A poppy tribute mosaic has been organised by the 1881 movement to remember the 12 Watford players who served in World War One

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A poppy mosaic which will span the Rookery has been organised by the 1881 movement to remember the 12 Watford players who served in World War One.

A total of 6,960 ‘foils’ will be placed on fans’ seats prior to a home match around Remembrance Day which, when held up, will reveal a poppy on a black and white background.

The 1881 used money raised from last season to pay for the mosaic, which costs £450.

The movement’s Roy Moore hopes the tribute will unite Watford fans in remembering those who lost their lives in the Great War.

He said: “I will be very proud and hopefully everything goes smoothly. It will be a very poignant tribute and one that every supporter can get behind.

“We’re going to need 50 fans to come down three hours before kick-off to set out the foils, hopefully we will find people who are willing to do that.

“And perhaps other supporters will see what we’ve done and follow suit but we couldn’t have done it without Watford’s help because the club have been really good to us.”

Moore added the movement plan to organise a ‘Watford FC foil’ but said there is currently no fixed date set for when that would take place.

The 1881 have a vote on who will appear on a legends banner which will display Graham Taylor and eight of the club’s greatest players. To vote visit www.the1881.com

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8:28am Sat 21 Jun 14

Stewbyhorn1 says...

A lovely thought Roy, well done
A lovely thought Roy, well done Stewbyhorn1
  • Score: 31

10:19am Sat 21 Jun 14

Dunstable says...

Excellent, may we never forget..........
Excellent, may we never forget.......... Dunstable
  • Score: 16

10:22am Sat 21 Jun 14

Uzzy14 says...

Fantastic....well done WFC etc.
Fantastic....well done WFC etc. Uzzy14
  • Score: 13

10:35am Sat 21 Jun 14

northofwatfordpete says...

Amazing what can be done for 450 pounds and plenty of goodwill.
Amazing what can be done for 450 pounds and plenty of goodwill. northofwatfordpete
  • Score: 15

10:37am Sat 21 Jun 14

robo bovingdon says...

well done Roy pity the England team did not show the same passion!!!!!!!!
well done Roy pity the England team did not show the same passion!!!!!!!! robo bovingdon
  • Score: 11

10:56am Sat 21 Jun 14

Man from Pinner says...

Great idea.
Great idea. Man from Pinner
  • Score: 12

12:14pm Sat 21 Jun 14

UkipTed says...

Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans?
I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing.

Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game?


Ted
Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans? I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing. Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game? Ted UkipTed
  • Score: -43

12:23pm Sat 21 Jun 14

mellow yellow says...

UkipTed wrote:
Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans?
I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing.

Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game?


Ted
Ted. This may help you:
hooligan
ˈhuːlɪg(ə)n/
noun

• a violent young troublemaker, typically one of a gang

I'm sure other posters could give you a definition of UKIP.

Get a life, or buy some earmuffs.
[quote][p][bold]UkipTed[/bold] wrote: Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans? I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing. Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game? Ted[/p][/quote]Ted. This may help you: hooligan ˈhuːlɪg(ə)n/ noun • a violent young troublemaker, typically one of a gang I'm sure other posters could give you a definition of UKIP. Get a life, or buy some earmuffs. mellow yellow
  • Score: 23

2:33pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Boosey says...

UkipTed wrote:
Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans?
I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing.

Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game?


Ted
Ted = Total erectile dysfunction!
[quote][p][bold]UkipTed[/bold] wrote: Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans? I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing. Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game? Ted[/p][/quote]Ted = Total erectile dysfunction! Boosey
  • Score: 14

2:58pm Sat 21 Jun 14

ORBY says...

A great idea, well done Roy. My grandfather served in this conflict on the big guns and there were no ear-protectors in those days and the sheer noise of the firing shattered his eardrums. But he never complained and was a proud man. He bought me my first beer when I was three at The Leviathan Pub(now Dunnings) in St Albans Road He died 30 years ago and I still miss him.
A great idea, well done Roy. My grandfather served in this conflict on the big guns and there were no ear-protectors in those days and the sheer noise of the firing shattered his eardrums. But he never complained and was a proud man. He bought me my first beer when I was three at The Leviathan Pub(now Dunnings) in St Albans Road He died 30 years ago and I still miss him. ORBY
  • Score: 14

3:54pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Larrythe Loafer 'Orn says...

Fantastic effort. Well done!
New Thread

I just heard a young athlete on TV asked why he was running in the World Team Event Champs and he said "I always dreamed of wearing a GB shirt and every chance I get i will do so." Now lets get the indifferent footballers who put on an England Shirt and can't even be bothered to sing their National Anthem to think the same way. They kiss the club crest on their shirt but don't care about an England one. We weren't good enough, weren't passionate enough and don't deserve the chance that so many fans and other players would die for.
We know that when players haven't got their hearts in it the 'Orns don't stand a chance. We only want players that WANT to play. England should think the same way.
Fantastic effort. Well done! New Thread I just heard a young athlete on TV asked why he was running in the World Team Event Champs and he said "I always dreamed of wearing a GB shirt and every chance I get i will do so." Now lets get the indifferent footballers who put on an England Shirt and can't even be bothered to sing their National Anthem to think the same way. They kiss the club crest on their shirt but don't care about an England one. We weren't good enough, weren't passionate enough and don't deserve the chance that so many fans and other players would die for. We know that when players haven't got their hearts in it the 'Orns don't stand a chance. We only want players that WANT to play. England should think the same way. Larrythe Loafer 'Orn
  • Score: 11

4:42pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Nordin's Hooter says...

UkipTed wrote:
Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans?
I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing.

Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game?


Ted
Wind up merchant or not, please show a little respect for the positive efforts made by everyone supporting our club and more importantly those that fought in the war so that now and in the future we can continue to make our regular trip to the Vicarage Road Stadium.
[quote][p][bold]UkipTed[/bold] wrote: Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans? I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing. Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game? Ted[/p][/quote]Wind up merchant or not, please show a little respect for the positive efforts made by everyone supporting our club and more importantly those that fought in the war so that now and in the future we can continue to make our regular trip to the Vicarage Road Stadium. Nordin's Hooter
  • Score: 14

5:02pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Bush Hornet says...

UkipTed wrote:
Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans?
I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing.

Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game?


Ted
LOL

Very good wind up.

Btw good work Roy - top man
[quote][p][bold]UkipTed[/bold] wrote: Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans? I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing. Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game? Ted[/p][/quote]LOL Very good wind up. Btw good work Roy - top man Bush Hornet
  • Score: 5

9:16pm Sat 21 Jun 14

stonehornet says...

Great idea and very much appreciated.
The nearest home game looks like Millwall on 1st Nov, which isn't the club I'd choose to respect such an occasion with us. Maybe worth delaying until Derby on 22nd?
Great idea and very much appreciated. The nearest home game looks like Millwall on 1st Nov, which isn't the club I'd choose to respect such an occasion with us. Maybe worth delaying until Derby on 22nd? stonehornet
  • Score: 3

11:33pm Sat 21 Jun 14

jag000 says...

stonehornet wrote:
Great idea and very much appreciated.
The nearest home game looks like Millwall on 1st Nov, which isn't the club I'd choose to respect such an occasion with us. Maybe worth delaying until Derby on 22nd?
As you say, the Derby game is almost the same distance from the 11th, only one day further away than the 1st. Derby would be far more respectful than Milwall, especially if Milwall still have Hollow head as their manager.
[quote][p][bold]stonehornet[/bold] wrote: Great idea and very much appreciated. The nearest home game looks like Millwall on 1st Nov, which isn't the club I'd choose to respect such an occasion with us. Maybe worth delaying until Derby on 22nd?[/p][/quote]As you say, the Derby game is almost the same distance from the 11th, only one day further away than the 1st. Derby would be far more respectful than Milwall, especially if Milwall still have Hollow head as their manager. jag000
  • Score: 5

6:59am Sun 22 Jun 14

lutondown says...

UKIP Ted
Another stupid poster guises as a UKIP voter to discredit them!
I can't believe the intelligent folk of this site fall for this.
So we have ukipted uafhornet? Probably one of the same.
And by the way if we want to discredit political parties on here why not
Start on the liblabcon failures, after all they've been ballsing it up for centuries.
Back to the post, nice one big man.. In keeping with the clubs
Great gesture with the away shirts.
UKIP Ted Another stupid poster guises as a UKIP voter to discredit them! I can't believe the intelligent folk of this site fall for this. So we have ukipted uafhornet? Probably one of the same. And by the way if we want to discredit political parties on here why not Start on the liblabcon failures, after all they've been ballsing it up for centuries. Back to the post, nice one big man.. In keeping with the clubs Great gesture with the away shirts. lutondown
  • Score: 5

7:16am Sun 22 Jun 14

lutondown says...

Larrythe Loafer 'Orn wrote:
Fantastic effort. Well done!
New Thread

I just heard a young athlete on TV asked why he was running in the World Team Event Champs and he said "I always dreamed of wearing a GB shirt and every chance I get i will do so." Now lets get the indifferent footballers who put on an England Shirt and can't even be bothered to sing their National Anthem to think the same way. They kiss the club crest on their shirt but don't care about an England one. We weren't good enough, weren't passionate enough and don't deserve the chance that so many fans and other players would die for.
We know that when players haven't got their hearts in it the 'Orns don't stand a chance. We only want players that WANT to play. England should think the same way.
Spot on
But I do love Rooneys version of national anthem..one potato two potato three potato more......
[quote][p][bold]Larrythe Loafer 'Orn[/bold] wrote: Fantastic effort. Well done! New Thread I just heard a young athlete on TV asked why he was running in the World Team Event Champs and he said "I always dreamed of wearing a GB shirt and every chance I get i will do so." Now lets get the indifferent footballers who put on an England Shirt and can't even be bothered to sing their National Anthem to think the same way. They kiss the club crest on their shirt but don't care about an England one. We weren't good enough, weren't passionate enough and don't deserve the chance that so many fans and other players would die for. We know that when players haven't got their hearts in it the 'Orns don't stand a chance. We only want players that WANT to play. England should think the same way.[/p][/quote]Spot on But I do love Rooneys version of national anthem..one potato two potato three potato more...... lutondown
  • Score: 7

7:18am Sun 22 Jun 14

lutondown says...

Boosey wrote:
UkipTed wrote:
Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans?
I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing.

Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game?


Ted
Ted = Total erectile dysfunction!
Boosey
=beers on old sexy estate yob
Your round :)
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]UkipTed[/bold] wrote: Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans? I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing. Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game? Ted[/p][/quote]Ted = Total erectile dysfunction![/p][/quote]Boosey =beers on old sexy estate yob Your round :) lutondown
  • Score: 0

10:07am Sun 22 Jun 14

chadderton orn says...

Got to be there for that game, living in manchester i don't get to a lot of home games mostly away games well done to watford and the 1881 movement Long live the memory of the 12 COYH !
Got to be there for that game, living in manchester i don't get to a lot of home games mostly away games well done to watford and the 1881 movement Long live the memory of the 12 COYH ! chadderton orn
  • Score: 4

9:44pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Watford 7 Saints 1 says...

UkipTed wrote:
Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans?
I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing.

Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game?


Ted
Shut up sit down Ted! Are you for real? Join a knitting club, it would obviously suit you better. Love WFC, always have done and always will.
[quote][p][bold]UkipTed[/bold] wrote: Why are the club and the WO promoting these bunch of hooligans? I sit in the Upper Rous stand, I can't stand the racket these hooligans make with their standing up and singing. Why do the club allow this, why can't they just sit down quietly and watch the game? Ted[/p][/quote]Shut up sit down Ted! Are you for real? Join a knitting club, it would obviously suit you better. Love WFC, always have done and always will. Watford 7 Saints 1
  • Score: 2

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