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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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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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Trevor How

Defender Trevor joined Watford as a schoolboy in 1971, and was given his debut in early 1975 by Mike Keen. He was part of the squad under Graham Taylor that won promotion out of Division Four and Division Three in consecutive seasons.

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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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Danny Graham

Danny finished top scorer in both of his two seasons at the club, the second of which he was also voted Watford’s Player of the Season.

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Nick Wright

Nick joined Watford from Carlisle United in the summer of 1998 in a deal which also brought Allan Smart to the club. He scored a memorable overhead kick in the 1999 play-off final at Wembley.

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Keith Dublin

Defender Keith was signed from Brighton & Hove Albion in 1990. He made over 150 appearances for the club.

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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

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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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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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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