Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Y0U ‘0RN5, Apr 1, 2020.
Lots of Watford players who left us in disappointment had to slum it at QPR afterwards, didn’t they?
Remember Lee Cook in the early 2000s, he was a QPR fan and was desperate to move to them. Every time he lined up against us he had a mare if I recall correctly.
Steve Palmer was one (clearly not relevant to this thread!)
The abuse fans gave clearly got to Cook. He was a decent player. Not sure his career was as good as it could or should have been but being honest, I'm not bothered enough to Google him.
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Always thought he was quite underrated. Played a decent part in getting us promoted yet pretty much forgotten.
And was probably the last time we had someone decent on freekicks
Same with Munari.
Has Layun been mentioned? I actually quite liked him but he was definitely not suited to The Championship. I thought he would do well in the Premier League. He scored at Everton and we got rid of him!!
Yes apparently he is a saint in Mexico!
I think everyone is a saint in Mexico. It’s a Catholic thing
All of these were 'oh yeah, forgot about him' for me.
Colin Foster made defending look very simple during the short time he was with us and Gary Penrice was a great finisher in his first spell, especially in one-on-ones with the keeper. The rest were forgettable.
Gary Penrice scored 8 goals in his first 9 games in his first spell
I wonder if Layun moving on was more down to him than the club. Checking his career history shows that apart from Club America he didn't stay anywhere for long. I'd also say he went on to better things after leaving us albeit breifly. I thought he got some unfair stick with us and like you I thought he'd do well in the Premier League.
Looked like a 70's porn star IIRC.
He was bloody awful.
Agree, that’s why he is forgotten by most!
Good shout. Intresting end to his career.
I remember the name and the incident as when it happened I remember it was reported as a “former Watford player” however what I didn’t remember was the exact extent of “Watford player” he had...basically his Watford career was under 45mins:
On 18 January 2008, he joined Championship side Watford on a month's loan, with a view to a permanent deal. Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd had previously been interested in signing Davenport when he was at Tottenham, and he was to provide cover for Danny Shittu whilst he was at the African Cup of Nations. Davenport made his debut against Charlton Athletic on 19 January 2008, but had to be substituted before half-time after a collision with teammate Darius Henderson. He was stretchered off and taken to hospital, where he spent a number of days and was diagnosed with a fracture to a bone in his neck. His injury meant the loan deal was cancelled.
Poor guy. Was he cursed or something?
Lee Cook remainded me of David Conolly and Harry Forrester. And there has been two loan players from Newcastle; first one scored four goals in 7-4 win over Burnley(?) and the second one was a more recent young striker who was not a big success on or off the field. Can`t remember their names though.
Michael Chopra scored the 4 against Burnley.
Yes he then played instead of Tommy Smith in the semi final v Southampton which upset the latter .
I had totally forgotten that Dean Holdsworth had played so many first team games for us.
Albert Macalland or something like that.
Think he played one game back in the eighties?
Apologies about the spelling
Albert McClenaghan. One game. Famous for falling over backwards when trying to take a long throw in...would have been spring 1978.
Actually managed 25 games for us on loan from Southampton, and was pretty decent scoring 10 goals. Despite that, I'd completely forgotten about him. Not quite sure how I remembered him again either.
Scored a cracker at Charlton !
I saw him mentioned in another thread and realised I had momentarily already forgotten all about Joao Pedro...
Was the last game, at home to southport
I'll always remember him for the East Stand chant!