Leeds, Birmingham, Bolton, Leicester, Ipswich, Wolves, Blackpool, Middlesborough, Cardiff, Nottingham Forest, Crystal Palace and Blackburn should take note, little old Watford are looking impressive under GianFredo's stewardship. The likeable Italian is preaching the beautiful game and after a narrow defeat at home to Tottenham, the Hornets took Gillingham apart tonight, tonking them 3-0.
I was no fan of Zola when he was in charge at West Ham, but maybe the job was too big for him first up - perhaps, like Di Canio, he needed to start small. There's very little pressure on him at Watford, a top half finish would represent a fair return, so they may yet be the promotion dark horses for this season.
Mind you, Zola started well at West Ham so Watford fans shouldn't get too carried away just yet. However, as critical as I have been of GianFredo, I would still like him to succeed at Vicarage Road - albeit that would involve Consigliere Duxbury succeeding too!