Ex-Watford FC owner Laurence Bassini loses High Court battle with the Russo brothers

Watford Observer: Laurence Bassini. Picture: Pippa Douglas Laurence Bassini. Picture: Pippa Douglas

Ex-Watford FC owner Laurence Bassini has lost his High Court battle with the club's former directors, the Russo brothers, who claimed they were owed more than £3.6million.

Mr Bassini has this morning been told he must pay back the two sums of £3.5million and £135,000.

The Stanmore businessman also needs to pay the Russo brothers £568,000 in interest and £266,000 in costs.

Mr Bassini's freezing injunction on his assets has been extended and he has been told he will not be allowed to appeal the decision.

More to follow.

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11:12am Tue 25 Mar 14

Ian R says...

Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?
Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal? Ian R
  • Score: 19

11:14am Tue 25 Mar 14

Buford T Justice says...

Time to sell the Bentley you obnoxious little man. What goes around comes around!! Great news. Ps lovely photo!
Time to sell the Bentley you obnoxious little man. What goes around comes around!! Great news. Ps lovely photo! Buford T Justice
  • Score: 34

11:16am Tue 25 Mar 14

andyhooked says...

High Court decision. Can't wait for the full details and I can't imagine Baz having the money to go to the Supreme Court. Now for WFC vs Baz and I hope our appeal goes in the same direction.
High Court decision. Can't wait for the full details and I can't imagine Baz having the money to go to the Supreme Court. Now for WFC vs Baz and I hope our appeal goes in the same direction. andyhooked
  • Score: 24

11:21am Tue 25 Mar 14

jsjf1979 says...

Good!
Good! jsjf1979
  • Score: 20

11:22am Tue 25 Mar 14

Stewbyhorn1 says...

Lol that has brightened my day, that crook rolled into town wanting to rip us off and the Russos and it's come back to bite him on the arse, what goes around comes around.
Have a nice day Baz!!!!
Lol that has brightened my day, that crook rolled into town wanting to rip us off and the Russos and it's come back to bite him on the arse, what goes around comes around. Have a nice day Baz!!!! Stewbyhorn1
  • Score: 25

11:23am Tue 25 Mar 14

Maclanx says...

Looks like he'll be declared bankrupt again!
Looks like he'll be declared bankrupt again! Maclanx
  • Score: 26

11:24am Tue 25 Mar 14

Boosey says...

Feels like a promotion, brilliant news!
Feels like a promotion, brilliant news! Boosey
  • Score: 22

11:24am Tue 25 Mar 14

Dino1982 says...

Great!!!!!! Nasty man!
Great!!!!!! Nasty man! Dino1982
  • Score: 22

11:29am Tue 25 Mar 14

matey_from_brighton says...

Wonderful news. Puts into perspective how lucky we were to get new owners when we did. We could be battling it out with Portsmouth at the bottom of the league if that piece of sh*te had stayed much longer
Wonderful news. Puts into perspective how lucky we were to get new owners when we did. We could be battling it out with Portsmouth at the bottom of the league if that piece of sh*te had stayed much longer matey_from_brighton
  • Score: 26

11:32am Tue 25 Mar 14

Ramageland says...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Won't be phoning the Wobby to gloat over this one I suspect!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Won't be phoning the Wobby to gloat over this one I suspect! Ramageland
  • Score: 27

11:34am Tue 25 Mar 14

sueinspain says...

Ian R. The report says he cannot appeal the decision!! I don´t know how final that is!
But bankruptcy again now seems probable!!

SHAME!!
Ian R. The report says he cannot appeal the decision!! I don´t know how final that is! But bankruptcy again now seems probable!! SHAME!! sueinspain
  • Score: 22

11:39am Tue 25 Mar 14

John Dowdle says...

I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009.
See http://www.corporate
watch.org.uk/?lid=36
60 for further details.
The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned.
Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process.
Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything.
I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009. See http://www.corporate watch.org.uk/?lid=36 60 for further details. The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned. Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process. Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything. John Dowdle
  • Score: 7

11:54am Tue 25 Mar 14

WanderingDynamo says...

Larry who?
Larry who? WanderingDynamo
  • Score: 0

11:58am Tue 25 Mar 14

andyandyandy says...

Any one still got his phone number? It was put out a while back. I'm sure a few people would love to give him a bell and cheer him up. If not on here maybe put it on Facebook..
Any one still got his phone number? It was put out a while back. I'm sure a few people would love to give him a bell and cheer him up. If not on here maybe put it on Facebook.. andyandyandy
  • Score: 11

12:07pm Tue 25 Mar 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

You keep tipping that red hat Bassini you clown.
Doubt he has anything like this amount (of his own) money so another bankruptcy file Bazzo?
You keep tipping that red hat Bassini you clown. Doubt he has anything like this amount (of his own) money so another bankruptcy file Bazzo? The BestTrip2011
  • Score: 5

12:07pm Tue 25 Mar 14

ramage1996 says...

andyandyandy wrote:
Any one still got his phone number? It was put out a while back. I'm sure a few people would love to give him a bell and cheer him up. If not on here maybe put it on Facebook..
As Baz texted Frank Smith repeatedly when we missed out on promotion taking the ****, maybe Frank should send Baz a text back?

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http://www.watfordob
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[quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: Any one still got his phone number? It was put out a while back. I'm sure a few people would love to give him a bell and cheer him up. If not on here maybe put it on Facebook..[/p][/quote]As Baz texted Frank Smith repeatedly when we missed out on promotion taking the ****, maybe Frank should send Baz a text back? http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/teams/watford/1008 4395/Watfords-former -owner-Laurence-Bass ini-gloats-over-club s-Championship-play- off-defeat-to-Crysta l-Palace.html http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/sport/1 0446064.Bassini_send s_gloating_texts_fol lowing_Watford_defea t/ ramage1996
  • Score: 10

12:11pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Maclanx wrote:
Looks like he'll be declared bankrupt again!
only to rise like a phoenix from the ashes as Baszseeni soon......
[quote][p][bold]Maclanx[/bold] wrote: Looks like he'll be declared bankrupt again![/p][/quote]only to rise like a phoenix from the ashes as Baszseeni soon...... Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 4

12:14pm Tue 25 Mar 14

not a regular says...

Not a bad investment for the Russos, 5% yoy interest and the chance to send the cummy scunt into bankruptcy. Wouldn't mind that right now.
Not a bad investment for the Russos, 5% yoy interest and the chance to send the cummy scunt into bankruptcy. Wouldn't mind that right now. not a regular
  • Score: 2

12:14pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

andyhooked wrote:
High Court decision. Can't wait for the full details and I can't imagine Baz having the money to go to the Supreme Court. Now for WFC vs Baz and I hope our appeal goes in the same direction.
though presumably he wont have enough money to pay any losses anyway - still, will be good to see him out on the streets !!
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: High Court decision. Can't wait for the full details and I can't imagine Baz having the money to go to the Supreme Court. Now for WFC vs Baz and I hope our appeal goes in the same direction.[/p][/quote]though presumably he wont have enough money to pay any losses anyway - still, will be good to see him out on the streets !! Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 7

12:16pm Tue 25 Mar 14

strummerjoe says...

I just hope his assets don't cover the amount owed and that the Russos are seriously out of pocket as well.
I just hope his assets don't cover the amount owed and that the Russos are seriously out of pocket as well. strummerjoe
  • Score: 4

12:22pm Tue 25 Mar 14

ramage1996 says...

I bet Baz is reading this, I bet he cant resist..


UNLUCKY BAZ!!!! haha
I bet Baz is reading this, I bet he cant resist.. UNLUCKY BAZ!!!! haha ramage1996
  • Score: 10

12:33pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Stewbyhorn1 says...

The Red lion will be up for sale soon then?
The Red lion will be up for sale soon then? Stewbyhorn1
  • Score: 5

12:35pm Tue 25 Mar 14

akureyri says...

Ian R wrote:
Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?
No there will not be an appeal, the last paragraph is the give away.
[quote][p][bold]Ian R[/bold] wrote: Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?[/p][/quote]No there will not be an appeal, the last paragraph is the give away. akureyri
  • Score: 9

12:35pm Tue 25 Mar 14

ramage1996 says...

"I have to go now and open the champagne." - Laurence Bassini, following the Play-Off final defeat last May.
"I have to go now and open the champagne." - Laurence Bassini, following the Play-Off final defeat last May. ramage1996
  • Score: 9

12:42pm Tue 25 Mar 14

StotfoldHornet says...

Baz..... I'll give you a £5 for your red hard hat.... that should help towards paying off your debts!!!!..... ha ha!!!
Baz..... I'll give you a £5 for your red hard hat.... that should help towards paying off your debts!!!!..... ha ha!!! StotfoldHornet
  • Score: 7

12:43pm Tue 25 Mar 14

JohnnyHornet says...

Lawrence here WO, please don't keep showing me with my red helmet, there's no truth in that rumour.......Good job this moron has lost odious cretin hope he get taken to the cleaners.
Lawrence here WO, please don't keep showing me with my red helmet, there's no truth in that rumour.......Good job this moron has lost odious cretin hope he get taken to the cleaners. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 5

12:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Andrew1963 says...

Presumably the freeze on his assets allows the debt to be repaid before he declares himself bankrupt. Mind you he probably has no assets. After all he could not even get hold of the keys to the club safe. i think the interest is for a period greater than one year and is set by a statutory formula so much above base rate.
Presumably the freeze on his assets allows the debt to be repaid before he declares himself bankrupt. Mind you he probably has no assets. After all he could not even get hold of the keys to the club safe. i think the interest is for a period greater than one year and is set by a statutory formula so much above base rate. Andrew1963
  • Score: 1

12:46pm Tue 25 Mar 14

JohnnyHornet says...

not a regular wrote:
Not a bad investment for the Russos, 5% yoy interest and the chance to send the cummy scunt into bankruptcy. Wouldn't mind that right now.
Trouble is bankruptcy is too easy for this fool, I was hoping it would be a criminal bankruptcy if it comes, but it all appears to be a civil matter shame.
[quote][p][bold]not a regular[/bold] wrote: Not a bad investment for the Russos, 5% yoy interest and the chance to send the cummy scunt into bankruptcy. Wouldn't mind that right now.[/p][/quote]Trouble is bankruptcy is too easy for this fool, I was hoping it would be a criminal bankruptcy if it comes, but it all appears to be a civil matter shame. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 2

12:46pm Tue 25 Mar 14

JohnnyHornet says...

not a regular wrote:
Not a bad investment for the Russos, 5% yoy interest and the chance to send the cummy scunt into bankruptcy. Wouldn't mind that right now.
Trouble is bankruptcy is too easy for this fool, I was hoping it would be a criminal bankruptcy if it comes, but it all appears to be a civil matter shame.
[quote][p][bold]not a regular[/bold] wrote: Not a bad investment for the Russos, 5% yoy interest and the chance to send the cummy scunt into bankruptcy. Wouldn't mind that right now.[/p][/quote]Trouble is bankruptcy is too easy for this fool, I was hoping it would be a criminal bankruptcy if it comes, but it all appears to be a civil matter shame. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 1

12:47pm Tue 25 Mar 14

demerit says...

Ian R wrote:
Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?
Errrr.....look at the last sentence.
[quote][p][bold]Ian R[/bold] wrote: Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?[/p][/quote]Errrr.....look at the last sentence. demerit
  • Score: -1

12:59pm Tue 25 Mar 14

soulfulhornet says...

Hard not to gloat over Baz's situation, but it is his own fault (greed, pride etc). I like to believe the best about someone, but it seems from his own admission that his reasons for buying Watford were:

1) a new toy to play with.
2) sell the club on at a huge profit - his initial investment being just £440,000.

None of this was in the club's best interest (and by that I mean us the fans = the club). Somehow he managed to hoodwink the Russos into risking more money on top of what they lost when in charge.

My earnest hope is that we have finally seen the back of all of these adventurers. For this to be the case, the Russos must have no legal comeback v the club i.e they lent the money personally to LB and not to the club via him. I am sure he will find a way to avoid paying them back in full.

And secondly - and more importantly that the Pozzos make a success of the club both in terms of football and long term investment. The strange rumour on here from a couple of contributors a few weeks back was that they were considering divesting of WFC. I believe they are here for the long term - no direct contact but the investment in the ground, training facilities etc suggest longevity.

I would not want them to sell out to the Russos as the possible only other owners. Lets get behind the Pozzo evolution and show them how much we appreciate their contribution to WFC.
Hard not to gloat over Baz's situation, but it is his own fault (greed, pride etc). I like to believe the best about someone, but it seems from his own admission that his reasons for buying Watford were: 1) a new toy to play with. 2) sell the club on at a huge profit - his initial investment being just £440,000. None of this was in the club's best interest (and by that I mean us the fans = the club). Somehow he managed to hoodwink the Russos into risking more money on top of what they lost when in charge. My earnest hope is that we have finally seen the back of all of these adventurers. For this to be the case, the Russos must have no legal comeback v the club i.e they lent the money personally to LB and not to the club via him. I am sure he will find a way to avoid paying them back in full. And secondly - and more importantly that the Pozzos make a success of the club both in terms of football and long term investment. The strange rumour on here from a couple of contributors a few weeks back was that they were considering divesting of WFC. I believe they are here for the long term - no direct contact but the investment in the ground, training facilities etc suggest longevity. I would not want them to sell out to the Russos as the possible only other owners. Lets get behind the Pozzo evolution and show them how much we appreciate their contribution to WFC. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 17

1:02pm Tue 25 Mar 14

SAHornet says...

demerit wrote:
Ian R wrote:
Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?
Errrr.....look at the last sentence.
Why is it that smarmy, know-it-all's start their sentences with the word "Errrr"?Suppose it's to highlight someone's mistake and to emphasize how really clever they are.
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ian R[/bold] wrote: Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?[/p][/quote]Errrr.....look at the last sentence.[/p][/quote]Why is it that smarmy, know-it-all's start their sentences with the word "Errrr"?Suppose it's to highlight someone's mistake and to emphasize how really clever they are. SAHornet
  • Score: 6

1:16pm Tue 25 Mar 14

andyhooked says...

When the bare bones of the news first broke on this website there was no mention of appeal being refused, WO since updated the original breaking news. Now that we also know that his assets are frozen, unless someone is chump enough to pay his costs how can Baz proceed against WFC's action to overturn the original court decision that went against us? All this has a long way to run yet but does make the end of season more interesting when on the pitch, bar a miracle turn around, our football season is as good as over as we just complete the fixture list.
When the bare bones of the news first broke on this website there was no mention of appeal being refused, WO since updated the original breaking news. Now that we also know that his assets are frozen, unless someone is chump enough to pay his costs how can Baz proceed against WFC's action to overturn the original court decision that went against us? All this has a long way to run yet but does make the end of season more interesting when on the pitch, bar a miracle turn around, our football season is as good as over as we just complete the fixture list. andyhooked
  • Score: 0

1:20pm Tue 25 Mar 14

stevemag says...

Crook and liar !!!!
Crook and liar !!!! stevemag
  • Score: 4

1:25pm Tue 25 Mar 14

soulfulhornet says...

andyhooked wrote:
When the bare bones of the news first broke on this website there was no mention of appeal being refused, WO since updated the original breaking news. Now that we also know that his assets are frozen, unless someone is chump enough to pay his costs how can Baz proceed against WFC's action to overturn the original court decision that went against us? All this has a long way to run yet but does make the end of season more interesting when on the pitch, bar a miracle turn around, our football season is as good as over as we just complete the fixture list.
Andy, sorry I thought that court decision against us was between the club and the loan company LNOC (or whoever they are). Baz was not a party to that court case and therefore his financial circumstances is not relevant.

Unless I got that wrong and there is another court case between Baz and WFC, in which case I have got confused - always a possibility at my time of life!
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: When the bare bones of the news first broke on this website there was no mention of appeal being refused, WO since updated the original breaking news. Now that we also know that his assets are frozen, unless someone is chump enough to pay his costs how can Baz proceed against WFC's action to overturn the original court decision that went against us? All this has a long way to run yet but does make the end of season more interesting when on the pitch, bar a miracle turn around, our football season is as good as over as we just complete the fixture list.[/p][/quote]Andy, sorry I thought that court decision against us was between the club and the loan company LNOC (or whoever they are). Baz was not a party to that court case and therefore his financial circumstances is not relevant. Unless I got that wrong and there is another court case between Baz and WFC, in which case I have got confused - always a possibility at my time of life! soulfulhornet
  • Score: 0

1:36pm Tue 25 Mar 14

cliff46 says...

I look forward to reading the case detail just to fully understand the underhand arrangement Baz had with the Russo's.
I recall the Russo's always denied any involvement with the club when in fact Baz could never have purchased the club without their secret financial support.
They all deserve to be losers.
I can't recall seeing if the club/Pozzo's have appealed the decision re the money Baz borrowed on the back of Danny Graham's transfer, any one know??
I look forward to reading the case detail just to fully understand the underhand arrangement Baz had with the Russo's. I recall the Russo's always denied any involvement with the club when in fact Baz could never have purchased the club without their secret financial support. They all deserve to be losers. I can't recall seeing if the club/Pozzo's have appealed the decision re the money Baz borrowed on the back of Danny Graham's transfer, any one know?? cliff46
  • Score: 5

1:54pm Tue 25 Mar 14

TaylorMadeArmy says...

SAHornet wrote:
demerit wrote:
Ian R wrote: Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?
Errrr.....look at the last sentence.
Why is it that smarmy, know-it-all's start their sentences with the word "Errrr"?Suppose it's to highlight someone's mistake and to emphasize how really clever they are.
I'm no legal expert, but I know that decisions in the High Court that a party can't appeal are in themselves potentially appealable by that party (to the Court of Appeal, I think). So, Baz would have to appeal the non-appeal ruling. Confused? You should be - it's the UK justice system.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ian R[/bold] wrote: Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?[/p][/quote]Errrr.....look at the last sentence.[/p][/quote]Why is it that smarmy, know-it-all's start their sentences with the word "Errrr"?Suppose it's to highlight someone's mistake and to emphasize how really clever they are.[/p][/quote]I'm no legal expert, but I know that decisions in the High Court that a party can't appeal are in themselves potentially appealable by that party (to the Court of Appeal, I think). So, Baz would have to appeal the non-appeal ruling. Confused? You should be - it's the UK justice system. TaylorMadeArmy
  • Score: 0

1:58pm Tue 25 Mar 14

soulfulhornet says...

cliff46 wrote:
I look forward to reading the case detail just to fully understand the underhand arrangement Baz had with the Russo's. I recall the Russo's always denied any involvement with the club when in fact Baz could never have purchased the club without their secret financial support. They all deserve to be losers. I can't recall seeing if the club/Pozzo's have appealed the decision re the money Baz borrowed on the back of Danny Graham's transfer, any one know??
Me too, the sordid arrangement between them makes me think that we are in a much better place now, whatever this season's shortcomings on the pitch.

Where would we be without the Pozzo investment ? In admin and probably Div 1 or 2 or potentially with no professional club at all!!!! For all Hornet lovers, it doesn't bear contemplation.

Whilst the court has decided in the Russos favour i.e the monies were loans, it is hard to fathom why Jimmy and Vince would lend an ex bankrupt substantial sums of money to bail out a loss making entity such as WFC. They knew the state of the club financially and must have had doubts about Baz's business acumen in an industry of which the latter had no experience. Business wise it makes no sense.

If this is to be believed, it is not only the football authorities due diligence that is lacking! The word stupdiity hardly covers it unless, of course, there is something even more dark and murky behind the loans

We may never know.
[quote][p][bold]cliff46[/bold] wrote: I look forward to reading the case detail just to fully understand the underhand arrangement Baz had with the Russo's. I recall the Russo's always denied any involvement with the club when in fact Baz could never have purchased the club without their secret financial support. They all deserve to be losers. I can't recall seeing if the club/Pozzo's have appealed the decision re the money Baz borrowed on the back of Danny Graham's transfer, any one know??[/p][/quote]Me too, the sordid arrangement between them makes me think that we are in a much better place now, whatever this season's shortcomings on the pitch. Where would we be without the Pozzo investment ? In admin and probably Div 1 or 2 or potentially with no professional club at all!!!! For all Hornet lovers, it doesn't bear contemplation. Whilst the court has decided in the Russos favour i.e the monies were loans, it is hard to fathom why Jimmy and Vince would lend an ex bankrupt substantial sums of money to bail out a loss making entity such as WFC. They knew the state of the club financially and must have had doubts about Baz's business acumen in an industry of which the latter had no experience. Business wise it makes no sense. If this is to be believed, it is not only the football authorities due diligence that is lacking! The word stupdiity hardly covers it unless, of course, there is something even more dark and murky behind the loans We may never know. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 6

2:15pm Tue 25 Mar 14

only5foot3 says...

can we text him asking what the atmosphere in watford town centre is like now. JUSTICE
can we text him asking what the atmosphere in watford town centre is like now. JUSTICE only5foot3
  • Score: 5

2:17pm Tue 25 Mar 14

ramage1996 says...

only5foot3 wrote:
can we text him asking what the atmosphere in watford town centre is like now. JUSTICE
If anyone has his number, post it.
[quote][p][bold]only5foot3[/bold] wrote: can we text him asking what the atmosphere in watford town centre is like now. JUSTICE[/p][/quote]If anyone has his number, post it. ramage1996
  • Score: 7

2:19pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Hairy Hornet says...

I think he made enough money out of WFC to pay this one, if the frozen assets dont cover the full amount. Will also have his own legal bill to pay, another 150k at least.
I would suggest before he embarks on his next venture he gets some sort of education in business studies at the local tech!!

Thank God for the Pozzos. Watford loves you!
I think he made enough money out of WFC to pay this one, if the frozen assets dont cover the full amount. Will also have his own legal bill to pay, another 150k at least. I would suggest before he embarks on his next venture he gets some sort of education in business studies at the local tech!! Thank God for the Pozzos. Watford loves you! Hairy Hornet
  • Score: 6

2:21pm Tue 25 Mar 14

FestersVespas says...

... just popping out for some champagne.
... just popping out for some champagne. FestersVespas
  • Score: 12

2:36pm Tue 25 Mar 14

soulfulhornet says...

Also it would be interesting to know what happened to the money that the Russos lent LB. Was it used as working capital to keep WFC afloat ? In which case these loans, the Graham transfer money and the League funds went down a big black hole that was then the state of the club's finances.

Or if as LB stated, the money was for the purchase of share capital in WFC by the Russos from him, then, the money went into LB's pocket. Following this court ruling, surely he is guilty of fraud i.e obtaining money by deception....which is a criminal offence.
Also it would be interesting to know what happened to the money that the Russos lent LB. Was it used as working capital to keep WFC afloat ? In which case these loans, the Graham transfer money and the League funds went down a big black hole that was then the state of the club's finances. Or if as LB stated, the money was for the purchase of share capital in WFC by the Russos from him, then, the money went into LB's pocket. Following this court ruling, surely he is guilty of fraud i.e obtaining money by deception....which is a criminal offence. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 2

2:42pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Ian R says...

sueinspain wrote:
Ian R. The report says he cannot appeal the decision!! I don´t know how final that is!
But bankruptcy again now seems probable!!

SHAME!!
Cheers sueinspain - I wrote my comment before the full story was posted. Great news all round!
[quote][p][bold]sueinspain[/bold] wrote: Ian R. The report says he cannot appeal the decision!! I don´t know how final that is! But bankruptcy again now seems probable!! SHAME!![/p][/quote]Cheers sueinspain - I wrote my comment before the full story was posted. Great news all round! Ian R
  • Score: 0

2:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Ian R says...

demerit wrote:
Ian R wrote:
Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?
Errrr.....look at the last sentence.
Same goes for you and akureyri and any other nitpickers! - posted when they story broke, then they added the rest of the story. Let's just unite and rejoice in Bassini's misery eh?
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ian R[/bold] wrote: Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?[/p][/quote]Errrr.....look at the last sentence.[/p][/quote]Same goes for you and akureyri and any other nitpickers! - posted when they story broke, then they added the rest of the story. Let's just unite and rejoice in Bassini's misery eh? Ian R
  • Score: 3

2:51pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Traceyhornet says...

So this season hasn't been too bad after all then!
So this season hasn't been too bad after all then! Traceyhornet
  • Score: 4

3:16pm Tue 25 Mar 14

JohnnyHornet says...

soulfulhornet wrote:
Also it would be interesting to know what happened to the money that the Russos lent LB. Was it used as working capital to keep WFC afloat ? In which case these loans, the Graham transfer money and the League funds went down a big black hole that was then the state of the club's finances.

Or if as LB stated, the money was for the purchase of share capital in WFC by the Russos from him, then, the money went into LB's pocket. Following this court ruling, surely he is guilty of fraud i.e obtaining money by deception....which is a criminal offence.
Yes !!! Criminal bankruptcy
[quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: Also it would be interesting to know what happened to the money that the Russos lent LB. Was it used as working capital to keep WFC afloat ? In which case these loans, the Graham transfer money and the League funds went down a big black hole that was then the state of the club's finances. Or if as LB stated, the money was for the purchase of share capital in WFC by the Russos from him, then, the money went into LB's pocket. Following this court ruling, surely he is guilty of fraud i.e obtaining money by deception....which is a criminal offence.[/p][/quote]Yes !!! Criminal bankruptcy JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 2

3:32pm Tue 25 Mar 14

watford1881 says...

Ian R wrote:
Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?
Great news yes, but it does say at the bottom of the article that an appeal is not aloud.. So even better news...
[quote][p][bold]Ian R[/bold] wrote: Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?[/p][/quote]Great news yes, but it does say at the bottom of the article that an appeal is not aloud.. So even better news... watford1881
  • Score: -2

3:38pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Boosey says...

Baz don't forget your early bird ticket ha ha ha!
Baz don't forget your early bird ticket ha ha ha! Boosey
  • Score: 3

3:48pm Tue 25 Mar 14

D.unstable says...

I think some people are forgetting that this is somebody's life that has been turned upside down today, he has feelings the same as all of us, come on give the guy a break, he must be so down and you lot are gloating in his bad fortune.

Only joking sucker.......ha ha you nasty little piece of dog poo, I hope you now default and end up doing time.
I think some people are forgetting that this is somebody's life that has been turned upside down today, he has feelings the same as all of us, come on give the guy a break, he must be so down and you lot are gloating in his bad fortune. Only joking sucker.......ha ha you nasty little piece of dog poo, I hope you now default and end up doing time. D.unstable
  • Score: 16

3:50pm Tue 25 Mar 14

D.unstable says...

Hairy Hornet wrote:
I think he made enough money out of WFC to pay this one, if the frozen assets dont cover the full amount. Will also have his own legal bill to pay, another 150k at least. I would suggest before he embarks on his next venture he gets some sort of education in business studies at the local tech!! Thank God for the Pozzos. Watford loves you!
Leeds are looking for a new owner.
[quote][p][bold]Hairy Hornet[/bold] wrote: I think he made enough money out of WFC to pay this one, if the frozen assets dont cover the full amount. Will also have his own legal bill to pay, another 150k at least. I would suggest before he embarks on his next venture he gets some sort of education in business studies at the local tech!! Thank God for the Pozzos. Watford loves you![/p][/quote]Leeds are looking for a new owner. D.unstable
  • Score: 12

4:08pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

D.unstable wrote:
Hairy Hornet wrote:
I think he made enough money out of WFC to pay this one, if the frozen assets dont cover the full amount. Will also have his own legal bill to pay, another 150k at least. I would suggest before he embarks on his next venture he gets some sort of education in business studies at the local tech!! Thank God for the Pozzos. Watford loves you!
Leeds are looking for a new owner.
Yes I gather a "Laurie Bazzeeny" is poised to make an offer through a local dentist.
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hairy Hornet[/bold] wrote: I think he made enough money out of WFC to pay this one, if the frozen assets dont cover the full amount. Will also have his own legal bill to pay, another 150k at least. I would suggest before he embarks on his next venture he gets some sort of education in business studies at the local tech!! Thank God for the Pozzos. Watford loves you![/p][/quote]Leeds are looking for a new owner.[/p][/quote]Yes I gather a "Laurie Bazzeeny" is poised to make an offer through a local dentist. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 11

4:10pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Noodlehornet says...

Oh, leave him alone. Don't you think he's been through enough?!

...said no-one, ever.
Oh, leave him alone. Don't you think he's been through enough?! ...said no-one, ever. Noodlehornet
  • Score: 4

4:17pm Tue 25 Mar 14

demerit says...

Like his gloating when we lost in the play-off final, it would be just like him to buy Luton. Still, he could rename them the Helmets.
Like his gloating when we lost in the play-off final, it would be just like him to buy Luton. Still, he could rename them the Helmets. demerit
  • Score: 4

4:19pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Wooter bout that! says...

In his gloating texts after the play-off final Bassini wrote… "What goes around comes around."

Yes, it certainly does…
In his gloating texts after the play-off final Bassini wrote… "What goes around comes around." Yes, it certainly does… Wooter bout that!
  • Score: 9

4:25pm Tue 25 Mar 14

lockerbiehornet says...

Karma,.... you fat chinned little tool. Looks like mummy's going to have to bail you out again
Karma,.... you fat chinned little tool. Looks like mummy's going to have to bail you out again lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 5

4:27pm Tue 25 Mar 14

beamgirl says...

John Dowdle wrote:
I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009.
See http://www.corporate

watch.org.uk/?lid=36

60 for further details.
The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned.
Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process.
Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything.
In support of the Russos, the facts about Tomer are completely unfounded and were never proven. There's been enough mud-slinging on this issue and I feel it is now time to celebrate the fact that the Russo brothers have today won this important case against Laurence Bassini, an unscrupulous 'businessman'. Enough said.
[quote][p][bold]John Dowdle[/bold] wrote: I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009. See http://www.corporate watch.org.uk/?lid=36 60 for further details. The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned. Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process. Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything.[/p][/quote]In support of the Russos, the facts about Tomer are completely unfounded and were never proven. There's been enough mud-slinging on this issue and I feel it is now time to celebrate the fact that the Russo brothers have today won this important case against Laurence Bassini, an unscrupulous 'businessman'. Enough said. beamgirl
  • Score: 1

4:43pm Tue 25 Mar 14

HornetJJ says...

Ha ha ha! Time to crack open the Champagne. Serves you right Bassini!!
Ha ha ha! Time to crack open the Champagne. Serves you right Bassini!! HornetJJ
  • Score: 2

4:56pm Tue 25 Mar 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Let's move on - we had all this nonsense in the early 1970's and the club ended up in Div IV.

Pleased we are the other side of this latest soap story.

Elton came along and brought Graham Taylor in - 6 years later we topped the whole Football League from those Div IV days.

We have new owners. We may not top the league again but I would rather be thinking about Premier Lg games than a Stanmore businessman with a cash flow problem.

Russo's got what they deserved for the walkout at that AGM.
Let's move on - we had all this nonsense in the early 1970's and the club ended up in Div IV. Pleased we are the other side of this latest soap story. Elton came along and brought Graham Taylor in - 6 years later we topped the whole Football League from those Div IV days. We have new owners. We may not top the league again but I would rather be thinking about Premier Lg games than a Stanmore businessman with a cash flow problem. Russo's got what they deserved for the walkout at that AGM. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 2

4:57pm Tue 25 Mar 14

ruralyellow says...

That's a total of £4.353 million, surely no problem for such an accomplished businessman to find! Bankruptcy looms.....again Mr Bassini or whatever your current name is!
That's a total of £4.353 million, surely no problem for such an accomplished businessman to find! Bankruptcy looms.....again Mr Bassini or whatever your current name is! ruralyellow
  • Score: 0

5:03pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Yardy says...

Time for a name change lozza?
Time for a name change lozza? Yardy
  • Score: 1

5:09pm Tue 25 Mar 14

buckshornet says...

wonderful news
wonderful news buckshornet
  • Score: 1

5:10pm Tue 25 Mar 14

buckshornet says...

wonderful news now for 3 more points
wonderful news now for 3 more points buckshornet
  • Score: 1

5:17pm Tue 25 Mar 14

John Dowdle says...

beamgirl wrote:
John Dowdle wrote:
I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009.
See http://www.corporate


watch.org.uk/?lid=36


60 for further details.
The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned.
Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process.
Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything.
In support of the Russos, the facts about Tomer are completely unfounded and were never proven. There's been enough mud-slinging on this issue and I feel it is now time to celebrate the fact that the Russo brothers have today won this important case against Laurence Bassini, an unscrupulous 'businessman'. Enough said.
See http://corporateoccu
pation.wordpress.com
/2010/03/25/uk-compa
ny-exporting-from-jo
rdan-valley-settleme
nts.
The Russos are no better than Bassini in my book.
[quote][p][bold]beamgirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Dowdle[/bold] wrote: I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009. See http://www.corporate watch.org.uk/?lid=36 60 for further details. The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned. Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process. Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything.[/p][/quote]In support of the Russos, the facts about Tomer are completely unfounded and were never proven. There's been enough mud-slinging on this issue and I feel it is now time to celebrate the fact that the Russo brothers have today won this important case against Laurence Bassini, an unscrupulous 'businessman'. Enough said.[/p][/quote]See http://corporateoccu pation.wordpress.com /2010/03/25/uk-compa ny-exporting-from-jo rdan-valley-settleme nts. The Russos are no better than Bassini in my book. John Dowdle
  • Score: 3

5:38pm Tue 25 Mar 14

ramage1996 says...

John Dowdle wrote:
beamgirl wrote:
John Dowdle wrote:
I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009.
See http://www.corporate



watch.org.uk/?lid=36



60 for further details.
The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned.
Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process.
Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything.
In support of the Russos, the facts about Tomer are completely unfounded and were never proven. There's been enough mud-slinging on this issue and I feel it is now time to celebrate the fact that the Russo brothers have today won this important case against Laurence Bassini, an unscrupulous 'businessman'. Enough said.
See http://corporateoccu

pation.wordpress.com

/2010/03/25/uk-compa

ny-exporting-from-jo

rdan-valley-settleme

nts.
The Russos are no better than Bassini in my book.
Na, Bassini gloated at the clubs failure and in my book he is worse.
[quote][p][bold]John Dowdle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beamgirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Dowdle[/bold] wrote: I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009. See http://www.corporate watch.org.uk/?lid=36 60 for further details. The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned. Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process. Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything.[/p][/quote]In support of the Russos, the facts about Tomer are completely unfounded and were never proven. There's been enough mud-slinging on this issue and I feel it is now time to celebrate the fact that the Russo brothers have today won this important case against Laurence Bassini, an unscrupulous 'businessman'. Enough said.[/p][/quote]See http://corporateoccu pation.wordpress.com /2010/03/25/uk-compa ny-exporting-from-jo rdan-valley-settleme nts. The Russos are no better than Bassini in my book.[/p][/quote]Na, Bassini gloated at the clubs failure and in my book he is worse. ramage1996
  • Score: 4

6:31pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxhey Kev says...

I feel sorry for Bassini's daughter. Fancy having such an embarrassment for a father ! Then again, he most probably doesn't give a ****. Only interested in himself and the dream world he lives in. And as for the Russo's, you've been exposed at trying to pull a fast one and its makes me smile that you have lost all that lovely Wonga in the process. Stick to what you know - Salad. But then looking at the fat one, looks like you been dodging it for years !
I feel sorry for Bassini's daughter. Fancy having such an embarrassment for a father ! Then again, he most probably doesn't give a ****. Only interested in himself and the dream world he lives in. And as for the Russo's, you've been exposed at trying to pull a fast one and its makes me smile that you have lost all that lovely Wonga in the process. Stick to what you know - Salad. But then looking at the fat one, looks like you been dodging it for years ! Oxhey Kev
  • Score: 5

7:51pm Tue 25 Mar 14

John Dowdle says...

ramage1996 wrote:
John Dowdle wrote:
beamgirl wrote:
John Dowdle wrote:
I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009.
See http://www.corporate




watch.org.uk/?lid=36




60 for further details.
The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned.
Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process.
Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything.
In support of the Russos, the facts about Tomer are completely unfounded and were never proven. There's been enough mud-slinging on this issue and I feel it is now time to celebrate the fact that the Russo brothers have today won this important case against Laurence Bassini, an unscrupulous 'businessman'. Enough said.
See http://corporateoccu


pation.wordpress.com


/2010/03/25/uk-compa


ny-exporting-from-jo


rdan-valley-settleme


nts.
The Russos are no better than Bassini in my book.
Na, Bassini gloated at the clubs failure and in my book he is worse.
OK - you are right.
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Dowdle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beamgirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Dowdle[/bold] wrote: I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009. See http://www.corporate watch.org.uk/?lid=36 60 for further details. The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned. Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process. Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything.[/p][/quote]In support of the Russos, the facts about Tomer are completely unfounded and were never proven. There's been enough mud-slinging on this issue and I feel it is now time to celebrate the fact that the Russo brothers have today won this important case against Laurence Bassini, an unscrupulous 'businessman'. Enough said.[/p][/quote]See http://corporateoccu pation.wordpress.com /2010/03/25/uk-compa ny-exporting-from-jo rdan-valley-settleme nts. The Russos are no better than Bassini in my book.[/p][/quote]Na, Bassini gloated at the clubs failure and in my book he is worse.[/p][/quote]OK - you are right. John Dowdle
  • Score: 0

8:15pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Billie says...

Has it never crossed anyone's mind that the Russo's, initially at least, had genuine hopes for the club.
Perhaps that they were trying to save it from liquidation and were financing someone who turned out to be a trickster, because the bond holders were blocking their involvement regardless of what happened at the club.
Don't forget the brothers 'saw off' Ashton's claim for £600k, obtaining costs for the club too.
They appointed Brendan Rogers, Malky Mackay, Sean Dyche...not a bad track record given what they went on to achieve. Has it occurred to anyone the Pozzo Italian connection is an interesting 'coincidence'. Sure they have their critics, some of whom were perhaps overpaid at the club when they were trying to cut costs to save us.
What may look murky may have a very different perspective if the truth really emerged. Accepted that our dear old club got caught in the crossfire, but a court of law has found they were truthful so perhaps it may be as well to keep an open mind. I do hope the clown in the hat pays every penny with interest. Either way the Russo's have appointed people who turned out to be winners...and it seems they are winners too. Good on 'em.
Has it never crossed anyone's mind that the Russo's, initially at least, had genuine hopes for the club. Perhaps that they were trying to save it from liquidation and were financing someone who turned out to be a trickster, because the bond holders were blocking their involvement regardless of what happened at the club. Don't forget the brothers 'saw off' Ashton's claim for £600k, obtaining costs for the club too. They appointed Brendan Rogers, Malky Mackay, Sean Dyche...not a bad track record given what they went on to achieve. Has it occurred to anyone the Pozzo Italian connection is an interesting 'coincidence'. Sure they have their critics, some of whom were perhaps overpaid at the club when they were trying to cut costs to save us. What may look murky may have a very different perspective if the truth really emerged. Accepted that our dear old club got caught in the crossfire, but a court of law has found they were truthful so perhaps it may be as well to keep an open mind. I do hope the clown in the hat pays every penny with interest. Either way the Russo's have appointed people who turned out to be winners...and it seems they are winners too. Good on 'em. Billie
  • Score: 3

3:44am Wed 26 Mar 14

Henry VIII says...

I just found this on eBay....
For sale: One used red safety helmet (worn once).
Value... approx. 4.4m very big ones.
Comes with free safe key, Caesar salad kit and framed photo of man wearing red hat outside famous Red Lion public house in Watford, Hertfordshire.
No time wasters please.
I just found this on eBay.... For sale: One used red safety helmet (worn once). Value... approx. 4.4m very big ones. Comes with free safe key, Caesar salad kit and framed photo of man wearing red hat outside famous Red Lion public house in Watford, Hertfordshire. No time wasters please. Henry VIII
  • Score: 1

12:20pm Wed 26 Mar 14

CaptainPC says...

SAHornet wrote:
demerit wrote:
Ian R wrote:
Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?
Errrr.....look at the last sentence.
Why is it that smarmy, know-it-all's start their sentences with the word "Errrr"?Suppose it's to highlight someone's mistake and to emphasize how really clever they are.
Errr poke it you mug.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ian R[/bold] wrote: Hahahahahaaa! Great news! But now I imagine there'll be an appeal?[/p][/quote]Errrr.....look at the last sentence.[/p][/quote]Why is it that smarmy, know-it-all's start their sentences with the word "Errrr"?Suppose it's to highlight someone's mistake and to emphasize how really clever they are.[/p][/quote]Errr poke it you mug. CaptainPC
  • Score: 0

3:10pm Wed 26 Mar 14

soulfulhornet says...

Billie wrote:
Has it never crossed anyone's mind that the Russo's, initially at least, had genuine hopes for the club. Perhaps that they were trying to save it from liquidation and were financing someone who turned out to be a trickster, because the bond holders were blocking their involvement regardless of what happened at the club. Don't forget the brothers 'saw off' Ashton's claim for £600k, obtaining costs for the club too. They appointed Brendan Rogers, Malky Mackay, Sean Dyche...not a bad track record given what they went on to achieve. Has it occurred to anyone the Pozzo Italian connection is an interesting 'coincidence'. Sure they have their critics, some of whom were perhaps overpaid at the club when they were trying to cut costs to save us. What may look murky may have a very different perspective if the truth really emerged. Accepted that our dear old club got caught in the crossfire, but a court of law has found they were truthful so perhaps it may be as well to keep an open mind. I do hope the clown in the hat pays every penny with interest. Either way the Russo's have appointed people who turned out to be winners...and it seems they are winners too. Good on 'em.
Billie, sorry I thought Baz appointed Sean as the manager. It was Baz's arrival that contributed to Malky's decision to go to Cardiff, and Sean decided not tojoin the football management's exodus from the club.

May I ask what you mean by coincidence as regards the Pozzos ?
[quote][p][bold]Billie[/bold] wrote: Has it never crossed anyone's mind that the Russo's, initially at least, had genuine hopes for the club. Perhaps that they were trying to save it from liquidation and were financing someone who turned out to be a trickster, because the bond holders were blocking their involvement regardless of what happened at the club. Don't forget the brothers 'saw off' Ashton's claim for £600k, obtaining costs for the club too. They appointed Brendan Rogers, Malky Mackay, Sean Dyche...not a bad track record given what they went on to achieve. Has it occurred to anyone the Pozzo Italian connection is an interesting 'coincidence'. Sure they have their critics, some of whom were perhaps overpaid at the club when they were trying to cut costs to save us. What may look murky may have a very different perspective if the truth really emerged. Accepted that our dear old club got caught in the crossfire, but a court of law has found they were truthful so perhaps it may be as well to keep an open mind. I do hope the clown in the hat pays every penny with interest. Either way the Russo's have appointed people who turned out to be winners...and it seems they are winners too. Good on 'em.[/p][/quote]Billie, sorry I thought Baz appointed Sean as the manager. It was Baz's arrival that contributed to Malky's decision to go to Cardiff, and Sean decided not tojoin the football management's exodus from the club. May I ask what you mean by coincidence as regards the Pozzos ? soulfulhornet
  • Score: -3

3:34pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Paul Gadd says...

It's champers all round then - like you did Baz steward, when the south london scum went up...
Love love love the photo of the red helmet!
keep it up wobby!
It's champers all round then - like you did Baz steward, when the south london scum went up... Love love love the photo of the red helmet! keep it up wobby! Paul Gadd
  • Score: 1

7:31pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Billie says...

Soulfulhornet,
Thanks for the non abusive response!
The Russo's appointed Sean Dyche as Assistant Manager. I know he...and Malky, thanked them for giving them their managerial breaks.
I am biased, I do know the brothers and if anything they have just been two trusting, getting shafted twice when they just wanted to be involved in a successful Watford FC. They responded as most blokes would.
The connection is simply the Italian link.
Soulfulhornet, Thanks for the non abusive response! The Russo's appointed Sean Dyche as Assistant Manager. I know he...and Malky, thanked them for giving them their managerial breaks. I am biased, I do know the brothers and if anything they have just been two trusting, getting shafted twice when they just wanted to be involved in a successful Watford FC. They responded as most blokes would. The connection is simply the Italian link. Billie
  • Score: -1

4:04pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Colneyfan says...

beamgirl wrote:
John Dowdle wrote:
I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009.
See http://www.corporate


watch.org.uk/?lid=36


60 for further details.
The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned.
Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process.
Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything.
In support of the Russos, the facts about Tomer are completely unfounded and were never proven. There's been enough mud-slinging on this issue and I feel it is now time to celebrate the fact that the Russo brothers have today won this important case against Laurence Bassini, an unscrupulous 'businessman'. Enough said.
Agreed beam girl
Why this is relevant escapes me also and to try to bring this up and score cheap political points when all of us just want to get a dig into Baz is bonkers
Anyway this is about football
COYH
[quote][p][bold]beamgirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Dowdle[/bold] wrote: I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009. See http://www.corporate watch.org.uk/?lid=36 60 for further details. The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned. Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process. Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything.[/p][/quote]In support of the Russos, the facts about Tomer are completely unfounded and were never proven. There's been enough mud-slinging on this issue and I feel it is now time to celebrate the fact that the Russo brothers have today won this important case against Laurence Bassini, an unscrupulous 'businessman'. Enough said.[/p][/quote]Agreed beam girl Why this is relevant escapes me also and to try to bring this up and score cheap political points when all of us just want to get a dig into Baz is bonkers Anyway this is about football COYH Colneyfan
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4:27pm Fri 28 Mar 14

muzzy999 says...

Enjoy the rest of the 2014 Bas, I am sure it's going to be great year for you! Normally my conscience would tell me to feel a little bit sorry for the guy who had just lot everything, but when you mess with Watford FC, the thing that I and so many others love, I am afraid you only have one thing coming to you. I hope he never manages to recover. He has proven he is a true loser.

New Stand,promotion next season, and justice served to Bassini. THANK YOU POZZOS.
Enjoy the rest of the 2014 Bas, I am sure it's going to be great year for you! Normally my conscience would tell me to feel a little bit sorry for the guy who had just lot everything, but when you mess with Watford FC, the thing that I and so many others love, I am afraid you only have one thing coming to you. I hope he never manages to recover. He has proven he is a true loser. New Stand,promotion next season, and justice served to Bassini. THANK YOU POZZOS. muzzy999
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4:46pm Fri 28 Mar 14

John Dowdle says...

Colneyfan wrote:
beamgirl wrote:
John Dowdle wrote:
I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009.
See http://www.corporate



watch.org.uk/?lid=36



60 for further details.
The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned.
Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process.
Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything.
In support of the Russos, the facts about Tomer are completely unfounded and were never proven. There's been enough mud-slinging on this issue and I feel it is now time to celebrate the fact that the Russo brothers have today won this important case against Laurence Bassini, an unscrupulous 'businessman'. Enough said.
Agreed beam girl
Why this is relevant escapes me also and to try to bring this up and score cheap political points when all of us just want to get a dig into Baz is bonkers
Anyway this is about football
COYH
See http://corporateoccu
pation.wordpress.com
/2010/03/25/uk-compa
ny-exporting-from-jo
rdan-valley-settleme
nts. It is all about money where all those guys are concerned - get real. They do not do it for charity.
[quote][p][bold]Colneyfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beamgirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Dowdle[/bold] wrote: I don't really care much about these characters falling out among themselves and while I think it is fair that Bassini should pay back any money he owes to anyone - not just the Russo brothers - I am also aware that the Russo brothers - with their Valley Grown Salads company and their share-holding in EDOM UK - was involved in wrongly labelling produce in the illegal Israeli settlement of Tomer during 2009. See http://www.corporate watch.org.uk/?lid=36 60 for further details. The question is: "Is Jimmy Russo still a director of EDOM UK, which is involved in the exploitation of children and underpaying adult workers in Palestine?", as far as I am concerned. Now it becomes apparent as to the source of the money used to gain financial control over our local football club, pulling the reputation of Watford into the mire in the process. Thankfully, Watford will have seen the back of all these characters who treat our local football club as some sort of personal rich boy plaything.[/p][/quote]In support of the Russos, the facts about Tomer are completely unfounded and were never proven. There's been enough mud-slinging on this issue and I feel it is now time to celebrate the fact that the Russo brothers have today won this important case against Laurence Bassini, an unscrupulous 'businessman'. Enough said.[/p][/quote]Agreed beam girl Why this is relevant escapes me also and to try to bring this up and score cheap political points when all of us just want to get a dig into Baz is bonkers Anyway this is about football COYH[/p][/quote]See http://corporateoccu pation.wordpress.com /2010/03/25/uk-compa ny-exporting-from-jo rdan-valley-settleme nts. It is all about money where all those guys are concerned - get real. They do not do it for charity. John Dowdle
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