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. Abdi

    Abdi Academy Graduate

    I still maintain that Cavalli's debut at West Ham was one of the best Watford debuts of all time. Shame he barely played again because Boothroyd thought Damien Francis was better.
  2. Timbers

    Timbers Apeman

    His left foot was an absolute wand. I used to watch a fair few reserve games for some reason when he was here, and he was always the best player on the park, even against the likes of Chelsea reserves. Unfortunately, he did not suit the Boothroyd physical demands, being 5ft at best and shaped like a barrel. The fact that he has only just retired at 39 shows that his footballing and physical ability couldn't have been that bad.
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  3. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Richard Flash
  4. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Umaru Bangura

  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Another midfielder around that time was Adrian Bakalli.

    Even GT had his odd moments of random signings !
  6. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Charlie Miller.
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  7. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Tony Currie
  8. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    He was before my time as a Watford player, but I remember seeing him playing at Vicarage Road in the Johnny Williams testimonial match and he was amazing.
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  9. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Its actually pretty easy. It was Quinn. By a long, long way.

    Dixon did little but he was mobile and moved about a bit. Senior was atrocious and took a lot of the blame for the decline post GT.

    Moralee was poor, but he did score a lovely goal for us once.

    Quinn literally looked like he'd been plucked from the Rookery after finishing his Pukka Pie. There was nothing about him which suggested he was even a competent amateur footballer.
  10. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Anyone said Andy Ferrell?
  11. Chewitt

    Chewitt Forum Extraordinaire

    Look up mercurial in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of him & Craig Ramage.
  12. Johnny Todd Sings

    Johnny Todd Sings First Year Pro

    Carl ****inson.
  13. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Good goal but love the one against Derby more, even though we lost. Something very satisfying about the way he started the run from deep and the play just developed around him, allowing him to lash it in first time. My favourite type of goals are the ones with clever, incisive passing and movement like this.

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  14. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    What was ironic about Quinn was we had him towards the end of the season , at the start of the previous season (93-94) he scored an opening day hat trick! in the Premier League for Coventry away to Arsenal they won 3-0, a very steep fall!
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  15. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I still remember the epithet 'the fastest man over a yard.'

    I was genuinely excited when we signed him, as I was with any new player in those days.

    We signed so few players, compared to now, that we projected hope onto everyone, no matter how far fetched.
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  16. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    Bobby Brown - and he played for England!
  17. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    I loved Ramage.

    Still have the newspaper cutting after one good display with the headline 'Ramage does the damage'
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  18. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet Academy Graduate

    My first ever Hornets match happened to be 17 year old Tony Currie's full debut (I think) against Bristol Rovers in Sept 1967. A thumping 4-0 win and in my mind it included a Currie hat-trick but unfortunately he only scored the 2 that day. He remains, to this day, my Watford hero and I've been hooked on all things Watford since then. Has cost me a fortune and a lot of angst but the addiction, joy and frustration lingers. It beats the hell out of bedwetting or COGing!
  19. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Peter Beadle is now Barnet boss,apologies if it has been posted earlier.
    A man called Fondue just scored a good early goal for them v Burton.
    Stilton way to go though!
    Cheese for now!
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  20. ....and England's #1 Scott Loach starring for them in goal.
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  21. lendal

    lendal Reservist

    Malden & Tiptree on tv today...managed by Wayne Brown.

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  22. nascot

    nascot First Team

    Matthew Briggs was playing for them a couple of years ago as well.
  23. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Salt in the wound!
  24. Kenedy has just put Granada in front against Barcelona.
  25. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    He was absolutely dreadful. He is comfortably the worst player I have ever seen play for Watford. He couldn't move and when he did dangle a leg out he couldn't get it above knee height.
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  26. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    Still sounds better than gray

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  27. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    And Quinn had a bit of an excuse as he was coming to the end of his career during which he generally looked over weight but managed to score goals at Newcastle and Coventry.

    Bit like when we signed Guy Whittingham - very good goalscorer in his prime but no good when on loan here.
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  28. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    I recall being excited about Whittingham as he was a player I'd actually heard of and he was quite good. And then went on to do diddly squat in a yellow shirt.
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  29. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    He really wasn't. He literally couldn't move.
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  30. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    They're all dead to me as soon as they leave. Some of the current ones are also in this exclusive club atm.
  31. Agreed. He was coming back from injury but he was just so embarrassing. He looked like an uncle who'd won a raffle to play with real footballers. My login on the wobby site used to be "Mickey Quinn, not so thin" in his honour.
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  32. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Lionel Messi.
  33. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Depends on what they do and how they leave the club. If they have cost a fortune, don't work hard and can't control a ball I despise them with a passion. If they give it their all despite lacking ability back them to the hilt.
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  34. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    The horse abuser hates us with a pashun. Look at the trouble you've caused. :D
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  35. MIlton Dammers

    MIlton Dammers Academy Graduate

    He hates us because we used to boo him while he was here, completely ignoring the fact he was fat, lazy and extremely useless, and fully deserving everything he got.

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