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Mighty Watford, Stumbling Cardiff, Coventry and Swansea finally wake up

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Watford hit 6

Perhaps the most important conclusion to draw from Watford’s improbable 6-1 win at the Den is that this league retains a crazily unpredictable edge. It’s also about time Malky Mackay’s Watford side lose their label of  plucky underdogs. This is a side with talent, although probably not enough to sustain a charge for the play-offs.

Cardiff wobble

Two defeats in five days raises questions both about Cardiff’s defensive strength and their ability on the road. Will be very interesting to see how they respond.

Sky Blues finally wake up

Coventry have been snoozing in mid-table obscurity for a few years in the Championship. Today’s win away at Bristol added to a promising start which suggests this year might be different. Boothroyd, once seen as one of the brightest young things in English football management, has a point to prove and his side look purposeful.

Swansea learn to score

Swansea averaged less than a goal a game at home last season; this year, they are averaging more than two. Today’s 2-0 win, in which Scunthorpe held out for 82 minutes, was the kind of game they would have drawn last year.

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One Comment to Mighty Watford, Stumbling Cardiff, Coventry and Swansea finally wake up

  1. A Happy Watford fan here, glad to see at least one journo can see beyond the premiership. Whether it can last? … Only the farcical injury time penalty against Coventry and a couple of other unfortunate late goals keep us from snapping at QPR’s heels, by and large we have not been bested by anyone so far.

    If we can only avoid injury to a couple of key players, our heralded and unique academy can compensate for a lack of depth elsewhere – playoffs a distinct possibility especially if we can hold on to Danny Graham come january.