Watford looking good
The Hornets have started their domestic season brightly, winning 4 games, drawing one and playing some very good football. However at times they have looked a little bit shaky at the back. Some will may say O'Neill still needs to bring in a defender in addition to Varela. The squad seems to be gelling in nicely.
Watford kicked off their domestic campaign with a Capital One Cup first round match vs Northampton Town. On paper this was said to be an kind and easy fixture for Watord and indeed it was as they ran away 3-0 victors. Alex Geijo, Daniel Pudil and Fernando Forestieri picked up the goals. as Northampton were knocked out of the cup.
Next up for Watford was their all important league opener vs Nottm Forest, who certainly can't be compared to Northampton Town. Watford would have to be at their best to dismiss Forest...and they were as they thrashed Forest 3-0! Once again, Forestieri and Pudil were on the score-sheet while Alrbrighton scored in front of the home fans. A great victory for The Hornets and a huge confidence booster too.
Derby County hosted The Yellow Army at Pride Park, where 24,040 fans watched two solid sides go to war. Going into this game, The Rams were the favourites due to being the home side. The bookies could say what they want but it was all down to the 22 players on the pitch and possibly the various officials. The war was done and dusted in only 45 minutes as Watford scored an impressive three goals in the first half. Forestieri scored a great brace while on loan striker Alex Geijo picked up a single goal.
Watford's next game would be their toughest yet as they faced recently relegated side, Queens Park Rangers. This game turned out to be a war zone but neither side could break the deadlock. Neither team really had chances to score due to some solid defending from both sides. A 0-0 draw a fair result.
The final match of the month would have been one all Watford fans had been looking forward to, as they hosted premier league side Norwich City at Vicarage Road. Throughout the game, it was The Canaries who dominated for most of the game. The Hornets seemed to have a tactic seeing them hit Norwich on the counter. Watford were looking dangerous and finally scored through Yaya Sanogo sending the fans into a frenzy. They won the game 1-0 and their fans partied at the stadium after the final whistle, even invading the pitch. Thankfully police were on hand.
Watford are currently lying in third place in the Championship behind Middlesbrough and Charlton Athletic.
Watford player of the month
The Watford player of the month is..... FERNANDO FORESTIERI! The Italian striker has been in brilliant form since the start of the domestic season scoring 4 goals in 3 games. Watford will be hoping he can keep up his good form.