Watford and Everton meet on Saturday with both clubs coming out to a familiar tune
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 10/12/16 11:22am
Watford and Everton meet in the Premier League on Saturday in a "derby" that few people outside those clubs might actually know about.
Everton will have to travel almost 200 miles to make it to Vicarage Road, but there will be something very familiar to greet their players when they walk down the tunnel.
Many will know already that Everton run out to the theme tune from famous television series Z-Cars, which ran for 16 years from 1962 to 1978.
Much of the series was filmed in nearby Kirkby and the theme was soon adopted by supporters of the blue persuasion on Merseyside.
The tune has been synonymous with Goodison Park for more than 50 years, but perhaps less well known is the fact it has also been used by Watford teams for nearly as long.
Hornets manager Bill McGarry was a big fan of the programme and introduced the theme, based on traditional folk song Johnny Todd, a couple of years later ahead of a long unbeaten run.
It has stuck and will be played ahead of their meeting on Sky Sports 1 HD on Saturday lunchtime.
Click on the attached video to see Sky Sports News HQ's Alan Myers speaking with fans from both clubs about their common theme tune.