Luuk De Jong Looking Better And Better – Pardew


Alan Pardew held his press conference today for the tough game at Hull City on Saturday, and near the end he was asked if Luuk de Jong’s performances would decide whether Newcastle would sign him permanently in the summer.

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Luuk de Jong – looking better and better

It seemed a bit of a dumb question, but Alan answered it well, and revealed the Dutch striker is finding his feet in training on Tyneside, and looking better and better:

“I think that would make sense that he needs to make a success of his last ten games and he’s had a good start.”

“I think he came into the team when unfortunately we had just lost Cabaye, and we lost a couple of games and no Remy, and it was difficult for him.”

“But he’s finding his feet in training – and he’s looking better and better, and hopefully he can have a big impact before the end.”

And Luuk did well when he came on against Aston Villa and her brilliantly set up Loic Remy with a great piece of play and Loic hit the post, but it was a wide open goal and the French striker should have done better.

But then a few minutes later,  de Jong was again  involved, as his shot in the penalty area was deflected high in the air, to Remy who then gave an exhibition over a few seconds of how to beat two men in the penalty area,  before you smash the ball into the back of the net for the winning goal, with a minute to go in added time.

And of course Newcastle got a fantastic 3 points.

And Alan also said he would probably give young Adam Armstrong his first team debut before the end of the season, and that another Academy product, Sammy Ameobi, would have a big part to play through the end of the season.

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57 comments so far

  • croftus5678

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #1

    luuk is awsome and i’m hoping he gets some decent efforts at goal soon seing as the poor lad had 2 assists poorly missed.

    so theres 1 of our 2-3 signings 🙂

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  • mag

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Looking better than who Shola,Cisse or Sammy? Go and buy some Premier league quality you cockney bufoon, instead of taking the mickey with your patronising turd.

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #3

    He’s looked average so far, needs to step up although he looked better in last 10 mins against villa than in previous 2 games so has a chance

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Mag – always look forward to your insightful posts, I learn a lot from em

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  • mag

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #5

    I doubt it!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #6

    croftus…we have alot to look forward to mate 😉

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Are Soldado & Cisse related ? .

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #8

    I still maintain the only two decent players Spurs got out of the £100 million they dropped were Erikksen & Paulinho .

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Just shows that randomly spending a ton of cash buying 7 players to replace one doesn’t always work – Spurs are woeful
    Saying tgat , it seems we’ll buy 1 to replace 3, not sure that’s gonna work either

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  • mag

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Lucky cockneys.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #11

    would’ve been interesting to see wat he could have done with dummets deliveries vs villa
    hopefully we will next game

    jammy jammy spurs soldado should’ve been off in the 1st half!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #12

    I would still argue that Sherwood doesn’t fit the players AVB bought…

    …the same Pardew doesn’t really fit the players Carr recommends and the club has bought! Maybe that is why they also look woeful just like us 😉

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  • toon kk

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Its all about making do with what we have and keeping the wage bill down.
    Don’t expect too much activity in the next transfer window its MA we’re talking about.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #14

    ….it’s a delicate system 🙂 it needs to be right or else you end up looking not the part! At least that is what I think!

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  • mag

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Pardew wouldn’t get away with his patronising in cockney land.

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  • 70TWO

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Will Vertonghen be punished retro actively for going down after putting his own face on the opponents head?

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  • mag

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #18

    The big woman went down like a roll of lino.

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Kinel – was hoping spuds were going out of cup so I could take pi55 out of spurs supporting mates – guess I sent those texts too early

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  • 70TWO

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #20

    It can’t be a satisfying victory, knowing you cheated to win.

    Andy Townsend is still in denial!

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  • manxpie

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #21

    70two soldado should get retrospective action for that elbow not that it would hurt spurs in any way

    gutted for dnipro tho played well over both legs

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  • mag

    Feb 27, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #22

    The refs their 12th man.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #23

    Vertonghen went down faster than a Tai Hooker .

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Thai rather 😉

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  • 70TWO

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #25

    manxpie

    I was hoping Sherwoods management would collapse under the additional strain of European Cup matches, but apparently that only happens to Pardew.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #26

    Is it just me or does Adebayor sound like George Adugadugwengo from Fonejacker ? 🙂 .

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  • Belfast

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #27

    It was more of a headbutt than the usual ones you see to be fair.

    Glad they won, probably wouldn’t have watched another europa league game if they had of went out. Doesn’t really appeal to me with no english teams in it.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #28

    be nice to have that squad tho wouldn’t it?

    they sell there best player and sign about 10 lol

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  • 70TWO

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Wow! I was completely wrong. I apologise for miss leading any one, Vertonghen really was butted.

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  • geordieboy83

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #30

    Evening lads, would anyone here take gylfi sigurdsson from spurs. Think he’s a very underrated player, wouldn’t cost a fortune and suited to the prem.

    On free transfers I couldn’t care less if we signed 5 players this summer on free transfers. It’s quality not price I’m interested in. There’s done good freebies out there who without doubt would add quality to our squad
    Gomis
    Hunt
    Diego
    That’s just 3 who I certainly wouldn’t turn down

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  • Belfast

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #31

    Aye there was certainly more contact than the usual bollox you see

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  • Belfast

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #32

    They play Benfica next, should be a decent game

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  • manxpie

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #33

    more contact but he battered into him twice before it
    so asked for it then went down like he’d been shot

    as i say soldados was far worse in the 1st half

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  • geordieboy83

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Menez, cambiasso, kaboul, akinfeev, matuidi,
    To name some others. Granted a couple ain’t realistic but just shows what’s out there for free. Sell krul 10 mil or so and have akinfeev on a free. Yes pkease

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #35

    Oh I see, Spuds blog tonight then. Have we finished auditing the accounts then?

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #36

    What De Jong did in 3 games is BETTER than Shola Ameobi did in 14 seasons !!!!!!!!

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  • RonVanDam

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #37

    To me LDJ is more of a inside forward. He feeds and creates opportunities for the CF. He would be more effective in a 4-4-1-1 formation. I hope pardew riverts back to the 4-3-3 formation in which we seem to be more dangerous and attack minded.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #38

    geordieboy i think matiudi just signed a long contract so no chance there like and has menez signed a new 1?
    otherwise he’s on a free at the end of the season wat a freebee that would be!

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  • Belfast

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #39

    We burnt the accounts Skunki.

    In our defence we were cold

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  • geordieboy83

    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Menez definitely has not signed one Manx, by all accounts psg were offering him for free in January if reports are correct. I heard that about matuidi but nowhere can verify the new contract

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