Date: 2nd May 2008 at 9:40am
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Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd has been given a dreaded vote of confidence by club chairman Graham Simpson ahead of the Hornets ‘make or break` clash with Blackpool.

Self acclaimed Hornets fanatic Simpson (who even took up a seat in the heart of the Hornets home support during the quite awful 2-0 defeat to Palace) told the Watford Observer “I appointed Aidy Boothroyd and I stand by him. I believe in loyalty and sticking by people”

The Hornets boss has been the subject of fans calling for his head after a run of 1 win in 13 games but despite Watford fearful of falling out of the play-offs on the last day of the season, Simpson insisted “I, and the board, are going to support Aidy. He has tremendous ability and is an exceptional talent”.