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Aidy to hold Hornet stars hostage

Aidy to hold Hornet stars hostage

Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd plans to resort to desperate measures to keep key members of his squad in tact ahead of the transfer window slamming shut on 1st September.

The Hornets gaffer had no say in the sale of some of his prized assets (and Jordan Stewart) in the summer as the Watford board took action to balance the books.

Now it appears Boothroyd isn`t prepared to run the risk of flying frontman Tommy Smith being sold on after an impressive start to the season (and supposed interest from Reading).

On Smudger, Aidy stated "I might just have to kidnap him [Smith] if someone comes in for him because selling him would be completely the wrong thing to do".

The manager is also laying down plans to sabotage any moves for Jobi McAnuff and 'Captain America` Jay Demerit by cheekily suggesting he`d 'hide` any official bids, stating "If we do get that fax on the table then we have got a decision to make. If and when that happens, and I get it first, I`ll guess I`ll have to hide it".

But the gaffer knows the deadline for deals to be done is fast approaching, insisting "It`s a case of turning the lights off, locking the doors and getting to September [when the transfer window closes] as quick as well can."

So Aidy is back to his 'tongue in cheek` best but we wait to see if the Watford board do hijack his plans to keep the squad together.





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Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Tuesday August 19 2008
Time: 9:27AM

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Comments

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With a bank loan of £4 million to be paid back in Jan, it could well be Bon Voyage anyway! lets hope some one with some knowledge and finance takes over the club PDQ!
ANDY710
19/08/2008 10:10:00
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Can some1 kidnap simpson and the bord and not give them bak
jackwebby
19/08/2008 12:32:00
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Smith & Demerit are irreplaceable in the present side. I guess it shows how bad things are and how desparate poor Aidy is if he's making these noises in public. All it will do is alert potential suitors to the availability of quality players on the cheap. It would be a disaster to sell either - especially Tommy who should be given an extended contract on improved terms whilst the Board try to sort things out in the longer term. If they do have to sell 2 of these 3 to survive the doom-mongers at the WO will have been proved right. Please prove this is not the case.
RFB-gloryhornetboys
19/08/2008 13:11:00
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Kidnap the board Webby? no. me thinks they should be fully investigated and then us sharholders might get the truth and if any wrong doing found, off with their heads! lol
ANDY710
20/08/2008 09:43:00
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