Tag: RIP Graham Taylor

4th August 2018- The Graham Taylor Matchday, Watford 1 Sampdoria 1

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Watford FC Official SiteA commemorative statue of Graham Taylor OBE was unveiled today in a special ceremony outside Vicarage Road.

Watford fans were given an exciting glimpse of the promise of the partnership between Andre Gray and Troy Deeney when the pair combined for the latter to clinch a draw with Sampdoria at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

Watford ObserverDuxbury pays tribute to greatest manager GT

Blissett hails history-maker Taylor

‘In the words of dad: I have never changed my opinion that football is a game for the people’

RELIVE – Deeney on target in draw as Hornets pay tribute to Taylor

Hornets complete unbeaten pre-season

Head coach hails outstanding pre-season

FranSaturday was to be an important day for Watford fans with the long awaited unveiling of the GT statue.

GT- Never Forgotten

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This was written by John Motson in 1983 but was true of GT to the end.

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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.

5th August 2017- The Graham Taylor Trophy, Watford 0 Real Sociedad 0

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Watford FC Official Site Matchday Review

Watford Observer

LIVE – Watford v Real Sociedad: Hughes and Capoue on the bench for Watford’s last pre-season game in memory of Graham Taylor

Touching tributes paid to Graham Taylor as Watford are held to goalless draw by Real Sociedad

Player ratings: How did Watford’s players get on in their goalless draw against Real Sociedad?

BHappy image 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.

 

29th July 2017- Graham Taylor Tribute Match, Aston Villa 0 Watford 0

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Watford FC Official Site Heurelho Gomes was the Hornets’ hero as the Brazilian’s second-half penalty save ensured Aston Villa and Watford played out a goalless draw at Villa Park.

Watford Observer

RELIVE – Aston Villa v Watford: Hornets and Villains fire blanks in uneventful stalemate

No goals as Watford and Aston Villa pay pre-season tribute to late manager Graham Taylor

PICTURES: Images from the Graham Taylor Tribute Match between Aston Villa and Watford

Watford head coach Marco Silva impressed with players’ commitment in Aston Villa draw

BHappy image As we wait another Villa fan approaches, shakes my hand;  “Nice day for it mate.  He’s up there, smiling down on us”.  Off the pitch, at any rate, and whatever the unfortunate dilution of the tribute by virtue of the necessary shifting of the game to the West Midlands and running a second GT game next week, off the pitch this is a friendly game in every respect.

FranAs soon as the teams emerged from the tunnel, they lined up and there was a minute’s applause for GT with both sets of fans singing “There’s only one Graham Taylor” at the tops of their voices.  It was very moving.

 

Birmingham Mail website: Aston Villa 0 Watford 0 – Henri Lansbury misses penalty; Jack Grealish injured

Aston Villa website: Villa and Watford played out a goalless draw at Villa Park on the day the two clubs paid tribute to the late, great Graham Taylor.