DNSYE Hall of Fame
The 2021/22 season was a cluster - we all know that. However there were some people that we would like to recognise and place into the newly formed "Do Not Scratch Your Eyes" Hall of Fame! Only those who are not in the Watford FC Hall of Fame are eligible to enter the DNSYE version but other than that it is fair game to nominate people for inclusion!
Harry the Hornet
Despite the shady disappearance of "Harriet", the DNSYE Universe has spoken and so quite rightly, the best home mascot for home fans and the most annoying for away fans takes his place in the pantheon of the great. Be it having his photo taken with young Hornets, beating his drum and drumming up support, or diving in front of Wilfred Zaha to the annoyance of former England Managers - Harry is never ever less than whole hearted and truly one of our own!
Justin and Pete interviewed Ann in her seat, in
her stand but is that really enough to honour the
person who with GT's and Elton's permission played
a massive part in creating the "original family club".
After the family enclosure Ann went on to form the
Junior Hornets in the 80's and is now back and helping
with Barry and others at the club, trying to make sure
the future generations of Watford support is bought in
now and always.
You don't have to score a winner to make it to the DNSYE Hall of Fame but if you have made a huge difference to as many peoples match day experience as Programme Dave then you certainly deserve to be in it!
In 2022 we did a survey asking people to use one word or phrase that meant they supported Watford without saying so "Programmes" was the winner by a country mile!! Welcome Dave
The Watford Observer is back with a bang thanks to the clubs former head of communications asking the questions that the fans want asked and providing insight and feeling that only a fan can provide!
Others from the "Wobby" may follow but this mans impact in 2022 plus being Captain of the DNSYE squad simply had to be recognised!
For services to twitter match team announcements
Holly and Jess livened up the 2020/21 season with their energetic match team announcements on twitter. Bouncing and shouting, they expended more energy than the starting eleven on many occasions!
Well done girls - you gave us something to look forward to an hour before kick off!
100 international caps and face of the women's team
Helen Ward's career contiues to be simply immense, but this year saw her make her 100th international cap for Wales! If that, on top of being the public face of the women's team in another year of growth in the profile of the women's game isn't enough to get into the Hall of Fame - then we don't know what is!!!
She still owes us chocolate brownies though!!!! Just saying.....
Murwalls - GT & SEJ Murals and the subway of legends
The first day of the season saw hope and expectation but also the start of what we hope will be an on-going relationship with the amazing "Murwalls" - The GT mural left everyone breathless, bringing together the club history and present in a manner that was just spectacular. Then the Vicarage Road subway was transformed with legends of days gone by including Luther, TC, Cliff Holton, Sir Nigel Gibbs, Duncan Welbourne, A huge Tommy Mooney celebration and of course Troy scoring that goal!!! The Sir Elton John mural now adorns his stand in club kit in time for his concerts in July.
Marc Silver and the Murwalls team are lovely guys and are doing this up and down the country for clubs and now overseas too! Thank you gents for bringing our club history to life in such an incredible way.