18. Paul Watt

Position – Centre Midfield
DOB – 20/8/1985
Apps – 125
Goals – 36
Worldnets – 5
Debut v Millwall – Apr 2004
Nicknames – Watty, Old Man Watt

Joint Manager of WIFC in the success laden years between 2005 & 2008, Paul’s playing days saw him have the unique distinction of looking like one of the old lags despite his tender years. It remains hard to believe that Watty was born in 1985, the year after Watford’s FA Cup final appearance. A cultured player, who liked to get forward, he was WIFC’s player of the year in 2005 and in 2008 his missed penalty at a goal down in the Worldnet final was a pivotal moment. Voted into the WIFC Hall of fame for his efforts, Paul was also known to pick up his share of Evo’s, resulting in a 4 year hiatus from WIFC duty between 2010-14. Just keep him away from your sock drawer or the back seat of your car.

Watty’s Q and A

Describe yourself in a sentence
The oldest I’ve ever been.

What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
A last game of the season defeat at home to Oxford in the early 90’s…I wouldn’t have come back if I had the choice. If golf had been invented back then it would have been a different story.

Finest ever WFC memory
Wembley 99 wasn’t a bad day out…the Luton 4-0 not far behind due to us breaking them in 30mins.

Worst away trip and why
Anyone that involved Selhurst Park. Even the 3-0 playoff win was dampened by the surroundings. Derren Brown could have saved a lot of money on the apocalypse by waking the guy up there.

WIFC playing highlight
Attempting to do a team talk at WorldNET with Richard Murphy sat in a tree 10 feet above us and him not realising this wasn’t normal.

Favourite WIFC moment
The coach trips in Belgium to see URN…the songs,the beer,the club imploding before our eyes. Also,Mathers kissing a bloke…but I guess that will be covered elsewhere…

All-time favourite Watford player
Craig Ramage…always liked players that don’t need/want to move.

All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
Miller,Robinson,Foster,Taylor,Bazeley,Johnson,Hyde,Ramage,Rosenthal,Helguson,Mooney

Red shorts or black?
I tossed a coin,the answer was : heads.

Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’
Only if he was available and not too busy : Dean Gaffney.

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