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Watford fans comments on what happened at Newcastle United – Any happier?

3 years ago

Watford fans arrived at St James Park not in the best of moods.

Bottom of the table and having lost their last six Premier League games.

The feeling appeared to be very much Javi Gracia out and a desperate need to improve if they are not face a relegation struggle this season.

So did a point at Newcastle United tick many boxes?

It doesn’t appear so.

The mood appears even worse if that was possible.

They weren’t impressed with their own team or NUFC.

Not happy with their players and especially the manager, it didn’t either when Newcastle’s goal stood despite (according to them) such a blatant error via the VAR system.

Watford fans comment via their WFC Forums message board:

‘Firstly, that was a horrible horrible football match.

We were far better against West Ham, they just had the likes of Anderson, Haller, and Lanzini to actually punish us.

I saw the fight in the Everton & West Ham game. None today, got a feeling players belief in Javi is waning.’

‘The NUFC goal v Watford.

Confirmed that VAR did simply miss the handball in build up to Schär’s goal and it should have been ruled out.

Too late now obviously, but reminder VAR not immune from human error.

How the actual fu.. do you miss something like that?’

‘I saw it live with my own eyes from 1000000 rows up and couldn’t BELIEVE VAR missed it.

Made me think I was going crazy.

But it can rule out a goal for an offside shoulder. Absolute farce and nobody is responsible for it?’

‘(VAR referee on the day) Pawson needs sacking for that, or at least a fine.

We all know there are no recriminations for officials not doing their jobs properly though.’

‘We need to win games to survive not scrape ‘decent points away’.

‘It was a winnable game, Newcastle were not bad, but we had game changers on the bench that could have come on and took us to the next level to win the game.

That team was nowhere near our best and for Javi to make out we went there and set up for the win is a stone cold lie. He set up to stop the rot and not lose.’

‘In normal circumstances a point away is usually decent. Newcastle are never all that strong but can be intimidating on their own patch.

Now we’re are looking at the real possibility of only 1 point from 7 games. Is any manager going to survive a run like that? I just can’t see it.’

‘Forget the dreadful performance.

His decision to not use Sarr Welbeck, and Geri until the 80th minute was downright disgusting.

I won’t be going again until he’s gone, the time and money i’ve spent going to Liverpool and Newcastle to watch this horrible brand of football is just not worth it anymore.’

‘On balance that was a fair away point today & never ceases to astound when anyone reckons all you have to do is turn up at SJP in order to win. Especially when they did over Spurs a week earlier. That’s is what some might called entitled.’

‘People furious at today’s result and performance are not talking in isolation. They are seeing this in the context of the 3 previous defeats and the run of results running back to the past season.

If we’d finished last season with a couple of extra wins, put up a fight in the final and beaten West Ham and Brighton, I dare say most people would be calling today a decent point and the performance a blip.

It’s not people feeling entitled to win at SJP, it’s people feeling entitled to win at some point, ever, which is reasonable, even if you disagree.’

‘We started well with our pressing causing Newcastle to panic a bit, but didn’t take advantage . Our passing looked pretty poor and there was little cohesion to our play . Think we really missed Capoue. We were much better vs West Ham.’

‘Is Pardew still available?’

‘Pardew, Hughes, McClaren Hughton – send shivers down the spine.

Hate to say it but the only old skool managers that could keep is up are Mr Gravel Eater himself – Sean Dyche and he whose name should never be mentioned – Fat Sam.’

‘NUFC should be batting the likes of watford. That’s why it’s a disappointing result for them and a good away point for us.’


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