Top Young Swedish Midfielder Is One To Watch


This is another in our series of pinpointing some talented young players in Europe, who could be targets either now or in the future for Newcastle United.

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Simon Tibbling – Swedish U21 midfielder

Today we are highlighting Swedish U21 midfielder Simon Tibbling, who is just 18 years old and plays for Djurgardens IF in Stockholm, as a midfielder.

The Swedish youngster started his career at Grödinge SK in 1999 when he was 5 years old, and he moved to Brommapojkarna in 2005, and then to Djurgardens IF just two years ago, and made his debut in April last year coming on as a sub against Kalmar FF.

Simon has now played 36 times for the Djurgardens IF first team with one goal,  and has played for all the Swedish Youth sides, including two appearances for the Swedish U21 side.

On his 18th birthday in September last year Tibbling, who stands 5’7″ tall, signed a first team contract that will keep him at the Stockholm club until 2016.

This lad seems to be a quickly improving youngster, and he doesn’t turn 19 until September.

Here’s some video of the youngster.

What do you think?

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34 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #1

    well, the swedes do produce excellent porn, not so sure about their footballers though.

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  • jeff

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #2

    he looks like a kid.would prefer bent again

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  • stuart no9

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #3

    money to be made there ash. snap him up now , turn him into a footballer and sell him for millions in 2 years to a top side !

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  • jeff

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #4

    here is what we need.bent and carroll with a diamond formation.tiote sitting.guti and cabaye (raylor if he leaves) on the left and right with sisoko as attacking mid.sell ben arfa and cisse.to inconsistent.bring in carroll and bent with those funds.i think we could easily challenge for top 6 with that team.what you guys think?howay the lads XD

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  • marco polo

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Cabeye passes medical at Monaco according to l,equipe 🙁

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  • TheWellGeordie

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Seems like he has talent if that video is anything to go by. A 3 year extension for a teenager is rare, even in smaller teams. There must be something about him.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Jeff, he is a kid, and why aren’t you tucked up safely in bed by now yourself. I know your 12 and 3/4’s now, but it is getting late, and you have got your paper run in the morning.

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  • gfp13

    Jun 14, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Jeff I like the idea of the diamond, but keep jonas! His stats last season were something like 1 goal and 0 assists. We all had the same number of assists as jonas if I am correct. I would like to see a big man/little man combo up top. But most certainly need to replace jonas. I would like a wing back formation too. Douglas, colo and mbiwa as the back 3 debuchy and Danton down wings. Tiote sitting with cabaye and sissoko along side and then Carroll and bent (finances dependant if I would like these 2)

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  • Trinidad Magpie

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #9

    I wonder which players so far have actual genuine interest in coming or going. As far as I know only aubemeyang representatives have contacted Newcastle so far this summer from reports. And there could quite possibly have been contact with Douglas.

    Are there any other actual confirmed reports of contact with representatives with any other player?

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  • AMEOBI

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #10

    Jeff @ 4

    Really? Really? Challenge top 6, no chance championship team at best

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #11

    NUFCfans ?@nufcfans
    Huge story! Yohan Cabaye has passed a medical at French club AS Monaco, TV channel run by @lequipe claims (via / @RBairner) #NUFC #fb

    RT @RBairner: #Newcastle midfielder Yohan #Cabaye has passed a medical with #Monaco, according to L’Equipe 21’s evening edition. #NUFC

    More on:
    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DontSellCabaye&src=hash
    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23dreamboatsunk&src=hash

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #12

    RT @RBairner: #Newcastle midfielder Yohan #Cabaye has passed a medical with #Monaco, according to L’Equipe 21?s evening edition. #NUFC

    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23dreamboatsunk&src=hash

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #13

    NUFCfans ?@nufcfans
    GOOD NEWS: Fabricio Coloccini has told Argentinian TV he will stay at #NUFC next season. “Newcastle don’t want me to go. I respect that.”

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #14

    how reliable are l’equipe for stories, as no where else has anything on cab aye, but I’m clutching at straws now

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #15

    https://twitter.com/nufcfans

    More tweets:
    Fabricio Coloccini admits he wanted to move to San Lorenzo, but says “that¹s not going to happen next season.

    “I didn’t move to San Lorenzo last season because Newcastle didn’t want me to leave.” Coloccini

    I’m not going to move to San Lorenzo now because Newcastle don’t want me to go. I have to respect that decision.” Coloccini

    “I’m a grateful person & #NUFC have given me the opportunity of playing in PL, the elite of football — so I will stay at #NUFC.” Coloccini

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #16

    Further twitter item re Cabaye.
    Robin Bairner @RBairner
    L’Equipe’s report comes from a “sure source” who works in #Monaco’s medical centre. Would be v surprised if story was run with no foundation

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #17

    Newcastle Brown Alien
    It’s generally considered to be quite reliable.

    “Thanks to the principle of protection of journalists’ sources of information to which is attached the newspaper, L’Équipe has produced many important revelations in the world of sport, with several scoops of journalist Ressiot on Lance Armstrong but also information showing all cyclists are doped.” From French wiki.

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #18

    Robin Bairner – @Chris_Elastico @Gibney_A Sports TV station run by L’Equipe. 21 is the channel it’s on.

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #19

    sazzer, oh well afraid to say he’s gone, can only hope that it’s mega bucks form them and that buys siem de jong, PEA, and bony

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #20

    So reassurance on Taylor tiote and colos intention on staying at nufc Is great news. Players are coming out and pledging their future with NUFC. Hope this persuades krul, cisse, Ben arfa, etc to follow the same path as these three!

    On the other hand, this rumour that has come from nowhere about cabaye is a bit worrying. But I’m sure he stated he was not interested in a move back to France? Suppose that can all change when theres more money involved especially when you don’t pay tax and you play with the like of falcao and moutinho.

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #21

    Like I say completely out of no where and cabaye may of just f***** off. Shows how secretive NUFCs transfer bussines is though if this is true. Could turn this into a positive and come to the conclusion that NUFC have secretly signed bony Douglas and siem de Jong with the 25mil from the sale of Yohan Cabaye.

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #22

    At least of cabaye goes we could get some bloody good corners in 🙂

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #23

    I don’t think cabaye will get a game in front of rodriguez and moutinho

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  • manxpie

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #24

    well if it aint true i can imagine a law suit on its way to l’quipe as we speak be absolutly gutted if he’s gone like!
    certainly not an easy player to replace

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #25

    Cabaye rumours all over twitter and will be all over sports websites and newspapers tomorrow. I’m finding it hard to believe these rumours are false very hard. 🙁

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #26

    If its 25 million and I won’t be surprised for its Monaco then there’s no excuse but to sign a top class replacement

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #27

    The only doubt I have about the Cabaye story is that Monaco have just signed JOÃO MOUTINHO ,midfielder, for a reported £22 million. If the story is true it’s just as well the old SJP gates are being re-installed -to keep out the flaming torches and pitchfork brigade.

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  • Toonacious T

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #28

    you would pissed off if u were Debuchey though, come over here to Newcastle and play under this muppet, right, hope you enjoyed that relegation dogfight, I’m off to earn mega bucks in Monaco and hang out with P Diddy and the crew. Au devoir mon Aimee!

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  • manxpie

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #29

    we’d better have sum1 else in the bag already if we’ve let him go!
    the siem de jong roumours might be true then?

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  • Toonacious T

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #30

    SD summer fire sale. Who’s next?

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  • manxpie

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #31

    lol toonacious debuchy will be pissed like where’s niafron wen u need him?

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  • AndyNUFC

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #32

    £20M for Cabaye off last season is a great deal.

    If it is true, then the club better not wheel out the ‘January signings were the summer ones brought forward’ excuse and get 4-5 top quality players in!

    The only thing for me to compensate last season is match our top 5 finish. Does the club have the ambition?

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #33

    I did some PRISM research, and the source seem to be this guy:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florian_Pinteaux

    at this board:

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  • manxpie

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #34

    sazzer where’s the 21 came from in the l’quipe thing i thought it was just l’quipe?

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