Watford sell Nigel Callaghan to Derby County

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Thursday, February 5, 1987

Watford sold mercurial winger Nigel Callaghan to Derby County for £140,000.

An extraordinary crosser of the ball, Callaghan's 250 appearances for the club peppered the Hornets' halcyon era.

Graham Taylor would later re-sign Callaghan for Aston Villa, and the winger would return to Vicarage Road for a brief loan spell under Steve Perryman. He was playing non-league football before his 30th birthday.

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

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9:13am Wed 5 Feb 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Brilliant, lazy, gifted, lacked focus, best crosser ever.
night club manager.

If he applied himself and health permitting the lad could have played many more years.

Thanks for your part Nigel in making others take notice of the Golden boys.
Brilliant, lazy, gifted, lacked focus, best crosser ever. night club manager. If he applied himself and health permitting the lad could have played many more years. Thanks for your part Nigel in making others take notice of the Golden boys. gloryhornet4

3:39pm Wed 5 Feb 14

matey_from_brighton says...

did well for a fat lad, like.
did well for a fat lad, like. matey_from_brighton

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