Watford pay £2000 taxi bill to help stranded fans get to Newcastle
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 26/11/17 3:46pm
Watford have been praised by their supporters for spending thousands of pounds helping stranded fans get to Newcastle.
A supporters coach broke down at Donnington Park services on the M1 on the way to St James' Park on Saturday, prompting the club to pay around £2000 for a number of mini-bus taxis to take the fans the rest of the journey - some 168 miles.
They arrived on time to see their side win 3-0 and move to within three points of the Premier League's top-four.
One fan posted on Twitter: "Massive congrats to Watford, who paid for the stranded fans on a broken down coach for taxis from Derby to Newcastle saying 'they must be at the stadium'. Legends."
Another said: "Club supporters coach apparently broke down yesterday and club, at the drop of a hat and without a second thought, forked out £2k on taxis to get stranded fans to Newcastle.
"Great gesture and sums up way Watford is run these days."
The Hornets are having an excellent season under Marco Silva, winning a sixth Premier League game of the campaign at St James Park to stay eighth in the table on 21 points from 13 games.