UK time is: 23:10:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 22 2011

Time: 2:32PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
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
Report Abuse
22/12/2011 16:12:00

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
Report Abuse
22/12/2011 16:19:00

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
Report Abuse
22/12/2011 23:32:00

Kick off 12 o'clock Noon...
watford1881
Report Abuse
23/12/2011 10:29:00

Cheers 1
ANDY710
Report Abuse
23/12/2011 19:09:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Watford Articles

PREVIEW: Brighton v Watford (Friday April 24 2015)

Cathcart Stunner Puts Watford Top (Saturday April 18 2015)

Stats: Watford v Birmingham City (Saturday April 18 2015)

PREVIEW: Watford v Birmingham (Saturday April 18 2015)

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Watford (Thursday April 16 2015)

PREVIEW: Forest v Watford (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Man In The Middle: Paul Tierney (Monday April 13 2015)

Watford Keep Pressure On Top Two (Saturday April 11 2015)

Stats: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 11 2015)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Watford 45 27 7 11 +41 88
2. Bournemouth 44 24 12 8 +47 84
3. Middlesbrough 45 25 9 11 +31 84
4. Norwich 45 24 11 10 +38 83
5. Ipswich 45 22 12 11 +19 78
6. Derby County 45 21 14 10 +32 77
7. Brentford 45 22 9 14 +16 75

Breaking League News

Bolton : 27/04/2015 21:36:00
RUFC - Head-to-Head v Reading
Rotherham : 27/04/2015 19:44:00
RUFC - Gaffer Plea To Fans
Rotherham : 27/04/2015 19:36:01
RUFC - Evans 'We Note Comments And Dismiss Them'
Rotherham : 27/04/2015 19:32:00
Keogh In PFA Team Of The Year
Derby County : 27/04/2015 19:31:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who can hit a ball harder, Richard Johnson or Daniel Tozser?
Suggested By:  Editor
Johnno 56%
Tozser 44%