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Winter content with Watford Observer

Winter content with Watford Observer

It`s Official! Watford Football Club and the Watford Observer are friends again.

Well it`s about bl**dy time, isn`t it. The Hornets and the finest local rag in the whole of Hertfordshire have had a stormy relationship over the last 18 months with threats of legal action flying about left, right and indeed on the centre spread.

The control freak club have even been accused of bully boy tactics to get the column inches they required to feed their overeager spin machine - which didn`t go down at all well with the dog-eared hacks at the W`Observer sports desk.

Now it seems the new Vicarage Road board want the paper back on side after a successful meeting of head honcho`s promised to patch up their differences….

…and the club won`t be seeing the W`Observer in court now either after an agreement was struck to drop all action relating to the scare-mongering 'Watford on brink of administration` headline in July 2008.

Group Editor, Peter Wilson-Leary (how posh does he sound!) suggested that the paper regretted some 'exclusives` revealing "There have been occasions when, with the benefit of hindsight, we would have acted difference, but we cannot change the past".

No Peter - but surely you could rewrite it?

Watford`s new and improved Chief Executive Office Julian Winter, with a hint of regret, stated "As a club we knowledge that we have made mistakes in the past, in respect of our relationship with the newspaper…".

Winter also added "the club should be less sensitive to fair adverse criticism which will inevitably arise from time to time".

…and they all lived happily ever after.






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Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Saturday January 24 2009
Time: 8:40AM

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