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Elton John 'came home' to Watford 17 years ago today
5:30am Saturday 26th April 2014 in Watford FC News
Saturday, April 26, 1997
Prior to the final home game of the season, general manager Graham Taylor took to the field with a microphone to announce the return of Elton John to the club as chairman and front-man of a consortium that had bought out Jack Petchey.
"Elton's coming home!" was his closing message, rousing the crowd to euphoria.
The subsequent exchanges with champions-to-be Bury soon settled the mood, a 0-0 draw punctuated with a late penalty opportunity passed up by Tommy Mooney, mathematically ending hopes of a play-off place.
Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day
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