Defining Moments | Craig Ramage


One game I remember particularly well is Port Vale away during my first season in 1994/95. We won 3-2 and I scored a winner in the 93rd minute, but everyone was just surprised that I was still running at that point!

But as much as the goal, I'll always remember getting mobbed behind the goal by our fans and there is one particular fella jumping around but he looked like he didn't want his missus to see him there!

Just one tall bloke jumping around, but not quite wanting to get involved in case he got on camera. I've watched it back and it's something that always makes me laugh.


One of my most memorable moments came after being left out at the start of the 1995/96 season because Glenn Roeder thought I wasn't fit enough at the time. It was obviously frustrating because I wanted to play, but I just had to bide my time.

Then I got pulled in the week before we played Grimsby and just got asked whether I was ready to get my season started. We'd lost three on the bounce before then, so it was obviously an important game.

We ended up drawing that one 0-0 before going back to Vicarage Road and beating Stoke City 3-0. I scored two that day, a header in the first-half and a free-kick in the second.

It was special to score two after a tough start to the season and I'll always remember the crowd reaction when I ran out, which was nice and something I'll always remember.


Things had obviously started to go wrong for me towards the end of my time at Watford. I picked up an injury and then Kenny Jackett came in and I don’t think I was his kind of player, but this was probably the final straw.

I'd just got back into the team when I got sent off against Chesterfield at home for a silly tackle, and I knew then that the writing was on the wall. So it's not the best memory, but certainly one I won’t forget because it signalled the end of my time at Watford.

I never wanted to leave the club because it was like a second home for me and the fans were always amazing. It was without doubt the best period of my career.

Article first published in The Hornet (Watford FC match programme)


Accessibility | Season Ticket Relocation

As has been detailed in previous communication and notices, the Hornets are respectfully reminding some Season Ticket holders that they will be allocated a new location for their ST seat, due to it falling within an area of the stadium where accessibility improvement works are taking place.

Emails have been sent to those affected detailing their new seating positions. 
Should you wish to discuss alternative options with regards to your seat relocation, be this in the same tier of the same stand or maybe somewhere else entirely within the stadium, you are welcome to contact us during an Exclusive Seat Movement Window for those being forced to relocate.
This window opens on Thursday June 1 and closes on Monday June 5. The exact timings are as follows:

Thursday June 1, 9am-5.30pm
Friday June 2, 9am-5.30pm
Saturday June 3, 10am-4pm
Sunday June 4 CLOSED
Monday June 5, 9am-5.30pm
Please call 01923 223023 or visit the Vicarage Road Ticket Office in person. Given the nature of the enquiries, relocation requests cannot be conducted via email or via the web.
Please be advised that we expect Thursday June 1 to be especially busy with enquiries and it may take some time for our specialist Ticket Office team to serve you.
Given the circumstances of any move, no relocation admin charge will apply throughout the Exclusive Seat Movement Window. In addition, if you move into a different stand (notably the Sir Elton John Stand and Upper Graham Taylor Stand), you will be able to do so at no extra cost for the 2017/18 season. If you wish to renew in this same seat for the 2018/19 season, you will be expected to pay the relevant renewal amount.
After the exclusive period, there will then be a General Seat Movement Window, running between June 7 and June 9, to allow other Season Ticket holders the chance to explore relocation options should they so wish (one-off £10 admin charge applies).
If you require any further information, please call 01923 223023 between now and the end of Wednesday May 31.
The club would like to thank supporters for their understanding in this matter.