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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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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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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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Gifton Noel-Williams

Striker Gifton became the club’s youngest ever goalscorer when he scored against Blackpool in November 1996. He was a regular as Watford were promoted in 1998 and 1999 but suffered an injury which nearly finished his career.

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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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Ross Jenkins

Striker Ross joined Watford in 1972 from Crystal Palace. He went on spend 11 years at the club including playing in all four divisions.

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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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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Steve Harrison: Enjoy the Game Interview

For the next interview it was off to Alderley Edge, to meet Steve Harrison at a little tea shop. Steve joined Watford in 1978 as a player and then later Graham Taylor offered him a role working with the club’s juniors. When Taylor left to join Aston Villa, ‘Harry’ went with him, returning to replace Dave Bassett as manager six months later. Steve was great company and spoke at length with the humour and enthusiasm I’d hoped for.

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Nigel Gibbs: Enjoy the Game Interview

Nigel Gibbs was the third person interviewed for Enjoy the Game. At the time he was on the coaching staff at Reading and so I made the short trip to Berkshire and met him in the canteen at the club’s training ground.

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Steve Sims: Enjoy the Game Interview

Steve Sims was the archetypal strong, strapping centre half who joined Watford amid some fanfare because he’d been an England under-21 and B international while at Leicester City. His adjustment to the Third Division took time but he established himself in the side.

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