Date: 20th August 2008 at 2:23pm
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2 weeks are indeed a long time in footballing circles!

Just ask Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd who has gone from being firm favourite to be first in the Championship sack race to now being placed as a rank outsider for the managerial guillotine?.in just over 2 weeks.

That`s right folks. The quite fantastic Oddschecker site stats have revealed that the Hornets gaffer was joint favourite (with Charlton`s Alan Pardew) at 5-1 to be first for the chop this season just days before the start of the season

(and after witnessing that quite awful pre-season performance at Barnet, even with the odds stacked heavily against the Hornets boss, it was well worth a flutter).

Now – just 3 games and 3 clean sheets in – Boothroyd has seen his odds drift out to the 25-1 mark with online bookies, who now fancy Southampton`s Dutch master Jan Poorvliet to be quick off the block to receive his P45 first?.

?with the Not So Super Hoops` Ian Dowie running in a close second.