1995–96 Watford F.C. season

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Watford
1995–96 season
Chairman England Jack Petchey
Manager England Glenn Roeder (until February)
England Graham Taylor (from February)
Stadium Vicarage Road
Football League First Division 23rd (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
Coca-Cola Cup Third round
Top goalscorer Ramage (15)
Highest home attendance 20,089 vs. Leicester City (5 May 1996)
Lowest home attendance 7,091 vs. Southend United (4 November 1995)
Average home league attendance 9,457

During the 1995–96 English football season, Watford F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In Glenn Roeder's third season as manager, Watford struggled and Roeder was sacked in February with the club bottom of the table.[1] Graham Taylor returned to Watford as Director of Football in February 1996, with former player Kenny Jackett as head coach, but was unable to stop the club from sliding into Division Two.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A Pts
1. Sunderland 46 22 17 7 59 33 83
2. Derby County 46 21 16 9 71 51 79
3. Crystal Palace 46 20 15 11 67 48 75
4. Stoke City 46 20 13 13 60 49 73
5. Leicester City 46 19 14 13 66 60 71
6. Charlton Athletic 46 17 20 9 57 45 71
7. Ipswich Town 46 19 12 15 79 69 69
8. Huddersfield Town 46 17 12 17 61 58 63
9. Sheffield United 46 16 14 16 57 54 62
10. Barnsley 46 14 18 14 60 66 60
11. West Bromwich Albion 46 16 12 18 60 68 60
12. Port Vale 46 15 15 16 59 66 60
13. Tranmere Rovers 46 14 17 15 64 60 59
14. Southend United 46 15 14 17 52 61 59
15. Birmingham City 46 15 13 18 61 64 58
16. Norwich City 46 14 15 17 59 55 57
17. Grimsby Town 46 14 14 18 55 69 56
18. Oldham Athletic 46 14 14 18 54 50 56
19. Reading 46 13 17 16 54 63 56
20. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 13 16 17 56 62 55
21. Portsmouth 46 13 13 20 61 69 52
22. Millwall 46 13 13 20 43 63 52
23. Watford 46 10 18 18 62 70 48
24. Luton Town 46 11 12 23 40 64 45
Key
Promoted to the Premiership
Qualified for the promotion playoff
Relegated to Division Two

NB In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference

Results[edit]

Watford's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 1995 Sheffield United H 2–1 8,667 Payne, Johnson
19 August 1995 Huddersfield Town A 0–1 10,556
26 August 1995 Barnsley H 2–3 8,049 Phillips (2)
29 August 1995 Charlton Athletic A 1–2 8,442 Mooney
2 September 1995 Grimsby Town A 0–0 3,993
9 September 1995 Stoke City H 3–0 7,130 Ramage (2), Mooney
12 September 1995 Crystal Palace H 0–0 8,780
16 September 1995 Ipswich Town A 2–4 11,441 Pitcher, Phillips
23 September 1995 Birmingham City H 1–1 9,422 Moralee
30 September 1995 Tranmere Rovers A 3–2 7,041 Foster, Mooney, Moralee
7 October 1995 Millwall H 0–1 8,918
14 October 1995 Sunderland A 1–1 17,790 Moralee
21 October 1995 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–1 11,319 Holdsworth
28 October 1995 Portsmouth A 2–4 7,025 Ramage, Phillips
4 November 1995 Southend United H 2–2 7,091 Caskey, Phillips
11 November 1995 Leicester City A 0–1 16,230
18 November 1995 Port Vale A 1–1 6,265 Ramage
21 November 1995 Luton Town H 1–1 10,042 Phillips
26 November 1995 Norwich City H 0–2 7,798
2 December 1995 Millwall A 2–1 8,389 Phillips (2)
9 December 1995 Birmingham City A 0–1 16,970
16 December 1995 Tranmere Rovers H 3–0 7,257 Phillips (2, 1 pen), Foster
23 December 1995 Oldham Athletic A 0–0 5,878
13 January 1996 Huddersfield Town H 0–1 7,568
20 January 1996 Sheffield United A 1–1 12,782 Bazeley
3 February 1996 Barnsley A 1–2 6,139 Penrice
10 February 1996 Charlton Athletic H 1–2 8,394 Phillips
17 February 1996 Crystal Palace A 0–4 13,235
24 February 1996 Ipswich Town H 2–3 11,872 Palmer, White
28 February 1996 Stoke City A 0–2 10,114
2 March 1996 Reading A 0–0 8,933
5 March 1996 Derby County H 0–0 8,306
9 March 1996 Oldham Athletic H 2–1 10,961 Ramage (2)
12 March 1996 West Bromwich Albion A 4–4 11,836 Foster (2), Ramage (2)
16 March 1996 Derby County A 1–1 15,939 Foster
23 March 1996 West Bromwich Albion H 1–1 10,334 Ramage
30 March 1996 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–3 25,885
2 April 1996 Sunderland H 3–3 11,195 Mooney (2), Ramage
6 April 1996 Portsmouth H 1–2 8,226 Mooney
8 April 1996 Southend United A 1–1 5,348 Ramage
13 April 1996 Port Vale H 5–2 9,066 Connolly (3), White (2)
16 April 1996 Reading H 4–2 8,113 White (2), Connolly, Ramage
20 April 1996 Luton Town A 0–0 9,454
23 April 1996 Grimsby Town H 6–3 8,909 Ramage (3), Connolly (3)
27 April 1996 Norwich City A 2–1 14,188 Connolly, Porter
5 May 1996 Leicester City H 0–1 20,089

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1995–96 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 1996 Wimbledon H 1–1 11,187 Mooney
R3R 17 January 1996 Wimbledon A 0–1 5,142

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 19 September 1995 Bournemouth H 1–1 5,037 Johnson
R2 Second Leg 3 October 1995 Bournemouth A 1–1 (won 6-5 on pens) 4,365 Bazeley
R3 24 October 1995 Blackburn Rovers H 1–2 17,035 Phillips

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Steve Cherry
England GK Kevin Miller
England DF David Barnes
England DF Darren Bazeley
England DF Colin Foster
England DF Nigel Gibbs
England DF David Holdsworth
England DF Gerard Lavin
England DF Dominic Ludden
England DF Keith Millen
England DF Warren Neill
England DF Steve Palmer
England DF Darren Ward
Wales DF Robert Page
England MF Darren Caskey (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
England MF Andy Hessenthaler
England MF Danny Hill (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
No. Position Player
England MF Steve Hodge
England MF Derek Payne
England MF Geoff Pitcher
England MF Gary Porter
England MF Craig Ramage
England MF Colin Simpson
Australia MF Richard Johnson
England FW Wayne Andrews
England FW Peter Beadle
England FW Kerry Dixon
England FW Tommy Mooney
England FW Jamie Moralee
England FW Gary Penrice
England FW Kevin Phillips
England FW Devon White
England FW Paul Wilkinson (on loan from Middlesbrough)
Republic of Ireland FW David Connolly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glenn Roeder factfile". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 September 2011.