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. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Rinaldi did a great dribble covering half the pitch against Chelsea, but I think that's all I saw of him. Why wasn't he given a chance? Bad attitude?
     
  2. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    We signed an Austrian keeper named Herwig Walker once. He was only cover, and never played for the first team. I always wondered how he came by that name, but never saw anything about him in the Wobby or the match programmes.
     
  3. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    He used to deliver letters for Hogwarts.
     
  4. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Reservist

    I remember the dribble. He wasn't much of a player though.
     
  5. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    If he wasn't good enough he wasn't good enough end of
     
  6. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki First Year Pro

    I should have put crap not cheese. Watford was a desert when it came to gigs. Only established pop band or artists on their way down played Watford. Elton excluded when raising funds to save the club.
     
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  7. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Reservist

    Too close to London I guess. Friars in Aylesbury was the only venue of that era in the WFC area that could regularly attract decent bands. The rollcall of bands to have played there is quite something!
     
  8. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki First Year Pro

    Too true
    I remember seeing Tubeway Army play there in 1979.
    OMD were the support band.
    Hemel Pavilion had some great bands as well as the Stiff Records Tour and Two Tone Tour.
    I can't remember who were the headline band, but l remember that the support act was Nico. She was using a pedal driven organ. She was pelted with plastic beer glasses from the balcony and floor. She never had a chance. Hemel was not ready for Germanic Avant- garde; gothic style poems at any cost.
     
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  9. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    For some reason Reece Brown popped up on my Linkedin, I'd completely forgotten about him and the fact he played for us.
     
  10. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Not quite on the topic of this thread, but there is currently a photo on the club website of the players celebrating Lloyd’s famous goal against QPR. Also in the frame is a disconsolate Ben Watson. I had no idea he ever played for QPR, let alone in that particular match. It turns out it was during a shortish loan early in his time at Wigan.
     
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  11. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    Johnnie Jackson, even after looking him up I still don't remember him.
     
  12. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Not sure if he has been mentioned - Marcello Trotta
     
  13. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    Liburd Henry anyone remember this fella.


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  14. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    He was a poor 'striker', I think he only played about 10 games, his only goal was against Bradford in that 7-2 win in 1989. IIRC he was one of the only two players on Maidstone's books when they went out of business a few years later.
     
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  15. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    Went to a game with my old man in Doncaster, Liburd was playing for Maidstone he got a couple of complimentary tickets for us. Poor guy broke his leg in that game. I remember my dad going to the ambulance outside to wish him well.


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  16. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Just when you think youve heard them all...another name pops up!
    Had never heard of him despite me being a kid who thought i knew everything about football at the time he played for us
     
  17. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    I only remembered him cos my old man worked with the youth/ reserves teams in the mid 80’s. Remember the Maidstone game he was in but had to google him. Otter impressive knowledge remembering the goal he scored. I thought he was a full back not a forward.


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  18. lendal

    lendal Reservist

    Who was the striker that ‘only cost a pound...’?


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  19. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Scott Fitzgerald?

    Came from Northwood under Lewington.
     
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  20. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Rip off
     
  21. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    How about current players you'd forgotten were a hornet?

    I just saw something posted by Ignacio Pussetto at training yesterday on Twitter and had completely forgotten he existed.
     
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  22. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Penaranda was in training too.

    Kind of forgotten about him.
     
  23. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Exactly my thoughts
     
  24. "Just like a new signing"
     
  25. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Mike williamson
    The centre back signed for us in jan 09 but handed a transfer request in in aug 09 to join Portsmouth before joining Newcastle


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  26. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    A very promising looking signing who spoilt it by chasing the money and refusing to play to force the deal.
     
  27. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    Not sure if he's already been mentioned, but there was a little fat french player that I saw come on as a sub away to West Ham during the Boothroyd PL season. Cedric someone? I think that might have been his only appearance.
     
  28. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Cedric Avinel
     
  29. NorthHarrowHornet

    NorthHarrowHornet Academy Graduate

    I think R4E meant Johan Cavalli. Perhaps we should be more careful on describing him as he can be reading the forum at the minute.
     
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  30. I thought he had come to save us. Unfortunately it was just the Cavalli coming over the hill....
     
  31. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    On the subject of former Hornets, the people behind Watford Legends have posted an interview with Alec Chamberlain that is worth a read.
     
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  32. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Link please?
     
  33. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    http://watfordlegends.com/interviews/alec-chamberlain/

    Elliot Godfrey. Decent youth career but never kicked on. One substitute appearance and a life in local and regional non-league football as for many of the kids who come through our Academy.
     
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  34. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Where is Dale Bennett these days ?

    Another kid from the Malky/Dyche era.
     
  35. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Was highly touted as a first team regular of the future with Eddie Oshodi. Both are in as you may have guessed regional non-league football. Bennett however has been a key part of Sutton United's recent success. He is one of the best centrebacks in the National League. Probably could play in League Two without any issues.
     
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