19. Ben Pegram

Position – Centre Midfield
DOB – 19/4/1992
Debut v Dagenham & Redbridge – May 2012
Nicknames – None, but he does have a lot of shit tattoos

Midfielder Ben joined the full squad for the start of the 2012/13 season, during which he was an intern in the sports science department at Vicarage Road. Ask him about being set up for a goal by Gianfranco Zola in a staff match, if you dare. Ben made his debut in the closing stages of the previous season and impressed with his passing in a win at Dagenham. Since then, Ben has become another versatile member of the squad, appearing regularly at left-back in recent times.

Ben’s Q and A

Describe yourself in a sentence
“Eat football, drink football, sleep football…but, now, if only i could play football?”

What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
Sitting behind a pillar at the old Wembley as we beat Bolton 2-0 in the Playoff Final! Nicky Wright slinging in a overhead kick before disappearing off the face of the world and Tommy Mooney being a clown with the cup on his head! Also ensuring that when I went home the tapped version ofthe match did not contain the two streakers on the pitch as at that age I felt it highly inappropriate for someone to being ruining a match with their bare nakedness!

Finest ever WFC memory
Being told by Leeds fans that we are a disgrace to football as we walked to the sold out Millenium Stadium to witness the Golden Boys tear apart Leeds with James Chambers expetionally well placed with perfect spin!

Worst away trip and why
Accepting tickets from a Chelsea friend in the home stand for the league cup and sitting amongst their skinheads next to a father and son who had decided to wear Watford shirts, plus getting turned over quite badly out on the pitch.

WIFC playing highlight
Being able to pull on the Golden Jersey and walk out for my debut against Dagenham amongst a whole team of other Watford loyals!

Favourite WIFC moment
By far the best save I have ever witnessed from our centre back, captain, and ‘Mr. Watford’ to earn himself a red card, requiring nerves of steel from the whole team until I tucked away the free kick that steadied the ship!

All-time favourite Watford player
Tommy Mooney

All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
Ben Foster; Lloyd Doyley, Steve Palmer, Robert Page, Paul Robinson; Tommy Smith, Nordin Wooter, Micah Hyde, Ashley Young; Heidar Helguson, Tommy Mooney.

Red shorts or black?

Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’
Gerard Butler – ‘This. Is. WATFORD!’

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