This Player Could Make A Good Newcastle Captain

Daryl Janmaat has been one of Newcastle’s best players this season, and after games – even bad defeats like we had (again) on Sunday, the Dutchman is only too willing to talk to the press and he doesn’t hide out.

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Daryl Janmaat – good future captain?

Daryl points out that John Carver locked the dressing room door after the game on Sunday, and they had a discussion on what the heck they were doing at Goodison Park.

Whether that does any good we’ll have to wait and see, see because it was only a couple of weeks ago we were hammered at Manchester City 5-0 – and we have Arsenal, Sunderland and Liverpool in the next three games.

It seems to us that Carver just cannot inspire his players to play well, and it doesn’t seem to help much to have 10 days to prepare for one game – we were still hopeless against Everton.

This is what Daryl has said about the game:

“Right from the start, it was simply not good enough,” “I thought Everton deserved the win – it wasn’t about luck. We didn’t deserve anything, and we didn’t get anything.”

“We spoke after the game, and there is a determination to make sure we do not repeat what happened against Everton,”

“I thought we were better with 10 men than we were with 11, and that should not be the case.” “The energy was not high enough, and the performance was simply not good enough all round.”

“We have to play much better in the next game to have any chance of getting a result. If we play in the same way against Arsenal, we will have no chance of doing anything.”

“There are some difficult games coming up now,”  “Our squad is getting smaller because players are unavailable, so we have to make sure we are giving absolutely everything in the game.”

“We don’t have too many players left now, but that is the situation and the transfer window is closed.

We have to do it with this group, and we have to stay positive. We have to try to get some better results with the players we have.”

Daryl would make a good future caption for Newcastle, and next season will be Fabricio Coloccini’s final season at Newcastle, but even in the summer, a new coach may want to appoint another player as Newcastle’s new captain.

The other thing with Daryl is that there are stories that his former Dutch International coach, Louis van Gaal, wants him at the Red Devils.

And we all know how it goes with owner Mike Ashley – if he gets a good enough offer for any of his players he will take it.

If that happens with Janmaat in the summer and the rumors are true, we’ll need to bring in a new right back before September.

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104 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 17, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #1

    He’s said more stuff about the team in that piece than colo has the entire time he’s been here.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 17, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #2

    If JC gave him the Captains armband it may help persuade him to stay next season. The only problem is all I hear about is a lot of talking and wanting to do their best for the gaffer, yet not getting any points or even looking like they could get any points.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 17, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #3

    We already have a ready made for the job
    He does a lot of work behind the scenes
    Assists with training at all levels
    Probably a future manager
    Crertainly a future captain
    His name is Siem de Jong

  • Small World

    Mar 17, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #4

    So sad to hear all this talk of 52000 sheep. We were there before Ashley and will be there when he is long gone. He’s only at the club to pick up TV money. Remember next time you sign up for Sky or BT. Won’t touch them myself as they are the ruination of the game and friend of the lard arsed plastic sports fans who couldn’t be fussed to go to see sport in the raw. Fine if you stay away because you can’t stand Ashley – switch off the telly and adopt another team in a local league. Gateshead maybe? Your TV sub’s are guaranteeing he stays at the club and when he does move on – will sell to somebody else who wants the TV cash. Carver is a problem, Ashley is an almighty ball ache – TV companies and couch potatoes are the real problem. If you gave to watch TV how about Simply Cone dancing instead?

  • optimistic prime

    Mar 17, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Colback cos he’s a Geordie will get it.

  • Toon Tang

    Mar 17, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Yeah I think Janmaat could make a good captain. One question on him though, why does he always cut back on to his left foot when bombing down the wing? Many a time there has been a good opportunity to in-swing something from the byline and he stops and cuts back in. Of the times hes put a cross in with his right foot its been good quality delivery.

  • Toon Tang

    Mar 17, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Siem Dejong for captain Jeff, aye, if the injury room is looking for one…

  • stan anderson

    Mar 17, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Boy done good asks me if 5th place was not good enough.
    Well boy done good it was not good enough for me thats correct.We had the most luckiest season i remember in over 50 years of watching my club,we carried very few injuries also,we had plenty odd goal wins,but we were mostly crap to watch imo.I was pleased to get all the good fortune that came our way that season mind,as after watching for all these years i allways moaned about the injuries and the bad luck that came our way.
    The slug showed his true intent for us after that 5th place finish and weakened the side so that it would not occur again.But the vast majority did’nt see it did they.
    I would pay to see entertaining football again even if we remained trophy less.But i wont pay to be ripped off.
    by this horrible slug and his cronies,all of them top to bottom are inadequates on good money to toe the party line.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 17, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #9

    Hear hear Small World
    This site is infested with ticked off glory hunters
    Plastic lard arses – I like that.

    Average_Contents – show us your plastic lard arse son.
    Ha Ha Ha

    Mr Tuff – glory hunter par excellence

  • spitfire_

    Mar 17, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Don’t get me wrong. I really like Janmaat because he is one of the few players who actually do something. But I’m totally against two things. The first is the captain’s armband to flying around from one player to another just because one player is on a streak of good displays. And the second thing is that I don’t want the armband to be given to someone who just came at Newcastle and probably will be off in the summer. For me, Krul should be the captain. He is at the club from 10 years and he cares about the club.

  • stuart no9

    Mar 17, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Stan—–I said on Sunday , we should take note on how the mackems reacted on Saturday .
    Paying customers should not have to put up with that kind of performance and not have the right to moan about it .
    Us lot don’t just moan , we go back the next week for MORE , hahahahaha , WTF, if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes , I would not believe people were that gullible and forgiving ( specially when it doesn’t help the club or the team ) that they would turn up for more .
    People say they have already paid for their ticket , the mackems had , but it didn’t stop them leaving in droves before half time . The fact they had bought their tickets didn’t stop them leaving. They done good for the club ( and they proved it ) NUFC fans ???? Give me strength .

  • geordie157

    Mar 17, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Not because he’s a Geordie but captain colback does have a ring to it.

    We lack leaders at or club on and off the pitch.

  • AncientC

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #13

    “Daryl points out that John Carver locked the dressing room door after the game on Sunday, and they had a discussion on what the heck they were doing at Goodison Park.”

    Oh yes, that old trick. If in doubt, lock the players in the dressing room. That’ll show ’em.

  • hibbit

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #14

    charlie won’t be many on that band wagon if they only watch when were winning………i think the fans in the ground need to be vocal with there disapproval of charnley as a lot of the problems with the playing staff and not getting a new coach were of his making if we go down it’s down to him

  • mindshaft

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Sad to say but we lack fight all over the pitch – the amount of ambling around against Everton was a disgrace – they had given up and were going trough the motions at 1-0 never mind 3-0.
    The lack of movement means we move up the pitch slower than a snail pulling a drunken sailor.
    Raylor seems to have lost the ability to take a dead ball and everyone he seemed to take went nowhere
    I’m fully aware Ashley is the root of this but it’s clear as day that Carver has no idea, it beggars belief that he could start Gouffran and Obertan after their non displays against Manure.
    He is absolutely clueless tactically and even though everyone else seemed to be aware we were getting overrun in midfield it seemed to completely pass him by. Carver and Stone are the prems biggest joke although I very much doubt the fat man will sack em before the end of the year.
    I predict a right thrashing from Arsenal ( depends how quickly they take thier foot off the gas whether they get double figures)

  • AncientC

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #16

    The players are doing what they are coached to do. Carver has to take the blame for that one.

    Gutierrez is the only player that is playing with any urgency… if the players are not showing any spirit, again, the gaffer has to take the blame for not getting them charged up for the game.

    The alternative is to carry on doing what they are doing, and have Carver pull his confused bulldog face with them in the dressing room, after the damage is already done.

    I would love for Carver to be the right man for the job, but the clock is ticking and he is glaringly out of any ideas.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Looking at the up and coming teams in Europe and trying to match their qualities with our existing players, IMO next season we could have the following side:
    433 formation that can be changed to a 4312 or alternatively 343 with different players and the type of opposition.
    The more Krul plays the more apparent his weaknesses are and he should be cashed in on sooner rather than later. The defence needs experience, authority and bite in equal measure and the midfield three provide a sizable screen that can play the ball out. With no traditional centre forward I see the front three as quick, agile and interchangeable causing problems in behind, with technique and passing.

    The overall strategy would be for the front three to apply pressure high up the pitch and the midfield to stop anything from getting through, or at least crowd out any team that was able to penetrate our final third. In attack the forwards would provide width, using through balls and diagonals to allow the midfielders to move in to space and support the men in the box.

    This summer there is an opportunity for NUFC to reinstate the hope and pride that we have in the club and to do this there needs to be a deliberate appraisal of the current situation and removal of anything that is not able to satisfy this aim within a couple of seasons. As the above team shows there is the ability in the squad to be successful, it just needs harnessing and managing properly.

  • mindshaft

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #18

    “Carver locked the door” what because they would normally just walk out when he’s bollocking them….
    Although in Carvers defence he was prob asking “what are we doing in Everton – we should be in the Bigg Mkt getting lashed ..howay the toon, I worked with sir bobby you know”

  • mindshaft

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #19

    aye – and Sir Bobby said to me , John he said – when you get the chance to manage this club, grab it with both hands coz yu got aall the toools like – aye Sir Bobby had loads a time for me like, we were best mates man

  • BoyDoneGood

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #20

    No points for artistic interpretation. 1-0 was the way Arsenal did it for years, Pulis is another coach who profits from narrow wins. Winning ugly is built into the rules. A goal fest is often a lottery – and there’s only one point difference between a 3-3 draw and a 3-4 loss.

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Excellent Jeffrey. Well done. I’m afraid I’m going to have to decline your request due to not actually giving a fcuk to what you say, which let’s face it, isn’t very much anyway.

  • mindshaft

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #22

    Did a tell yas aboot me and sir bobby – aye we wer always havin a laff man, he was good craic -0 taat me all i kna , i showed him sum stuff as well like – ya kna like me prize marra , that scar a got on me leg wen i wer a lad – he was reet impressed – he said John – wen ya get the chance to manage toon yu shud tek it man – its lush

  • BandB

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #23


    So you think Carver ripped up an eight year contract to accept a six month probationary one. Do you really think that is what has happened?

  • mindshaft

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #24

    aye the players said to me , John man, what is going on, you aren’t telling us how to play, you’re playing people in the wrong position and you keep picking that sh!te Obertan and Gouffran and you already know Riviere can’t score – we need a plan boss…
    So I said to them – Now you listen here bonny lads , when I was working with Sir Bobby , he said to me – divent panic man john – you’ve got aal the tools to be a good manager so am telling yees lot divvent panic man bonny lads – you’ve got aaal the tools to dee a good job – reet trainings ower, me an stonys ganning to the pub

  • stan anderson

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #26

    I went to the match to hopefully be entertained by the match and a win was very welcome,but i find it difficult to watch them on tv even now.
    I might understand a win at ant costs philosophy but we are’even capable of that.
    I always wanted my club to win the matches of course,but its looking like they dont even want to win as they think they are safe from relegation.
    Dont even mention cups to be won.
    Is this not the sole reason tro watch football.

  • stan anderson

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #27

    Sorry bout the grammar.

  • Nattfare

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #28

    Class, mindshaft!

  • Our Toon

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #29

    I’d make one of the subs captain, we have no leaders as it is. As for Captain Colback….I’d much rather have someone who’s responsible enough to understand he can’t chase the ball like a 5 year old and leave huge gaps in behind like he did for the 1st Everton goal which Krul should have saved

  • Our Toon

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #30

    Small world

    If it wasn’t for the Sky tv money we wouldn’t have a football club that would remain in the top division, if we didn’t have the broach sting money you wouldn’t have the likes of young Ayoze or Sissoko etc. I have no issues with fans attending the games, but I have an issue with 50k zombies attending the game. If your not going to be vocal then your as good as the guy who sits and watches it in the pub.

    We have zombies who attend games, the club is being ripped apart from its very soul and those that attend don’t help because of we are honest it’s more about meeting up with pals and sticking to a routine than it is actually supporting the team. If the team is being supported we’d hear vocal support but the bloke at the pub makes more noise than those attending.

    Your club slowly being finished off and turned into a cheap SD knock off yet 50k turn up….stay silent and then go home happy because at least they can say “come rain, sun etc I don’t turn my back on my team” well sometimes it’s better to turn your back on the very thing that’s killing the very thing you love….rather than fuel it for your very own selfish needs and rebranding it as support

  • croftus5678

    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #31

    janmaat the most consistant and best quality player we have and yes has the right skills for captain.

    siem is the same and is in same league as janmaat if he can stay injury free we have a great player there.

    cisse is a top quality player and is improving a lot with his all round play so is a major player for us.

    sissoko is very fast and strong and a league above most of our players apart from those stated above.

    rolando is the most exciting and gifted player we have had in ages and is a hell of a lot more consistant than arfa was.

    cabella is great with the opertunitys he creates.

    krull is a top quality player and worthy of a top6 team even if he does make a few mistakes.

    thats 6 players who should get us into the top4/6 if they was fit throughout the season and the only ones with real quality about them.

    others worth keeping are colback/abied/hairdyer/perez/lescalles/darlow but the rest can go imo as we need and deserve better.

    out of those listed though i’d bet atleast 2 of them go at the end of the season 🙁

  • Our Toon

    Mar 17, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #32


    Aarons has played less than 5 games, I’ve been around long enough to know not to pass judgements on players that make a quick impact because once teams know more about him it’ll be interesting to see just how he plays. With the way most of our fans go on you’d think we had messi. He’s a good youngster for a handful of appearances he’s had.

    Cabella has 1 goal hardly set the prem alight, not much contribution either when it comes to assists. Plenty of step overs though.

    Janmaat is good going forward but very poor defensively, he’s a defender that turns his back on the ball in fear of getting hurt by a shot. Don’t believe, look at the Young goal and Barkley goal, here’s a defender who should make himself bigger or wider but turns his back. Not a leader never will be.

    Krul good shot stopper but hasn’t got the distribution skills needed amd can be suspect from crosses

    Sissoko has a 1st touch which is very Jimmy Saville esc….he has power in his game but is a liability without the ball, needs to improve on his team play and his passing.

  • Our Toon

    Mar 17, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #33

    One could argue that you have to be on the pitch to be considered at being consistent, Aarons at the moment has more in common with Kieron Dyer than he does with Arfa

  • Small World

    Mar 17, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #34

    Our Toon: The main thrust of my argument is without football as a whole would be better off. No stupid wages for players, leaches for agents, or owners like Ashley and definitely no plastic fans. They’re all like flies around sh1t and it is because of the money. No more stupid ideas like 39th game etc.. Those who think Ashley is the big problem are way off beam. He and his ilk are merely a symptom of the money in the game. As I said. Flies around Sh1t. Long since reconciled myself to the fact that he and any subsequent owner won’t be any better until the game goes through a recessionary period. I’ve seen it before and will see it again. In the mean time I’ll stick to supporting my club through thick and thin and taking no crap from keyboard warriors who refer to sheep who haven’t got a clue about travelling lord knows how far to follow the team, what the slops tray in the Strawberry Smells like or witnessed the joy in the camaraderie of die hards going to the match. Sunderland fans have always walked out on games when not going their way. It is a tradition. Ours gas been to stay to the bitter end and irrespective of result. cheer the lads off if putting in a shift or give them pelter’s if not. Do you know what, half the loons on here won’t gave a clue what I’m on about….

  • Small World

    Mar 17, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Without Sky.

  • croftus5678

    Mar 17, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #36

    @33 our toon

    i’d argue that even though aarons hasnt been tested properly as you say that compared to arfa in those 5 games he’s done more than a full season than arfa did (obv inc sub appearances)

    cabella’s chances created is what i was basing my assumption on as he has created a lot of openings for himself (which i admit he’s squandered a fair few) and for others (but is not his fault others cant convert them)

    agree on krull but i cant see us getting a better keeper tbh and i think he’s close to being a top 6 keeper even with his poor distribution.

    again agree on sissoko and janmaat but janmaat’s level head and vision/crossing/assists and tbh with a better core of cb he would be perfectly fine at defending the rb position but struggles covering the cb position.

  • martoon

    Mar 17, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #37

    stuart no9 @11 – The reason the makems walked out is because they were p*ssed off because their team was getting beat 4 – 0 at half time. It wasn’t some kind of protest that made the board fire Poyet. Sunderland had obviously approached Advocaat before Saturday and were just waiting for an opportunity to replace Poyet – the fans walking out had nothing to do with it what so ever!

  • Our Toon

    Mar 17, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Small World

    I’ll give you a little background of my support mate, I’m 32 now and before last season I had never missed a toon game be it home or away in 15 years. A season ticket holder, travelled to all away games even on European nights. I spent my hard earned on following my club and guess what….since I’ve stopped going it’s made me no less of a fan. I’ve given up my ticket in a protest to off field events which is ripping our club apart but if I went I’d still sing at the top of my voice whether we win, lose or draw.

    Keyboard warriors are those who talk but never back it up with anything, a bit like those who turn up to support the team but sit in silence for 90 mins….an empty seat would have a similar affect to the occupied seat.

  • Our Toon

    Mar 17, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #39


    How has Aarons done more than Arfa? Please explain.

    As for Cabella / chances created rubbish, if you look further into the stats what’s more important to ascertain is whether them passes created clear cut chances. Not many were or did, they were mainly forward passes that created a half chance or at times didn’t find its target!!

  • stan anderson

    Mar 17, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Small world one day i hope you learn that is the only reason the slug is doing his dirty deeds.
    I used to think as you do my friend but it took a long long time for me to realise the effort is not worth it.
    Great to travel to games and shout for our team i know i have done so all over the country,but your loyalty is being abused by the slug.
    If as you say you will carry on regardless supporting the team,good luck but you must realise this will keep the slug here longer.


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