We thought Alan Pardew’s interview with Sky Sports today was almost all positive – but the point he made about getting at least 48 points and it would be a good season – is the one quote that’s getting all the headlines.
Siem de Jong – could be one of the best
Alan Pardew seems to just love Siem de Jong, whom he expects to be fit for next Sunday, along with Cheick Tiote – and Cheick – if we are to believe the recent news – could be on his way out of Newcastle this summer.
This is what Alan said about Siem:
¨I absolutely think he’s a terrific player, I’ve been lucky enough in my career to manage some great players and I think he could be one of the best.”
¨I’ve worked with Teddy Sheringham and he reminds me a lot of Teddy in the way that he conducts the game, the way he conducts himself, and that’ll be shown on a match day.”
”I think we’ve been very much on the ball with transfers. I think if something comes along that we think is right for us, we have got scope to move. Whether we do or not will depend on the finances and whether it’s right.”
Siem can certainly fill in for Yohan Cabaye as the withdrawn striker in the number 10 role, and he has similar skills to the Frenchman.
And we saw his skills with that terrific goal the Dutchman scored after 14 minutes against Oldham Athletic in our very first pre-season game.
Here’s the goal.
We have to hope that Siem is fit enough to start next Sunday, and if Cheick is also fit, then we could have a very good side out against the Premier League Champions.
Maybe we can even win that game?
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