One game into a season is not the time to make sweeping statements or a realistic prediction on what a campaign will hold for a team. But Saturday's opening day victory for Watford over Bolton Wanderers did highlight a number of positives.
1) Juan-derful - One display does not make a career and time will ultimately tell whether Juan Carlos Paredes will cut it in English football. But as debuts go, Paredes' was very, very good and the excitement surrounding his arrival may have been justified.
The 27-year-old was dynamic and provided a constant outlet on the right side. He has explosive pace, like the two other leading candidates for the right wing-back position, and also sent in several dangerous crosses.
The Ecuador international almost grabbed a stunning debut goal early into the second half when he rattled the crossbar and the only downsides to his first outing in the yellow of Watford appeared to be fitness related - despite Beppe Sannino's claims he was 100 per cent fit.
There was at least one occasion where Paredes was woefully slow at tracking back after an attack and he failed to get back into position as Bolton had a man unmarked at the far post. Fortunately it didn't amount to anything.
And, whilst Paredes played the whole 90 minutes, he arguably should have been taken off after going down with cramp with 18 minutes to go.
He carried on but minutes later the final substitute was used and in the end he was unable to run so Fernando Forestieri had to fill in at right wing back. Thankfully the game was out of sight by that point but it didn't help the Hornets' defensive structure and organisation.
As with all debutants who have a good game, he was awarded the man of the match award - in this case arguably deservedly.
It is easy to get carried away but, based on Saturday’s performance, Paredes could become a crucial player for the Hornets this season.
2) Captain Fantastic - Gino Pozzo may well be thinking that even an offer of £10m-plus is not enough for Troy Deeney.
The 26-year-old became the Golden Boys' official captain in the summer and led from the front admirably against Bolton. It wasn't just his goal. Deeney held up the play, linked well with his team-mates and worked tirelessly for the team.
Like all players, Deeney wants to play in the Premier League and if he continues to perform like he did at the weekend, and remains at Vicarage Road, then the Hornets will have a superb chance of getting there next summer.
When I asked one highly-respected broadcaster for his views on the game so far at half-time, the first thing he said was: "Watford have to keep Troy Deeney". It is a view that may well be shared by the Pozzos and the club's hierarchy.
3) Goals, goals, goals - Watford are blessed with attacking options. Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra rekindled their partnership effortlessly on Saturday and both were on the score sheet.
Fernando Forestieri also netted after coming on as a late substitute while strikers Mathias Ranegie, Odion Ighalo and Diego Fabbrini didn’t even feature against the Trotters.
Almen Abdi looked dangerous when he ventured forward, Lewis McGugan is always a threat from set-pieces and from distance while Gabriele Angella can pop up with goals.
In the summer Gabriel Tamas stated with certainty that Watford will always score goals this season and the emphasis should be on defensive solidity. He was proved right against Bolton.
4) Summer camp - Beppe Sannino has spent a large proportion of his pre-season working on Watford's defensive organisation and that was evident during Saturday's match.
Bolton enjoyed some good spells in the second half and the Hornets' fitness appeared to play a part as the visitors applied late pressure but for a large part of the game, the Golden Boys were cruising defensively. Tougher opposition will surely follow but it is a positive sign for the future.
5) A signing of the summer - A huge factor in the Hornets keeping a clean sheet was free transfer Heurelho Gomes. As well as being a vocal presence who was happy to command his area, the Brazilian dealt with any meaningful effort on goal and made a couple of superb stops. His also endeared himself to the Vicarage Road faithful with his passionate celebrations after each goal. He looks likely to be one of the Championship's signings of the summer and if he maintains that level of performance, he is also likely to become a fans' favourite at the Vic.
6) Spoilt for choice - Watford were able to brush aside Bolton with ease and they did so with Ikechi Anya (injured), Craig Cathcart (injured), Keith Andrews (ineligible), Cristian Battocchio, Sean Murray (injured), Diego Fabbrini and Odion Ighalo not even in the squad, let alone the starting XI. All of those players would arguably start for a large number of Championship clubs.
The Golden Boys' strength in depth is incredible but the downside is Beppe Sannino will have a tough job on his hands keeping them all happy.