Ex Players You Had No Idea Or Forgotten Were Once A Hornet

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Y0U ‘0RN5, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Iv Been a fan since ‘87, but certainly not an expert so over the years some ex players have passed me by or my mind has long forgotten (sometimes for the best!)

    preferably 0-5 appearances, loans, trials or youth

    What triggered this was I only just found out, And I had absolutely no idea he made 1 appearance for us between the sticks in 1990 ZDS cup

    il start of with Tony Meola!
     
  2. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Park Chu-young
    2014
    2 Appearances
     
  3. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Steve Hodge
    1995/96
    2 appearances

    anyone remember this??
     
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  4. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Jurado 2015-16 27 appearances but never showed up.

    In all seriousness.
    Les Ferdinand 05/06 No appearances
    Moses Ashikodi 07/09 2 appearances.
     
  5. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Kerry Dixon...ugh
     
  6. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Guy Whittingham.
    Martin Devaney.
    Danny Cullip.
     
  7. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    Famously came up against Essaid Belkalem at the 2014 World Cup, can't be too often that two bit-part Watford players end up on the same pitch on the grandest stage of all!
     
  8. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    In amongst stories about Pearson beating up Wolves (not unlike Javi then :D) there was the time he sacked a BNP supporter at Leicester, former Hornet Wayne Brown
     
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  9. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Mark Williams 1999-2000

    26 appearances - one goal

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  10. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Steve Morrow, Gabby Agbonlahor (sp?), Kenny Sansom, Calum Davenport, Albert Riera
     
  11. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Trevor Benjamin
     
  12. The PozzMan

    The PozzMan Squad Player

    Jean-Alain Fanchone
     
  13. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    And a red card at Old Trafford for hacking Beckham I think.
     
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  14. steve harrow

    steve harrow Reservist

    Calum Davenport only played something like 20 minutes before being injured but he looked excellent.

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  15. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought MMC 2010/11 Prediction league 3rd 2011/12

    Sam Sodje and his one game at Bramall Lane long before his match fixing allegations!
     
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  16. What was the name of the guy we made a song up about: -

    "He came from sunny Spain he never played a game ???? whoooooa ???? whooooa"
     
  17. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Anyone remember Kenny Sansom’s debut and single appearance in 1994??
     
  18. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Lucas Neill

    over 600 league appearances
    Nearly 100 international appearances
    Captained and Played for Australia in 2 world cups

    According to Wikipedia:
    On 24 February 2014 Neill signed for Championship team, Watford for the remainder of the 2013-14 season, but made only one appearance, as an 84th-minute substitute in a 3-0 home win against Barnsley on 15 March before being released in June 2014 effectively ending his career as a player.

    6 minutes for us was enough to call time on his career
     
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  19. Sietes?
     
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  20. Lionel Messi.
    Seems incredible to think he played a game for us against Crewe. Can't remember him doing anything special.
     
  21. Simmos

    Simmos First Year Pro

    Micky Quinn - 1995 - 5 games 0 goals
     
  22. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Yup - he looked like a beach ball
     
  23. Simmos

    Simmos First Year Pro

    Does anyone recall Paul Okon? Apparently played 15 games for us in 2002 but I have absolutely no recollection of him appearing for Watford although I do recall he played for Middlesbrough
     
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  24. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

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  25. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

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  26. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought MMC 2010/11 Prediction league 3rd 2011/12

    I remember we had Trevor Benjamin, 2 appearances, at the same time as Agbonlahor.

    Also Craig Beattie, 4 appearances but did manage to score!
     
  27. Warrington Hornet

    Warrington Hornet Reservist

    Bobby Svarc - played about 20 minutes, got injured and was forced to retire!
     
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  28. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    My favourite thing about that era is we played Coventry away at the Ricoh after we signed Trevor Benjamin and Agbonlahor on loan - and we kept Agbonlahor on the bench and played Jay Demerit up front.
     
  29. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Ben Iroha?

    I always forget that Hector Bellerin played for us as well.
     
  30. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Alexander Kačaniklic. I liked him.
     
  31. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    IIRC Devaney never played a competitive game, signed in the off season, almost completed pre-season, had a training ground fight with someone (can't remember who) and was immediately sold to Barnsley (I think).
     
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  32. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I heard Michael Kightly's name mentioned on From the Rookery End last week. I'm sure there was a point we were desperate to sign him.
     
  33. Hulk Hoban

    Hulk Hoban Academy Graduate

    Who was that Latvian bloke we had I think under malky? Think it was Cauna or something

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  34. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Was excellent for us on loan iirc
     
  35. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Aleksandrs Cauna
    2009 on loan front Skonto Riga
    After having trials with chelsea he played 5 games for us and scored on his full debut at The Vic

    TBH i don’t remember either but thats what Wikipedia says about him
     

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