And head coach Steve McClaren faces an anxious wait as the club attempt to sign more reinforcements to stave off the threat of relegation.
The result left the club 18th in the Premier League and two points adrift of safety.
McClaren admitted the club's position was "uncomfortable" after the 2-1 loss at Vicarage Road.
The match underlined misfiring striker Aleksandar Mitrovic's need for help up front, according to McClaren.
Captain Fabricio Coloccini has also given a player's view of the need for more "quality" in the squad. But many Newcastle fans feel the squad is "half-decent" ... it's the manager who should be replaced.
McClaren feels that if his team keep on playing the way they are playing, they will climb the table.
But many supporters feel a return to a "team manager" rather than the ridiculous system of the board of directors picking signings and team selection, would get the club back to winning ways.
How does this system work? Money is being spent, but only one player (Shelvy) was the choice of McClaren.
But Mike Ashley continues to go his own way, with bizarre signings and players not knowing who the hell is running the show.