UK time is: 20:53:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Graham Taylor on relegation

'It may seem strange to say it bearing in mind Watford's position, but West Ham's Alan Curbishley has the biggest problem of the three managers.

'He is at a club that expects to be in the top six and he is the one that has spent the money.

'West Ham have really gone for it in spending on fees and salaries and, after 16 years of over-achieving at Charlton, the accusation now is that Alan doesn't know how to spend. Until his team start winning there will be criticism of him.

'The main thing for a manager, especially in the modern game with all the cameras on you, is your body language, and not just in matches.

'If you're seen to have the whole world on your shoulders, you're snapping and you don't look positive, players will pick up on it and read your mood in training.

'You have to make sure you're mentally strong and in control all the time. It's not easy, but you have to be in control of yourself before you can expect to be in control of your players.

'Every day someone will want an interview, a quote, they will focus on the position you're in, the next game, the relegation battle as a whole. There's only so much you can say and you can get cheesed off.

'All three men have to try to rise above that.

'Watford's Aidy Boothroyd is by nature a positive person, but he's only in his second season, this is his first experience of a relegation battle and he needs to learn to find the balance.

'Alan Pardew at Charlton is bright, confident and handles himself very well and has started to pick out the crucial games, of which these ones coming are vital.

'And then there is Curbishley.

'He has tremendous experience, but he also has the hardest job in maintaining confidence, belief and body language after that spending spree.'




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:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 9 2007

Time: 2:47PM

Your Comments

Watford have the biggest problem as they are as good as down, don't spend don't stay up
cyjax
Not as simple as that, hard to spend the money we have cos not many Premiership players would come to us. Its almost as if you want to spend it but you cant.
WFG
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Stats: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 12 2014)

Millwall v Watford starting XIs (Saturday April 12 2014)

Preview: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 12 2014)

Stats: Watford v Leeds Utd (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Preview: Watford v Leeds United (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Opposing View: Leeds United (Monday April 7 2014)

Archived 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. KDCallanan 6
2. ANDY710 3

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Millwall 2 - 2 Watford
Watford 3 - 0 Leeds Utd
Watford 1 - 1 Burnley
Sheff Wed 1 - 4 Watford
Watford 3 - 3 Blackburn
Wigan 2 - 1 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Blackburn 42 15 15 12 3 60
11. Forest 42 14 17 11 4 59
12. Middlesbrough 42 14 16 12 10 58
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 42 13 15 14 -2 54
15. Sheff Wed 42 12 14 16 0 50
16. Leeds Utd 42 14 8 20 -9 50

Breaking League News

LUFC Barnsley v Leeds United - History
Leeds Utd : 16/04/2014 20:36:00
Former loanee a free agent following City exit
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:28:00
DRFC Young striker returns to Rovers
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:17:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Derby County - History
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:10:00
DRFC Hooper in charge of Derby clash
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:09:00
Glovers Recall Foley
Yeovil : 16/04/2014 19:34:00
Vital Latics Wembley Coach Raffle Winners
Wigan : 16/04/2014 18:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should Stuart Attwell have refereed the Burnley game?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes 34%
No 66%