Position – Full Back
DOB – TBC
Debut v Preston B – Nov 2009
Nicknames – CD
Former team manager Chris is one half of the first father-son duo to appear for WIFC since Mike and Keith Scofield in the early years of the club. Coaxed out of retirement for a few cameo appearances since Jimmy joined, Chris rolled back the years to star for the Vets team at Worldnet in 2010. Since then, a call-to-arms sub appearance in a close win at Coventry and a brace at home to Dulwich have been highlights. Chris’ tactical knowledge and motivation came to the fore during his successful spell as manager between 2011-14. He led the club to two London Cup Finals in 2012 & 2013, with WIFC securing the silverware second time round. His final season saw another London Cup Final and a club record for least amount of goals conceded in a season, and he was deservedly inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2014.
Chris Q and A
Describe yourself in a sentence
I’m a dad first and everything else comes second
What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
York at home in 1972, remember not a lot other than my dad sat me on a high(ish) wall in the rookery so I could see and he could stand with mates and smoke his ciggies.
Finest ever WFC memory
The Bolton play off 1999 was great but the run from Div 4 to runners up in Div 1 and FA cup final under GT was 8 years of footie which we will never see again. I could select a dozen games and still leave some highlights out.
Worst away trip and why
December 2001 away to Sheffield Wed in League Cup Quarter Final under Vialli. One of the few times I have left early due to complete lack of effort from the team, lost 0-4 then drove home getting back at silly o’clock. Hope we never get another Italian manager, ah!!
WIFC playing highlight
Coming on and changing the game against Dulwich with 2 long range goals. Up to then Dulwich had looked the better team and in my humble opinion I made the difference between winning and losing. I don’t like to talk about it though.
Favourite WIFC moment
Every game I get to see Jimmy playing.
All-time favourite Watford player
Keith Pritchett (look him up kids)
All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
Tony Coton, Nigel Gibbs, John McClelland, Steve Terry, Keith Pritchett, Tommy Mooney, Martin Patching, Jan Lohman, Keith Mercer, Ross Jenkins (the real one), Heidar Helguson,
Red shorts or black?
Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’