Position – Right Back
DOB – 18/9/1979
Apps – 97
Goals – 1
Debut v Oxford – June 2008
Worldnets – 7
Nicknames – Mozzer, Jockey
Probably the club’s shortest ever player, Dave made his debut at Oxford in June 2008 and joined the regular ranks the following season, notching his first goal for the club against Cambridge on the plastic at Westfield. There was a moment of concern at Dave’s first Worldnet, as he went to retrieve a ball from some long grass, but happily he was able to find his way out. If his size is a worry, his commitment to the cause is not, and he had a fantastic tournament for the Vets at Worldnet 2011.
Dave’s Q and A
Describe yourself in a sentence
A midget Gary Neville!
What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
Oxford, I think, in the 1990s and I remember such luminaries as tricky Trevor Putney and a very odd triangle haircut on a teenage Bruce Dyer. I was standing on the sadly no more family terrace and remember winning 6 packets of walkers crisps with those weird blue envelopes you used to get in the packets, life couldn’t get better than that!.
Finest ever WFC memory
One of two games against Bolton. The 4-3 Gary Porter hatrick game simply for atmosphere and sheer ballsyness of the come back, or of course the first of the play off wins with Nicky Wright’s epic strike. A sunny day 2 great goals and the ambiance of old Wembley!
Worst away trip and why
Hull away in the play offs, it’s a hell hole, we got gubbed and Richard Lee had an utter utter stinker. Simply horrific.
WIFC playing highlight
My first WorldNET was memorable though ultimately frustrating, or MK dons away where I got to mark someone I have reffed for years and spent a very enjoyable second half booting him in the air, admittedly not really in the spirit of things but still shook hands after and was a good game!
Favourite WIFC moment
Playing at Vicarage Road in a Yellows v Reds game, whilst I’m not sure I have the ability to do the place justice, the whole day was a life long dream and will stick in the memory.
All-time favourite Watford player
Simply for his never say die attitude and doggedness to make the most of his ultimately limited talent has to be Sir Thomas of Mooney.
All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
Miller, Gibbs, Robbo, Foster, Marriappa, Slater, Hessenthaler, Hyde, Barnes, Rosenthal, Mooney
Red shorts or black?
Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’
Either Tom Cruise to match my rugged good looks (and height) or more likely/realistically Danny DeVito!