Danny Graham - Retirement Announced

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Clive_ofthe_Kremlin, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Contract at Sunderland cancelled by mutual consent and Dan's called it a day.

    A player I always liked and followed his career with half an eye after he left.

    He was a man with an eye for goal. A natural born striker. I'm sure there will be very few Horns and Hornettas who will have anything but fond memories of his time here and what he gave of himself to our club.
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  2. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Couldn't not like the fella. Maybe he can come down and teach our lot how to find the back of the net.
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  3. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    One of our best buys in the days of tight money. It's a shame that we only saw two years of him. He also had a great understanding with Marvin Sordell which helped.
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  4. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Great signing for Watford. A top bloke and fantastic player for us. Can't speak highly enough of him. It was a sad day when we sold him to Swansea.
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  5. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Great player and a hard worker. Had some spells when it just wouldn't go in the net for him, but never stopped trying.
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  6. Great player for us. Always looked like he'd find a goal even in his rare dry spells. Great attitude and was a sad day when we sold him to a bigger club. We're heading back to those days when our best players in the champ are hoovered up by those with real prem aspirations.
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  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Great goal poacher and not bad at table tennis either .
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  8. MIlton Dammers

    MIlton Dammers Academy Graduate

    Good luck DG9. Probably my favorite player of the post-Aidy/pre-Pozzo era
  9. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    It was great when we used to make hidden gem signings like this. I'd put him in the Nick Wright, Allan Smart bracket in that regard. Really helped us at a time where most people thought we'd be cannon fodder.
  10. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Top player and top bloke. Made the most of what he's got through sheer hard work.
  11. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    41 goals for us in 98 appearances was excellent. Even making 98 appearances in two seasons is exceptional these days.
  12. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    He couldn't be any worse than the other Carlisle striker we had this season!
  13. MIlton Dammers

    MIlton Dammers Academy Graduate

    He was in with the Watford fans as a paying member of the public at one of our games after he'd left, cheering us on. I doubt there's been many former players to have done that.
  14. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Garner ?
  15. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Maybe we could offer him a contract to the end of the season, I reckon he would be better that what we have, unless he is retiring because of injury of course.
  16. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Maybe we missed a trick not playing him up front...
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  17. Gromit

    Gromit Academy Graduate

    Fantastic player for us. Despite limited resources we had a pretty decent side back then. Personally it resonates to a simpler and far happy time.
  18. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    The connection between fans and players was far better then. We're in it together. Thanks Danny. In a time of straitened circumstances for the club an excellent player.

    A lesson some of our recent players could do with reminding of.
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  19. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    In the same way as Danny G used to hoover up the Bolivian marching powder, allegedly?
  20. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I like that kit too. (Apart from the Happy Egg.)
  21. DaveWFC

    DaveWFC Academy Graduate

    Absolutely loved Graham when he played for us. Great eye for goal and always worked hard.

    What I'd give to have prime Danny Graham in our team now...
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  22. 3000

    3000 Reservist

    This is the sort of player I miss in our team. Hard working, dedicated and someone you want to succeed. Great memories from that little era.
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  23. Watfordftw

    Watfordftw Reservist

    Genuinely think we'd be top of the league if we had the version who left us for Swansea, always felt like he gave 100% too
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  24. HoneypotlaneHornet

    HoneypotlaneHornet Academy Graduate

    Danny Graham was a great player for us, a goalscoring forward with a great attitude who never gave less than 100%. I was sad when we sold him. I remember him being in the crowd on one occasion to support the team, was it against Crystal Palace?
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  25. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    He was in the away end at Bristol City when we played there.
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  26. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Apart from maybe the Dyche season, we always had a proper striker. Mooney, Helguson, King, Smith, Graham, younger Troy, Vydra, Ighalo... incredibly frustrating when you don't have one. You can't achieve anything without a goalscorer.
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  27. HoneypotlaneHornet

    HoneypotlaneHornet Academy Graduate

    Thanks, I knew it was game that I went to, I just couldn't remember which one. Yes, how we could do with another forward like Danny Graham today or Heidar Helguson, Tommy Smith, Luther Blissett or Ross Jenkins (The 1970's Ross)
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  28. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Bit unfair. Graham was consistently great for us. Smart and Wright were both mostly crap, but shone on the big stage at Wembley.

    Smart did score a few well taken, important goals, but they were islands in a sea of indifferent performances.

    Wright was just shight.
  29. wimbornet

    wimbornet Reservist

    I loved DG10 table tennis "get over it" tshirt!
    In contrast, i feel nothing towards this team, they're just meh.. I havn't bothered to watch the Gray interview - maybe thats on me, but i just can't be bothered and i put my apathy at the feet of the club. Pandemic surely hasnt helped the disconnect, but it was already simmering away nicely beforehand in my opinion. Shame.
  30. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    We always had a knack of finding a decent striker with very limited resources. We’ve managed to lose that knack with the most resources we’ve ever had.
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  31. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    I would put Graham in a bubble with Gifton NW. Brilliant poacher, great bloke with a sensible head and a football brain to match. Some of his goals were class, some were scrappy. He always made runs and attempted to make something out of nothing.

    Have a happy retirement Danny, and wishes to all who know you. Xx
  32. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    No he means the old boy from Brighton, now working in the Forest - Glenn Murray had a couple of years at Carlisle.
  33. Evasive

    Evasive Requiescat in pace

    As most people have said, DG was a top signing for us and always gave his all at a time when we weren't much to shout about. Only best wishes for retirement from most Orns.
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  34. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    Put 2010/11 Graham in our team and we're up.

    Brilliant player and it seems like a nice bloke too. That goal against West Brom which he lashed in from outside the box lives long in the memory.
  35. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    He's just signed for us as a "Club Ambassador" As I said in my earlier post, I would seriously be up for asking him to consider delaying his retirement and offer him a playing contract to the end of the season, as he has to be better than Mr Gray.
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