It's 15 years since some Watford fans camped out overnight for play-off tickets

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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

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8:08am Thu 15 May 14

gloryhornet4 says...

The next day my brother walked around the Birmingham in his Watford shirt.

No one wanted to make an issue of it but he did get comments like I hope you win in the final. A few Wolves supporters said they were sick that they let Graham Taylor go. Wolves finished 7th that season.
The next day my brother walked around the Birmingham in his Watford shirt. No one wanted to make an issue of it but he did get comments like I hope you win in the final. A few Wolves supporters said they were sick that they let Graham Taylor go. Wolves finished 7th that season. gloryhornet4
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10:58am Thu 15 May 14

Sealegs says...

I am getting really fed up with these "x years ago today" articles. I suppose we're going to get inundated with them during the close season where there's little else to report on...
I am getting really fed up with these "x years ago today" articles. I suppose we're going to get inundated with them during the close season where there's little else to report on... Sealegs
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