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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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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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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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Richard Jobson

Richard gave up his university degree course to join Watford in 1982, signing from non-league Burton Albion. He left for Hull City in 1985, and went on to have a twenty year career in the game and briefly returned to Watford in 2000.

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Glyn Hodges

Welsh international Glyn joined Watford in 1987 and spent two and a half years at the club winning the 1988-9 Player of the Season award.

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Lee Nogan

Striker Lee joined the club from Oxford United in December 1991 and played over 100 games for 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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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Lee Sinnott: Enjoy the Game Interview

I met Lee Sinnott at Wooley Edge Services near Wakefield as he headed to an evening training session with his players at Bradford Park Avenue. He is one of only 12 men to have played in an FA Cup final for Watford and at 18 he was the youngest. Sinnott was quick, athletic and versatile, and many supporters will remember his prodigious long throw-in.

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Eddie Plumley: Enjoy the Game Interview

Part of the story I wanted to tell was how Elton John, Graham Taylor, the board of directors and staff built a club, not just a team. The ramshackle old stadium needed a lot of work and I knew that Eddie Plumley would be able to talk about what it was like building up the club and he gave me a lot of very interesting background detail that I would call on when writing the book.

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Tony Coton: Enjoy the Game Interview

For the second interview, I had a trip to Manchester to cover some cycling. Someone I knew at Manchester United had put me in touch with Tony Coton and he agreed to meet me one February afternoon in 2009.

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