FA Cup Fifth Round, 15/02/03, 3.00pm
By David Hart
Following my plea of last week, Josh and I must thank each and every one of
you who made the trip to the Stadium of Light on Saturday. What a truly
magnificent weekend, and the spirit of the Watford faithful shone through
like it always seems to do on this type of occasion.
From when my Dad traveled from South Devon to our Northumberland home and
then spent an hour cutting up a Yellow Pages into ticker tape, to the
players walking over to applaud the fabulous away support before the game, I
knew this could be one special moment in a lifetime of supporting the Golden
It was a truly great day, and we, the fans, did make a difference. No longer
are Watford irrelevant to the north east population, and no longer are we
thought of as having just a few quiet supporters. As for Josh, my ten year
old son, he took a radio into school to listen to the draw because "Miss
Grant, my maths teacher, is a Newcastle fan and she'll be so pleased with
Watford she'll let me listen!"
Happy days indeed!