While for Birmingham City fans Troy Deeney’s arrival at St Andrew’s represents the beginning of a new era, his departure from Watford brings another very much to a close.
Watford confirmed at 6.30pm on Monday that Deeney would leave the club after 11 years and more than 400 appearances for the Hornets.
That prompted a heartfelt outpouring from the Vicarage Road faithful as he headed back to Birmingham to sign for his boyhood club.
This is what Watford supporters made of events…
David Hardwick: Thank you Troy for all the great memories.Will miss your penalties straight down the middle. Good luck at Birmingham..
Mark Lindsay-Jones: Thank you for the memories Troy you’ll always be loved and be a legend good luck at Birmingham.
Jamie Moynes: My heart is hurting right now. Missing you already buddy. Move on, do well, stay safe and PLEASE when you’re ready, come back to us and carry on being The Legend me and my family will always remember you as at YOUR Watford FC. Stay safe and lucky Legend.
Kenny Amor: The only player I’ve ever got on the back of my shirt! Absolute legend! Good luck in your next steps in football, captain
Bill Higgins: Thank you Troy for being a great servant for the club. So pleased that you’ve got what I imagine is a dream move to Birmingham City FC. All the best for the future.
Nick Mayes: Sadly at some point in life all good things come to an end. Thank you Troy for everything you gave for Watford football club, and may your legacy live on. Good luck for your future for both you and your family and I’m sure you leave with the best wishes from all staff and supporters at Watford football club. Love you big man.
David Pargiter: Players with this much loyalty are hard to come by these days. Best of luck Troy, and thank you.
June Elgin: I hope Birmingham look after you and appreciate what they have ! Good luck! Xx
Tom Matthissen: You have been a true leader and an inspiration to all members of the squad over the years. Thank you for your dedication to the club I have supported for over fifty years. You will be greatly missed by many but I wish you all the very best for your future.
@Watford_Iceland: Thank you for everything @T_Deeney you are one of the big reasons why i started to support Watford forever a legend at the club and good luck at Birmingham.
Adam Lynch: A great example of someone who has maximized his potential in his chosen profession. Troy has scored so many memorable and important goals for the club and fully deserves to have his passion for the game recognised and applauded. What are the chances of Watford vs Birmingham City FA Cup tie? Wouldn’t that be awesome?