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Watford Football Club
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Formed 1898

Watford F.C. was formed in 1881 by Henry Grover. They did not join the Football League, however, until 1920 when they were inaugural members of the Third Division. They had played in the Southern League prior to this, winning the championship in 1915. The team moved to Vicarage Road, their home ever since, in 1922. They currently share the ground with Saracens Rugby Club. The club spent most of its time in Divisions Three and Four, with only three years in Division Two prior to 1979. The revolution in the club's history began when pop superstar Elton John took over as Chairman in 1976 and Graham Taylor was appointed manager. The club went from the Fourth Division to the First Division by 1982 and were losing finalists in the FA cup in 1983-84. Taylor had assembled a team that included some of the era's most highly respected players, including John Barnes and Luther Blissett, both capped by England. The clubs fortunes waned when Graham Taylor left in 1987 to manage Aston Villa. He returned as Director of Football in 1998, helping revive Watford's fortunes once again. Both Graham Taylor and Elton John have been made Honorary Life-Presidents for their services to the club.


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