He Loved The Fans, The Club And The City – He’ll Be Back


We’re pretty sure that the plan in January for Newcastle was to sign both the de Jong brothers this summer, and since the brothers are said to be very close it would seem to have been a  decent enough plan.

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Luuk de Jong – while on loan at Newcastle

But unfortunately Luuk just didn’t show through enough in his loan spell at Newcastle, but we suppose there could still be a chance to give Luuk more time and bring him in on a season-long loan deal, even though that seems unlikely at the moment.

The brothers have the same agent in Louis Laros and he had this to say today in the Shields Gazette:

“Luuk’s very happy for Siem – he gave him good advice. The two brothers are not twins but they are very, very close.” “It could be an option for them to play together for Newcastle because the two boys are very complimentary to each other.”

“Luuk is a striker and Siem plays behind him so it could be the perfect match.” “There’s nothing happening at the moment but you never know in the future.”

“At the moment, Luuk is back in Germany, because Newcastle didn’t take up the option to sign him.” “Newcastle are still looking for strikers, though, and maybe will come back later in the window for him.”

“The door is never closed.” “The option was too high for the moment, but they could come back later in the transfer window.” “We aren’t counting on that, though, because we have to go further with other options.”

“We’re looking for other possibilities, and there is interest from some other clubs.” “Luuk liked the competition and the level, and knows he can compete at that level.” “He loved the fans, the club and the city, and enjoyed his time there.”

“He was very happy at Newcastle and the club was happy with him.” “It didn’t quite work out – it was difficult. He came into a team that was struggling and had sold Cabaye.”

“He came as a striker but never played as a striker. He played most of the time as a number 10 and he did all the jobs for the team but for himself, he couldn’t show off his skills.”

“But he was very happy with the chance he got and you never know for later.” “It’s now important for Luuk to play regularly at a team, every game. There’s a lot of teams interested in him.”

“For him, it was too bad that it didn’t go that well, but he hopes he can do well in the coming season and come back one day and show his true potential.”

Those are good words from the agent, and basically it’s a pitch to Newcastle about the sense it would make to have Luuk at Newcastle playing alongside his brother, and certainly it would be a great incentive for Luuk if he did come back for another loan spell at the Tyneside club.

And it was a very difficult time for Luuk to come into the side after Cabaye had left – and nearly all our players were off form for the last four months of the season – and Luuk was no different – and that’s why we lost so many games.

Maybe Luuk could be given another chance on Tyneside – but it will probably depend on whether we can get our top striker targets through the door before September rolls around.

Certainly the brothers seems like two great guys, and don’t be surprised if Siem becomes the Newcastle captain in a couple of years time when Colo leaves.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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157 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Markaccas

    I still think you need to lie down 😉

    I’ve just finished my 3rd cup of coffee lol I work nights but have Fridays off so gotta keep awake somehow

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #2

    I would take if he was cheap enough

    we played pants in his time here and pards would rather play remy a player who all along said he wasn’t going to stay in dejongs position, if played right we don’t know what might have happened
    if we fail with other targets I can see us going back for him

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Av Con

    Think my boss would be a bit upset if he came in and found me having a nap in the corner 😀

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #4

    The one thing you can’t knock is these guys’ attitude. Pretty refreshing. It’s just a shame Luuk simply wasn’t good enough.

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  • Scottiedog

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Sign him up!!!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #6

    France is 6 on the UEFA-KOEFFICIENT list and Holland is 9.

    By that definition the French teams have done better in Europe than the Dutch teams.

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  • Slank

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m wondering whether LDJ is another jon dahl tomasson. Good before coming to us, good after leaving us but not good enough with us.

    I also wonder whether having his brother in the team would have made a big difference to LDJ. Suppose we will never know, pity really.

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  • Blofal

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8

    If the price is right then I think he is a good buy. It’s true he is a striker but was played as a number 10 and told to defend.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the plan was not to take the loan option in an attempt to drive down the price and get him for cheap. Say 4.5 mill.

    He is not as bad a player as everyone thinks. Just needs some regular games and some confidence.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Beermonkey

    yeah i would give him another six months loan, this time in his favored position, and see what happens. Then if it works this time we can buy him.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #10

    A new loan deal would be a good option for us as long as he is not the only signing!

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #11

    Joel cambell and carl jenkins both will sign for newcastle as part of the debuchy deal
    Pardew loves jenkins and he has already made enquires about him
    Just what i think will happen as part of the deal it makes sense to get a player of arsnal in return and i think either one of these would be good business

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #12

    I think it’s worth putting in a bid of £4m or £5m for Luuk, let’s face it he looked awful in most games but for someone who didn’t play much at all before joining us he did what I would have expected. The lad also said that he was asked to do more defending than he’s used to and joining is Jan window is tough!! Worth a punt

    As for the man with the tactical plan (not)
    Plan A) Soak up pressure and try to pinch a goal
    Plan B) Go long and hope for the best

    This tactic ensured that we won 1 game last season from a losing position and that was against 9 man Stoke!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Slank…do you even remember what happened at the time we bought Jon Dahl?

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  • Shot Bru

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #14

    LDJ’s agent appears to talk more sense than P45DUE…

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #15

    Slank

    i think the LDJ situation is a mirror image of the JDT one. JDT was an AM who we used as a striker, and LDJ is a striker who we used as an AM. I still think LDJ could turn put to br a decent player if employed correctly. Munching ballsack rarely used him, and when they did i think they had him as a wide forward.

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  • Scottiedog

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #16

    @11 – Joel Cambell!?!?!?!?!? After this world cup his value is probably closer to £20m!!!! NO WAY we will get him as a px!!

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #17

    markaccus

    I don’t see what harm ot would do to bring him in onloan he will have a full preseason with us as well

    last night before I went to bed twatter was all twat about bids being excepted any more news on this, or was it just people twatting about

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #18

    Slank

    We were daft with Tomasson, he was a kid when we signed him and his role was to play behind Shearer, unfortunately the big man got injured leaving this kid as our main hope for goals. His career after us is a true reflection on JDT not his season under Daglish. JDT looked class in pre-season with Shearer up top but we were robbed of watching this kid because of a poor manager who never replaced an injured Shearer.

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  • lesh

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #19

    Our Toon

    Our tortoise talks more sense than Pardew!

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #20

    LDJ & Tomasson joined in complete different circumstances!!

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  • Rainrix

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #21

    Tbh even remy struggled to score in the 2nd half of last season, the team was that poor. 1 goal from a lucky deflection and one from a abysmal back pass against hull. He showed some flashes of skill against fulham and set up ameobi with some clever play against…… i can’t remember 🙂

    Maybe with some actual creativity in the side he could do better. Maybe another loan instead of buying him? If he doesn’t perform again send him back and if he does just straight up buy him.

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #22

    @11&16

    wenger has already said he is going nowhere they have been waiting to get a work permit for him and he has a job to do in the first team

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #23

    I hope not to be honest
    all what i m hoping is to see Lacazette
    with us Next season 😉

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  • lesh

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #24

    Shot Bru, my previous post a response to you – not Our Toon although I’m sure he/ she’d agree.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #25

    Markaccas

    Your boss sounds like Mike Hitler

    Beermonkey

    Probably just twats on Twatter twatting about as per twatting usual 😉

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #26

    I wonder if welshie the little spunkbubble is on Twatter? Highly likely I’d imagine

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #27

    Also think abel hernandez could be a distinct possibility
    In another window we where strongly linked with this guy
    Another i expect us to be looking at is pablo sarabia ,a brilliant midfielder much like cabs
    Dont believe ,richards rumour or lazarette ,we go from gomis big burly striker to a 5ft8 dwarf ,nah its nonsense for me
    Players i think will sign obv not all them but this should be our shortlist
    Jenkins ,joel cambell ,abel hanandez ,,pablo sarabia ,s cauker ,demba ba ,,benteke ,rodwell ,,cant believe we didnt go after lescott

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #28

    Lesh

    I do agree mate haha, I posted a link yesterday and think it’s worth posting again today, read some of the views of fans from percy’s former clubs

    http://www.nufcblog.org/2013/05/does-this-sound-familiar-west-ham-charlton-and-southampton-fans-on-pardew/#.U7Vd1rG5Hcs

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #29

    I can see his bio now….lots of pics of his ladies all dolled up in wool wearing wellies ready for a night out on the grass!

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 4, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #30

    Beermonkey

    “Twatter was all twat”. Love it 😀

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 4, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #31

    Scottie dog the 14million player that was unproven was joel cambell
    We are after a striker i think he will be part of the debuchy deal in some way maybe they agree to sell him to us if they get debuchy
    Surely pardew is playing hard ball ,anyway i dont have any proof of this i just think that is what will happen

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  • spitfire_

    Jul 4, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #32

    “He came as a striker but never played as a striker”

    Say no more.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 4, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #33

    Mikeashleyisamackem

    Campbell unproven? he scored against Man Utd in the CL last season, he’s had 2 very good loan spells in Europe. Sanogo on the other hand is unproven was limited to a few appearances last season and Wenger may well let him out on loan!! Campbell he has said he will look at in Pre Season training as he was going to sell him before the World Cup!!

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  • Slank

    Jul 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #34

    Our Toon @ 18

    It was really sad to see JDT progressively lose his confidence for in many respects no fault of his own. He was bought to play alongside Shearer who unfortunately got injured.

    It’s a bit like Hamilton being told he will have a Mercedes F1 car when signing for the constructor only to find when climbing into the car it has a Lada engine.

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #35

    This is the newcastle team i expect to see
    Krul ,jenkins ,willo ,collo,santon
    Tiote,@sissoko
    Ben arfa de jong goufran
    cisse
    Heres the one i would like
    Forster,jenkins ,ashley williamson collo santon
    Tiote sissokko
    Ben10 sdj victor imbarbo
    joel cambell or e valencia
    Surely a club in the stature of newcastle and with the history of great strikers we can for once put some money on the table and buy a strike force worth shouting about ,we should just go pay 20million for cambell and 30 for e valencia ,50 million and we would look frightening

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 4, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #36

    If Joel Campbell is worth £20M to Wenger then Ashley should just explain what Debuchy is worth to us.

    Wenger always under pay – he would actually be a very good manager for us 😉 lol

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  • valle

    Jul 4, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #37

    I hope we get Grenier to go with SDJ. It would mean allot more passing intelligence in our team, and Grenier would also bring some height. Only thing is that it would leave us with allot of midfielders, so it seems doubtfull.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 4, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #38

    Jesper

    Most managers would be good for us 🙂

    This might be controversial but I don’t rate Williamson at all and would be quite happy to sign a 6ft 4in CB who can actually win the ball in opposing half, I’d defo start MYM.

    If we can’t get 6’4 CB than Richards would do, Williamson can handle long balls but strikers with movement and the guy is completely clueless….prime example Arsenal away last season, he played them onside for 2 goals and didnt attack the 1st goal when in the air. A very limited defender who is decent for the squad but certainly not for the 1st team!!

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 4, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #39

    Everyone scored against man u last season ,ya can hardly say he is proven
    But i agree after this world cup he wont collome cheap
    But i like the look of him he has got all the attributes to be a new andy cole or dwight york ,i would snap him up him and are young striker armstrong or is it cambell not sure ,would provide a strikeforce for next 5seasons both young and good
    Just play 442 with them 2up top for next decade ,job done

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 4, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #40

    Valle

    I agree mate, one thing we seriously lack is creativity…these 2 players can certainly give us that kind of creativity!! The more the merrier.

    Bacca is another Colombian I’ve not been impressed with at this WC, why are we looking at the worst performers for this nation? Cuadrado on the wing would be class, plays for Fiorentina…anyone know what his value is?

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