Date: 1st October 2008 at 5:27pm
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Rocket Man, Elton John, is very much the ‘man in the know’ when it comes to all things Watford having dragged the Hornets through some of their most dramatic years as chairman – and shed the odd tear or 2 along the way 9Wembley ’84 anyone?).

So, when Elton speaks out, you’d be a fool not to listen.

Today, the popstar has launched an scathing inquest on the current Watford board (headed up by Graham Simpson, pictured) who’ve been losing money faster than West Ham’s Matthew Etherington in his local Ladbrokes.

“The chairman and leading shareholders have made it clear that they wish to sell the club, and this comes despite a profit of nearly £8million having been made last year,” said the singer in a statement published across the interweb today.

“Voices other than my own have already asked the question of what has happened to the money from the sale of some of our best players and the parachute payments.”


Elton went on to give the current directors an strict vote of ‘no confidence’, insisting a lack of change could spell ‘goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ :

“However, it is clear that the playing staff has been left threadbare after the sale of leading players over the last year or so, and even now I understand that there are still plans for further player sales in January.”

“More than anything else, confidence must be brought back to the playing staff and a real sense that there is a future at the club. If the directors do not have that optimism then they should go.”


What are the chances of us seeing Elton in the directors box anytime time soon after todays outburst?!