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'Big League' lure for Watford's Don

The Press and Journal might reckon Don Cowie was lured to Watford by "the bright lights and the big city…" but the midfielder insists it`s the chance to play in the 'Big League ' Championship that`s captured his imagination….

…and ok, he admits the improved wage packet is nice too!

Cowie swapped Highland life in the SPL for the hustle and bustle of Championship reality at Vicarage Road on Monday and insists "You only need to look at Wolves buying Christophe Berra for more than £2m to sum up how big a league the Championship is".

The £50k signing from Inverness Caledonian Thistle added "It is one of the best supported leagues in the world and there are so many big clubs in it - I have watched a lot of English football and it is definitely a place I thought I would like to give a try.'

"It will be hard because it is a very competitive league and it is also very tight".

And of his new employers at Vicarage Road, who are knee deep in trouble at the wrong end of those very tight conditions, Cowie stated " …as soon as I knew Watford wanted to sign me the prospect of going there was definitely something I wanted to achieve."

He added "I feel as though I can develop down here and if it means being better off financially that is a bonus."



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* Will Cowie get a start on Saturday against the Saints?

* Does a £50k signing from an SPL show that some reality is back in the Watford boardroom?

* Has Brendan Rodgers unearthed a gem?

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Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 5 2009

Time: 4:35PM

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it never seems to work for us when weve spent big watfords best signings have always been on the cheap kevin philips marlon king matt spring to name but a few and we all remember the disaster that was vialli
wrexham hornet
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05/02/2009 17:44:00

ino its of topic but out of curiosity wot home and away kit did you lot vote 4 ?
jackwebby
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05/02/2009 23:00:00

Marlon was 500K, so not cheap and with his reputation a hell of a gamble, but we did make money so fair play. Ross Jenkins was a good buy from Palace, but then the money then might have seemed quite a lot.
ANDY710
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06/02/2009 15:25:00

Jack - My vote went for the black away kit and home kit with black shorts....
DrWatford
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06/02/2009 17:51:00

500k for a 20 goal a season striker is dirt cheap these days but people whove been inside or recovering alcoholics always seem to do well at watford were the footballing equivalent of the betty ford clinic
wrexham hornet
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12/02/2009 09:59:00

 

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