Reliving the 2010 win at QPR in the match thread has got me thinking about that 2010/11 Watford team in more general terms. I was at uni that year so couldn't get to many games, but the ones I did get to or saw on TV we looked like a very good team. In my memory they were one of the best Championship Watford sides and yet having just googled the final table they finished a lowly 14th place. I know we flirted with the play offs at the start of the season, but ultimately finished comfortably bottom half. So to those who saw more of this team, what went wrong? Looking at the BBC match report for that game at Loftus Road, it begins: "Championship leaders QPR were humbled by an extremely impressive Watford side at Loftus Road as Neil Warnock's team lost for the first time in the league this season." And the result took us 8th and surely gave us the confidence to kick on. But no... 14th. Looking through that team we had the England U21 keeper in goal (before his confidence got destroyed) a solid defence of the two Taylors, prime Mapps and ever reliable Doyley. Eustace, McGinn, Buckley, Cowie and Mutch in MF, very strong at this level. And up front Graham, who ended the league's top scorer on 24 goals. Admitted we were light in other options, relying on a lot of academy players to take up spots on the bench, but I'm still perplexed as to how this team didn't achieve more. Tell me.