McClaren – Judge Us After Ten Games Not Six

Newcastle did not play well in the first half today and we looked too vulnerable again in defense and striker Odion Ighalo helped himself to two goals, but set up by his strike partner Troy Deeney.

In that first half,  it even looked as though we could be more than two goals down at half-time, but we survived and managed to miss a couple of chances we had to score.

odion ighalo scores first goal

Odion Ighalo easily scores Watford’s first goal

Things improved in the second half and Daryl Janmaat pulled one back for Newcastle, but we couldn´t score any more – and we’ve been woeful in front of goal so far this season with 3 goals in 6 games and Janmmat´s goal was the first in 464 minutes for Newcastle – that´s how bad we have been.

But Steve McClaren is sticking to his claim that we shouldn’t judge the side until 10 games have ben played.

“I know the Premier League and we have to find a way to win. We have been searching for that win for six games.” “You are where you deserve to be,” said McClaren. “Judge us after ten games not six.”

“We are changing a lot of things here. In the short time I’ve been here I’ve seen good, bad and indifferent. I can understand the fans’ reaction.”

“We have too much experience to panic. The players will have to take a lot of criticism, from me and the fans.” “But we must stick together.”

“We must have a dressing room that stays tight and look at the positives.”

I´m not sure I can stand yet another season fighting relegation – there must be something wrong at the club that we have been so bad all this year.

25 league games played – 3 wins and 6 defeats – that´s utterly pathetic.

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