Watford’s Deeney pays emotional tribute to Graham Taylor


There wasn’t much to say about a ho-hum match between Watford and Middlesbrough at Vicarage Road, which¬†suits Hornets captain Troy Deeney just fine.

Deeney wanted to discuss the passing of Watford’s legendary coach, Graham Taylor, who died of a suspected heart attack this week.

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A former England and Aston Villa manager as well, the legendary Taylor had a strong career at Watford that saw the Hornets rise from the fourth division to a second-place finish in the top flight within five seasons. Think about that.

From the BBC:

“Today was more about Graham Taylor and not the result. It would have been nice to get a winner and dedicate it to him.

“You could see how emotional everyone was and it showed how much people care about him. Hopefully this game can be remembered for Graham and not the result.

“The main thing is we didn’t lose. There are no words that I can use to sum up how great a man he was and we just wish his family all the best at this difficult time.”

Deeney, 28, has been with Watford since 2010, more than enough time to know how important Taylor was to the Hornets.

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