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Alec Chamberlain addresses fans as he departs the club after 21 years

Chamberlain | “Thank You”

What a fantastic Watford FC career it has been for Alec Chamberlain.

Close to 300 appearances, two promotions and two Player of the Season awards all spread over the past 20 years, 11 as a player and 10 as a coach.

The former shot stopper is departing Vicarage Road and is doing so with many, many fond memories. A true fan favourite throughout his time at the club, Chamberlain soon made the fans forget his former spell with that club up the M1.

“Nigel Gibbs forgave me when I came here which was the first step I had to get over and he nicknamed me born again Hornet, so if Nigel can forgive then everyone hopefully can, which they did and I’m very grateful for that.” Chamberlain explained.

The Cambridgeshire born keeper was welcomed onto the pitch at half-time during the match against Huddersfield Town to say goodbye to the fans who held him in such high esteem over his two decades with the club. 

Before he departed, Chamberlain, accompanied by his two children Natasha and Ryan, had a few words to say to the fans in attendance.

“I just want to thank them for all the support over the years, I’ve had an amazing 21 years here and I look forward to seeing you all again in the future.”

You can watch the full half-time interview with Alec for free above (no sign-up required).

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