Alan Garner Death Dead – Alan Garner Obituary: Cause of Death
Everyone at the club is saddened to hear about the passing of former centre-half Alan Garner.
💛 Everyone at the club is saddened to hear about the passing of former Player of the Season Alan Garner.
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) July 24, 2020
Signed from local rivals Luton in 1975, Garner was a cornerstone of the Hornets defence and was ever‐present for a second consecutive season when Watford ran away with the Fourth Division championship in 1977/78, earning the Player of the Season title.
A powerful defender blessed with a memorable long throw-in, Garner then missed only four games when further promotion was won the following season. He made a total of 232 appearances, with 16 goals across six seasons of sterling service to the club.
Interviewed for the club programme in the early 2000s, Garner said: “Winning the Division Four championship was one of the highlights of my career. We walked that league, we did it in style. The next season we gained promotion again, even though it got a bit tight at the end. It was a roller-coaster ride with success after success under Graham Taylor. Winning at Manchester United and reaching the League Cup semi-finals as a Third Divison club – it was marvellous.”
The players, staff and officials at Vicarage Road send their warmest wishes and condolences to Alan’s family.