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John Barnes

John Barnes

Arguably the finest player ever to play for Watford, John joined Watford at the age of 17 after being spotted playing for non-league Sudbury Court. He went on to make nearly 300 appearances for the club over six seasons, before joining Liverpool in 1987.

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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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Steve Palmer

Defender or defensive midfielder Steve joined the club in 1995 and went on to make well over 200 appearances for the club over six years, including winning Player of the Season as Watford were promoted to the Premier League.

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Richard Flash

Former Manchester United trainee Richard spent two seasons at the club but made only one appearance, his senior football debut in an away match at Burnley.

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Keith Scott

Striker Keith enjoyed a brief loan spell with Watford in 1997, making six appearances and scoring twice.

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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Richard Hill: Enjoy the Game Interview

Richard Hill was Graham Taylor’s last signing for the club before leaving for Aston Villa. His Watford career was brief. As the fourth interview for Enjoy The Game, it is often the bit-part players who have the clearest view of the drama taking place centre stage.

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Eric Steele: Enjoy the Game Interview

I spoke to Eric Steele at Manchester United’s training ground one afternoon in May. Steele was one of a batch of signings Graham Taylor made shortly after he’d reached the Second Division in 1979 and although he lost his place, he was there as the club rose through the divisions and had some interesting things to say.

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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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