Watford Legends

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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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Rene Gilmartin

Irish goalkeeper Rene signed initially for Watford in 2010 from Walsall, mainly playing understudy to Scott Loach. He joined Plymouth Argyle in 2012, but returned to Watford two years later as back-up to Heurelho Gomes and Jonathan Bond, and stayed until the summer of 2017.

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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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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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Gary Penrice

Gary had two spells at the club, signing initially for £500k from Bristol Rovers in 1989. He returned to the club in 1995. 

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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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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Tom Walley: Enjoy the Game Interview

The players who made a career after graduating from Tom Walley’s school of hard work cannot speak highly enough of him. As we sat and talked about football, I could see that he could be terrifying and inspiring in equal measure. It was a scattergun conversation, his north Wales accent has barely faded, and I opted to let him just talk so I could see what gems he came out with.

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John McClelland: Enjoy the Game Interview

In early March 2009, I headed to Wakefield to meet John McClelland, who had been one of my favourite players, arguably the finest defenders to ever play for Watford. McClelland was interview number six.

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Neil Price: Enjoy the Game Interview

The next interview was another young player who came through Tom Walley’s system. Neil Price was a local lad who played barely a dozen games for Watford but packed a lot in and I found him to be a man with opinions as strong as his tackles.

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