On 10 June 1985, Brian Talbot’s switch to Watford materialized after manager Don Howe accepted a £150,000 bid from the Hertfordshire side, according to the Official Club website.
Born in Ipswich on 21 July 1953, Talbot started playing football for the Ipswich Town Youth Team as an 18-year old before being promoted to the senior team 4 years later. After two consecutive seasons on loan at Toronto Metros immediately after being promoted to the senior side, Brian Talbot went on to play for The Tractor Boys before joining Arsenal in the 1979 winter transfer window.
Considered by the red and white faithful to be a midfield workhorse, Talbot opened the scoring in a scintillating match that saw the Gunners overcome old-time rivals Manchester United, defeating them 3-2 to clinch the FA Cup on his debut season.
According to Arsenal.com, the victory saw Brian Talbot become the first man in over a hundred years to clinch the FA Cup title with two different clubs in consecutive years, having secured it with Ipswich a season earlier.
After his departure from Highbury, Talbot played for 6 different clubs before retiring in the nineties.