23.01.2016… Watford (a)…

Watford 2 Newcastle United 1

Vicarage Road… Saturday January 23rd… 3pm

Attendance: 20,611

Ticket: £25 – Programme: £3.50

A second trip to Watford in a fortnight, and a very similar outcome…

According to Steve McClaren, ‘Apart from the two goals, the performance was terrific’. Comments like that are deeply patronising to the fans that travelled, as well as clearly not being true.

The good performances continue to be the exception, the poor performances continue to be the norm…

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Fantastic Voyage: Not Today…

We played reasonably well for fifteen minutes without ever really troubling Watford’s goal, a half chance from Aarons excepted. The remainder of the first-half was massively forgettable, it was very easy to see why it is that we continue to flap about aimlessly in the relegation zone and why Watford had lost four of their previous five league games…

The second half had barely started before Watford went a goal up, it was barely fifteen minutes old before they had put the game to bed. We did pull one back through a Lascelles header from a corner but we were never going to score two…

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Second Half Action: Time Ebbs Away…

There were some small consolations,  no rain on the walk back to Watford Junction, a reasonably short trip back to the Midlands, the new Suede album… but they were about it…

It’s getting increasingly boring to labour the point, I know, but we need a centre forward and we need one now…

Watford; Gomes, Paredes (Nyom 89), Cathcart, Britos (YC), Aké, Behrami (YC), Capoue, Watson, Jurado (Abdi 77), Deeney (Amrabat 93), Ighalo

Not Used; Prödl, Guédioura, Pantilimon, Anya

Goals; Ighalo (46), Cathcart (58)

Newcastle United; Elliot, Lascelles, Coloccini (Riviere 88), Mbemba (YC), Janmaat, Shelvey, Saivet (Pérez 59), Aarons (Gouffran 59), Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Mitrovic

Not Used; Thauvin, Darlow, Taylor, Marveaux

Goals; Lascelles (71)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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