Category: Graham Taylor
In GT’s final programme notes as Watford manager he listed the 120 games which were special to him. Read through the list and smile at the memories and as he says if you can’t remember them then talk to someone who can.
Taken from the programme on 28th April 2001- New Division One, Watford 1 Tranmere Rovers 1
This was written by John Motson in 1983 but was true of GT to the end.
Taken from ‘A Tale of the Unexpected’, the book written by Geoff Sweet and Graham Burton which documents our second place finish in the old Division One.
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.
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.