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In January, a former Watford boss died. Elton, who worked alongside Graham Taylor, reacted on Instagram by writing the following:

”I am deeply saddened and shocked to hear about Graham’s passing.

”He was like a brother to me. We shared an unbreakable bond since we first met. We went on an incredible journey together and it will stay with me forever. He took my beloved Watford from the depths of the lower leagues to unchartered territory and into Europe. We have become a leading English club because of his managerial wisdom and genius.

”This is a sad and dark day for Watford. The club and the town. We will cherish Graham and drown our sorrows in the many brilliant memories he gave us. I love you Graham. I will miss you very much.

”My thoughts go out to Rita, Joanne, Karen and the whole Taylor family.”

There is now a Graham Taylor Matchday souvenir tribute programme on Saturday which can be ordered online.

Available from the Hornets Shop Web site by clicking HERE, the special edition features messages from the Taylor family and the club’s Honorary Life President, Sir Elton.

Also included are personal tributes from former players and coaches, with Luther Blissett, John Barnes, Tony Coton, Nigel Gibbs, Kenny Jackett, and Tommy Mooney among them.

There are also plenty of photos from Graham’s managerial career.