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Ray Lewington

Ray Lewington

Ray joined Watford as Reserve Team Manager in 2001, taking over as manager after Luca Vialli’s departure. He was manager through a difficult period for the club.

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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.

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.

Trevor How Watford

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.

Darius Henderson

Darius Henderson

Striker Darius signed in the summer of 2005 and was part of the promotion winning squad in 2006, scoring the final goal in the play-off final against Leeds.

Nigel Callaghan

Nigel Callaghan

Talented right winger Nigel came through the youth team and made his debut in 1980. He left the club in 1987 but made a brief return on loan in 1991.

Johnny Phillips

Johnny Phillips

Johnny was the SSN reporter at Vicarage Road for one of the most iconic moments in the club’s recent history, when Troy Deeney scored THAT goal. The video of his report went viral.

James Meara

James Meara

Midfielder James was part of the FA Youth Cup winning squad in 1989. He signed professional with the club, but made only two first-team appearances.

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.

The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Richard Jobson

Richard Jobson: Enjoy the Game Interview

Richard Jobson was the only signing Watford made the season after winning promotion to the First Division in 1982. He joined from non-league Burton Albion in the October, and went on to enjoy a long career in the game.

Muir Stratford

Muir Stratford: Enjoy the Game Interview

Muir Stratford was one of the directors who saw it all. He had been on the board under Jim Bonser, he saw Elton John arrive, he went on the incredible journey from the Fourth Division to the top, and then he witnessed the ill-fated recruitment of Graham Taylor’s replacement.

Tony Coton

Tony Coton: Enjoy the Game Interview

For the second interview, I had a trip to Manchester to cover some cycling. Someone I knew at Manchester United had put me in touch with Tony Coton and he agreed to meet me one February afternoon in 2009.

Les Taylor

Les Taylor: Enjoy the Game Interview

Les Taylor was the first person interviewed for Enjoy the Game, in January 2009 at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford, before Lionel was even certain the book would go ahead.

Gary Porter

Gary Porter: Enjoy the Game Interview

Only three players have made more appearances for the Hornets than Gary Porter, who first came down to Watford from the north east during the school holidays. He was one of the ones who made it and made his first team debut in late 1983.