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Grimsby News - Graham Taylor and Me

I never met Graham Taylor, although I might have seen him play football. It would have been in the late sixties and I was probably being dandled (good word) on somebody’s knee in a stand at Blundell Park, home of the mighty Grimsby Town FC. 521 more words


RIP Graham Taylor

We were extremely sorry to learn yesterday of the death of former England manager Graham Taylor at the age of 72.

Graham Taylor enjoyed great success as a club manager with Lincoln City, Watford and Aston Villa – winning a total of seven promotions and coming close with the latter two clubs to becoming champions of England . 1,295 more words


Reflections on Graham Taylor

1. That documentary was the making of him

For some, it fit perfectly the narrative of a village idiot in demise. For me, though, it destroyed a perception I’d developed over the previous decade of an earnest, provincial civil servant who firmly believed that there is a point to ironing your pyjamas. 623 more words


Taylor-made management

The football world mourns the death of Graham Taylor, one of the most accomplished English managers in recent history. People may remember his dismal spell in charge of the England national team but there is far more he deserves to be remembered for. 593 more words

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Graham Taylor - a proper football man

I can’t fathom why, but since I first got interested in football, Graham Taylor’s been one of my favourite managers. I’m not sure whether it was as though he would look as happy managing a Sunday league team, as a Premier League side, how eloquent he was on the radio, or how he seemed like a honest, good-natured football man. 615 more words

There's only one Graham Taylor

When GT announced his retirement in 2001 all of the Watford fanzines along with BSAD came together to produce a brilliant tribute to him called “There’s only one Graham Taylor”.   50 more words

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