Date: 23rd May 2008 at 2:30pm
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First was the appointment of Boing Boing Mark Ashton as Watford CEO. Next in came former Hawthorns press man Scott Field as the Hornets PR guru.

Now it seems the Hornet board`s obsession with West Brom is a lot deeper than we all first thought with chairman Graham Simpson pointing out the Baggies off field antics as a role model for Watford to aspire to!

Simpson told the official club site “I think you only need to look at West Brom as a good example of how to balance your on-field concerns with those off the pitch. Last season they sold a great deal of talent for some large sums but they invested prudently and wisely and built the squad around some of the existing personnel”.

The Chairman added “They [West Brom] sold their top scorer [Kamara] to Fulham and people will have questioned them but they always believed what they were doing was right for the club – that`s important in our case too”

Hmmm – it all kinda makes the purchase of Nathan Ellington for a ludicrous £3.25m a bit more plausible now doesn`t it!!!!