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    gloryhornet4 wrote:
    corbindallas wrote:
    Question: What makes a club legend? Seems a lot go for the natural choice of player skill, which is good but we also have to remember loyalty, passion, finance and outright support in this mix to reflect true legend status that allows chairmen and managers to be included. For me the inclusion of John Barnes is a no no, great player but not loyal enough to his history, when have you heard him refer to Watford as his foundation stone! People like Mooney, Blissett easy shoe in, others like Doyley for loyalty and passion and obviously people like Graham Taylor and Elton who shaped the club into a bigger club, how about Les Simmons grounds manager and loyal club servant for over 50 years, a legend in my eyes! Also the likes of Coton, Gibbs, Jackett and Helguson would make my shortlist.
    I don't know why Barnes is reluctant to talk about what Watford did for him.

    If it were not for Watford he would be a chubby man playing Saturday cricket in Jamaica.

    I feel f/annoyed when articles say things like Kenny Dalgleish plucked him from obscurity and made him a top player. JCB played for England at Watford - was better than any of his Liverpool teammates when he arrived and the only thing KD did for him was got him to take the blame for KD being a crap "general" manager at Celtic.
    I have heard John talk about his times at Watford on Talksport several times. John has always been complimentary about his time with us, Graham, Luther, Cally etc. I know this from a talk he gave at my partner's workplace about diversity. She spoke to him one to one after the speech, mentioning that her other half was a horns fan. John referred to his time with us with affection and huge amount of respect. He passed on his best wishes to me via her for both WFC and me.

    I don't agree with your comment at all, as John was the most naturally talented and the most exciting player I have seen don the shirt. He scored brilliant goals - almost too many to mention - but Birmingham away in the cup and the goal he scored v Liverpool at the Vic, last season he was here stand out for me. That season 86/87, he won some games almost by himself. Truly a legend."
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Which eight Watford FC players should make The 1881's legends banner?

Here is an example of the proposed design for The 1881's banner.

Here is an example of the proposed design for The 1881's banner.

First published in Sport
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by , Sports Editor

Watford fans are being asked to vote on which Hornets greats should be included in a legends banner which will be displayed at Vicarage Road.

Supporters group The 1881 are creating a 25m by 15m banner which will display Graham Taylor and eight of the club's greatest players.

The poll will include a shortlist of 49 players and is expected to be on the group's website by 9am tomorrow morning.

The voting is scheduled to take place until early July and the banner should be ready in August or September.

The group are also encouraging fans to join them at the Watford Ladies versus Millwall Lionesses game at Berkhamsted Town on Sunday, July 6.

Who would make your eight-man shortlist? Leave a comment below and then cast your vote here from tomorrow. The 1881 stressed the need to read their accompanying post before voting.

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