Date: 1st December 2008 at 5:26pm
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Departing Watford chairman has issued his “sincere apologies” for any mistakes he has made during his 6 year reign at the helm of the Hornets board.

Simpson quit with immediate effect at today`s emergency general meeting at Vicarage Road but insisted “I have always done – and that`s the most important thing for me – the very best, or what I believe to be, the best for the club?”

The Hornets board have been the subject of heavy criticism of late with Simpson taking a whole host of flack from just about every quarter with all things financial under the spotlight and fans screaming ‘Show me the money` from the stands.

He has publicly stated his desire for a takeover for the last 12 months but declared “?if I have made mistakes I sincerely apologise…Nobody gets it right all the time and I sincerely apologise to anyone who I may have offended by doing the wrong thing”.

Jimmy and Vince Russo – known affectionately as the Salad Brothers by some sections of the Watford support – are expected to now make a formal bid for ownership but time will only tell if actions speak louder than words.