Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Watford 3 Reading 0 - In Pictures

As Saturday dawned, long time chum and fellow Watford fan Kev "The Hammer" recognised ideal photography conditions and bought his brand spanking new camera to Watford's pivotal game with Reading. Some of the resulting images turned out quite well, so to an almost audible sigh of relief,  this time round I'm going to let them do the talking.


Oh, and well done boys.

[caption id="attachment_166" align="alignleft" width="430" caption="Vicarage Road watches with bated breath..."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_181" align="alignleft" width="430" caption="Fans keep the faith"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_167" align="alignleft" width="442" caption="Heidar and John Eustace have different ideas"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_178" align="alignleft" width="442" caption="Lansbury goes close"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_179" align="alignleft" width="447" caption="Jostling for position"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_168" align="aligncenter" width="704" caption="Harry enjoys the sunshine"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_169" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="A picture is sometimes better than a thousand words..."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_170" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Fans celebrate at 2-0"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_171" align="aligncenter" width="693" caption="Lloyd looks on"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_172" align="aligncenter" width="745" caption="Lee Hodson continues to come of age"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_173" align="aligncenter" width="713" caption="McAnuff cuts an increasingly forlorn figure"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_174" align="aligncenter" width="685" caption="Henri Lansbury"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_175" align="aligncenter" width="755" caption="It was all too much for some..."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_176" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Victory Salute"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_177" align="aligncenter" width="685" caption="The last we'll see of this Watford legend?"][/caption]


  1. Amazing pictures - love the goal celebration especially.

  2. Those are really good shots. Amazing you can do so well from the crowd.

  3. Some great shots here. Excellent quality too. Really capture the atmosphere.

  4. wow! great photos! what lens did you use and how the hell did you get into the vic and manage to use it?

    Great post again! Keep up the good work!


  5. rookerythoughts28 April 2010 at 12:12

    Thanks Simon - I was really pleased with the "celebration" picture, Kev (the owner of the camera) had left his seat to answer the call of nature, so I was behind the viewfinder for that one. There are quite a few others in the lead up to the goal and some other celebratory ones that I may post later.

  6. rookerythoughts28 April 2010 at 12:18

    Hi Stuart, it wasn't my camera, but I'll find out the details on the equipment if you want? I was really impressed with it. In pictures taken from three quarters of the way back in the Rookery, you can clearly make out expressions on the Reading fans faces. Made for quite amusing viewing!

    In terms of taking it in, it was just slung in a rucksack - no questions asked! It wasn't a huge lens, so didn't draw any attention.

    My understanding is that you can take pictures as long as they aren't for financial gain?

  7. Yeah, would like to know actually! Was it a dslr with a lens? seems so so close and high res for most normal digital cameras! Very impressed!

    Have had trouble taking cameras into other stadiums, but mainly for concerts and that sort of thing! Great to see more pictures!


  8. Some superb photos. Even as a Reading fan who was fuming on the day, I can appreciate that. Well done to Watford for staying up and fully deserving their win.