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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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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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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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Kenny Jackett

Kenny came through the youth ranks and played for Watford between 1980 and 1990 before retiring with a knee injury. He then held various coaching roles at the club, including managing the first team for one season.

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Neal Ardley

Neal joined the club from Wimbledon in the summer of 2002 and played for nearly three seasons, making over 100 appearances.

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Andrew Taylor

Left-back Andrew was a popular loan signing in season 2010-11, playing 19 games and scoring a memorable goal against Portsmouth.

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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

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.

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John Barnes: Enjoy the Game Interview

If you saw John Barnes play you’ll be hard pushed to think of a more naturally gifted individual to wear a Watford shirt. Barnes was the one who got the crowd on the edge of their seat, or on tiptoes, whenever he got the ball. We met one Tuesday afternoon and it was an interesting chat but I felt like I was not really getting much beneath the surface.

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Brian Talbot: Enjoy the Game Interview

An FA Cup winner with both Ipswich and Arsenal, and with England caps, Brian Talbot was clearly a midfielder with an impressive pedigree. He signed at the age of 32 on a generous contract and it was a curious decision by Graham Taylor. I met Talbot at a branch of Starbucks on a bright June day and was interested to hear what he thought about his season and a bit at Watford.

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