ad infinitum? I'm sure the book is a wonderful addition for those who like trivia, but surely promoting it a couple of times with a weblink to buy it is enough...
Are tedious posts like yours running for an entire year, or ad infinitum?
Here's the thing. When you see "On this day in WFC's history". Don't click on it!
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: Is this tedium running for an entire year, or ad infinitum? I'm sure the book is a wonderful addition for those who like trivia, but surely promoting it a couple of times with a weblink to buy it is enough...[/p][/quote]Are tedious posts like yours running for an entire year, or ad infinitum? Here's the thing. When you see "On this day in WFC's history". Don't click on it! Honest Rog
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6:14am Fri 18 Jul 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Honest Rog wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
Is this tedium running for an entire year, or ad infinitum? I'm sure the book is a wonderful addition for those who like trivia, but surely promoting it a couple of times with a weblink to buy it is enough...
Are tedious posts like yours running for an entire year, or ad infinitum?
Here's the thing. When you see "On this day in WFC's history". Don't click on it!
The wobbo is meant to be a quality journal so why should they persist in putting dullard articles on? Maybe the anoraks have this as the highlight of each day... who knows.
[quote][p][bold]Honest Rog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: Is this tedium running for an entire year, or ad infinitum? I'm sure the book is a wonderful addition for those who like trivia, but surely promoting it a couple of times with a weblink to buy it is enough...[/p][/quote]Are tedious posts like yours running for an entire year, or ad infinitum? Here's the thing. When you see "On this day in WFC's history". Don't click on it![/p][/quote]The wobbo is meant to be a quality journal so why should they persist in putting dullard articles on? Maybe the anoraks have this as the highlight of each day... who knows. Hornet Cornet
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