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Watford FC’s Marie Curie Match 05/01/2011

Posted by Matt Rowson in Thoughts about things.

As can’t have escaped your notice, but just in case, this Saturday’s FA Cup Third Round tie with Hartlepool United has been designated by the club as their ‘Marie Curie Match’. The club is donating its profit from ticket sales to the cancer charity, the Football League’s partner charity for the season, and to ensure that there is money to donate the players have agreed to waive their appearance fees should the club not proceed to the Fourth Round.

We’re not short of nice things to say about our club at the moment, but here’s something else to feel warm and fluffy about to be going on with. Supporting a football club like Watford is all about being part of a community, and WFC aren’t slow to recognise this at the moment. You can contribute to this effort – which hopes to raise a five figure donation overall – by either buying a match ticket and/or by donating directly at the club’s Justgiving page.

That is all.



1. JohnF - 09/01/2011

What a pity the club’s gesture received such poor support from the Watford unfaithful. Clearly there is nothing that can be done to pull people through the gates. It certainly will do nothing to attract “investors”.

Matt Rowson - 09/01/2011

I’m not sure that 9000 is a disaster for Hartlepool at home. The purposes of donating the proceeds to charity would have been manifold, but in terms of the charity benefitting, and the feelgood factor surrounding the club, two big ticks at the very least.

2. NickB - 09/01/2011

I didn’t think the crowd looked a lot different from some league games, except perhaps the home part of the Vic Rd end. The averaging of ST holders present at league games is often distorting and the quoted attendances unreliable.
Atmosphere in the 2nd half was great and I thought the crowd bought into the occasion pretty well and seemed anxious to send a warm message to Malky.
Like Matt, I was pleasantly surprised with 9000 for this fixture. Some cracking goals and a very promising shift from Matt W. Martin Taylor is looking more and more like Franz Beckenbauer.

3. Fran - 10/01/2011

Actually, John, I was impressed by a home crowd of over 8000 just after Christmas for the visit of a League 2 team. As often in these games, there are strangers in areas that are usually populated by ST holders, but the ‘strangers’ around me were all passionate Hornets using this opportunity to sit in the middle of the Rookery.

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