Watford mark one year anniversary of Graham Taylor's death with yellow wall of raised scarves before Premier League clash with Southampton

January 13, 2018 10:16 PM

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Watford fans have paid tribute to the club's greatest manager, Graham Taylor, with an impressive display before their home game against Southampton.

Taylor led the Hornets from the Fourth Division to second in the top flight during a ten-year spell as manager between 1977 and 1987, as well as back to back promotions to the Premier League in a second period as boss between 1996 and 2001.

Before Saturday's game at Vicarage Road, played one year and one day after his passing on January 12, 2017, Watford remembered Taylor, who later went on to manage England.

The supporters held up their scarves as the players walked out onto the field, reminiscent of the 'Yellow Wall' popularised by fans of Borussia Dortmund.

Photos of Taylor were broadcast on the big screens at Vicarage Road, while fans of both teams applauded the display.

Such is the high regard Taylor is held at Watford, that many fans were holding up their scarves in a stand named after him at the stadium.

On Friday, the one-year anniversary of Taylor's death, current Watford boss Marco Silva paid his own tribute to his predecessor, in his pre-match press conference.

Silva said: 'It's a really important day for the club, for us, for the fans and for his family as well.

'What he achieved at this club was amazing. He built the club with Sir Elton John and he is really important for us as a club.

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Source: dailymail.co.uk

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