Oli was the chief writer about Watford FC for the Watford Observer for many many years. In the days before the internet fans would buy the paper in their thousands on a Friday to get all the latest news from Vicarage Road and read Oli’s ‘Just a Thought’ column. In 1991 he wrote the Official Club Centenary book. To those of us of a certain age he was as well known and linked with the club as Luther Blissett or Graham Taylor.
Former sports editor Oli Phillips dies aged 81
The gifted journalist who became a Watford legend
‘A light has gone out in the press box at Vicarage Road’
Readers and ex-colleagues remember legendary Watford FC correspondent
Just one week before he died the club announced that they would be naming the Media Suite after Oli.