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Newcastle Midfielder – Top Player – Excellent Attitude

1:23 pm, Thursday, December 20th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 34 Comments

We’ve been very happy with the excellent form now being shown by Vurnon Anita, as he tries to fill the big gap left by the injury to Newcastle’s top central midfielder Yohan Cabaye. But we’ve been just as impressed by the Dutchman’s temperament and interviews too – and he comes over as a down to earth guy who tells it as it is, and his outlook on the game is simply first class.

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Vurnon Anita – good player – excellent attitude

News reports lately are probably making more of Yohan Cabaye’s absence than is warranted, and surely the absence of one player cannot have the massive impact that at least Steven Taylor’s and Cabaye’s absence seem to have had on our side.

It;s also due to our other players playing nowhere near their top form – and they need to improve too.

Vurnon Anita is aware that’ it’s not up to the rest of our players to step up to the plate – something the Dutch international has been doing for the last six weeks or so with some outstanding performances in a black and white shirt.

This is what Anita said in the local press today:

“Yohan is a really good player for us, an important player, but unfortunately he is not here right now.” “We must deal with this and other players need to step up.”

“Yohan is more attacking player than our other midfielders.” “He brings a lot of creativity, just like Hatem Ben Arfa, who showed that at Fulham.”

“We definitely miss Yohan and we all hope he will be back sooner rather than later because he’s a top player.”

We need more players like Vurnon right now – those who are willing to take the responsibility and help send Newcastle back up the league to safety – and as far as my heart goes – the sooner the better. :D

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Premier League · Vurnon Anita





34 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Bayer Leverkusen Vs Benfica

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    NEWCASTLE VS kHARKIV

  • 3 Indian Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    STUTGART Vs Genk

  • 4 Magpie from Lithuania // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    its not too bad a draw..

  • 5 BelfastMagpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    F*** sake worst draw ever.

  • 6 Indian Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Atletico Vs rubin Kazan

  • 7 obatoyou // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    We play Kharkiv never heard of em

  • 8 Indian Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Ajax Vs steua bucareast

  • 9 BelfastMagpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    I wanted Lyon or Lazio. they were the last team I wanted.

  • 10 Indian Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Basel Vs Dnipro

  • 11 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Well then, feel a little indifferent about that. Considering quality we should be okay, not the big name fixture many were hoping for though.

    Roll on February.

  • 12 Tinman // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Tell me ma, me ma, we wont be home for tea, we’re going to Kharkiv, tell me ma, me ma

  • 13 BelfastMagpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Away to Ukraine.

  • 14 Indian Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    anzhi vs hannover

  • 15 Spreadthetoon // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    oh well long flight to the Ukraine then………….

  • 16 Indian Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Prague Vs Chelsea Of to czech republic

  • 17 Indian Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Borussia Vs Lazio

  • 18 Indian Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Tottenham Vs Lyon Focked Spuds

  • 19 Indian Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Napoli Vs Plzen

  • 20 obatoyou // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Kidding I heard of Kharkiv heh should be an interesting one now to find out we got Chelsea or atletico in rd of 16

  • 21 markmac // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    who the fcuk are metalist kharkiv? sounds very russian lol

  • 22 Jamiemac // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Finish 17th in the prem and win EL, i’ll take it.

  • 23 markmac // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    a nice short journey to there place then…just what we needed **sarcasm**

  • 24 Magpie from Lithuania // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    YESSSS!!! andzi or hanver

  • 25 Indian Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Anzhi / hannover Vs Newcastle

  • 26 hotdog // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Does Borat play for them :-)

  • 27 Indian Magpie // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Tottenham Could also face Inter

  • 28 Magpie from Lithuania // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    borat is from kazakstan, ont ukraine.

  • 29 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Lithuania…He’s also a made up person :)

    So, everyone more or less happy?

  • 30 MacToon // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    I think the draw’s been good to us, even the last 16 draw too. We’ve been given a chance to get to the last 8 I think, will we take that chance, I hope so.

  • 31 Jamiemac // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    If we want to win this then that is a great draw! Tough for Spurs. Can’t see anyone getting past Chelsea though.

  • 32 hotdog // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    I was also taking the wee wee

  • 33 2_goal_tino // Dec 20, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    @MacToon – I think that is how supporters see it. Pardew and the club on the other hand I think see it very differently, they will not be happy. I think it has all but ensured a run out for the reserves, nobody at the club wants a long trip to Ukraine and then potentially Russia.

  • 34 hatemorloveit // Dec 20, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Wow the first post on how anita’s a good player…sarcasm




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