Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Last Season: 13th Title Odds: 1500-1

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Last Season: 13th Title Odds: 1500-1

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Last season: 13th Title odds: 1500-1 A new manager. Several new players. And new expectations.

Just a normal summer at Watford then!

It's rarely dull being a Hornets supporter, but as the club prepare for a second season of Premier League football there is a nervousness among fans.

Quique Sanchez Flores has gone. Performances at the back end of the last campaign meant that was inevitable.

However, his replacement Walter Mazzarri has not yet won over supporters and Watford's pre-season displays have hardly instilled confidence.

Italian Mazzarri, perhaps to combat second season syndrome, has decided to change Watford's system from a fluid 4-4-2 to 3-5-2. It is a switch that needs fine tuning and may mean Watford, who have also lost the surprise element which served them so well last season, make a slow start this time around. …

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