Great Reputations: Watford – A tale of a Taylor and a pop star

WHEN ELTON JOHN became chairman of Watford in 1976, he announced that he wanted to take the club into the top flight. People laughed for Watford were then in the old fourth division and seemingly going nowhere. In 1975-76, the club was playing in front of fewer than 5,000 per game at Vicarage Road. At the same time, Lincoln City had just won the fourth … Continue reading Great Reputations: Watford – A tale of a Taylor and a pop star

Watford and Burnley – real people, real clubs

IT IS hard not to like Watford, a sentiment that dates back to the days of Elton John, Luther Blissett and John Barnes. Admittedly, their style of football under Graham Taylor wasn’t the most aesthetic – function over form, to be sure – but Watford also provided the football world with some genuinely warm moments. The club seemed to have a great attitude, connected well … Continue reading Watford and Burnley – real people, real clubs