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Smithy bidding war hits £1.8m

Smithy bidding war hits £1.8m

Ah it was inevitable really wasn`t it but Watford have confirmed that they have received a bid of £1.8m for Tommy Smith from a mystery club & that HE WILL be allowed to hold talks.

No screaming of "derisory" from the rooftops and no talk of "insulting offers" from the board this around and no stupid valuations of £750k being banded around - just a straight forward announcement from the club that the bid has been accepted.

Sad…but as we say inevitable.

The W`Observer reckon they have it on good authority that the bid from Smidger is "not from Reading" whilst the Hornets chairman Jimmy Russo states "this is a new club that has expressed a desire to sign Tommy".

It might well be the Wolves circling and here at VitalWatford Towers we have an inkling it could be Stoke, Hull or even Burnley tabling the offer - whichever way really it was the news we were dreading but the news we all knew would land at some point before August.

Still, for a 30 year old it represents good business in terms of balancing the books - you can`t knock a £1.4m return on investment after the service he`s given us.

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Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Thursday July 2 2009
Time: 7:30PM


Really hope its not reading,got a sinking filling it is though.Just makes to much sence with kevin doyle being sold to wolves..Watford have signed young danny graham from carlisle,looks a handy player got quite an impressive goal record. Lets hope malky got a few more tricks up his sleeve to fill smudger's big boots..he going to be a big miss
02/07/2009 21:02:00
I hope its us but I doubt that! Im suprised 1.8 was accepted id have thought he was worth £3-4m of anybodys money!
02/07/2009 21:59:00
Ipswich by the way!
02/07/2009 22:00:00
Thats interesting wallis, i was under the impression it was Cardiff, but what do i know? as for a good return on Smithy, it does kinda make up for when he walked out of the club first time around for nothing. It does make me laugh, i remember being at sunderland and Smith was taking a penalty against us and boy was he abused, a bit like Rodgers really, now, if you listen or read other comments on other sites, he is known as Mr Loyalty, thats football. lol
03/07/2009 09:22:00
Muck Fe! I now see it could possibly be Sheff Utd, what is this? Any chance of you buying Ellington as well? I see that our dear old supporter Gladys Primshore may be available on a free, to some of you, the lest sentance may make no sense at all. but im old and i don't care.
03/07/2009 09:29:00
What is about Kevin Blackwell and those pesky Hornets!!!! Can't see him moving THAT north given his family are settled in Watford.
03/07/2009 12:32:00
I heard on 3 counties radio this morning that they believe it was Sheffield United that have put the bid in of 1.8m for Tommy
03/07/2009 13:09:00
Perhaps, the scummer wanted to be ur manager and we wont employ him, so he thought he'd buy all our players and change the sheff utd name to WFC Utd
03/07/2009 13:17:00
well who ever the club maybe,smudger has to agree personal terms.Tommy might want to stay,but the club have given him permission to talk,so would he fill pressure to move on just so we can balance the books.Being a local lad he most fill at home at the vic,he knows the supporters are behind him.Gets to me sometimes when a player like tommy comes around not that often,then we have to sell just to make some cash and get very little in return,1.8 mill how long that going to last.. is malky going to be given the funds if not some to try find a replacemant.
Golden Looney
03/07/2009 18:06:00
yep it is us im really dissapointed given the fact the lita is available on a free transfer and beckford is at a snip 1.5m!! smith isn't half as good as these 2 yet he's guna cost us more - utter madness for a very very average player that won't even get in double figures for us. typical blackwell!!
03/07/2009 19:03:00
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