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There's Only One Greedy Ben Watson!

Apparently the deal to bring Crystal Palace midfielder Ben Watson to the City Ground was all but done and dusted and that all was left to do was sort out the nitty gritty regarding his personal terms.

Watson had been transfer listed, due to his demands, wanting away and failure to sign a new deal at Palace and hasn't figured in a single game this season for the Londoners. With that in mind, you'd think he was eager to join a new club and continue with his career, whether at Forest or elsewhere. Sadly though, it seems that is not the case.

Although Watson is undoubtedly a gifted player and surely destined to play in the Premiership before long, it appears his ego is a little overinflated at present. According to the Nottingham Evening Post, Watson is on on £4,000 a week at Palace and he along with his agent were trying to broker a deal to bag the player £15,000 a week at Forest.

It now looks with the deal having bit the dust, that Watson has been left high and dry. He is now at a club he doesn't want to play for and has paid the price for trying to play one club off against the other. Because the greedy Watson has gone on record as saying his prefered club was QPR and he and his agent knew they were also in the running for his services, they obviously hoped a bidding war would develop between the two clubs. QPR pulled out of the deal before it got to that stage and Watson was left to try and haggle as much as he could from the Reds'.

I suppose we have to begrudgingly congratulate NFFC for sticking to their guns on their wage policy and for not being held to ransome, but if you want the best you have to pay. There's a fine line between success and failure and ambition. Although the club have often been criticised for not showing enough ambition in the past, it maybe the case in this instance, that they were right to stick with the wage policy they now have in place.

It will be interesting to see if Watson regains his place in the Palace side and whether it will be before our meeting at Selhurst Park later this month. One thing that's for certain, is you will definitely hear the chants of 'there's only one greedy Watson.' Except the Forest faithful may change his surname for a more appropriate word.





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Date:Saturday September 6 2008

Time: 7:58PM

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Sound s like another case of agent intervention, just like when we were after Jarvis.
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06/09/2008 23:02:00

The greedy git can rot in Palaces stiffs for me!! We don't want to become a Leeds by paying wages we can't sustain. It's one thing to have ambition, quite another to bankrupt yourself trying to acheive it!!
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