Watford Legends

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Marvin Sordell

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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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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John McClelland

Northern Ireland international defender John signed for Watford in 1984 and won the Player of the Season award twice, and was also the third player inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame.

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Matthew Spring

Midfielder Matt joined the club in 2005 having previously played for a certain team up the road and scoring against Watford in a League Cup tie.

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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

David Bardsley: Enjoy the Game Interview

David Bardsley played as a full-back and later a flying winger but left the club shortly after Dave Bassett took over as manager in 1987. I didn’t expect him to be enthusiastic about Bassett’s appointment but it was interesting to hear that he wasn’t keen playing on the wing either.

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Luther Blissett: Enjoy the Game Interview

The fifth interviewee Luther Blissett already knew what I was going to ask, Nigel Gibbs had tipped him off. Luther had three spells at Watford as a player and served as a coach, so there was a lot of ground to cover.

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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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