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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!!!!

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Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 23 2008

Time: 2:29PM

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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.
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23/05/2008 16:23:00

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)
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