Paul Karlsen

Position – Centre Midfield
DOB – 23/12/1977
Apps – 69
Goals – 5
Worldnets – 5
Debut v Crystal Palace – Sep 2002
Nicknames – PK, Scotch

Paul is something of a legend in IFA circles, having been a Worldnet regular with his first love Dumbarton, with whom he picked up a Worldnet winners medal in 2004. This may be more to do with his typically Caledonian drinking prowess, he and Fraz Clark memorably spent a night in a bin at a previous Worldnet after dispatching several dozen cans of Tennents apiece. Involved with WIFC since moving south, on the pitch Paul’s combative Scotttishness always shone through, while off it his spell as the chief fixture fixer for the club was a pivotal time, as we made the magical twenty league game mark for the first time in 2004. In 2012, Paul stepped down from the full squad prior to his impending move to Washington, and was duly inducted to the hall of fame in recognition of his efforts in providing WIFC a blueprint for it’s continued success.

PK’s Q and A

First WFC game
Dumbarton v Watford, friendly in 1984.  Too young to remember much but The Sons won despite a Mo Johnston goal for Watford.

Finest WFC memory
Play-off final in Cardiff

Worst away trip
There is always something good about every away trip.  Except Preston.

WIFC playing highlight
A swan landing on the pitch during a game against Coventry, my goal away to Ipswich, deputising as manager for a comprehensive victory over Brentford

Favourite WIFC moment
Leaving Fraz without his wallet or phone on a train somewhere in darkest Yorkshire.  Or the Orange of Justice in Belgium.

All time favourite Watford player
Ohhhh Stepehen Glass

All time Watford XI
Jim McLaren, Gerard Lavin, Joe McLaughlin, Malky Mackay, Willlie Falconer, Don Cowie, Ikechi Anya, Paul Devlin, Stephen Glass, Mo Johnston, Allan Smart.

Red shorts or black?
Black

Which actor would play you in WIFC – The Movie
Mike Myers, complete with dreadful comedy Scottish accent. (Heeeed – ed)

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