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Encyclopedia > Watford F.C
Watford
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Full name Watford Football Club
Nickname(s) The Hornets
Founded 1881
Ground Vicarage Road
Watford
Capacity 19,920
Chairman Graham Simpson
Manager Aidy Boothroyd
League FA Premier League
2005-06 Championship, 3rd
promoted via play-offs
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Watford Football Club are an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. As of the 2006–2007 season, they will play in the FA Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system. They were promoted to the Premiership after a 3-0 victory over Leeds United in the Championship play-off final on 21 May 2006. Image File history File links Watford. ... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Vicarage Road, a stadium in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, is the home of the football club Watford F.C. and their tenants, the Saracens rugby union club. ... Watford is a town and district (styled as a borough due to the historical charter granted by Henry VIII) in Hertfordshire located 15. ... This is a list of major football (soccer) stadiums, grouped by country and ordered by capacity. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Adrian Aidy Boothroyd (born February 8, 1971) is the current manager of Watford Football Club of the English Premiership. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership or just The Premiership in the UK and as the Barclays English Premier League or the English Premier League or the EPL internationally) is a league competition for English Football clubs located at the top of the English football... The 2005-2006 season was the 126th season of competitive football in England. ... The Football League Championship logo The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the FA Premier... Image File history File links Red border for left arm - football kit. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links Red border for right arm - football kit. ... Image File history File links Kit_shorts. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links Kit_left_arm_goldborder. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links Kit_right_arm_goldborder. ... Image File history File links Kit_shorts. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Watford is a town and district (styled as a borough due to the historical charter granted by Henry VIII) in Hertfordshire located 15. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom and part of the East of England Government Office region. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership or just The Premiership in the UK and as the Barclays English Premier League or the English Premier League or the EPL internationally) is a league competition for English Football clubs located at the top of the English football... Leeds United Football Club is the only professional association football club in the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The club was founded in 1881, firstly playing at Cassio Road ground, before moving to Vicarage Road in 1922, where they remain to this day. Since 1997 they have shared the ground with Saracens Rugby Club. The club has the nickname of “The Hornets,” because of its yellow and black strip. Watford have a long-standing rivalry with nearby Luton Town. 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Vicarage Road, a stadium in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, is the home of the football club Watford F.C. and their tenants, the Saracens rugby union club. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saracens Rugby Union Football Club is an English rugby union team located in Watford, Hertfordshire. ... Luton Town F.C. are an English football team based in the town of Luton in Bedfordshire. ...


The club is best known for its two spells under the management of former England manager Graham Taylor. The first lasting from 1977 to 1987, when the club rose to the old Division One from Division Four, also reaching the FA Cup final in 1984 and competing in the UEFA Cup. The second lasting from 1997 to 2001, when Taylor took the club from Division Two to the Premiership in successive seasons. During both of these eras the club was owned by Elton John, who is now the club's honorary life president. First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Graham Taylor (born September 15, 1944, Worksop, Nottinghamshire) is a football manager and a former player. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... From 1889 until 1992, this was the highest division overall of organized football in England. ... The Football League Fourth Division or Division Four of The Football League was the fourth-highest division in the English football league system from the 1958-59 season until the creation of the FA Premier League prior to the 1992-93 season. ... The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... UEFA Cup logo The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership or just The Premiership in the UK and as the Barclays English Premier League or the English Premier League or the EPL internationally) is a league competition for English Football clubs located at the top of the English football... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1] (born March 25, 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...

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History

The Graham Taylor era (1977–1987)

When 32-year-old Graham Taylor was named as Watford's new manager at the start of the 1976–1977 season, the club had just been purchased by world famous pop star Elton John (a lifelong fan of the club) and were an ungainly Fourth Division side. But thanks to the efforts of chairman, manager and playing staff, Watford had reached the First Division by the start of the 1982–83 season. Players like John Barnes, Ross Jenkins and Luther Blissett were some of the most respected players in the English game during the 1980s. Watford finished their first top flight season as runners-up behind champions Liverpool. The club competed in the UEFA cup the following season and an FA Cup final appearance followed in 1984, although Watford lost to Everton. After guiding Watford to a ninth-place finish in 1986–1987, Taylor was lured away to Aston Villa and his successor Dave Bassett was dismissed after eight months in charge after a terrible start to the 1987–88 season. Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1] (born March 25, 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and make it more accessible to a general audience, this article may require cleanup. ... John Barnes (born November 7, 1963) is a Jamaican-born English football player. ... Luther Loide Blissett (born February 1, 1958 in Falmouth, Jamaica) is a footballer and coach. ... Liverpool Football Club is the most successful English football team, having won 4 European Cups and 18 league (English Premier League, formerly First Division) titles. ... The Peoples Club Of Liverpool - UK EVERTON F.C. ( Football Club) The School of Science - Nil Satis Nisi Optimum - Contact the club: Details etc Everton Football Club Goodison Road Liverpool L4 4EL The current home of Evertons training facilities is Bellefield in West Derby. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ...

Watford F.C. badge in the 1970s.
Watford F.C. badge in the 1970s.

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Life outside the top division (1987–1998)

Watford were relegated from the First Division at the end of the 1987–1988 season, and lost in the following season's Second Division playoffs. Over the next few seasons, Watford never seriously challenged for promotion. Their highest finish was a Craig Ramage-inspired seventh in Division One at the end of the 1994–1995 season, but they were relegated the following year.


The club did win the FA Youth Cup in the 1988-89 season, beating Man City 2-1 after extra time; David James was in goal for the Hornets. The Football Association Youth Challenge Cup is an English football competition run by The Football Association for under-18 sides. ... Manchester City Football Club are an English football club based in the city of Manchester. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The return of Graham Taylor (1998–2001)

Graham Taylor returned to Watford as Director of Football in February 1996, with former player Kenny Jackett as head coach, but was unable to stop the club from sliding into Division Two. After a mid-table finish in Division Two at the end of 1996–1997, Jackett was demoted to the position of assistant manager and Taylor returned his old role as manager. The transition proved a success and Watford secured the Division Two championship in 1997–1998, beating Bristol City into second place after a season-long struggle. A second successive promotion followed in 1998–1999, thanks to a playoff final victory over Bolton which secured the club's promotion to the Premiership. The Premiership season started brightly with an early surprising victory over Liverpool, but soon faded away, and Watford were relegated after finishing bottom. Graham Taylor retired at the end of the 2000–2001 season (although just months later he returned to football management at Aston Villa), and was replaced in a surprise move by Gianluca Vialli, who had recently been sacked by Chelsea F.C. Bristol City is a football club in Bristol, England, which plays in Football League One. ... Bolton Wanderers F.C. are an English professional football club based in Horwich, Bolton. ... Liverpool Football Club (usually known simply as Liverpool) are a professional football club based in Liverpool, in the north west of England. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Gianluca Vialli (born July 9, 1964 in Cremona) is an Italian football striker and manager. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously as The Pensioners), founded in 1905, are an English Premier League football team. ...


Watford under Vialli (2001–2002)

Vialli's time at the club was short and unhappy. In an unpopular move he replaced long-time backroom staff such as Kenny Jackett and Luther Blissett, replacing them with ex-Chelsea staff he had brought with him. Vialli made several high-profile signings, and wage bills at the club soared, with Vialli himself earning almost a million pounds a year. However, the season was mediocre, with the club finishing a lowly 14th in the division, and Vialli was sacked after only one season, having refused to resign. He was replaced by Ray Lewington, who had come to the club the previous summer as Vialli's reserve team manager. Kenny Jackett is currently first team manager of Swansea City. ... Luther Loide Blissett (born February 1, 1958 in Falmouth, Jamaica) is a footballer and coach. ... Ray Lewington is a former footballer and a coach. ...


Ray Lewington (2002–2005)

Lewington took charge of Watford for the 2002–2003 season. Over the summer many of the Vialli's signings left the club. Lewington had few funds to strengthen the side and was only able to bring in two players, the experienced Neal Ardley and Sean Dyche. The extent of Watford's financial difficulties was exposed in the autumn, along with many League clubs, following the collapse of ITV Digital. Exacerbating the club's difficulties were the large payoffs they had had to make to Vialli and several players on terminating their contracts, and Vialli's decision to sue the club early in 2003. The club's started the season well, however, despite the players having to agree to a pay-cut during October, and finished in mid-table. An unexpected run to the FA Cup semi-final, where Watford lost to Premiership Southampton, also generated vital cash. ITV Digital logo ITV Digital was a British terrestrial digital television broadcaster. ... The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... Southampton F.C. (originally St. ...


The ongoing financial difficulties saw a large number of players released that summer, including record signing Allan Nielsen and strikers Tommy Smith and Gifton Noel-Williams. There was a degree of hope around the new strike-force. Danny Webber - who had previously impressed on loan - was signed in a deal financed by several directors, along with Manchester United youngster Jimmy Davis, on loan for the season, and former star Bruce Dyer.


Tragically, however, Davis was killed in a car-crash on the opening day of the campaign. This had a huge effect on the team's form at the beginning of the season, and notably on Webber, who was one of his closest friends. Hovering above the relegation zone, the team struggled on through the winter. Terrace hero Paul Robinson was sold for the relatively small sum of £250,000, after a bid from West Brom. Non-league signing Scott Fitzgerald scoring many of the team's goals in a make-shift attack, with Gavin Mahon, who had a poor 2002–2003, made a significant contribution in the centre of midfield. A strong finish to the season, led by winger Lee Cook, saw the club finish in mid-table. West Bromwich Albion Football Club is an English football club formed by workers from Salters Spring Works in West Bromwich, West Midlands in 1878. ...


The 2004–2005 season saw a continuation of the good form of the end of the previous season, with the club well in the upper half of the Championship at the end of September. However, a long run of poor form subsequently saw the club drop steadily towards the relegation zone. Another good cup run further eased the club's financial position, with the team reaching the semi-final of the League Cup, soundly beating Premiership sides Portsmouth and Southampton on the way, before losing narrowly to Liverpool. The club's poor league form, however, came to a head in March, with a run of terrible performances and Lewington was sacked on the 22nd. His sacking was controversial, and many fans were unhappy at the loss of a man who had led the club to two cup semi finals in three seasons, enduring considerable financial hardships. The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Founded in 1898, Portsmouth Football Club are an English association football club based in the south coast city port of Portsmouth. ... Southampton F.C. (originally St. ... Liverpool Football Club (usually known simply as Liverpool) are a professional football club based in Liverpool, in the north west of England. ...


Adrian Boothroyd (2005–present)

Adrian Boothroyd (35) was appointed manager after serving at Leeds United as a coach, and 70-year-old Keith Burkinshaw was recruited as his assistant. His inexperience provoked concerns among fans, who worried that he would not be able to keep the side up. However, Watford secured enough points to ensure survival with two games to go. Leeds United Football Club is the only professional association football club in the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire. ... Manager of Tottenham Hotspur from July 14, 1976 to May 31, 1984. ...


Fan dissent continued throughout the summer; moreover the sacking of the legendary Nigel Gibbs as coach after more than twenty years of loyal service provoked more anger, along with the departure of a large number of fans' favourites. Among those to go were star striker Heiðar Helguson (to Fulham for £1.3m) and Danny Webber (to Sheffield United for £500k) leaving the club with only one recognised striker. Fulham Football Club (FFC) are a football team based in Fulham, London. ... Sheffield United Football Club are a professional English football club based in the City of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ...


In a flurry of late-August activity Boothroyd signed strikers Darius Henderson and Marlon King (initially on a season-long loan, signed on contract January 2006), central defenders Clarke Carlisle and Malky Mackay, midfielder Matthew Spring and goalkeeper Ben Foster (also on a season-long loan), assauging many fans doubts about the thinness of the squad. Darius Henderson is a professional footballer, currenty playing for Watford F.C. Henderson was born in Doncaster, on September 7 1981. ... Marlon King (born 26 April 1980 in Dulwich) is an English-born Jamaican professional football player who plays as a striker for Watford. ... Clarke Carlisle (born October 14, 1979 in Preston) is a professional English football player who currently plays as a defender for Watford F.C. Carlisle started his career with Blackpool in 1997, before earning a move to Queens Park Rangers in 2000. ... Malky MacKay (born February 19, 1972 in Bellshill) is a professional Scottish football player. ... Matthew Spring (born 17th November 1979) is an English central midfielder currently playing for Watford. ... Ben Foster (born 3 April 1983, in Leamington) an English football player. ...


Although Watford lost the opening match of the season 2-1 at home to Preston North End, Boothroyd's first full season at the club subsequently saw strong performances from the team to take them into the top half of the Championship, with the side consistently maintaining a third place position. A strong run of form in early 2006, including an impressive win at second-placed Sheffield United saw the club threatening to take second place and an automatic promotion spot. A subsequent down-turn in form rendered this impossible, but a draw at home against Luton Town on 9 April secured Watford a play-off spot. Sheffield United Football Club are a professional English football club based in the City of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... Luton Town F.C. are an English football team based in the town of Luton in Bedfordshire. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ...


Following a 3-0 away victory at Crystal Palace and a subsequent 0-0 draw at Vicarage Road in the semi-finals Watford reached the playoff final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Watford then beat Leeds 3-0 in the final with goals from Jay DeMerit, an own goal by Leeds' goalkeeper Neil Sullivan, and a penalty from Darius Henderson to gain promotion to the Premier League and an estimated £41m as a result (all 13,000 available seasons tickets were quickly sold out). So far, this money has been spent on several players, including Damien Francis (£1.5m), Danny Shittu (£1.6m), Tamás Priskin (£1m) and Tommy Smith (undisclosed) to strengthen his Premiership squad. Crystal Palace Football Club is a professional football team based in South Norwood in south-east London and playing in the Coca-Cola Football League Championship, the second level of English football. ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) in Cardiff is the national stadium of Wales, used primarily for rugby union and association football. ... Leeds United Football Club is the only professional association football club in the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire. ... Jay DeMerit (born December 4, 1979 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is an American soccer player. ... Neil Sullivan (born 24 February 1970 in Sutton) is a Scottish professional footballer currently playing for Leeds United in the Football League Championship. ... Darius Henderson is a professional footballer, currenty playing for Watford F.C. Henderson was born in Doncaster, on September 7 1981. ... Damien Francis (born February 27, 1979 in Wandsworth, England) is a Jamaican international footballer. ... Tommy Smith (born 22 May 1980) is an English professional footballer who currently plays for Derby County. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership or just The Premiership in the UK and as the Barclays English Premier League or the English Premier League or the EPL internationally) is a league competition for English Football clubs located at the top of the English football...


Rivalry

Watford fans maintain a rivalry with those of Luton Town, which has, somewhat surprisingly, been described by FourFourTwo magazine as the fiercest local rivalry in English football. The two sides met regularly in the Southern and Football Leagues from 1900 to 1937, but Luton's promotion meant that aside from a Southern Cup meeting the two sides didn't meet again until 1964. Throughout the sixties and seventies the two sides met sporadically, and the rivalry gradually grew in significance, bringing with it trouble in the ground and outside of it. The two sides were promoted to the First Division in the 1981–1982 season, with Luton taking the Championship ahead of Watford. The two sides were also relegated together from the new Division 1 in 1995–1996. Watford's promotion from Division 2 in 1997–1998 meant that the two sides did not meet again in the League until the 2005–2006 season, when Luton were promoted into the Championship. Clashes in the nineties had seen a decrease in violence, but a one-off League Cup tie in the 2002–2003 was marred by violence inside Vicarage Road, as Luton fans spilled onto the pitch encouraging a mass brawl[1]. The two clubs first League meeting in eight years, on 2 January 2006, passed largely without incident with Watford winning 2-1 at Kenilworth Road. Later on in the season the sides met at Vicarage Road the game ending in a 1-1 draw. Luton Town F.C. are an English football team based in the town of Luton in Bedfordshire. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kenilworth Road is a stadium in Luton, England which is home to Luton Town F.C., a professional football team in the English League One. ...


In all meetings between the two sides Luton have the superior record, with 56 wins and 183 goals to Watford's 37 and 156 respectively. 29 matches have been draws.


Current first team squad

Watford squad as of 31 August 2006. Players in bold have international caps.: August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

No. Position Player
1 GK Alec Chamberlain
2 DF James Chambers
3 DF Jordan Stewart
4 Scotland DF Malky Mackay
5 DF Clarke Carlisle
6 United States DF Jay DeMerit
7 Jamaica MF Damien Francis
8 MF Gavin Mahon (c)
9 Jamaica FW Marlon King
10 FW Darius Henderson
11 DF Chris Powell
12 DF Lloyd Doyley
14 MF Dominic Blizzard
15 MF Ashley Young
16 GK Richard Lee
17 Nigeria DF Danny Shittu
18 France FW Hameur Bouazza
No. Position Player
19 MF Anthony McNamee
20 Sierra Leone MF Alhassan Bangura
21 France MF Toumani Diagouraga
22 MF Junior Osborne
23 DF Adrian Mariappa
24 Hungary FW Tamás Priskin
25 MF Matthew Spring
26 GK Ben Foster (on loan from Manchester United)
28 MF Albert Jarrett
29 FW Tommy Smith
31 FW Claude Seanla
32 DF Sheku Kamara
33 GK Scott Loach
34 MF Ben Gill
-- MF Alex Campana
-- FW Theo Robinson

Out on loan

No. Position Player
27 Jamaica FW Joel Grant (at Aldershot Town until December 2006)

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Coaching Staff

Appointed in March 2005, Boothroyd was previously first-team coach at Leeds. Adrian Aidy Boothroyd (born February 8, 1971) is the current manager of Watford Football Club of the English Premiership. ... Leeds United Football Club is the only professional association football club in the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire. ...

Known for his successful spell as manager of Tottenham in the early eighties, Burkinshaw was brought in by Boothroyd as part of his team. Manager of Tottenham Hotspur from July 14, 1976 to May 31, 1984. ... Tottenham Hotspur Football Club are an English football club who play in the FA Premier League. ...

  • First-Team Coach: David Hockaday.

Formerly head of Watford's Academy, Hockaday was promoted to first-team coach by Boothroyd.

  • Reserve Team Manager: Gary Smith

Formerly head of Wycombe's Academy, Boothroyd brought Smith in to manage his reserve side. Smith also works as assistant head of Watford's Academy. Wycombe Wanderers Football Club are an English football team from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, currently playing in Football League Two. ...

  • Head of Academy: David Dodds

Formely Hockaday's assistant, he was promoted when Hockaday became first-team coach.

  • Conditioning Coach: Martyn Pert

Member of staff brought in by Boothroyd to work on the squad's physical fitness

  • Technical Director Richard Bate

Previously worked for the Canadian national team, brought in to help academy and reserve team players make the transition to the first team. First international USA 0 - 1 Canada (Newark, USA; November 28, 1885) Largest win USA 0 - 7 Canada (St. ...


Other Staff

  • Chairman: Graham Simpson
  • Vice-Chairman:Jimmy Russo
  • Chief Exectutive:Mark Ashton
  • Secretary:Michelle Ives
  • Physiotherapist:Andrew Rolls

Notable players

  • Skilly Williams, 1913–1926

A centre-forward before he came to Watford, Williams played as goalkeeper when he moved to the Cassio Road, making 341 appearances in 13 years at the club.

  • Taffy Davies, 1931–1950

A two-footed forward, Davies is one of the few League players to spend 20 years at a single club.

The most prolific striker Watford ever had. Signed in 1958, Holton's "golden year" was in Watford's 1959–60 Division Four promotion season, when he scored 48 goals in 52 appearances. In Division Three Holton averaged a goal every other game. He left the club in 1961, but returned for a period in the 1965–66 season. Clifford Charles Cliff Holton (April 29, 1929 – June 4, 1996) was an English footballer. ...

One of the finest goalkeepers ever, Jennings started his career at Watford, making 52 in his single season at the club. The Pat Jennings mural on the Northern Ireland wall of heroes outside Windsor Park Patrick Anthony Jennings OBE (born June 12, 1945 in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland) is a former football player. ...

  • Duncan Welbourne, 1963–1974

An uncompromising left-back, Welbourne made 457 appearances for the club, including a record 280 in succession. He was ever-present in Watford's 1968–69 promotion season.

  • Stewart Scullion, 1966–1970, 1973–1976

A talented winger, the 19 year old Scullion was brought to Watford as a make-weight in the deal that took Cliff Holton to Charlton. He was a key player in the 1968–1969 promotion season, and scored the goal in Watford's 1-1 cup draw with the giants Manchester United at Old Trafford. Charlton Athletic Football Club are a football club from southeast London. ... Manchester United F.C. is an English football club, and is based at Old Trafford Football Ground, Stretford, Manchester. ... Old Trafford Football Stadium (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton) is the home of Manchester United F.C. Located in the borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, it has been Uniteds home since 1910. ...

  • Tom Walley ~1966–1977

A passionate midfielder, Walley was instrumental in the 1968–1969 promotion season. Walley was a fixture in Watford's side for much of the seventies. After retirement he became a coach at the club and worked alongside Graham Taylor during his two successful spells at the club.

  • Andy Rankin, 1971–1979

An extremely athletic goalkeeper, Rankin was Watford's keeper for most of the seventies. With 329 appearances, only Skilly Williams has made more appearances in goal for Watford.

  • Ross Jenkins, 1972–1983

Jenkins joined Watford in 1972, and formed a formidable partnership with Luther Blissett in Watford's ascent through the Division. He left Watford in 1983, with the club in the top flight. He had played for Watford when they were in both 1st and 92nd in the Football League. He scored 142 goals in 398 games.

  • Roger Joslyn, 1974–1980

An aggressive and ball winning central midfielder, Joslyn was instrumental in Watford's successive promotions from 1977–1979.

Making his debut in 1976, Blissett played for Watford throughout their ascent from Division Four to Division One. He was the first Watford player to be capped for England. He had three spells at Watford in total, and holds the club records for highest all-time goalscorer and most appearances. Blissett had a spell as coach at Watford from 1996–2001 Luther Loide Blissett (born February 1, 1958 in Falmouth, Jamaica) is a footballer and coach. ...

  • Ian Bolton, 1977–1983

Called the "best signing I ever made" by Graham Taylor, Bolton was another player who played for Watford throughout their Division Four to Division One ascent. Despite being a centre-half, Bolton had a talent for both passing and shooting. Graham Taylor (born September 15, 1944, Worksop, Nottinghamshire) is a football manager and a former player. ...

  • Steve Sherwood, 1977–1987

A long serving and loyal goal-keeper, Sherwood played for Watford throughout the Taylor heyday of 1977–1987. He started in first game under Taylor's reign and finished the last. During his time at the club Sherwood was frequently out of the side, but over the course of three seasons, 1981–1982 (promotion to Division One), 1982–1983 (record high 2nd place finish) and 1983–84 (Europe and the FA Cup Final), he missed just six games.

  • Wilf Rostron, 1979–1989

Bought as a left-winger in 1979, Rostron was moved to left-back in 1982 and automatically excelled there. He became captain of Watford's successful eighties side, although he missed the FA Cup Final through suspension. He won the Player of the Season award several times.

  • Steve Sims, 1978–1984, 1986–1987

When he signed for Watford at the end of the 1978–79 he was the most expensive Division Three player ever, costing £175,000. A high quality but injury-prone central defender, Sims played for Watford for six years, in two spells.

  • Nigel Callaghan, 1980–1991

A flamboyant right-winger, Callaghan was a frequent assist-maker in the Watford side of the 1980s.

A cultured creative central midfielder, Jackett was a fixture in the Watford side in their heyday of the 1980s. After retiring in 1990, Jackett took a coaching position at the club, and worked in a variety of positions - including manager in 1996–97 - until 2001. Kenny Jackett is currently first team manager of Swansea City. ...

  • Les Taylor, 1980–1985

A hard-working central midfielder, Taylor was the Player of the Season in Watford's most successful season ever, when they finished second in Division One in 1982–83. With Rostron absent, Taylor captained Watford for their single FA Cup final appearance in 1984.

Perhaps the most talented player ever to play for Watford, Barnes made his debut for the club aged 17 in 1981. He played for the club for 6 years, during which he appeared in the FA Cup final side, and represented England 31 times. John Charles Bryan Barnes (born November 7, 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica) was a hugely successful and well known Jamaican-born English football player of the 1980s and 1990s, and was formerly also a one time manager of Scottish side, Glasgow Celtic. ...

  • Nigel Gibbs, 1982–2002

Gibbs made his Watford debut in 1983, at the age of 17. He served Watford as a player for 20 years, making his final appearance for the club in April 2002. A dependable and loyal right-back, Gibbs suffered a career-threatening injury in 1993 and was released in 1996, but stayed with the club, joining them for pre-season training and regaining a contract. After retiring, Gibbs served Watford as a coach for three years. He was sacked in the summer of 2006, to much protest from fans.

  • Gary Porter, 1983–1996

One of Watford's longest serving players, Porter made 464 appearances for Watford in his 13 years at the club. He once scored a second half hat-trick against Bolton. Watford at one stage 0-3 down, went on to win the game 4-3

Arriving in 1984, Coton was Watford's number 1 for the rest of the 1980s. A strong and occasionally controversial 'keeper, Coton was a crowd favorite. Tony Coton (born May 19, 1961 in Tamworth, England) is an English footballer, he plays as a goalkeeper. ...

  • John McClelland, 1984–1990,

A deceptively quick central defender, McClelland marshaled Watford's defence for the second half of the eighties, captaining it for some time.

The future England number one started his career at Watford, making 98 appearances for the club in two seasons. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

The captain of the Watford side during its late 1990s success period, Page is the only Watford player to lift a trophy at Wembley, and was the Player of the Season in the 1999/00 Premiership season. Robert Page (born September 3, 1974), is a Welsh professional footballer currently playing for Coventry City. ...

A passionate and determined player, Mooney was instrumental in Watford's successive promotions in 1997–1998 and 1998–1999. A forward by trade, Mooney played at the back during 1997–1998, but returned to the forward line in 1998–1999 where an end of season goal-run pushed Watford into the play-offs. Tommy Mooney, is a professional English football player currently signed to Wycombe Wanderers. ...

  • Steve Palmer, 1996–2001

Partner of Page in 1998–99 play-off final, Palmer also played every single game of the club's 1999–2000 Premiership campaign. A dedicated utility player, Palmer has the distinction of being the only player to have worn every shirt number from 1-14 in a single season, for Watford in the 1997–98 season.

A goalkeeper who has proved to be a bargain after joining from Sunderland for just £40,000 and played an instrumental role in Watford double promotion in '98 to Division One and '99 to the Premiership after his time the premiership he has been 2nd choice keeper for most of the time and taken a coaching role at the club but has also signed a contact extension making him the premiership's oldest player after the Hornets promotion to the premiership. Alec Francis Roy Chamberlain (born June 20th 1964) is a goalkeeper in the English football leagues. ... Sunderland Association Football Club (Sunderland AFC or SAFC) is a professional football club, based at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, North-East England. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership or just The Premiership in the UK and as the Barclays English Premier League or the English Premier League or the EPL internationally) is a league competition for English Football clubs located at the top of the English football...

A left-back who came through the ranks at Watford, he made his debut against arch-rivals Luton in 1997. A member of the 1998–1999 play-off side, Robinson's passion made him became a favorite of the terraces. Paul Robinson (born March 9, 1978 in Watford) is an English football (soccer) player. ... Luton Town F.C. are an English football team based in the town of Luton in Bedfordshire. ...

  • Heiðar Helguson, 2000–2005

Principal forward in the 2000s, the Icelandic international moved from Lillestrom midway through the 1999–2000 season. He was loved by the crowds for his enthusiasm and commitment. The powerful and fiery centre-forward was the first player to win the Display of the Season, Goal of Season and Player of the Season awards in a single season (2004–2005). Heiðar Helguson (born 22 August 1977 in Akureyri; first name commonly anglicized to Heidar) is an Icelandic footballer currently playing for English Premiership team Fulham. ... Lillestrøm is the centre of the municipality of Skedsmo in the county of Akershus, Norway. ...

The first Watford player since Luther Blissett to score over 20 League goals in a season, the Jamaican helped Watford gain promotion to the Premiership with his prolific scoring. Was Player of the Season in Watford's 2005–2006 promotion campaign. Marlon King (born 26 April 1980 in Dulwich) is an English-born Jamaican professional football player who plays as a striker for Watford. ...


Players in order of debut; spells as coach not included in time at club.


Managers

Name Nat From To Record
P W D L F A
John Goodall May 1903 May 1910 246 90 63 93 347 358
Harry Kent May 1910 May 1926 484 187 121 176 661 663
Fred Pagnam May 1926 May 1929 126 45 28 53 204 239
Neil McBain Scotland May 1929 August 1937 336 137 71 128 591 516
Bill Findlay August 1937 February 1947 114 50 25 39 179 152
Jack Bray March 1947 January 1948 35 11 7 17 45 66
Eddie Hapgood February 1948 March 1950 88 29 27 32 102 107
Ron Gray March 1950 August 1951 56 13 15 28 63 93
Haydn Green August 1951 October 1952 54 16 11 27 70 95
Len Goulden November 1952 October 1955 136 52 39 45 210 198
Johnny Paton Scotland October 1955 February 1956 15 2 6 7 16 28
Len Goulden February 1956 July 1956 16 6 3 7 17 23
Neil McBain Scotland August 1956 February 1959 122 42 33 47 187 203
Ron Burgess February 1959 May 1963 200 80 45 75 347 326
Bill McGarry July 1963 October 1964 57 26 17 14 97 81
Ken Furphy November 1964 July 1971 295 115 79 101 388 331
George Kirby August 1971 May 1973 88 17 26 45 67 123
Mike Keen June 1973 April 1977 178 67 48 63 237 236
Graham Taylor June 1977 May 1987 428 191 105 132 692 544
Dave Bassett May 1987 January 1988 23 4 6 13 15 31
Steve Harrison January 1988 March 1990 80 36 29 35 127 111
Colin Lee March 1990 November 1990 28 5 9 14 31 45
Steve Perryman November 1990 July 1993 121 42 35 44 140 151
Glenn Roeder July 1993 February 1996 120 39 32 49 148 166
Graham Taylor February 1996 May 2001 275 104 91 80
Gianluca Vialli Italy May 2001 June 2002 52 20 21 11
Ray Lewington June 2002 March 2005 150 51 6 39
Adrian Boothroyd March 2005 Present

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Grounds

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League History

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Records

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External links

  • Watford FC official homepage
  • Watford F.C. on BBC Sport: Club News - Recent results - Upcoming fixtures - Club stats
  • Blind, Stupid and Desperate - fan site
  • Watford Internet Football Club - supporter's team
  • Glory Horns - fan site including forum
  • Big Watford Love - fan site on the Rivals network
  • Watford Mailing List
  • Soccerbase - a large amount of Watford data
  • The Watford FC Prediction League - a fantastic game, predict Watford's results, get points.
  • AIM: WFC
  • Premierleague.com - Watford FC
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Arsenal | Aston Villa | Blackburn Rovers | Bolton Wanderers | Charlton Athletic | Chelsea | Everton | Fulham | Liverpool | Manchester City | Manchester United | Middlesbrough | Newcastle United | Portsmouth | Reading | Sheffield United | Tottenham Hotspur | Watford | West Ham United | Wigan Athletic AIM or the Alternative Investment Market is a stock market in London trading in smaller capital, newer and more adventurous companies than the London Stock Exchange. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership or just The Premiership in the UK and as the Barclays English Premier League or the English Premier League or the EPL internationally) is a league competition for English Football clubs located at the top of the English football... The 2006-07 FA Premier League season, the fifteenth since its establishment, will begin on August 19, 2006. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in north London. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... Bolton Wanderers F.C. are an English professional football club based in Horwich, Bolton. ... Charlton Athletic Football Club are a football club from southeast London. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously as The Pensioners), founded in 1905, are an English Premier League football team. ... Everton Football Club is a football club based in the city of Liverpool in Merseyside, England. ... Fulham Football Club (FFC) are a football team based in Fulham, London. ... Liverpool Football Club (usually known simply as Liverpool) are a professional football club based in Liverpool, in the north west of England. ... Manchester City Football Club are an English football club based in the city of Manchester. ... Manchester United F.C. is an English football club, and is based at Old Trafford Football Ground, Stretford, Manchester. ... Middlesbrough Football Club are an English football club, commonly known as The Boro, currently in the FA Premier League. ... Newcastle United Football Club are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne, nicknamed the Magpies, who currently play in the FA Premier League. ... Founded in 1898, Portsmouth Football Club are an English association football club based in the south coast city port of Portsmouth. ... Reading Football Club is an association football club, based in the English town of Reading, in Berkshire. ... Sheffield United Football Club are a professional English football club based in the City of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... Tottenham Hotspur Football Club are an English football club who play in the FA Premier League. ... West Ham United Football Club is a professional English football club based in Upton Park, Newham, East London. ... Wigan Athletic Football Club is a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ...

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FA Premier League seasons

1992-93 | 1993-94 | 1994-95 | 1995-96 | 1996-97 | 1997-98 | 1998-99
1999-00 | 2000-01 | 2001-02 | 2002-03 | 2003-04 | 2004-05 | 2005-06 | 2006-07 The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership or just The Premiership in the UK and as the Barclays English Premier League or the English Premier League or the EPL internationally) is a league competition for English Football clubs located at the top of the English football... This article describes the FA Premier League 1992-93 season. ... // New Sponsors and new Members From the start of the 1993-1994 season, the FA Premier League would be sponsored by Carling Breweries - an association which would last for eight years. ... // A Season of Sleaze The 1994-95 Premiership season was troubled by disciplinary problems more than any other English league season in modern times. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 1995-96 season. ... 1996-97 was the fifth season of the FA Premier League. ... The FA Premier League 1997-98 season saw Arsenal lift their first league title since 1991, and also become only the second team to win the double twice. ... The 1998-99 FA Premier League season will always be remembered as the season in which Manchester United won a unique treble of the Premiership title, FA Cup and European Cup. ... The FA Premier League 1999-00 season was the eighth season of the FA Premier League, and Manchester United secured their sixth Premiership title. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 2000-01 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 2001-02 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 2002-03 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 2003-04 season. ... The 2004-05 season of the FA Premier League began in August 2004 and ended in May 2005. ... The 2005-06 season of the FA Premier League saw Chelsea defend and win a back to back title by defeating Manchester United on 29 April. ... The 2006-07 FA Premier League season, the fifteenth since its establishment, will begin on August 19, 2006. ...

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