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Tommy grateful for second chance

Tommy grateful for second chance

Having completed his protracted move away from Vicarage Road in a professional and admirable manner, Tommy Smith returned briefly to thank Watford fans for their support in his second spell at the club:

'I would like to thank the supporters, I wished some things hadn't happened at the end of my first spell but sometimes things happen like that and I'm just grateful that I had the opportunity for a second chance with Watford.

'I wanted to make sure I proved to the supporters that I was a better player and I've been touched by the messages that myself and my family have received since I left.

'They've been flattering and I'm really chuffed with them.'
Said last seasons 17-goal top scorer.

In a frank interview, the new Portsmouth winger-cum-striker lifted the lid on his acrimonious first departure:

'As for coming back I probably didn't think I would return to be honest, I left under a bit of a cloud the first time and I never thought it would happen.

'People didn't understand what had gone on but when the opportunity came up I jumped at the chance.

'The Club had changed massively in the few years I'd been away, the professionalism around the place was something that showed straight away and has continued to this day.

'Under Aidy [Boothroyd] the Club had taken steps forward, the Club hadn't been in a great position when I left but everything was stronger when I came back. There were lots of things that had improved such as the staff and the way you were looked after.'
Said Smith.

Finally, I'd like to take the time to congratulate Smith on the way he conducted himself in his final weeks at Vicarage Road. In a [football] world dominated by such exorbitant levels of greed, it's a pleasant and surprising rarity to watch a player complete his move away with such professionalism, honesty and I'm sure no-one begrudges Smithy his move.

In his nine years at Vicarage Road Smith made 227 League starts and a further 36 appearances from the bench, [only one his second spell however], scoring a total of 60 league goals in the Yellow shirt.

Source: www.watfordfc.com
Good luck Tommy.



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Writer:wfc123
Date:Friday September 4 2009
Time: 3:15PM

Comments

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A few ex-pompey players could learn... This is a proper way to pay respect and thanks to the fans... may be we'll get a cup draw with you and you can all say goodbye in person! Goodluck Watford ... now living just up the M! from you... have always had a soft spot!
jim4pompey
04/09/2009 15:35:00
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******** legend! True proffessional. Williamson should take a leaf out of smudgers book!
Hornet_7
04/09/2009 16:17:00
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Top Man. Hope he gets the opportunity to prove his worth at Pompey.
RFB-gloryhornetboys
05/09/2009 08:40:00
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Footballers have no loyalty anymore.. It's sad but true... Who will be next to jump our sinking ship??
watford1881
07/09/2009 18:36:00
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