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Former defender Richard Jobson talks Hornets memories & current role

Golden Memories | Richard Jobson


Richard Jobson would most likely have been part of the engineering industry right now, if Graham Taylor hadn’t come along and spotted him. 

The Hull-born central defender was studying civil engineering at Nottingham University alongside playing for Northern Premier League side Burton Albion, prior to his move to the Hornets in the 1980s.

“It was a big step up for me in terms of the standard of football, but the club was really on the up at the time,” the 53-year-old said speaking to

“I don’t think my Dad was that keen at the time for me to be giving up University and I can understand that, but looking back, I had no regrets whatsoever. 

“When someone offers you the chance to play professional football as a job, no-ones ever going to turn that down. 

Richard Jobson in action at The Vic in 1983.

Jobson enjoyed a professional career in the game that spanned just over 20 years, including two spells with the Golden Boys, as well as representing his hometown club Hull on over 200 occasions. 

“I’m really proud of what I achieved,” he said. 

“It was a big decision at the time for me to give up full-time education in those days, I was halfway through a degree course. 

“The first two or three years I was here, I was in and out of the team, I had a few injuries and it didn’t look like things would work out, but I didn’t have any doubts.”

Click on the FREE video above to hear more from Jobson on his time at the club. 




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