R.I.P. Graham Taylor

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

  1. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    First time I've genuinely been tearful about a Celeb death. Really shocking.
  2. ketteringorns

    ketteringorns Academy Graduate

    Always an orn

    Thanks for the memories sir, the club will be a poorer place without you.
  3. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Personally, this was my greatest memory of GT, having been just too young to enjoy the 80's successes. He lived near my grandparents for a while in the 90's too. Such a lovely man. Pretty cut up about this news.
  4. Banjo

    Banjo Reservist

    Such sad news, legend for our club and also always seemed such a lovely person. RIP
  5. nascot

    nascot First Team

    F**k f**k f**K. Devastating news. This man created the club we all love today. Without him and the backing of Elton we would still be some back water club in lower divisions. We owe him for everything we have today. I'm gutted :(
  6. mgf_portas

    mgf_portas Academy Graduate

    'Elton John's Taylor made army'
  7. Jellyman

    Jellyman Squad Player

    Thanks for everything Graham. Such a breathtakingly great man.
  8. nascot

    nascot First Team

    Feels like a member of my family has passed.
  9. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    Deserves the most almighty of send offs from all those attending this Saturday.

  10. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Made the club, saved the club on numerous occasions, will always be the club.
  11. SteveTerry

    SteveTerry Academy Graduate

    41 year old grown man

    Sat welling up in the office

    Thanks for everything GT

    Genuinely gutted
  12. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    Wow. ****ing hell.
  13. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Indeed. It seems so real. Met him several times and never anything other than a gent.
  14. I hope there's time for the club / 1881 to do something for Saturday.

    Sad news.
  15. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Dreadful news. Always came across as a true gent, and always will be a fantastic ambassador to football.

    Rest in peace, Graham.
  16. Calabrone

    Calabrone Academy Graduate

    Speechless. Thank you for everything Graham.
  17. Rozerhorn

    Rozerhorn First Year Pro

    Awful news. True Gent. Lovely man. Devastated
  18. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Absolutely devastated...RIP
  19. rochdale away

    rochdale away Reservist

    me too. So many memories, so many stories. My daughter was 6 when he 'retired' and asked her Mum why her Dad was sad. She wrote a letter to him and a week later she got a lovely reply(still framed). A couple of years later when he was back at the villa he met with the Norfolk 'orns in a pub in thetford before their game with Ipswich. I mentioned the letter and he remembered and remembered her name. The words legend and great get scattered around, but Sir GT was all these things and a gentleman to boot

    HORNETCP Reservist

    Absolutely devastating. I'm sure many of us know and love Watford thanks to the success born from the incredible work of this man not just for the club but for the community that surrounds it. A gentleman who seemed to have time for every fan he met.

    A sad loss for Watford and for football, but also a reminder through these tributes of how remarkable he was.

  21. AshdonWFC

    AshdonWFC Prediction League Champion 2011/12

    This is devastating news - RIP Graham and thank you for everything.
  22. wolfy

    wolfy Academy Graduate

    On the verge of tears in the library. RIP God.
  23. Malteser

    Malteser Squad Player

    Just devastating news. So so sad. Such a decent man who did so much to bring all of us so much pleasure and happiness.

    I don't mean to sound pompous but maybe as a mark of respect all of us on the forum can put aside any differences we may have with each other and keep the next few days free of arguing and insults when discussing our next few matches and the manager and tactics etc.

    Graham united supporters and indeed a whole town and wider behind the football team we ALL support. He made us all proud to follow our club, rather than choosing one of the bigger teams to get behind. He leaves us knowing we are back in the top division, and I'm sure he was very proud of that.

    Thank You for so many happy memories. You enriched all our lives as Watford supporters.
  24. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Genuinely feeling quite choked and shocked at this. Gutted. Always came across as a brilliantly wonderful man.
  25. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Absolutely this; first time the death of someone I don't know personally has made me cry. So many of my formative - and best - football memories are tied in with his years in charge. And, like others have said, he always came across as a genuine, decent man too. RIP.
  26. inayellowshirt

    inayellowshirt From the other place

    just got a ticket for the game... felt I had to be there
  27. Rich A

    Rich A Academy Graduate

    RIP Sir GT
  28. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Could the 1881 organise a fitting tribute? I would be happy to contribute if funds needed.
  29. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I only met him once, probably the most humble person I've ever met.
  30. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Devasting news. I was lucky to meet him a couple of times when I was a nipper, have a photo with him in fact. A massive loss to both WFC and football in general.
  31. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    That is amazing.
  32. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Just heard the news on R4 - I'm wearing the Mizuno top that I was wearing when I met him in Kaunas - unfortunately he never said "Do I not like that top" only it was his favourite.

  33. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    What a great shock and great loss to his family and football.

    I talked to him at the Spurs game and he seemed fit and well, cannot believe he has now died.

    I started following WFC in his first season, what a great journey he took us on.
  34. wolfy

    wolfy Academy Graduate

    Was going to do the same, realised I'm working Saturday. Beyond gutted.
  35. Corky an MK Hornet

    Corky an MK Hornet Reservist

    Just heard the news. I am gutted. Legend is a term that is used very lightly nowadays, but GT was a legend. What he did for Watford FC was unbelievable. He was the greatest manager our club has had and will ever have. His 1st spell as manager will never be bettered, and he took us on a fantastic journey. He was gentleman, who always had time for the fans. Perhaps later in another thread we can share those stories, but for now I sit here typing this, and tears are rolling down my cheek. A gentleman, a legend, and brilliant man manager and motivator, and above all he was Watford FC.

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