UK time is: 01:51:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Jay Jay - The Yanks 'OK'!!

Following his strange half-time withdrawal at Loftus Road on Saturday, the reason behind Jay DeMerit`s replacement has come out today.

The American international was withdrawn at half-time despite there being no real sign of him struggling. However it has emerged that Aidy Boothroyd was simply not taking a chance on his star defender`s fitness.

'He took a very nasty blow to the calf, a six-studded present from Wales,' Boothroyd told the club's official website.

'He was struggling to make the game, but got through it because that's the type of guy he is.

'He just started to cramp up in the second half when he came out early, so I thought it best not to risk him as we need him fit for a longer period.'


Aidy Junior [Mariappa] took over the centre half duties on Saturday, after his obscure appearance in central midfield in the Welsh capital last Wednesday. It is not yet known whether DeMerit will be fit for Saturday`s visit of Blackpool so Mariappa could well feature again.

Mr Bodell says:

'Why risk a player who evidently took such a severe blow a few days prior? In the event it didn't matter, Mariappa was sound and Demerit also.'

Interview Source: Sky Sports News




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.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: wfc123 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 25 2007

Time: 12:52PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Watford Articles

10 Man Watford Win At Reading (Saturday December 20 2014)

Stats: Reading v Watford (Saturday December 20 2014)

Reading v Watford: Team Line-Ups (Saturday December 20 2014)

PREVIEW: Reading v Watford (Saturday December 20 2014)

Anya Previews Reading Clash (Friday December 19 2014)

Bournemouth Fixture Selected For TV (Friday December 19 2014)

Hornets and Cherries Clash To Be Televised (Thursday December 18 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
Reading 0 - 1 Watford
Watford 2 - 1 Wigan
Fulham 0 - 5 Watford
Watford 0 - 1 Cardiff
Watford 1 - 2 Derby County
Ipswich 1 - 0 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Brentford 22 12 4 6 8 40
4. Middlesbrough 22 11 6 5 18 39
5. Derby County 22 11 6 5 17 39
6. Watford 22 11 5 6 16 38
7. Norwich 22 9 7 6 11 34
8. Blackburn 22 9 7 6 3 34
9. Forest 22 7 10 5 5 31

Breaking League News

Worst yet admits Karanka
Middlesbrough : 20/12/2014 23:15:00
Boro slip against rivals
Middlesbrough : 20/12/2014 23:06:00
RUFC - Evans 'It Was Always Going To Be Big Game'
Rotherham : 20/12/2014 21:52:00
RUFC - Evans 'Tom Was Stunning Today'
Rotherham : 20/12/2014 21:49:00
RUFC - Evans 'It's A Pleasure To Watch This Team'
Rotherham : 20/12/2014 21:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who would you start in goal against Reading?
Suggested By:  Harry
Gomes 50%
Bond 50%