Former owner Laurence Bassini sends gloating text messages following Watford's defeat to Crystal Palace

Baz in a hat: Laurence Bassini outside the Yellow and Red Lion pub on Vicarage Road. Picture: Pippa Douglas

Baz in a hat: Laurence Bassini outside the Yellow and Red Lion pub on Vicarage Road. Picture: Pippa Douglas

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Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Group Sports Editor

No matter how bad Watford fans are feeling tonight, at least Laurence Bassini isn’t in charge of the club anymore.

The Watford Observer has had very minimal contact with the former owner since he left the club last summer following the Pozzo family’s takeover.

Yet the Stanmore businessman decided to text deputy group sports editor Frank Smith gloating text messages on the final whistle of today's Championship Play-Off final defeat to Crystal Palace.

The below are three separate text messages which were sent this evening. They have been edited slightly due to extremely poor punctuation.

Bassini said: “How is the feeling in the town now? Ask Anthony (Matthews, the group sports editor) because for me the feeling is amazing.

“What goes around comes around. This is my happiest memory of Watford.

“Print this in the paper, Laurence Bassini.

“I have to go now and open the Champagne.

“All my love to Watford.”

This text message was followed 20 minutes later by two more.

He said: “Can’t see any Watford fans on telly. They must be in Watford town enjoying the feeling with Anthony.”

And then added: “Put me on your website tonight; every word I have quoted.”

So we have fulfilled Bassini’s wish.

Now I don’t know about you, but reading these text messages and knowing this man is no longer involved in the club has softened the blow of today slightly.

Today has been a tough day but Watford look forward to a bright future under the Pozzo family.

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7:51pm Mon 27 May 13

NewMalden'Orn says...

How much did he borrow off wonga.com to pay for his Champers. Oops I forgot even they have turned him down.
How much did he borrow off wonga.com to pay for his Champers. Oops I forgot even they have turned him down. NewMalden'Orn
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7:57pm Mon 27 May 13

peter10531089 says...

Mr Pozzo and Mr Pozzo - thank you so much for removing this low life from our club. I look forward to his next inevitable business failure followed by another name change. Frank well posted and good job.
Mr Pozzo and Mr Pozzo - thank you so much for removing this low life from our club. I look forward to his next inevitable business failure followed by another name change. Frank well posted and good job. peter10531089
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7:59pm Mon 27 May 13

aussihornet says...

That's made me feel a little better today. Wow what an absolute peasant.

Oh Bas just so you know, when I've been Arsenal, certain people at Arsneal have commented what an embarrassing ugly & special (in bad sense) individual you are ;-)
That's made me feel a little better today. Wow what an absolute peasant. Oh Bas just so you know, when I've been Arsenal, certain people at Arsneal have commented what an embarrassing ugly & special (in bad sense) individual you are ;-) aussihornet
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8:02pm Mon 27 May 13

Maclanx says...

What a lowlife.
What a lowlife. Maclanx
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8:02pm Mon 27 May 13

NewMalden'Orn says...

"Where's your credit gone, where's your credit gone" far far away, far far away,
"Where's your credit gone, where's your credit gone" far far away, far far away, NewMalden'Orn
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8:02pm Mon 27 May 13

MAshby1001 says...

What a sad, sad little man
What a sad, sad little man MAshby1001
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8:02pm Mon 27 May 13

LutonHornet says...

Why are we even giving this print space? If he was still in charge, we wouldn't have a club, and stop printing that picture, it really p****s me off!!!!!
Why are we even giving this print space? If he was still in charge, we wouldn't have a club, and stop printing that picture, it really p****s me off!!!!! LutonHornet
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8:16pm Mon 27 May 13

dontknowynot says...

oh well I am thinking the silver lining is that WHEN Watford get promoted at least they will be out of the transfer embargo brought about by some incompetent fool
oh well I am thinking the silver lining is that WHEN Watford get promoted at least they will be out of the transfer embargo brought about by some incompetent fool dontknowynot
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8:23pm Mon 27 May 13

grahamwfc says...

Swim with the fishes you odious little man
Swim with the fishes you odious little man grahamwfc
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8:29pm Mon 27 May 13

jsjf1979 says...

No class. No class. What a pathetic little man. Please never let me see that photo again. Thank god for the Pozzo's, and sure we will come back stronger next season. Wobby - can you accidentally release his mobile no please?
No class. No class. What a pathetic little man. Please never let me see that photo again. Thank god for the Pozzo's, and sure we will come back stronger next season. Wobby - can you accidentally release his mobile no please? jsjf1979
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8:43pm Mon 27 May 13

Holly68 says...

He is pond life. He is that kid at school, the one that stands in the corner and struggles to socialise cos his mum doesn't love him #runtoflitter
He is pond life. He is that kid at school, the one that stands in the corner and struggles to socialise cos his mum doesn't love him #runtoflitter Holly68
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8:43pm Mon 27 May 13

WFCinexile says...

Complete lack of class.
Complete lack of class. WFCinexile
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8:44pm Mon 27 May 13

WolominKz28 says...

****
**** WolominKz28
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8:48pm Mon 27 May 13

qetu1358 says...

How old is he? 10?
How old is he? 10? qetu1358
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8:51pm Mon 27 May 13

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

Absolute idiot, the cretin deserves all he gets in life - nothing!
Absolute idiot, the cretin deserves all he gets in life - nothing! Ronny oh Ronny Ronny
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8:57pm Mon 27 May 13

N Joydegame says...

It's funny isn't it that every time that buffoon opens his mouth, he dribbles utter nonsense. What surprises me is that he's still up; way past his bedtime. Probably can't find his teddy and waiting for his nappy change.

Truly one of the most obnoxious morons to tread this earth. Someone will surely slap the little toad anytime soon. Maybe he'll be allowed out to play in Watford tonight. Go on you toad I just dare you!
It's funny isn't it that every time that buffoon opens his mouth, he dribbles utter nonsense. What surprises me is that he's still up; way past his bedtime. Probably can't find his teddy and waiting for his nappy change. Truly one of the most obnoxious morons to tread this earth. Someone will surely slap the little toad anytime soon. Maybe he'll be allowed out to play in Watford tonight. Go on you toad I just dare you! N Joydegame
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9:05pm Mon 27 May 13

mellow yellow says...

One word... Pathetic.
One word... Pathetic. mellow yellow
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9:05pm Mon 27 May 13

Paul Gadd says...

The pic is almost as awful as the one of the Union J with 'Crap Town' in the middle.....

He should be buried in the 'Eric Morcambe' suite at the vile kennel....would fit right in IMO
The pic is almost as awful as the one of the Union J with 'Crap Town' in the middle..... He should be buried in the 'Eric Morcambe' suite at the vile kennel....would fit right in IMO Paul Gadd
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9:08pm Mon 27 May 13

londomollari says...

Oh dear. Having read this I actually feel less depressed knowing how fortunate we are he is no longer connected to our club. All the previous comments reflect my feelings of contempt for this man.
Oh dear. Having read this I actually feel less depressed knowing how fortunate we are he is no longer connected to our club. All the previous comments reflect my feelings of contempt for this man. londomollari
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9:10pm Mon 27 May 13

londomollari says...

oh, I forgot. W.O., please burn the picture.
oh, I forgot. W.O., please burn the picture. londomollari
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9:10pm Mon 27 May 13

Bush Hornet says...

It's funny (ironic) that such a sad sad man has actually made me laugh today. For all the wrong reasons
It's funny (ironic) that such a sad sad man has actually made me laugh today. For all the wrong reasons Bush Hornet
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9:35pm Mon 27 May 13

fanfox says...

That has cheered me up even more. Great set of texts. Let me know where your are drinking so I can come and join you and celebrate.
That has cheered me up even more. Great set of texts. Let me know where your are drinking so I can come and join you and celebrate. fanfox
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9:35pm Mon 27 May 13

Peter_R says...

Totally classless. This man nearly ruined the club, thank god he is gone, and what comes around goes around. Karma will get you in the end Bassini.
Totally classless. This man nearly ruined the club, thank god he is gone, and what comes around goes around. Karma will get you in the end Bassini. Peter_R
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9:38pm Mon 27 May 13

Feff says...

This man is mad. Stop mentioning him.
All he wants is publicity. How pathetic!
This man is mad. Stop mentioning him. All he wants is publicity. How pathetic! Feff
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9:40pm Mon 27 May 13

Golferever says...

Don't worry guys. You can be sure that before long this apology for a person will drop himself in it again.

Stay strong, we will have the last laugh!!
Don't worry guys. You can be sure that before long this apology for a person will drop himself in it again. Stay strong, we will have the last laugh!! Golferever
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9:41pm Mon 27 May 13

Holly68 says...

Peter_R wrote:
Totally classless. This man nearly ruined the club, thank god he is gone, and what comes around goes around. Karma will get you in the end Bassini.
If not Karma then Jimmy Russo
[quote][p][bold]Peter_R[/bold] wrote: Totally classless. This man nearly ruined the club, thank god he is gone, and what comes around goes around. Karma will get you in the end Bassini.[/p][/quote]If not Karma then Jimmy Russo Holly68
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9:43pm Mon 27 May 13

Guy Bov says...

I think it's fair to say he won't be asked to turn on the Christmas lights in Watford this year.
I think it's fair to say he won't be asked to turn on the Christmas lights in Watford this year. Guy Bov
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9:50pm Mon 27 May 13

rubbergut says...

Maggot
Maggot rubbergut
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9:52pm Mon 27 May 13

D.unstable says...

Come on Wobby, what's his number we can send him a few picture texts of our own, my backside
Come on Wobby, what's his number we can send him a few picture texts of our own, my backside D.unstable
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9:55pm Mon 27 May 13

Komodo Hornet 31 says...

Ha Ha Ha bellend Bassini.....where do you start on this clown....still counting his pocket change from his safe raid. Drinking champagne in your bungalow I bet. Bet the texts were from a pay as you go phone. The watford observers picture is the best as he is class A helmet!!!!!!
Ha Ha Ha bellend Bassini.....where do you start on this clown....still counting his pocket change from his safe raid. Drinking champagne in your bungalow I bet. Bet the texts were from a pay as you go phone. The watford observers picture is the best as he is class A helmet!!!!!! Komodo Hornet 31
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9:57pm Mon 27 May 13

BobT44 says...

So why not give us his Twitter details so we can reply to him?
So why not give us his Twitter details so we can reply to him? BobT44
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10:00pm Mon 27 May 13

Doctor of Letters says...

He's not exactly risk averse; if I lived that close to Watford & my address were freely available via the web, I think I'd withdraw from public life with better grace.
He's not exactly risk averse; if I lived that close to Watford & my address were freely available via the web, I think I'd withdraw from public life with better grace. Doctor of Letters
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10:06pm Mon 27 May 13

allgood says...

Baz lives to close to Watford to start slinging mud.
Baz lives to close to Watford to start slinging mud. allgood
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10:08pm Mon 27 May 13

allgood says...

That should be too close.
That should be too close. allgood
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10:10pm Mon 27 May 13

fanfox says...

Watch out mate, you have upset the Udinese fans, all 8 of them.
Watch out mate, you have upset the Udinese fans, all 8 of them. fanfox
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10:42pm Mon 27 May 13

Roy Stockdill says...

While commiserating with Watford fans over getting so near yet so far, could I just say that Frank Smith and the WO are to be congratulated on having the courage to post those texts from "Bankrupt Baz" (as his entry at Wikipedia calls him)? I admire them for doing so, which is what local newspapers should be about.

Far from giving him the publicity he supposedly craves, according to some, the above story and texts have exposed the man for what he so obviously is, i.e. an aperture in the rectum.

An interesting website, which some have probably already seen, is: http://twohundredper
cent.net/?p=22364

Those who feel a compulsive desire to talk to him may find it useful to look at the 192.com website on electoral rolls and search under his original name.
While commiserating with Watford fans over getting so near yet so far, could I just say that Frank Smith and the WO are to be congratulated on having the courage to post those texts from "Bankrupt Baz" (as his entry at Wikipedia calls him)? I admire them for doing so, which is what local newspapers should be about. Far from giving him the publicity he supposedly craves, according to some, the above story and texts have exposed the man for what he so obviously is, i.e. an aperture in the rectum. An interesting website, which some have probably already seen, is: http://twohundredper cent.net/?p=22364 Those who feel a compulsive desire to talk to him may find it useful to look at the 192.com website on electoral rolls and search under his original name. Roy Stockdill
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11:33pm Mon 27 May 13

D.unstable says...

fanfox wrote:
Watch out mate, you have upset the Udinese fans, all 8 of them.
Listen Fox5hit, I do hope this gives you the opportunity to come to Watford next season and make yourself known rather than hiding behind you keyboard, do you forget I know who you are, you should know better having worked at your club, did they sack you?
[quote][p][bold]fanfox[/bold] wrote: Watch out mate, you have upset the Udinese fans, all 8 of them.[/p][/quote]Listen Fox5hit, I do hope this gives you the opportunity to come to Watford next season and make yourself known rather than hiding behind you keyboard, do you forget I know who you are, you should know better having worked at your club, did they sack you? D.unstable
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11:41pm Mon 27 May 13

Roy Stockdill says...

With respect, I think we are getting off the point here. Slagging each other off is simply rather pathetic and typical of moronic football fans, I'm afraid.

My point is that Frank Smith and the WO are to be congratulated most sincerely on putting the texts from Bassini on the website because they show the man up for what he is. Surely no-one can disagree with that?
With respect, I think we are getting off the point here. Slagging each other off is simply rather pathetic and typical of moronic football fans, I'm afraid. My point is that Frank Smith and the WO are to be congratulated most sincerely on putting the texts from Bassini on the website because they show the man up for what he is. Surely no-one can disagree with that? Roy Stockdill
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11:45pm Mon 27 May 13

oxheypaul says...

Well done, Wobby for revealing that. Don't suppose you can reveal his address, too?
Well done, Wobby for revealing that. Don't suppose you can reveal his address, too? oxheypaul
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11:55pm Mon 27 May 13

Roy Stockdill says...

Try looking at http://www.192.com/a
toz/people/bazini/la
wrence/

You may possibly have to buy some extra pay-as-you-go units to get the full address.

Sorry, that's the best I can do.
Try looking at http://www.192.com/a toz/people/bazini/la wrence/ You may possibly have to buy some extra pay-as-you-go units to get the full address. Sorry, that's the best I can do. Roy Stockdill
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11:58pm Mon 27 May 13

Holly68 says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
Try looking at http://www.192.com/a

toz/people/bazini/la

wrence/

You may possibly have to buy some extra pay-as-you-go units to get the full address.

Sorry, that's the best I can do.
Roy, what's your email address ?
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: Try looking at http://www.192.com/a toz/people/bazini/la wrence/ You may possibly have to buy some extra pay-as-you-go units to get the full address. Sorry, that's the best I can do.[/p][/quote]Roy, what's your email address ? Holly68
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12:05am Tue 28 May 13

Roy Stockdill says...

roy.stockdill@btinte
rnet.com

It's no secret, most people can find it.
roy.stockdill@btinte rnet.com It's no secret, most people can find it. Roy Stockdill
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12:08am Tue 28 May 13

Holly68 says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
roy.stockdill@btinte

rnet.com

It's no secret, most people can find it.
Cheers

Just sent you an email
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: roy.stockdill@btinte rnet.com It's no secret, most people can find it.[/p][/quote]Cheers Just sent you an email Holly68
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2:17am Tue 28 May 13

Henry VIII says...

Thank you for showing your true colours Bassini. The club will recover, the fans will move on, but your over the top comments will stay with me. I will make quite sure that we meet, the simple difference being that I know what you look like and you do not know me. This is my club, my family background and for better or worse, the club I love dearly. We are not perfect, we are Watford, a small honest club. Something that you cannot look in the mirror and say. Until we meet....
Thank you for showing your true colours Bassini. The club will recover, the fans will move on, but your over the top comments will stay with me. I will make quite sure that we meet, the simple difference being that I know what you look like and you do not know me. This is my club, my family background and for better or worse, the club I love dearly. We are not perfect, we are Watford, a small honest club. Something that you cannot look in the mirror and say. Until we meet.... Henry VIII
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3:41am Tue 28 May 13

steveherts says...

fanfox wrote:
That has cheered me up even more. Great set of texts. Let me know where your are drinking so I can come and join you and celebrate.
you should like him as your club likes to go bust to.How come you spent so much cash on your team when there are better players playing down the park
[quote][p][bold]fanfox[/bold] wrote: That has cheered me up even more. Great set of texts. Let me know where your are drinking so I can come and join you and celebrate.[/p][/quote]you should like him as your club likes to go bust to.How come you spent so much cash on your team when there are better players playing down the park steveherts
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6:36am Tue 28 May 13

dorphil says...

Shame they did not shove him in the safe and throw away the key when he tried to rob it.
I thought he wasn't interested in Watford anymore and wanted to spend more time with his daughter. Poor girl.
Hope he gets involved with Luton when the bans lifted
Shame they did not shove him in the safe and throw away the key when he tried to rob it. I thought he wasn't interested in Watford anymore and wanted to spend more time with his daughter. Poor girl. Hope he gets involved with Luton when the bans lifted dorphil
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9:05am Tue 28 May 13

Rogers123 says...

I know bassini in real life. That is not his number
I know bassini in real life. That is not his number Rogers123
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9:14am Tue 28 May 13

sufcwfc says...

Rogers123 wrote:
I know bassini in real life. That is not his number
Not something to brag about surely
[quote][p][bold]Rogers123[/bold] wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number[/p][/quote]Not something to brag about surely sufcwfc
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9:15am Tue 28 May 13

GloryHornetBoy says...

His family and friends (the few he has) must read this and our comments and wonder why he has said such things.

They must be embarrassed and ashamed to be associated with such an awful bitter and twisted human being.
His family and friends (the few he has) must read this and our comments and wonder why he has said such things. They must be embarrassed and ashamed to be associated with such an awful bitter and twisted human being. GloryHornetBoy
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9:28am Tue 28 May 13

robbutler1984 says...

He claimed he cared for the supporters he claimed he cared about the club, even though i never believed it this shows his true colours. I was't happy from day 1 with him. So pleased he has gone. Heartless man who tried to ruin so playing games with so many peoples lives. Gloating is the most horrible thing to do. I saw no Palace fans doing it yesterday after the game. Thank goodness for the Pozzo family. We may not have gone up but at least Bassini has gone. I hope he is never allowed to return to football again.
He claimed he cared for the supporters he claimed he cared about the club, even though i never believed it this shows his true colours. I was't happy from day 1 with him. So pleased he has gone. Heartless man who tried to ruin so playing games with so many peoples lives. Gloating is the most horrible thing to do. I saw no Palace fans doing it yesterday after the game. Thank goodness for the Pozzo family. We may not have gone up but at least Bassini has gone. I hope he is never allowed to return to football again. robbutler1984
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9:29am Tue 28 May 13

Paul Gadd says...

Everyone should stop drinkng in the Lion and head to Mac's instead
Now I'm off to cheer up by watching THAT game v Leicester again!
Everyone should stop drinkng in the Lion and head to Mac's instead Now I'm off to cheer up by watching THAT game v Leicester again! Paul Gadd
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9:31am Tue 28 May 13

DuffmanWFC says...

Mr Bassini here is a message to you: if I ever see you I will smash your face in! Enjoy your champagne you to55er!
Mr Bassini here is a message to you: if I ever see you I will smash your face in! Enjoy your champagne you to55er! DuffmanWFC
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9:38am Tue 28 May 13

RobboBTC says...

I am almost certain we would be plying our trade in League One next season if we still had that idiot Bassini in charge. I am totally gutted after yesterday but with the Pozzo's in charge we have a bright future! COYH.
I am almost certain we would be plying our trade in League One next season if we still had that idiot Bassini in charge. I am totally gutted after yesterday but with the Pozzo's in charge we have a bright future! COYH. RobboBTC
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10:11am Tue 28 May 13

Watford4eva says...

Bass your a helmet
Bass your a helmet Watford4eva
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10:22am Tue 28 May 13

mattymashup says...

Wow how happy I am we have the pozzo's in charge.

Can't see Simpson and co enjoying our defeats.

Hope Watford do have the chance to sue him for all he is worth, remember baz was found guilty and Watford should be owed compo from that crook.

Last laugh for us methinks.

Onwards and upwards for us.

Bazzini being bummed in prison within the next 5 years.
Wow how happy I am we have the pozzo's in charge. Can't see Simpson and co enjoying our defeats. Hope Watford do have the chance to sue him for all he is worth, remember baz was found guilty and Watford should be owed compo from that crook. Last laugh for us methinks. Onwards and upwards for us. Bazzini being bummed in prison within the next 5 years. mattymashup
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10:24am Tue 28 May 13

G_Whiz says...

Haha! - Don't worry Bassini and what's left of the Luton fans.

We will have our day!

COYH!
Haha! - Don't worry Bassini and what's left of the Luton fans. We will have our day! COYH! G_Whiz
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10:33am Tue 28 May 13

JohnnyHornet says...

DuffmanWFC wrote:
Mr Bassini here is a message to you: if I ever see you I will smash your face in! Enjoy your champagne you to55er!
Duffman, you should have finished by saying, " because next time you'll need the champagne transfused "
[quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: Mr Bassini here is a message to you: if I ever see you I will smash your face in! Enjoy your champagne you to55er![/p][/quote]Duffman, you should have finished by saying, " because next time you'll need the champagne transfused " JohnnyHornet
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10:36am Tue 28 May 13

JohnnyHornet says...

RobboBTC wrote:
I am almost certain we would be plying our trade in League One next season if we still had that idiot Bassini in charge. I am totally gutted after yesterday but with the Pozzo's in charge we have a bright future! COYH.
Well if we still existed I think it would be the second division coming for us next season, Any way I just had the morning ablutions and realised I could rename the large sh1ts Bassini
[quote][p][bold]RobboBTC[/bold] wrote: I am almost certain we would be plying our trade in League One next season if we still had that idiot Bassini in charge. I am totally gutted after yesterday but with the Pozzo's in charge we have a bright future! COYH.[/p][/quote]Well if we still existed I think it would be the second division coming for us next season, Any way I just had the morning ablutions and realised I could rename the large sh1ts Bassini JohnnyHornet
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10:43am Tue 28 May 13

Hornet Chris says...

OMG what a scummer he is. Just found new depths.

Completly delouded as all his problems were his own making, what a complete muppet.

So glad he is nothing to do with the club! Onwards and upwards.

Come on you Orns!
OMG what a scummer he is. Just found new depths. Completly delouded as all his problems were his own making, what a complete muppet. So glad he is nothing to do with the club! Onwards and upwards. Come on you Orns! Hornet Chris
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11:13am Tue 28 May 13

Boosey says...

I'm sure someone with a big ugly bald head, living in Stanmore and driving around in a Convertable Roller would not be hard to find!
I'm sure someone with a big ugly bald head, living in Stanmore and driving around in a Convertable Roller would not be hard to find! Boosey
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11:18am Tue 28 May 13

UZZY says...

Just hope he hasn't been in to the safe at The Vic whilst we where at Wembley.
Just hope he hasn't been in to the safe at The Vic whilst we where at Wembley. UZZY
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11:46am Tue 28 May 13

Boosey says...

Bassini, I totally agree with your wife, that wallpaper in the bedroom is hideous, just like you.
Bassini, I totally agree with your wife, that wallpaper in the bedroom is hideous, just like you. Boosey
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12:29pm Tue 28 May 13

femalehornet122 says...

I think Bassini is disgusting as a person and as a former owner of our club. Totally the wrong sort of person to own a football club. I still find it amazing that the Foorball family who check on people before they can own a club did not find him out?? he had been bankrupt at least twice, had no money and obviously was intent on stripping watford of any money at all. How could he be seen as a person who could be responsible for taking a club forward. All he wants is easy money.
I think it was right to show everyone in watford what a disgraceful person he is and thankfully now is not now invovled in the club. May he get what he deserves.However nasty that is.
I think Bassini is disgusting as a person and as a former owner of our club. Totally the wrong sort of person to own a football club. I still find it amazing that the Foorball family who check on people before they can own a club did not find him out?? he had been bankrupt at least twice, had no money and obviously was intent on stripping watford of any money at all. How could he be seen as a person who could be responsible for taking a club forward. All he wants is easy money. I think it was right to show everyone in watford what a disgraceful person he is and thankfully now is not now invovled in the club. May he get what he deserves.However nasty that is. femalehornet122
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12:53pm Tue 28 May 13

Roy Stockdill says...

Unfortunately, football seems to attract vultures intent on what they see as easy pickings. Think Portsmouth!!!

I blame the football authorities - the FA, the Football League, the Premier League, etc, - for seeing only the money dangled before them by television and for not controlling the dodgier elements in the game. And I don't just mean club owners. Can anyone deny that the activities of some agents and managers - including some of the biggest names in football - are a disgrace? It's the fans who have to pay the price of the villainy in the game.
Unfortunately, football seems to attract vultures intent on what they see as easy pickings. Think Portsmouth!!! I blame the football authorities - the FA, the Football League, the Premier League, etc, - for seeing only the money dangled before them by television and for not controlling the dodgier elements in the game. And I don't just mean club owners. Can anyone deny that the activities of some agents and managers - including some of the biggest names in football - are a disgrace? It's the fans who have to pay the price of the villainy in the game. Roy Stockdill
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12:54pm Tue 28 May 13

londomollari says...

I wasn't a fan of the Russo's, but compared to Baz, they are St Peter and St Paul. I wish the brothers all the best in their forthcoming litigation against Baz, and hope they leave him with nothing but his grubby underpants with the hole f8rted through the back.
I wasn't a fan of the Russo's, but compared to Baz, they are St Peter and St Paul. I wish the brothers all the best in their forthcoming litigation against Baz, and hope they leave him with nothing but his grubby underpants with the hole f8rted through the back. londomollari
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1:06pm Tue 28 May 13

londomollari says...

londomollari wrote:
I wasn't a fan of the Russo's, but compared to Baz, they are St Peter and St Paul. I wish the brothers all the best in their forthcoming litigation against Baz, and hope they leave him with nothing but his grubby underpants with the hole f8rted through the back.
Sorry, having sent that the image it created was so hideous it put me off my lunch. Maybe he should cover his helmet with his helmet instead.
[quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: I wasn't a fan of the Russo's, but compared to Baz, they are St Peter and St Paul. I wish the brothers all the best in their forthcoming litigation against Baz, and hope they leave him with nothing but his grubby underpants with the hole f8rted through the back.[/p][/quote]Sorry, having sent that the image it created was so hideous it put me off my lunch. Maybe he should cover his helmet with his helmet instead. londomollari
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1:34pm Tue 28 May 13

N Joydegame says...

Rogers123 wrote:
I know bassini in real life. That is not his number
Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here.

Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.
[quote][p][bold]Rogers123[/bold] wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number[/p][/quote]Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone. N Joydegame
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2:03pm Tue 28 May 13

Harry's Bar says...

N Joydegame wrote:
Rogers123 wrote:
I know bassini in real life. That is not his number
Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here.

Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.
He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either.
[quote][p][bold]N Joydegame[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rogers123[/bold] wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number[/p][/quote]Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.[/p][/quote]He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either. Harry's Bar
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2:05pm Tue 28 May 13

Hornets number 12 fan says...

Acting like a schoolboy that's just been wedgied! Bassini you are the worst possible owner any football club could wish for and you couldn't run a bath let alone a company! now crawl back under your Stanmore Rcck you mug!
Acting like a schoolboy that's just been wedgied! Bassini you are the worst possible owner any football club could wish for and you couldn't run a bath let alone a company! now crawl back under your Stanmore Rcck you mug! Hornets number 12 fan
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2:22pm Tue 28 May 13

Harry's Bar says...

Napalm Pudding wrote:
I think he's got deeply profound psychological issues. He seems to be in a state of perma-childhood having never matured as an adult. Like Michael Jackson he probably relates best to children's culture, language and environment which may explain his irritating and brattish behaviour. It also explains why adults find him so difficult to deal with- he applies the logic of a nine year old to everything.

Expect to hear tails of him crying and throwing tantrums in court when the Russos take his train set away as collateral.

Stanmore's village idiot, the bankrupt imbecile, coming to a park bench and stinking of p*ss near you soon!

#karma
If these messages were sent by Bassini, and the WO must have checked the number, he's clearly not well and needs to see a psychiatrist. It's as if he's suffering from multiple personality disorder, reverting to childhood in a desperate attempt to hide from the realities of his life.
[quote][p][bold]Napalm Pudding[/bold] wrote: I think he's got deeply profound psychological issues. He seems to be in a state of perma-childhood having never matured as an adult. Like Michael Jackson he probably relates best to children's culture, language and environment which may explain his irritating and brattish behaviour. It also explains why adults find him so difficult to deal with- he applies the logic of a nine year old to everything. Expect to hear tails of him crying and throwing tantrums in court when the Russos take his train set away as collateral. Stanmore's village idiot, the bankrupt imbecile, coming to a park bench and stinking of p*ss near you soon! #karma[/p][/quote]If these messages were sent by Bassini, and the WO must have checked the number, he's clearly not well and needs to see a psychiatrist. It's as if he's suffering from multiple personality disorder, reverting to childhood in a desperate attempt to hide from the realities of his life. Harry's Bar
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2:51pm Tue 28 May 13

Boosey says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
N Joydegame wrote:
Rogers123 wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number
Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.
He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either.
What makes you think he won't be seen driving round Stanmore? That's where he bought his new house, with money from our club.
Also he's not as smart as Simpson either and if you want to see what he did with our money, you only have to look at Simpson travel and see if you can afford to stay in one of his villas.
I doubt we will ever see you in the WH club next season either.
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Joydegame[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rogers123[/bold] wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number[/p][/quote]Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.[/p][/quote]He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either.[/p][/quote]What makes you think he won't be seen driving round Stanmore? That's where he bought his new house, with money from our club. Also he's not as smart as Simpson either and if you want to see what he did with our money, you only have to look at Simpson travel and see if you can afford to stay in one of his villas. I doubt we will ever see you in the WH club next season either. Boosey
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2:59pm Tue 28 May 13

Feff says...

Whatever happened to the "eminent" surgeon, Mr. Panos Thomas, who introduced Bassini to the club? Where does he operate?
Whatever happened to the "eminent" surgeon, Mr. Panos Thomas, who introduced Bassini to the club? Where does he operate? Feff
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3:07pm Tue 28 May 13

Boosey says...

Feff wrote:
Whatever happened to the "eminent" surgeon, Mr. Panos Thomas, who introduced Bassini to the club? Where does he operate?
Surgeons operate in a theatre!
[quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: Whatever happened to the "eminent" surgeon, Mr. Panos Thomas, who introduced Bassini to the club? Where does he operate?[/p][/quote]Surgeons operate in a theatre! Boosey
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3:07pm Tue 28 May 13

lutondown says...

Boosey wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
N Joydegame wrote:
Rogers123 wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number
Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.
He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either.
What makes you think he won't be seen driving round Stanmore? That's where he bought his new house, with money from our club.
Also he's not as smart as Simpson either and if you want to see what he did with our money, you only have to look at Simpson travel and see if you can afford to stay in one of his villas.
I doubt we will ever see you in the WH club next season either.
Well Harry and Bas's mate, it is his real number. Fact.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Joydegame[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rogers123[/bold] wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number[/p][/quote]Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.[/p][/quote]He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either.[/p][/quote]What makes you think he won't be seen driving round Stanmore? That's where he bought his new house, with money from our club. Also he's not as smart as Simpson either and if you want to see what he did with our money, you only have to look at Simpson travel and see if you can afford to stay in one of his villas. I doubt we will ever see you in the WH club next season either.[/p][/quote]Well Harry and Bas's mate, it is his real number. Fact. lutondown
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3:09pm Tue 28 May 13

lutondown says...

Feff wrote:
Whatever happened to the "eminent" surgeon, Mr. Panos Thomas, who introduced Bassini to the club? Where does he operate?
He sells revamped pantyhose at Petty Lane Market.
It goes by the name of Ive a big Panos and his business partner is ilovbas
[quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: Whatever happened to the "eminent" surgeon, Mr. Panos Thomas, who introduced Bassini to the club? Where does he operate?[/p][/quote]He sells revamped pantyhose at Petty Lane Market. It goes by the name of Ive a big Panos and his business partner is ilovbas lutondown
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3:18pm Tue 28 May 13

Petchey says...

Grow up panos Thomas was screwed as well
Grow up panos Thomas was screwed as well Petchey
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3:25pm Tue 28 May 13

SamTheEagle says...

Just be relieved he no longer has anything to do with the club and be thankful he was ousted before he could do any long lasting or terminal damage.
Just be relieved he no longer has anything to do with the club and be thankful he was ousted before he could do any long lasting or terminal damage. SamTheEagle
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3:31pm Tue 28 May 13

Boosey says...

lutondown wrote:
Feff wrote: Whatever happened to the "eminent" surgeon, Mr. Panos Thomas, who introduced Bassini to the club? Where does he operate?
He sells revamped pantyhose at Petty Lane Market. It goes by the name of Ive a big Panos and his business partner is ilovbas
LOL!
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: Whatever happened to the "eminent" surgeon, Mr. Panos Thomas, who introduced Bassini to the club? Where does he operate?[/p][/quote]He sells revamped pantyhose at Petty Lane Market. It goes by the name of Ive a big Panos and his business partner is ilovbas[/p][/quote]LOL! Boosey
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3:32pm Tue 28 May 13

lutondown says...

Petchey wrote:
Grow up panos Thomas was screwed as well
Hey Petchey, you can come say that to my face. I've a score I'd really like to settle
[quote][p][bold]Petchey[/bold] wrote: Grow up panos Thomas was screwed as well[/p][/quote]Hey Petchey, you can come say that to my face. I've a score I'd really like to settle lutondown
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3:53pm Tue 28 May 13

Harry's Bar says...

Boosey wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
N Joydegame wrote:
Rogers123 wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number
Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.
He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either.
What makes you think he won't be seen driving round Stanmore? That's where he bought his new house, with money from our club. Also he's not as smart as Simpson either and if you want to see what he did with our money, you only have to look at Simpson travel and see if you can afford to stay in one of his villas. I doubt we will ever see you in the WH club next season either.
Probably not, but if ESH agreed I would come along. But then he's done a bunk, although he's still seen driving around East Sussex in his open top roller.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Joydegame[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rogers123[/bold] wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number[/p][/quote]Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.[/p][/quote]He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either.[/p][/quote]What makes you think he won't be seen driving round Stanmore? That's where he bought his new house, with money from our club. Also he's not as smart as Simpson either and if you want to see what he did with our money, you only have to look at Simpson travel and see if you can afford to stay in one of his villas. I doubt we will ever see you in the WH club next season either.[/p][/quote]Probably not, but if ESH agreed I would come along. But then he's done a bunk, although he's still seen driving around East Sussex in his open top roller. Harry's Bar
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3:59pm Tue 28 May 13

lutondown says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Boosey wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
N Joydegame wrote:
Rogers123 wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number
Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.
He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either.
What makes you think he won't be seen driving round Stanmore? That's where he bought his new house, with money from our club. Also he's not as smart as Simpson either and if you want to see what he did with our money, you only have to look at Simpson travel and see if you can afford to stay in one of his villas. I doubt we will ever see you in the WH club next season either.
Probably not, but if ESH agreed I would come along. But then he's done a bunk, although he's still seen driving around East Sussex in his open top roller.
Shame really. Added SAH To the list of posters who have come along and lived! ( as all do, of course)
We don't have to agree, that's the fun of it all really, everything is subjective really.
As for ESHs roller, the only roller he has is on his B and Q lawn mower.
Think his real name is stripey Nigel
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Joydegame[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rogers123[/bold] wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number[/p][/quote]Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.[/p][/quote]He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either.[/p][/quote]What makes you think he won't be seen driving round Stanmore? That's where he bought his new house, with money from our club. Also he's not as smart as Simpson either and if you want to see what he did with our money, you only have to look at Simpson travel and see if you can afford to stay in one of his villas. I doubt we will ever see you in the WH club next season either.[/p][/quote]Probably not, but if ESH agreed I would come along. But then he's done a bunk, although he's still seen driving around East Sussex in his open top roller.[/p][/quote]Shame really. Added SAH To the list of posters who have come along and lived! ( as all do, of course) We don't have to agree, that's the fun of it all really, everything is subjective really. As for ESHs roller, the only roller he has is on his B and Q lawn mower. Think his real name is stripey Nigel lutondown
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4:35pm Tue 28 May 13

Holly68 says...

upthehornets41 wrote:
just been told that this is B*ssini's numberThe poor man is now alledgedly claiming he has been "misunderstood", maybe someone can contact him (number is correct) to ask why he felt the need to send these texts to WO

The other issue is the Red Lion was in the process of the leasehold being transferred (sold) to a third party (possibly Russo's as part of loan repayment) and he has stalled on this too ...
[quote][p][bold]upthehornets41[/bold] wrote: just been told that this is B*ssini's numberThe poor man is now alledgedly claiming he has been "misunderstood", maybe someone can contact him (number is correct) to ask why he felt the need to send these texts to WO The other issue is the Red Lion was in the process of the leasehold being transferred (sold) to a third party (possibly Russo's as part of loan repayment) and he has stalled on this too ... Holly68
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5:08pm Tue 28 May 13

Boosey says...

lutondown wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Boosey wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
N Joydegame wrote:
Rogers123 wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number
Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.
He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either.
What makes you think he won't be seen driving round Stanmore? That's where he bought his new house, with money from our club. Also he's not as smart as Simpson either and if you want to see what he did with our money, you only have to look at Simpson travel and see if you can afford to stay in one of his villas. I doubt we will ever see you in the WH club next season either.
Probably not, but if ESH agreed I would come along. But then he's done a bunk, although he's still seen driving around East Sussex in his open top roller.
Shame really. Added SAH To the list of posters who have come along and lived! ( as all do, of course) We don't have to agree, that's the fun of it all really, everything is subjective really. As for ESHs roller, the only roller he has is on his B and Q lawn mower. Think his real name is stripey Nigel
Yes, it was really nice to meet up with SAH, nice bloke and hope the trip home wasn't too bad for him.
Also Exeter Horn, (Mr Angry)didn't meet eye to eye with the barman LOL hope you had good trip home as well.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Joydegame[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rogers123[/bold] wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number[/p][/quote]Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.[/p][/quote]He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either.[/p][/quote]What makes you think he won't be seen driving round Stanmore? That's where he bought his new house, with money from our club. Also he's not as smart as Simpson either and if you want to see what he did with our money, you only have to look at Simpson travel and see if you can afford to stay in one of his villas. I doubt we will ever see you in the WH club next season either.[/p][/quote]Probably not, but if ESH agreed I would come along. But then he's done a bunk, although he's still seen driving around East Sussex in his open top roller.[/p][/quote]Shame really. Added SAH To the list of posters who have come along and lived! ( as all do, of course) We don't have to agree, that's the fun of it all really, everything is subjective really. As for ESHs roller, the only roller he has is on his B and Q lawn mower. Think his real name is stripey Nigel[/p][/quote]Yes, it was really nice to meet up with SAH, nice bloke and hope the trip home wasn't too bad for him. Also Exeter Horn, (Mr Angry)didn't meet eye to eye with the barman LOL hope you had good trip home as well. Boosey
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5:13pm Tue 28 May 13

lutondown says...

Boosey wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Boosey wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
N Joydegame wrote:
Rogers123 wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number
Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.
He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either.
What makes you think he won't be seen driving round Stanmore? That's where he bought his new house, with money from our club. Also he's not as smart as Simpson either and if you want to see what he did with our money, you only have to look at Simpson travel and see if you can afford to stay in one of his villas. I doubt we will ever see you in the WH club next season either.
Probably not, but if ESH agreed I would come along. But then he's done a bunk, although he's still seen driving around East Sussex in his open top roller.
Shame really. Added SAH To the list of posters who have come along and lived! ( as all do, of course) We don't have to agree, that's the fun of it all really, everything is subjective really. As for ESHs roller, the only roller he has is on his B and Q lawn mower. Think his real name is stripey Nigel
Yes, it was really nice to meet up with SAH, nice bloke and hope the trip home wasn't too bad for him.
Also Exeter Horn, (Mr Angry)didn't meet eye to eye with the barman LOL hope you had good trip home as well.
Yeah, punchy or what!! Lol!
Among all the plastic Johnny come every seven year don a Watford shirt brigade, we really have some great travelling fans. Take a bow.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Joydegame[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rogers123[/bold] wrote: I know bassini in real life. That is not his number[/p][/quote]Since when did Bassini ever live in the 'real' world? If you really do know him, I'm not sure it's a good idea to admit to it on here. Guilty by association then? I sincerely hope not as I wouldn't wish that lowlife onto anyone.[/p][/quote]He said he knew him, he didn't say he was a mate of his. I doubted that was his number. I doubt you'll see Bassini driving round Stanmore either.[/p][/quote]What makes you think he won't be seen driving round Stanmore? That's where he bought his new house, with money from our club. Also he's not as smart as Simpson either and if you want to see what he did with our money, you only have to look at Simpson travel and see if you can afford to stay in one of his villas. I doubt we will ever see you in the WH club next season either.[/p][/quote]Probably not, but if ESH agreed I would come along. But then he's done a bunk, although he's still seen driving around East Sussex in his open top roller.[/p][/quote]Shame really. Added SAH To the list of posters who have come along and lived! ( as all do, of course) We don't have to agree, that's the fun of it all really, everything is subjective really. As for ESHs roller, the only roller he has is on his B and Q lawn mower. Think his real name is stripey Nigel[/p][/quote]Yes, it was really nice to meet up with SAH, nice bloke and hope the trip home wasn't too bad for him. Also Exeter Horn, (Mr Angry)didn't meet eye to eye with the barman LOL hope you had good trip home as well.[/p][/quote]Yeah, punchy or what!! Lol! Among all the plastic Johnny come every seven year don a Watford shirt brigade, we really have some great travelling fans. Take a bow. lutondown
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7:23pm Tue 28 May 13

sufcwfc says...

Note to Frank Smith: Could you please ensure you forward all of the messages you have received from Bassini to the football league so that they have it on record what a quality individual he is. Just in case he tries to get involved in some other club in the future.
(unless it's Leicester, Palace or Hull of course, in which case, fill your boots Bas)
Note to Frank Smith: Could you please ensure you forward all of the messages you have received from Bassini to the football league so that they have it on record what a quality individual he is. Just in case he tries to get involved in some other club in the future. (unless it's Leicester, Palace or Hull of course, in which case, fill your boots Bas) sufcwfc
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7:26pm Tue 28 May 13

QUINNPT says...

If the alledged texts did come from Baz directly, how immature and insecure to send these sort of comments even if they were taken out of context (the usual politican excuse).
We are so lucky that the Pozzo's came in when they did.
Doesn't he realise that some of the negativity expressed on this website and other forums is only down to how he managed the club and his inept managing of his own communication skills. No wonder so many of his advetures have gone 't*ts up'. Look in the mirror baz!!
If the alledged texts did come from Baz directly, how immature and insecure to send these sort of comments even if they were taken out of context (the usual politican excuse). We are so lucky that the Pozzo's came in when they did. Doesn't he realise that some of the negativity expressed on this website and other forums is only down to how he managed the club and his inept managing of his own communication skills. No wonder so many of his advetures have gone 't*ts up'. Look in the mirror baz!! QUINNPT
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7:27pm Tue 28 May 13

craig239 says...

When someone stoops to low childish comments you know you have won!
We don't need to lower ourselves to his level. He's has done this so he can feed on our reactions well Baz unlucky.We've moved on - boy have we.
Anyway enjoy your champs life is too short
When someone stoops to low childish comments you know you have won! We don't need to lower ourselves to his level. He's has done this so he can feed on our reactions well Baz unlucky.We've moved on - boy have we. Anyway enjoy your champs life is too short craig239
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10:58pm Tue 28 May 13

sarratthorn says...

The man is just a slug - someone should pour salt on him asap. What a nasty man he is, hope he gets whar he deserves in life.
The man is just a slug - someone should pour salt on him asap. What a nasty man he is, hope he gets whar he deserves in life. sarratthorn
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7:06am Wed 29 May 13

pstannard4 says...

He has had his fun now can the WO AND WATFORD BAN THIS A**E for good. Doesnt desevre internet space anymore on any site
He has had his fun now can the WO AND WATFORD BAN THIS A**E for good. Doesnt desevre internet space anymore on any site pstannard4
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9:11am Wed 29 May 13

peterjw says...

I recognised Bassini as an incompetent fraudster on day one of his tenure and I was admonished by a number of fans for being unfair to him.
The difference between him and Simpson/Ashton, is they were in my opnion competent .

Bassini is now in the big boys playground and the Russo Brothers and Lord Ashcroft will doubtless have him for breakfast, then raise their glasses to a job well done.
I recognised Bassini as an incompetent fraudster on day one of his tenure and I was admonished by a number of fans for being unfair to him. The difference between him and Simpson/Ashton, is they were in my opnion competent . Bassini is now in the big boys playground and the Russo Brothers and Lord Ashcroft will doubtless have him for breakfast, then raise their glasses to a job well done. peterjw
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9:31am Wed 29 May 13

Harry's Bar says...

peterjw wrote:
I recognised Bassini as an incompetent fraudster on day one of his tenure and I was admonished by a number of fans for being unfair to him.
The difference between him and Simpson/Ashton, is they were in my opnion competent .

Bassini is now in the big boys playground and the Russo Brothers and Lord Ashcroft will doubtless have him for breakfast, then raise their glasses to a job well done.
Not sure they will "have him for breakfast". Has Bassini to anyones knowledge repaid a single penny of the money he owes?
[quote][p][bold]peterjw[/bold] wrote: I recognised Bassini as an incompetent fraudster on day one of his tenure and I was admonished by a number of fans for being unfair to him. The difference between him and Simpson/Ashton, is they were in my opnion competent . Bassini is now in the big boys playground and the Russo Brothers and Lord Ashcroft will doubtless have him for breakfast, then raise their glasses to a job well done.[/p][/quote]Not sure they will "have him for breakfast". Has Bassini to anyones knowledge repaid a single penny of the money he owes? Harry's Bar
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10:14am Wed 29 May 13

londomollari says...

The little I know of the Russo's I certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of them. I am sure that, in court, Baz will have a hard time, particularly with the details emerging about him recently. To Ashcroft Baz is an insignificant maggot
The little I know of the Russo's I certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of them. I am sure that, in court, Baz will have a hard time, particularly with the details emerging about him recently. To Ashcroft Baz is an insignificant maggot londomollari
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11:34am Wed 29 May 13

Harry's Bar says...

londomollari wrote:
The little I know of the Russo's I certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of them. I am sure that, in court, Baz will have a hard time, particularly with the details emerging about him recently. To Ashcroft Baz is an insignificant maggot
Does Baz owe Ashcroft? He got his money didn't he, not from where he thought maybe. Not sure that Ashcroft would get done up by a lowlife like Bassini.
[quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: The little I know of the Russo's I certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of them. I am sure that, in court, Baz will have a hard time, particularly with the details emerging about him recently. To Ashcroft Baz is an insignificant maggot[/p][/quote]Does Baz owe Ashcroft? He got his money didn't he, not from where he thought maybe. Not sure that Ashcroft would get done up by a lowlife like Bassini. Harry's Bar
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12:52pm Wed 29 May 13

Chris the Vic says...

Dear Laurence

Some men aspire to greatness and a few think they have attained greatness of which I fear you are one.
What was upsetting was your swaggering around the pitch with your legal mate Tweedle Dee.
For someone who wanted to be low key and perhaps had reason to be you could not resist the high life with champers and an assortment of women (both expensive). then seemingly there were the strange transactions and investors/partners with documents that were to be shredded. As top businessman you will understand the surprise of this murky behaviour and your almost final parting gift to us a transfer embargo.
Then you gloat. Unfortunately you went too far and it is my desire to petition the local MP to request a full investigation to make sure all documents relating to your bankruptcy and the purchasing of the club. I hope all the documents are in good order. If not (nudge nudge) you and your legal advisor may have perjured yourselves.

Over to the WO ...feel free to enlist my help.
Dear Laurence Some men aspire to greatness and a few think they have attained greatness of which I fear you are one. What was upsetting was your swaggering around the pitch with your legal mate Tweedle Dee. For someone who wanted to be low key and perhaps had reason to be you could not resist the high life with champers and an assortment of women (both expensive). then seemingly there were the strange transactions and investors/partners with documents that were to be shredded. As top businessman you will understand the surprise of this murky behaviour and your almost final parting gift to us a transfer embargo. Then you gloat. Unfortunately you went too far and it is my desire to petition the local MP to request a full investigation to make sure all documents relating to your bankruptcy and the purchasing of the club. I hope all the documents are in good order. If not (nudge nudge) you and your legal advisor may have perjured yourselves. Over to the WO ...feel free to enlist my help. Chris the Vic
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12:53pm Wed 29 May 13

MIBSWE says...

The full story with Bassini will come out in due course after the WFC board have completed any legal proceedings/investig
ations they maybe involved in. That is what has been promised by one of Directors.

Bassini has in my opinion some issue that a typical school boy would have. I'm just waiting on him to say "my Dad is bigger than your Dad".

The fans have forgotten him. How the hell he ever got hold of the club is a mystery to me. The previous owners I suspect knew who he was and that he would probably break one of the T&Cs and get the club back, which seems that may have happened as the club were sold and he was powerless to stop it.

Anyway, we are Watfors and our expectations now are to at least be in the play-offs in future seasons with the target being the PL. Our future will probably follow th epath like Granada/Udiness with a big difference in that there is more money to be made for a team of our size than in the Italian and Spanish leagues. Love it!
The full story with Bassini will come out in due course after the WFC board have completed any legal proceedings/investig ations they maybe involved in. That is what has been promised by one of Directors. Bassini has in my opinion some issue that a typical school boy would have. I'm just waiting on him to say "my Dad is bigger than your Dad". The fans have forgotten him. How the hell he ever got hold of the club is a mystery to me. The previous owners I suspect knew who he was and that he would probably break one of the T&Cs and get the club back, which seems that may have happened as the club were sold and he was powerless to stop it. Anyway, we are Watfors and our expectations now are to at least be in the play-offs in future seasons with the target being the PL. Our future will probably follow th epath like Granada/Udiness with a big difference in that there is more money to be made for a team of our size than in the Italian and Spanish leagues. Love it! MIBSWE
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1:55pm Wed 29 May 13

watford1881 says...

Thanks for deleting my post WO freedom of expression is still a human right U know.. Only four or five post now deleted.. Comments for WO robots.....
Thanks for deleting my post WO freedom of expression is still a human right U know.. Only four or five post now deleted.. Comments for WO robots..... watford1881
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2:00pm Wed 29 May 13

lutondown says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
londomollari wrote:
The little I know of the Russo's I certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of them. I am sure that, in court, Baz will have a hard time, particularly with the details emerging about him recently. To Ashcroft Baz is an insignificant maggot
Does Baz owe Ashcroft? He got his money didn't he, not from where he thought maybe. Not sure that Ashcroft would get done up by a lowlife like Bassini.
Harry Bar= Cyber bully....lol
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: The little I know of the Russo's I certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of them. I am sure that, in court, Baz will have a hard time, particularly with the details emerging about him recently. To Ashcroft Baz is an insignificant maggot[/p][/quote]Does Baz owe Ashcroft? He got his money didn't he, not from where he thought maybe. Not sure that Ashcroft would get done up by a lowlife like Bassini.[/p][/quote]Harry Bar= Cyber bully....lol lutondown
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2:08pm Wed 29 May 13

lutondown says...

peterjw wrote:
I recognised Bassini as an incompetent fraudster on day one of his tenure and I was admonished by a number of fans for being unfair to him.
The difference between him and Simpson/Ashton, is they were in my opnion competent .

Bassini is now in the big boys playground and the Russo Brothers and Lord Ashcroft will doubtless have him for breakfast, then raise their glasses to a job well done.
Oh mate I and a few others were booted by the Bas boys on a daily basis, possibly not helped that I did not overrate our football under honest Sean. Thing is, other than a few, most I read at the moment with mild amusement the venom directed at their former hero!
Anyway, I was privy to a late night chat Monday and swapped a few texts with the charlatan, and I kid you not he offered to settle the bill for the curry that myself and three other horns had just consumed.
The guy who interviewed him on my phone is a twitter poster we call Manic Mundy.
It was hilarious, even more so that Bas actually answered the questions fired at him!
I think his reaction shows the real measure of the man, not really the action of a real businessman, but lets face it chappies, he certainly fooled a host of you! Lol
[quote][p][bold]peterjw[/bold] wrote: I recognised Bassini as an incompetent fraudster on day one of his tenure and I was admonished by a number of fans for being unfair to him. The difference between him and Simpson/Ashton, is they were in my opnion competent . Bassini is now in the big boys playground and the Russo Brothers and Lord Ashcroft will doubtless have him for breakfast, then raise their glasses to a job well done.[/p][/quote]Oh mate I and a few others were booted by the Bas boys on a daily basis, possibly not helped that I did not overrate our football under honest Sean. Thing is, other than a few, most I read at the moment with mild amusement the venom directed at their former hero! Anyway, I was privy to a late night chat Monday and swapped a few texts with the charlatan, and I kid you not he offered to settle the bill for the curry that myself and three other horns had just consumed. The guy who interviewed him on my phone is a twitter poster we call Manic Mundy. It was hilarious, even more so that Bas actually answered the questions fired at him! I think his reaction shows the real measure of the man, not really the action of a real businessman, but lets face it chappies, he certainly fooled a host of you! Lol lutondown
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2:46pm Wed 29 May 13

Holly68 says...

Holly68 wrote:
upthehornets41 wrote:
just been told that this is B*ssini's numberThe poor man is now alledgedly claiming he has been "misunderstood"
, maybe someone can contact him (number is correct) to ask why he felt the need to send these texts to WO

The other issue is the Red Lion was in the process of the leasehold being transferred (sold) to a third party (possibly Russo's as part of loan repayment) and he has stalled on this too ...The leasehold of the pub which Baz was in process of transferring (selling) to a third party is I now understand not to the Russo's but a different third party. The process has stalled on Baz side ...
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upthehornets41[/bold] wrote: just been told that this is B*ssini's numberThe poor man is now alledgedly claiming he has been "misunderstood" , maybe someone can contact him (number is correct) to ask why he felt the need to send these texts to WO The other issue is the Red Lion was in the process of the leasehold being transferred (sold) to a third party (possibly Russo's as part of loan repayment) and he has stalled on this too ...[/p][/quote]The leasehold of the pub which Baz was in process of transferring (selling) to a third party is I now understand not to the Russo's but a different third party. The process has stalled on Baz side ... Holly68
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2:47pm Wed 29 May 13

gloryhornet4 says...

fanfox wrote:
That has cheered me up even more. Great set of texts. Let me know where your are drinking so I can come and join you and celebrate.
There are some good loyal Fox fans out there. Then there are some (very few) who need to move on and get behind their team.

Childish, immature - letting the side down.
[quote][p][bold]fanfox[/bold] wrote: That has cheered me up even more. Great set of texts. Let me know where your are drinking so I can come and join you and celebrate.[/p][/quote]There are some good loyal Fox fans out there. Then there are some (very few) who need to move on and get behind their team. Childish, immature - letting the side down. gloryhornet4
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4:01pm Wed 29 May 13

Harry's Bar says...

lutondown wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
londomollari wrote:
The little I know of the Russo's I certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of them. I am sure that, in court, Baz will have a hard time, particularly with the details emerging about him recently. To Ashcroft Baz is an insignificant maggot
Does Baz owe Ashcroft? He got his money didn't he, not from where he thought maybe. Not sure that Ashcroft would get done up by a lowlife like Bassini.
Harry Bar= Cyber bully....lol
I was just querying peterjw's post saying that Ashcroft was going to have Bassini "for breakfast". No bullying.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: The little I know of the Russo's I certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of them. I am sure that, in court, Baz will have a hard time, particularly with the details emerging about him recently. To Ashcroft Baz is an insignificant maggot[/p][/quote]Does Baz owe Ashcroft? He got his money didn't he, not from where he thought maybe. Not sure that Ashcroft would get done up by a lowlife like Bassini.[/p][/quote]Harry Bar= Cyber bully....lol[/p][/quote]I was just querying peterjw's post saying that Ashcroft was going to have Bassini "for breakfast". No bullying. Harry's Bar
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4:11pm Wed 29 May 13

Gryiox says...

What does Venice art school and Watford football club have in common?

They both rejected dictatorial idiots.
What does Venice art school and Watford football club have in common? They both rejected dictatorial idiots. Gryiox
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4:19pm Wed 29 May 13

Harry's Bar says...

Gryiox wrote:
What does Venice art school and Watford football club have in common?

They both rejected dictatorial idiots.
And there's no more damning indictment than that.
[quote][p][bold]Gryiox[/bold] wrote: What does Venice art school and Watford football club have in common? They both rejected dictatorial idiots.[/p][/quote]And there's no more damning indictment than that. Harry's Bar
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4:39pm Wed 29 May 13

lutondown says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
londomollari wrote:
The little I know of the Russo's I certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of them. I am sure that, in court, Baz will have a hard time, particularly with the details emerging about him recently. To Ashcroft Baz is an insignificant maggot
Does Baz owe Ashcroft? He got his money didn't he, not from where he thought maybe. Not sure that Ashcroft would get done up by a lowlife like Bassini.
Harry Bar= Cyber bully....lol
I was just querying peterjw's post saying that Ashcroft was going to have Bassini "for breakfast". No bullying.
Cyber bully..leave me alone
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: The little I know of the Russo's I certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of them. I am sure that, in court, Baz will have a hard time, particularly with the details emerging about him recently. To Ashcroft Baz is an insignificant maggot[/p][/quote]Does Baz owe Ashcroft? He got his money didn't he, not from where he thought maybe. Not sure that Ashcroft would get done up by a lowlife like Bassini.[/p][/quote]Harry Bar= Cyber bully....lol[/p][/quote]I was just querying peterjw's post saying that Ashcroft was going to have Bassini "for breakfast". No bullying.[/p][/quote]Cyber bully..leave me alone lutondown
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5:36pm Wed 29 May 13

andyhooked says...

That man is gone. Thank God. My neighbour that sits next to me has some insight into LB through a friend of a friend. The guy is totally Walter Mitty. Even LB's brother will not have anything to do with him. We know that LB is a p***k Now we have the Pozzos behind us and LB is barred from football. Let's look forward and not backwards to someone that is worthless
That man is gone. Thank God. My neighbour that sits next to me has some insight into LB through a friend of a friend. The guy is totally Walter Mitty. Even LB's brother will not have anything to do with him. We know that LB is a p***k Now we have the Pozzos behind us and LB is barred from football. Let's look forward and not backwards to someone that is worthless andyhooked
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6:31pm Wed 29 May 13

lutondown says...

andyhooked wrote:
That man is gone. Thank God. My neighbour that sits next to me has some insight into LB through a friend of a friend. The guy is totally Walter Mitty. Even LB's brother will not have anything to do with him. We know that LB is a p***k Now we have the Pozzos behind us and LB is barred from football. Let's look forward and not backwards to someone that is worthless
Well said!
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: That man is gone. Thank God. My neighbour that sits next to me has some insight into LB through a friend of a friend. The guy is totally Walter Mitty. Even LB's brother will not have anything to do with him. We know that LB is a p***k Now we have the Pozzos behind us and LB is barred from football. Let's look forward and not backwards to someone that is worthless[/p][/quote]Well said! lutondown
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11:23am Thu 30 May 13

londomollari says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
londomollari wrote:
The little I know of the Russo's I certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of them. I am sure that, in court, Baz will have a hard time, particularly with the details emerging about him recently. To Ashcroft Baz is an insignificant maggot
Does Baz owe Ashcroft? He got his money didn't he, not from where he thought maybe. Not sure that Ashcroft would get done up by a lowlife like Bassini.
I'd stake my mortgage that Ashcroft has secured everything he wants from the club and Bas. As I said, to Ashcroft, Baz is the sort of maggot he would squash underfoot without thought.
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: The little I know of the Russo's I certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of them. I am sure that, in court, Baz will have a hard time, particularly with the details emerging about him recently. To Ashcroft Baz is an insignificant maggot[/p][/quote]Does Baz owe Ashcroft? He got his money didn't he, not from where he thought maybe. Not sure that Ashcroft would get done up by a lowlife like Bassini.[/p][/quote]I'd stake my mortgage that Ashcroft has secured everything he wants from the club and Bas. As I said, to Ashcroft, Baz is the sort of maggot he would squash underfoot without thought. londomollari
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2:33pm Thu 30 May 13

Watforce says...

If he is drinking champagne, he'll have got someone else to pay for it.
No doubt that champagne will be in high demand when the low life gets banged away. His slipperyness will probably be make him very popular with the other inmates.
If he is drinking champagne, he'll have got someone else to pay for it. No doubt that champagne will be in high demand when the low life gets banged away. His slipperyness will probably be make him very popular with the other inmates. Watforce
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8:04pm Thu 30 May 13

Margate Horn says...

Bassini is so f*cked up in the head I think it won't be too long before we're reading details of his suicide, hopefully.
Bassini is so f*cked up in the head I think it won't be too long before we're reading details of his suicide, hopefully. Margate Horn
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8:31am Fri 31 May 13

Chris the Vic says...

Margate cannot agree with your hope but pray that he will get his just deserts.
Margate cannot agree with your hope but pray that he will get his just deserts. Chris the Vic
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