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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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Rene Gilmartin

Irish goalkeeper Rene signed initially for Watford in 2010 from Walsall, mainly playing understudy to Scott Loach. He joined Plymouth Argyle in 2012, but returned to Watford two years later as back-up to Heurelho Gomes and Jonathan Bond, and stayed until the summer of 2017.

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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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Paul Wilkinson

Striker Paul joined Watford in 1988 and was top scorer in each of his three seasons at the club He also made four appearances in a brief loan spell in 1995.

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Kevin Miller

Goalkeeper Kevin signed from Birmingham City in the summer of 1994. He went on to play for three seasons at the club, winning the Player of the Season award twice.

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Steve Palmer

Defender or defensive midfielder Steve joined the club in 1995 and went on to make well over 200 appearances for the club over six years, including winning Player of the Season as Watford were promoted to the Premier League.

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Nigel Callaghan: Enjoy the Game Interview

When I first watched Watford, the next interviewee, Nigel Callaghan was one of my favourite players. Callaghan retired from football too early for a man of his talent – and switched to his other passion, DJing.

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Pat Rice: Enjoy the Game Interview

I met Pat Rice in the café area Arsenal’s training ground in London Colney; he was still Arsene Wenger’s assistant manager at the time. A one-club man until he joined Watford, Rice was a bona fide Arsenal legend, racking up more than 400 first team appearances before joining Watford. He captained Watford to promotion and during their first season in the top flight.

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Gary Porter: Enjoy the Game Interview

Only three players have made more appearances for the Hornets than Gary Porter, who first came down to Watford from the north east during the school holidays. He was one of the ones who made it and made his first team debut in late 1983.

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