Watford Legends

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Steve Harrison

Steve Harrison

Steve played, coached and managed Watford between 1978 and 1990. He was part of the successful coaching team in the 1980s under Graham Taylor.

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Ross Jenkins

Locally born midfielder Ross was at Watford from the age of nine, breaking into the first team while still a scholar. He became a regular in the side under Brendan Rodgers but after the Pozzo takeover he found opportunities harder to come by.

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Darren Ward

Central defender Darren made his debut as a 17 year old in a derby game against Luton Town. Despite a serious injury in 1997, he regained fitness to become a regular in the 1999 Premiership team and in Division One the following season.

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Alec Chamberlain

Goalkeeper Alec signed in the summer of 1996 for just £40,000 from Sunderland. He went on to enjoy more than 20 years at the club as a player and then coach.

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Gavin Mahon

Gavin joined from Brentford as one of Luca Vialli’s final signings. He went on to captain the club to promotion to the Premier League in 2006.

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Wayne Andrews

Striker Wayne progressed through the youth system at Watford and made regular appearances in 1996-7 scoring five goals in 29 appearances, but struggled to regain his place after breaking his ankle the following season. 

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Jordan Parkes

Former youth trainee Jordan had a long association with the club from the age of eight, representing England at youth level and making his first-team debut while still a trainee. He made a single league appearance before joining Barnet in 2010.

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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Steve Terry: Enjoy the Game Interview

The next interviewee, Steve Terry was another strong centre half who was not afraid to put his body on the line both in attack and defence, recognisable by the strip of bandage to protect the scar tissue on his forehead. A member of the FA Cup final team, he shared the number five shirt with Steve Sims for much of his time at the club.

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Nigel Gibbs: Enjoy the Game Interview

Nigel Gibbs was the third person interviewed for Enjoy the Game. At the time he was on the coaching staff at Reading and so I made the short trip to Berkshire and met him in the canteen at the club’s training ground.

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Paul Franklin: Enjoy the Game Interview

FA Youth Cup winner Paul Franklin made his Football League debut in the 2-1 win against league champions Liverpool on the final day of the 1982-83 season, and had began to establish himself in the first team, only to suffer a knee injury that led to three operations in quick succession and which curtailed a very promising career.

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