Adrian Mariappa win the Watford Observer Player of the Season Trophy

Adrian Mariappa with the Watford Observer Player of the Season Trophy and Terence Ritchie from SA Law and Meeten Nathwani from Hillier Hopkins

Adrian Mariappa with the Watford Observer Player of the Season Trophy and Terence Ritchie from SA Law and Meeten Nathwani from Hillier Hopkins

First published in Sport

Hornets defender Adrian Mariappa was the unanimous winner of this year’s Watford Observer Player of the Season Trophy.

Mariappa was presented with the trophy on the Vicarage Road pitch prior to today’s game with Middlesbrough.

The 25-year-old, who has been out of the side lately due to injury, won the trophy with 1,915 voting points.

John Eustace was second with 1,182, Troy Deeney third with 936, Jonathan Hogg finished fourth (728) and Nyron Nosworthy completed the top five (386).

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3:31pm Sat 28 Apr 12

mrbankrupt says...

Well done Mapps well deserved.
Dont go but i suspect the owner will sell like i predicted with Marvin.
Well done Mapps well deserved. Dont go but i suspect the owner will sell like i predicted with Marvin. mrbankrupt
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5:30pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Frankie Frazer says...

Well done mapps, solid season!! Eustace for me tho, with Mapps 2nd & Hogg 3rd .... Pleased for the lad tho, especially as it may be his last season and he has been a great servant to WFC ...
Well done mapps, solid season!! Eustace for me tho, with Mapps 2nd & Hogg 3rd .... Pleased for the lad tho, especially as it may be his last season and he has been a great servant to WFC ... Frankie Frazer
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7:56pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Hornet1970 says...

I too voted for John Eustace, with Aidy second. But im not complaining. Great season for him and the lads....best of luck in premiership if you move on..

or stay and get there with the hornets next season

COYH
I too voted for John Eustace, with Aidy second. But im not complaining. Great season for him and the lads....best of luck in premiership if you move on.. or stay and get there with the hornets next season COYH Hornet1970
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8:32pm Sun 29 Apr 12

FriscoHornet says...

mrbankrupt wrote:
Well done Mapps well deserved.
Dont go but i suspect the owner will sell like i predicted with Marvin.
Mapps will want to move up and may not be prepared to wait long enough to do that with Watford. Sadly that's a fact of life .... but if we an hold on to the majority of this talented group of youngsters for another season or two, who knows what we can achieve. But the negativity of people like the above correspondent is an indication that Watford will never again have the level of suport necessary to sustain a club in the Premiership even if we make it there.
[quote][p][bold]mrbankrupt[/bold] wrote: Well done Mapps well deserved. Dont go but i suspect the owner will sell like i predicted with Marvin.[/p][/quote]Mapps will want to move up and may not be prepared to wait long enough to do that with Watford. Sadly that's a fact of life .... but if we an hold on to the majority of this talented group of youngsters for another season or two, who knows what we can achieve. But the negativity of people like the above correspondent is an indication that Watford will never again have the level of suport necessary to sustain a club in the Premiership even if we make it there. FriscoHornet
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9:33am Mon 30 Apr 12

corbindallas says...

Well said Frisco, it seems to me there are a core of supporters who will never be pleased, we are a selling club so why this is suddenly a issue is beyond me, yes it would be nice to hang onto players and if DG was kept we might even be heading to the play offs now, but we also need to understand that running a football club is a expensive gamble. mrbankrupt chucking mud is free you personal hatred of Bassini is clear but not once have you supplied any evidence proof or explanation of any wrong doing with the here and now, so for once put up or shut up as you are becoming very boring now!
Well said Frisco, it seems to me there are a core of supporters who will never be pleased, we are a selling club so why this is suddenly a issue is beyond me, yes it would be nice to hang onto players and if DG was kept we might even be heading to the play offs now, but we also need to understand that running a football club is a expensive gamble. mrbankrupt chucking mud is free you personal hatred of Bassini is clear but not once have you supplied any evidence proof or explanation of any wrong doing with the here and now, so for once put up or shut up as you are becoming very boring now! corbindallas
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10:14am Mon 30 Apr 12

wfcsteve says...

u·nan·i·mous
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Adjective: 1.(of two or more people) Fully in agreement.
2.(of an opinion, decision, or vote) Held or carried by everyone involved.
u·nan·i·mous /yo͞oˈnanəməs/ Adjective: 1.(of two or more people) Fully in agreement. 2.(of an opinion, decision, or vote) Held or carried by everyone involved. wfcsteve
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3:27pm Mon 30 Apr 12

mrbankrupt says...

corbindallas wrote:
Well said Frisco, it seems to me there are a core of supporters who will never be pleased, we are a selling club so why this is suddenly a issue is beyond me, yes it would be nice to hang onto players and if DG was kept we might even be heading to the play offs now, but we also need to understand that running a football club is a expensive gamble. mrbankrupt chucking mud is free you personal hatred of Bassini is clear but not once have you supplied any evidence proof or explanation of any wrong doing with the here and now, so for once put up or shut up as you are becoming very boring now!
just remind me of the names of Mr Bassini companys again before he took over,
Funny enough i dont think i will get an answer
[quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: Well said Frisco, it seems to me there are a core of supporters who will never be pleased, we are a selling club so why this is suddenly a issue is beyond me, yes it would be nice to hang onto players and if DG was kept we might even be heading to the play offs now, but we also need to understand that running a football club is a expensive gamble. mrbankrupt chucking mud is free you personal hatred of Bassini is clear but not once have you supplied any evidence proof or explanation of any wrong doing with the here and now, so for once put up or shut up as you are becoming very boring now![/p][/quote]just remind me of the names of Mr Bassini companys again before he took over, Funny enough i dont think i will get an answer mrbankrupt
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5:13pm Mon 30 Apr 12

Chris the Vic says...

The strange thing about Mr Bassinni is that WFC directors were instructed to check him out before negotiations opened. Presumably they did that with the assistance of professional advisers.

LB was advised by a very good law firm who would not have taken him on without checking him out.

Now I am not saying that LB is Mr Clean, but as I don't know the full facts I will not judge him on anything but the last year or so.

Based on that period the club appears to have stabilised, we are meeting the debt schedule and have done better than last year despite selling/losing at least four of our stars.

Overall we have to be pleased and yet Mr Bankrupt you make all sorts of allegations most of which I suspect are baseless and unfair.

We are a selling club, always will be and despite that I feel confident we will continue to do well under Mr Bassinni and Sean Dyche and at least neither of them have preached to us about Prudent Management.
The strange thing about Mr Bassinni is that WFC directors were instructed to check him out before negotiations opened. Presumably they did that with the assistance of professional advisers. LB was advised by a very good law firm who would not have taken him on without checking him out. Now I am not saying that LB is Mr Clean, but as I don't know the full facts I will not judge him on anything but the last year or so. Based on that period the club appears to have stabilised, we are meeting the debt schedule and have done better than last year despite selling/losing at least four of our stars. Overall we have to be pleased and yet Mr Bankrupt you make all sorts of allegations most of which I suspect are baseless and unfair. We are a selling club, always will be and despite that I feel confident we will continue to do well under Mr Bassinni and Sean Dyche and at least neither of them have preached to us about Prudent Management. Chris the Vic
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5:24pm Mon 30 Apr 12

mrbankrupt says...

Chris the Vic wrote:
The strange thing about Mr Bassinni is that WFC directors were instructed to check him out before negotiations opened. Presumably they did that with the assistance of professional advisers.

LB was advised by a very good law firm who would not have taken him on without checking him out.

Now I am not saying that LB is Mr Clean, but as I don't know the full facts I will not judge him on anything but the last year or so.

Based on that period the club appears to have stabilised, we are meeting the debt schedule and have done better than last year despite selling/losing at least four of our stars.

Overall we have to be pleased and yet Mr Bankrupt you make all sorts of allegations most of which I suspect are baseless and unfair.

We are a selling club, always will be and despite that I feel confident we will continue to do well under Mr Bassinni and Sean Dyche and at least neither of them have preached to us about Prudent Management.
I have an opinion just like you.Until you or someone can answer 1 simple question about his past i will not trust him.
if you dont like my opinion hard luck.I,ve had a season ticket for over 20yrs. I will still be here when your mate Bas is well gone
[quote][p][bold]Chris the Vic[/bold] wrote: The strange thing about Mr Bassinni is that WFC directors were instructed to check him out before negotiations opened. Presumably they did that with the assistance of professional advisers. LB was advised by a very good law firm who would not have taken him on without checking him out. Now I am not saying that LB is Mr Clean, but as I don't know the full facts I will not judge him on anything but the last year or so. Based on that period the club appears to have stabilised, we are meeting the debt schedule and have done better than last year despite selling/losing at least four of our stars. Overall we have to be pleased and yet Mr Bankrupt you make all sorts of allegations most of which I suspect are baseless and unfair. We are a selling club, always will be and despite that I feel confident we will continue to do well under Mr Bassinni and Sean Dyche and at least neither of them have preached to us about Prudent Management.[/p][/quote]I have an opinion just like you.Until you or someone can answer 1 simple question about his past i will not trust him. if you dont like my opinion hard luck.I,ve had a season ticket for over 20yrs. I will still be here when your mate Bas is well gone mrbankrupt
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2:13pm Tue 1 May 12

tonupchris says...

mrbankrupt wrote:
corbindallas wrote:
Well said Frisco, it seems to me there are a core of supporters who will never be pleased, we are a selling club so why this is suddenly a issue is beyond me, yes it would be nice to hang onto players and if DG was kept we might even be heading to the play offs now, but we also need to understand that running a football club is a expensive gamble. mrbankrupt chucking mud is free you personal hatred of Bassini is clear but not once have you supplied any evidence proof or explanation of any wrong doing with the here and now, so for once put up or shut up as you are becoming very boring now!
just remind me of the names of Mr Bassini companys again before he took over,
Funny enough i dont think i will get an answer
The buying of Watford FC had to be ratified by the football league and I'm sure the current directors and the football clubs lawyers will also have checked him out. It's well documented that he's had a few problems in the past which you mention. but on more than one occasion you've been asked to say what he has done wrong since arriving at the club and as yet we have seen nothing.
He said from the very start that we would still need to sell to stay afloat but that's been the same for many years in the past and unless the Sultan of Brunei wants to buy the club will continue well in to the future. Selling Sordell was good business sense. £3.5m helps run the club.
Dyche has been given funds to sign players full time and on loan
The supporters wanted a bar so he sorted the pub out.
We needed a new pitch which is arriving as soon as Sarries play their last game. If Sarries stay for next year then not ideal but we can charge them a decent amount to help pay for the pitch.
Once this is done we can move on to the SW corner, changing rooms and hopefully the East stand but only one can happen at a time. Rome wasn't built in a day.
He hasn't done a fans forum but as long as he keeps doing what he says he will I don't really care.
I'm not saying he is the answer and he may prove not to be but as my name is not Doris Stokes and I can't see in to the future I can only go on what he's done so far and it looks ok to me.
Let us all know what he's done so horribly wrong since he came in.
[quote][p][bold]mrbankrupt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: Well said Frisco, it seems to me there are a core of supporters who will never be pleased, we are a selling club so why this is suddenly a issue is beyond me, yes it would be nice to hang onto players and if DG was kept we might even be heading to the play offs now, but we also need to understand that running a football club is a expensive gamble. mrbankrupt chucking mud is free you personal hatred of Bassini is clear but not once have you supplied any evidence proof or explanation of any wrong doing with the here and now, so for once put up or shut up as you are becoming very boring now![/p][/quote]just remind me of the names of Mr Bassini companys again before he took over, Funny enough i dont think i will get an answer[/p][/quote]The buying of Watford FC had to be ratified by the football league and I'm sure the current directors and the football clubs lawyers will also have checked him out. It's well documented that he's had a few problems in the past which you mention. but on more than one occasion you've been asked to say what he has done wrong since arriving at the club and as yet we have seen nothing. He said from the very start that we would still need to sell to stay afloat but that's been the same for many years in the past and unless the Sultan of Brunei wants to buy the club will continue well in to the future. Selling Sordell was good business sense. £3.5m helps run the club. Dyche has been given funds to sign players full time and on loan The supporters wanted a bar so he sorted the pub out. We needed a new pitch which is arriving as soon as Sarries play their last game. If Sarries stay for next year then not ideal but we can charge them a decent amount to help pay for the pitch. Once this is done we can move on to the SW corner, changing rooms and hopefully the East stand but only one can happen at a time. Rome wasn't built in a day. He hasn't done a fans forum but as long as he keeps doing what he says he will I don't really care. I'm not saying he is the answer and he may prove not to be but as my name is not Doris Stokes and I can't see in to the future I can only go on what he's done so far and it looks ok to me. Let us all know what he's done so horribly wrong since he came in. tonupchris
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4:48pm Tue 1 May 12

mrbankrupt says...

tonupchris wrote:
mrbankrupt wrote:
corbindallas wrote:
Well said Frisco, it seems to me there are a core of supporters who will never be pleased, we are a selling club so why this is suddenly a issue is beyond me, yes it would be nice to hang onto players and if DG was kept we might even be heading to the play offs now, but we also need to understand that running a football club is a expensive gamble. mrbankrupt chucking mud is free you personal hatred of Bassini is clear but not once have you supplied any evidence proof or explanation of any wrong doing with the here and now, so for once put up or shut up as you are becoming very boring now!
just remind me of the names of Mr Bassini companys again before he took over,
Funny enough i dont think i will get an answer
The buying of Watford FC had to be ratified by the football league and I'm sure the current directors and the football clubs lawyers will also have checked him out. It's well documented that he's had a few problems in the past which you mention. but on more than one occasion you've been asked to say what he has done wrong since arriving at the club and as yet we have seen nothing.
He said from the very start that we would still need to sell to stay afloat but that's been the same for many years in the past and unless the Sultan of Brunei wants to buy the club will continue well in to the future. Selling Sordell was good business sense. £3.5m helps run the club.
Dyche has been given funds to sign players full time and on loan
The supporters wanted a bar so he sorted the pub out.
We needed a new pitch which is arriving as soon as Sarries play their last game. If Sarries stay for next year then not ideal but we can charge them a decent amount to help pay for the pitch.
Once this is done we can move on to the SW corner, changing rooms and hopefully the East stand but only one can happen at a time. Rome wasn't built in a day.
He hasn't done a fans forum but as long as he keeps doing what he says he will I don't really care.
I'm not saying he is the answer and he may prove not to be but as my name is not Doris Stokes and I can't see in to the future I can only go on what he's done so far and it looks ok to me.
Let us all know what he's done so horribly wrong since he came in.
After all that you still didn't answer the question?
Former company names please,thats all i,m asking
[quote][p][bold]tonupchris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrbankrupt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: Well said Frisco, it seems to me there are a core of supporters who will never be pleased, we are a selling club so why this is suddenly a issue is beyond me, yes it would be nice to hang onto players and if DG was kept we might even be heading to the play offs now, but we also need to understand that running a football club is a expensive gamble. mrbankrupt chucking mud is free you personal hatred of Bassini is clear but not once have you supplied any evidence proof or explanation of any wrong doing with the here and now, so for once put up or shut up as you are becoming very boring now![/p][/quote]just remind me of the names of Mr Bassini companys again before he took over, Funny enough i dont think i will get an answer[/p][/quote]The buying of Watford FC had to be ratified by the football league and I'm sure the current directors and the football clubs lawyers will also have checked him out. It's well documented that he's had a few problems in the past which you mention. but on more than one occasion you've been asked to say what he has done wrong since arriving at the club and as yet we have seen nothing. He said from the very start that we would still need to sell to stay afloat but that's been the same for many years in the past and unless the Sultan of Brunei wants to buy the club will continue well in to the future. Selling Sordell was good business sense. £3.5m helps run the club. Dyche has been given funds to sign players full time and on loan The supporters wanted a bar so he sorted the pub out. We needed a new pitch which is arriving as soon as Sarries play their last game. If Sarries stay for next year then not ideal but we can charge them a decent amount to help pay for the pitch. Once this is done we can move on to the SW corner, changing rooms and hopefully the East stand but only one can happen at a time. Rome wasn't built in a day. He hasn't done a fans forum but as long as he keeps doing what he says he will I don't really care. I'm not saying he is the answer and he may prove not to be but as my name is not Doris Stokes and I can't see in to the future I can only go on what he's done so far and it looks ok to me. Let us all know what he's done so horribly wrong since he came in.[/p][/quote]After all that you still didn't answer the question? Former company names please,thats all i,m asking mrbankrupt
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10:55pm Tue 1 May 12

No Wheels says...

Shamefully, I forgot to vote, so I guess it could have been even MORE 'unanimous'! Força Watford! Taking unanimity to new, unforeseen levels....
Shamefully, I forgot to vote, so I guess it could have been even MORE 'unanimous'! Força Watford! Taking unanimity to new, unforeseen levels.... No Wheels
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