1980-81 Famous win over Southampton
7-1 at Vicarage Road.
The first 'Watford Shop' opens.
Barnes and Callaghan become regulars and Watford are promoted
to the top division for the first time in their history.
1982-83 Iveco become sponsors.
Watford achieve their highest ever finish 2nd in the league
1983-84 The Watford European tour
starts. Blissett goes to AC Milan. Watford go to Wembley.
1984-85 11th place in a season of
1985-86 Solvite become shirt
sponsors. Callaghan demands transfer.
Wine waiters. New stands.
Goodbye John Barnes.
Oh god...I'm sorry...The Bassett Years / 6mths.
2nd tier football for the first time in years leads to a 60 game