The club’s perfect start to the season is a cause for surprise but dig deeper and it becomes clear that a plan for steady growth has long been in place at Vicarage Road
It did not take long after Watford’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham for a typically opportunistic email from a certain bookmaker to pop into the inbox. “Are Watford The New Leicester?” read the heading, with odds of 500-1 offered on Javi Gracia’s men to repeat the “miracle of 2016”.
The answer to that particular question is almost certainly no but there is no doubting the impressive nature of Watford’s start. Four wins out of four, for only the second time in the club’s history, and having come from behind to beat a side intending to challenge for the Premier League title, it was little wonder Elton John was among those who could be seen dancing with delight in the Vicarage Road sunshine.
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