Watford beat Liverpool to reach FA Cup semi-finals for the first time

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Watford FC News

Saturday, February 21, 1970

Watford entertained Bill Shankly's Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at Vicarage Road.

Shankly had claimed that he would not have come to watch Watford play if he lived in the town and had been given a free ticket, but the Reds were comprehensively outplayed.

Former pub footballer Barry Endean's thumping header to Lugg's low cross was enough to book Watford's semi-final defeat.

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

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9:07am Fri 21 Feb 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Attendance 52 short of the record attendance at Vic Rd, set the season before for Man Utd game. Ticket prices were doubled so the club could make money. Watford supporters understood the need to cash in - but Liverpool kicked up. Funny given they were and are one of the lead teams holding real football fans to ransom to watch a game.
Attendance 52 short of the record attendance at Vic Rd, set the season before for Man Utd game. Ticket prices were doubled so the club could make money. Watford supporters understood the need to cash in - but Liverpool kicked up. Funny given they were and are one of the lead teams holding real football fans to ransom to watch a game. gloryhornet4
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9:49am Fri 21 Feb 14

endean2 says...

oh memories, the sweetest ever (football wise) hence the name
was ejected from the Rookery for throwing toilet rolls!!
oh we knew how to enjoy ourselves, climbed back over the wall
in time to see that goal, can even remember the hangover the
next morning.
oh memories, the sweetest ever (football wise) hence the name was ejected from the Rookery for throwing toilet rolls!! oh we knew how to enjoy ourselves, climbed back over the wall in time to see that goal, can even remember the hangover the next morning. endean2
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12:11pm Fri 21 Feb 14

micksolly says...

I was also there great times you ornss
I was also there great times you ornss micksolly
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4:42pm Fri 21 Feb 14

CARDIFFHORN says...

Great times, Colin Franks thunderbolt in earlier round, and real singing in the Rookery. "Sir Alf , Sir Alf come see this Endean lad" and "All you need is Lugg, Lugg , Lugg is all you need"
Great times, Colin Franks thunderbolt in earlier round, and real singing in the Rookery. "Sir Alf , Sir Alf come see this Endean lad" and "All you need is Lugg, Lugg , Lugg is all you need" CARDIFFHORN
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