Siem De Jong Already An Important Player At Newcastle


News today that former Ajax captain Siem de Jong has been appointed as the Newcastle United vice-captain, which says something about the importance of one of our new signings this summer.

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Siem and Fabricio – vice captain and captain together

This year Newcastle not only played poorly and lost far too many games, but when the need was there we didn’t have enough leaders in the side, and we’re sure one of the goals this summer was not only to bring in some (very) good players, but also some players with leadership abilities – and Siem de Jong fits that profile almost perfectly.

It was interesting this afternoon when we passed the Newcastle training grounds – there were lots of cars parked there, probably in the hope of seeing Remy Cabella, although he may arrive tomorrow and not today – as was reported in the Chronicle earlier today.

De Jong arrived in a £6.5M deal from Ajax, and manager Alan Pardew must have been impressed with what he has seen so far of the former Ajax captain,  to install him as the Newcastle’s vice-captain.

It’s right and proper that Argentinian defender Fabricio Coloccini keep the captaincy of the club, and Cheick Tiote will also be vice captain – and the three of them will form the leadership at Newcastle for the coming season.

This is what Alan Pardew said in the Independent today:

“At Newcastle I have great faith in Fabricio Coloccini, but we have also just last week announced two official vice-captains in Cheick Tiote and Siem de Jong, who was captain at Ajax, giving us three players from different areas of the pitch to take that bit of extra responsibility.”

“Coloccini is a relatively quiet lad, who leads by example and presence and his calmness on the ball.”  ‘The most vocal guy does not necessarily mean the best leader, although previously we had Kevin Nolan, who was very vocal in the dressing-room and a great organizer of the group.’

Those are good words from Alan – and we’ll look at Fab, Cheick and Siem as the leadership at Newcastle both off and on the field in the coming season – and we were very impressed with Cheick when he led the team out last season – and he seemed to play well whenever he was the captain of the side, and that’s always a sign of good leadership.

But it seems that Siem is already becoming an important player at Newcastle United – and that’s very good to see.

Comments welcome.

Note: Sean Borland has a student season ticket and since he will be away in Calgary studying for a while he wants to sell his season ticket for the first half of the season. The price is £140 – which is what he paid for it – you can contact Sean at s.borland@ncl.ac.uk

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14 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Sky’s Graeme Bailey says Newcastle are “Very much are looking for top striker” as well as the Imminent arrival of Riviere Nufc#

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Give SDJ a year to bed in as vice captain, followed by being made to full Permanent Captain 2015-16 season when Collo moves on

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Jazzy could that be Javier Hernandez as man Utd are looking to flog him?

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  • Graeme

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Jazzyp – The idea is a good one, but to do that to the advantage of the team, they either have to keep M’biwa and play him and bring in 1 CB next year to replace Collo. Or bring in a good CB this year and another one next year when Collo leaves.

    To be honest, if he left this window and a very good CB was brought in, it wouldn’t be the end of the world!!

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Toonfromleeds
    Who knows matey. As far as im aware there’s a list been drawn up and if Little pea is on it then I would be happy to have him as a Nufc player.

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Jazzy

    Did Bailey day that on Twitter about us looking for a top striker also?

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Graeme
    Ashley and Pardew have maintained this window that if a player leaves another will be brought in as a replacement. And as of yet that seems to be the case. Although it seems crazy selling Mapou and keeping the likes of Saylor at the club,If he is replaced with a top draw replacement as Debs is with hopefully Janmaat then I wont complain.
    Its when we sell and not replace as in the past that causes our team to suffer as we do not have the strength in depth

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Graeme from previous
    Sorry mate my bad!
    Krul for number 9!

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Toon1978
    don’t understand ya question bud ??

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Jazzy

    Graeme Bailey from Sky says we are still looking for a top striker. Did you see that on Sky or on Twitter mate? 🙂

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Toon1978
    Did you mean say that on twitter buddy ??
    Nufc transfer rumours pal !!

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Jazzy

    Thanks mate. 🙂

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  • musomag

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Cut out the middleman and make SDJ captain right away, shake them up

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jul 13, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #14

    I’d love chicarito to come to toon

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