Daryl Janmaat A Class Act – Alan Pardew

Daryl Janmaat played his first game for Newcastle tonight and got a good 60 minutes in, and it was a difficult game at Huddersfield tonight where we came away with a 2-2 draw, after being 2-1 down in the second half.

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Daryl Janmaat – at his signing for Newcastle United

Alan Pardew made it clear after the game that Daryl would be Newcastle right back in our first league game of the season, and presumable will start our last p[re-season game next Sunday against Spanish side Real Sociedad at St. James’ Park.

This is what Alan said tonight:

“He will play for us against Manchester City on August 17, there is no doubt about that.” “He is fit and injury free. He’s had 60 minutes and hopefully he will get 80 on Sunday.”

“He is a class act.”  “It has been a bit harder for him as he has only just arrived.”  “He has had two games and he will be tired.”

And we expect to see the starting eleven on Sunday be that which will likely start against Manchester City,  and we are hoping that Siem de Jong is fit to play next Sunday, and stays fit through that game.

Siem had a tough time of it last season at Ajax with so many injuries, and we hope he can have a largely injury-free first season at Newcastle United.

We expect Daryl Janmaat to quickly fit into the Newcastle first team this season, and be one of our best players – so we don’t miss Mathieu Debuchy much at all.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • lesh

    Aug 6, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #1

    A class act indeed he is.

    Mathieu err, Mathieu who?

    Seriously though, we do need to tighten up that defence.

    Do they talk to each other?

    Do they know each other’s play?

    Who’s bossing the defence?

    And maybe it time that Saylor was told where he’s to be in the CB pecking order – and that his future might be better elsewhere. But on recent performances, who’d pay decent money for him?

    Maybe he might show up better at Celtic with Van Dijk coming this way?

  • lesh

    Aug 6, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #2

    And on that note, It’s goodnight from me and goodnight from him.


  • Ben3arfa

    Aug 6, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #3

    what number did Janmaat wear on his back today?

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 6, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #4

    Little bit concerned about De Jong’s injury problems. For a top 8 finish he has to be available more often than not next season. 20 games is no good.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 6, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Toon-Prodigy – Yup for that reason I would press hard and get Grenier in here. We need a proper replacement for when he has a lengthy time out due to injury.

    Positions that need addressing asap are; ST, CB, CAM.


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