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Ashley Young

Ashley Young

Ashley came through the youth academy and scored on his first-team debut. He went on to be sold for a fee of over £9 million and to play for Manchester United and England.

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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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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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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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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.

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Theo Robinson

Striker Theo made his debut for Watford as a 17 year old in 2006 but found subsequent appearances hard to come by in the following three years at the club.

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Worrell Sterling

Winger Worrell progressed through the youth ranks and made his debut in at Old Trafford in 1983. He remained at the club until 1989.

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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Lee Sinnott: Enjoy the Game Interview

I met Lee Sinnott at Wooley Edge Services near Wakefield as he headed to an evening training session with his players at Bradford Park Avenue. He is one of only 12 men to have played in an FA Cup final for Watford and at 18 he was the youngest. Sinnott was quick, athletic and versatile, and many supporters will remember his prodigious long throw-in.

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Charlie Palmer: Enjoy the Game Interview

The first interview conducted by phone was with defender Charlie Palmer who broke into the team at the start of the 1983-84 season but then lost his place to David Bardsley. I had thought that Palmer would be a peripheral figure in the story but it was an honest, frank and insightful interview.

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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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