Paul Wilkinson and Willie Falconer left Watford for Middlesbrough 23 years ago today

On this date in Watford FC history

On this date in Watford FC history

First published in Sport

Thursday, August 15, 1991

Paul Wilkinson and Willie Falconer left Watford for second division rivals Middlesbrough, who were promoted to the top flight the following season.

Wilkinson had been the club's leading scorer in each of his three seasons at Vicarage Road; Falconer had been employed largely in midfield or at left-back, but spent much of his long subsequent career as a striker.

The transfer deal was a part-exchange, with the Hornets receiving £700,000 plus midfielder Trevor Putney, who had scored in Watford's centenary game against Arsenal whilst still a Middlesbrough player the previous week.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book,Watford FC On This Day

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8:13am Fri 15 Aug 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Mugged again as soon as another club shows their cheque book.

Thank goodness those days are behind us.
Mugged again as soon as another club shows their cheque book. Thank goodness those days are behind us. gloryhornet4
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4:33pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Paul Gadd says...

Two great players........Falco
ner was so skillful, and Wilko was a guaranteed 20 goals a season striker
Two great players........Falco ner was so skillful, and Wilko was a guaranteed 20 goals a season striker Paul Gadd
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