35. Laurence Wells

Position – Left Midfield
DOB – 18/3/1976
Apps – 89
Goals – 18
Debut v Cambridge – April 2006
Worldnets – 6
Nickname – Lozza

Laurence joined WIFC in 2006 after replying to an ad on Blind, Stupid and Desperate, and since making his debut he’s become a regular member of the squad, looking equally at home on both flanks. Lozza regularly completes a ginger left side of the team with his long-distance relation Matt, and he’s also memorably embraced WIFC’s darker side, being one of the main players in Dundon’s gang at the Cage during his first Worldnet, on the way to which he also bravely survived Murphy’s driving. A key player in the run to the Worldnet Final in 2008, Lozza also graced the Vets team on their Worldnet debut in 2010 and again in 2012.

Lozza’s Q and A

Describe yourself in a sentence
Unsuccessfuly striving to detoxify the ginger Wells brand.

What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
Jamaica v Watford pre-season tour early 80’s and don’t remember much.  First competitive match was Watford v Blackburn playoff second leg – cigar smoke and tension.

Finest ever WFC memory
Celebrations squashed into the Vic end when David Holdsworth scored the night we beat then Champions Leeds with Cantona et al in 1992.  I still miss terracing.

Worst away trip and why
Norwich away 2002, went with some Norwich mates and was confident before the game but then found out we had depleted side, ended up losing 4-0, had Robbo and Foley sent off, the latter being cheered off by our own supportes – all in all humiliating on several levels.

WIFC playing highlight
Playing every game on the Sunday of Wordnet 2008 – I felt as knackered when I ran a marathon, but with the additional hinderance of two nights significant alchohol intake.

Favourite WIFC moment
When I entered the changing rooms on the morning of my debut the shirts were hung up on the pegs and I thought it must be quite a serious team.  I soon realised my mistake after going out and scoring twice.

All-time favourite Watford player
Mooney (you can substitute him for pretty much any of the below)

All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
James, Robinson, Doyley, Foster, Palmer, Johnson, Eustace, Barnes, Hodges, Furlong, Helguson.

Red shorts or black?
Black (but red socks of course)

Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’
Damian Lewis

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