Category: 70s

Eric Steele

Goalkeeper Eric joined Watford in 1979 and spent five years at the club, initially as first choice but then as back-up to Steve Sherwood.

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Steve Sims

Central defender Steve enjoyed two spells with the club between 1978 and 1987 including playing and captaining the side in Europe.

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Ian Bolton

Defender Ian was signed from Notts County in 1977 and was described by Graham Taylor as his best ever buy. He played in all four divisions for the club as well as in the UEFA Cup.

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Steve Sherwood

Goalkeeper Steve played in all four divisions, Europe and the Cup Final for Watford and spent ten seasons at the club.

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Roger Joslyn

Midfielder Roger signed in 1974 and went on to play more than 200 games for the club and enjoyed two promotions with the club.

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Alan Mayes

Striker Alan signed for the Hornets from Queens Park Rangers, making his debut in the old Fourth Division in 1974. He spent five years at the club.

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Keith Mercer

Striker Keith came through the youth ranks at Watford and became their youngest ever player when he made his debut as a substitute aged 16 years and 125 days old.

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Ross Jenkins

Striker Ross joined Watford in 1972 from Crystal Palace. He went on spend 11 years at the club including playing in all four divisions.

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Andy Rankin

Goalkeeper Andy joined the Hornets in 1971 from boyhood club Everton and went on to make one short of 300 appearances for the club during a nine-year spell.

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Colin Franks

Midfielder Colin joined the Hornets from Wealdstone in 1969, spending four seasons at the club and making more than 100 appearances.

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Mike Walker

Mike played in goal for Watford for five seasons between 1968 and 1973 and famously went on to manage Norwich City and Everton.

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Keith Eddy

Barrow born midfielder Keith joined Watford from his hometown club in 1966 and played more than 200 games over a six year spell with the club.

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Stewart Scullion

Winger Stewart had two spells at the club, initially joining from Charlton Athletic, then moving back from Sheffield United.

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Dennis Bond

Midfielder Dennis had two spells at the club totalling eight years, with a spell at boyhood club Tottenham Hotspur and Charlton Athletic in between.

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Duncan Welbourne

Wing-half Duncan signed for the Hornets in November 1963 and went on to set a club record for consecutive appearances, 457 in total and 280 in the Football League.

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