Author: watfordlegends

Keith Pritchett: Enjoy the Game Interview

Keith Pritchett was the team’s left-back when Graham Taylor arrived in 1977 and he played all but one game in the Fourth Division title-winning season. Then he was locked in a battle with Steve Harrison, and an injury midway through the 1981-82 promotion season cost him his place to Wilf Rostron. Pritchett was working in football in New Zealand and so I planned to get up very early one morning to catch him on the phone.

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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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Gerry Armstrong: Enjoy the Game Interview

I met Gerry Armstrong at a hotel near Heathrow Airport. He had travelled over from Spain to commentate for Sky on their Spanish football. Armstrong was a great storyteller and I could see why Graham Taylor had spoken so highly of him, saying that he was the ideal squad player because even when he was not in the starting eleven he remained positive and enthusiastic.

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Marvin Sordell

Academy graduate Marvin established himself in 2010-11, partnering Danny Graham in a young Watford team under Malky Mackay. His form persuaded Bolton Wanderers to pay £3m for his services on transfer deadline day in January 2012.

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