LIVE – Watford v Real Sociedad: Hughes and Capoue on the bench for Watford’s last pre-season game in memory of Graham Taylor
Watford were held to a goalless stalemate by Real Sociedad on a day which saw Vicarage Road come together to remember the late Graham Taylor. A game of few chances played second fiddle to Taylor, and the occasion will likely be remembered for the emotional scenes before kick-off and during the half-time break rather than the match.
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First and foremost, we’re here for GT. There’s yellow everywhere, including in the Rookery where, if the donated tributes get a bit lost the sentiment is evident and a mighty GT banner dominates. And that’s the theme really… what’s important is not the substance, not the what, but the motivation behind it. Everyone… club, supporters, guests… want to do this justice. So there’s all sorts of entertainment going on behind the Rookery by all accounts – and whilst I grouchily resent not being allowed to sit in my seat, let alone my stand for any fixture on this occasion allowances must be made.