UK time is: 20:11:32
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 6 2008

Time: 7:58PM

Your Comments

Sound s like another case of agent intervention, just like when we were after Jarvis.
God Almighty
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!!
RedSmedDownUnder
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Archived Articles

List All Vital Forest Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Jimmy Gordon 378
2. da fuq 314
3. PVH 272
4. toms 238
5. MarvinsPA 210
6. arthursleftball 198
7. MrsBrownsBoys 177
8. Behind Red Eyes 169
9. PorksOfLTLF 169
10. Hang The DJ 152

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 5 - 2 Forest
Forest 3 - 3 Sheff Wed
Forest 1 - 2 Millwall
Ipswich 1 - 1 Forest
Forest 0 - 1 Charlton
Derby County 5 - 0 Forest

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Ipswich 42 17 13 12 8 64
9. Bournemouth 42 17 11 14 1 62
10. Blackburn 42 15 15 12 3 60
11. Forest 42 14 17 11 4 59
12. Middlesbrough 42 14 16 12 10 58
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 42 13 15 14 -2 54

Breaking League News

DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Derby County - History
» Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:10:00
DRFC Hooper in charge of Derby clash
» Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:09:00
Glovers Recall Foley
» Yeovil : 16/04/2014 19:34:00
Vital Latics Wembley Coach Raffle Winners
» Wigan : 16/04/2014 18:34:00
Midfielder frustrated with red return
» Reading : 16/04/2014 18:01:00
Pompey keen on McCabe loan extension
» Sheff Wed : 16/04/2014 15:52:00
Charlton 1-2 Barnsley
» Charlton : 16/04/2014 13:54:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who would be the right No.2 For Stuart Pearce?
Suggested By:  gedling52
Steve Wigley 9%
Johnny Rotten 5%
Ray Wilkins 22%
Colin Calderwood 5%
Neil Warnock 5%
Colin Cooper 33%
Brian Roy 0%
John McGovern 0%
Brian Laws 16%
A N Other 5%