Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Baggies are Watford board's role model

Baggies are Watford board's role model

First was the appointment of Boing Boing Mark Ashton as Watford CEO. Next in came former Hawthorns press man Scott Field as the Hornets PR guru.

Now it seems the Hornet board`s obsession with West Brom is a lot deeper than we all first thought with chairman Graham Simpson pointing out the Baggies off field antics as a role model for Watford to aspire to!

Simpson told the official club site "I think you only need to look at West Brom as a good example of how to balance your on-field concerns with those off the pitch. Last season they sold a great deal of talent for some large sums but they invested prudently and wisely and built the squad around some of the existing personnel".

The Chairman added "They [West Brom] sold their top scorer [Kamara] to Fulham and people will have questioned them but they always believed what they were doing was right for the club - that`s important in our case too"

Hmmm - it all kinda makes the purchase of Nathan Ellington for a ludicrous £3.25m a bit more plausible now doesn`t it!!!!

Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Friday May 23 2008
Time: 2:29PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
You could do a lot worse than model yourself on the present day Albion. We have a sensible Chairman in Jeremy Peace who keeps the books balanced, a superb manager in Tony Mowbray, the club has gradually been re-structured since 2001 and we have played with 'The Big Boys' 3 times with our latest promotion, (a dubious pleasure for the supporter, but loaded with filthy lucre for the players). What I would impress upon Watford most of all is the wonderful football we have watched under Mowbray. What a risk he took in a Wham, Bham, thank you ma'am League such as is The Championship. You have a good manager, give it a try. The players will love it too.
cyggy
23/05/2008 16:23:00
0
Why model ourselves on anybody else? We are Watford, not West Bromwich. Why can't we just do it our own way. The Watford way. (1881 Forever)
watford1881
24/05/2008 16:18:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

A New Deal For Deeney Amid Leicester Interest?

With plenty of speculation surrounding Leicester City's interest in Troy Deeney and reported multiple bids being turned down by Watford - it's now being said the club have...

Hoban Looking To Get Going Again

With 2015/16 written off for Tommie Hoban, the player has spoken of his hopes for next season and Watford's pre season return.

Six Clubs Set 2015/16 Premiership Records

Who were the six clubs to register a record breaking or equalling 2015/16 campaign?

Ighalo - Offers Are In

Odion Ighalo's agent has confirmed that although it will be a few weeks before his client knows what the future holds, there are offers in for the striker.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Harry Welch
Editor email
Profile
KDCallanan
no email
Profile
chrisgwfc
no email
Profile
Colin Cowan
no email
Profile
Alex Moore
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gomes13%
Cathcart0%
Prodl0%
Britos1%
Ake2%
Abdi23%
Guedioura0%
Watson1%
Jurado1%
Ighalo2%
Deeney54%
Sub - Paredes1%
Sub - Suarez1%
Sub - Amrabat1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Watford Results (view all)