WATFORD HAVE NOT GOT OVER LOSS OF VYDRA
WATFORD finally seem to be sorting themselves out after a dreadful run. Before February, they’d won once in 16 league games – a really miserable record.
But that 2-0 win over Brighton was a terrific result, and after seven points from three games, I think their Italian manager, Giuseppe Sannino, may just have got to grips with English football.
Now he’ll be hoping this good run can turn into a long run, but I fear their problem this season may have cost them another shot at promotion.
I’ve said before that the loss of Matej Vydra to West Brom was vital. For me, he was the best striker in the division by a mile and he wasn’t adequately replaced.
Fernando Forestieri isn’t a bad player. He’s a good finisher who is good to have around the team, but he’s very hit and miss.
And that’s been Watford’s problem to be quite honest. They’ve got a lot of foreign players, who aren’t used to playing at this pace for 46 games.
As well as they did last season, it’s maybe caught up a little bit and they haven’t been able to get the consistency you need to be successful. It’s something Charlton, who seem to be going down the same route, should bear in mind.
BOSS: Giuseppe Sannino