Rocket Men - Tales from the Vicarage Volume 6


In the summer of 1977, Graham Taylor took over as manager of Watford, a Fourth Division club unremarkable except for their rock-star owner, Elton John. Within six years, Taylor had taken them into the top flight to finish as runners-up in the League, the second-best team in the land. 

Four heroes – goalkeeper Steve Sherwood, defender Ian Bolton, and strikers Ross Jenkins and Luther Blissett – played in all four divisions during that extraordinary journey. They were Taylor’s Rocket Men, the legends behind one of English football’s greatest feel-good adventures.

This sixth volume of Tales From The Vicarage contains exclusive interviews with all four and charts the Hornets’ stratospheric rise through the divisions. With a foreword from John Barnes, who played his own part in the journey, Rocket Men is another fascinating collection for Watford supporters’ bookshelves.

To honour the memory of Graham Taylor, £1 from every sale of the book will go to Kit Aid, a charity that Taylor was patron, in agreement with the family of Watford’s greatest manager.

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