UK time is: 07:26:10
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Bassini quashes unpaid wage rumours

Watford owner Laurence Bassini has revealed that he will be taking legal action against Sky Sports News over false accusations of unpaid wages.

Sky Sports News yesterday reported that staff wages for May were not paid on time but Bassini has been quick to refute that claim.

The Hornet's owner told The Watford Observer yesterday that this was not the case and has today said he will start legal proceedings against Sky Sports News.

Speaking through The Official Site, Bassini said:

'Despite the media reports, the staff wages were paid at the end of May.

'In view of these inaccurate reports I have today started proceedings against Sky Sports News.'

Speaking earlier in the day to The Watford Observer, Bassini confirmed that he would be looking to sell the club:

"I have been here 14 months and I do not see my daughter at the weekends. I like to do everything with her and she doesn`t like football so that is a massive reason [in deciding to sell]."

Bassini also made it clear that he was not selling through necessity after rumours of a falling out with Andrew Wilson, the representative of Lord Michael Ashcroft.

The club's owner says that it will cost prospective owner Giampaolo Pozzo around 20m to complete a takeover of the club, with just over 7.6m needed to complete the bond repayments and 12m going to Bassini himself, who has pumped between 8m and 10m into the club.




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:Monday June 18 2012

Time: 1:27PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Watford Articles

AFH: Another Week, Another Manager (Wednesday October 1 2014)

Stats: Watford v Brentford (Tuesday September 30 2014)

PREVIEW: Watford v Brentford (Tuesday September 30 2014)

McKinlay Appointed Head Coach (Monday September 29 2014)

Oscar Garcia Resigns (Monday September 29 2014)

Blackburn Come From Behind To Hold Watford (Saturday September 27 2014)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Watford (Saturday September 27 2014)

AFH: New Week, Same Watford (Thursday September 25 2014)

Cathcart Rescues A Point For Hornets (Saturday September 20 2014)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. ANDY710 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Watford 2 - 1 Brentford
Watford 1 - 1 Bournemouth
Watford 4 - 1 Leeds Utd
Watford 3 - 0 Bolton
Norwich 3 - 0 Watford
Charlton 1 - 0 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Norwich 10 6 2 2 +11 20
2. Forest 10 5 5 0 +10 20
3. Watford 10 6 2 2 +8 20
4. Derby County 10 5 4 1 +9 19
5. Ipswich 10 5 3 2 +6 18
6. Charlton 10 4 6 0 +4 18
7. Wolves 10 5 3 2 +3 18

Breaking League News

PWU Latics Podcast - Stairway To Heaven
Wigan : 02/10/2014 06:00:00
Meet The Ref - Wolves v Latics - Andy Davies
Wigan : 02/10/2014 06:00:00
Match Report From Kid's Corner: Wigan v Forest
Forest : 02/10/2014 00:04:00
Bolton : 01/10/2014 23:00:00
Williams Joins Tykes on Loan
Fulham : 01/10/2014 23:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are you happy with the appointment of Oscar Garcia following Beppe Sannino's resignation?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes 44%
No 23%
I don't know 33%