Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

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Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Toondes » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:29 pm

Watford (a)

The Magpies conclude their 2018 fixture programme by visiting Vicarage Road on Saturday for a non-televised, 3pm kick-off.

All tickets have been sold - allocation tbc.

Although we were successful there in the 2009/10 Championship season, Newcastle are yet to win a top-flight game at Vicarage Road in eight attempts (including four in the Premier League).

NUFC: Ki Sungyueng is unavailable after linking up with the South Korea squad for next month's Asian Cup.

Coral match betting is here.

WFC: Christian Kabasele is doubtful, after the defender collided with the goal frame during Wednesday's 1-2 defeat by Chelsea at Vicarage Road.

The Hornets are yet to draw a home game this season, winning five and losing five. Maximum point returns came against Brighton, Palace, Spurs, Huddersfield and Cardiff while Manchester United, Bournemouth, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all emerged victorious.

Our only previous involvement with Javier Gracia before his Watford side lost 0-1 at SJP in November was when we were beaten 1-3 by his Malaga side in the Schalke pre-season tournament in Germany during 2014.

Stats:

Magpies @ Vicarage Road - all-time:
2017/18 Lost 1-2 Perez
2015/16 Lost 1-2 Lascelles
2015/16 Lost 0-1 (FAC)
2009/10 Won 2-1 Coloccini, Carroll
2006/07 Drew 1-1 Dyer
2006/07 Drew 2-2 (5-4 pens) Sibierski, Parker (LC)
1999/00 Drew 1-1 Dabizas
1992/93 Lost 0-1
1991/92 Drew 2-2 Kelly, Hunt
1990/91 Won 2-1 Anderson, Quinn
1989/90 Drew 0-0
1988/89 Lost 0-1 (FAC)
1988/89 Drew 2-2 Brock, Mirandinha (FAC)
1988/89 Lost 1-2 McDonald (FMC)
1987/88 Drew 1-1 Anderson
1986/87 Lost 0-1
1985/86 Lost 1-4 OG
1984/85 Drew 3-3 Beardsley, Wharton, McDonald
1981/82 Won 3-2 Varadi, Todd 2
1980/81 Drew 0-0
1979/80 Lost 0-2
1978/79 Lost 1-2 Pearson (FLC)
1923/24 Won 1-0 Seymour (FAC)

Referee: Roger East - first Toon appointment this season for the Wilthshire whistler. His last time in charge of us? Watford away last season when we lost 1-2 and fell foul of a few rotten decisions....

Travel:

Rail:

Due to ongoing engineering work, Southern services between Milton Keynes and East Croydon via Watford Junction won't operate on Saturday.

The major improvement works in and around London Euston currently taking place are suspended all day Saturday, meaning trains will run as normal.

UK TV: None

Overseas TV: To follow

UK Radio: None

Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle

Latest PL fixtures:

Sat 29.12.2018:
Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton (3pm)
Fulham v Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Leicester City v Cardiff City (3pm)
Spurs v Wolves (3pm)
Watford v Newcastle (3pm)
Liverpool v Arsenal (5.30pm) BT

Sun 30.12.2018:
Crystal Palace v Chelsea (Noon) Sky
Burnley v West Ham (2.15pm)
Southampton v Manchester City (2.15pm) Sky
Manchester United v Bournemouth (4.30pm) Sky



Our sponsors CentrAle on Newcastle Central station are open every day this week as follows:

Fri: 11:00 - 20:00
Sat: 09:00 - 19:00
Sun: 11:00 - 17:00
Mon 11:00 - 17:00







Loan lads:
Borrowers

Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion)
The Baggies recorded a 2-0 home victory over Wigan Athletic in the Championship on Wednesday, but were forced to do without Gayle for most of the game.

The on-loan striker was unable to continue after providing the cross for his side's eighth minute opener, leaving the field with a reported hamstring problem.

Next game: Sheffield Wednesday (h) Championship, Saturday.

Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest)
The usual 90 minutes and a booking followed for the midfielder in the Championship on Wednesday, Forest playing out a 3-3 draw away at Norwich City.

Next game: Millwall (a) Championship, Saturday.

Dan Barlaser/Luke Charman
(Accrington Stanley)
Stanley ran out 2-1 winners at home to Shrewsbury Town in League One on Wednesday, Dan playing the entire game but Luke not involved once again.

Next game: Peterborough United (h) League One, Saturday.

Josef Yarney (Morecambe)
Defender Josef was a unused substitute for the Shrimps on Wednesday, as they were beaten 1-3 away by Tranmere Rovers.

Next game: Colchester United (a) League Two, Saturday.

Henri Saivet (Bursaspor)
The Turkish SuperLig is now on a mid-season break, resuming hostilities on January 19th 2019.
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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:32 pm

Can see Pereyra and Delefaou running rings around us. 2-0 loss.
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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by UlversToon » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:44 pm

I reckon we'll need a miracle!

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:22 pm

An easy 3-0 Watford win

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Micky Quim » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:02 pm

Im going for a draw

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Heisen » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:27 pm

0-0
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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Sir Bobby » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:01 pm

Micky Quim wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:02 pm
Im going for a draw
I’ll be going for a drink

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by jpg » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:49 pm

I remember playing Watford around this time of year a few seasons back in a drab 1-0 loss. Therefore I'm predicting same outcome this time around <cheers>

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by TJR » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:12 pm

I'd be pleased with a 0-0.

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Speedo » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:09 pm



3 or 4 at the back?

No Kenedy in the squad...
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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Colly » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:16 pm

That'll be the 'soft' 5-2-2-1 we played against Fulham, Ritchie and Yedlin wing back and Atsu floating about doing bugger all. I hope it's a 4-4-1-1 but I doubt it.

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Speedo » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:19 pm

Colly wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:16 pm
That'll be the 'soft' 5-2-2-1 we played against Fulham, Ritchie and Yedlin wing back and Atsu floating about doing bugger all. I hope it's a 4-4-1-1 but I doubt it.
Probably... but I kind of wonder if we'd be playing Schar if we were doing 3 at the back? That's why I'm wondering if it's the 4-4-2 cum 4-2-3-1. Dummett and Lascelles are definitely better in a 4 than the 3/5.
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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Colly » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:25 pm

Speedo wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:19 pm
Colly wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:16 pm
That'll be the 'soft' 5-2-2-1 we played against Fulham, Ritchie and Yedlin wing back and Atsu floating about doing bugger all. I hope it's a 4-4-1-1 but I doubt it.
Probably... but I kind of wonder if we'd be playing Schar if we were doing 3 at the back? That's why I'm wondering if it's the 4-4-2 cum 4-2-3-1. Dummett and Lascelles are definitely better in a 4 than the 3/5.
I agree entirely, but against Fulham it seemed almost as though he decided after he saw the Fulham lineup. Having Dummett gives him that flexibility to do either, but you're right that Lascelles and Dummett (and Ritchie, and Atsu) clearly aren't suited to it. Rafa and that.

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Donkey Toon » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:32 pm

Don't know why i'm bothering to watch this. Is there an organisation that helps fans who can't help watching their team play s*** football even though they know the experience is going to annoy/bore/depress them?

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Luque » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:00 pm

Benitez whinges about his squad but leaves 2 decent players on the bench... he can't remain blameless much longer.

Our fans must stop enabling his excuses - though to a degree they are acceptable.

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Sir Bobby » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:13 pm

Luque wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:00 pm
Benitez whinges about his squad but leaves 2 decent players on the bench... he can't remain blameless much longer.

Our fans must stop enabling his excuses - though to a degree they are acceptable.
One of his most annoying traits in my opinion. Frustrated me when he'd do it with Mitro waiting patiently in the wings.

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by vrabbit » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:17 pm

Not sure if I'm watching Newcastle United or Tony Pulis' West Brom ...

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by vrabbit » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:23 pm

Watford play the ball up and down and side to side and create problems for us in the process. We hoof it up to Rondon to hold and when we can get possession TRY to play down the wings, mostly on the right side resorting to crosses from DeAndre freaking Yedlin ...

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by Donkey Toon » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:24 pm

vrabbit wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:17 pm
Not sure if I'm watching Newcastle United or Tony Pulis' West Brom ...

Newcastle. Say what you like about Pulis but he has never been this negative.

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Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Watford

Post by The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:28 pm

1-0 Rondon <laugh>

Still lose though... <erm>

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