Tag Archives: Ownership Change

29th June 2012- Pozzo Family Takeover of Watford FC from Laurence Bassini

The takeover was very protracted but was reported as being on the verge of completed in the 22nd June issue of the Watford Observer. It appeared to be eventually confirmed on the 29th by the Evening Standard.

The following day the Independent reported Bassini said the deal was off

23 Jun 2012

Michael Calvin writing in the Independent on Sunday the following day said he believed the deal would still go through.

24 Jun 2012

This small article below taken from the Evening Standard on the 29th June finally confirmed the takeover had happened.

The Wikipedia article about Laurence Bassini gives more details of the takeover.

Evening Standard, 4 Jul 2012
Independent, 11 Jul 2012

14th March 2009- Championship, Watford 2 Sheffield Wednesday 2 and Jimmy Russo’s first programme notes since becoming Watford chairman

Francis Jeffers was Sheffield Wednesday’s hero as his last minute penalty earned his side a 2-2 draw at Watford. The two in-form sides played out an entertaining spectacle at Vicarage Road that saw Marcus Tudgay head Wednesday into the lead, only for Mark Beevers’ own goal to give Watford parity going into the break. Jobi McAnuff thought he had done enough to earn the Hornets a maximum haul when he headed home after the interval, but it was Jeffers that held his nerve at the death to give Brian Laws’ side a share of the spoils.

I made the mistake of suggesting to ig after about an hour that the ref was doing OK.  The ref then proceeded to lose it completely… Jeffers staying on after kicking Loach was extraordinary, Wood’s yellow card utterly implausible (if he fouled Priskin it was long before the covering defenders arrived), Cowie had a penalty shout ignored and plenty of controversy surrounded Wednesday’s late goal….