Former Reading striker Trevor Senior makes his final Watford appearance

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport

Saturday, March 5, 1988

Watford lost 1-0 at home to Southampton, sliding ever closer to relegation from the first division.

When Trevor Senior left the pitch to be replaced by Malcolm Allen he concluded his miserable Watford career.

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

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11:04am Wed 5 Mar 14

gloryhornet4 says...

A victim of Dave Bassett trying to fix things that were not broken.

GT took boys and made them into men.
Harry treated these men as boys again.
A victim of Dave Bassett trying to fix things that were not broken. GT took boys and made them into men. Harry treated these men as boys again. gloryhornet4
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11:46am Wed 5 Mar 14

justahornetfan says...

That was in my view the worst season ever and it all started with a draw against Wimbledon in the opening game. In that 1st game Tony Coton was obviously very unhappy about having to kick the ball the length of the pitch instead of passing forward or into areas. In my mind Kevin Richardson was a Watford legend in midfield but he was soon on his way to Arsenal and much silverware. Basset destroyed a good Watford team and after watching two home matches I predicted relegation and didn't go again in Bassets reign and subsequently emigrated but never gave up on looking out for the results and reading every report I could. My last Watford match was at Wembley when we beat Bolton but even in the Kirby / Keen years there was never such a bad season as our time with Basset and the steady stream of good players becoming dis-illusioned and leaving the club.
That was in my view the worst season ever and it all started with a draw against Wimbledon in the opening game. In that 1st game Tony Coton was obviously very unhappy about having to kick the ball the length of the pitch instead of passing forward or into areas. In my mind Kevin Richardson was a Watford legend in midfield but he was soon on his way to Arsenal and much silverware. Basset destroyed a good Watford team and after watching two home matches I predicted relegation and didn't go again in Bassets reign and subsequently emigrated but never gave up on looking out for the results and reading every report I could. My last Watford match was at Wembley when we beat Bolton but even in the Kirby / Keen years there was never such a bad season as our time with Basset and the steady stream of good players becoming dis-illusioned and leaving the club. justahornetfan
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