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. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Lots of Watford players who left us in disappointment had to slum it at QPR afterwards, didn’t they?
  2. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    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.
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  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Steve Palmer was one (clearly not relevant to this thread!)
  4. steve harrow

    steve harrow Reservist

    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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  5. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Angella, Toszer
  6. Hulk Hoban

    Hulk Hoban Academy Graduate

    Always thought he was quite underrated. Played a decent part in getting us promoted yet pretty much forgotten.
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  7. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    And was probably the last time we had someone decent on freekicks
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  8. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Same with Munari.
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  9. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    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!!
  10. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Yes apparently he is a saint in Mexico!
  11. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    I think everyone is a saint in Mexico. It’s a Catholic thing
  12. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Damien Francis

    Joe Garner

    Coin Foster

    Jobi McAnuff

    Nyron Nosworthy

    Gary Penrice

    Trevor Putney

    Paolo Vernazza

    All of these were 'oh yeah, forgot about him' for me.
  13. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Stephen Hughes
  14. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    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.
  15. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Gary Penrice scored 8 goals in his first 9 games in his first spell
  16. nascot

    nascot First Team

    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.
  17. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK First Year Pro

    Looked like a 70's porn star IIRC.
  18. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    He was bloody awful.
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  19. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Agree, that’s why he is forgotten by most!
  20. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Dave Bamber
  21. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    Calum Davenport
  22. nascot

    nascot First Team

    Good shout. Intresting end to his career.

  23. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    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.[12] Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd had previously been interested in signing Davenport when he was at Tottenham,[13] and he was to provide cover for Danny Shittu whilst he was at the African Cup of Nations.[12] 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.[14] 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.[15][16]
  24. Hulk Hoban

    Hulk Hoban Academy Graduate

    Poor guy. Was he cursed or something?
  25. sherwood

    sherwood Academy Graduate

    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.
  26. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Michael Chopra scored the 4 against Burnley.
  27. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes he then played instead of Tommy Smith in the semi final v Southampton which upset the latter .
  28. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    I had totally forgotten that Dean Holdsworth had played so many first team games for us.
  29. Rozerhorn

    Rozerhorn First Year Pro

    Albert Macalland or something like that.
    Think he played one game back in the eighties?

    Left back
    Apologies about the spelling
  30. Albert McClenaghan. One game. Famous for falling over backwards when trying to take a long throw in...would have been spring 1978.
  31. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Grzegorz Rasiak.

    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.
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  32. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Scored a cracker at Charlton !
  33. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    I saw him mentioned in another thread and realised I had momentarily already forgotten all about Joao Pedro...
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  34. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Was the last game, at home to southport
  35. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    I'll always remember him for the East Stand chant!

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