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David Graham Waterman, born Guernsey, signed from Portsmouth on transfer deadline day 2002. He only made three starts in that season but spectacularly failed to win over the fans. His style of play is reminiscent of Martin Gray, which is no compliment, but at least he had plenty of time to recover his reputation. He produced continually poor performances in midfield up until his dismissal at Bournemouth in August 2002, after which he lost his first team place. When he came back into the side, as the right third of a back three, Waterman was a revelation, playing his heart out and ensuring that Adi Viveash was not missed, despite a difficult personal situation with his young son, Oakley, suffering from cancer. Waterman's performances and commitment earned him the Players Player of the Season award, although towards the end of the season he moved back into midfield and his old frailties were again evident. Definitely a defender, though. In 2003/04 Waterman found it difficult to break back into the side until Graham Rix, his former boss at Portsmouth, replaced Ian Atkins. Rix's arrival heralded the appearance of Waterman at right back, where again he failed to convince United supporters of his ability.


Man of the Match:

Arsenal (50%) 04/01/03


Weakest Link:

Torquay (38%) 12/04/04

Doncaster (56%) 27/03/04

Cheltenham (32%) 17/03/04

Lincoln (22% joint with Scott McNiven, Dominic Foley and No-one) 05/04/03

Bournemouth (65%) 27/08/02

Southend (59%) 25/08/02

Darlington (50%) 17/08/02

Wrexham (40%) 13/08/02

Bury (35%) 10/08/02

Cheltenham (35%) 13/04/02

Goals in all competitions (incl. subs)

Scored 2 in total (2 for full appearances but none as a sub)

Highest number scored in one game is 1 .

3.77% Average goals per game (incl as a sub)

6.06% Average goals per game started

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Other clubs

Weymouth
Portsmouth

Competition data

Competition First Final Apps
FA Cup 2002-11-16 2003-11-08 4
LDV Vans 2002-10-22 2003-10-15 2
League 2002-03-30 2004-04-24 37
Overall 2002-03-30 2004-04-24 43

Substitute competition data

Competition First Final Apps
League 2002-04-20 2004-03-17 10
Overall 2002-04-20 2004-03-17 10