A new Premier League season has begun, but very often the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Watford have had a rare summer of stability and were rewarded for it by a routine home win. John Gibbons and Mo Stewart chat to Bradley Hayden about seeing more of manager Javi Gracia’s influence on the pitch and why more should be expected of several stars at Vicarage Road.

Less optimistic about the season ahead is Alex Hurst from Newcastle fanzine and podcast True Faith. He talks to us about a summer of discontent and lack of investment which is making it tougher than ever at St James’ Park.

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