Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Ex-Hornets on the move

Ex-Hornets on the move

It`s been a busy fortnight for ex-Hornet`s with two tying up contracts with new clubs and another reportedly stuck in the middle of a three-way tussle with clubs from all corners of the globe.

The most obvious and of course controversial of course has been the permanent transfer of former Hornet`s goal-getter Marlon King to Coventry City, linking up of course with former gaffer, Aidy Boothroyd at the Ricoh. Unless you`ve been hidden under a rock for the past year, you`ll be well versed in the plight of old King Marlon, who has been training with the Sky Blues for the past few weeks and after months of speculation the 30 year-old former Jamaica international has put pen-to-paper on a contract with the Midlanders.

King`s initial stay at the Ricoh will be for nine months though if he re-captures the form he showed under Boothroyd at the Vic` it`ll be no surprise to see the former Wigan, Barnet, Forest and Gillingham hitman extend his deal.

Another former striker on the move recently, was Theo Robinson. The one-time 'prospect` has joined yet another former Hornet in Kenny Jackett in South London, after agreeing an 'emergency-loan` deal with Millwall. The pacey forward left the Hornet`s last summer in a deal worth around 275k to join League One high-fliers Huddersfield Town. However the former Southend and Hereford loanee found himself behind Lee Novak and Jordan Rhodes this season so has made the step back up to the Championship on a temporary basis. Just in time to debut against Watford on Saturday, naturally.

Finally, it`s the strange case of former skipper and USA international, Jay DeMerit, stuck in the middle of a continental tug of war for his services, apparently. The former Northwood and Chicago Fire centre-half, having spent the Summer on World Cup duty with the States, is wanted by Steve McClaren at Wolfsburg. Apparently. He`s also wanted by David Moyes at Everton. Apparently. More realistically however, The Vancouver Whitecaps are currently negotiating a deal with the free agent according to American sports new outlet, Soccer Fanhouse.

Whether Jay can really do a job in the Premier League after his performances of the last two years, and whether indeed there is even a shred of truth in the fact DeMerit could be joining Everton`s deep defensive ranks remains to be seen. The likelihood of a move to the Bundesliga is only marginally less far-fetched, but with McClaren`s men having only recorded their first win of the season last week, perhaps the 30 year-old is the answer to a leaky defence? Jay himself had mooted the idea of moving abroad but a deal back home seems most likely for the Wisconsin-born defender.

Vital Watford is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

Vital Watford on: facebook

Vital Watford on: twitter

Join Vital Watford

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



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

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Thursday September 23 2010
Time: 6:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Watford Articles

Silva Cites Watford Ambition

New head coach Marco Silva has said that the ambitions of Watford attracted him to the role as he signed on for the next two years.

Watford Appoint Marco Silva

Watford today appointed former Hull City manager Marco Silva to the position as manager.

Watford Hold Silva Talks?

With Hull City head coach Marco Silva resigning earlier in the week, Watford were initially one of the clubs linked with him.

A Watford perspective - Head Coach Hunt

With the club looking for it`s ninth head coach since the Pozzo family took over in 2012. It would seem to be a poison chalice for most potential head coaches.

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)

Manchester City MotM
Suggested By:
Gomes26%
Janmaat0%
Behrami0%
Holebas3%
Amrabat0%
Cleverley0%
Doucoure0%
Capoue3%
Mason46%
Niang0%
Okaka16%
Sub - Eleftheriou0%
Sub - Deeney3%
Sub - Pereira3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.mikedrury1
2.Gary Pine1
Write for Vital Football