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    GloryHornetBoy wrote:
    The coming season will be the same as last season. Nothing has changed yet apart from a couple of average signings (Tamas is a poor signing). I just haven't got faith in this guy that he has the total backing of the squad. I'd rather see a change now to a reputable Championship manager who knows the league and knows how to get out of it.
    Mark my words we'll all back on here in September after an average start to the campaign calling for his head....been there, seen it, done it.
    Give me thumbs down if you want but its what the majority are thinking.
    Don't agree about the signings, Tamas apart, they are quality players. Tamas will be either excellent or a disaster. Their effectiveness will depend on the manager, as will the performance of the squad as a whole. The end of the season collapse does worry me, as up to then I felt Sannino was doing a decent job. Now---I don't know. Yes, maybe come the end of September we WILL be calling for a change. However, the Pozzos will be keeping a very close eye on the seasons start---poor performances during August/September will produce a rapid change, I am sure."
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Only Millwall, Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday used more players in Championship matches than Watford last season

Hot shot: Troy Deeney was the equal third highest scorer in the Football League last season. Picture: Holly Cant

Hot shot: Troy Deeney was the equal third highest scorer in the Football League last season. Picture: Holly Cant

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by , Group Sports Editor

Only three Championship clubs used more players during the course of last season, statistics released by the Football League have revealed.

The governing body have taken to social network site Twitter this lunchtime to release a number of tables relating to the 2013/14 campaign across all three divisions and one shows the Hornets lie equal fourth in the Championship alongside Blackpool for the most players used in the regular 46-game season with 38.

The two clubs are ‘beaten’ by Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City, who both used 39, while Millwall topped the Championship's total players used table with 40. Significantly though, the two clubs who used the fewest, 23, were both promoted – Burnley and Leicester City.

However, no club in the Championship came close to League One’s Carlisle United and Bury, of League Two, who both used 47 players last season.

Despite finishing 13th in the table, Watford were the joint sixth highest scoring team across all three divisions with 74 goals, finishing level with League One Coventry City, while Troy Deeney’s 24 strikes were enough to see him come equal third on the Football League’s scorers’ table.

Bristol City’s Sam Baldock and former Hornet Britt Assombalonga, who is now at Peterborough United, also netted 24 in the regular season, with Blackburn Rovers’ Jordan Rhodes (25) and Leeds United’s Ross McCormack (28).

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