UK time is: 14:31:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Boothroyd uses Rat Pack in defence

Hornets gaffer Adrian Boothroyd did it 'his way` in front of the judge ruling on Al Bangura`s Asylum and Immigration tribunal appeal in Hatton Cross yesterday.

The Watford supremo, whose press soundbites are well renouned, told the hearing that deportation back to Sierra Leone would be "professional disaster" for Bangura and compared the midfielders fate to "the equivalent of Frank Sinatra coming over here and not playing Wembley, but playing at Batley Frontier Working Men`s Club in Yorkshire".

Boothroyd added "He`d go there and never be heard of again".

Al Bangura, who has interested Arsenal, was spotted by the Championship leaders playing for Chertsey Town juniors in a local park and is a first team regular for the Hornets.

The 20 year old hard tackling midfielder was forced to flee Sierra Leone for his own safety after being threatened with mutilation by a secret society in Freetown.

Bangura has paid 40% tax on his 6-figure salary since arriving in the UK in 2004, owns his own property and has a child on the way - Does he smell like a burden on UK economy or the social services?

VitalWatford would like to thank The Times, The Guardian and The Daily Mail for their continued coverage of the story. A decision on whether Bangura can remain in the UK is expected in the next 28 days.




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

The Journalist

Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 27 2007

Time: 9:39AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Watford Articles

Watford 2-2 Forest: A Neutral's View (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Hornets Held By Forest (Wednesday October 22 2014)

PREVIEW: Watford v Forest (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Opposing View: Nottingham Forest (Monday October 20 2014)

Watford Cruise To Win At Hillsborough (Saturday October 18 2014)

Stats: Sheffield Wednesday v Watford (Saturday October 18 2014)

McKinlay and Jokanović: Questions (Tuesday October 7 2014)

Watford Held At Home By Brighton (Saturday October 4 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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Watford 4 - 1 Leeds Utd
Watford 1 - 1 Brighton
Watford 3 - 0 Bolton
Sheff Wed 0 - 3 Watford
Norwich 3 - 0 Watford
Charlton 1 - 0 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Derby County 13 7 5 1 +13 26
2. Watford 13 7 4 2 +11 25
3. Middlesbrough 13 7 2 4 +7 23
4. Wolves 13 6 5 2 +5 23
5. Norwich 13 6 4 3 +10 22
6. Forest 13 5 7 1 +9 22
7. Charlton 13 5 7 1 +4 22

Breaking League News

Bolton Fancy Bannan?
» Bolton : 24/10/2014 13:25:00
Stokes For A Million? I Don't Think So!
» Bolton : 24/10/2014 13:24:00
Video: Blues Focus Episode 10
» Birmingham : 24/10/2014 13:15:00
Highlights: Blackburn 1-0 Blues
» Birmingham : 24/10/2014 13:13:00
Blues U21s 1-1 Brentford U21s
» Birmingham : 24/10/2014 13:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who was man of the match against Sheff Wed on Saturday?
Suggested By:  Editor
Sebastien Bassong 9%
Daniel Pudil 13%
Daniel Tozser 6%
Almen Abdi 6%
Matej Vydra 26%
Fernando Forestieri 40%