Tagged: Watford

Watford’s Big Picture Problems 16

Watford’s Big Picture Problems

The take-over of an English football club by the owner of an Italian club passed somewhat quietly on account of the European Championships but, as Paul Grech, writes Watfords tie-in with Udinese owner Giampaolo...

Watford FC: Laurence Bassini Is Unwell 7

Watford FC: Laurence Bassini Is Unwell

 I was still researching Watford owner Laurence Bassini’s last no-show at a fans’ forum when the headline “Watford owner to face fans’ Q&A” appeared on the BBC Football website’s homepage. By the time...

Odd Goings-On At Blackburn And Watford 5

Odd Goings-On At Blackburn And Watford

There was a rumour circulating recently that Watford Football Club were in takeover negotiations with someone who had neither changed his name nor had a troubled business and financial background. These were quickly dismissed...

2010: A Football Financial Review 4

2010: A Football Financial Review

You could frame it. If you wanted a short, pithy representation of all that has been wrong with football finance in 2010, you could do no better than quote a Plymouth Argyle fan known...

Match Of The Week: Derby County 4-1 Watford 5

Match Of The Week: Derby County 4-1 Watford

What, one wonders, were the expectations of Derby County supporters upon the appointment of Nigel Clough in December 2008? Easy though it is to try and draw comparisons twixt father and son, Nigel has...

Watford Football Club: Safe, For 364 Days 4

Watford Football Club: Safe, For 364 Days

While much focus has been on the foot of the Premier League, with the continuing financial travails of relegated Hull and Portsmouth and damn-near relegated West Ham, the foot of the Championship has seen...

The Value Of Shareholder Democracy At Rangers & Watford 12

The Value Of Shareholder Democracy At Rangers & Watford

Both Watford and Rangers have had disagreements at boardroom level over the last couple of weeks. Mark Murphy has been looking at both clubs, and arrives at the conclusion that under all of the smart talk, no-one – not even those directly involved – knows exactly what is going on.

Watford’s Financial Gap – Finding A Way To Bridge It 8

Watford’s Financial Gap – Finding A Way To Bridge It

Watford are in financial trouble, but they should be able to find £5m from Elton John or Lord Ashcroft even if they are currently being run by two brothers that supply salad to supermarkets, shouldn’t they? Mark Murphy is less than convinced, and reports on yet another cautionary tale from the Football League.

Agents: Worth More Than Crystal Palace And Watford? 10

Agents: Worth More Than Crystal Palace And Watford?

Crystal Palace and Watford are the two latest clubs to have made somewhat worrying news about their financial viability over the last few days or so, and it all jars a bit when compared with the £70m that the Premier League spent on agents’ fees over the last twelve months or so.

Six FA Cup Semi-Finals 3

Six FA Cup Semi-Finals

It seems almost difficult to believe in this day and age, but there was a time that FA Cup semi-finals mattered. Getting to Wembley was an end to itself. The big day out and...