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Watford is on the Up and Deeney the Redemption Man

 Published on: 8th April 2015   |   By: Nik Allen

Earlier this week I attended the opening of the Holiday Inn in Watford.

I was invited by my good friend Rami Ranger.

I remember ten years ago when there were hardly any hotels in Watford. I always thought that it was odd when you consider what a busy place the town really is.

Just recently Watford was named in the Daily Mail’s This is Money section as being a town on the ‘up’. Excellent transport links, an improving town centre and good schools were the three reasons to be cheerful about the town.

Add to this Watford FC right in the mix to get promoted and you have even more of a feel good factor.

As regular readers will know I love football. I’m an avid Everton fan but Watford are firmly my favourite ‘second’ team.

The Hornets have been showing a lot of character this season. One man epitomises that belief and resilience. Troy Deeney. He has recently become the first Watford player to score twenty goals in three consecutive seasons.

In 2012 Deeney was jailed, quite rightly, for being involved in a fight. He did his time, paid his dues and came back from that experience with a new motivation and drive.

My reporters tell me he’s a nice guy who always comes across as being genuine and decent. Watford stuck by him during his jail sentence and he’s repaid that loyalty. He could even give Watford and the club’s fans the ultimate thank you which would be scoring the goals which get them to the Premier League.

Who knows they may even name a hotel after him? The Troy Deeney Towers does have a certain ring to it.

Thanks for reading,



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