Watford supporters movement The 1881 aiming to honour club's World War One players

1881 hope to honour Watford's World War One dozen

1881 hope to honour Watford's World War One dozen

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Supporters group The 1881 are intending to use any money raised over the amount required to buy their legends banner to pay for another banner to recognise the 12 Watford players who served their country in World War One.

Earlier this week we reported The 1881 were asking fans to vote on which club greats should appear on a banner which will be displayed at Vicarage Road.

The 25m by 15m banner, which will display Graham Taylor and eight of the club’s greatest players, will cost £1800 and around £400 has so far been donated to this target, including some money the supporters’ movement had remaining from this season.

However, The 1881's Roy Moore has told the Watford Observer that if more than £1800 is donated, this will go towards another banner in honour of the Hornets’ dozen players from the Great War.

This comes after Watford said they will be donating £1 from the sale of their new black and white away kit, which was launched this lunchtime, to the Royal British Legion.

To make a donation for the legends banner, visit www.The1881.com. Fans are also reminded they have nine votes to help decide who should appear on the legends banner.

Click here to read more about Watford's new away kit and their World War one dozen.

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2:37pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Harrydownunder says...

Instead of a banner to commemorate our fallen heroes, why not donate anything above and beyond the target to the British legion? Follow the clubs lead.
Instead of a banner to commemorate our fallen heroes, why not donate anything above and beyond the target to the British legion? Follow the clubs lead. Harrydownunder
  • Score: -2

2:46pm Fri 6 Jun 14

seen more than many says...

Harrydownunder wrote:
Instead of a banner to commemorate our fallen heroes, why not donate anything above and beyond the target to the British legion? Follow the clubs lead.
A donation will be forgotten, but a memorial FLAG will remind us about them for years to come.
[quote][p][bold]Harrydownunder[/bold] wrote: Instead of a banner to commemorate our fallen heroes, why not donate anything above and beyond the target to the British legion? Follow the clubs lead.[/p][/quote]A donation will be forgotten, but a memorial FLAG will remind us about them for years to come. seen more than many
  • Score: 19

6:29pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Monstermunch17 says...

Wherever there's a bandwagon, you can trust this lot to jump on it
Wherever there's a bandwagon, you can trust this lot to jump on it Monstermunch17
  • Score: -25

6:46pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Bonkingbob says...

Monstermunch17 wrote:
Wherever there's a bandwagon, you can trust this lot to jump on it
So remembering the start of World War One is a bandwagon?

Jesus I thought it was important and would be remembered for at least a few years. All of this effort for nothing :(
[quote][p][bold]Monstermunch17[/bold] wrote: Wherever there's a bandwagon, you can trust this lot to jump on it[/p][/quote]So remembering the start of World War One is a bandwagon? Jesus I thought it was important and would be remembered for at least a few years. All of this effort for nothing :( Bonkingbob
  • Score: 10

8:38pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Monstermunch17 says...

Bonkingbob wrote:
Monstermunch17 wrote:
Wherever there's a bandwagon, you can trust this lot to jump on it
So remembering the start of World War One is a bandwagon?

Jesus I thought it was important and would be remembered for at least a few years. All of this effort for nothing :(
Yes it is, because the 1881 club or any other fans never mentioned it until 2 days ago.
[quote][p][bold]Bonkingbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monstermunch17[/bold] wrote: Wherever there's a bandwagon, you can trust this lot to jump on it[/p][/quote]So remembering the start of World War One is a bandwagon? Jesus I thought it was important and would be remembered for at least a few years. All of this effort for nothing :([/p][/quote]Yes it is, because the 1881 club or any other fans never mentioned it until 2 days ago. Monstermunch17
  • Score: -13

9:47pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Watford 7 Saints 1 says...

Monstermunch17 wrote:
Bonkingbob wrote:
Monstermunch17 wrote:
Wherever there's a bandwagon, you can trust this lot to jump on it
So remembering the start of World War One is a bandwagon?

Jesus I thought it was important and would be remembered for at least a few years. All of this effort for nothing :(
Yes it is, because the 1881 club or any other fans never mentioned it until 2 days ago.
Perhaps that is because some of us were unaware of it until then you prat! Now that this information has been shared are we not allowed now to be proud you muppet. Love WFC always have done and always will.
[quote][p][bold]Monstermunch17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonkingbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monstermunch17[/bold] wrote: Wherever there's a bandwagon, you can trust this lot to jump on it[/p][/quote]So remembering the start of World War One is a bandwagon? Jesus I thought it was important and would be remembered for at least a few years. All of this effort for nothing :([/p][/quote]Yes it is, because the 1881 club or any other fans never mentioned it until 2 days ago.[/p][/quote]Perhaps that is because some of us were unaware of it until then you prat! Now that this information has been shared are we not allowed now to be proud you muppet. Love WFC always have done and always will. Watford 7 Saints 1
  • Score: 8

8:27am Sat 7 Jun 14

mellow yellow says...

Watford 7 Saints 1 wrote:
Monstermunch17 wrote:
Bonkingbob wrote:
Monstermunch17 wrote:
Wherever there's a bandwagon, you can trust this lot to jump on it
So remembering the start of World War One is a bandwagon?

Jesus I thought it was important and would be remembered for at least a few years. All of this effort for nothing :(
Yes it is, because the 1881 club or any other fans never mentioned it until 2 days ago.
Perhaps that is because some of us were unaware of it until then you prat! Now that this information has been shared are we not allowed now to be proud you muppet. Love WFC always have done and always will.
Precisely. The ultimate irony being, in the Two World Wars at least, that millions died to give everyone, monstermunch included, the right to voice their opinions.
[quote][p][bold]Watford 7 Saints 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monstermunch17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonkingbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monstermunch17[/bold] wrote: Wherever there's a bandwagon, you can trust this lot to jump on it[/p][/quote]So remembering the start of World War One is a bandwagon? Jesus I thought it was important and would be remembered for at least a few years. All of this effort for nothing :([/p][/quote]Yes it is, because the 1881 club or any other fans never mentioned it until 2 days ago.[/p][/quote]Perhaps that is because some of us were unaware of it until then you prat! Now that this information has been shared are we not allowed now to be proud you muppet. Love WFC always have done and always will.[/p][/quote]Precisely. The ultimate irony being, in the Two World Wars at least, that millions died to give everyone, monstermunch included, the right to voice their opinions. mellow yellow
  • Score: 0

8:03pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Monstermunch17 says...

You were unaware of the First World War until 2 days ago?

Ok, fair enough, I can see I'm swimming against the tide on this one.
You were unaware of the First World War until 2 days ago? Ok, fair enough, I can see I'm swimming against the tide on this one. Monstermunch17
  • Score: -1

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