I was there in the stands cheering on the Horns – and dreaming of seeing them take on the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal next season.
But on the day, Ian Holloway’s Eagles were, it’s fair to say, better. To get so close and still remain so far is agonising, but let’s look on the bright side.
At the start of the season I, like many Watford fans, were not optimistic. The club had been through loads of turmoil and appeared to be relegation fodder.
Full marks to Gianfranco Zola and his boys for reaching the play-offs in the first place. The highlight of the season for me was seeing Watford defeat Leicester in an emotional semi-final win.
So it wasn’t our day on Monday but the future is looking positive. Let’s hope the Horns can dust themselves off, pick themselves up and regroup for next season. Go you Horns.