Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Elton to Perform at Vicarage Road

Sir Elton John is Watford’s Honorary Life President again and is hopeful of staging another concert at Vicarage Road next year to benefit the Hornets.

The rock star, who has turned 62 today, resigned the post in November in protest at the direction the club was taking under the previous Graham Simpson/Mark Ashton regime, but has now decided to resume his official connection with the club.

In a statement, the former two-time chairman said: “Watford Football Club is in my blood. Wherever I am in the world I cannot resist keeping up with the news about Watford. Despite the terrible luck of penalties going against us deep into added time recently, I am encouraged to know the team has been playing better.

“I wish the new chairman and the board, the manager, the team and all Watford’s loyal supporters a very successful conclusion to the season and I hope that in the summer next year we shall all be able to come together for another concert to benefit the club.”

Sir Elton last staged a concert at Vicarage Road in June 2005 which raised around £1.3m for the Buy Back the Vic campaign, although he stunned senior management at the club by announcing that the proceeds should be used “to help bring in new players” for then manager Ray Lewington.

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