Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Wycombe praise for Watford board

Wycombe praise for Watford board

League One Wycombe Wanderers have heaped praise on the Watford board, and more importantly, Hornets head honcho Jimmy Russo, following the whole Mike Williamson fiasco.

The Chairboy`s charismatic owner, Steve Hayes, has hailed lil` Jimmy as the ultimate professional - "a top businessman" and "an absolute pleasure to deal with" - insisting he`s a breath of fresh air compared to some league chairman he`s had to deal with.

… well, he would do - he`s just pocketed a cool £475k from a sell-on clause, thanks to the Hornets shrewd negotiations with Portsmouth for the former Wycombe centre back.

Hayes told the 'fficial Wanderers site "It`s great to deal with top professionals like Jimmy [and Cardiff chairman Peter Risdale] because I have dealt with other chairman in the past who were nothing like as professional".

Wycombe`s owner even added that the new open, honest Watford board`s approach is much appreciated, stressing "Jimmy Russo was superb all the way through the Mike Williamson deal. He kept us informed every step of the way…".

Compare this to the experience of the Brentford board, who - despite seeing their former defender Michael Turner, move on in a multi, multi million pound move - have been left in the dark by Hull over the sell-on fees that have a right to.

Lil` Jimmy, who was also praised "as first class", should take massive heart from this well deserved, well timed praise from Adams Park.

It`s not been an easy time for the Hornets head honcho - forced to wash his dirty laundry with Reading in public, manage the ever-so empty club coffers and make some big, big decisions which were never going to be overly popular with the Vicarage Road failthful.

Still, at least it seems the days of boardroom battles, bullying in transfer dealings with lower league clubs, a war of words with the local rag and spin, spin, spin are well gone.







*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

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

Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Monday September 7 2009
Time: 1:43PM

Comments

0
I just wish he had more dosh... Salads are the new Big Mac..
watford1881
07/09/2009 16:24:00
0
"Just like Peter Risdale"!
RFB-gloryhornetboys
07/09/2009 23:17:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

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