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