Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Former signing puts boot into Aidy

Former signing puts boot into Aidy

Adam Griffiths - Aidy Boothroyd`s 3rd signing as Watford boss - has let fly at the quality of the football he endured in England, after returning to ply his trade in the Australian A-League.

Griffiths was picked up by Boothroyd whilst playing for Oostende in the Belgium league, but was released by Watford just 6 months after arriving at Vicarage Road with a handful of reserve outings to his name. But the Aussie centre half insists the style of football played during his time did him no any favours!

The strapping centre half told the Australian press "Playing in the lower leagues in England, it`s route one football and I wasn`t enjoying it…It`s a cut throat industry. If you get injured, like I did, they just bring another player in and move you on".

Whilst Boothroyd will always comment the 6-month deal offered to Griffiths was just 'an extended trial period`, the lofty Australian defender "didn`t come up to expectations" of the Hornets coaching staff and was sent packing to join the likes of Bournemouth and Brentford.

Yet Griffiths reckons he`ll now blossom away from the direct nature of English football as he stars for Newcastle Jets and even has aspirations to earn international caps.

He added "Now I can get back to playing football and, if I concentrate and do well enough, hopefully I`ll end up playing for the Socceroos"

Strewth mate!

Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Monday January 21 2008
Time: 4:35PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Behaviour Rules - Some Initial Reaction

Various rules on what is and isn't acceptable are being rolled out this season in an attempt to reduce 'intolerable behaviour' towards match day officials. What's the initial reaction?

Duo Head To Hillsborough

The expected transfer of Watford duo Almen Abdi and Daniel Pudil to Sheffield Wednesday this summer has tonight been confirmed.

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder

With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following our (again) unsuccessful...

Oulare Heads To SV Zulte Waregem

20 year old striker Obbi Oulare has now completed his expected loan move away from Watford and signed for Belgian side SV Zulte Waregem.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Harry Welch
Editor email
Profile
KDCallanan
no email
Profile
chrisgwfc
no email
Profile
Colin Cowan
no email
Profile
Alex Moore
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gomes10%
Cathcart1%
Prodl1%
Britos1%
Ake1%
Abdi21%
Guedioura2%
Watson1%
Jurado1%
Ighalo3%
Deeney53%
Sub - Paredes1%
Sub - Suarez1%
Sub - Amrabat3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Daniel Smith11