1998-99 saw Watford gain their second successive league promotion and reach the Premier League for the first time. A 5th placed finish, secured with 7 wins from the last 8 games, saw Graham Taylor’s Hornets into the Championship play-offs.
After beating Birmingham City on penalties in the Semi-Final, Watford faced a fancied Bolton Wanderers side in the Wembley showpiece Final.
Two former Carlisle United players proved to be the matchwinners in a commanding performance. Nick Wright opened the scoring on 38 minutes with a spectacular overhead kick, then Scottish forward Allan Smart came on as substitute and sealed the win on 89 minutes with a deserved second goal.
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Items should be returned to us within 28 days of delivery in their original packaging along with your order confirmation sheet to receive a full refund of the price you paid for the item.
All parcels must be sent to us via recorded delivery at the customer’s own charge as we will not accept responsibility for lost goods.
Please make a note in the notes section of your order confirmation sheet why the item has been returned.
We do not accept exchanges via post. Any orders returned to us will be refunded to the original account used to pay for the item.
Post the item and returns note by recorded delivery to the following address:
The Hornets Shop
Please allow up to 5 working days for this to be processed.
You may also exchange or refund your goods at The Hornets Shop located at Vicarage Road Stadium. Any items bought in-store can be returned at either of our stores at Vicarage Road and Atria Watford. In-store purchases cannot be returned via post and any requests for refunds or exchanges will be rejected.
All items must be returned in a new condition, with original packaging, and within 28 days. You must bring proof of purchase. We reserve the right to refuse a refund or exchange if the goods returned have been deemed to be damaged, worn or tampered with. This may include, marks, stains and other physical defects along with odours prevalent on the shirt including foul smells and cleaning products. This does not affect your statutory rights.
DVDs, CDs, books, magazines, programmes, jewellery, underwear, swimwear, hats and socks purchased through the Online Store will only be exchanged if deemed to be faulty.
If your item has arrived faulty, please contact email@example.com or use the dedicated customer messaging service on our website for information regarding a return of the product. If your item was purchased longer than 6 months prior to any damages this will be considered general wear and tear and is not eligible for refunds or exchanges. Please do not resend items back to us at your own charge, as we are unable to reimburse any postage paid at your own cost.
Personalised items may only be accepted for return if the personalisation is incorrect or if the item is faulty. If a player leaves the club or changes his number whilst at the club, we are unable to provide a refund or exchange. Please ensure you have ordered the correct size at the time of ordering as this will not be a valid reason for a refund. Please see our Printing Disclaimer for further information.