Date: 23rd May 2017 at 3:40pm
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If I were to say there was an air of optimism amongst the Watford fans heading into this match I would be lying.

From the moment I left my front door, until the time I reached my seat at Vicarage Road all I heard from my fellow Watford supporters were predictions of how badly were going to be brutally battered.

Our line-up had many heads turned with Valon Behrami and Jose Holebas in central defence and two keepers on the bench. Sebastian Prodl being the only centre back out with suspension and the rest surely taking up every possible inch of space in a very crowded the physios room.

With my cheeks barely touching my seat Vincent Kompany had put the visitors ahead. If you had read my previous article on our trip to Chelsea you will see how utterly useless all season our defending from set pieces has been.

The lack of recognised central defenders showed early on with City seemingly scoring goals for fun in the first half. With the opener from Kompany being followed by two goals from Sergio Aguero and one from Fernandinho before the break.

The second half as a whole was a drab affair, with one goal coming from de Jesus. City had decided not to take us to the cleaners, thankfully. With several chances going begging for the visitors especially Aguero missing a sitter which would have seen him complete his hat-trick.

Yet another underwhelming display from the Hornets meant we finished 17th in the league. I am glad the season is over with recent displays showing our team needs a lot of work done over the summer.

The only positives I can take from this match is some players showing their fight for the club, such as young defender Brandon Mason along with Tom Cleverley and Stefano Okaka showing some desire to finish strong in a disappointing season.

Time for some rebuilding and repairing to be done at Watford Football Club over the summer. I hope we get a manager in quickly and recruit players that can show the same desire that our owners have for the club, as well as showing to door to players who are not cut out for this league.

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