UK time is: 12:28:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

'Bamba deal dead' say Watford

Watford have pulled out of the 150k deal to sign Dunfermline centre back Sol Bamba right at the last minute, despite waiting for the player to return from the Olympics to confirm the move is dead.

Hornets boss Aidy Bootroyd confirmed to the Watford Observer that the Ivory Coast would not be joining up at Vicarage Road, insisting "We won`t be taking him".

A lot of Watford fans saw the former Paris St Germain hot prospect as a ready made replacement for Bolton-bound Danny Shittu after he impressed in a pre-season friendly but have the Hornets been put off by what they saw of the defender in Bejing?

It appears mostly likely given that, despite Watford`s financial plight and pressures to reduce the wage bill, the "transfer was agreed and they [Watford] decided to pull the plug on it which is very disappointing" according to Pars boss Jim McIntyre anyway!

It leaves Boothroyd`s squad thread bare at the back and many fans have question marks over the ability of Cedric Avinel, who for whatever reason continues to be touted as 'one for the future` at Vicarage Road.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

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

The Journalist

Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 21 2008

Time: 9:01PM

Your Comments

I don't like this at all. This is not how we should conduct business, pulling the plug - having agreed the deal with club & player. However, If it means we can hang onto Tommy Smith, then so be it.
RFB-gloryhornetboys
Don't belive it, if any club makes a bid for a player, i expect Chairman Mao to deliver the player to the club, I do not think i could stomach what happened with Paul Robinson being sold to WBA happening again! SO Chairman be warned!
ANDY710
I saw him in the Olympics... He was *****... Don't sign him Aidy. Hw has no skill no speed nothing except a masive body...
watford1881
I must admit this has been one of the worst summers, weather, reading about how Chariman Mao has wasted the money! the doom and gloom merchants, my ex-wife, Gordon Brown, the list is endless, but i was not really looking forward to the football, have not mist it! but i feel abit more optomistic, ok, so the club is *****ed, we know that and there is nothing us fans can do about that, but if the players go on the way they have started, i think we will be ok! Come on you horns,
ANDY710
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Stats: Watford v Ipswich Town (Saturday April 19 2014)

Watford v Ipswich starting XIs (Saturday April 19 2014)

Preview: Watford v Ipswich Town (Saturday April 19 2014)

Opposing View: Ipswich Town (Friday April 18 2014)

Earlybird Season Ticket Sales (Friday April 18 2014)

Stats: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 12 2014)

Millwall v Watford starting XIs (Saturday April 12 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. KDCallanan 6
2. ANDY710 4

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Watford 3 - 1 Ipswich
Millwall 2 - 2 Watford
Watford 3 - 0 Leeds Utd
Watford 1 - 1 Burnley
Sheff Wed 1 - 4 Watford
Watford 3 - 3 Blackburn

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Forest 43 15 17 11 5 62
10. Bournemouth 43 17 11 15 -1 62
11. Blackburn 43 15 16 12 3 61
12. Watford 42 15 15 12 18 60
13. Middlesbrough 43 14 16 13 9 58
14. Bolton 43 13 16 14 -2 55
15. Sheff Wed 43 13 14 16 2 53

Breaking League News

Jordi Gomez Voted Man Of The Match v Reading
Wigan : 20/04/2014 12:02:00
McClaren - Buxton Deserves Award
Derby County : 20/04/2014 12:00:00
Any Previous? - Burnley v Latics
Wigan : 20/04/2014 11:45:00
Meet The Ref - Burnley v Latics - Keith Stroud
Wigan : 20/04/2014 11:30:00
DRFC Millwall v Doncaster - History
Doncaster : 20/04/2014 11:13:00
DRFC Millwall v Doncaster - Match Officials
Doncaster : 20/04/2014 11:12:00
LUFC Who was your Leeds man of the match?
Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 11:05:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should Stuart Attwell have refereed the Burnley game?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes 32%
No 68%