UK time is: 05:25:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Ugly Betty but Boothroyd ain't bored

Aidy Boothroyd was quick to confirm he`d rather take efficiency over style any day after seeing his Watford troops return to the top of the Championship tree with a 2-1 away win at Ipswich.

The Hornets gaffer told the national media "Ipswich`s home record is incredible and if we [Watford] had come here and gone toe to toe with them we would have been beaten. That was never gonna happen. We are in the business of winning - We play to our strengths. Efficiency comes first and style follows".

He added 'People will say boring Watford again. But it was a fair result."

Indeed they did and indeed it was.

Even Tractor Boys boss admitted his side had played second fiddle to Boothroyd`s effective Hornets "The better team won. I thought they came here and did a real professional job on us. They didn`t let us play. We were second best all game".

But whilst the catcalls across the Sunday papers point towards Watford winning ugly, Boothroyd insisted he isn`t concerned by his sides output as long as 3 points are in the bag.

He said 'In terms of winning this was a ten out of ten effort. In terms of style, it was probably a 5 out of 10"

And here at VitalWatford we`ll give the gaffer a nice fat juicy 8 out of 10 for his honesty - we can`t say fairer than that.




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:Sunday February 10 2008

Time: 6:22PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
We won 'ugly' at Bolton, who cares. See you next season.
storagematt
Report Abuse
11/02/2008 16:17:00

but to say , it wasnt as bad as any other game before we had bought in the new players, we would usually do the booting game but we have been working on the passing game, especially within our midfield
jameskench
Report Abuse
11/02/2008 21:35:00

We have some good ball players waiting in the wings as well - Williams is one of the best playmakers in this league and he has been out injured for the last 9 months...
DrWatford
Report Abuse
12/02/2008 17:28:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Watford Articles

Last Gasp Winner Sinks Watford (Saturday March 21 2015)

Stats: Watford v Ipswich Town (Saturday March 21 2015)

PREVIEW: Watford v Ipswich (Saturday March 21 2015)

Man In The Middle: Andy D'Urso (Thursday March 19 2015)

Done Deal: Hornets Snap Up Connolly (Thursday March 19 2015)

Deeney Double Sends Watford Top (Tuesday March 17 2015)

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Watford (Tuesday March 17 2015)

PREVIEW: Wigan v Watford (Tuesday March 17 2015)

Man In The Middle: David Coote (Monday March 16 2015)

Watford Put Four Past Reading (Saturday March 14 2015)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bournemouth 39 21 10 8 +42 73
2. Watford 39 22 6 11 +32 72
3. Middlesbrough 39 21 9 9 +29 72
4. Norwich 39 20 10 9 +33 70
5. Derby County 39 19 10 10 +26 67
6. Ipswich 39 19 10 10 +16 67
7. Brentford 39 20 6 13 +12 66

Breaking League News

Harris - Youth Is Millwall's Future
Millwall : 28/03/2015 21:43:01
McClaren - Change Our Momentum
Derby County : 28/03/2015 21:36:01
Madine Not Ruling Out Blackpool Stay
Blackpool : 28/03/2015 21:23:01
Clark - Cubero's Ready To Make An Impact
Blackpool : 28/03/2015 21:15:01
LUFC Cook wins first cap in England win
Leeds Utd : 28/03/2015 19:19:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who can hit a ball harder, Richard Johnson or Daniel Tozser?
Suggested By:  Editor
Johnno 62%
Tozser 38%