This Newcastle Player Deserves Great Credit


It was some debut at center-back for Daryl Janmaat yesterday against Arsenal, as he filled in for the suspended Fabricio Coloccini, and Daryl played so well that Colo wasn’t missed at all at the center of Newcastle’s defense, and in fact Daryl and Willo played very well together in central defense.

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Daryl Janmaat – had an excellent game yesterday

But we gave two poor goals away in just four minutes of that first half from two set plays, and Willo should have done better for the second goal, when the impressive Olivier Giroud beat him to the corner to head home and make it 2-0.

Daryl came out of this game looking a very good player and maybe even his best position is center-back, because he read the game very well and his positional sense was good – in short –  he had an excellent game for Newcastle as an emergency central defender.

Daryl was rightly disappointed that we couldn’t take anything out of the game, after a tremendous team display of guts and passion from our lads in that second half, when we  were all over the Gunners but just couldn’t get the equalizer.

This is what Daryl said on the Newcastle web-site after the game:

“We are really disappointed. Especially from the second half, we deserved more but we didn’t get it.” “We dominated the game in the second half and were by far the better team.”

“They scored two goals in three minutes, both from set plays, and our confidence went down. You could see that. There were some scrambles as they pushed for more but we kept it to two goals.”

“At half-time we could feel the game was not over, we had to keep it tight and it was important to get a goal so early on. We tried to push but we couldn’t get an equalizer.”  “I’m just really disappointed we’ve got nothing to show for our performance. We deserved more.”

“I liked playing there,” “Everybody helped me a lot in the build-up to the game, I had to stay a little bit deeper than normal but I felt I did alright there.” “When there are so many injuries you have to play where you are needed and I am happy to help the team out.”

“It’s good to be able to play in more than one position and good for my career if I get some new experience at centre-back.”

It remains to be seen if Daryl would want to switch to center-back – but he seems positive about playing there, and that’s been a bit of a problem position for us for a while now – and it’s Colo’s last season at Newcastle next season.

Paul Dummett is another player who could become a better center-back than he is a full back – so it will be interesting to see who Newcastle bring in during the summer to strengthen the defense.

If we sign a recognized right back – maybe the plan would be to play Daryl at center-back next season?

It’s early days yet of course, but Daryl will have two more games at least – at Sunderland and Liverpool – to show just how good he is as a central defender.

Certainly he made an excellent start  yesterday, and the Dutchman deserves great credit for his skilled and gutsy performance yesterday.

Daryl has turned out to be one terrific acquisition for Newcastle this season.

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66 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #1

    On Pardew .. he still is and will always be a puppet who licked Ashley’s bumhole at the first opportunity he got. Clearly trying to play the victim card now lol

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  • MacToon

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #2

    OP, I know and agree and think that was what jail highlighted the other day, keep selling your best and replacing with lesser quality means you’ll end up with a squad full of players you can’t shift except for a loss.

    So who’ll be worth anything? Krul, Sissoko, Tiote, Perez?

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  • MacToon

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Janmaat and Aarons too?

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  • Dulcinera

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Quite ironic that pardew has his new team above us. Maybe he’s just a Parish puppett? Can’t believe theres still some jokers resting the blame on pardew. IT’S BECUASE OF THE QUALITY OF THE TEAM WE’VE HAD FOR 2 YEARS and how average they are which is why we are so mediocre. c’mon, catch up with reality

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Mac

    Probably but I doubt they’ll be top dollar deals.

    Sissoko isn’t as great as people make out
    Krul hasn’t improved since he took no1 spot
    Aaron’s can leave for nowt in another year and we’d get compo
    Tiote hasn’t been at his best for a while

    If we sold the 6 you mention I’d guess around £30-40 mill tops and we’d still be left with all the dross, that money would end up being a drop in the ocean.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Dulcerina,
    When you’ve finished sticking pins in British Army action men please take the time to understand that the majority of Newcastle fans realised that Pardew wasn’t the main cause of our problems. The reason he was so disliked is because of his willingness to stand in front of the cameras and lie to us. His shit football didn’t do him any favours either. John Carver is learning the hard way that to lie and pretend to be one of us is harder than he thought. He’s a Geordie by the wsy.

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  • MacToon

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #7

    OP, around the £25 mil figure bandied about, more or less? Couldn’t we already have Krul’s replacement?

    Just checked and it seems that corporate tax rate is around 20% on anything over £1.5 mil profits. I’m sure Ashley would have a heart attack if he had to give the tax man that much?

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Mac

    Even if we kept those players I still think we need at least 5 first team players.

    IMO the squad is a unbalanced shambles and severely lacking in real quality and expirience.

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  • Blofal

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Janmaat will be furious if he remains at CB for the rest of the season. He is an international LB and that could jeopardise his place in the Dutch squad.

    Having said that I would very much like to see him stay there for the rest of the season. Raylor was phenomenal last night and both him and Cabella linked up beautifully all night… not just for the goal.

    In my view Raylor needs to start and also needs to be given a 1 year contract extension.

    And on Gutierezz performances I would give him a 1 years extension too. Both are experienced players we need around the young kids coming up and both are still good enough to be part of the squad. Maybe not starting but definately the squad.

    Sammy in my view has earned a new contract but needs some competition fo the position.. which he will get in spades from Aarons when he is fit.

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  • Blofal

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Janmaat is a RB sorry… not a LB!!

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  • MacToon

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #11

    OP, of course it is, we’ve been saying it for years. Our squad with Ashley is nearly always unbalanced and unprepared for the seasons ahead.

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Mac

    Any chance he’ll pay some (only some) of the debt off?

    Just enough so we’re still in debt and there’s not enough to compete!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #13

    i wonder if my welsh wizard will score, tonight, he’s already had a goal disallowed, it’s been a good match so far.

    1-1 half time.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #14

    Ancelotti smiling now
    Real playing well now
    1 -1 half time

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  • MacToon

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #15

    OP, that was actually why he had the debt, as a tax (dodge) err relief. But he keeps saying he doesn’t want it back until we’re sold so don’t know.
    I know he wishes to invest in the academy but can’t think where else these huge profits can disappear to without the tax man grabbing his share.

    Sounds daft but he might as well invest in players rather than give the tax man £20 mil 😉

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  • MacToon

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #16

    OP, that was actually why *I thought* he had the debt

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Mac,
    I seriously wouldn’t be surprised if our transfer policy isn’t based on what position the money clubs might need to strengthen in the near future rather than what we might need.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #18

    why is it people are being labelled negative what reason is there for any optimism
    has charnley come out and said something new and different from the last words he gave us

    so carver like pards is saying were looking at players and a few rumours in the paper and were gonna spend some cash
    we had cash in august all we spent is what we raised selling debuchy and cabaye
    if there was going to be any change in the way we do things would this not have been the time to spend
    why waste 7 mill on riviere 2 mill +wages on chucky
    theres around 11 mill there (not sure on chuckys wages) add another 5 mill to it and we could have bought the striker we know we all need but no we did on the cheap riviere and a loan player
    now lets look at the supposed investment in the academy and training facilities they have had planning permission for a year and cash since august when are they gonna start that

    if things were gonna change last summer was the time to show it why all of a sudden is it going to happen this summer

    its not a negative outlook its the facts of how the club is run

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #19

    Mac

    Players are a dodgy investment everyone knows that, maybe we could buy land? 😉

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Beer

    After losing Saylor and letting M’biwa go not signing a CB in jan tells you everything you need to know about Ashley’s plans for the club, it’s not negative it’s being realistic.

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  • MacToon

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #21

    OP, I agree but if you buy 4x £5 mil players you’ll need 1 Cabs to pay for all 4 or say 5x £2 mil players you’ll need 1 to sell for £10 mil to pay for them. Sure that’s how he thinks.
    I honestly believe that the Bassong’s purchase and sale shaped Ashley’s strategy.

    Can you expand jail, not sure what angle you’re coming from?

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Welshie are you watching on Sky Sport ?
    I wanna a suit like Alex Song’s

    Ha Ha Ha

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  • BandB

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Ibizatoon,

    I replied to you on thread.

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  • croftus5678

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #24

    ok lets get this straight !

    janmaat wasnt good but he was exeptionaly better than our current cb’s

    its no cause to give him motm as our cb’s should be playing better than janmaat did in there sleeps and janmaat should rightly stay as rb as he is the best we have had there for a long time (arguable debate for debs though)

    i feel sorry for cabella and perez tbh with better players around them they should be playing in europe.

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  • BandB

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Anyone who grasps the real significance of the purples policy will understand that we will not spend the money, even now we have it.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #27

    mactoon

    the only players that have been consistent and will might attract some bids would be perez but I feel most would want to see him perform at least for another season
    janmatt and krull the rest of our squad far to inconsistent sissoko one of the worst

    prime

    the squad is being thinned out so we will only play 40 games a season that’s it pards is partly to blame with this because he would play his out of form favourites
    players like obertan anita cisse benny mbiwa on the bench not playing and at times not even on the bench last season
    when Ashley looks at the bottom line which is all he is interested in he will see that and what there wages are all totalled up and well you don’t need them
    he then wields the axe and there chopped

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #28

    mactoon

    what a deal that was for bassong u might be right there that was prob Ashleys cha ching moment

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #30

    Another dodgy poster :-
    “9 // Mar 22, 2015 at 8:04 PM
    Mister Tuff – I like your style, you’ve swallowed a mythical figure of £25M and immediately criticised it. Nowt like having an open mind, is there? How could any human being win against such blind prejudice?”.

    I only based my reply of YOUR £25 million figure. So how you can respond criticising your own figure and then slagging me off with invented abuse is beyond me – well probably not. Using it as a basis to get a dig/settle a score and for no other purpose is what you are all about.
    Another scumbag/multiple/wum whose purpose on the blog has nowt to do with football. Folk like you are diminishing the blog.

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  • BandB

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #31

    Where ARE the old posters who could defend Ashley without resorting to snotty semantics?
    Name one who is still here.

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  • toonicle

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Jeff- Pardew said a few times there how there just wasn’t a willingness to invest from Ashley that seems to be his biggest message. Doesn’t bode well for the summer window.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #33

    i am watching it on sky sports Jeff, i can’t believe the amount of diving that’s gone on in this match.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #34

    This is an actual picture of a semanticist friend of mine
    http://thehumanist.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2013/10/Hagen2-300×229.jpg

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #35

    Welshie
    I don’t recall Suarez diving this much when he was at Liverpool

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  • Mag52

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Dulcinera.

    You’ll never get any of the Pardew haters to admit that he’s a better manager than they gave him credit for, so there’s really no point in trying.
    They’ve never forgiven him for walking out of the club at a time of his own choosing, instead of allowing himself to be chased out by their vindictive campaign.
    Having forecast disaster for him at Palace when he left, one of the clowns even had a £100 double on Palace losing to Dover in the Cup and then getting relegated, they are now saying that he’ll fail there in his second season or his third season. Anything rather than being big enough to admit that they got it wrong about AP. With the poor resources he had, the sale of key players, the hints at player purchases to boost ST sales followed by the subsequent let downs, all of which he, as the only spokesperson for the club, was obliged to explain away to fans and media alike, he never had a serious chance of doing a decent job at NUFC – and exactly the same goes for Carver, although IMO he is nothing like the manager Pardew is.
    The responsibility for the mess the club finds itself in, on the playing side, is Ashley’s and Ashley’s alone.
    The manager, whoever he may be, is signalled out for attack by the usual suspects on here simply because he is an easy target.
    The 19 points gained from a possible 30 for Palace since AP took over, when they were in the bottom three in the division with no wins in 7 matches, which takes them above us, and virtually guarantees safety from relegation, is a testimony to the ability of the manager and a vindication of the high opinion in which he is held by most of the media and pundits.
    Only those bitter at his success continue their petty minded campaign against him.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #37

    it shouldnt matter what pardew is doing now. WHen he was here, it was clear he couldnt win. He was clueless about tactics and the same with the personal. While place have won a bunch since hes gotten there they havent beaten anyone at the top of the table, except the spurs.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #38

    Mac,
    I mean that, I wonder if we’re now looking at positions other clubs might need to strengthen in a couple of years time, for example we might look at M City’s RB situation and spend money there hoping that he’ll come good and we can off load him to them with PL experience, it might go a little way to explain why we refuse to by a CB.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #39

    Tell you what Jeff, messi and bale have been poor tonight.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Mag52,
    It wasn’t a double and considering his first FA cup tie for us we lost 1-3 to Stevenage and he has suffered relegation and near relegation twice, I thought it worth a punt.

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