Newcastle United 0-3 Watford FC - 25/11/2017

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by Ghost of Barry Endean, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. In the absence of a match thread rota etc etc ...

    Saturday's opponents find themselves in a mini slump having lost 3 on the spin. Looking at their squad, their mid-table position seems pretty impressive, as they don't seem to be any stronger than the last season in the Prem when we beat them thrice. The one major factor that has changed of course is that rather than Schteve being in the dugout, Rafa Benitez is at the helm (slightly puzzlingly, as Mike Ashley has not been particularly supportive, and Rafa might consider he deserves better having stuck with the club in the Championship.)
    Rafa Benitez with wife Edith, yesterday

    Notable playing additions since we last played them is arse-faced but talented winger Guy Ritchie, who having been binned off by Madonna was free to move to the grim North-East, Madge having previously told him that she was not moving from the Sandbanks mansion next door to best mate 'H'.
    Wingman Guy Ritchie
    One player who was around last time, of course, is sometime England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. Interestingly, he has worked with Ritchie before advising on bareknuckle fighting culture for the film Snatch. Famously volatile, our fancy-dan midfielders should have no problem provoking a yellow card or two, or at least forcing an early subtitution
    Jonjo Shelvey
    As for the game itself, a full house of travelling Hornets should make it a raucous atmosphere; a new Premier League ruling should ensure that a few of them are close to the pitch, and avoid the nosebleeds and vertigo that come with climbing the 14 flights of stairs to the third tier of the Gallowgate stand, to which away fans have been traditionally consigned.

    Hopefully after-match entertainment will be provided by Mr T Geordie,

    Good luck to all those travelling. Although normally the welcome is warm in Geordieland, they do in fact have the worst behaved fans in English football, so be respectful!
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  2. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun First Year Pro

    Current Newcastle team news:

    Lascelles and Atsu injured
    Isaac Hayden suspended
    Merino and Dummett doubts

    Ideally Merino will miss it as he seems to be their main creative outlet

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  3. Levon

    Levon Squad Player

    Big fan of the Geordie people and the city itself. Shame I can't make this one. Those defensive injuries on Newcastle's part are promising; we should now score as many goals as we will leak.
  4. Im surprised we didnt get Pardew in earlier in the week to work with the players before Saturday, because of that I think we will struggle fml
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  5. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I've genuinely no idea if this is a good or bad thing, as I've never heard of any of the *****!
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  6. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    I am sure that, as they slip down the league, the Geordies will draw immense comfort from the knowledge that they are top of the banning order table. You gotta love these guys. Comfortable away win. 0-3
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  7. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Very fine GOBE,very fine indeed.
    'You stupid woman!'
    I do hope our chaps avoid MR's pencil,that looks like the one Blackadder III had in the Dr Johnson episode!
    Contrafibulations again!
  8. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Rafa = Rene had never struck me before. Brilliant! Thanks for that.
  9. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    “No disrespect but.... Whawtfud .... “

    .... to carry on where we left off with the loveable Geordies.

    Brown Ales 1 Whawtfud 2

    Shelvey red card - the Wotfud forum GOBE satire is too much and Jonjo’s boiling blood pressure is taken out on our classy midfield.
  10. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    If Dummett is back for them at LB, I feel sorry for him. Your first game back against a fully fit Richarlison is no easy task.

    Would be great to get Dummett and Shelvey booked early.

    Pressure will be on the young ref though. He can’t succumb to the pressure the home fans will put him under. Newcastle are a dirty team and he needs be strong early on. Obviously if Holebas or Britos go diving in, he needs to be lenient.
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  11. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    Already on my way up, indeed I've been at sea for 3 weeks so I hope it's a good match!

    Newcastle are a weird one, basically Championship quality players with a World Class manager who is inexplicably still there. We have a lot better players than them, but it wouldn't shock me if Rafa pulls a number on our less experienced manager.

    The priority of course is to maintain our record of scoring exactly 2 goals in every away game. Does anyone know if our current run is a record?

    Prediction: Newcastle 2-2 Watford
    Ritchie (90+1), Shelvey (90+6); Richarlison (23), Doucoure (57), Cleverley missed pen (90+3), Cleverley missed pen (90+9)
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  12. Beekayess

    Beekayess Reservist

    He's more likely to give their RB a torrid time.
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  13. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Looking forward to seeing Jonjo Shelvey playing...


    He's coming for you
    He's coming for you
    Harry Potter
    He's coming for you
  14. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Yeah good point. Brain fart moment.
  15. Godfather

    Godfather bricklayer extraordinaire

    Quick quiz question .... who were the last team to do the treble over them? .... no cheating now.
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  16. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    This seems pretty unrealistic.

    I'm just not sure platypus can survive in salt water for that long.

    The scoreline on the other hand is likely to be spot on.
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  17. some team called whufud

    think the full name is fee fooks sake whufud
  18. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Anything less than a comfortable win and Silva can **** off. We've got to be beating the likes of these.

    Fair play to Leonardo Bonito, he's got a team of championship players fired up and doing ok, but if we can't take these to the cleaners with our squad, then I will drive Silva to Everton' s relegation dogfight myself.
  19. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK First Year Pro

    Have you been incubating your egg?
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  20. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK First Year Pro

    Excellent write up GoBE.

    I had them down to really struggle this season (which they may well do yet of course) but they have done quite well so far, albeit dodgy recently but fair play to them. This said I genuinely don't think they have a very good team, Lascelles is good and will go far (but injured for this one), not sure many others would get into our match day squad. Uncle Festa has managed to develop from overrated promising youngster to massively overrated liability with anger management issues, an achievement without even having Pulis to guide him through the process.

    Still as they are only playing Watford the pressure will be on them at home, reckon that will play nicely into our hands, comfy 2-0 'orns me thinks. If I remember correctly wasn't there some talk of pygmies and giants in their relegation season, slaying time again boys.
  21. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Tsssk. What sort of Premiership fan are you exactly.

    • Lascelles (ex-Nottingham Forest second division clogger)
    • Atsu (Type of sushi often enjoyed by players post match)
    • Isaac Hayden (US Singer most famous for 'Theme from Shaft')
    • Merino (Breed of sheep renowned for its wool)
    • Dummett (Geordie slang - a person who's not very bright)
  22. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Merson has us for a win - 1-2. :eek:

    Lawro has us at 1-1.
  23. Johnny Todd Sings

    Johnny Todd Sings Academy Graduate

  24. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Never going to be easy at st Lame Park but I’m confident if we play with the attitude and passion of the WH game we should be too much for them. I’ll go 3-1 us and Rafa gives them a FT roasting while we all sing Hi Ho Silva.
  25. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

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  27. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Wouldn't get in our 11
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  28. cfdr0ftaW

    cfdr0ftaW Academy Graduate

    This may be sacrilege* but I think we should stick with the back 3. Newcastle will surely get numbers behind the ball and the 3-4-3 gives us almost five upfront at times with the wing backs so far forward. One change, Prodl in for Britos.

    *sacrilege being the mention of tactics in a match thread
  29. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Surely they won't sit back and defend at home?

    They have to come at us a little bit don't they?
  30. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Yep, the ghastly fat wretch they have in charge will underestimate us for sure. He is one arrogant terd, so will think he can brush aside little watford and so will set them up to attack.

    4-0 us.
  31. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Bit surprised by some of the reporters again, didn’t they learn their lesson 2 seasons ago.

    Multiple Newcastle reporters labelling this a “very very winnable game.” Most have even outlined their 4-4-2 formation and described it as a team that should brush Watford aside easily.

    I hope their players turn up with the same attitude as their reporters. If they think they can just show up on Saturday and win because it’s only Watford, that plays perfectly into our hands.
  32. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    I have seen some Newcastle supporters warning though that an easy win can't absolutely be taken for granted.
  33. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    He's very injury prone, I believe
  34. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I think that they will give us a tougher match than any of us expect, and Rafa sets his side up so that they are hard to beat.

    I'm going to be conservative and say 7-0 to the Hornets.
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