Nick Wright joined Watford from Carlisle United 16 years ago today

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Friday, July 3, 1988

Watford signed Nick Wright from Carlisle United for a fee of £100,000.

The effervesecent winger was to play a prominent role in the subsequent promotion season, his appearances frequently consisting of a whirlwind 70 minutes before being substituted in utter exhaustion.

Most memorably, Wright was to score the club's first goal at Wembley Stadium with a bicycle kick in the 1999 play-off final, but an injury picked up early the following season ultimately ended his career.

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

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10:02am Thu 3 Jul 14

Only 2 Ross Jenkins says...

What a great player Nicky Wright was. Such a shame he got injured so badly as he had so much about him.
What a great player Nicky Wright was. Such a shame he got injured so badly as he had so much about him. Only 2 Ross Jenkins
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10:14am Thu 3 Jul 14

Ramageland says...

Friday 3rd July 1988?
Friday 3rd July 1988? Ramageland
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10:14am Thu 3 Jul 14

Ramageland says...

Friday 3rd July 1988?
Friday 3rd July 1988? Ramageland
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11:35pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Bush Hornet says...

What a goal!! Phenomenol
What a goal!! Phenomenol Bush Hornet
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5:13pm Fri 4 Jul 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Ramageland wrote:
Friday 3rd July 1988?
Not the first time dates have been b0110cked in this series.
[quote][p][bold]Ramageland[/bold] wrote: Friday 3rd July 1988?[/p][/quote]Not the first time dates have been b0110cked in this series. gloryhornet4
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