The 21-goal Hornets captain said: “I’m a Birmingham City fan. But the one I want to play, I hope they stay up, is actually Newcastle away. I’m a bit old school. I love fans, I love 50,000 fans giving you so much grief.”
Deeney is certainly preparing for a season in the top flight with Watford following their automatic promotion, but in Newcastle’s current plight he may not get his wish of turning out at St James’ Park.
Eight consecutive losses under head coach John Carver have the Magpies just two points clear of the final relegation place, and with three games left it is impossible to see where the club are going to pick up their next point from.
A loss this weekend could quite easily see the Tyneside giants fall into the bottom three, and if that happens, it is hard to imagine them climbing away from an impending drop to the second tier.
In that situation, Deeney and his Watford teammates will be switching places with Newcastle, and although the Hornets forward will not be able to live his dream of turning out at St James’ Park, he will be happy in the knowledge that he is playing for a club that offers a bight future - rather than a drop down the Football League.
Regardless of the eventual outcome of Newcastle's season, Deeney's comments should please Magpies fans, as there is a sense in the wider footballing community that the Tyneside club deserve to be in the top flight, as they are one of the true bastions of English footballing heritage.