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Bassini showing his true colours



Owner Laurence Bassini has revealed his true colours conintually since Tuesday evening and I for one have no confidence in the man to continue running our football club on any level.

From withdrawing from the fans forum an hour before it started, when, let's face it, 90% of the attendees were there to question a man who continues to remain a complete mystery to us supporters - EIGHT months into his ownership of this football club.

Bassini states a pre-exisiting issue in his 'apology', it could even be mildly serious from what he says, and if this is the case why an earth did he not make his concerns clear sooner?

In his latest drivel to the Watford Observer he says he has been to Vicarage Road once in 11 days and missed both the 'Boro and Brighton games. Fine, health is very important, but out of courtesy would it really hurt to let the event organizers know in advance that you are 'doubtful'.

Since then, Bassini has done nothing other than prove Graham Taylor correct in what he said on Tuesday. Taylor said Bassini 'makes decisions on a whim' and that 'reliability is not his strong point.' Well, in the last 24 hours we've seen three clear examples of Mr Bassini's unreliability and whimsical decision-making.

Whether or not there was ever any truth in the statement that he would 'withdraw the 1m funding' the club needs to survive the next month is debatable, especially off such a quick climb-down.

That threat stinks of a last-ditch attempt to force Taylor out the club having failed to smoke him out with his 'intention to resign'.

The treatment of Taylor has been nothing short of disgraceful and I personally would hold no gripe with Taylor whatsoever if he was to walk away. The man is s pensioner and at this football club, a legend. He should not be forced to dance to Mr Bassini's tune and if he doesn't want to keep helping the club out then he should take Elton John's stance, walk away a legend, and enjoy his retirement.

For the record, I believe Taylor was 100% correct to share his candid thoughts on Mr Bassini at the fans' forum. If he hadn't of we would have still been left naively under the guise that all is fine.

I for one am stating my non-confidence in Mr Bassini, a man who has snaked around this football club in a secretive bordering on hostile manner, showing a lack of respect for it's supporters and legendary chairman.
The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 11 2011

Time: 11:07AM

Your Comments

Here here. Very well written and 100% agree. Due to the complexities with the Bond issue (according to the WO), GT may just take his time and consider how to resign to either WFC's benefit or to discredit Bassini further. Its about time LB realised that GT is God to all WFC supporters and harnessed the trust we all have in GT to the benefit of the club and himself. I just about remember the huge animosity towards then chairman Jim Bonsor (1961) after he singly sold the club hero Cliff Holton to Northampton and for a miserly fee too. It seemed that this was done on a whim too as he thought Cliff too influential at the club. We all hold GT in even greater stead than Cliff H. Be VERY CAREFUL Mr Bassini.
oldyella
How can we (the fans) help get rid... Bums on seats is the only way I see... I don't think I could miss a match that I'm able to attend... Anything we can do will only make the club in a worse position...
watford1881
When old David kohler owned that lot at junction 10, some of their so called fans, would drop matches through his letter box as a warning, he sold up pretty quick. Now I'm not advocating that for one minute, but being as his house is in stanmore a small demo straiten outside his house, might let him know just how the fans feel. There are potential buyers for this club.
ANDY710
Obviously Vital Watford in no way condones any sort of animosity towards Mr Bassini, butttttt, what you people do in your free time is of course down to you ;)
wfc123
 

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