witty/Humorous Player Nicknames

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  1. pafcprogs

    pafcprogs Academy Graduate

    Argyle fan here seeking Watford classic player nicknames...especially witty and apt ones...

    Also do you have candidates for Beast/Psycho Trigger etc as most clubs do


  2. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    We used to have Fitz Hall, his nickname was "one size".
  3. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache First Year Pro

    Derek Payne went by the nickname Fred West back in the day.

    Most of Viallis signings back in 2001 went by the nickname Scum Mercenary.

    Current batch we have

    Forgotten man
    Other forgotten man
  4. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    I like to call our Brazilian wunderkind 'Richy Rich'. I guess you could extrapolate that to refer to him as 'Maculay' or 'Culkin'. Or 'Friend of MJ'.
  5. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    John Barnes was nicknamed 'Digger' after the character Willard "Digger" Barnes in the soap opera Dallas.
  6. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK Academy Graduate

    Psycho probably has to be Paul Robinson
  7. Teide1

    Teide1 Reservist

    Steve Sherwoods nick name was Shirley!
  8. Avispón

    Avispón Academy Graduate

    I always thought he was called Digger because his initials were J.C.B
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  9. Avispón

    Avispón Academy Graduate

    Roger "Studs" Josleyn. not sure how you spell the surname.
  10. Warrington Hornet

    Warrington Hornet Reservist

    Wasn't Alan Garner known as 'Scratch'?
  11. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Technically his initials are J.C.B.B and ive never heard that before.. but could be.

    Mind you did we actually call him Digger while he was with us?
  12. Keighley

    Keighley Reservist

  13. Keighley

    Keighley Reservist

    Yes. My uncle did, anyway. I always thought it was the Dallas thing.
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  14. rochdale away

    rochdale away Reservist

    As I recall it was kung fo Joselyn
  15. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Not sure if it qualifies as a nickname, but lots of people near me refer to Andre Grey as 'That F*cking useless C*nt Grey'
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  16. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Bobby P
    Big Stef
    Daryl ‘glass leg’ Janmaat
  17. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Tommy Smith's nickname was, no wait for it this is good, Smudger!
  18. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    I have compiled a list of former players followed by their appropriate nickname .

    Nigel Gibbs - Gibbsy

    Micah Hyde - Hydo

    Richard Johnson - Johno

    Sean Dyche - Dychey

    Almen Abdi - The Professor, or just Almen .
  19. The PozzMan

    The PozzMan Squad Player

    What’s an Argyle?
  20. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Reservist

    Am I right in thinking that Lee Nogan's nickname was Ug-Lee? Or was that just something someone I knew made up?

  21. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Academy Graduate

    A pair of Jasons:
    'Milky' Drysdale and 'Stupid Haircut' Solomon.
    But you have to know what they looked like to understand why.

    Oh, and Eric 'Stainless' Steele.
  22. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I thought it was 'Fonz' after the Happy Days character.
    I think it's Joslyn isn't it?
    I call Rich 'Chas n Onion' or Chas for short after his fondness for the crisps on his first sighting at the pre season game.
  23. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Hand played with Cox, does that count as it always seemed quite humorous, not a nickname though...
  24. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    A sculpted ugly creature which often features on historic buildings. Modelled on the inhabitants of the Plymouth area and hence the name of their local football team Plymouth Gargoyle.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  25. MarlonsCellMate

    MarlonsCellMate Reservist

    Some people near me used to call Pierre Issa, P.issa.
    Lee Cook soon became 'that asthmatic c***'

    Princess Marvin always made me chuckle.
  26. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Wasn’t Macnamee the asmatic?
  27. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Tamas Prisken was called Thomas Prickskin
  28. MarlonsCellMate

    MarlonsCellMate Reservist

    I think both were. I remember cook being brought on as a sub when we were on tv and he was using his inhaler before coming on.
  29. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Doucoure is often called Daccoree, Dacoure or Daiquiri,
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  30. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Academy Graduate

    Derek Payne has a nickname for every Watford player ever. And every opposition player.

    My favourite being when he spent all game calling Palace's Kagisho Dikgacoi....


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  31. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    MacAnuff was called MaccaScuff for his limited ability at shooting
  32. RMT79

    RMT79 Academy Graduate

    A former player of ours had, what I now know was an ironic nickname. WBA often referred to Nathan Ellington as either a "striker" or, (this is the best one) a "footballer" ..... which they found hilarious after we paid £4.25m for him !!
  33. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    We used to call him Macca duff
  34. cthulhu

    cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Fernando Forestieri we call ‘fessi, after he conFessed to loving Disney shaped food

    I still miss him :-(

    Under "The Bald Italian" the team was known as The Manchester United of the Championship, because we were told we would win the league easily

    Devon ***** because GT made him practice tap ins from 3 yards out and he’d occasionally actually get some on target
  35. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    We called him Macca-notquitegooden-uff.

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