Tag: RIP Graham Taylor

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, Aston Villa 0 Watford 0

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.

 

11th February 2017- Premier League, Manchester United 2 Watford 0

Previously v Manchester United

 

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Matchday review

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RELIVE – Man United v Watford: Hornets beaten by goals in each half at Old Trafford

Mixed messages in United defeat for Hornets

Watford boss Mazzarri takes encouragement from Manchester United loss

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho delighted with side’s display

Man United v Watford match ratings: How did Hornets rate in Old Trafford defeat?

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Manchester United moved one point adrift of a top-four place as Anthony Martial marked his return with a goal and an assist in a victory over Watford.

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Anthony Martial impressed on his return to the Manchester United starting line-up in a 2-0 win over Watford.

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Anthony Martial takes his chance as Manchester United outclass Watford

The Telegraph

Manchester United 2 Watford 0: Juan Mata and Anthony Martial extend Utd’s unbeaten league run to 16

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