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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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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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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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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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Danny Webber

Striker Danny joined the Hornets originally with two loan spells from Manchester United in 2002. He then made a permanent move in 2003, and spent nearly two seasons at the club.

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Dennis Bailey

Striker Dennis was in Watford’s youth team in the early 80s but was released. He returned to the club in 1994 on loan, making just eight appearances but scoring some vital goals as the club avoided relegation to the third tier.

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James Chambers

James joined the club initially on loan and then permanently in 2004. He was part of the play-off winning team in 2006.

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Trevor Senior: Enjoy the Game Interview

In the summer of 1987, Dave Bassett replaced Mark Falco with Trevor Senior, on paper a good signing given his goalscoring record with Reading. Senior’s goals dried up at Watford so
I was not surprised when he did not have a great deal of appetite to recall his time at Vicarage Road but I was very grateful that he spared some time to speak to me on the phone.

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Wilf Rostron: Enjoy the Game Interview

I wondered how the interview would go with Wilf Rostron. He wasn’t one to keep in touch with his former team-mates, it seemed. He struck me as extremely modest and not one to live in the past. He’d participated in some of the club’s most remarkable days and yet his memory of them was understated.

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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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