Update | Graham Taylor Tributes

With the blessing of Graham Taylor’s family, Watford FC will move forward with two significant tributes to the late Graham Taylor OBE.

A statue of Graham is to be commissioned and sited at the stadium, with its location to be agreed with Graham’s family and Watford Borough Council.

In addition, a pre-season tribute fixture – which is expected to become an annual opportunity to remember Watford’s greatest-ever manager – will be arranged to take place at Vicarage Road Stadium ahead of the Hornets’ 2017/18 campaign.

Watford FC is pleased to confirm that it will engage with fans’ representatives to ensure that supporters play a lead role alongside the club in bringing the statue to life. Again, Graham’s family are very supportive of these actions.

Further details about both tributes will be published as soon as they are confirmed.


Taylor Family | An Open Letter

An open letter from Graham Taylor’s family

We would be grateful if you could publish this letter and thus allow us to thank the many, many people of Watford for their kind words, support and condolences at this sad time.

The love for Graham and the realisation of the positive impact that he had on so many has been overwhelming; the fact people have been so willing to share this with us is a great comfort to us all.

We are supporting each other through this very emotional time and will continue to somehow keep smiling as we know, for sure, that this is what Graham would have wanted.

With heartfelt thanks,

Rita Taylor, Joanne, Karen and families