Ever since I parked in Riverside Road, Watford have never lost a
game. On the rare occasion that I've had to park down a side-road
because Riverside Road has been full, we've lost every single time!!
I always try and park by the same lamppost as well!!
b) LUCKY MINTS.
During a game some years ago at home (I think against Derby in the FA Cup
when we won 2-1 with that Neil Redfearn free-kick), I put my hand in
my coat pocket and pulled out a packet of mints (Trebor Extra Strong
Mints) and put one in my mouth. Barely seconds later (literally!!) we
got a free kick and in it went!! Now I take a packet to every game.
Sometimes I take two or even three mints at once as it seems to
increase the chances of Watford scoring!!
c) LUCKY MUG.
A few years ago I got a Watford mug for my birthday. I was really
chuffed with it and drank my coffee out of it on a Saturday when
Watford were at home. We lost. I refused to drink out of my Watford
mug on a Saturday again, but instead drank out of it on a Friday. We
have never lost on occasions when I have drunk out of my mug on a
Friday the day before a game.
d) LUCKY ROUTE TO THE GROUND.
Having had a long run of draws in Division 2, I decided to drive a
different way to Watford (down the A405 instead of the M1) and that
saw a dramatic turnaround in results (which has seen us improve our
position considerably!!). We have yet to be defeated when I have not
gone this way.
e) LUCKY DEODORANT.
Accidentally I left a bottle of deodorant in the glove compartment of
my dad's car. The next two home games we went to, we won comfortably.
Occasionally, I have left the deodorant behind and we have lost.
My mum came to an away game at Southend but decided she'd rather go
shopping than see the match!! We went on to win 4-0!! For every away
game we attend it is vital that my mum comes to do some shopping in
the town centre of the team we play!! This only works on away games.
g) LUCKY CLOTHES.
I have found that wearing certain clothes on the day of a match is
very important. So far this season we have not won a game when I
have worn the Watford away strip, yet we have not lost when I have
worn the home strip for last season!! Whether I wear black or blue
jeans and which coat I wear is vital too!!