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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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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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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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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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Jack Smith

Younger brother of Tommy, defender Jack came through the youth system at Watford and made his debut towards the end of the 2002-3 season.

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Jay DeMerit

American defender Jay DeMerit spent six seasons at Watford from 2004 to 2010 after impressing in a preseason friendly with Northwood. He became club captain and played for the USA at the 2010 World Cup.

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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Luther Blissett: Enjoy the Game Interview

The fifth interviewee Luther Blissett already knew what I was going to ask, Nigel Gibbs had tipped him off. Luther had three spells at Watford as a player and served as a coach, so there was a lot of ground to cover.

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Pat Rice: Enjoy the Game Interview

I met Pat Rice in the café area Arsenal’s training ground in London Colney; he was still Arsene Wenger’s assistant manager at the time. A one-club man until he joined Watford, Rice was a bona fide Arsenal legend, racking up more than 400 first team appearances before joining Watford. He captained Watford to promotion and during their first season in the top flight.

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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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