Position – Left Midfield
DOB – 15/9/1987
Apps – 220
Goals – 71
Debut v West Ham – Oct 2005
Worldnets – 8
Nicknames – Moods, Mrs Pricko
Winger and talc enthusiast Joel was recruited in 2005, having been spotted playing against WIFC for the Glory Horns team. Joel quickly became a key player and went on to break Matt Wells’ dominance of the most improved player award in 2006. He is also blessed with a turn of speed, a few Murph-esque tricks and a growing collection of great goals for his scrapbook, including a great run and finish against Nigel Gibbs’ Watford Legends in 2009. In 2011/12, Joel completed a unique treble, as he crowned a season in which he was top appearance maker and top scorer by winning the Player of the Year award, too.
Joel’s Q and A
Describe yourself in a sentence
Skinny Pixie-like wing wizard with a penchant for his team-mates’ daughters/sisters. Lock ’em up quick!
What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
April ’97 at home to Crewe Alexandra. We lost 2-1. All I remember is asking my dad why someone kept shouting and swearing at the players. In hindsight, it was probably one of you mugs!
Finest ever WFC memory
Watching Allan Smart grab Watford’s second at Wembley and bursting into tears. Awesome.
Worst away trip and why
Hull away. Enough said.
WIFC playing highlight
Skinning Nigel Gibbs and Andy Hessenthaler to score past Rich Walker when we played a bunch of Watford Legends at the Met.
Favourite WIFC moment
Talcing the f*** out of Daz
All-time favourite Watford player
All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
Alec Chamberlain; Paul Robinson , Steve Palmer, Clarke Carlisle, Darren Bazeley; Nordin Wooter, Allan Nielsen, Micah Hyde, Ashley Young; Michel Ngonge, Heidar Helguson
Red shorts or black?
Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’