Newcastle A Great Club – I Have A Good Feeling About It


Director of Football Joe Kinnear has got his second loan deal over the line, as Newcastle announced that Luuk de Jong had signed on for the rest of the season, and don’t be surprised if he makes an appearance against Sunderland on Saturday – with Loic Remy now banned for the next three games.

Newcastle United Unveil New Signing Luuk de Jong

Luuk de Jong – cheer up lad

After he had signed earlier today, this is what the Dutch International said on the Newcastle web-site:

“Newcastle is a great club and I have a good feeling about it,” “I am very impressed with the stadium and training ground and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone I have met.”

“It has been a tough season for me so far but I am here to play games, and want to be important for the team, and successful with goals and assists.” “I am really looking forward to playing for Newcastle.”

We’ll not be the first ones to think this – if Newcastle is such a great club how come he signed for Borussia Monchengladbach eighteen months ago – this lad has obviously had some PR training. 😀

And Newcastle’s Director of Football Joe Kinnear has this to say:

“We’re delighted to bring Luuk de Jong to the club.” “He has an excellent pedigree and will add significantly to our striking options.” “We’ve been watching him for a little while now and I am sure he will prove to be a valuable acquisition for us.”

“He’s a great character and a proven goalscorer, who I know is very keen to replicate the prolific form he showed for FC Twente in the Eredivisie.”

Luuk is coming off the worst eighteen months of his career =- well at least the worst six months – since he didn’t start one game in the Bundesliga this season for Borussia Monchengladbach – so the youngster has something to prove.

We really hope he can become a big success at Newcastle, and we know the Newcastle fans can bring the very best out of this lad, and will give him all their support.

We might not ( when I first wrote this – that last word was now – Freudian slip) be one of the biggest clubs in the land anymore – but we still have the best fans.

Go for it Luuk!

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285 comments so far

  • rivettCatcher

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost

    Anyone heard TALKSPORT??!!!!!?!!?

    Apparently Cabaye quoted as saying his departure this month was agreed months ago.

    2weeks ago JFK said no one was leaving.

    Don’t resent what’s happened. 5 years time we’ll keep our Cabaye’s, but JFK is an irritation!

    http://youtu.be/Dv8Fy9MW6Pw

    Even the yanks feel sorry for us :s

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Jesus he’s not exactly Superman is white Jag is he ?

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #3

    He obviously hasnt met Kinnear yet has he … poor lad

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Gotta say , overall I don’t think its fair to whinge about pardew all season. He has had some major cock ups ( eg Cardiff / Remy ) but the football is miles better than before. If we hammered him last season for long ball, we gotta give credit now surely. Incidentally to the Solsjaer (?) lovers out there ….he aint doing much yet is he?

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  • mag

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #5

    A new manager would lift the mood!

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  • roblee7

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Did cabaye not say it was agreed he could leave if a CL club came in for him? I read the interview of his press conference and he didn’t say the deal was agreed 2 months ago, or am I missing something?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Munster…The intent from Pardew to play a better style of football is there for all to see. Sure it’s still a work in progress and it hasn’t yet proved to provide many goals…but it certainly has been a step in the right direction as far as I’m concerned.

    On thread…Good luck Luuk!

    As if Kinnear used the word “acquisition”.

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  • rivettCatcher

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m a Pardew fan. In a few years time his talent will be tested more once we’ve rotated out the dead wood.

    In Carr we trust.

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #9

    “We’re delighted to bring Puke de Pong to the club.” “He has an excellent pedigree chum and will add significuntly to our streaking options.” “We’ve been wanking over him for a little while now and I am sure he will prove to be a valuable investment for Mike.”

    “He’s a f****ng great character and a proven goalscorer, who I know is very keen to fornicate the prolific form he showed for FC Twaty in the Erectivasiline.”

    Good old Joe

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #10

    G2

    You have obvioisly been collecting the lesser tousled patagonian mauve. They are far more common than the greater striped. It is a common mistake to make by the less educated collector, so i do forgive your ignorance.

    my fully automated “island of the wing?d” will be completed in june 2015. It is a massive man-made land mass roughly where atlantis used to be. The climate is excellent, and will have all the state of the art budgering equipment and facilities. There will be over 500 massive out door nesting cages, available to rent from september 2015.

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  • rivettCatcher

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Just heard a snippet on Talksport. Sure the cockney media will miss quote it all tmr.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #12

    @lee_ryder: #nufc Yohan Cabaye: I had an agreement with Newcastle United to leave THIS month http://t.co/vy5Y9RvtOP via @EveningChron

    JFK, shown up as per usual

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #13

    With Remy on his way out how about this as a possible team for next season :

    ———–Sissoko—————–Tiote———–

    ——Cabella——–Grenier——–HBA——–

    ———————–De Jong———————-

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  • toonking

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #14

    6 goals in 36 appearances

    doesn’t sound a goal scoring threat to me.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Ibiza

    FLAT PACK BUDGIES?!?!

    how dare you, sir?! Supporting such a barbarric practice! You disgust me!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Do you guys think Joke InEar only knows how to close a loan deal?

    …just wondering!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #17

    Toonking

    he was never given a proper chance in germany. Manager never wanted him. No fault of his own. He was prolific enough before he moved there.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #18

    Markaccus…It seemed a good deal, a beginners budgie multipack pack…fun for the whole family they said.

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Toonking

    Im sure he is more of a threat than Strolla

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #20

    He is quoted as saying “Newcastle is a great club and I have a good feeling about it,” “I am very impressed with the stadium and training ground and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone I have met.”

    What his eyes are ACTUALLY saying is “I WILL DESTROY YOU ALL!”

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  • roblee7

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Yes the agreement was, cabaye said, that if a CL club came in for him, he could leave. The actual transfer was nit pre-arranged, or I can’t find anything anywhere quote wise which states this. Granted, kinnear looks like a right spanner yet again though

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Sky Sports sources understand that Liverpool are in talks with sign Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk winger Yevhen Konoplyanka!

    …don’t go telling Kets this 😉 lol

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #23

    ok so mixed emotions so far the loss of cabaye who was our best cm by far and luuk coming in (with option to buy and they better take that option if he does well) imo we need luuk more than cabaye but i would still class this as a poor transfer window so far !

    if grenier signs or cabella or gomis or a decent cb then it would be a good window imo but we must sign someone else (someone with good final ball would be ideal imo)

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #24

    @Rivett who cares? we all knew he was gona go anyway he deserves to be in a top elite team with champions league football end off…

    De jong must have realized he made a mistake turning us down in the first place because now he sounds like he really genuinely wan’t to be here…And with newcastle we now what signing strikers is like they usually have a instant impact for a season then go cold…Hope he scores vs scum.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Ibiza

    You cant trust those cruel b@stards. Stay well away. I hope you reported this to the SPFB (Society for the Prevention of Flattening Budgies)

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #26

    @ king

    A lot of those appearances were from the bench though m8 . Although I’m not that convinced he is the answer, would rather we went for Mirtoglu tbh like .

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  • Douglas

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #27

    Given all the circumstances of Cabayes move, I suspect the club have got as much as possible. Sorry to see him go, but the proof of the pudding is how we invest the money (and the xtra TV money)

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Rob Lee
    So in summary it was plain f**king stupid for Kinnear to say no player will be leaving knowing that he had an agreement in place with a player where he could leave if a CL team came in, keeping in mind the teams that showed a confirmed interest were Arsenal and PSG?
    And also saying no player will leave before shipping out Jonas?

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  • BandB

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Ibiza,

    Joe originally dictated the word “accretion” when he was mulling over his statement.
    But he knew the Geordies probably wouldn’t know what it meant.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #30

    Tsunki/Ruddy…eyes on post #20!

    …What did I tell you guys 😉

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  • SholaHeskey

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #31

    “Newcastle is a great club and I have a good feeling about it,” “I am very impressed with the stadium and training ground and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone I have met.”

    Luuk – who’s that guy with the long grey hair who is very touchy feely
    Alan – that’s Joe, he does that to everyone, you get used to it.
    Luuk – but he said he’s in charge of loans and get anything you want from Costco
    Alan – yes, that’s right and he also signed Dean Holdsworth, never look him straight in the eye.

    Let the force be with you Luuk lad, you’re gonna need it.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #32

    I think de Jong will be a hit! Maybe not at first but definitely in the future. He looks a confident lad and that essential for any striker. His technique is up there with Cisse’s and is more of a battler and better at headers than Cisse.

    Just imagine how well received he will be if he were to score the winner against he Scum in his debut! lol

    Can’t wait! 🙂

    If we manage to clinch Grenier also I think we will do even better than when we had Cabaye in the long run. Shame we couldn’t keep him, but that’s football and I wish him all the best.

    Exciting times ahead!

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #33

    First priority should have been to replace Cabaye in Greiner.

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  • Speed11

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Apparently st etienne have been offered haidara

    http://www.getfootballnewsfrance.com/2014/newcastle-have-offered-massadio-haidara-and-jeremy-morel-
    offered-to-st-etienne/pparently st etienne have been offered hadaira

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #35

    tads…Cabaye had already left in and Jonas is still here (just loaned out) 😉 lol

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #36

    Markaccus….You should have seen it mate, the whole family gathered around, me assembling this flat packed budgie…I sat it on it’s perch and well…actually, I can’t do this now, it’s all so raw. A bit like their DIY meatballs starter kit.

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  • roblee7

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #37

    TADS – yes, he looks like a Muppet. He was probably lashed when he did the interview no doubt

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  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #38

    Millions of people around the world struggle to put food on the table for their families.

    Meanwhile, JFK pockets a hefty sum of cash on a monthly basis for doing sweet f()ck all… and lets be honest… he is not on the slime side either.

    The clueless pr!ck would offer more to the world if people more deserving pocketed the money he is paid monthly. The day his fat arse is no longer associated with Newcastle should be declared a public holiday in Newcastle.

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  • rivettCatcher

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #39

    @Kev

    Of course we care 🙂

    Any chance we could loan out JFK to Sunderland, followed by Obertan?

    #InOurDreams

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #40

    Cabaye had a release clause put in the summer if a CL came in for him and the TOON put in a clause if a price was matched he could speak to that club.
    Which happened and both sides stuck to the deal.
    Also Pardew said on local TV interview that he had breakfast with cabaye and wished him well

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