Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Taylor To Have Train Named After Him

Taylor To Have Train Named After Him

Former England, Aston Villa and Watford manager Graham Taylor is to have a train named after him.

Taylor's career in football is well known, a player for Grimsby Town and Lincoln City before making the step into management and taking in spells with Lincoln, Watford (twice), Aston Villa (twice), England and Wolverhampton Wanderers, his passing was well marked across football and with plenty of tributes having already been made, Watford also announced their own annual Graham Taylor Trophy which will see the inaugural game take place this pre season between Watford and Aston Villa on Saturday July 29.

London Midland have now announced a tribute of their own as one of their newest trains will be named after the legendary gaffer.

They will hold a short ceremony at the beginning of June at Watford Junction station and as well as being a mark of respect from the company, London Midland also serve five separate stations on the rail network with links to Taylor's career - Watford Junction, Aston, Wolverhampton, Wembley Central and Lichfield Trent Valley (serves St George's Park).

Chairman of Watford, Scott Duxbury, is quoted by the Hertfordshire Mercury as saying.

'London Midland's respectful suggestion about Graham was put to his family for approval and we're delighted they accepted this offer. Alongside other planned tributes, this gesture is a mark of just how widely Graham's work and warm personality were appreciated across our town.'

Head of West Coast services at London Midland, Steve Helfet added.

'Graham played such an influential role at football clubs across the length and breadth of the country, not least here in Watford. We wanted to do something special for the local community and dedicate one of our trains to his memory.'

Adding.

'The train will be fitted with a commemorative name plate and will be running past many of the locations that were so important in Graham's career, both on the West Coast main line and in the West Midlands. We hope that passengers travelling on this train in the future will take a few moments to remember Graham, a true football hero.'

Bloggers


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday May 18 2017
Time: 9:00AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Whyte Wins on US Debut

Recent Aston Villa Articles

EFL Cup Ball Numbers Known (24/8/17)

With the announcement of the EFL Cup third round draw later this morning, the all important ball numbers have been decided.

Video - Extended Highlights - Aston Villa v Wigan

Extended highlights of... actually, just read the title !

Has The Villa Lion Cleared It's Throat & Started To Roar?

The last two games, polar opposite to the previous two...have Aston Villa finally broken through the negative tactics curse?

Safe Standing - The Time For You To Act Is Now!

The EFL supports safe standing, the FA chairman wants it and the EPL clubs are discussing it. After many years of campaigning, we are almost at the point where...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

LC - Wigan MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steer5%
De Laet1%
Elphick1%
Clark4%
Bjarnason6%
Bree2%
Doyle-Hayes13%
Gardner1%
Adomah13%
O'Hare1%
Hogan50%
Sub - McCormack2%
Sub - Lyden0%
Sub - Suliman1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
F1 Prediction Comp open for Belgium
Latest Vital Boxing News
Frampton Splits from Cyclone Promotions
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear328
2.Pride of Lions269
3.Fulford264
4.sirdennis231
5.Silhillvilla219
6.Melon Donkey205
7.McParlandTheGreat197
8.villasince67195
9.JuanPabloAngel187
10.DeanoVilla179
Vital Football Comment