R.I.P. Graham Taylor

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Aylesburyorn, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Witneyellow

    Witneyellow Reservist

  2. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I've just had a look on EBay and there are at least 2 idiots selling the order of service, one person lives in Watford the other in Bushey, profiteering of the lowest order!
     
  3. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    One is at £26 as well. Expect to see a lot of them after hitting that sort of price.
     
  4. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Disgraceful considering they were handed out for free. It would only have been acceptable had either of the listings stated something like 100% of sale goes to the Peace Hospice.

    For those who want to see the order of service, the WML owner has put it on his website http://www.wfc.net/files/GT/GT_Order_of_Service.pdf
     
  5. Luther Bassett

    Luther Bassett Reservist

    Told the first seller to give profits to charity and left him/ her (seller name sounds female) in little doubt about their lack of morals. Replies, which were surprisingly polite, if completely disingenuous, contained phrases like 'no wish to offend or upset anyone'; 'see your point entirely' and 'just wanted to give a chance...to anyone not privileged to be there'.
    Not holding my breath.
     
  6. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    In which case they will refund the sale price to the highest bidder I expect.

    If people have to do this they should admit to their nasty little scheme and not try to pretend.
     
  7. Luther Bassett

    Luther Bassett Reservist

    Meant to say that I explored eBay's 'Report this item' option, but they only have three narrowly defined options and bad taste isn't one of them.
     
  8. Vicarage Road

    Vicarage Road Reservist

    I've contacted both sellers, requesting they remove the items.
     
  9. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I have just done the same!
     
  10. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    The one going for £26 at present has updated her listing to say "Just to make it clear, donation will be to the National Memorial Arboretum, thank you." which could mean she is going to send them £1
     
  11. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    When you create a listing if you were going to donate a percentage of the sale to charity you add that at the time; then it's crystal clear.
     
  12. Vicarage Road

    Vicarage Road Reservist

    Exactly, mate. When I sell on eBay I donate 10% to Cancer Research UK
     
  13. iamofwfc

    iamofwfc Squad Player

    Just heard on 3CR that they are going to discuss about the sale of these and if it is ok to do or not, think they said the discussion is tomoz but not sure
     
  14. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Article on GT in "When Saturday Comes"
     
  15. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Just saw a link to this video on the Guardian sports pages - GT recording a not-entirely-serious message for a fan for his wedding day. Brilliant.

    [video=youtube;RHRRw97dAps]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHRRw97dAps[/video]
     
  16. Luther Bassett

    Luther Bassett Reservist

    For those without Saturday's programme, the full text of SAF's superb tribute is on the Wobby site.
     
  17. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  18. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Billy Hails has sadly passed away, GT's right hand man in the early 80s.
     
  19. easthertshornet

    easthertshornet Reservist

    Very sad news. Another familiar face from the glory years sadly gone. RIP Billy
     
  20. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Yes another piece of my youth disappears.

    RIP Billy and thanks.
     
  21. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

  22. bert slater

    bert slater Reservist

    Billy,John,GOD,Tom and Steve.
     
  23. iamofwfc

    iamofwfc Squad Player

    Bit surprised the club never had a minutes applause/silence for Billy yesterday, i know a lot of fans would not know who he was but he was vital part of the management team with god at the helm that bought those glory years to the hornets.
     
  24. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Us oldies know that and appreciate what Billy Hails did for us, however I doubt if anyone on the WFC staff would know exactly how important he was to our success in those years!
     
  25. iamofwfc

    iamofwfc Squad Player

    Maybe your right and there does have to be a line drawn somewhere or there would be a minutes silence/applause at every game, the owners have got a great record off the field, in my opinion, but think they should have done something yesterday.
     
  26. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    What were the black armbands for?
     
  27. iamofwfc

    iamofwfc Squad Player

    I am assuming for the Billy but may have been for the terrorist attack?
     
  28. Vicarage Road

    Vicarage Road Reservist

    It was for the terrorist attack, all prem teams were wearing black armbands
     
  29. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Palace fans thought they would re stage the event at Stamford Bridge with their pyrotechnics. Perhaps the HFs are related distantly to Guy Fawkes and Robert Catesby?
     
  30. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    I assumed it was for Billy Hails as I didn't think Sunderland were wearing them... I may have just not noticed though!

    EDIT: Just looked on the website and they were, so it must have been for the London attack.
     
  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Be proud of his first team Lincoln tonight on their promotion back into the Football league.
     
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  32. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

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  33. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Every time someone bumps this thread it's like getting kicked in the gut all over again.
     
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    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

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    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

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