Interesting comments so far about the Watford game yesterday on the UTD111 Forum.

There seems to be a general feeling amongst fans I’ve listened to that the result was OK, although we did have the chances to win the game. But then so did Watford!

One of the major talking points after the game was the low crowd – 44,157 – which apparently is the lowest crowd since 2012 at St James’s Park for a league game.

OK, the away section was half empty as Watford seem to have struggled to sell the bulk of their allocation, and some home fans might have been still on holiday – but the irony of the situation has to be that the crowd was lower than the Arsenal game when we had a fans groups boycott going on!

Anyway, here’s a couple of views below from folks on our forum. Feel free to add your own in the comments section below, we’d love to see what you thought!

Mick:
“There were some good individual performances there yesterday – and the commitment, togetherness and organisation of the team cannot be questioned on that performance I reckon.

All the new lads put in an honest shift and have definitely added something to the team and that’s got to be good.

Almiron, though, I can’t fault his effort and hard running but he continues to just run around and struggles to see a pass when it’s there, and just seems incapable of testing the keeper when presented with opportunities. Trying Muto in the No10 position would be a good move I reckon on the evidence of what we saw when he came on.

I’m a growing fan of Joelinton – who played the strong front man very well, won the ball a lot and laid off some intelligent passes.

A point is a canny result after 3 from Spurs.

If we’d lost at Spurs it wouldn’t feel that way!

If we keep this standard of performance going, I think we’ll be alright this season”

Eeeeen:
Not too bad a performance, but we were clearly the better side and but for some poor decision making and wayward passing, could have won it easily.

Joelinton still doesn’t convince me, but showed some good strength and link-up play in the last 15 minutes or so; the rest of the time he was a bit lacklustre. Willems put in a very good shift and Krafth was competent, if unspectacular. There is a very good player indeed in Sean Longstaff but his naivitĂ© was very apparent today. Atsu, on the whole was very good and my MOTM. Almiron will never score in a Newcastle shirt; it’s the law; but – in spells – was excellent. If Almiron and Atsu can forge a good understanding then I think they will become a potent force along with whoever plays as the striker.

Make no mistake, Watford were woeful and we’ll not get as easy a ride again this season, so not taking all 3 points is a bit of a big deal, Though there was some good attacking play from us today.

I worry that at the moment we seem unable to attack convincingly and defend convincingly at the same time – we rode our luck on occasion today and better opponents would have beaten us.

But it was what it was, the players seemed committed (or at least 90% committed), and there is still a smattering of craft about the team, so not an entirely negative result.

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