Luther Blissett - Jubilee Honours List

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Burnsy, Jun 1, 2022.

  1. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Luther has been awarded an OBE in the Queens Jubilee Honours List.
  2. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    Stick that up your pipe Duxbury
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  3. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    Let's see if the club bother to acknowledge it.
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  4. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Congratulations Luther you certainly deserve your award!
  5. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Yeah, I mean going by their Twitter account they’ve only publicly wished him well after his illness at the very end of last year, dedicated a matchday programme to him in February and tweeted about his final goal for Watford as part of an ‘on this day’ thing last month.

    Plus they had him back a fortnight ago to hand out the goal of the season award on the pitch.

    Their stubborn campaign of completely blanking him will no doubt continue unabated...
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2022
  6. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Maybe the club media team are staunch republicans and that's why they ignored Hodgson's honour?
  7. The Duck

    The Duck Academy Graduate

    What more can be said about Luther Blissett, that hasn't already been said?

    He is an absolute legend. I'm so pleased for him and I feel so proud and fortunate that such a great man is part of our club. I'd love to see a statue of him at some point outside Vicarage Road. Such a decent dignified man, that makes me very proud to be a Watford supporter. Well done Luther.
  8. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Brilliant news. Great guy, irrespective of what he did for our team.
  9. lendal

    lendal Reservist

    Met him face to face sometime ago in the school I was teaching in Luton, he was leading a racial awareness program aimed at young kids.

    Our secretary grabbed him, told him a Watford fan was a teacher there and he made a beeline for me…such a genuine man
  10. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet First Year Pro

    Fantastic news for someone who has always come across as wholly likeable and genuine. Great to see him strolling in front of the Rookery with a word for everyone, turned out to be the highlight of that Leicester shambles the other day. He thoroughly deserves this recognition and epitomises all the good things about our club. Slight affinity to him as I'm just a couple of months older than him and now share the same 'hairstyle' :). GT would be so proud of how Luther has continued his legacy in his trademark unassuming way.

    It really doesn't seem that long ago that I was watching him nervously on the sidelines at the Vic, waiting to come on to turn a cup-tie against then mighty Newcastle in 1978. And in the early 80s every Saturday afternoon or Tuesday night seemed to witness one of these celebrations. Happy days indeed!
  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    Congratulations Luther !
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  12. I Blame Pozzo

    I Blame Pozzo First Team

    Hugely deserved.
    Congratulations Luther.
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  13. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    The man had a stellar career as a footballer but that's almost eclipsed by his humanity and constant giving to the community.

    We all mourned when GT died but we were lucky because his adoptive son has carried on, living the values and spirit of everything that era embodied, to the letter.

    Luther is a treasure.
  14. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    I wonder who nominated him, the Council, the Club, a charity or individuals? Anyway very well deserved.
  15. iamofwfc

    iamofwfc Squad Player

    This true legend has more passion, commitment and professionalism in his little toe then the whole of the first team squad of 2021-2022 put together, congratulations to Watfords adopted son.
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  16. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Brilliant - well done Luther!
  17. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Brilliant stuff. Congrats Luther
  18. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Long overdue. The autographed photograph of Luther that hangs on the wall of my home office is one of the first things I'd grab if the house caught fire. Luther Blissett OBE. Excellent
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  19. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    Still waiting...

    They have tweeted about a range of new caps in the club shop though so that's nice.
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  20. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Mine's an autographed feature from 'SHOOT!' published just after he got his first cap.
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  21. Irishorn

    Irishorn Gael Force

    Not a big fan of these type of awards, but very happy that Luther has received the recognition he absolutely deserves. Legend is an overused word, but it is entirely appropriate when talking about Mr. Luther Blissett, OBE.
  22. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Squad Player

    Well deserved for a legend and a gent.
  23. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Well deserved too. Made up for him.
  24. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Congratulations Luther...

    Gentleman, humble, striker, legend, giver, humanitarian, OBE.
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  25. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    He did everything for our team.
  26. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    Well deserved Luther

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  27. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    Another waste of taxpayer money
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  28. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Saw him doing an interview while sat on the GT statue yesterday.
  29. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Took me a few seconds to realise you meant on the bench beside him and had a brief vision of him being interviewed whilst sat on GT's shoulders...
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  30. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    And what did the GT statue ask him?
  31. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Think your vision is more interesting, to be fair.
  32. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    This is brilliant and a long overdue award. Well deserved and well done Luther.
  33. lendal

    lendal Reservist

    Me or Luther? Strange comment…
  34. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    Having schools in Luton
  35. Nuandy

    Nuandy Academy Graduate

    Great to this celebrated on the club website

    Might shine a light on what is reaaly wrong at the club to those with blinkers on

    Well done Luther well deserved

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