If you were to speak to Newcastle fans before their game against Watford yesterday, the chances are they’d have told you that relegation was inevitable. However, they then pulled off a huge smash and grab, beating Javi Gracia’s Watford 1-0, a result that has seen them climb out of the drop zone.
#NUFC aren’t even in the relegation zone and it took us 11 weeks to win our first game.
What gives me hope is the amount of absolute pish we’re surrounded by at the bottom end of the league.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) November 3, 2018
Newcastle fans everywhere are still shocked that they managed to beat Watford, especially seeing as the Hornets have been in good form this season early on. However, it was a day where Watford’s finishing let them down, even though they had more shots, corners, possession and passes on the day, their one shot on target wasn’t enough as an Ayoze Perez strike gave The Magpies their long-awaited win.
The three points has seen them rise to 17th, and whilst it was all doom and gloom before, the fact that they’ve now won a game and have three times below them has opened the supporters eyes to the dross that is around them. The likes of Huddersfield, Cardiff and Fulham have been ridiculously poor and for The Geordies to finish above that trio shouldn’t be too big of an ask if they can nick results like they did yesterday.
You can read the unusually positive Magpies’ comments after the Watford win here:
Fulham and Burnley can’t defend. And Cardiff and Huddersfield are just as bad at scoring as we are. That’s the way I’m looking at it.
— Liam (@ldabbs89) November 3, 2018
That and the goal difference. Talk about the negative tactics and all, but that goal difference is significant and could be what keeps us up.
— Ian McCabe (@ianmmccabe) November 3, 2018
That's amazing when you think about it, it does show there are plenty of rubbish teams down there with us, our defence gives us a chance but we need more goals in the team. One goal wouldn't be enough for every win. After the tough start, Brighton was the only really bad result
— Brady (@BRADY1892) November 3, 2018
We massively lack in quality (not the manager or players fault), but we can’t be faulted for effort, battle, passion and drive! Hopefully that will see us 17th and above!! Never criticise these players! Not their fault they’re not good enough for the PL. #ASHLEYOUT
— Liam Prickett (@PrickettLiam) November 3, 2018
Yep, never stopped being sure that there will be (at least) 3 worse teams than us. We are a decent run away from 12th!
— Stu (@Sushimonster85) November 3, 2018
Cardiff. Huddersfield. Fulham.
— Mitch Lindsay (@mitchlindsay3) November 3, 2018
fans back the team and we win we need the support like that all the time
— max (@shxIvey) 3 November 2018
Indeed. It’s still early days but it looks to me like several teams will be in trouble this season. Cardiff have a hard few games coming up and I can’t see them getting any points from them.
— Eric Gibbon (@EricGibbon) November 3, 2018
Also remember we've already played 5 of all top 6 sides
— Antek Czujwid (@B_Annan71) November 3, 2018
The Magpies will have faith of staying up if they can bag some more results like today, although it will be a long road ahead if they are to do it.
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