Watford Football Club was formed in 1881 and were original members of the Third Division in 1920. In 1922 they moved to the familiar ground at Vicarage Road. Footage of great Watford football matches from the past and more recent seasons are avaialble to own on DVD from skysportsdvdshop.co.uk.
The Hornets spent their entire League history in the Second, Third and Fourth Division until the appointment of their best known manager, Graham Taylor. He first took charge in 1977 when Watford were in the Fourth Division. By 1982 Taylor had taken them into the top flight of English football for the first time in their history. In their first season Watford amazingly finished as runners up to Liverpool - their highest ever League finish. This lead to a UEFA Cup campaign and in 1984 Watford appeared at Wembley in the FA Cup Final, eventually losing 2-0 to Everton. In 1987 Graham Taylor was lured away by Aston Villa.
By 1996 Watford had been relegated to the third flight of English football. Enter Graham Taylor as manager again and by 1999, after two successive promotions, Watford were back in the top flight - this time the Premier League. However, Watford were immediately relegated and Taylor retired in 2001.
During Graham Taylor's spells in charge at Watford, the chairman was the inimitable Elton John, now the club's honorary Life President.
The Hornets regained their Premier League place by winning the Championship play off final, under Adrian Boothroyd, in 2006.
Arguably Watford's most famous player was Luther Blissett, who made 415 appearances scoring 158 League goals. All the highs and lows in the history of Watford FC can be enjoyed thanks to a collection of football season review DVDs, books and memorabilia.