Position – Centre Midfield
DOB – 5/10/1972
Apps – 84
Goals – 14
Debut v Cambridge – April 2006
Worldnets – 7
Nicknames – Shane, Waistcoat
As if knowing Daz, Fincham, Stocksy and Mowen wasn’t hard enough, Chris even has the misfortune to sit near them at Watford games. Worse still, he’s now been unlucky enough to play football with them since joining the club in 2006. Chris settled in brilliantly and has become a key player since an impressive debut at Cambridge and a first goal in his next game, against AFC Wimbledon. With his hanky tucked into his shorts, Chris’ all action midfield displays won him the Best Newcomer award in his debut year. He added Player of the Season awards in 2007/08 and 2008/09, and also does a mean Shane McGowan, as his song at his debut WorldNET testified.
Chris’ Q and A
Describe yourself in a sentence
He came, he saw, he blew his nose and ran off.
What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
FA Cup 3rd round 1987. Watford 1-0 v Chelsea
Finest ever WFC memory
Anfield away August 1999
Worst away trip and why
Not sure between Wimbledon away December 1999 or Fulham away Boxing Day 2000 – shocking performance and bloomin’ freezing
WIFC playing highlight
Winning a Worldnet Semi-Final on golden goal
Favourite WIFC moment
Winning a Worldnet Semi-Final on golden goal – sorry if that’s anti ethos
All-time favourite Watford player
Craig Ramage – the anti-me as a player
All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
Miller, Gibbs, Robinson, Foster, Mackay, Palmer, Ramage, Johnson, Hyde, Blissett, Phillips
Red shorts or black?
Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’
Jason Statham – apparently