Former England goalkeeper David James joined Liverpool from Watford 22 years ago today

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Watford FC News

Tuesday, June 16, 1992

Watford agreed the sale of 21-year-old goalkeeper David James to Liverpool for a seven-figure fee.

James had been the Hornets' first-choice goalkeeper for two seasons since the departure of Tony Coton, the first of which saw him play a key role in the club's avoidance of relegation and win the club's Player of the Season award.

James would go on to enjoy a top-flight career of rare length, holding the record for the greatest number of consecutive Premiership appearances, on two separate occasions, and spend more than ten years in the England national squad.

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

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8:48am Mon 16 Jun 14

jasonwatford says...

and now bankrupt working with scum town.
and now bankrupt working with scum town. jasonwatford
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7:05pm Mon 16 Jun 14

gloryhornet4 says...

jasonwatford wrote:
and now bankrupt working with scum town.
Jason - he is at Luton to gain coaching experience for his badges. I don't think any other Watford fan would have a problem with anyone who as you said is a bankrupt by getting work experience where he can.

DJ has done a lot of charity work and has given away probably more money than he should for the benefit of others.

Never ever kick a man when he is down, especially when all he is doing is trying to carve out a new career.
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: and now bankrupt working with scum town.[/p][/quote]Jason - he is at Luton to gain coaching experience for his badges. I don't think any other Watford fan would have a problem with anyone who as you said is a bankrupt by getting work experience where he can. DJ has done a lot of charity work and has given away probably more money than he should for the benefit of others. Never ever kick a man when he is down, especially when all he is doing is trying to carve out a new career. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 5

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