From: Watford FC Academy
Record: Played: 0 Scored: 0
To: Scarborough - Free transfer - February 2003
He was: Anonymous
Before he went on trial to Scarborough in early February 2003, I barely knew
we had a professional called Gary Cohen.
Further investigation reveals he stayed on at school to finish his studies
while pitching in part-time with the Academy scheme.
Impressed enough with his on-field antics, the club gave him a one-year pro'
contract, the ink on which can hardly be dry before he's on his way again.
A decent physical specimen, he was played in a variety of positions by the
Academy's Under-19 team, and enjoyed brief glimpses of the heady heights of
the Reserve team in the Herts Senior Cup - no doubt enjoying some of the
county's most over-worked surfaces.
Gary will perhaps serve to remind Watford that, when thinking about
rewarding fine seasons in the youth team, the question should in future
surely be asked: "Has this player got any chance of making a first-team
In Gary's case, the answer was clearly "No".