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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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Malky Mackay

Malky was part of the 2006 squad promoted to the Premier League. He went on to join the coaching staff, and became Watford’s manager in 2009.

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Aidy Boothroyd

Aidy was the surprise choice of Watford manager, replacing Ray Lewington in 2005. However he guided the Hornets to promotion to the Premier League the following season.

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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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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

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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Ian Bolton: Enjoy the Game Interview

Graham Taylor’s second signing, Ian Bolton was one of four players (the others being Ross Jenkins, Luther Blissett and Steve Sherwood) to play for Watford in all four divisions as they rose up through the Football League. A ball-playing central defender and a key figure throughout the era, he gave one of the most vivid descriptions of what it was like to be a player in a Graham Taylor side.

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