Profile: Oliver Phillips

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Oliver Phillips moved to a small village in France in 2005 after he retired from the Watford Observer. “Oli” worked for the newspaper for nearly 40 years and, as assistant editor and formerly sports editor, became the oracle on the affairs of Watford FC, writing the definitive book on the club’s history. During later years with the newspaper he also specialised in the history of the area, writing a series of extremely popular supplements and editing the newspapers’ weekly Nostalgia pages.

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