22. Jeremy Hinds

Position – Goalkeeper
Debut – WIFC Yellows v Reds – Sep 2010
Nicknames – Jez, Hinos, Big posh sod

Jeremy joined the club at the start of the 2010/11 season, making his debut in the Yellows v Reds game that season. Since then, the big posho has grown in stature and confidence around the squad and was voted best newcomer for 2010/11, the 3rd keeper to win that particular award. Jeremy’s undoubted on pitch highlights are two match winning displays at Barnet, the second of which won him the inaugural WIFC Willie Thorne man of the match award, while he’s also scored at the other end in a few appearances as a makeshift striker.

Jez’s Q and A

Describe yourself in a sentence
I am pretty much Boris Johnson in everyway…..

What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
Watford 4 Bolton 3 in 1993 – 3 nil down after 60 minutes, apparently I spent the next 10 minutes asking to go home. Gary Porter then smashed a quick fire hatrick and I’ve been hooked since!

Finest ever WFC memory
The 1999 playoff final. The 2006 final was great but I expected us to win that. The 99’ final was my only game at the old Wembley, the fact it was only 20 mins on the train (and we all know I love trains) and being there with about 15 members of my family made it a pretty special day.

Worst away trip and why
Hull, 2008. Lost 3-0, down to 10 men, got food poisoning from a dodgy kebab and then got a puncture on the way home. Oh, and it was in Hull.

WIFC playing highlight
Our 3-2 win away at Barnet which led to me winning to inaugural (and the last) signed Willie Thorne man of the match award.

Favourite WIFC moment
It’s just a mixture of all the various away trips (with and without WIFC football in the morning). Great days out, including Millwall, Charlton, Bolton, Nottingham and Leeds. Nottingham probably being my favourite since I was still paralytic at kick off and only a ball square in the face sobered me up enough to make any contribution!

All-time favourite Watford player
Nigel Gibbs – Read the game better than anyone else I’ve seen at Watford and his nosebleed celebration has always been a favourite of mine!

All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
(4-3-3) Miller, Gibbs, Page, Demerit, Kennedy, Young, Spring, Eustace, Mooney, Helguson, Smith

Red shorts or black?

Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’
Hugh Grant – Floppy hair, public school background and a bit of a bumbling fool! (and he’d definitely be a keeper if he played football, quite tall, slightly crazy and has a good voice on him!)

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