Elton John 'came home' to Watford 17 years ago today

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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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9:33am Sat 26 Apr 14

gloryhornet4 says...

The other parts of the announcement were that the egg chasers would ground share and his own role of General Manager would "change". Just a small change as double promotions followed.

Then it all went silly but that's another story.
The other parts of the announcement were that the egg chasers would ground share and his own role of General Manager would "change". Just a small change as double promotions followed. Then it all went silly but that's another story. gloryhornet4
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