Position – Right Back
DOB – 25/2/1973
Apps – 228
Goals – 12
Debut v Notts Forest – Jul 2002
Worldnets – 9
Nickname – Chumpo
The enigmatic Ainsley netted three own goals during his early days with the club, and having finally started to rectify that with a ripper during the West London Cup in 2005, he finally got back into credit during the 2007/08 season. Still going strong as he hurtles through his early 40’s, Matt has also managed to build a fairly solid reputation for arse-wittery over the years, which is mainly down to the fact that he can always be relied on to drink his body-weight in booze on every WIFC trip. Keep him away from sambuca and straws, and don’t take up his invites for a punching competition.
Matt’s Q and A
Describe yourself in a sentence
Alright! I am the Messiah! …. Now fuck off!
What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
FA Cup game v Harlow Town in 1980. I don’t remember much about it but found it on YouTube and apparently we won 4-3! Ahh, the magic of the cup!
Finest ever WFC memory
Being 3-0 down with 20 minutes to go against Bolton and coming back to win 4-3. Once in a lifetime!
Worst away trip and why
Funbus to Hull. Those that went know exactly why and won’t want any further reminders!
WIFC playing highlight
Top WIFC scorer in the West London Cup with a net busting 1 goal!
Favourite WIFC moment
All-time favourite Watford player
All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
Tony Coton, Nigel Gibbs, Ian Bolton, John Mclelland, Wilf Rostron, Nigel Callaghan, Craig Ramage, Kenny Jackett, John Barnes, Luther Blissett, Heidar Helguson.
Managed by Graham Taylor of course!
Red shorts or black?
Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’