Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

I must look good on paper - Hessy

I must look good on paper - Hessy

Andy Hessenthaler reckons he must look a bit tasty to the betting public after odds on him becoming the next manager of Watford drifted in from a tantalising 20-1 to 4/7 nailed on favourite.

Even SuBo was backed at such an alarming rate!!!!

The current Dover Athletic gaffer is being well tipped from each and every corner it seems to fill the Vicarage Road vacancy and his move from rank outsider to odds-on front runner has surprised even Hessenthaler himself.

With some bookies closing books on his appointment and many a reputable high street bookmaker offering odds so short they`re scary, it would seem to suggest an announcement is imminent - but Hessenthaler is just as bemused as anyone else.

The Hornets former engine room general told the sports desk at Kent News, "I`ve definitely had no contact from Watford. I haven`t a clue why people have been betting on me so much. Maybe 20-1 odds for a former player who has managed at Championship level looks a good price on paper".

Ah, see what he did there? Sold his credentials and got the crucial bit about him having decent level managerial experience across in a thinly disguised flash.

The man`s a PR genius. Let`s just hope that the Watford board are listening…





For the very latest Championship odds

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

Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Wednesday June 10 2009
Time: 1:07PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Watford Articles

Watford Confirm Hughes' Capture

Silva's first signing as Watford boss has been confirmed as Derby's Hughes. Previously linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, the England U21 international has signed a five year deal.

Arsenal's Gibbs Dropped For A Middlesbrough Friend

Silva's search for a left back recruit this summer has seen an interest in Arsenal's Gibbs end, the money involved has put Watford off and led to Middlesbrough's Friend lined up.

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Okaka Going Greek As Watford Agree Hughes Fee

As Stefan Okaka, potentially, takes his leave of Watford to join Olympiakos, a deal for Derby's Will Hughes has moved closer.

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)

Will Hughes?
Suggested By:
Great signing, potentially a bargain0%
Very good squad addition0%
Average0%
Not good enough0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.mikedrury3
2.Daniel Smith12
3.fabian11
The Vital Football Members League