Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Go-go Jacko

Go-go Jacko

Though he won't go down as the greatest Hornet ever, Matt Jackson will be a loss to the professional game.

The former Everton, Wigan and Norwich centre half has today retired at the age of 36 after some 17 years in the game. Jackson also won an F.A Cup Winners Medal whilst on the books at Everton.

His time at Watford was short, and interrupted by a loan spell at Blackpool before he'd even made his Hornets league debut, but on his return the veteran was a solid addition for 8 games. At the end of the season, Jackson was amongst a party of 8 told they had no future in WD18, since then there have been no takers and Jackson has opted for an early retirement.

Good luck in the future Matt!




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:wfc123
Date:Wednesday August 6 2008
Time: 4:02PM

Comments

0
Don't think we'll miss him much...
watford1881
06/08/2008 17:06:00
0
£10k a week for 52 weeks + a 6 figure retirement settlement - and for what? A handful of games on weary legs that looked like they had gone years ago...Another blindin' Boothroyd signing!!!!
DrWatford
06/08/2008 20:39:00
0
Well Dcotor you're right about Jackson for sure, and there's been a few others that didn't work out (Poom, Ashikodi, Ellington, Kabba etc, etc), But what about that first season when he built an entire side on the proceeds of the sale of Helguson? They weren't all bad buys were they? Marlon King - sold for profit of around 3.5 M, Hendo profit of 1.5M, *Shittu profit of 500k, Spring c 100k, Carlisle - c 150k, Mackay great in promotion season, plus the loan deals for Foster & Johnson and the re-signing of Tommy Smith for 500k - got to be worth £2m now. It's all too easy to criticise Aidy right now -Give the man a break and get behind the team. God knows they need it..... Come on You Golden Boys!
RFB-gloryhornetboys
06/08/2008 21:43:00
0
Jacko was a stromer, problem is you got him 3 years too late
worbo
06/08/2008 22:57:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Watford Articles

Watford Confirm Hughes' Capture

Silva's first signing as Watford boss has been confirmed as Derby's Hughes. Previously linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, the England U21 international has signed a five year deal.

Arsenal's Gibbs Dropped For A Middlesbrough Friend

Silva's search for a left back recruit this summer has seen an interest in Arsenal's Gibbs end, the money involved has put Watford off and led to Middlesbrough's Friend lined up.

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Okaka Going Greek As Watford Agree Hughes Fee

As Stefan Okaka, potentially, takes his leave of Watford to join Olympiakos, a deal for Derby's Will Hughes has moved closer.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Watford
Write For Vital Watford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Hughes?
Suggested By:
Great signing, potentially a bargain0%
Very good squad addition0%
Average0%
Not good enough0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.mikedrury3
2.Daniel Smith12
3.fabian11
Write for Vital Football