Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Mackay expecting a hostile reception

Mackay expecting a hostile reception

Former Hornet's boss and current Cardiff City gaffer Malky Mackay has said that he expects a hostile reception on Boxing Day.

The former Watford defender moved to South Wales over the summer after two seasons as manager at Vicarage Road, preceded by four years at the club as a player and coach.

Having also returned to poach many of the club's football staff and exploit a loophole in midfielder Don Cowie's contract, the Scot won't be on everyone's Christmas card list in a few days time.

Speaking to Wales Online, Mackay said:

"It`s understandable that a manager who left of his own accord rather than being sacked is going to get booed.'

Mackay continued: "What I would like to be judged on is my time at Watford as a player, a coach and, more recently, as a manager, although I know that might take time.

"I want to be judged on my team, on the players I had and the way my team played. I`d like to be judged on the way I acted as Watford manager.'

I for one will give Mackay a good reception but this game is bigger than one man and it's more important to keep our good run of form going.



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

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Thursday December 22 2011
Time: 2:32PM

Comments

0
You may be in the minority giving Mackay a good reception judging by comments on other boards. I don't think i'll bother giving any reception to Malky, we have moved on and so has he. This is another game where the focus must be on Dyche and our players getting something from it. I do applaud the work Malky did as a player, coach and manager here, but the way he left just after signing a new contract and the fact he pursued our staff, players and transfer targets after he left, leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. For me, a manager leaving the way Malky did (on his own terms) should leave a legacy to show he improved the club. Thanks to his pursuit of our playing and non-playing staff, Sean Dyche picked up a club in not as a good shape as the one Malky inherited from Brendan Rogers.
chriswfc
22/12/2011 16:12:00
0
Completely valid points. 'Good reception' might be the wrong way of phrasing it. I won't be there clapping him, but I won't boo him either.
wfc123
22/12/2011 16:19:00
0
Graham Taylor always got a good reception when he came back and Malky you would have done if you had conducted your self with dignity, but being the arrogant asshole you are, I won't even waste my energy on you. Good valid points Chris, boys, what time is kick off?
ANDY710
22/12/2011 23:32:00
0
Kick off 12 o'clock Noon...
watford1881
23/12/2011 10:29:00
0
Cheers 1
ANDY710
23/12/2011 19:09:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Vital View - Tottenham 1-0 Watford

The wait for a win over Tottenham goes on for Watford with a second half goal earning Spurs a one-nil win that took them up to second at that stage behind leaders Leicester.

Stats: Spurs v Watford

All the stats from Spurs (1) vs (0) Watford, White Hart Lane, 6/2/16 Att: 35,997

Trio Talk Chelsea Point

Head coach Quique Sanchez Flores, Sebastien Prodl and Jose Holebas have all given their thoughts following Wednesday's evenings fantastic Chelsea point.

Vital Pre-Match - Tottenham v Watford

A good point against Chelsea in midweek is something Watford look to build on against a title chasing Tottenham side with Spurs sitting just five-points off leaders Leicester.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Harry Welch
Profile
KDCallanan
Profile
chrisgwfc
Profile
Colin Cowan
Profile
Alex Moore
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Spurs MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gomes83%
Nyom4%
Cathcart0%
Britos0%
Ake9%
Suarez0%
Watson0%
Abdi0%
Capoue0%
Jurado0%
Ighalo0%
Sub - Behrami0%
Sub - Deeney0%
Sub - Prodl4%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Leeds United (H)
FA Cup
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 8:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 5:30PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.David Allen1