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Elton John: “You can’t not love something that’s in your blood”

6 July 2022

Elton John expressed his excitement ahead of Watford’s 2022/23 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

The world-famous singer assumed the role of Chairman in 1976 and oversaw the Hornets’ rise to the English top-flight six years later.

Now the Club’s Honorary Life President, he declared his adoration for the Hornets, who will be looking to make an immediate return to the top-flight.

“Support is all about ups and downs, but I love my Club,” he explained, speaking to Sky Sports. “You can’t not love something that’s in your blood, and it’s in my blood.

“I love Watford and I love the community – I’ve spent enough time there over the years and I had enormous success there. It’s in my heart and it’s in my soul.

“What can I tell you? I’m a Watford die-hard through and through. It makes me feel really good.”

Elton John returned to Vicarage Road to perform his last two shows ever in the UK, after the Club released a mural of him in celebration of his support for Watford.


“I really wanted to do the last two shows in Britain at Vicarage Road just to say thank you for all the love and pleasure that Watford Football Club has given me over the years, ever since I was six years old,” he continued.

“I never thought I’d become Chairman and I never thought we’d be in the Premier League; we’ve come a long way.”

And he hopes his homecoming will give the Club a boost with the new season just around the corner.

“Last year was a disaster for us because we got relegated from the Premier League, but life goes on. It just affects you and makes your weekend horrible.

“The fans go to the games and feel let down but we’re starting again now, and we have to try and get back up to the Premier League.”

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