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GT: 'There must be something malicious about them'

GT: 'There must be something malicious about them'

New interim Chairman Graham Taylor has tonight spoken to Sky Sports News and issued a stinging attack in the directon of his predecessor, Jimmy Russo.

The Watford legend has expressed his dismay and surprise at the Russo's rejection of Michael Ashcroft's rescue package:

'The Russos have decided to put the club into administration and will not accept an offer which is on the table,' he told Sky Sports News.

'If they accepted that they would be paid back in three to four weeks' time, I am at a loss to know why they are taking this course of action.

'I am starting to feel that there must be something malicious about them, they are putting the whole club at risk and this is unnecessary, this could be prevented - we have a situation available to us that would stop us going into administration and the Russos are refusing to accept this, why? We cannot get an answer.

'You have to think why? Does he see it as a chance where he can then come in and buy it back?

'This is the man that has been saying in the last eight to nine months he has the love of Watford, the heart of Watford, that he represents the fans - he has been saying all these things but he is now willing to put the club into administration when there is an alternative to that.'

The administrators will be called in as early as 8am tomorrow morning according to Sky Sports News and administration will be confirmed by Tuesday.

Taylor went on to confirm that he has spoken to ex-Chairman Sir Elton John and is keeping the music legend in the loop with regards to developments:

'I have spoken to Sir Elton John - and he is at a loss as to why this is happening,' Taylor continued.

'I have been in touch with Elton and he himself is more than disturbed the Russos are taking this action.'

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

Date:Thursday December 17 2009
Time: 8:42PM


Elton, buy the club back and let's get someone who actally loves the club running it again. Get rid of the main problems at the Vic - Ashdown, Simpson and the salad boys. Elton as owner, GT as chairman and Malky as team boss - sounds like a dream team to me!
17/12/2009 21:55:00
Elton can certainly afford it......£10m is a drop in the ocean to him...he probably pays more for hair care!
Our Kids Dad
18/12/2009 10:17:00
Can not blame ~Elton for not wanting to get involved again, The fact that he tried to raise a share issue to build the Rous Stand, he paid for most of it himself, which was a hue amount of money back then.
18/12/2009 10:52:00
Why is it that Russo wants a meeting and yet GT says they can only get to speak with R's representitive? something is really a miss here.
18/12/2009 10:55:00
Agree that Elton shouldn't have to help us out. And agree with you Andy, it's a petty power battle and neither side want's to help the other for the common cause of WFC.
18/12/2009 14:42:00
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