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Simpson speaks out

After five years in the job, Graham Simpson can finally look back on his tenure as chairman and admit he has been a success.

Since taking over the job in 2002, with the club in crippling debts - thanks Luca, Simpson has been a major factor in the Hornets revival.

On the field events have helped too, the three cup Semi's in five years have been huge financial boosts, as has promotion, (here's to another this year!) but Simpson and his board have been pivotal in the revival of Watford.

Speaking to the Watford Observer last Friday, Simpson did however admit, with the club's best interest's at heart, he might agree to sell up:

'Nobody quite understands the magnitude of what you are taking on as chairman.

'You have to have a strong energy level and a commitment. I'm no spring chicken. Sometimes I was wanting to do an 18-hour day and my body would only allow me to do a 12 or 14-hour day.

'I used to come home to my wife and kids and they would ask me why I was doing this.

'But it's a passion and I have to do it.'


Simpson officially celebrated his fifth year at the helm of the club in Watford's 1-1 draw at home to Blackpool. Since then the disturbing news has broken.

For my view on it all, click here: 'Midweek Memoirs No. 11'

Should Graham leave the club in the near future, I for one would like to thank him for his ENERMOUS contribution to the club in the last 5 years...

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Date:Wednesday October 17 2007

Time: 1:23PM

 

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