Interesting that a man who many regard as Master Bates' s poodle should use the term "I don't have a dog in the fight" when referring to the Play Off Final on Monday. Of course, many animal lovers might take offence at this apparent reference to illegal dog fighting by Lorimer, but that's a side issue.
More to the point is that an official Ambassador of the club has seen fit to voice concerns over Udinese Calcio's lend lease policy, with the Scottish thunderbolt revealing that he will be supporting Crystal Palace on Monday because he doesn't agree with the way Watford have exploited a "loophole" and betrayed the "spirit of the game" in the process.
Aware, perhaps, of the litigious nature of the club under the Pozzos, Lorimer is careful to say that "they haven't broken any rules" but he expresses the belief that Watford will "not be able to get away with it" again next season now that the "authorities" have "cottoned on".
Lorimer goes on to dismiss both Watford and Palace as unworthy promotion candidates, claiming he wasn't impressed by either team when they played Leeds, which is a tad odd given the 1-6 reverse at Elland Road. But I suppose it is difficult to get a clear view of the pitch when you are watching the game from deep inside Ken Bates's anus.
Most peculiar of all is the revelation that it took Lorimer until the last game of the season to understand what Watford were up to! Lorimer, appropriately sounding off in the Yapping Post, whines, "When we went to Vicarage Road on the last day of the season I looked at their match day programme and was really surprised to see just how many members of Udinese’s squad have been in England for Watford’s benefit." So, a guy on the payroll of Leeds, who also earns a crust from sports journalism, reveals himself to be utterly clueless about one of the biggest controversies of the Championship season!
Of course, it is more than a little ironic that a member of THAT "Dirty, dirty" Revie squad should speak out against a club betraying "the spirit of the rules"! Talk about pots and kettles!