Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

'Bamba deal dead' say Watford

'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.




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

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

Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Thursday August 21 2008
Time: 9:01PM

Comments

0
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
21/08/2008 23:23:00
0
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
22/08/2008 09:39:00
0
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
22/08/2008 10:13:00
0
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
22/08/2008 13:02:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Mazzarri Eyes New Keeper

Gomes the man with the gloves at Vicarage Road but Watford boss Mazzarri is apparently looking to bring in another player to challenge the former Tottenham keeper.

Watford And West Brom Handed FA Charge

Watford have been charged by the Football Association following the events on Saturday, which saw both sets of players clash in our defeat at West Brom.

Vital View - Premier League, 3rd-5th December 2016

Chelsea's win against Manchester City keeps them at the top ahead of Arsenal now. Swansea, Hull and Sunderland are the sides that remain in the bottom three.

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

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)

West Brom MotM
Suggested By:
Gomes2%
Holebas16%
Kabasele0%
Prodl0%
Zuniga0%
Amrabat66%
Guedioura0%
Capoue0%
Pereyra0%
Okaka0%
Deeney16%
Sub - Ighalo0%
Sub - Sinclair0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 12:30PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 12:30PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 1 2017 1:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 3 2017 8:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Gary Pine1
Write for Vital Football