Here’s Some Surprisingly Good News For Sunday

In his briefing for the game against Spurs on Sunday, John Carver has talked today about Siem de Jong – and the 26 year-old Dutchman must be looking fairly fit and impressive in training,  because John says Siem could be in the squad for the game on Sunday against Spurs, which could see us safe in the league if we can manage to win the game.

siem de jong in training 18 april 15

Siem de Jong – in training yesterday

Siem may well be over his collapsed lung problems after he had surgery which could well have fully solved the problem – and he seems to be fit again.

This is what John Carver said earlier today:

“Siem de Jong will play tonight, he’ll play 45 minutes and if he comes through that, I will speak to him.” “We will assess him in the next 48 hours to see if he can get on the bench or not at the weekend.”

“But I am not going to push that situation, I trust the player and I will wait until the player decides that he feels he is ready for it.” “If he is ready then great but if not, we will leave it another week.”

“He’s a top player both as a creator and a goalscorer and we need one of those in the team,” “Fingers crossed, he might be coming back at just the right time.”

The U21 game tonight takes place at St. James’ Park (7:00 pm KO) and is against Derby County, so let’s hope Siem comes through the 45 minutes and has no ill effects afterwards.

Siem is an important player for us, and if he returns to the side in the next game or so – not only will he bring some much needed class to the side – but the Dutchman is a leader and likely to be the next Newcastle captain.

And right now we need some strong leadership on and off the field.

This is potentially good news for Newcastle United, and we certainly need some.

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9 comments so far

  • BandB

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #1

    There are those among us who have a handle on Ashley’s slippery mind, who predicted this last week.

    He said he would be used to take the sting out of a protest.

    Stand up that man.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #2


    Beer #27…exactly! …and what are Ashley saving that money for?

    …he could have bought a player for those money he has paid in taxes!

    We have a saving about people like this…besides ‘stupid is what stupid does ‘ and it goes like this:

    ‘den der gemmer til natten, gemmer til katten’

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #3

    *saving = saying

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Re. your previous reply, I have been losing the will to live over the past 60 years as a Toon supporter.

    I like that word ‘Amortisation’ I’m sure I can find a place for it in my next novel.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Its almost like Ashley is now not spending money on purpose …..

    The super accountants defending Ashley have went very quiet since the company house figures were released ?

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #6

    BandB…So, not so “surprising” then, as Ed calls it?

    Jesper…‘den der gemmer til natten, gemmer til katten’

    You took the words right out my mouth mate 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Has the value of NUFC been reduced? Answers on a postage stamp please.

    For my own two pennorth the soul of the club has been substantially reduced if not the monetary value, which is probably like the tip of an iceberg!

  • toonicle

    Apr 16, 2015 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Rushing him back to blunt the boycott?

  • AndyMac

    Apr 16, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #9

    27th January 2015 “Siem de Jong closes on Newcastle United comeback after goalscoring cameo for second string against Carlisle United”


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