Graham Taylor to officially re-name Rous Stand in his honour when Watford play Cardiff City

Graham Taylor. Picture: Action Images

Graham Taylor. Picture: Action Images

First published in Sport by , Group Sports Editor

Graham Taylor will re-name a stand in his honour when Watford take on Cardiff City at Vicarage Road on Saturday, November 29.

The former Watford manager will be joined by members of his family when the Rous Stand is officially re-titled in front of the Vicarage Road faithful, the Hornets have announced.

Sir Stanley Rous, whom the 1986 structure was first named after, will still be recognised through the ‘Rous Bar’ name, which will continue to be used within the hospitality areas of the stand.

Prior to the re-naming ceremony, the club will continue with the process of re-branding The Graham Taylor Stand.

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1:45pm Sat 23 Aug 14

joners in spain says...

Absolutely justified. For all the glory years he gave us. Well done Graham
Absolutely justified. For all the glory years he gave us. Well done Graham joners in spain
  • Score: 29

1:55pm Sat 23 Aug 14

lockerbiehornet says...

Should have called it 'The Stand of God' An absolute legend in my lifetime and many other glory hornets
Should have called it 'The Stand of God' An absolute legend in my lifetime and many other glory hornets lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 9

3:11pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Paul Gadd says...

A well deserved honour for Graham 'God' Taylor........the man deserves a sainthood never mind knighthood for his wonders at WFC

Still hoping Baron Brian Stanley Mawhinney gets a bronze statues after inflicting -40 points on the scum........
COYH!
A well deserved honour for Graham 'God' Taylor........the man deserves a sainthood never mind knighthood for his wonders at WFC Still hoping Baron Brian Stanley Mawhinney gets a bronze statues after inflicting -40 points on the scum........ COYH! Paul Gadd
  • Score: 3

4:00pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Hornets number 12 fan says...

And the new stand should be the Luther Blissett stand
And the new stand should be the Luther Blissett stand Hornets number 12 fan
  • Score: 8

5:10pm Sat 23 Aug 14

John Howard Norfolk says...

I was always surprised it was called the Rpus Stand and thought GT was a much better name!
I was always surprised it was called the Rpus Stand and thought GT was a much better name! John Howard Norfolk
  • Score: 2

5:32pm Sat 23 Aug 14

pstannard4 says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
And the new stand should be the Luther Blissett stand
It's being named as the Watford Community Trust Stand if I remember from reading it somewhere
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: And the new stand should be the Luther Blissett stand[/p][/quote]It's being named as the Watford Community Trust Stand if I remember from reading it somewhere pstannard4
  • Score: 0

5:59pm Sat 23 Aug 14

StewartScullion says...

pstannard4 wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
And the new stand should be the Luther Blissett stand
It's being named as the Watford Community Trust Stand if I remember from reading it somewhere
Whatever happens in the future Graham Taylor will be the greatest man associated with Watford.GT took us on a wonderful journey and it's unlikely to be surpassed.
Graham fully deserves any honour bestowed on him by Watford.Graham has been reluctant to accept such honours before
[quote][p][bold]pstannard4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: And the new stand should be the Luther Blissett stand[/p][/quote]It's being named as the Watford Community Trust Stand if I remember from reading it somewhere[/p][/quote]Whatever happens in the future Graham Taylor will be the greatest man associated with Watford.GT took us on a wonderful journey and it's unlikely to be surpassed. Graham fully deserves any honour bestowed on him by Watford.Graham has been reluctant to accept such honours before StewartScullion
  • Score: 2

6:15pm Sat 23 Aug 14

chadderton orn says...

Just started following watford when GT took over and the seasons that rolled by then we could do no wrong DIV 4, 3, 2, 1, f a cup final, europe beating southampton by 7 in a cup game plus other big scores in our first time in league 1. For me GT deserves his place in watford's history .Thank you sir for those wonderful memory's Wont be there that day I'm on holiday in India enjoy your day Graham .Any true watford fan know's what you have done for the club. I thank you COYH !
Just started following watford when GT took over and the seasons that rolled by then we could do no wrong DIV 4, 3, 2, 1, f a cup final, europe beating southampton by 7 in a cup game plus other big scores in our first time in league 1. For me GT deserves his place in watford's history .Thank you sir for those wonderful memory's Wont be there that day I'm on holiday in India enjoy your day Graham .Any true watford fan know's what you have done for the club. I thank you COYH ! chadderton orn
  • Score: 7

6:44pm Sat 23 Aug 14

LutonHornet says...

It will be an honour to be there to celebrate a Watford legend receive this highly deserved honour on my 60th birthday.
It will be an honour to be there to celebrate a Watford legend receive this highly deserved honour on my 60th birthday. LutonHornet
  • Score: 4

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