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Elton - 'We're facing catastrophe'

Rocket Man, Elton John, is very much the 'man in the know' when it comes to all things Watford having dragged the Hornets through some of their most dramatic years as chairman - and shed the odd tear or 2 along the way 9Wembley '84 anyone?).

So, when Elton speaks out, you'd be a fool not to listen.

Today, the popstar has launched an scathing inquest on the current Watford board (headed up by Graham Simpson, pictured) who've been losing money faster than West Ham's Matthew Etherington in his local Ladbrokes.

"The chairman and leading shareholders have made it clear that they wish to sell the club, and this comes despite a profit of nearly 8million having been made last year," said the singer in a statement published across the interweb today.

"Voices other than my own have already asked the question of what has happened to the money from the sale of some of our best players and the parachute payments."

Elton went on to give the current directors an strict vote of 'no confidence', insisting a lack of change could spell 'goodbye Yellow Brick Road' :

"However, it is clear that the playing staff has been left threadbare after the sale of leading players over the last year or so, and even now I understand that there are still plans for further player sales in January."

"More than anything else, confidence must be brought back to the playing staff and a real sense that there is a future at the club. If the directors do not have that optimism then they should go."

What are the chances of us seeing Elton in the directors box anytime time soon after todays outburst?!

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

The Journalist

Writer: wfc123 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 1 2008

Time: 5:26PM

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Before we all jump on the bandwagon we will just see how things go for a while
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01/10/2008 18:31:00

Hmm could be more propaganda to assist a bif by the Russo's but my gut reaction immediately was "if you're THAT concerned Elton then show us the colour of your money"... He is allowed his opinion but it smells too much of media hype.
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01/10/2008 21:34:00

All in favour of seeing Big Elly J take over Watford say Iye...............
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01/10/2008 22:10:00

What is clear is that we are in serious decline and need significant investment on and off the pitch; this is not going to happen under the present regime and we need fresh investment asap. Would be good if Reg was able to get involved again.
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02/10/2008 00:53:00


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