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. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Paul Mayo, I don't remember much about him other than he was a left back, had a long throw and he was a Patrick Kielty look-a-like. One of Lewington's signings.
     
  2. Portersleft

    Portersleft Academy Graduate

    Had a long throw but then didn’t take any throw ins
     
  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Has Tom Aldred been mentioned?

    Came from Carlisle - never played.
     
  4. steve harrow

    steve harrow Reservist

    Abiding memory of Mayo is him being obviously scared of an opposition player at the Den. Think it was Dennis Wise but even still, it was embarrassing.

    Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
     
  5. nascot

    nascot First Team

    IIRC he came with a repuation as a set peice specialist but was never allowed to take a free kick or penalty.
     
  6. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    I may be wrong, but I’m quite sure at that time we had a well established routine involving Neil Cox smashing the ball into the wall, or miles over the bar. It would have been a shame to break that up.
     
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  7. I think it was just his mega long throws that he was famous for. As I recall his passing and crossing was appalling. Terrible player.
     
  8. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    How about Gerald Lavin we sold him to Millwall for 400k in recompense for then selling us Moralee for the same a year or so earlier?
     
  9. nascot

    nascot First Team

    You're not wrong! That was our set peice routine every week.
     
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  10. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Didn't we have the USA goalie from the World Cup in 1994 who played one game?

    What about the 2 Perry's - Digweed and Suckling.

    Just shows we did have bad goalkeepers in the past as much as we have had some great ones.
     
  11. nascot

    nascot First Team

    Tony Meola. Mentioned earlier in this thread I think.
     
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  12. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Who was the young lad - Shepherd- ? Started out promising and then became a post man

    a new thread should be home-grown world beaters who became **** - Lee Hodson ?
     
  13. Simon Sheppard.
     
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  14. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    How many remember Steve Morrow making 9 appearances for us in 1991, 29 years ago!
     
  15. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I try to forget most of the early nineties, players and results. It was a pretty miserable period of our history
     
  16. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    That’s true but the fans (particularly the away fans) were actually really close to the players at that time, largely because of the terrible way in which the club was being run by Petchey.
     
  17. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Already mentioned
     
  18. NorthHarrowHornet

    NorthHarrowHornet Academy Graduate

    I think he got replaced by Darlington. Pointless answer?

    Hazan, signed by GT late in the 98-99 season. Rocket Ronny said apparently "He could play in the Premiership". Bonnot played more games the next season iirc. Think Hazan just took off and left.

    Brice Dja Djédjé.
     
  19. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    I think Hazan went back to Israel for “personal reasons”. Scored one goal i think when we won 4-1 at swindon
     
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  20. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    You do not rc. Hazan played 32 games that season against Bonnot’s 12 in the Premier League. Plus Alon turned out in the great game at St Andrews and scored in the sudden death panelty shootout. Qualifies as a Watford legend just for that.
     
  21. NorthHarrowHornet

    NorthHarrowHornet Academy Graduate

    Hey! What's wrong with you?
    Guess you had to google it then UEA.
    Thought it was Wright, Smart and Ngonge who were signed that summer, not Alon as well. Stand corrected.
    Onion said he had to leave for personal reasons.
    What is a Watford legend UEA? Xavier Gravelaine is a ledge is he?
     
  22. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Hey! Nothing.

    Of course I looked it up.

    Last comment was slightly tongue in cheek. Try not to take this place too seriously.
     
  23. NorthHarrowHornet

    NorthHarrowHornet Academy Graduate

    It's ok UEA.
    I'll raise you with Akinfenwa
     
  24. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Britt Assombalonga
    Has had a decent career, still only 27 played about 4 games for us
    Anyone think he could have been good for us? Obviously he was young when at Watford but a decent Championship player
     
  25. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Never should have sold him IMO, I reckon he would be a regular in our current team if he was still with us.
     
  26. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I seem to remember you saying something totally opposite to that! Decent scoring record in The Championship but you do wonder why nobody has taken him to the Premier League?
     
  27. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Lots and lots of square balls. Touch, turn, square. Repeat.
     
  28. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

  29. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    If I did I certainly don't remember it, I was well pissed off when we sold him.
     
  30. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK First Year Pro

    I always liked Trevor Putney but think I was probably the only one, had good hair.
     
  31. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK First Year Pro

    I also liked Jan Lohman as well, he was Dutch which made him exotic when I was a boy.
     
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  32. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Heres a name that is easily forgotten
    Alexandre Bonnot
    Midfielder who apparently played for us 16 times between 98-01 according to Wikipedia, even if the Wikipedia page on him his a little sketchy to say the least!
    I went to alot of games around this time but tbh this guy must have escaped me

    Can anyone refresh me with anything memorable about him??
     
  33. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    If I remember correctly, he had a luscious head of hair.
     
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  34. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I guess all these random midfielders were to keep Johnson and Hyde on their toes?

    There was a Belgium chap too - Adrain Bakali
     
  35. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Was decent - played in the famous 2-1 win v Tranmere when we had Johnno and Smart sent off. Went to QPR after us I think
     

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