Goodbye Yellow brick road says Elton
Watford`s most famous fan - Elton John (no, not Geri Halliwell you fools) has turned his back on his beloved Hornets after quitting his role as Life President of the club.
Dear Reg - who shed a tear as Watford went down to Everton in the 1984 FA Cup Final at the old Wembley - handed in his notice in writing to chairman Graham Simpson, before insisting he will remain in love with things yellow.
On his official website at www.eltonjohn.com, a short and sweet announcement simply read "Elton wishes the team every success in the future. However, in the light of developments over the past few months, he feels he cannot remain in any formal position within the Club".
Elton recently publicly criticized the current regime at Vicarage Road and questioned the board`s grasp of all things financial and it was hoped, by many fans, that he would dip into his own fortune to assist his boyhood club in these troubled times.
The resignation of the Rocketman is another kick in the teeth for an increasingly under fire Watford board as they start their search for a new manager and fresh investment from new buyers.
So at a time when the Watford faithful are just coming to terms with a mass exodus of key players and the surprise removal of Aidy Boothroyd, there`s yet another unexpected sting in the tail for us Hornets to bear.
You could say we've been getting a 'bum deal' of late...but we wouldn't be that crude.