There were fireworks at Watford's annual meeting 42 years ago today

On this date in Watford FC history

On this date in Watford FC history

First published in Sport

Thursday, August 10, 1072

East End 'rage trade tycoon' Leslie Wise, who had made an unsuccessful attempt to take over the Hornets, stormed out of the club's annual general meeting after the club's retiring directors Jim Bonser, Neville Ovenden and Muir Stratford were re-elected without a vote.

In the wake of protests from shareholders, chairman Bonser skipped the scheduled directors' report and closed the meeting within 15 minutes.

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

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4:31pm Sun 10 Aug 14

gloryhornet4 says...

A terrible time, in fact our lowest time in the football league.

The guy seemed to only want to take the club over and when he did not get his way - drag us down.
A terrible time, in fact our lowest time in the football league. The guy seemed to only want to take the club over and when he did not get his way - drag us down. gloryhornet4
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10:38pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Roger Joslyn says...

Crumbs.....Thursday, August 10th, 1072 - sure it wasn't William the conqueror trying to take over the club. Not sure if he was a "rage trade tycoon" though. Certainly wasn't from the East end - Northern France most likely.
Crumbs.....Thursday, August 10th, 1072 - sure it wasn't William the conqueror trying to take over the club. Not sure if he was a "rage trade tycoon" though. Certainly wasn't from the East end - Northern France most likely. Roger Joslyn
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11:23am Mon 11 Aug 14

The Not-so-enlightened one says...

Roger Joslyn wrote:
Crumbs.....Thursday, August 10th, 1072 - sure it wasn't William the conqueror trying to take over the club. Not sure if he was a "rage trade tycoon" though. Certainly wasn't from the East end - Northern France most likely.
William the Conqueror was in the rag trade - hence the tapestry! Sounds like "rage trade tycoon" would be suitable for Wise if he stormed out of the meeting...presumably in a rage........
[quote][p][bold]Roger Joslyn[/bold] wrote: Crumbs.....Thursday, August 10th, 1072 - sure it wasn't William the conqueror trying to take over the club. Not sure if he was a "rage trade tycoon" though. Certainly wasn't from the East end - Northern France most likely.[/p][/quote]William the Conqueror was in the rag trade - hence the tapestry! Sounds like "rage trade tycoon" would be suitable for Wise if he stormed out of the meeting...presumably in a rage........ The Not-so-enlightened one
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