As someone who was not around during his first spell, and was too young in his second spell, I am really enjoying all of the posts on this thread. Of course, I know how amazing GT was as a manager. I've over 100 programmes from his time in charge that I have purchased over the years on eBay and I love reading up about the history of Watford, especially the glory years in his first spell. However, I think it speaks volumes that the majority of the posts on this thread aren't thanking GT for taking us to Europe or for taking us to our first, and so far only, FA Cup final. Most of the posts highlight what he was like as a person.. as an ambassador for our club. Yes, he was an exceptional manager. I doubt we will ever have a better manager, but from the sounds of it, he was an even more exceptional person. I imagine those who supported us through the 70s and 80s are feeling the pain more so than the likes of myself (Although even I have been emotional all day since I heard the news break). But you are also the lucky ones that got to experience our rise thanks to GT and Elton and see first hand what a gentleman Graham was. Unfortunately I was never lucky enough to meet him although, by chance, in our promotion season the match I travelled over for was a miserable 1-0 defeat at the hands of Cardiff. It was a freezing cold day, and we dominated the game but lost to a scrappy goal. However, this was the day that the Graham Taylor stand was officially named by the man himself (and other Watford legends). Now I know how lucky I am to have picked that match! Every single Watford fan, and in fact most football fans, will know just how good GT was as a manager. We all know the story of our rise through the divisions and European tour. However, we don't know the amazing and touching stories many of you have shared about your encounters with Graham, so please, keep sharing them so we can all realise what a special person he was.