Watford were beaten by Crystal Palace in an uninspiring game 25 years ago today

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history On this date in Watford FC's history

Friday, March 24, 1989

Good Friday saw two sides destined for the promotion play-offs fail to impress as Crystal Palace visited Vicarage Road.

An undistinguished display from the Eagles was nonetheless sufficient to dismiss the home side who, according to the Watford Observer, "performed with the witlessness of men who have never crossed the halfway line before".

The only goal of the game was set up by Ian Wright's back-heel into the path of scorer Phil Barber.

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

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8:17am Mon 24 Mar 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Mention of two Palarse players but no Watford side.
Mention of two Palarse players but no Watford side. gloryhornet4
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8:38am Mon 24 Mar 14

jasonwatford says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
Mention of two Palarse players but no Watford side.
sounds like we didn't turn up that's why no mention "!!!
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: Mention of two Palarse players but no Watford side.[/p][/quote]sounds like we didn't turn up that's why no mention "!!! jasonwatford
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9:13am Mon 24 Mar 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Sounds spookily like last May to me
Sounds spookily like last May to me Hornet Cornet
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11:05am Mon 24 Mar 14

Poppet Bear says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Sounds spookily like last May to me
Agreed
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Sounds spookily like last May to me[/p][/quote]Agreed Poppet Bear
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