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 with the community and tried all sorts of things to raise its profile. And Elton was there, of course, weeping at Wembley, supporting his manager, as well as his team, and driving the club almost to the very top. Watford finished runners-up in the first division in 1983, a truly remarkable achievement, and a year later, reached the FA…