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. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    How'd that go?

    Or is it one of the too rude to repost ones?
  2. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    I always thought Jason Norville had the making of a decent Championship striker based on his first few games under Lewington. Never capitalised on the initial promise and just faded away however

    Boothroyd similarly seemed to rate Joel Grant and Theo Robinson but also never worked out here for either, although both went on to have decent careers, especially the latter
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  3. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    How about Ken Charlery?
    Thoughts on him? He certainly divided opinion

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  4. Big disappointment.
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  5. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Yeah agreed
  6. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    A bit sweaty at the end and rather stereotyped the Polish as being builders.

    "Rasiak is polish, he wears a builders hat, and when he saw the east stand he said I'll finish that.

    He hammers with his left hand he hammers with his right.

    And when the east stands finished it still looks ******* ****e"
  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Who remembers Paolo Vernazza?

    Agent of Will Hughes it seems.
  8. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    A very good player - I was really sorry when he left.
  9. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Of course - once gave him and Jamie Hand a lift from O'Neill's pub in Muswell Hill to Power League on Colney Hatch Lane (well, strictly speaking my mum did as she was driving, though I'd struck up the conversation with them).
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  10. With A Smile

    With A Smile First Team

    except when he played against us and he seemed to score every game
  11. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Just trawled this thread to see if he’d been mentioned. Couldn’t actually remember if I’d imagined he played for us.

    My contribution, Marco Motta. Came in and did a job for a few games in our promotion season. He almost scored an absolute worldy against, I think, Reading at home if I remember rightly.
  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Got sent off v Derby in the 2-2 late in the promotion season.
  13. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki First Year Pro

    Didn't he play the bass in Siouxsie and the Banshees?
  14. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought MMC 2010/11 Prediction league 3rd 2011/12

    I remember him getting sent off at Vicarage Road when he got a second booking for bouncing the ball in frustration after having a free kick given against him, would have to look it up to see who it was against though.
  15. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought MMC 2010/11 Prediction league 3rd 2011/12

    As stated was awful for us and took about 3 years after Vialli left before we got rid him and his stupidly high wages.

    The only appearance of his I remember was Crewe away when he came on at half time and was stretchered off about 2 mins later after getting knocked out.
  16. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Does Gareth Williams count? Not sure he ever played a match for us, but remember the hope we had when we signed him from Leicester

    Edit: played 3 times, got injured against Chelsea and then spent 2 years out of action before retiring
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  17. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  18. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    Vs Burnley.
    Also sent off away at Wolves

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  19. Y0U ‘0RN5

    Y0U ‘0RN5 Academy Graduate

    @wfc4ever add Damien Francis to Gareth Williams and Calum Davenport who all got injuries that ended their careers after playing just a handful of games for us.
    There’s probably others
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  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    What about Zarate?
  21. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Bobby Svarc.
  22. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    I felt the same way about Norville, but looking back, I’m almost certain my feeling was based on him being pretty handy on CM01/02.
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  23. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Davenport is another one I'd forgotten about - seemed a very good prospect from what I recall.

    It wasn't his injury with us that was the final "nail in the coffin" for his career though it seems:

  24. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    David Woodfield
  25. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Dean Yates only played a few times.
  26. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Reservist

    There was a Brazilian striker who was supposedly one of Aidy's first signings but never actually arrived at the club. I can't remember his name. Also who could forget Douglas Rinaldi.
  27. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member


  28. Most of the players mentioned on the first 3 pages have now been mentioned 2-3 times. Pretty much everyone in the last 10 posts has already been mentioned.
  29. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Reservist

    That was Steve
  30. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Reservist

  31. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Reservist

    Charlie Palmer only played 18 games but started against Kaiserslautern and his cross led to the own goal that made it 3-3 on aggregate
  32. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki First Year Pro

    I know.
    I remember him jumping into the crowd at Hemel Pavilion and throwing punches.
    Some great gigs at the Pavilion.
    In the 70's/80's:
    Punk/Indie Rock played Hemel Pavilion
    Heavy Metal played St Albans City Hall
    Pop/Disco/Cheese played Bailey's Watford
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  33. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    I googled him. He had an amazing 2 year stint at Fulham from 07/09 making 0 appearances. I liked him and was a bit disappointed when he went to QPR, but remember speaking to a supporter at Preston away that he (cook) supported QPR, so don’t blame him as id of gone to Watford in a heart beat for same reasons.

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  34. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes he did support QPR.

    Was a decent player on his day but frustrating in the same as all wingers are.

    Remember he played a key role in us staying up in 2004.

    Another player who suffered a bad knee injury and just to show transfers weren't perfect Pre - Pozzo his transfer promoted a law suit from Aylesbury.
    Last edited: May 9, 2020
  35. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Reservist

    Unfortunately there was never any cheese on offer at the teen discos I went to in the early 80s. It was special brew and ciggies outside with bad haircuts and worse dancing inside. A quality Stilton couldve made all the difference.

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