Friday, May 15, 1999

Tickets went on sale for the away leg of the play-off semi-final against Birmingham City at St Andrew's.

The queue for tickets had begun to take shape the previous evening; significant numbers arrived after the town's pubs closed, and the throng was well into four figures by the crack of dawn with sleeping bags, folding chairs and even the odd tent dotting Occupation Road.

Later in the day, less excitable supporters were able to walk up to the ticket office and secure their tickets without needing to queue.

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