Watford Legends

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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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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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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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Gifton Noel-Williams

Striker Gifton became the club’s youngest ever goalscorer when he scored against Blackpool in November 1996. He was a regular as Watford were promoted in 1998 and 1999 but suffered an injury which nearly finished his career.

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Allan Nielsen

Allan became Watford’s record signing in 2000, joining from Tottenham Hotspur for £2.5 million. He went on to play under three different managers in this three seasons at the club.

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The Enjoy the Game Interviews

Colin West: Enjoy the Game Interview

Following in the footsteps of Ross Jenkins and George Reilly must have been a daunting prospect but Colin West made an immediate impact after joining from Sunderland on transfer deadline day in March 1985. We talked about the circumstances that led to his transfer to Watford.

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Neil Price: Enjoy the Game Interview

The next interview was another young player who came through Tom Walley’s system. Neil Price was a local lad who played barely a dozen games for Watford but packed a lot in and I found him to be a man with opinions as strong as his tackles.

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George Reilly: Enjoy the Game Interview

For nine months or so, the next interviewee George Reilly’s partnership with Maurice Johnston was one of the most feared in the First Division. It was the classic combination between a big man and a quick striker with an eye for goal and the pair were just as lively off the pitch as on it.

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