1991–92 Watford F.C. season

1991–92 season
Chairman Jack Petchey
Manager Steve Perryman
Stadium Vicarage Road
Second Division 10th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Full Members Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Blissett (9)
All: Blissett (12)
Average home league attendance 8,511

During the 1991–92 English football season, Watford F.C. competed in the Football League Second Division.

Season summary

In the 1991–92 season, Watford had a poor first half of the campaign and by Christmas were only above the relegation places on goal difference with their home form dragging them down the league with 7 defeats from the first 12 league matches at home. By the middle of March, the Hornets were still near the relegation zone and at that point one of the big contenders by many to go down but an amazing run of one defeat from their final 13 league games which included 8 wins, secured safety and finished in a satisfying 10th place.

Final league table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GF GA GD Pts
1Ipswich Town (C)461634422289628287050+ 2084
2Middlesbrough (P)4615623713851021285841+ 1780
3Derby County4611483524125634276951+ 1878
4Leicester City4614454124941021316255+ 777
5Cambridge United461094341998631286547+ 1874
6Blackburn Rovers (P)4614544121761029327053+ 1774
7Charlton Athletic469772523114829255448+ 671
8Swindon Town4615353822312831336955+ 1469
9Portsmouth4615624112461324396551+ 1469
10Watford46959252396826255148+ 365
11Wolverhampton Wanderers4611663624741225306154+ 764
12Southend United4611573726661126376161± 062
13Bristol Rovers4611934329551317346063– 362
14Tranmere Rovers469953732510819245656± 061
15Millwall4610493232761032396471– 761
16Barnsley4611482725571119324657– 1159
17Bristol City4610853024371325475571– 1654
18Sunderland4610853623431625426165– 453
19Grimsby Town4675112528761022344762– 1553
20Newcastle United469863830451428546684– 1852
21Oxford United4610673930351527436673– 750
22Plymouth Argyle4611572626241716384264– 2248
23Brighton & HA467793637541420405677– 2147
24Port Vale467882325371319344259– 1745

NB Goal difference then goals scored applies when teams are level on points


Watford's score comes first[1]


Win Draw Loss

Football League Second Division

17 August 1991Wolverhampton WanderersH0–213,547
24 August 1991Newcastle UnitedA2–222,440Nicholas, Blissett
31 August 1991Cambridge UnitedH1–38,902Blissett
3 September 1991BarnsleyA3–06,500Bazeley, Blissett, Kennedy
7 September 1991MiddlesbroughH1–28,715McLaughlin
14 September 1991Brighton & Hove AlbionA1–08,741Butler
17 September 1991Blackburn RoversA0–19,542
21 September 1991Charlton AthleticH2–08,459Butler, Hessenthaler
28 September 1991Swindon TownA1–38,863Porter
5 October 1991Grimsby TownH2–06,970Hessenthaler, Putney
12 October 1991Bristol CityA0–17,882
19 October 1991Southend UnitedH1–26,862Porter (pen)
26 October 1991Plymouth ArgyleA1–04,090Bazeley
29 October 1991MillwallH0–27,366
2 November 1991SunderlandA1–312,790Porter
6 November 1991Oxford UnitedH2–04,785Bazeley, Porter (pen)
9 November 1991Leicester CityH0–19,271
16 November 1991Bristol RoversA1–15,064Blissett
23 November 1991PortsmouthH2–18,135Blissett (2)
30 November 1991Port ValeA1–25,777Porter
7 December 1991Derby CountyH1–18,302Blissett
22 December 1991BarnsleyH1–17,522Nogan
26 December 1991MillwallA4–09,237Porter, Butler (2), Drysdale
29 December 1991Cambridge UnitedA1–08,439Butler
1 January 1992Tranmere RoversH0–09,892
11 January 1992Newcastle UnitedH2–29,811Holdsworth, Porter (pen)
18 January 1992Wolverhampton WanderersA0–314,175
24 January 1992Tranmere RoversA1–16,187Butler
1 February 1992Southend UnitedA0–17,581
8 February 1992Plymouth ArgyleH1–07,260Blissett
22 February 1992Port ValeH0–06,602
29 February 1992Derby CountyA1–314,052Nogan
7 March 1992Ipswich TownH0–19,199
11 March 1992Oxford UnitedA0–05,808
14 March 1992SunderlandH1–08,091Porter (pen)
17 March 1992Ipswich TownA2–112,484Drysdale (2)
21 March 1992Leicester CityA2–114,519Butler, Nogan
28 March 1992Bristol RoversH1–07,496Drysdale (pen)
31 March 1992Brighton & Hove AlbionH0–17,589
4 April 1992MiddlesbroughA2–113,669Butler, Holdsworth
11 April 1992Blackburn RoversH2–110,522Bazeley (2)
18 April 1992Charlton AthleticA1–17,477Nogan
20 April 1992Swindon TownH0–09,911
22 April 1992PortsmouthA0–014,417
25 April 1992Grimsby TownA1–06,483Nogan
2 May 1992Bristol CityH5–210,582Blissett, Putney, Bazeley, Gibbs, Drysdale

FA Cup

R34 January 1992Swindon TownA2–39,817Blissett (2)

League Cup

R1 1st Leg20 August 1991Southend UnitedH2–06,231Porter, Blissett
R1 2nd Leg28 August 1991Southend UnitedA1–1 (won 3-1 on agg)3,802Kennedy
R2 1st Leg24 September 1991EvertonA0–18,284
R2 2nd Leg8 October 1991EvertonH1–2 (lost 1-3 on agg)11,561Bazeley

Full Members Cup

SR12 October 1991Southend UnitedH0–11,700


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

No. Position Player
- GK David James
- GK Keith Waugh
- DF Keith Dublin
- DF Nigel Gibbs
- DF Jason Drysdale
- DF David Holdsworth
- DF Darren Bazeley
- DF Joe McLaughlin
- DF Jason Soloman
- DF Barry Ashby
- DF Steve Morrow (on loan from Arsenal)
- DF Gerard Lavin
No. Position Player
- MF Andy Hessenthaler
- MF Gary Porter
- MF Trevor Putney
- MF Peter Nicholas
- MF Rod Thomas
- MF Richard Johnson pos=FW|name=Mile the Artist}}
- MF Alan Devonshire
- FW Luther Blissett
- FW Steve Butler
- FW Lee Nogan
- FW Andy Kennedy
- FW Alex Inglethorpe


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