News On Siem De Jong Still Not Encouraging

One of the reasons Newcastle haven’t done too well so far this season, is that Siem De Jong has been out basically all season for us, and as far as we know, he will not return until some time next year.

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Siem de Jong – still more than two months away from comeback

The Newcastle United midfielder  tweeted on October 1st that he still had a couple of weeks left on his crutches, so hopefully he will be off those soon, but it’s going to be a long haul back for the 25 year-old Dutch International.

De Jong signed a six-year deal with Newcastle United in July for a fee that was around £6M, and he was quickly named vice-captain by manager Alan Pardew, because of his obvious leadership qualities.

Siem had been captain of Ajax for a couple of years, and was given the number 10 jersey on Tyneside, and it was thought he would play in the withdrawn striker role at Newcastle.

The Dutchman made his competitive debut as a 70th minute substitute against Aston Villa on 23rd August 2014 in the Premier League but has just three appearance for Newcastle so far.

In early September he injured his right thigh and tore a tendon in training, and that was thought to rule him our for a number of months with the consensus that he would probably be out for the rest of this year.

Siem is starting to get around a bit,  and he was in Amsterdam yesterday launching the first Ajax Foundation 5Km run and you can follow what he’s doing on his Insagram account.

This is what Siem had to say over the weekend:

“Newcastle is a great City, cosy, a bit like Amsterdam. There are many students and that helps keep the City vibrant.”

“It is hard to say really when I will be fit again.” “It is going well and I feel good but it is a nasty injury. I hate it even more as you want to help the team but you can’t.”

“Being able to support the other Dutch guys, that’s good.”

We’re looking forward to seeing de Jong back playing for Newcastle, but his serious injury has been one of the reasons the Newcastle side just haven’t got going so far this season, and are finding it difficult to score goals.

Alan Shearer yesterday even admitted he was worried about Newcastle for this season.

Hopefully we can get our first win on Saturday at home against Leicester City – that’s what we are hoping for.

You may want to send Siem a message of support via his Twitter account – it must be difficult for the player,  after what has happened since he arrived on Tyneside.

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8 comments so far

  • mindshaft

    Oct 13, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Good luck with the recovery, hopefully you’ll be back for our championship season in 2015

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 13, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Even he looked lost in Pardew’s clueless system.

    Pardew out.

  • Ian Toon

    Oct 13, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Tsunki stated passionately earlier what Newcastle United means to him and for the vast majority of people in the North East. Saturday will see Pardew standing on the edge of a precipice. The question is, does Mike Ashley see it the same way!
    The pride Newcastle fans have in their team needs to be restored. I believe that the majority of us know Ashley is ultimately to blame for the reasons endlessly stated by the usual suspects. If we don’t win on Saturday then it’s surely no more slack for Pardew.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 13, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #4

    “I would like to add something to a club like Brendan Rodgers did at Liverpool. I see a perspective at Tottenham Hotspur, just as Liverpool and Newcastle United sometimes are, they are sleeping giants.”

    – Frank De Boer.


    Yet we persist with a proven underachiever, lower league dinosaur and former glazier despite calls for his sacking almost 2 years ago.

    That is a realistic and qualified manager for us, but under the fat man, who knows what he has in mind. If he spoke to Graham Carr about it, I’m sure his name would surface.

    Pardew out, Ashley out.

  • Graeme

    Oct 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Ian Toon – But, as you say, we all know the FCB is to blame for the whole debacle that is now an excuse of a football club. Surely, that is the cancer that must be cut out of the club above all else??

    P45DUE works with whatever FCB decides is good enough to keep us in the Premier League – he has little, or no say, in what actually happens.
    Yes, there probably are more accomplished managers out there, but do they meet meet Ashley’s needs the way P45DUE does??

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 13, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #6

    I can’t stand Ash mainly because of pardew, Wonga, JFK, Wise, Llambias, treatment of KK etc, but don’t we slightly overdo the constraints placed on managers a bit.

    Is it Ash’s fault so many good players are made to look s—e under pardew. Did Ash say to AP fall out with and make it personal with MYM, HBA and SM etc etc.

    Yes more players and a stronger squad would be nice but on any given day AP could field / have fielded 11 full internationals, so we’re hardly in a Burnley type predicament.

  • mecannylad

    Oct 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Like it or lump it…..a win on Saturday and Pardew lives to fight another day.
    A defeat, or even a draw, and it should really be curtains. for AP….. surely …. please.
    I do actually believe that Ashley is now sufficiently aware of his options for the mood of the SJP crowd to be a factor.
    Oh ….. I wish I had confidence in those going this weekend to tip the balance if its needed.
    But nothing is ever as black and white as we hope unfortunately.

  • gazzaforever

    Oct 13, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Laurent Robert mate, FDB would be the perfect choice, I didnt know he said that.


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