Watford Legends

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Ross Jenkins

Locally born midfielder Ross was at Watford from the age of nine, breaking into the first team while still a scholar. He became a regular in the side under Brendan Rodgers but after the Pozzo takeover he found opportunities harder to come by.

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Darren Ward

Central defender Darren made his debut as a 17 year old in a derby game against Luton Town. Despite a serious injury in 1997, he regained fitness to become a regular in the 1999 Premiership team and in Division One the following season.

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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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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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Steve Perryman

Steve took over as manager in late 1990 with the Hornets struggling. He managed to turn things round and avoided relegation with a game to spare.

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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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Scott Loach

England u21 goalkeeper Scott joined Watford as a youngster from Lincoln City and conceded the “ghost goal” against Reading on his league debut in 2008.

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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Paul Atkinson: Enjoy the Game Interview

Paul Atkinson came on as a second half substitute in the FA Cup Final, but never played for the first team again. A mixed Vicarage Road career that started with a transfer tribunal asking Watford to pay a higher-than-anticipated fee and a broken ankle in his first friendly game for the club. I was interested to hear the point of view of a player who had not fitted into Graham Taylor’s side.

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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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Kevin Richardson: Enjoy the Game Interview

The second stop on my trip to the North East was to Hartlepool, where I met Kevin Richardson. He played just under a season for the Hornets but had played for Everton in the 1984 FA Cup final. He was also sold with indecent haste by Dave Bassett after Taylor left in 1987.

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