Watford mark three-year anniversary of Laurence Bassini taking charge of the club

Now you can be just like Laurence Bassini with your own red builder's hat.

Now you can be just like Laurence Bassini with your own red builder's hat.

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Watford FC are marking the three-year anniversary of Laurence Bassini completing his takeover by selling red builder's hats in their club shop for one week only.

Bassini officially took control of the Hornets three years ago today and the Hornets were desperate to recognise the momentous day.

And in the same way our former deputy editor Oliver Phillips became synonymous with the Stetson hat, Bassini is widely recognised because of his relationship with the red builder's hat.

The hats will be available from the Hornets Shop for £4.40 and Watford hope to use the money raised to cover their legal costs for the last 18 months.

The Hornets had initially planned a photo shoot with the club's former owner this morning but he was unwell so couldn't attend.

You can pre-order a hat by emailing pulltheother one@watfordfc.com.

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11:49am Tue 1 Apr 14

demerit says...

Ha ha. You got this in WO with only 10 minutes to go before noon!
Ha ha. You got this in WO with only 10 minutes to go before noon! demerit
  • Score: 22

11:52am Tue 1 Apr 14

PeteBogHorrorHornet says...

Yeah yeah very funny. Would like to see it happen though
Yeah yeah very funny. Would like to see it happen though PeteBogHorrorHornet
  • Score: 14

11:53am Tue 1 Apr 14

Watford Willie says...

Watch out, He'll sue.

Are they available online?
Watch out, He'll sue. Are they available online? Watford Willie
  • Score: 12

12:03pm Tue 1 Apr 14

StotfoldHornet says...

Brilliant!
Brilliant! StotfoldHornet
  • Score: 18

12:35pm Tue 1 Apr 14

The Not-so-enlightened one says...

Love it - he is the April FOOL.
Love it - he is the April FOOL. The Not-so-enlightened one
  • Score: 11

12:51pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Nordin's Hooter says...

Classic !!!!! Well done Wobby.....the best one of the day by far!

Happy Birthday Laurence.
Classic !!!!! Well done Wobby.....the best one of the day by far! Happy Birthday Laurence. Nordin's Hooter
  • Score: 16

12:53pm Tue 1 Apr 14

D.unstable says...

It may be an April fool but in all honesty think they could sell thousands...bring it on.

Excellent WO
It may be an April fool but in all honesty think they could sell thousands...bring it on. Excellent WO D.unstable
  • Score: 12

12:58pm Tue 1 Apr 14

demerit says...

D.unstable wrote:
It may be an April fool but in all honesty think they could sell thousands...bring it on.

Excellent WO
Of course, we'll all look like fools if on Saturday when we see hundreds of red helmets in the shop!
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: It may be an April fool but in all honesty think they could sell thousands...bring it on. Excellent WO[/p][/quote]Of course, we'll all look like fools if on Saturday when we see hundreds of red helmets in the shop! demerit
  • Score: 4

12:59pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Excellent stuff ! Great article wobbly.
If only it were true. A "Bassini day" at a home game would be great with all supporters attending wearing LB's hat of choice.
Excellent stuff ! Great article wobbly. If only it were true. A "Bassini day" at a home game would be great with all supporters attending wearing LB's hat of choice. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 6

1:20pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Andrew1963 says...

Watford Willie wrote:
Watch out, He'll sue. Are they available online?
He is only Sue at the weekends
[quote][p][bold]Watford Willie[/bold] wrote: Watch out, He'll sue. Are they available online?[/p][/quote]He is only Sue at the weekends Andrew1963
  • Score: 17

1:51pm Tue 1 Apr 14

demerit says...

Andrew1963 wrote:
Watford Willie wrote:
Watch out, He'll sue. Are they available online?
He is only Sue at the weekends
Presumably then doesn't have his helmet with him..
[quote][p][bold]Andrew1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Watford Willie[/bold] wrote: Watch out, He'll sue. Are they available online?[/p][/quote]He is only Sue at the weekends[/p][/quote]Presumably then doesn't have his helmet with him.. demerit
  • Score: 8

4:14pm Tue 1 Apr 14

duckfan10 says...

Move over Orson Wells ....here comes the WO!!
Move over Orson Wells ....here comes the WO!! duckfan10
  • Score: 4

7:20am Wed 2 Apr 14

piemagico says...

Every tenth purchase comes with a complimentary locked safe!
Every tenth purchase comes with a complimentary locked safe! piemagico
  • Score: 2

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