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Club historian John Fennelly looks back at what supporters were reading on their way in, at half-time and in the newspapers afterwards when WATFORD visited in January 1984.
John Fennelly

IN THE NEWS

It was the year of the miners’ strike, Band-Aid and early warnings by scientists of a ‘greenhouse effect’ caused by excessive amounts of carbon dioxide.

Prince Harry is born, Torvill and Dean win ice-dancing Olympic gold and the government expels 30 Libyan diplomats following the fatal shooting of policewoman Yvonne Fletcher. The IRA bomb Brighton’s Grand Hotel during the Conservative Party Conference and an agreement is reached that allows China to resume sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997.

Comedian Eric Morecambe dies from a heart attack at the age of 58. Poet laureate Sir John Betjeman (78) also passes on. Robert Maxwell buys the Mirror newspaper for £113.4 million.

Concern grows over the spread of the HIV virus after two people die of Aids following blood transfusions. Lightning strikes 700-year-old York Minster causing fire damage estimated at more than £1 million. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams is shot in Belfast.

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