What Janmaat, Colback And Febregas Have In Common

EA Sports produces almost every conceivable statistic on the English Premier League and its players.

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Daryl Janmaat – long distance runner at Newcastle

Things like pass completion, number of shots, number of times a player is dispossessed, the number of saves, the number of crosses taken cleanly – are the types of stats that EA Sports tracks.

And the latest stats coming out show that Newcastle United have two of the hardest working players in the Premier League.

25 year-old Dutch International right back Daryl Janmaat makes those runs down the right wing, and has been a provider of many good crosses that have been turned into goals by our strikers.

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Jack Colback – covers a lot of ground

Daryl Janmaat, signed in the summer, has covered 93.7 miles, which ranks him 8th top for the total distance covered in the Premier League.

And Jack Colback is close behind – with Jack having covered 93.6 miles, and he has also played one game less than Daryl.

Some other facts about Janmaat – he’s made 39 successful tackles, more than anyone else in the Newcastle squad and it makes him the 12th best in the league.

Janmaat has also made 34 interceptions, which is the 9th best in the division.

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Cesc Fabregas – covered over 100 miles this season

The top player in the league in terms of total distance covered will also be playing tomorrow – it’s the great Cesc Fabregas, the former Arsenal and Barcelona star, who has covered 101.96 miles.

So there will be a lot of hard workers on the field tomorrow, which promises to be just a great game to watch.

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87 comments so far

  • mag92

    Dec 5, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Janmaat, needs to keep Hazard quiet and the Newcastle powerhouses, Tiote, Sissoko, Abied and Colback, will do the rest.

  • toon kk

    Dec 5, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Your right we need to press Chelsea to get something out of the game but with Arrons and Ober out we have lost a lot of our pace on the wings, so Pards has reverted to hoofball. We’ll have to rely on Sissoko. Pity Tiote keeps fouling every five minutes.

  • 70TWO

    Dec 5, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Fab. tops the list and Matic is second. Could be good for us as his replacement will not cover the same amount of ground, giving up some space to play. They will probably go with Obi Mikel sitting and look to over power us with thier five forwards.

    I think all four of our midfielders should play in a diamond, with two forwards to occupying their full backs.


    Dec 5, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #4

    i wouldnt play tiote…that man gona get red if he plays tomoro

    colback..abedi. sissoko



  • Our Toon

    Dec 5, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Colback might have covered a lot of distance, has 1 assist and no goals, even Janmaat at RB has managed to be more of threat than him. Sissoko must play through the middle!! Colback should be bench warming!!

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 5, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #6

    just heard gobshite Muhrino give the TOON their team talk for tomorrow.
    In as many words Newcastle United are one of the teams that raises their game against us because we are Chelsea – when they play other teams they play as if it is a friendly.

    love to put another win over the ‘arrogant one’

  • Our Toon

    Dec 5, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #7


    The replacement will most likely be Ramires….If anything he covers more ground and at more speed

  • Our Toon

    Dec 5, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #8


    That Tiote comment is a misconception that gets made by fans who jump on bandwagons against a player….look at Tiote’s record and tell me how many reds he has got….also how many yellows he gets compared with other beloved players!! You’ll see your statement at utter tripe!!


    Dec 5, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #9

    our toon lets see…

  • Our Toon

    Dec 5, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #10


    Here’s a more interesting fact for you….Mourinho Chelsea have never beaten newcastle at St James when Tiote has played!!

  • 70TWO

    Dec 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Our Toon

    I thought Cahill was not playing and they may play more defensive but they don’t really need to with their replacements. You are right about Tiote being lazily miss represented as much as you yourself do about Colback. Each player has strengths and weaknesses, hopefully they will all show do their best tomorrow. Usually the early kick off produces a dire game which may also favour us, l predict only one goal to be scored.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #12

    I really can’t understand this recent ill feeling toward Tiote, just because Abeid and Colback have come in to tge fold doesn’t make Tiote any less of an important player as the injury to Abeid and suspension of Colback and Sissoko showed, even when all fit the competition for places that keeps players on their games is surely worth an extra wage that might not get used. As much as I’ve wanted Anita to come good it doesn’t look like it’s going to be here for whatever reason.

  • beermonkey

    Dec 5, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #13


    its true I never worry about us turning in a performance against the top teams our problem is the west hams and the burnleys when we don’t turn up

  • Our Toon

    Dec 5, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #14


    I’ve stated many times that Colback would do well in a team that presses. At the moment he has a lot of running but no end product. 1 assist in 13 or more games, no goals. Sorry but for a “box to box” midfielder that just isn’t good enough!! He’s currently being out assisted and scored by his RB.

    Colback is liked as he’s an honest lad who gives 100% and because he’s a local lad, he needs to show some quality to go with it though. Abeid played Colback’s role midweek and looked more dangerous going forward as well as doing a better job defensively. My main issue with Colback is that he more often than not concentrates on sideways passing rather than looking for a pen train forward pass. Watch tomorrow and after the game tell me if I’m wrong in my assessment of JC

  • Our Toon

    Dec 5, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Penetrating rather than pen train

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 5, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #16

    Is something on TV or does everyone know that welsh will be on soon !

  • beermonkey

    Dec 5, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #17



  • toonicle

    Dec 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #18

    4-4-2 with Cisse and Perez up top


  • Obertans_on_roids

    Dec 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #19

    It’s hard to see Pardew leaving Gouffran out of the team tomorrow, which won’t be a good thing. I like Gouffran and he’s been getting an awful lot of stick lately for no good reason, it’s like the fans always have to pick on someone. He’s been played slightly out of position and his confidence is low which is why he shouldn’t start tomorrow against the best team in the country.
    But can we just get behind our players??
    The players on a bad run of form need to be encouraged instead of shunned all the time.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 5, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #20

    I agree, I think Tiote should lose his place as we revert to that winning run team, it will make him more dtermined when he gets his chance next and make him realise that he won’t just walk into the Arsenal team, Mashers will probably want him in the shop window though.

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 5, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #21

    like i said last night we are going to win 2-2 with a cisse hat trick

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 5, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #22

    How’s my fans tonight any way, everyone in a good mood.

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 5, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Ahh jail have you missed me today.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 5, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #24

    And on that note that’s me out of here for tonight at least.

  • 70TWO

    Dec 5, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #25

    Don’t think Perez should be used tomorrow to keep him for the Arsenal game where he would be more effective. I think we should play 442 which leaves the choice for the front two players between Cisse Cabella Riviere Gouffran. Movement and strength will be required, but I am not sure Cisse Rivi are really fully fit.

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 5, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #26

    Don’t worry jail, I’m off out for the night anyway, so you stay on.

  • 70TWO

    Dec 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #27

    Singles night at the Turkish restraunt Welshy?

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 5, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #28


    Play my cards right in the next few days i won’t be single.

  • JamesToon

    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #29


  • 70TWO

    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Good luck, remember not slip the wellies on by mistake. It may be your usual attire but will give away your more frequent ‘companions’.

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #31

    I could seduce her with my jokes.

    Maybe not.

  • 70TWO

    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #32

    ———–back four———-

  • jayphoto

    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #33

    I’d be inclined to play Tiote tomorrow, possibly alongside Abeid. Mr T usually raises his game against the top teams! Wonder if Pardew is tempted to go with a diamond and play sissoko, tiote, colback AND abeid?
    We’re short on wide players so theres also a chance sissoko might play on the right to help janmaat contain hazard?

  • 70TWO

    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #34


    I can’t remember the full joke but I told my partner the ‘password too small’ joke and I understand she found it humourous, either that or another polo please.

  • lesh

    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Jail for Ashley

    The venom directed at Tiote?

    Some of our fellow posters just need to have it in for somebody.

    Willo, Gouffran, Obertan, Cisse et al, and now it’s Tiote who no matter what anyone feels, works his butt of for us on the field.

    Can’t understand why they can’t take a balanced, adult view of things.

    Ah, maybe the answer’s there!

  • armchair fan

    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Translation of mourinho:
    Alan pardew doesn’t take any other game seriously unless it is a big team, their players could be great if managed by someone more proven

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #37

    Team for tomorrow:






  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #38

    lesh – have you prepared your list of the bad people on the blog.Name names!

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #39

    I saw Arnold Schwarzenegger eating a chocolate egg. I said, “I bet I know what your favourite Christian festival is.” He said, “You have to love Easter, baby.”

    Ha ha ha

  • MassiveG

    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #40

    I feel we can’t just rely on Perez to smash every game – he’s done well when we’re missing people and I do think Cisse is still injured. As we are missing wingers aplenty and I do not want to consider Goufy, and we’re at home so gotta be more offensive than we have been but still pack midfield it’s gotta be diamond…

    Janmaat Taylor Dummett Haidara
    Abeid Colback
    Cabella Riviere


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