Before the Taylor Report and the move towards all -seater stadia, grounds had a lot more individuality and Vicarage Road more than most.
You could have been dropped on to any away terrace and instantly known where you were because each ground had its own unique flavour.
Watford’s home had an away corner that extended from the shallow terraces of the covered Rookery End, round an open corner with distintive yellow crush barriers, and up into the seats of the Rous Stand.
Watford were the original family club and their fans’ preference for great big yellow, black and red scarves were mercilessly mocked.
These days, football fans look the same all over the country and it is only the club intials picked out in coloured seats that make one modern ground look any different from another and the away match experience is poorer for it.
So let’s raise a badly-prepared burger to those away days of the 80s and early 90s and sing that song about Elton John…
Those 1980s results in full… ouch!
08-05-1982 Watford 3-1 Leicester City
05-11-1983 Watford 3-3 Leicester City
29-12-1984 Watford 4-1 Leicester City
28-12-1985 Watford 2-1 Leicester City
22-11-1986 Watford 5-1 Leicester City
22-04-1989 Watford 2-1 Leicester City
02-09-1989 Watford 3-1 Leicester City