Newcastle Striker Tells The Truth – It Was Boring For The Fans

Luuk de Jong  still has a lot to do before the end of the season  to earn a permanent deal on Tyneside, and after his 6th appearance and fourth start for the Magpies on Saturday at Fulham, Luuk still has to score his first goal for the club.

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Luuk de Jong – still has to get off the mark on Tyneside

And if his barren spell continues through the end of the season, we just cannot see Newcastle taking up the option to buy him for around £6M from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer.

But at least Luuk seems a smashing lad and he tells some truth today – this is what Luuk de Jong has told the Shields Gazette:

“We wanted to win this game, of course,” “I think the game was quite boring for the fans, not much happened – and we didn’t score from the moment when we had a big chance.”

“Afterwards, they got a good chance and scored.” “It was amazing support.” “There are always big numbers at the away games.” “You can always hear them during the game.”

“We wanted to win this game for them. We wanted to give a little bit more.”

Newcastle were not particularity lucky on Saturday, with two or three good chances well saved by the goalkeeper,  and what looked to be stone cold penalty in added time not given by referee Howard Webb – England’s top referee.

But given the lackadaisical way we played for most of the game, maybe we didn’t deserve the luck.

One thing is for sure – the performance on Saturday at home to Crystal Palace has to be a lot lot better than Saturday – but we just cannot see who’s going to score the goals for us to get the win – which we so badly need.

Comments welcome.

149 comments so far

  • dufuss

    Mar 17, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #1

    it is in the hands of the players to make things happen…
    unless under the orders of pardew not to try to hard

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 17, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #2

    More good deals for those who wish to remain mired in mediocrity and perpetuate this insipid regime.

    As if 6 more years of pardew minimum would induce anyone to part with their hard earned. Sadly the reality is there are, 50 000 of them.

    it comes to something when your own player says ” we were boring ” Well now he knows how we feel.

  • mindshaft

    Mar 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #3

    They didn’t score from a good chance!
    A soft hopeful shot was let in by Krul after poor work from MBiwa letting him come inside rather than shepherding him out

    A pathetic display

  • mindshaft

    Mar 17, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Krul should have easily saved it – I’d have been embarrassed to let that in and I’m a terrible keeper

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 17, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #5

    LDJ will not be signed in the summer, Mikey will want to renegotiate the deal, their people will say he was 8M whether he scored 20 goals or none, Mikey won’t have this, he’ll end up upsetting yet another chairman and we’ll be left wanting again.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Do you just want LDJ for the sake of wanting or because you are afraid we won’t sign anyone else?

  • Whumpie

    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #7

    If you put money into the club by buying tickets or merch tgen you forfeit the right to complain in my book.

    Stay away and make it change – or keep handing over your money and shut up.

    I just with people would do the former.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #8

    A mix of good strikers make a great football team. Arguably we have one of the worst forward lines in the league. We have only one proper goal scorer in Remy, and he’s off at the end of the season. What does that leave us with?

    We need strikers ASAP and the sooner we get rid of that donkey Strolla the much better we will be.

  • Rake

    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #9

    I think next season will see us with a team much like Villa’s. Lot’s of youth who struggle to adapt to the premier league and could leave us in trouble. The lack of goal scoring forwards at the club is shocking…

  • Sav

    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #10

    JFA@5 – would you want Monster Mash to fork out 8 million on LDJ? If that Ps off another chairman, tough. LDJ needs to learn the difference between a shot and a back-pass. Having said that, Dejagah’s effort wasn’t much better.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Shola will be back for another season, Hartlepool will offer him 2K a week and regular football, Mikey will offer him 1.75K a week to save spending on another striker, if the plan has always been to bring the ‘youngsters’ back from being out on loan on top of the quoted one or two signings then we’re in serious trouble next year, Brighton away last season should be enough to prove that.

  • yo-yo

    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #12


    Your comments on Pardew being complicit in the totally mediocre shell hole we find ourselves in are all very well for a young idealist. Appreciate the riders you put on your comments but…
    Just wait until you have to work for a living – and NEED to work – and discover that your boss, who recruited you, is not all he’s cracked up to be, and is making your life difficult by some abysmal decisions and staving you of resources you need to do the job properly.
    Problem is that you really, really enjoy the job.
    So what do you do in the real world ?

  • jimmysmith

    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #13

    “Stone cold penalty” Reet!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #14

    So what about people who depend on you yo-yo?

    …what about how the way you do your job reflect on others? Or is that not relevant when you get old and realistic or confirmative?

  • toonking

    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #15


    you want entertaining football well tell that fat bstard up stairs to stop selling our main goal scorers and most important creative midfielder. Also why you their tell him to get 2 goal scoring strikers and 2 creative wingers rather than getting lazy and greedy wingers like HBA and marvo. simple as that

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #16

    Jesper…Aren’t you the expert on subjects about “when you get old”? 🙂

  • toonking

    Mar 17, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #17

    sorry not ruddy that was for RH

  • Nufc-83

    Mar 17, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #18

    This will be the biggest summer in a long time as we need to ship out both Shola and Cisse (hopefully we can get 5M for both). LDJ looks like a really good link up player but we need goalscorers and he doesn’t look like that’s in his locker at the moment and we all know Remy will be gone. That will mean we will need 3/4 Sts to be brought in and along with that we have no out and out wingers at the club so need at least two of them. I cant see us getting these players and so i really dread to think what is going to come of next season my god we could end up with shola and cisse up front.

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Evening ladies

    See if I can go all day without arguing with anyone, I suppose if certain people don’t come on today I might get away with it.

    Ha ha ha

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 17, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #20

    According to shields gazette carver is not worried about cisse goal drought, that says it all really doesn’t it

    According to clubcall he is concerned that he’s not scoring

    Which one to trust

  • JoeWatson94

    Mar 17, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Hi there everyone. I made this account for one reason and that really is to try and stop some of you moaning.. It’s becoming irritating.

    Because City won the League Cup, 6th place now qualifies for europe.. Which for me makes us the underdog to finish there. We’re currently 8 points behind 6th but we still have to play Everton and United at home and also play Southampton away. To make matters better, Everton still have to play United and Southampton too and United playing Southampton on the last day of the season.

    The point I’m trying to get across is that it isn’t all doom and gloom.. For all we know, we could smash Palace at home and get 1-0 wins against Everton and United while picking up points at Southampton and they could all draw going up against each other.. This is football and stranger things have happened.

    Just a positive outlook on this season as it hasn’t been as bad as people have made it out.

  • Nufc-83

    Mar 17, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #22

    I think its clear that Gouff should be started alongside LDJ against Palace. I would say Ameobi and Cisse are two of the worst players i have seen up top for us i would rather John Dahl Tomasson or Stephane Guivarch!!!

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 17, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #23


    First things first, perhaps we can argue that it’s not actually evening, so your opener was incorrect?

    Secondly, the SS version of the Carver comments were that Cisse has confidence issues from not scoring, but at least he’s getting in to goal scoring opportunities and that if he wasn’t, then he’d be worried.

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 17, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #24

    83…Our current and future striking options are bleak to say the least.

    From the noises out of the club, Shola will not be offered a new contract and they are looking to ship out Cisse. That leaves us Gouffran and then Campbell and Armstrong.

    I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see one “starting” striker purchased in the summer and just see Campbell / Armstrong filling in the holes, as they will both be better experienced by then….

  • toon kk

    Mar 17, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #25

    My god our club is in a mess.

    Regarding the previous topic, no wonder Mash is offering cut price season tickets he’ll have to. The standard of football is slipping, also players quality is reducing, so its sending out a message really.

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #26

    toon kk…Exactly.

    Wouldn’t it be better for all concerned, that fans pay the going rate and got a decent product, rather than having to constantly reduce the prices to attract people to something they don’t like?

    The Sports Direct mantra has well and truly taken hold of SJP.

  • mindshaft

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #27

    LDJ is not worth 8 million – he’s barely better than strolla

  • mindshaft

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #28

    LDJ has had one decent game and he still didn’t score – I’ve yet to see have a decent header or shot on goal – at least cisse forced the keeper into 2 saves

  • Graeme

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #29

    The only reason for the cut price ticket offer is because 1,000’s have sent their season tickets back or refused to renew them. The Illustrious Owner is terrified of the embarrasment of home advertising weekends (Oops, sorry; Home Premier League Games) being broadcast all over europe with huge swathes of empty seats.

    It will mereley highlight what a useless Club Owner he really is!!!

  • Rainrix

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Im not entirely sure how any of our strikers are supposed to score when we have literally zero creativity in our team. Even remys 2 goals since suspension have been down to luck and 1 horrible back pass.

    Lets look at it. 2 CMs who are primarily defensively minded, 2 wingers who are good players but aren’t natural wingers, no one who can put a decent free kick or corner in and about one player who can stick a decent cross in who’s injured anyway (Debuchy)

    Honestly it’ll be a struggle for anyone to score goals. Our only real strength is that we have decent pace and can be lethal on the counter. I feel for our strikers. Slim pickings.

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Rainrix…Let me clear up some of the confusion for you mate.

    You know that white framework each end of the pitch (the large green surface)? Well, they are goals. When a player kicks the ball in between these posts, it is considered a goal.

    Therefore, the strikers are supposed to score by kicking (or heading for that matter) the ball in to the goal.

    And thus ends my useless post, picking up on one small part of yours and taking it out of context!

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #32

    mindshaft…With LDJ, we need to afford him a little time to adjust to the PL and a new team, plus take in to consideration that he was out of form / lacking playing time when he arrived.

    Doesn’t help us with our search for goals mind.

  • jimmysmith

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #33

    I think Ashley’s cunning plan is to entice us to St James on cheap season tickets for the privilege of watching the worlds elite players in the leagues elite sides beat us. You know, sort of I was there the day Suarez scored that brilliant double hat trick against us. Where were you? What a player that lad was!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Ibiza…apparently I have meet my superior!

    …but remember I have a young mindset contrary to you 😉 lol

    *before I meant to say conformative

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #35

    jimmysmith…Did predictive text get a hold of “cunning” in that post? Pretty sure there should have been a t in there for a c.

  • Rainrix

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #36

    Ibiza…. Ah i see thanks mate, it appears I’ve completely missed the point of this “football” sport. I thought it was simply who can run around like mindless chickens the most whilst avoiding rouge headbutts from silver haired foxes.

    Though I’m still confused could you please explain this “kicking” concept a bit further please?

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Jesper…Are you sure you’re remembering that correctly?

    I’m not sure dribbling and soiling yourself is considered having a young mindset 😉

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #38

    Rainrix…I wasn’t expecting any follow up questions tbh and now my lack of knowledge has been exposed.

    Let’s see what Google has to say.

    noun: kicking; plural noun: kickings

    an assault in which the victim is kicked repeatedly.
    “they gave him a good kicking”

    adjective: kicking

    lively and exciting.

    Well, the adjective certainly doesn’t apply to us. Once Pardew is back the noun may well come in to play 🙂

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Ibiza…well appearance can deceive as you know 😉

    …I am sure yo-yo is a senior citizen or something 🙂 lol

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Jesper…Do you have beef with yo-yo as well now? You’re becoming quite confrontational in your old age mate 🙂

    For what it’s worth, I don’t think yo-yo would mind sharing his zimmer frame with you, as long as you control the dribbling we just spoke about.


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