Newcastle Crash Out Of FA Cup Again – Lose 1-0


Newcastle continued their disastrous form in the FA Cup at Watford this afternoon when we went down 1-0 to Watford and that’s the fourth time in a row we have exited the competition at the first hurdle.

It is also the sixth time in nine attempts in the FA Cup that we have been eliminated from the competition at the very first attempt since Mike Ashley brought the club back in the summer of 2007.

And we have reached the 4th round only three times in 2008,2010 and 2012.

troy deeney scoring

Troy Deeney scoring just before half time

And this was the 13th defeat this season in Newcastle’s 23 total games in all competitions – an absolutely dire record.

That’s a 56.5% loss record and only a 21.7% win rate – pathetic.

And the team was booed off at the end and it’s difficult to know how Steve McClaren can put a positive spin on this – that’s now four successive defeats and it’s getting near the eight successive defeats we suffered under John Carver.

How low can you go?

And it was the fourth game in a row we have lost 1-0 so the fourth game in a row we haven’t managed to score a single goal – but we missed enough chances today – especially in the first half.

Newcastle had most of the possession in the first half , but we just couldn’t put the chances away and it was reminiscent of last weeks game at the Emirates.

Kevin Mbabu showed up well in the first half and this lad looks a good player when he gets a chance – but he doesn’t get enough chances to play in the first team under manager McClaren.

Janmaat started the game well and after 8 minutes forced a good save from Gomes and then Mitrovic should have done better when he followed after another good save by Gomes – this time from a good Wijnaldum effort.

And then after great work from Moussa Sissoko – Ayoze Perez should have done better but he hit the ball wide.

After Newcastle should have been (well) ahead it was Troy Deeney who put the home side ahead just one minute before the break and again it was lax defending by Newcastle that was punished.

Georginio Wijnaldum put in a very poor back-pass and that allowed Deeney to race clear and go around keeper Rob Elliot before slotting the ball home – and so Newcastle even gifted Watford their goal

And it was a very bad time to concede a goal.

Newcastle went in at the break 1-0 down when if we had somebody who could the ball into the back of the net we should really have been ahead by a couple of goals.

At half time Steve McClaren brought on Jamaal Lascelles for Fabricio Coloccini which seemed a strange move to make.

And then after 52 minutes Kevin Mbabu, who had been playing well, was surprisingly replaced by Florian Thauvin.

Things didn’t get much better for Newcastle and Mitrovic again missed a golden opportunity to score after Moussa Sissoko had  done well in getting in a fine cross.

It was two poor teams in the second half and if anything newcatsle were still the better side – but when you cannot score you cannot win games – it’s as simple as that.

At the end the fed up traveling Newcastle fans were singing “We want our money back” with another lackluster performance from Newcastle.

And there were also boos from the away end of the ground when the final whistle was blown  – and that wasn’t too surprising.

We need two strikers brought in during January on the evidence of this game – not just one – that’s if we are to survive in the Premier League this season.

That’s looking more doubtful all the time as the season goes by.

We must also strengthen the defense in January – as well as the striking department.

That’s clear otherwise we will be a Championship club again – and deserve to be.

We have lost 13 games in 23 total games this season.

That’s absolutely and totally pathetic.

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93 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Ash Out!

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  • nut meg

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #2
  • Pootle2118

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Repost

    How do peeps

    Another cup run ended before it started by a supposedly weaker teams reserve side and to be perfectly honest, I didn’t expect any other result.

    I don’t know if this has been mentioned in previous posts but, does anyone think that the fat man will sell up now that SD has taken a massive loss in the stock market?

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  • Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #4

    … and if he doesn’t get the sack after this cr@p he serves us every week then let’s push him out. Let him feel our hatred 🙂

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #5

    We don’t care who was Toon’s best player!Why do you keep on asking that question when we lose every week?
    We’re sh..e & we are sick of it ! End of

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  • lukes26

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #6

    im definitely in the minority, being that im not too bothered.

    newcastle have been playing better lately, and seemed to play well today

    we were never winning the fa cup, lets be honest with ourselves

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  • andrew84

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Repost…..call me cynical but was that Thauvin I spotted legging it straight down the tunnel rather than applaud the fans who travelled virtually the length of the country to watch yet more sh*te?

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #8

    he is going to come and say he has no problems with the loss, the boys played well, left it all out there on the pitch.
    it was a strong side i put out , thats how serious i take this competition.

    soon we will catch a break,, and you know what we will against Man u, but only because its man u, one of the so called better teams..

    right now im gutted this guy isnt seeing it

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  • sparky55

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #9

    At least our goals conceded per game ratio is coming down!

    I think a good manager could get our squad playing and winning because deep down i think we have a reasonable squad.

    Why not break the bank to get Benitez or Laudrup in and not spend anything on players except of course for a central defender to replace our Captain.

    One things for sure…if Maclaren does get replaced in this window the new manager will drop Colo in a flash

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  • andrew84

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #10

    lukes26

    Would still be nice to give it a go, the fans made the effort why can’t the club. Still happy to take their money though.

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  • Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s so frustrating that Ashley doesn’t see that spending a lot of money on a good manager/head coach would save him money in the long run. Stupidity from top to bottom, and that includes some peoples precious Carr.

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  • toon kk

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #12

    The club’s an embarrassment, travelling fans should be given their money back, take it out of the players wages.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Mitrovic missing sitters again eh?

    Who’d have thought that? Actually……. ME! As I say week in week out – HE’S CRAP!

    Get rid, not good enough.

    Cue those that don’t want to see their precious criticised come to his defence.

    Lilo and any of the other Mitrovic blinkered twats gonna defend him again, make sorry arse excuses? My bet is you’ll lay low this time, Lilo, because the evidence is stacking up so much it’s incontrovertible.

    Adapting to the league and being young-ish doesn’t make you miss tap-ins, the dimensions of the goal are the same everywhere.

    The bloke is laughably out of his depth.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #14

    I think there are more fractures in the camp than ever. Some things not right.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Same old same old. ! Toon season ends yet again in January!
    Got to break the bank Ashley £40M for Carroll & Austin.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Good job we have considerably more bettererer fans than yoww ha ha

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  • cyprus

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #17

    Did anyone actually watch the game? How did we do? Was it a justified score?

    Anyway we need to concentrate on the real business at hand.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #18

    sparky

    iv said that for a while now,, there is just something small that is stopping tem from kicking on,,

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  • mindshaft

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #19

    Mitrovic is useless – couldn’t hit a barn door, am sure he’s a nice bloke but Shola could probably score more than him
    Perez isn’t much better, he’s not a goal scorer nor does he make assists – he’s a decent player but shouldn’t be played up top – if you take the 6 out against Norwich we have the lowest goals in the prem …. and that my friends means relegation every time

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #20

    it wont matter who comes in none of them give a fcuk

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  • Patoon

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #21

    who else would take 4 or 5 years in the lower leagues, ashley and his puppets will soon go when we aren’t the big adverting hit, 4 or 5 years winning the odd game in the lower leagues would b much better than this shite

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  • Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #22

    Hail Wor Ashley

    That’s harsh. He did score on those “sitters” when he played at Anderlecht, and sitters are sitters and easy in every league. It’s all mentality. He needs a break, a session…something! But I’m sure he’ll come good eventually, perhaps not in our club though.

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  • bladeuser

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #23

    Luke26
    U r just another Arse LICKING zombie who sits there and takes anything that is served up to u
    ASH OUT
    SMAC OUT
    COLO OUT
    SHEEP ? Out

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  • Toonacious T

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #24

    No manager worth his salt will work for Ashley. Benitez? Lol. Get real. We cannot attract that level of manager. He will get offers from clubs that have a history of winning trophies. Why the hell would Benitez want to manage Newcastle? Can we at least deal in the possible.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Remember Hail – Mike Ashley said all this stops at his door. His club. His fault.

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  • toonking

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #26

    It feel very sad to be thinking this but when you look at the way this team is at this day in age PL money is the last thing they deserve.

    go swansea, go bournmouth and go norwich get yourselves those points to allow yorselves the new PL TV deal whilst cashley and this squad of players enjoy themselves on championhip wages which is what they all deserve.

    now that’s how depressed and angered i am of the current toon.

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  • Pootle2118

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #27

    WLG @15

    I’m hoping that’s not Andy Carroll you’re wanting to sign. I have a sneaky feeling that Fatman won’t be putting anymore money into the club unless we survive in PL for next season

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  • toon kk

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #28

    A message to all fans, STOP wasting your money on watching dross! Your feeding a problem! Can’t you see!

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  • sparky55

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #29

    JT

    hahahahaha…a man of few ones but none of them are wasted! 🙂

    love it! 🙂 🙂

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  • sparky55

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #30

    words!

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #31

    i would take whatever it takes to get shot of this fcuker just listen to the phone in

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  • Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #32

    Something is really off when a head coach doesn’t allow swearing in training. It’s like a preacher running a brothel!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #33

    Mint! At least now that the unwanted destraction of the FA cup is out of the way, we can concentrate fully on getting relegated.

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #34

    Tsunaki
    I think you are spot on
    There is definetly something rotten in the state of nufc
    The players are not together and
    seem completely at odds with what they are supposed to be doing
    mitroshit needs to understand if he puts the ball in the net the last thing he will need to worry about is us the fans making noise rather than wave his arms around cause he thinks we are quite

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  • Spoof

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #35

    McCkaren is dreadful, on a par with Carver, before these two numpties took the reigns we were top half of the table and have spent over £50m without selling any first team regular and we are now worse, much worse, for once we cannot blame the owner, even though I would still gladly see him hung, drawn and quartered, on this occasion it is clearly the manager failing to get the best out of what should be the best squad we have had for quite a while.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #36

    guy saying mucca making carver world class ffs

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #37

    The trouble is we need a complete refit from top to bottom & only some multi mega rich Asian would have that sort of money. The Championship is definitely where we’re heading as there is no sign of a revival. Please do not give us the usual c..p come Feb 1st that we tried hard to bring quality players over the line but just missed at the final hurdle or I’m finished with this Club.

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  • archaeomag

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #38

    ED;
    re; Best Player survey
    Can we have a “none of the above” button.
    Thank you.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #39

    @32 – to be fair I think it was because most of the swearing was directed at him

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 9, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #40

    Got to buy a scoring forward before next weekend as we are doomed creating chances but got no one to stick in the net.

    As for
    Mitrovic sorry not the answer – like a sloth slow, brain to foot takes ages cannot jump cannot run cannot read the game.

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