Ed Pearce‘s Today’s Memory
Sir Elton John Stand
Originally shared by Ed Pearce
On December 13, 2014, Elton appeared at Watford Football Club’s Vicarage Road with David Furnish, and his sons Zachary and Elijah for the opening of the „Sir Elton John Stand”.
Elton’s cousin, Reg Dwight, was a professional footballer, who opened the scoring for Nottingham Forest in the 1959 FA Cup Final against Luton Town. However after 33 minutes, Dwight was carried off the Wembley pitch after breaking his leg in a tackle. Ten-man Forest held on, winning the match 2-1 to become the only team reduced to 10 men by injury to win the trophy.
Having supported Watford Football Club since growing up locally, Elton became the club’s chairman and director in 1976, appointing Graham Taylor as manager and investing large sums of money as the club rose three divisions into the English First Division.