Good News From Siem de Jong Himself

Newcastle had some good news last night at St. James’ Park (yes – steady on there), and although the U21 side were beaten 2-0 by Derby County, Siem de Jong came through the first half with no ill-effects,  following his recovery from the collapsed lung he had in February, and he looked good in midfield.

Siem de Jong Oldham

Siem de Jong – back for the first team very soon

Both Lee Charnley and John Carver were at the game sitting together, and the interim coach had said in his press conference yesterday that he would leave it up to Siem whether he is in the squad for the game at home to Spurs on Sunday.

After the game Siem talked to nufcTV and this is some of what he said:

“I feel all right physically.” “I’m almost back, but I just feel I missed the 5%.

“Sometimes you think you want to make an action, but you’re not that explosive yet. I’m glad to have that 45 minutes.”

“I’m still building up. I’m training hard. I’ll be training hard in the coming days.” “It’s just nice to be back on the pitch. It’s been a long time. It’s good to feel the ball.”

“I’m not there yet, but I’m getting there.”

“I don’t know if I’ll be on the bench on Sunday – we haven’t discussed it yet.”

While John Carver is right not to push Siem back too quickly, there seems a reasonable chance the Dutch International can be on the bench on Sunday afternoon, and even be available for games after that – maybe even to start.

And if he doesn’t play on Sunday and he’s on the bench, that will help get Siem back into the groove – and the 26 year-old can help us in the final few games of the season.

That’s got to be a positive.

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7 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 16, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Wonder how long he’ll last this time

    It’s not really helping though turning up to support dross. It’s obvious the players don’t play for or respect carver.

    Carver should fall on his sword and walk away along with the other plastic 3rd rate coaching staff. It’s only his interests he’s got at heart, not the club’s.

    JC is living his dream but at the expense of improving the club.

    A boycott is the last thing yet to be tried and is a real indictment of JC and Ash that fans would even be contemplating it.

    Sadly Ash didn’t bat an eyelid at the sack pardew campaign but he needs bums on seats, otherwise he’ll have to pay salaries out of the Tv money which he obviously earmarks to go elsewhere.

    I’m so used to losing now that the affect of utter depression is wearing off. I would take losing every game to the end of the season and possibly even relegation if it meant the removal of all these parasites.

    The sickening thing is Ash could go from zero to hero with a Klopp or similar, not more dumbed down expectations with Mclaren, whose not the worst but hardly gets the blood pumping.

  • beermonkey

    Apr 16, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #2

    of course you will be on the bench and we will be told everyday that you might play

    if you were wavering on going to the protest would the chance to see a half fit dejong really sway you into going to a match

  • John Tudor

    Apr 16, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #3

    he says he is going to try that new drug no2 for his lungs

  • John Tudor

    Apr 16, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #4

    the one rahim uses to good effect

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 16, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Just reading that last article again.

    Ed I’m getting really fed up with your derogatory comments like the ” sack pardew crew” and similar attacks now on the ”Ashley out” group.

    We were in yet another shocking run, everton game apart, when Pardew left.

    Fickle or what Ed. It takes some really poor management which you yourself were very criticial of to get a sack campaign set up against you like AP had.

    Ok he’s doing well at palace but he always does start well but look at all his dismal stats overall, finishing 16th, relegating charlton and almost West Ham.

    It’s horses for courses and AP’s truly dismal football was never going to get the fans off their seats here, despite all his spin.

    You can always look wise in hindsight, but our problems have been magnified by having Pardew mk 2 running the asylum.

    Pretty sure Palace don’t have any 12M players or even 6M ones like Riviere, Anita, De Jong etc. As I say horses for courses and AP and JC fell off here.

  • Sav

    Apr 16, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #6

    We were in a shocking run then and we are in a worse run now, so that doesn’t necessarily make Pardew the problem does it? If you really think ‘sackpardew crew’ is derogatory, remember he’s doing better and we are doing worse…

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Apr 16, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #7


    Doesn’t mean we should have kept him.
    It’s Charnley’s fault for going with Carver.
    They could have appointed a more qualified manager but they didn’t.

    Time to get rid of the lot.

    Beardsley and most of the squad.

    Then there’s the backroom … bye to Wendy Taylor and her team of spin merchants.

    The club is absolutely rotten.
    There is no reason to support Ashley’s NUFC.

    Enough is enough.
    Lets have a team trying to win the cup and trying to get into Europe.



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