Watford fans saw their team run out comfortable winners at St James Park on Saturday.
Two first half goals were followed by another after the break and a final scoreline of Newcastle United 0 Watford 3.
Watford fans had plenty to say after the match but little of it will make Newcastle supporters feel any better…
Not only did the home fans watch their side taken apart 3-0, Watford fans almost unanimously seem to think that their team didn’t play very well AND that they could and should have won by twice as many goals.
The ones who do comment specifically on Newcastle’s team haven’t got much, if anything, positive to say and believe essential work needs doing on Rafa’s squad.
Watford fans discussing Newcastle match on WFC Forums:
‘That was not great…
A laboured 3-0 against what is basically a good championship team. We won’t win many away from home playing like that.
Having said that we won playing poorly and that is a good sign.
Shows the gulf in class – would you swap any of their 11 for ours – no.
For their sake I hope their new owners are prepared to spend – they must be £150 million behind in squad strength. When you see us bring Pererya on as a sub you sometimes have to pinch yourself thinking this is little old Watford.’
‘I remember the days that you got up at 6 to drive up to Newcastle knowing you were going to lose but it would be worth it for the beers and stopping off on the way home in the midlands for a late night ruby.
Now you get all that and win as well.’
‘Strange game, we didn’t even play that well but could easily have won 5-0. I was surprised how open they were, we were allowed to run through them at will, particularly down the flanks.
Shows how good the squad (and Silva) is that we can win 3-0 away without getting out of second gear and with below par performances from our two best players this season, Doucouré (although he did improve after the break) and Richarlison.
Also, Newcastle are dreadful, we’ve played some bad teams this season but they’re right up there (down there?).’
‘Newcastle are a terrible team we could have won that by 5 or 6 and to be fair we didn’t even play that well.
I was really surprised with how easy they were to go through especially down their right hand side as I thought that they may target Richarlison as our danger man.
Marvin Zeegelaar looks a decent player after all. Happy for Gray to get a goal but he really should have had more.’
‘Shearer was waxing lyrical on 5Live about how good we were. He said that we were as good as Newcastle were bad and that we could have won 6-0.’
‘Did what we needed to do in a tough fixture.’
‘Eh? Tough fixture? Newcastle? Newcastle on a 3 match losing streak?
We need to be battering this type of dross and we quite rightly did. Never mind this faux-respect for rubbish opponents. They are relegation fodder for a good reason.
Seriously, games don’t get easier than Newcastle.’
‘Despite not playing that well, we comfortably won 3-0 away to the type of club we need to beat in order, first and foremost, to secure our premiership status.’
‘Another great day for us – fair play to anybody on here who made the long trip, turned out well worth travelling for.
As others have mentioned – we maybe weren’t at our fluid best for a lot of the game – but when we were, boy did we look good!
Newcastle might not be one of the best teams in the division – but don’t let their recent run distract from an otherwise solid home record.
Prior to today, they’d only let in 5 at home all season – and that includes games against Spurs and Liverpool.
And Benitez is a decent manager that clearly is (or was) getting more out of his players than what a lot of other managers could do.’
‘Newcastle played very well in bits and awful in others, it was a strange game indeed …
They won’t go down but they need to find their mojo soon, four is bad enough but five straight losses can be nothing but confidence busting.’
‘A comfortable win indeed although as in other games despite dominating we do tend to present the opposition with unnecessary chances.
If Joselu had not been as wasteful it could have been a different story.’
‘Another cracking away day win, we look absolutely top drawer on the road, we always have chances in us. Zeegelaar looks a great addition and it’s a relief to see that the cover/replacement for Holebas is a good egg. Delighted for Hughes to have been so patient and take his chance with both hands.’
‘We’ve played better than that and lost this season so I’m happy with the fact we could’ve won that 4 or 5 nil yesterday.
Zeegelar was excellent and created lots of opportunities. As far as I can remember his main criticism when we signed him was his defending so I’ll watch out for that in the coming weeks.
Was unfair on Newcastle that we were allowed to play 2 Kabaseles.
Our usual stand out performers were a little quiet, but other players stepped up IE Zeegelar, Hughes.’
‘I have to say I am beginning to lose patience with Gray at this point.
Glad he got a goal and you have to be there to score them so fair play, but let’s be honest even that was all about Richarlison’s fantastic cross really.
The two chances he missed were absolutely pathetic attempts at finishing, so painfully lacking in the technique and composure that it genuinely looked like what you’d expect to see down the park in a pub league game from a grotesquely fat, half cut, 40 year old called “big Dave”.’
‘The reaction to a 3-0 away win in the Premier League everyone.’
‘Friendly reminder Watford got Zeegelaar, Hughes, Femenia, Richarlison, Chalobah, Doucoure, and Pereyra, for the same price as Sigurdsson.’
‘We are moving into an era where an owner with loads of money is not enough to guarantee success like it may have done 10 or more years ago.
With the Prem money, all 20 clubs have enough to buy quality players , which means in that busy market place, the best scouting comes to the fore.
In recent years we have seen Big clubs with big budgets suffer badly because of bad senior management and player purchase i.e. Everton, WHU, Newcastle , Sunderland …
… whilst smaller well run clubs have thrived i.e. Burnley , Watford , WBA.’
‘Pretty crazy to think we took apart one of the (historically) biggest clubs without really getting out of second gear, and we’re all slightly disapointed we didn’t score more.’
‘I personally find it staggering coming back on here after another great away day to find that, much more than people acknowledging and celebrating our biggest away win in the Premier Keague, joint best start in the top flight and bouncing back from what could have been a confidence-sapping losing run with two very comfortably seen out wins home and away and as many vital clean sheets, people are content to nitpick several aspects of our performance and slag off a striker just because he missed a couple of chances and still scored.’
‘Great result and brilliant performance from all the players.
Shout out to Britos who didn’t try to get his own back on Shelvey after that shocking tackle.
Zeegelaar is proving he is our number one LB/LWB and he is making a massive difference to how we play. £3mil now seems like a right bargain.’
‘Ant and Dec, Jimmy Nail, Cheryl Cole – your boys took one hell of a beating.’
‘Very satisfying and happy that Yedlin scored the og as I believe he was very dismissive towards us a season or so ago.’
‘It says something when you win 3-0 away and are considered wasteful.’