Position – Striker
DOB – 3/3/1978
Apps – 158
Goals – 34
Worldnets – 14
Debut v Unknown Opponents – Oct 1999
Nicknames – Useless
Living in crime-ridden South London these days, Steve’s appearances are somewhat limited, but he still shows considerable prowess around goal when playing, and grabbed the vital goal to send the B team into the main Worldnet draw for the first time in 2007. Steve is another of the musically minded members of the squad, and his tastes in this respect cannot really be faulted, despite his bizarre love of Nylon Pylon and Coin-Op. He is another who appeared in the 2002 IFA Cup final, played in Gibbsy’s testimonial later that year, and also had the honour of being the first manager of the Vets team at Worldnet 2010.
Steve’s Q and A
Describe yourself in a sentence
A reflexive form of you (used as the direct or indirect object of a verb of the object of a preposition)
What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
I have absolutely no idea. I would have been about 6 or 7 at the time and went regularly enough that they all kind of blend into one. The first match I know for sure I was at was the 4-4 draw against Walsall FA Cup replay in February 1987.
Finest ever WFC memory
It has to be the play off final in 1999 although it’s run close by the pre-season tour to Italy under Vialli or being in the front row of the Vicarage Road end when Craig Ramage scored and ran over to give me a big sweaty hug.
Worst away trip and why
As a general rule, there are few places more depressing than the away stand at Selhurst park. But for a specific match, getting frostbite while losing 5-0 to Fulham takes some beating.
WIFC playing highlight
Ask me in a year’s time, the best is yet to come.
Favourite WIFC moment
Playing at Vicarage Road v the Watford legends before the Nigel Gibbs testimonial game. Watching the video back afterwards however was painful. I thought it was stuck on 0.5x speed.
All time favourite WFC player
All time favourite Watford XI
Kevin Miller, Nigel Gibbs, Keith Millen, Robert Page, Paul Robinson, Gary Porter, Steve Palmer, Craig Ramage, John Barnes, Tommy Mooney, Heidar Helguson
Red shorts or black?
I prefer black but we’ve always done better with red. So basically, I don’t really care.
Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’