Newcastle signed their second Dutchmen of the summer yesterday when Newcastle announced the signing of Daryl Janmaat early in the afternoon, and his signing seems to have gone down very well with Newcastle fans, and he’s the 6th signing of the summer for Newcastle United, who (even) seem to be showing some ambition this summer.
Daryl Janmaat at St. James’ Park earlier this week
There have been many false dawns since Bobby Robson left the club in late August of 2004 – sacked because 5th place just wasn’t good enough for Newcastle at that time – so we shouldn’t get too carried away.
But Newcastle have done great so far this summer – that’s a fact and it’s hard to argue against it.
Let’s just pinch myself to see if I’ve not died and gone to heaven – ouch that hurt – no it really must be true. 😀
Newcastle have signed two Dutchmen this summer in Janmaat and Sien de Jong, and Louis van Gaal is the new manager at Manchester United and Ronald Koeman at Southampton.
Janmaat has talked today about a potential Dutch invasion and that Newcastle is a club moving forward:
“It’s nice to have more Dutch players around me – it’s four now and it’s more than the French!” “Now it’s a Dutch invasion!”
“I spoke a few times with Tim Krul and he gave me a lot of good advice,” “He has been here for something like 10 years so he knows it well.”
“My feeling was good when I first spoke with Newcastle, and it’s the perfect step for me, a club moving forward.” “It’s a marvelous stadium and everything feels right.”
“I knew of the interest in the last two weeks and then I was thinking about it. I spoke to Newcastle and had a good feeling about this club.”
“Louis van Gaal is a great coach and I wish him all the best,” “I don’t know when the game is yet.” “And my old trainer Ronald Koeman is at Southampton. He’s a good trainer and he gave me a lot of confidence.”
“He’s one of the best I’ve ever worked with.”
Tim Krul signed on as a 17 year old back in the summer of 2005, when Graeme Souness was the manager so Tim has been on Tyneside nine years, and we hope the World Cup legend stays here.
And the four players Newcastle now have on board also includes Vurnon Anita, who signed on two years ago from Ajax.
We could even sign more Dutchmen this summer, although we have not been linked with any more from Holland this summer – so far.
In any case Newcastle are making a good impression this summer of being an ambitious football club.
What do you think?
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