Position – Goalkeeper
DOB – 18/4/1971
Debut v Coventry – 2000
Nicknames – Daz, Dazzler, Rhino, The Flying Pea
Once a midfielder (who could forget him rutting for the ball with an equally well built opponent in a game against Southampton), long-serving Daz morphed into a goalkeeper of no little quality in his later years with the club. Daz also appeared in the 2002 IFA Cup final, the Gibbsy Testiomonial game later the same year, and was inducted to the WIFC hall of fame in 2007. Although family commitments limit his appearances during the season, Daz has been an ever present in goal for the vets team at WorldNET, except in 2013, when a dislocated finger in the warm-up stopped him taking part.
Daz’s Q and A
Describe yourself in a sentence
Ageing, overweight, utility player who has ended up in goal, because no-one else wanted to play there – probably as I used to play rugby as a fullback, so I can kick and catch the ball (sometimes).
What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
Scunthorpe at home in 1977/8 season. Ross Jenkins went off to have a head injury treated only to come back on and score 2 goals with his head! Oh, and my brother asking how long was left and when could be go home
Finest ever WFC memory
Watford 7 Southampton 1 or Blues or Palace away in Play Off semis.
Worst away trip and why Fulham Away
Boxing Day 2000 – cut my Florida trip short to fly back for the game, only to freeze my nuts off and see us get hammered.
WIFC playing highlight
Playing in my first Worldnet and reaching the Plate semi final.
Favourite WIFC moment
Playing at the Vic against the Legends in Gibbsy’s testimonial
All-time favourite Watford player
Heidar Tommy Helguson-Mooney
All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
Rankin Gibbs McClelland Garner Rostron Callaghan Ramage Barnes Hodges Helguson Mooney
Red shorts or black?
Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’
John Belushi (had he been alive).