Newcastle Star Asks For Some Tolerance From Fans


Newcastle United will have to quickly show some improvement in the next few games, if we are still to get off to a decent start to the season, with only 2 points from our first three league games.

Siem De Jong +Newcastle+United+v+Crystal+Palace+8hn4KxFKjK_l

Siem de Jong in action against Crystal Palace

In the last two seasons we had 4 points from our first three league games, but last season only 7 points from our first 7 games,  although by Boxing Day we were 6th top after slaughtering a 9 man Stoke City side 5-1, but as we know the season was downhill from then.

We cannot have a similar season this season – or to be more accurate Alan Pardew cannot have a similar season this term – if he is to keep his job at the club, which is now under severe pressure according to reports.

Siem de Jong looked good in pre-season, but the Dutch International is still not fully match fit, and Siem has spoken in the Northern Echo today and is asking Newcastle fans for some tolerance:

“It’s always a little difficult at the start of the season when you fit in new players,. “You have to get used to each other, and hopefully we can get better in the coming weeks. Manu Riviere and Remy Cabella are new, and need a little bit of time.”

“I think you saw in the friendly games that we still have to adapt to each other a little bit and get to know each other a little better. Friendly games are different to the Premier League, of course, but I think we have players who can score.”

“We shouldn’t be talking about it all the time,” “If you talk about not scoring all the time, it gets into your head.” “Everybody wants to score – especially the attacking players. But we shouldn’t worry about that too much.”

Newcastle have a tough game at Southampton a week on Saturday, and the Saints have taken 4 points from their first three league games, even though they seem to have lost many of their top players in the summer.

And of course last Monday on the last day of the transfer market they beat Newcastle to Atletico Madrid center-back Toby Alderweireld, who is on loan for the season, and we could have done with Toby at Newcastle, after we let Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa go out on loan to Roma.

Toby will probably be in the team that plays against us at St. Mary’s Stadium, and Newcastle really need to start winning some games – starting on the south coast.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.

Note: George Scratcherd a long time reader of the blog and he’s running both the Great North Run this weekend and the Oxford Half Marathon on 12th October – in support of Cancer Research UK. Please see if you can support George on his JustGiving page.

You can follow us on our three social media sites below:



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

22 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #1

    I agree with him, the players need a bit of time and patience from the fans. I don’t think chants of HBA are helpful to them, but fully expect it to happen. As for Pardew, so far he hasn’t shown anything different then the last couple of years so I doubt there will be any patience with him.

    I said before the season, 15 points from the first 24 should have been the target. We are going to struggle to hit that now.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Lil,
    Santon and RTaylor are both injured and I don’t know if that Mbabu is any where near ready, how come we have a situation where we have three LB yet only one natural RB, who is responsible for this gross mismanagement.

    0
  • Markaccus

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #3

    http://videozop.com/video/552/road-rage-gone-wild-in-russia-/

    Dont know if any of you have seen this. Not footy related.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Siem De Jong reckons we shouldn’t be talking about the strikers not scoring, I wonder why he’s talking about it then, do you think it might be in their heads.

    0
  • Zambiantoon

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #5

    PARDEW OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BENNY BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Jail,
    Responsible for the mismanagement?? A whole litany of people who have been employed here over the past few years and have left or are still here.

    I don’t know how far off Raylor or Santon are, but wouldn’t really want either at right back. Mbabu isn’t ready in my opinion, he should be loaned out. I think Anita is the main back up, given the plethora of centre midfielders at the club.

    0
  • Slank

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #7

    REPOST

    Rotonda heights @ 51

    Mag 52

    ‘….Galtier who has always worked with budget restrictions and has had to sell all his best players every year, is still achieving results and developing new players…..’

    I hate to be the party pooper but there is a long track record of managers who join a club that has money to spend (although I’m not too sure that I could include us in that) who grab it as its something they have never had before and then make some disastrous purchases.

    But I think Ashley, Charnley and Carr have a very tight control on expenses and I’m sure this would be made absolutely and abundantly clear at the job interview.

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #8

    Slank

    you say it would be mad to sack pardew 5 games in, but taken in context someone said we have taken 6 points from the last 51 available and so far it’s hard to see any change in direction. It’s pretty much same old, same old, save a glorious cameo from Aarons.

    Are we now seeing fluid cohesive football, are we now capable of beating woefully poor teams at home, are we now showing a lot of passion and organisation for 94 mins.

    0
  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #9

    Mark
    That is f@cking class.

    0
  • Markaccus

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #10

    They would have a better chance of gelling if the MF was allowed in the same post code as the attack.

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #11

    Slank

    yes indeed. I don’t buy into all managers being high maintenance, it’s the sum of the parts. If a manager can motivate average players not superstars and get them playing football you’ve hit the jackpot.

    0
  • Mag52

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #12

    Rotonda@51 ( previous thread)

    The point I was making was who in their right mind as a manager worth his salt, would be prepared to take on NUFC while Ashley, with his well documented Ashley Doctrine, is owner of the club ?

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #13

    M @ 10

    You’re on fire!!!

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #14

    Mag 52

    I think you’d be surprised

    0
  • Sliema

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #15

    Markaccus

    Yeh saw that yesterday on Lad Bible mate, absolutely hilarious!!! 😀

    JFA

    Do you seriously see Santon as a LB? He’s not. He’s a RB who has been played completely out of position for so long by AP that the majority if people have forgotten!!!

    He’s a RB. He’s completely (almost embarrassingly) one-footed and he looks horrendous at LB, always has.

    0
  • nick101222

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #16

    Barring jaanmat (who actually looks good) it’s the same defenders from last year so they surely don’t need time to gel and defence is our biggest problem. I think it will be defence that will cost us not our attack. So I think we still have cause to get annoyed with the team. He is probably right about giving the attackers a chance though.

    Am I the only one to look at the next 6 or 7 games to struggle to work out which we could actually win?

    0
  • cyprus

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #17

    Siem, ok, let’s not talk about (not) scoring goals… Still, sorry, do you guys score in training? Do you try different set plays? Do you talk tactics? Which games, if any, have you earmarked as wins?

    Dude, apart from own goals, scoring goals is THE ONLY way to win games. And, if you read this to kill time, apologies, my rage is waged on your immediate boss.

    0
  • Lee Dodd

    Sep 4, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Thing Is Guys Alan Pardew should have gone end of last season… This season is the same old Dross ass last term again … He can NOT take us any further so We have to say Good Bye Alan.. Time for new ideas !!!

    0
  • Sav

    Sep 4, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #19

    Ed, you say Saints beat us to Toby Alderwiereld, as if it were some kind of race. Of course, it is not. His agent was at the end of a telephone at any time. The truth is we didn’t put in the required effort and money to get him – the transfer team equivalent of arriving late and overweight for pre-season training or losing possession and not tracking back.

    By the way, with Hatem and Cabaye long gone, l I hope somebody is seriously putting in training-ground hard yards practicing frees and corners. We must be the league’s worst.

    0
  • AndyMac

    Sep 4, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #20

    Funny how both Warnock and Redknapp claim that good players dont need time to bed into a team nor do the pundits Danny mills and Chris Waddle ? So maybe they’re all wrong and the old grey haired muppet bloke is right ?

    0
  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 4, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Do believe Lee Dodd has said it as it is there folks.

    0
  • NZGeordieviaAfrica

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #22

    Lilongwe @ 1 – 15 points from the first 24???? At that rate we wouldn’t even get to 30 points by the 38th game. Are you suggesting we are relegated already and just making up the numbers? It kinda feels like it to me already but I thought I was being a bit harsh. Maybe a typo?

    0

You must log in to post a comment.