Granty's anger was understandable; these days it seems it's always the club that is last to know when a player – or a coach – is about to get away.
And, likewise, as soon as anyone reveals that their mind is elsewhere, then fair enough – get them away.
As much as anyone tends to distance themselves from any Worthy quote these days, he had a thing about bad apples in barrels; picking it out before the rest of the barrel festers. And Granty is of exactly the same mind.
The trouble, to old Ferret's mind at least, is that he didn't stay on the phone long enough to ask the departing Hunter just what job he'd got at Vicarage Road.
And it's an important question. Because you wonder whether if it was a case of three proving a crowd at Colney as the gaffer, Duffy and Hunter stood on each other's coaching toes, where that might leave old Malky as and when Hunter arrives at Watford.
For after a back-room clear-out last season, Aidy Boothroyd actually elevated the big-hearted 35-year-old to his first-team coach – a role you can only think that Hunter's about to snaffle up. Or does Malky get the No2 manager gig? Move more upstairs and let Martin do his stuff on the training field.
It is a very interesting question. Because if Aidy's little raid on Colney puts Malky's nose well out of joint, you can't help but wonder whether he might look rather more closely at the new situation vacant back in Norfolk…
He is, after all, still one of Granty's No1 pals and muttered something about wanting to see the Premiership season out at Vicarage Road when last the Norwich link was mentioned.
And then there's the small matter of his contract position. Has he signed on for another year? If memory serves, he signed a two-year deal when he made the switch from West Ham United a couple of seasons ago. And with another former native of these parts – ex-Canary skipper Matt Jackson – on board at Watford already, you can only wonder how many games Malky will get to play this season.
I think an opportunity might knock there. That's why I would keep a close eye on that official Watford website and see just what position, exactly, Hunter is about to be granted.
Because if it is, indeed, first team coach, then that – potentially – leaves old Malky right out in the cold. And we all know who would offer him a very warm welcome back into the fold, don't we?
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