R.I.P. Graham Taylor

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

  1. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Fair play to the 5 home fans still left in the ground on 72 minutes for making a decent enough effort of it though.
  2. ITKJim

    ITKJim Reservist

    There were plenty of fans around me clapping but there were a couple of old boys in front talking to themselves when a few weeks ago they were clapping. It is slowly fading out but it would be nice if this was our 'thing' which carried on for future generations so they all know who GT was.
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  3. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    If only there was something else in the ground to help them remember?!

    Perhaps we should put something up outside the ground too. Anyone got any ideas?
  4. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    The bunch of Vicarage Roadies that sit a few rows in front of me were very enthusiastic in clapping for the whole 72nd minute. I feel a bit silly doing it now and have stopped, (as have most around me), but totally respect others who feel the need to. I'm sure it'll fade over the next few home games to just a dribble of people then be over before the end of the season. If I buy his book then I'll feel cleansed.
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  5. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I think the coming anniversary of the great man's death would be an appropriate point to bring this to a close. Anyone who was around when he was our manager will never forget him.
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  6. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    The nearest home game we have to the anniversary is Southampton.

    I think it would be a fitting way to commemorate the day and to bring an end to the clapping if we were to have a minutes silence during the game. I dont think thats ever been done before and it would be very poignant. You could warn the away fans in advance and as the Saints are one of the better lot i bet they'd go along with it.
    Only problem would be if someone scored during the minute!
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  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Not sure it would work really (well we might be sitting in silence anyway) - will the GT statue be ready by then?

    Diamond - you must seat near me in the SEJ!
  8. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    On Saturday when the final whistle blew there was nobody left between myself and the roadies which must be 6 or 7 rows worth.
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  9. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Thing is the players had left a good 15 minutes before the crowd.
  10. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    You're being kind.
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  11. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Plenty of wise words from the great man.​
  12. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Lincoln City are currently riding very high in League Two and they way things are panning out should be in contention for promotion. Something which GT I am sure would have been very proud about. As he remarked in Graham Taylor: In His Own Words.

    The city of Lincoln as a way of marking his contribution to it have named a road on a new housing development after him.

  13. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    24th June 1977: The Beginning Of The Dream:


    Not a day goes by when I think of him. I am sure most of us do. All of our love and affection remains and will do forever.

  14. Never to be forgotten.
    Just reading back some of posts at the start of this thread.
    Terribly sad day.
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  15. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Just reading this thread again brings all the memories flooding back and what the word legend was created for
  16. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

  17. sdc_watford

    sdc_watford First Year Pro

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  18. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    A picture I took at the match a couple of days after...

  19. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    RIP GT.
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  20. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Didn't we play Middlesbrough at home very soon after he passed? I remember wanting to win it so much for him, but we didn't lose at least and the emotion could be felt not just inside a packed Vic, but all around Watford. There was a woman in Cassiobury Park handing out single stem roses to any fan's going to the match, which was sweet.

    Great man, great memories and some of our best football pre Pozzo. RIP.
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  21. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Absolutely our best football pre Pozzo.
  22. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Warmth, humility but with an inner steel - he made us all want to be part of it

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