8. Stuart Nicholls

Position – Centre Back/Left Back
DOB – 29/4/1988
Apps – 120
Goals – 38
Debut – WIFC Yellows v Reds – Sep 2010
Worldnets – 4
Nicknames – Pricko, Prickles

Stuart joined the club during a recruitment drive at the start of the 2010/11 season, making a goal-scoring debut in the Yellows v Reds game. Stuart started off in midfield, and scored a contender for best WIFC goal with his strike from the half-way line at Barnsley in his first season. Stuart has since shown his versatility by impressing in defence in the second half of the 2011/12 season, then up front at the tail-end of 2012/13 where he hit 7 in 3 games, including two hat-tricks and the winner in the London Cup final. Despite all of this and well over 100 appearances for the club, his chronic lack of banter remains a major concern.

Stu’s Q and A

Describe yourself in a sentence:
A direct quote from my parents – “A disappointment to mankind”

What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it? Watford 2-0 Grimsby – October 1991, 2 and a half at the time, can’t remember anything about the game but I’m assured I was one of the 6,000 to be there.

Finest ever WFC memory:
Crystal Palace 0 – 3 Watford 2006, Play-off semi final. Pieing off playing my Sunday league cup final to travel down to South London with the mother, to watch my favourite away day display. Honorable mentions, again to the mother for letting me stay up to watch the penalty shoot out away at Birmingham in ’98 and of course both play-off finals. Great days out.

Worst away trip and why:
Fulham 5 – Watford 0, boxing day 2000. Forced to go by the parents instead of being allowed to stay in and play my brand new edition of LMA Manager on the original playstation, dragged along in the freezing cold, snow biting at my pre-pubescent face, having to stand up for what felt like days, to watch us go and get completely Saville’d.

WIFC playing highlight –
I refer you to the clip – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxDBGLBfMs4

Favourite WIFC moment:
Well I can’t really say the goal I scored from the half way line again, can I? …The goal I scored from the half way line.

All-time favourite Watford player:
Didn’t make the team below because I was going for a balanced side but it has to be Trevor Benjamin. Providing me with the hope that I too, can one day be a professional footballer.

All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
Foster – Robinson – Page – Demerit – Doyley – Young – Cleverley – Palmer – Kennedy – Helguson – Mooney

Red shorts or black?
Black

Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’:
Awkwardness all over – Michael Cera

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