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Trevor How

Defender Trevor joined Watford as a schoolboy in 1971, and was given his debut in early 1975 by Mike Keen. He was part of the squad under Graham Taylor that won promotion out of Division Four and Division Three in consecutive seasons.

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Jay DeMerit

American defender Jay DeMerit spent six seasons at Watford from 2004 to 2010 after impressing in a preseason friendly with Northwood. He became club captain and played for the USA at the 2010 World Cup.

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Filippo Galli

Former AC Milan central defender Filippo signed for Watford in the summer of 2001 as the club prepared for life under Gianluca Vialli. He was appointed club captain.

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Neil Price

Defender Neil played less than twenty games for Watford yet they included some of the biggest games in the club’s history. He later returned to set up the Former Players Association.

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Piero Mingoia

Attacking midfielder Piero came through the youth system and scored on his first team debut in the FA Cup against Hartlepool at the start of 2011.

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Derek Payne

Midfielder Derek signed for Watford from Southend United. He spent two seasons at the club, scoring one memorable goal against Sheffield United.

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Steve Sims

Central defender Steve enjoyed two spells with the club between 1978 and 1987 including playing and captaining the side in Europe.

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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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Ian Richardson: Enjoy the Game Interview

Ian Richardson may only have played a handful of games for Watford but his place in the club’s history books is assured. Richardson made his debut in the second leg of the UEFA Cup tie against Kaiserslautern in September 1983 and scored twice as the Hornets overturned the 3-1 first leg deficit.

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Trevor Senior: Enjoy the Game Interview

In the summer of 1987, Dave Bassett replaced Mark Falco with Trevor Senior, on paper a good signing given his goalscoring record with Reading. Senior’s goals dried up at Watford so
I was not surprised when he did not have a great deal of appetite to recall his time at Vicarage Road but I was very grateful that he spared some time to speak to me on the phone.

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