At The Start Of The Season – Things Were Not Good


Daryl Janmaat started his career at Newcastle very well in pre-season and in August, and then he had a dip in form which coincided with Newcastle’s bad run starting with the 4-0 defeat at Southampton, but he’s been back to some top form again, as Newcastle have lost only one of the their last nine games in all competitions.

daryl janmaat at huddersfield

Daryl Janmaat – made good start to his Newcastle career

In those games we have conceded only five goals,  kept five clean sheets and won six of the games.

That’s a good record in anybody’s book – and this is what Daryl has said today before we take on Chelsea in three hours or so:

“I never really had any doubts.” “Of course, at the start of the season, things were not good, and there was a lot of pressure on the trainer – Pardew – and on us as players.

“That was not nice, but I always had the belief that we had a good enough squad to do much better.” “I probably didn’t expect us to win six games in a row, but I always knew we were capable of going on a much better run and turning things around.”

“We have shown in this run that we can win different types of matches.” “We can attack teams and cause problems on the break, but we can also be organised and hard to break down when we have to be.”

“That is a big strength of the team.” “At the moment, we are very good defensively and we also have a lot of pace in attack.” “You can see that on the counter, we have really improved our football this year.”

“We have to continue like this and train hard every week. Every game is different, and we have to be prepared for that.” “If you play Tottenham away, you know you are going to have to defend a lot.”

“But if you are playing a lower team at home, you have to be prepared to take the game to your opponent more.” “If you have a clean sheet, then we have enough skills in the front line to make a goal.”

“If we can keep a clean sheet, we feel as though we can win any game we play in.”

It will be a very tough game for our lads today, and if we are going to get a result out of the game,  then our defense will need to have a good game and maybe some luck too.

It’s uncertain whether Fabricio Coloccini will start today, but we have an inkling he be leading the side out today.

23 times capped Dutch International Janmaat has played 17 games so far for Newcastle United with one good goal against Crystal Palace, and he has fitted so smoothly into the right back position, that we have not missed Mathieu Debuchy.

Howay The Lads!!

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20 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Dec 6, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #1

    sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    I’m surprised more people have gone for the win than the draw! I’m clinging to the fact that the mackems got a result against Chelsea at home. I hope AP goes for Abeid or Colback ahead of Tiote if that’s the choice, but I think AP will show them too much respect and go for Tiote, as well his usual default more defensive set up given we have less options with pace. Hope I’m wrong though. Midfield performance is again the key for me. Can we stop Hazard and Costa? Got our hands full

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  • sing in the corner

    Dec 6, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #2

    This guy is crossing the ball so well at the moment! He’s looking a decent player now, improving, a good signing

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 6, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Beermonkey
    You gone overboard with the chrimbo decorations then lol.
    Must be a wide spread frost over the country today bud as we have it in the mids as well. Dont seem 2 minutes since i was holidaying down your neck of the woods in beaut weather.
    Never mind will be back down again 1st week july next year. Ya got all the prezzies sorted for missus and kids, or are ya a late shopper ??

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Dec 6, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Team today that Pardew will play Sissoko Colback Abeid Tiote Gouffan with Pappis Cisse up top defence depends on Collo’s fitness

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    Daryl Janmaat.Very good player.Still think that on that right back position he is only 2nd.The first choice needs to be Vurnon Anita.He will adapt there very fast even though he was played on another position.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #6

    Go toon

    Im not having a go mate but you really need to check your facts mate re Ben arfa. Go through his past and the lad has been a rebel at every club he’s played at. I agree he is definitely a talented player, But a wasted one at that.

    Have we missed Benny ??? no we haven’t. I think once Cabella gets to grips with the PL he will prove more than a capable successor to the position that Benny occupied.

    Ask yourself one question mate……How many poor games did Benny have to how many good games did he have in the black and white shirt.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #7

    Go toon

    On your last comment do you actually go to the games or even watch Nufc ??

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  • Slank

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #8

    Tittle Tattle is that Hull have decided that the game changing wizard Ben Arfa is no longer required and have sent him back – Returned Enpty.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #9

    jazzyp

    yeah most of it all sorted and will be before xmas you wont find me at the shops on xmas eve
    I got a little one of 2.5 and its the first xmas he knows what to do so I have gone a little ott

    u aint wrong it only seems 5 mins ago it was summer I am now living in santas grotto wrapped up in a quilt with the boy watching peppa pig how its all changed

    are you all sorted or are u panic buy

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  • Slank

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #10

    Jazzp @ 7

    I think the answer must be he doesn’t.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #11

    Slank

    Didn’t Ben arfa say he had learnt from his mistakes at Nufc and he would change the error of his ways.
    yet hear we are again……..Ground hog day springs to mind !!

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #12

    go toon

    are u on a wind up

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  • Pottz

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #13

    Go toon

    You’re saying Anita should be 1st choice at RB?

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #14

    Pottz

    I’m not saying,I’m honestly thinking that he can be the best on that position.We need to try.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #15

    beermonkey

    Did I say something wrong?

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #16

    Go toon

    We have tried and he was pants. That’s why Janmaat has been bought in to replace Debs who was also in front of Anita.
    Janmaat is the dutch number 1 mate…. does that not count for anything

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #17

    jazzyp

    You think that Daryl Janmaat is Dutch No.1.But current Dutch manager doesn’t think that.Maybe there is something?

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #18

    jazzyp

    I was biggest criticizer on Anita from the moment he came here.Why?Because he was useless.All fans were respected him that time.But he was DM and he is nothing more than GHOST on that position.But right back position is something different.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #19

    Go toon
    so he didn’t play in the world cup at right back then ??
    Agree with your wording on Anita being a ghost in midfield tho pal.
    Im afraid Anita is nothing more than a squad member.Look how depleted we have been of late and he still cant make the 1st team

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Dec 6, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #20

    jazzyp

    I know everything for him but for some reason I think that he can be good right back.That is just my opinion mate.And time will tell 🙂

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