47. Frank Smith

Position – Centre Midfield
DOB – 9/4/1988
Apps – 15
Goals – 1
Worldnets – 1
Debut v Coventry – April 2011
Nicknames – Franco

The Watford Observer’s chief WFC reporter, Frank made his WIFC bow in a close win at Coventry in April 2011, earning a man of the match award with a super show at centre half. Equally at home in central midfield, Frank joined the full squad for 2011/12, scored his first goal from close range against AFC Wimbledon and became a key player in the run to the London Cup Final. Injury at his debut WorldNET later in 2012 ruled Frank out for over a year, but hopes of a 2013/14 comeback are high.

Frank’s Q and A

Describe yourself in a sentence
WIFC’s own Ledley King. Was an energetic box-to-box midfielder with a soft spot for a 50-50 and 25-yard free kicks … two years ago. Have subsequently lost my left ankle, knee ligaments, groin and the majority of my lower back. Last seen on a football pitch in July 2012 hobbling around at centre half.

What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
October 1994. Tottenham 2 Watford 3. Memories? None. Can’t remember what happened in Saturday’s game, let alone 18 years ago.

Finest ever WFC memory
June 29 2012.

Worst away trip and why
Crystal Palace. Press food non-existent and facilities worse than Vicarage Road. Plus it’s a bastard to get to. Would rather go to Burnley. It’s all about the press food people.

WIFC playing highlight
My debut away to Coventry. It took me 24 years but I finally fulfilled my dream of playing for WIFC. It was everything I had hoped for and more. Even Dave’s molesting wasn’t as rough as I had feared, or heard.

Favourite WIFC moment
Running the length of the pitch against Leeds, beating 27 players on route. The fact I put it over the bar from 18 yards at the end of the mesmeric run is an irrelevant detail.

All-time favourite Watford player
Lloyd Doyley

All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
Alec Chamberlain; Lloyd Doyley , Steve Palmer, Clarke Carlisle, Paul Robinson; Ashley Young, John Eustace, Tom Cleverley, Adam Johnson; Danny Graham, Heidar Helguson

Red shorts or black?
Red

Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’
Michael Clarke Duncan (John Coffey)

 

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