Happy birthday to a Watford legend

Luther Blissett. Picture: Action Images

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport

Saturday, February 1, 1958

Luther Blissett was born in Falmouth, Jamaica.

Over three playing spells with the club, Blissett made more appearances and scored more goals for Watford than anyone else to date.

He was the first Watford player to be capped by England, the first million-pound sale in 1983 and more than any other player epitomised the Hornets' side of the late 70s and early 80s.

He later returned to Vicarage Road as part of Graham Taylor's management team.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day

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9:17am Sat 1 Feb 14

jasonwatford says...

Legend
Legend jasonwatford
  • Score: 12

10:04am Sat 1 Feb 14

Bush Hornet says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Legend
Beat me to it Jason
Complete legend.
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Legend[/p][/quote]Beat me to it Jason Complete legend. Bush Hornet
  • Score: 8

10:50am Sat 1 Feb 14

watford4ever says...

Legend is the right word to describe him, what a player he was.
Also a very, very nice guy, he MC's in the Elton John suite on match days and is brilliant in a very down to earth sort of way. A special fellow!
Legend is the right word to describe him, what a player he was. Also a very, very nice guy, he MC's in the Elton John suite on match days and is brilliant in a very down to earth sort of way. A special fellow! watford4ever
  • Score: 8

1:26pm Sat 1 Feb 14

neil-bs says...

What a great player. Happy Birthday Luther.. Just the sort of forward that we need.
What a great player. Happy Birthday Luther.. Just the sort of forward that we need. neil-bs
  • Score: 4

4:11pm Sat 1 Feb 14

andyhooked says...

Happy B'day Luther. Now you make me feel old. You were my hero and I am just 4 years older than you are.
Happy B'day Luther. Now you make me feel old. You were my hero and I am just 4 years older than you are. andyhooked
  • Score: 5

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