It’s difficult to find any good news these days about Newcastle United, and we are in complete free-fall in the league, and lost our sixth game in a row yesterday, which equaled the worst record ever in the PL – that we set last year at this time.
Siem de Jong – plays for U21s tonight at Aston Villa – 7:00 pm
There’s a possibility this Saturday at home to Swansea that a new record will be set by this team, which must be one of the worst we’ve ever had in the Premier League.
If our players had some fight and guts and showed it on the pitch then things would be a lot better – even if we still lost games.
The good news is that Siem de Jong will play tonight for the U21 side at Aston Villa and if he comes through the game OK we could see him on the bench against Swansea on Saturday at St. James’ Park.
The Dutch International played the first 45 minutes at St. James’ Park last Wednesday against Derby County’s U21 side and came through it OK, as he continues his recovery from the collapsed lung he suffered in February.
The really good thing about Siem is that as well as being a very good technical player who can score goals, he can also show some leadership on and off the field and that’s a big thing we are completely lacking at the moment – the team seems devoid of leaders.
Daryl Janmaat has been listed as a possible new captain in the summer, but we doubt he’ll be a Newcastle player come September, and Siem de Jong could well become our new captain for next season.
We just hope that Siem can return and maybe help us get that one win we probably need to stay up this season.