Up And Coming Newcastle Midfielder – We Must Keep The Faith

Vurnon Anita is starting to look like the player Newcastle thought they had signed last summer, and he had another good performance for Newcastle in the unlucky 2-1 defeat at Stoke on Wednesday night, after we were 1-0 up with just 9 minutes to play.

Vurnon Anita – improving fast at Newcastle

Vurnon took a little time to handle the physical demands of the Premier League, but he is now starting to show what a good player he is, and what a great acquisition he could become for Newcastle in the years ahead.

And the 23 year-old is not shying away from the fight that lies ahead, if Newcastle are going to climb that league table, and when you are in a relegation scrap, intensity and desire are two important elements of the side.

This is what Vurnon said in the local papers today:

“The league table is not a nice thing to look to.” “We must focus on the good things, learn from those, keep working hard.” “We have lost the last two home games in the Premier League so we have to stop that on Monday.”

“Wigan is the perfect time for us to change that.” “The positive was that we were one-nil up, doing great, playing well, and I think we should try to forget the last ten minutes before the Wigan game.”

“We must learn from our mistakes of course, but it is also to learn from the positives too. There were plenty of those, we have to take the positivity to Monday.” “We worked very hard, we chased them down very hard when we were out of possession.”

“We must keep the faith even though we have lost this game in the end.” “We are all disappointed with the outcome but it is not all bad after this. We have to just work hard.”

“It’s not nice when we keep suffering injuries, suspensions, but that’s football. These things can happen.” “We must keep on fighting and keep the spirit up like we did on Wednesday. We did very well and we must keep that spirit high, bring it to the pitch.”

Whether Vurnon likes it or not – he has become a key player for Newcastle – now that Yohan Cabaye is out for until February, and the Dutchman is the best player to take over Yohan’s creative role in attacking midfield.

Certainly we’ve liked what we’ve seen in the last four or five games from the 5 times capped Dutch International, and we even think this lad will continue to improve as he gets more games for the side.

We hope he continues to improve as he gets more games for the side. 😀

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16 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Sack Llambias.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 30, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Ian & JFA…I didn’t say we didn’t need new signings, I said it’s not the reason why we are where we are at the moment!

    …I stand by that conviction (for me it’s just another excuses)

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 30, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #3



    Nov 30, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Sack Ashley

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #5

    I’ve liked this guy from day 1 and Ajax gives him pedigree. Its also encouraging that Pardew is interest in this typoe of player, hopefully to play him in a 4-2-3-1 formation , or at least something that might get the team to pass the ball around a bit more. I cant understand why Pardew is sticking with 4-4-2 and long balls but its not just the players fault and tension – the manager dictates how he wants the game played so i just hope he’s not really just a fat Sam in disguise. Anyway, more fight, more composure, less selfishness from Ba, and two or three decent signings and hopefully we’ll be ok. Ian, how do u know Cabaye has been playing in pain? Certainly he has looked tired / unwilling this season.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 30, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #6


    It’s not the sole reason we are where we are, but it has influenced out league position.

    The problem is the players and manager not getting the best out of themselves.

    I think the team would benefit from the extra man in midfield but also no matter what formation we use the players, until the stoke game looked lazy, they didnt close down, they didn’t make many runs, they were just awful.

    Hopefully they can take the energy from the stoke game and mix it with the ability we know they have and get a good result against wigan.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 30, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    TS…manu things has influenced our performance and league position this season.

    …had we bought 2 or 3 people more and we were still strugling then the excuse would be we should have bought yet another two or those we bought were too cheap 😉

    …of course we can upgrade a few players and we need another CB, but you can always upgrade! It is a never ending progress.

    Our current team should be able to do the job within the expectations of this season.

    If we had made those upgrades Ian and JFA talked about then our goals this season should have been CL.

  • lesh

    Nov 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Jail (@1), about time you stopped beating about the bush and just say what’s on your mind.

    In saying that, Llambias may be good in managing the club’s books but for heck’s sake, Ashley needs to wake up to the fact that prudent financial management along with a distinct lack of on-field ambition is a recipe for disaster.

    Maybe Ashley needs to wake up to the reality of our situation and tell Llambias to support Pardew, spend the budget he’s given for players and stop trying to show what a clever sod he is in saving money!!

    Jail, back to your point, if Llambias fails to show up this window, then I agree he needs to be shown into the departure lounge and, as they say in politics, spend more time with his family. Hang on though, that’s not very fair on his family is it.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #9

    I disagree…we are a long way from teams like arsenal and spurs in terms of quality.

    We have some players capable of playing in their team…cisse, ba, collo, ben arfa, cabaye, krul….but other than that we are 5/6 short their side.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #10


    Llambias is useless.

    I made the point the other week…Ashley would never appoint a managing director/chairman of sports direct who was good with money but never knew a thing about applying that to a retail company that large.

  • lesh

    Nov 30, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #11

    Oh, sorry Jamsha’s for failing to see that you;ve joined Jail in the Llambias appreciation society.

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 30, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #12

    TS, very much in agreement. Too many FIFA football managers on this site. $££ etc wont work unless guys like Ba and Tiote get their arses in gear.

  • lesh

    Nov 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #13

    * I’ll repost my previous comment so it makes sense this time – my keyboard’s acting up.

    Oh, sorry for failing to see that you’ve joined Jail in the Llambias appreciation society Jamsha..

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 30, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #14

    TS…the expectations this season was top 8 with a team that top us 5thast season; and had we strengthen last season as we should we would have got CL with the way the season evolved for us and those around us.

    …don’t get me wrong I wanted 2 or 3 more players this season (as I wanted last season), but what we have should be enought for top 8

    In my book we are beating around the bush and just coming out with yet another excuse!

  • Marty-Toon

    Nov 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Fine player,we just need our midfield to control their passing better and he seems very intelligent type of player so if we can keep him higher up towards the strikers then goals and chances will come

  • Brutooon

    Nov 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #16

    still didnt convince me at centre midfield. he should be everyone and controlling the midfield – but instead he run away from the ball.


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