Luuk de Jong – It Was A Terrible Debut For Me


Luuk de Jong started the second half in today’s third disaster in a row against Sunderland, and given he has not had much playing time in Germany he looked decent, and certainly showed some good movement at times.

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Luuk de Jong – terrible debut

And Luuk knew all about what this game meant to fans, and in his first interview after signing last week, he had said if Newcastle lost the game the players would not be able to walk the streets – so at least he knew how important the game was.

This is what Luuk said on the Newcastle web-site after the game today:

“I’m happy to be here and to play but it is not the beginning I hoped for. I wanted to win this game. “I was told how big it is for the Club and the fans and now I’ve seen it for myself.”

“I had a couple of chances and I expect myself to finish better there. I’m not satisfied with that.” “Sometimes I thought I did OK, made some good runs and got the ball but just couldn’t get a good shot away when I came back inside.”

“I will keep working on that and my goals will come.” “We are really disappointed.” “We spoke before about what the game meant, how we had to start and what we had to do but we didn’t play football today.”

“Our strength is playing football. I watched the Norwich game in midweek and you could see how good we were, but today we just didn’t get going. Sunderland played well at times though and got the goals.”

“It’s a terrible debut for me – a really bad moment and I’m so disappointed.” “We have a big week ahead, We need to work hard as a team and be prepared for Chelsea.”

It’s good that we have got 37 points, so we are not in any relegation trouble.

That’s true isn’t it?

And we’d like to see Luuk get some playing time, so he can get his sharpness back, and at times he looked good this afternoon, in what was a terrible game to make his debut in.

Newcastle players have to take responsibility for another insipid performance against Sunderland , and there was no passion or guts, and not much skill either.

The Newcastle fans need see guts and spirit at Chelsea next Saturday afternoon – nothing less than that will be good enough –  although with the skills we currently have in the side, we are unlikely to come away with anything from Stamford Bridge.

Newcastle can still make this into a good season – we just need to forget about all the Sunderland defeats – that’s all.

We’d just love to see Luuk become a success at Newcastle, and we also thought that Sylvain Marveaux looked good when he came on in the second half – and Sylvain needs to be given a chance too.

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302 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Feb 1, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #1

    He had a few moments but you could tell he weren’t match sharp

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 1, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #2

    safe not yet

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  • BuckLuck

    Feb 1, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #3

    I feel sorry for the guy. Coming here to play under Ashley and Pardew.

    Take note future players;
    Do not come here as long as Ashley owns the club, or Pardew is the man that’s suppose to evolve you as a player.
    Far better options than us at the moment.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Bit rusty, hopefully starts next game.

    I’d rather play a rusty De Jong than Shola truth be told

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 1, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #5

    crewe tranmere wigan

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  • theartfuldodger

    Feb 1, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #6

    If players are told thay we are targetting CL when buying them , then we r gonna have hell to pay.

    Good players goto fulham and stoke and norwich and sunderland too, but they know what theyr getting. They dont loose morale after a transfer wkndow. They dont feel cheated.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 1, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #7

    Give him time I think he will do well, he might have scored today if he was playing regular.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 1, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Done okay, could tell he hadn’t played for a while or really taken a training session with the team yet

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  • Jakenufc

    Feb 1, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Just the finishing for De Jong today. Loved seing marveux come on though…hope he starts next game

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 1, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #10

    manx

    you still have not told me how you would fix our team

    tads

    there is no way on this earth i would 1 put up with what there doing to him
    2treat the fans the way they do him included

    latest lie, cabaye

    cabayes own words were thanks for sticking to your word,

    pardew new, so he lied

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 1, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #11

    how can anyone say he will do well? He looked awful today. You can’t blame match fitness because he started all 3 or 4 of Monchengladbach’s friendlies during the winter break in January. He looks poor, hasn’t scored a league goal in nearly a year, is slow, looks quite cumbersome, and throw lack of confidence in there too…..awful decision to bring him here

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 1, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Which players would you like to sell in the summer

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #13

    looked like a cisco to me

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Catchy
    Absolute bollox you wouldn’t

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  • Ben3arfa

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #15

    De Jong made some good runs today, you can tell he has a smart footballer. Hopefully he picks up with a few games under his belt.

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #16

    or was it costco

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Played awful he only played 45 bloody minutes for Christ sake

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #18

    manx

    i put it to you have no clue that there is any problem,

    3 dearbies with the stronger team 2 at home lost

    without a fight

    tell me how you would play the team

    ould shola get in any of your teams

    how would you play him

    come on your the top boy

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #19

    A lot of bloggers are saying why didn’t De Yong start & leave Strolla on the bench. Fact is he has only played just over an hour all season – perhaps that’s why. Strolla has a good record against the Mackems up to last three encounters.
    Need to get LDY proper match fit & get Cisse’s confidence back. Remy has got the goals but he doesn’t want to play for us (for the second time) so let’s concentrate on those who want to play for this football club

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Well a few hours since the game thought is give meself a chance to calm down but that just hasn’t happened
    Today was simply appualing

    JFK and the Fat man to f**king gutless to face there paying public after a truly disgusting window in which they shafted the club and the fans
    Pardews tactics had us starting far to negative, but except Marv and De Jong on the bench we really do have f**k all attacking options, btw TDS today is exactly what i was trying to get across to you with the arguement that our squad really has no strength in depth

    As for the players
    F**king hell hang your heads in shame, absolutely disgusting display, I don’t care how we were set up there’s no tactical excuse for not being able to beat the first man on set pieces, running in to each other, playing for themselves, not being able to make 5-6 yards passes and generally being able to play the most basic of football, that’s one part if Pardews interview i did agree with, they need to get back to basics

    Apart from Willo Tiote Marv Sammy (who was quiet but done better than most when he did get on the ball) maybe Taylor the rest were abysmal every single one of them

    Krul, he flapped, he came out on corners and missed, his distribution was awful and his saves were parried weakly back into our own box

    Anita was awful, tackling, positioning, passing all of it woeful

    Santon, did he even train this week? Worst display ever seen from that lad

    Debuchy looked unbelievably frustrated was offered no cover and when he did get to go forward he had absolutely no support or options, no one showing for the ball and then just lost his head and started putting in rash challenges

    Sissoko terrible ran himself into trouble all day, dithered on the ball, poor passing awful shooting and probably blocked more of our shots than O’Shea and Brown combined

    HBA, if this is the man to fill Cabayes shoes were f**ked, indecisive, poor passing, couldn’t beat a man and when he shifted left Bardsley had him in his pocket for the rest of the game

    Shola, did he even move today? Awful stuff, poor weak shots and missed a sitter of a header

    Every single person involved in our transfer dealings and today’s game should be f**king disgusted with themselves

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #21

    and what the hell kind of formation were we playing today? Both halves.

    None of us like ashley. we can agree on that (well, save for TDS). but please get rid of this idiot.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #22

    From the short time I saw him I think that he is only good passer and jumper that is very important with cooperating with Loic Remy.Hid dribbling skills and speed I think that are doubtful.For the next game Santon and Anita out and Marveaux and Dummet in.And most importantly because we are without our best player Remy in the next two games we must play defensive to fight for 2 points.Otherwise we are in danger for taking 0 points.

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  • toon22

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #23

    The only glimmer of hope for me is the fact we aint signing players and trying to get loan deals in.
    Its just he thing the fat man would do before he sells,he wouldnt want to sell and leave expensive assets behind would he.
    Not when he can trouser the money first.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #24

    I must admit. He looks very slow. He’s more of an Andy Carroll type player.

    Marveaux set up Shola but he couldn’t get hold of the ball.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Welcome to the nuthouse Mr. de Jong, not the game or circumstances where you should be making your debut

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #26

    welsh, i wouldnt sell anyone mate, not without a load of incomings first. We all know if we shift even a couple of the dead-weighters and get no one in, we’re even lighter on our feet.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #27

    i would

    and i have

    if i feel im getting shit on, i ask questions why

    i left ringtons tea at 17, and at 34 i left the country because i was being shit on at wellstream

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  • nufc82

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #28

    Sunderland outclassed us today. There’s no doubt we missed Cabaye, Remy and Gouffran today. Not only in terms of quality but in work rate as well. One of the reasons why we have been quite successful this season is because of the team’s work ethic. However one of the main problems with our squad is that the players that come in rarely put in the same amount of effort. The likes of Ameobi and Ben Arfa are quite lazy. For all the people on here who are always shouting for Ben Arfa to start games, we saw to day why he hasn’t been a regular starter this season. He’s far too inconsistent and when he’s not on form it’s like playing with 10 men

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #29

    tads

    tiote and taylor were disgusting as well. Both awful performances. because tiote had a shot on target doesnt negate the rest of his woeful performance.

    Marveaux needs game time and he will come good because he’s probably our top creative player right now, lazy or not. He has to come good actually. otherwise we’re f*cked.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #30

    1st of all he looked good and with a bit more match time could be a good signing
    good runs and got on the ball just poor shots

    and stuartno9 pardew has had to replace a whole squad in his time here so how is that a bad thing when he’s finished 5th and is currently 8th with obvious troubles!?

    maybe look at past managers with there records and where they finished before you hammer him and then take into account the money they had then and how big a club we were back then!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Sorry Ed, TADS didn’t think Marv looked good at all.

    As for De Jong, he looks like his confidence is lower than Cisse’s. The TV got a close up of him coming on and he looked like a scared rabbit. He had chances to shoot and dwelled. The last thing we need is to nurse a player through a crisis of confidence for half a season.

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  • Lu-toon

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Sky Sports are reporting Pardew has just got the sack!

    Oh hang on, it was Ashleys straight in his gob

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #33

    tads @ 20 did it take you 1 min to write all that? or were ya saving it up for a rainy day.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #34

    manx

    your bottling it

    you carnt answer my simple question

    you asked me my team

    i put 2 out for you

    tell me how you would play, or is your head so far up pardews ass you would do nothing different

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  • daztoon

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Well done Pardumb another record broken to add to your collection.

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  • TurkishFan101

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Putting Mike Ashley aside, and JFK.

    Lets get to analysis of Pardew:

    He said in an interview on the 30th/31 cannot remember which that that had to alter the style of play due to Cabaye going. Now, why the F**k do you need to alter the style of play and go to hoof balling you twat? stick Marveaux in number 10 and Ben Arfa on the Right Winger and they could exchange roles in game constantly which would be a great partnership. Why could we not play the football we played at Norwich, even Luuk De Jong admitted above in his post-match interview.

    To Pardew lovers, it is the managers duty to set-up the team tactics, cohesion, training, positioning. It seems to me all the Pardew lovers that love it up the bum from him are saying that the players are responsible for the tactics, positioning, hoof ball. cohesion. I don’t know if you lot are trying to be sarcastic or just bitter mackems in disguise, its just disgusting how some people are still pro-ashley and especially pro-Pardew.

    Looking at the startup, who picked it Pardew or the players?? come on some Pardew lover tell me? oh right DING DING DING DING, it was the Manager Alan Pardew, do you know why because HE IS THE MANAGER.

    Why was Steven Taylor playing ahead of Mbiwa in the starting line up the past 2 games, who picked him??? DING DING DING DING, correct it was the MANAGER Pardew. Why did Shola Ameobi get full 90min show when he stop trying after the first 10min?? DING DING DING DING, correct It was Pardews decision, why you ask? because he IS THE MANAGER. Why did Marveaux our most creative player come on the last 12min to play Left Wing???? DING DING DING DING, correct because it was Pardew’s decision as HE IS THE MANAGER.

    So now Pardew lovers or mackems in disguise, either f**k off this blog and admit you are a mackem in disguise or admit you been foolish and join the rest of the fans to get these Circus clowns out of our beloved club.

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  • toon22

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #37

    Simple fact is if a decent offer is made for any of our team the fat man will sell and try and get a cheap replacement from france.
    Usually people who have fallen out with there team/out of contract/up for murder-rape-etc or have just came back from a near career ending injury.
    The team dont matter were just cheap advertising and a way for him to make cash,all he wants is to stay in the league.

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  • Schwefelberg

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Ashley will always take the club to some new low – it’ll happen again and again like an Atomic Clock.

    The question is why does he need these problems?

    It’s false economy for him to hold out for break even. He could use the money to buy fracking wells or Bitcoin and he’d make far more…

    Why is he here? It’s never made sense.

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #39

    whos ya ghostwriter hahaha

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  • stuart no9

    Feb 1, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #40

    can i just ask the people on here who feel that pardew is not at fault for this shambles of a team that has taken 3 yes 3 YEARS to assemble – what is his line of duty? – what is he responsible for? ( if anything) what does he do for his 1/2 M a year wages , and what has he done to deserve his F”CKING obscene 8 year contract? — and take your time.

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