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Watford Manager Speaks Highly Of Newcastle

9:16 am, Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores was at the game at West Ham on Monday night, and he prepares his teams well for their games, and he says he has analyzed our games from the last year, and presumably they are well prepared and ready for the game tomorrow.

So it is up to Newcastle to give us a performance and even more important is that we get the 3 points against the newly promoted side.

Quique Sanchez Flores

Quique Sanchez Flores appointed manager in early June

Quique Sanchez Flores took over Watford in June, and he is known for the organization of his sides and they have 6 points from the first five games, having had a great 1-0 win at home to Swansea last Saturday.

This is what he has said about the game tomorrow at St. James’ Park:

“Newcastle have not started very well, but I know their players and we have analysed their matches from the past year,” “We respect Newcastle very much.”

“They are a very historic team for the Premier League, and they have Steve McClaren in charge, who I respect very much as a coach.”

“So they have a good leader and very good players. They are playing in a stadium with 55,000 fans, so that means there is going to be high pressure.”

“But it is interesting for us, and in these types of matches, it is important to create silence in the stands.”

“Our target is to create silence, and if we win in that stadium, it would be amazing for the players and their confidence.”

“When you have played five matches and haven’t found a result, then it is possible they will change something,”

“They have many different options in their team, so maybe they will change. That is what we are expecting.”

Newcastle do have some options and we expect some changes to the side for tomorrow.

This is the side that could start the game:

Janmaat Mbemba Coloccini (c) Haidara
Colback Sissoko
Wijnaldum de Jong Aarons
Subs: Darlow Lascelles Tiote Anita Obertan Thauvin Cisse

That’s three changes from Monday night.

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Sep 18, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    “Our target is to create silence”. They will dig in and frustrate us they are coming for a dull point or nick a late goal. A crap game will create silence all right.

  • 2 Toon Tang // Sep 18, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    He’s analysed last years games eh hahaaaha might as well just stick corrie on and turn up on the day.

  • 3 jayphoto // Sep 18, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    The isolated striker has been a problem since Hughton left really. We had nolan who got in support. Even the season where we came 5th the striker was pretty on his own, however for half the season it was Ba who could hold it up and battle defenders.
    We either need to bring in de jong or perez to play just off cisse or we need to turn that 4-2-3-1 into 4-3-3 and let the wingers stay higher with less defensive duties

  • 4 jayphoto // Sep 18, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Said before, im no cisse fan! But they way we’ve lined up so far, Austin wouldn’t have done any better as his game is similar to papiss. Think alot of our gameplan relies on mitrovic being fit and available

  • 5 Tsunki // Sep 18, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Well that’s torn it. First Merson now Lawro predicts a win for us. We’re doomed. And gloomed.

  • 6 Rotonda heights // Sep 18, 2015 at 9:39 AM


    that’s very worrying in that case. Putting all our eggs in the basket of an unproven lumbering thug and match time liability.

    I thought with the likes of wijnaldum etc we’d play a lot more pass and move, not just hopefully aim for a big target man.

    To fit our system as Lilo suggested we needed a Berahino type and perez is probably the closest we’ve got to that with pace and mobility.

  • 7 Rotonda heights // Sep 18, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    ironically Flores would have suited us very well and would have dovetailed nicely with cathro.

  • 8 Tsunki // Sep 18, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    But whatever you think about Cisse’s style or touch it’s proven that he can score goals if supported and the team plays to him. We should be setting up that way because the striker is the focal point for the job, not defending at all costs. That’s true if you have a thundering striker who can turn and pile drive one from 25 yards or bullet headers in, or whether he’s a sneaky, tap-in opportunist. Michael Owen in his day was lethal but what was his game? They’re all different but it’s the clinical eye for finishing that counts. He needs proper support and I’m afraid our weakness is and has been for years our disjointed midfield.

  • 9 Shaker Shakrah // Sep 18, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Don’t worry you’ll silence McIdiot after the game .

  • 10 Sivarese // Sep 18, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    Their tactics will be the same as every other team that plays us and wins: fastest out of the blocks and score first. We are a team of quitters, panickers and hiders. Is there anyone in the club who can address this?

    I also don’t know why we persist with one centre-forward continually when we can play two. The second one just has to be willing to put a proper shift in defensively.

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