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Watford fans take no prisoners with comments on Newcastle United after their reserve 11 easily wins 2-0

4 years ago

Only 1,350 Watford fans made the journey to Tyneside.

Their worst fears realised when Javi Gracia left out all 11 players who had started in the Premier League.

Relief though followed for the small number of Watford fans who made the trip, as it proved to be an easy victory with Newcastle carrying no threat.

The travelling supporters had just as many views on Newcastle United as their own team, not much (any?) of it complimentary….

Watford fans comment via their top WCFC Forums message board:

‘Watford reserves beat a near full strength Newcastle, how the world has changed.’

‘Newcastle made 7 changes. Definitely not a near full strength side for them considering their reserves are probably worse than Woking.’

‘It is difficult to tell which is Newcastle’s first 11 from their reserves they are all that poor.’

‘Stroll in the park.’

‘Pretty sure Rafa was very pleased by the result.’

‘The same lot we weren’t able to beat twice?’

‘We played them off the park there earlier in the season, just had an off day in front of goal

There is a chasm in quality between the 2 sides.’

‘Fortunately we have a much deeper squad than Newcastle (Gray, Success, Janmaat, Quina are decent options). If we do that in he next round we may well lose.’

‘Blimey, that was just so easy, and we didn’t play well, merely competently.

Not sure how the Newcastle fans felt when Benitez took off the only two players that looked like they could have created something, Murphy and Ritchie, when they were a goal down.’

‘Newcastle have a weaker squad and were always going to rotate due to league placings. Gracia knew that and acted accordingly.

Draw a struggling PL team or a Doncaster for instance in the next round and the team will remain the same.’

‘We were poor today but fortunately poor was good enough. It won’t be every time.’

‘Professional performance, Gray took his goal well and I thought Chalabah was starting to get back into a bit form.

I know Ashley gets all the stick at NUFC but blimey Rafa plays such boring football, he basically done his best to lose that game, the third change being a defender when Rondon was on the bench.

I really hope they go down.

A lot of their fans seem to love Rafa due to him staying but I reckon it’s more to do with no other clubs wants to see dire football each week, once decent team shows interest and he would be off. It’s been at least a decade since a team of his has looked exciting.’

‘Wasn’t sure about Javi’s selection prior to the match , but it was a competent performance and some encouraging signs.

Thought Newcastle were a bit toothless without Rondon and didn’t look like scoring , so don’t think our defence was tested.but we looked solid.’

‘This so-called reserve team has beaten Reading away, drew 2-2 with Spurs and has beaten Newcastle away. We deserve a lot of respect for achieving that.’

‘It wasn’t a problem today due to NUFC being even worse, a 4/10 team beating a 2/10 team. Anyone thinking the team that played today could win the cup is fooling themselves.’

‘I love that we played an entire second string side and still utterly dicked them.’

‘On train back. We deserved to win.

As to performances well yes success should have done better and Gray skyed a chance before he scored but Gomes never had to make a save.

That was a strong Newcastle team affirmed by Geordies we spoke to after the game. We are a very decent team with some strength in reserve relative to us being top of the 14 also rans in PL. happy days.’

‘I was freezing cold and wet. But OMG I’m soooo glad I went.

First ever visit to Newcastle and the town is massive and quite impressive.

Locals talk like they’re pi..ed and wtf does Weh Eye Man mean?

Thought the lads did well today and our second string is looking pretty handy.’


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