Potential Player Of The Season – He’s Been Fantastic

Daryl Janmaat has been a great signing for us, and that’s one reason we haven’t missed Mathieu Debuchy much at all this season, and on Monday night he had another good game in central defense.

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Daryl Janmaat in action on Monday night

But Daryl will be back at right back on Sunday afternoon at home to Spurs, and we are hoping the lads  can get a win and stop the rot of five successive defeats.

Fab Coloccini will be back after his three match suspension, but of course Moussa Sissoko blotted his copy book at Anfield by getting sent off, and he will now miss the next two games – both at home.

The players have to be more disciplined on the field in our remaining six games, and stop doing stupid things, even though things are simply not going for us at the moment..

Daryl was once again our Man of the Match on Monday night, and while the overall display of the team was an improvement over the Sunderland debacle – we still lost 2-0.

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John Carver is well aware of just how good Janmaat has been in his very first season at Newcastle,  and during John’s press conference yesterday for the game on Sunday – this is what he said about the Dutch International:

“I think he’s been fantastic. He had to go in at centre-back and did ever so well,” Carver told reporters during his pre-Spurs press conference.

“The good news is he’s now going to be back in his best position. He will also give us an attacking threat down the right-hand side because he likes to get forward and he can create – so that’s another plus.”

If Newcastle are true to form we could be selling Daryl Janmaat in the summer for more than double the £5M we paid for him last summer from Feyenoord.

But we are hoping that Mike Ashley will change his ways at the club and keep our best players this summer as well as bring in some top players.

We’ll see what happens but there’s no doubt that Daryl Janmaat is another top Graham Carr signing.

We need a lot more of them this summer.

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13 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #1

    We won’t be selling Janmaat in the summer, he will be sold in January and not replaced. That is true to Newcastle’s form.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Janmaat is the one I fear us selling he is top quality I wish he had been right back under Keegan the first time him and Gillespie on the right hand side would have been amazing !

    On Sissoko he actually thinks he is a play maker now after Pardew shoe horned him into it his best moments for us have been when he has played on the right with a real no 10 using his brain to play him in

    At 10 million I can maybe see teams like Chelsea or Arsenal wanting a player like him to come off the bench at 20 million plus I dont think we will have takers for him which means he goes on strike or goes through the motions next season

    I think Man Utd might come in for Janmaat which would be heart breaking as I hate when we sell players to them or Liverpool !!!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t think any of those – NDJ, Adebayor, Vlaar – are the right signings for us at this point in time. That is just my opinion, Adebayor is selfish, a sulk, and goes missing often. He is a mercenary that will align himself with the highest bidder. Not a chance he would come here. We don’t need defensive midfielders as desperately as we need other positions. Vlaar is ageing and slow, I’d prefer a much more mobile and younger centre half.

    Anyway, we are just repeating the same things over and over now, I don’t think either will change on this so probably best just to move on from it.

  • stan anderson

    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #4

    So Klopp may be coming,as someone has said previously,it’s not Jurgen but his brother Klipperty.
    At least it would be better than what we have at the moment,Super Geordie pal of Sir Bobby John Charver.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Why would Arsenal want him? They potentially have the Ox, Walcott, Wilshere, Sanchez, Ozil, Cazorla, and Ramsey (Welbeck and Arteta to a lesser extent) who can play those attacking midfield roles plus Gnabry coming back. Sissoko isn’t better than any of them. He would struggle to be on the bench. Arsenal reportedly want Cabaye again now, rather than Sissoko and as a slightly deeper player alongside Coquelin he would be a far better signing for them.

    Rumours are today that Man U will buy Clyne, that should leave us free to continue with Janmaat unless Southampton decide to come in for him and he wants to play for his compatriot Koeman.

  • tequilamag

    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Sissoko would be no more than a bench warmer at any of the top 6 clubs.If we could sell him I would be delighted. Playing one good game in 5 does not make a great player.
    De Jong and Perez for me should be competing for the number 10 slot. Sissoko right wing or nothing and I would still pick Cabella before him

  • beermonkey

    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #7

    why would any top team want sissoko we have a return of 2 goals 1 assist from him he has been poor for the majority of the season best he gets back out on the wing and tries harder

  • FinnBarr

    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #8

    Newcastle locals…. I’m a misguided lad from the States coming to Newcastle for the Swansea game. I battled with the decision, but the time was right with work and life, and I can’t wait forever for Ashley to leave or hope for a great transfer window year after year, so I am fulfilling a dream 27 years in the making. Any recommendations for pubs pre and post game? Love a few pints and some banter.

  • sparky55

    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #9

    it’s like reading lines given to the politicians vying for the PM’s job…just a load of bollox written by the spin doctors with big headlines and no substance.

    Big spend in the summer! How much is big??? where’s the quantification?

    SDJ making his debut on Sunday. That wouldn’t be so we don’t boycott the game would it?

    I’m pleased as a fan not as the HC! Jesus christ we’re all fans but we still want a number not an empty promise like the last 7 years.

    Biggest summer in clubs history. Biggest what? Cock-up, empty promises, spend?,

    The promise should be made about how much the NETT spend will be. We can probably raise 30 million selling players and then spend 30 million buying replacements and the squad will be no better and the NETT spend being zero, zilch nada like it normally is.

    We need 2 promises to be made as minimum.

    1. New big name Head coach on a deserved 2 million a year with Carver et al shown the door
    2. 20 million NETT spend.

    That’s a manifesto promise with substance…not fresh air…and then they’ll blow the protest out of the water.

    Until they do or say something like that than treat them with the contempt the deserve and boycott right through til the end of the season

  • firebug666

    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #10

    This is from the Mag, and shows how our teams are doing under Carver.

    Since Pardew departed we now have the following results:

    First Team: Played 14 Won 2

    Under 21s: Played 11 Won 0

    Under 18s: Played 11 Won 2

    Total of Played 36 Won 4


    So his philosophy of no motivation, not competing, and not winning matches has already filtered through the whole squad from the youth to the first team.

  • tequilamag

    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #11

    Finnbarr I would suggest lunch at the excellent Panis Just off Grey Street not far from Theatre Royal and beers at the Forth Hotel which is near to the train station and not far from the ground. Can`t go wrong.

  • FinnBarr

    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Thanks Tequila.

  • Sav

    Apr 16, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #13

    Firebug@10, that is baaaad.


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