Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Dr Watford's Casebook - Issue 7

Dr Watford's Casebook - Issue 7
Ok, enough really is enough now Mr Boothroyd.

Dr Watford could just about accept it when the Watford gaffer let it be known that he considers King Marlon to be 'the most dangerous player outside the top flight' (although you have to kinda wonder if West Brom`s Ishmael Miller may have a thing or two to say about that after his showing at the Vic).

I also managed to grin n` bear it when Sir Aidy let the world`s media (ok, the odd hack or 2 in Hertfordshire) know that he thinks Watford playmaker Lee Williamson has all the credentials to become one of the 'best midfielders in the Championship' after an impressive start to the season (despite not being quite in the same class as Charlton`s Andy Reid, WBA`s Zoltan Gera or young Tractor boy Owen Garvan in VitalWatford`s book of playmaker generals).

But hang on a second. When Dr Watford read that the Hornets gaffer had likened the clearly talented but equally unproven Watford striker, Tamas Priskin, to a 'young Zlatan Ibrahamovic in the way he carries himself', well the line was well and truly crossed when it came to tolerating Sir Aidy`s player comparisons in the press.

That would be the same Zlatan Ibrahimovic who`s got a £25m transfer fee slapped on his head would it Aidy? The very same Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has been menace the world over for some of Europe`s footballing giants, including Ajax, Juventus and Inter then huh?

There`s no question that Hungarian international Priskin is indeed 'a big guy with a great touch…and a knack of scoring goals' but come on, surely not even the ardentest of Hungarian U21 supporters with the warmest heart in cold bits of Budapest could justify such a claim… (not even if we offered them a highly coverted club encrested bodywarmer with 'Priskin 17` on the back from the Buzz store as an incentive - we`ve tried!).

Look, the good Doctor is savvy enough to know that it`s all part of Aidy`s plan to install some positive mental attitude in his squad (and trust me, the Watford gaffer has PMA by the sackful). And, yes, I do fully appreciate that Sir Aidy wants to fill his players out with as much self confidence as John Hartson had shoved down the front of his XXL Norwich shirt when we played them the other Tuesday.

And this casebook isn`t about taking a few easy swipes at Priskin or deliberately picking the new kid off the Eastern Block out for some special treatment, No, it`s about Aidy`s willingness to go public with comparisons that make you sit back, ponder and then say 'Blimey, that`s a bit strong!'…

Like the King and Henderson partnership being likened to the 'Cole and Yorke' strikeforce of yesterday after some solid goal getting against Coventry and Norwich.

Like describing on loan Ben Foster as 'potentially the best goalkeeper in the world' despite the fact that he was still wet behind the ears at Championship level and he was still fresh from being 4th choice goalie at Stoke!

But it got the VitalWatford boys thinking about what may be lined up as the next, nicely rounded chapter in Boothroyd's big book of strangely odd player comparisons.

Maybe Jordan Stewart will be dubbed the 'Charlie Chaplin` of the Championship. After all, let`s face it, some of his attempted kung fu-esque clearances from left back have been pure slapstick comedy genius over the last few years…

Or is the recent pairing of Shittu and Mariappa in the middle of the park following in the footsteps of another rock steady duo from yesteryear - Laurel and Hardy…? (though I wouldn`t want to be the one to tell the man mountain centre half that 'that was another fine mess you`ve got us into Danny').

Please don`t get me wrong. Dr Watford certainly isn`t adverse to dishing out the odd bit of praise himself, should praise indeed be due - just ask the rather gorgeous Mrs Dr Watford, who gets showered with compliments each and every day (she most definitely is worth it).

It's just as Glory Hornets fans, we`ve only just recovered from the mocking that came our way after Vialli`s 'Watford are the Man Utd of the Championship' comment.

And I, for one, am not sure we`re quite ready yet for another bite on the behind.


Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Tuesday November 13 2007
Time: 7:26PM

Comments

0
Some classic stuff here! This is great!
Matt_Us
17/11/2007 14:21:00
0
Maybe we could swap Tamas for whole hearted Watford legend Tommy Mooney. At least he show heart & battles for the team (& the fans) I would like to see Tommy join Watford again. (1881)
watford1881
01/04/2008 11:56:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Watford v West Ham - Follow Live On Twitter

Watford are at Vicarage Road with West Ham the visitors today, this will be a 5:30pm kick-off.

Watford FC Injury List Concerns

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Watford FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Vital Preview - Premier League, 25th-27th Feb 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Fresh Concerns Ahead Of West Ham

Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri has been holding his pre West Ham press conference ahead of this weekend's action and he's revealed we do have some fresh injury concerns.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Watford
Write For Vital Watford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford v West Ham United
Suggested By:
Watford win50%
West Ham win50%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 5:30PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 13 2017 8:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football