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Leigh Bromby

Leigh Bromby

Yorkshireman Leigh was a deadline day signing from Sheffield United in 2008 as Aidy Boothroyd looked to bolster a team looking for promotion.

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John Barnes

Arguably the finest player ever to play for Watford, John joined Watford at the age of 17 after being spotted playing for non-league Sudbury Court. He went on to make nearly 300 appearances for the club over six seasons, before joining Liverpool in 1987.

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Nathan Ellington

Striker Nathan signed in a then club record deal worth £3.25 million from WBA as manager Aidy Boothroyd looked to return to the Premier League at the first attempt. However it turned into a struggle for both player and team.

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Jimmy Gilligan

Striker Jimmy played in the FA Youth Cup winning side in 1982 and went on to play and score for the first team in the First Division and Europe. He was also later on the club’s coaching staff.

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Danny Webber

Striker Danny joined the Hornets originally with two loan spells from Manchester United in 2002. He then made a permanent move in 2003, and spent nearly two seasons at the club.

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Iwan Roberts

Striker Iwan came through the youth system and made his debut aged just 17. His first ever goal was the winner against Manchester United.

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Duncan Welbourne

Wing-half Duncan signed for the Hornets in November 1963 and went on to set a club record for consecutive appearances, 457 in total and 280 in the Football League.

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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Wilf Rostron: Enjoy the Game Interview

I wondered how the interview would go with Wilf Rostron. He wasn’t one to keep in touch with his former team-mates, it seemed. He struck me as extremely modest and not one to live in the past. He’d participated in some of the club’s most remarkable days and yet his memory of them was understated.

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David Bardsley: Enjoy the Game Interview

David Bardsley played as a full-back and later a flying winger but left the club shortly after Dave Bassett took over as manager in 1987. I didn’t expect him to be enthusiastic about Bassett’s appointment but it was interesting to hear that he wasn’t keen playing on the wing either.

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Brian Talbot: Enjoy the Game Interview

An FA Cup winner with both Ipswich and Arsenal, and with England caps, Brian Talbot was clearly a midfielder with an impressive pedigree. He signed at the age of 32 on a generous contract and it was a curious decision by Graham Taylor. I met Talbot at a branch of Starbucks on a bright June day and was interested to hear what he thought about his season and a bit at Watford.

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