Newcastle United’s awful start to the new season continued when they crashed to a 2-1 defeat at home to Watford on Saturday.
The Magpies are still without a win in the league since Steve McClaren took charge and they have only picked up two points to date, leaving them second from bottom in the table after six matches.
Two goals from Odion Ighalo put Watford firmly in control at St James’ Park and while Daryl Janmaat halved the deficit shortly after the hour-mark that proved to be a mere consolation.
Janmaat has been one of the few bright sparks for Newcastle this season, and a player who certainly has to do better in the weeks to come is summer signing Florian Thauvin.
The winger impressed in his early outings for the club but he looked off the pace against Watford and could not inspire Newcastle to a much-needed victory…or even a point.
Following the match we took to Twitter to see what Newcastle fans thought of Thauvin’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
@CraigHope_DM Thauvin is terrible. As weak and slow as Cabella. Haidara literally can't kick a ball.— Hottigers Mullet (@Hottigersmullet) September 20, 2015
Just seen the Toon highlights and Florian Thauvin resembles an air hostess more than he does a £12m footballer #robbed— Will Burns (@WillBurns6) September 20, 2015
@tfeditor1892 Yes, it's been proven time and time again. He had a shocker but the only player willing to take the game to them was Thauvin.— Ryan Bell (@RyanBelly) September 20, 2015
@96Dodds Thauvin might come good, still time yet for it to turn it around, but Cisse needs sold on while there's still value in him— K-R (@KieranRobins10) September 19, 2015
Janmaat, Thauvin, Perez all seem to be trying. Cisse is just awful. Gini barely in the game. Colo rubbish. Colback not up to standard #NEWAT— Benjamin Solah (@benjaminsolah) September 19, 2015