We followed that up with a very poor 1-0 loss at Goodison Park, then got done at home by bottom club (at the time) West Brom.
This latest defeat to Watford was a story of a completely unacceptable start, followed by a spirited fightback, but this was too little, too late to rescue any result.
The first half was dog awful from our perspective, as we gifted Watford a two-goal lead which would have been even worse if it weren’t for our keeper Martin Dubravka saving a Troy Deeney penalty.
The second half was better, and we pulled a goal back via Ayoze Perez, who will finish the season as top scorer, and we could have had a penalty in the last minute, but the damage was done in the terrible first 45 minutes and the players got what they deserved.
The fans, however, most definitely did not.
On our holidays
The players may as well have turned up to the match in flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts, sipping cocktails in the 23-degree weather, as the boys are without doubt on their holidays at the moment.
On one hand you can’t blame them given the hard work put in to get to 41 points but, on the other hand, these lads get paid by the week and they can party for a month after the season officially finishes.
Season tickets for fans cover the entire season, so the players should honour that. No ifs or buts as far as I’m concerned.
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Lack of depth
Rafa made a couple of changes to the line-up that saw us win those four matches on the spin and brought in Javier Manquillo and Jacob Murphy to work in unison on the right-hand side. Both these lads are bang average, at best, and are a clear indicator at the lack of depth we have in the squad.
Our first XI is a decent Premier League team, but we need some serious investment in the squad from the ones responsible in the board room (casino floor on a Saturday night) in the summer. We can also get rid of some dead weight.
If no serious investment does come, then not only will we be left short next season but Rafa will walk.
And he won’t be walking into a tough job that no-one wants, it will be a top job with top players at a big club with ambition. Rafa is top dollar and he needs to be given it for him to stay.
Sort it out Ashley or do us all a favour and (finally) **** off!