Watford Legends

Featured Interview

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.

More Interviews

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

Jordan Stewart

Aidy Boothroyd’s first signing, Jordan joined from Leicester City in 2005 and was part of the promotion winning squad in 2006.

read more

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.

read more

The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Ross Jenkins: Enjoy the Game Interview

Ross Jenkins is one of the four players who symbolises Watford’s rise through the divisions. He was the only one who had played for the first team when they were 92nd (bottom of the Fourth Division) under Mike Keen, and 1st (top of the First Division) six years later. He was the final Watford player I interviewed for Enjoy the Game.

read more

Tom Walley: Enjoy the Game Interview

The players who made a career after graduating from Tom Walley’s school of hard work cannot speak highly enough of him. As we sat and talked about football, I could see that he could be terrifying and inspiring in equal measure. It was a scattergun conversation, his north Wales accent has barely faded, and I opted to let him just talk so I could see what gems he came out with.

read more

Steve Harrison: Enjoy the Game Interview

For the next interview it was off to Alderley Edge, to meet Steve Harrison at a little tea shop. Steve joined Watford in 1978 as a player and then later Graham Taylor offered him a role working with the club’s juniors. When Taylor left to join Aston Villa, ‘Harry’ went with him, returning to replace Dave Bassett as manager six months later. Steve was great company and spoke at length with the humour and enthusiasm I’d hoped for.

read more