Watford Legends

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Jordan Parkes

Former youth trainee Jordan had a long association with the club from the age of eight, representing England at youth level and making his first-team debut while still a trainee. He made a single league appearance before joining Barnet in 2010.

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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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Marvin Sordell

Academy graduate Marvin established himself in 2010-11, partnering Danny Graham in a young Watford team under Malky Mackay. His form persuaded Bolton Wanderers to pay £3m for his services on transfer deadline day in January 2012.

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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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Rick Holden

Winger Rick was signed in 1988 when Watford were in the old First Division. He stayed for a year and a half before joining Oldham Athletic in 1989.

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Darius Henderson

Striker Darius signed in the summer of 2005 and was part of the promotion winning squad in 2006, scoring the final goal in the play-off final against Leeds.

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Jordan Parkes

Former youth trainee Jordan had a long association with the club from the age of eight, representing England at youth level and making his first-team debut while still a trainee. He made a single league appearance before joining Barnet in 2010.

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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Eric Steele: Enjoy the Game Interview

I spoke to Eric Steele at Manchester United’s training ground one afternoon in May. Steele was one of a batch of signings Graham Taylor made shortly after he’d reached the Second Division in 1979 and although he lost his place, he was there as the club rose through the divisions and had some interesting things to say.

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Kenny Jackett: Enjoy the Game Interview

Kenny Jackett was the manager of Millwall and when I first contacted him in April 2009, he was in the middle of trying to steer the Lions out of League One. Because of that, he asked if we could speak on the phone and so one afternoon in early May we talked about the 1980s at Watford.

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Jimmy Gilligan: Enjoy the Game Interview

In March 2009, I headed to Barking to meet a man who scored Watford’s first goal in Europe. Having coached at a professional level, I wondered whether Tom Walley’s methods would be accepted today.

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