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Neil Price

Neil Price

Defender Neil played less than twenty games for Watford yet they included some of the biggest games in the club’s history. He later returned to set up the Former Players Association.

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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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Lenny Pidgeley

Goalkeeper Lenny came to Watford on loan from Chelsea and made his debut after Alec Chamberlain was sent off at Crewe in 2003.

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Malcolm Allen

Welshman Malcolm progressed through the youth ranks, captaining the team in the 1985 FA Youth Cup Final and making his first team debut later that year.

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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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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Colin West: Enjoy the Game Interview

Following in the footsteps of Ross Jenkins and George Reilly must have been a daunting prospect but Colin West made an immediate impact after joining from Sunderland on transfer deadline day in March 1985. We talked about the circumstances that led to his transfer to Watford.

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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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Nigel Callaghan: Enjoy the Game Interview

When I first watched Watford, the next interviewee, Nigel Callaghan was one of my favourite players. Callaghan retired from football too early for a man of his talent – and switched to his other passion, DJing.

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