Newcastle Defender – This Is What We Need On Saturday


Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat has been one of Newcastle’s best players this season, and he thinks that if he can win one more game of the last five we play – that could make us safe in the Premier League.

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Daryl Janmaat – we have to win one more game

And that’s probably accurate but it’s just doing that which is proving very difficult.

The longer we keep losing games the more worrying it will become, after some very poor decisions were taken by owner Mike Ashley in the January transfer window which only made things worse.

This is what Daryl has told the Chronicle – and it’s a good positive outlook from the Dutch defender:

“We have to stay positive and keep believing,” “It’s not good. We have to win the minimum of one game.”

“There are five games left and we must win one. I believe we can do it. We can’t just say it – we have to do it now.”

“Now is the moment. Leicester are winning games so we have to stop talking and go out and do it.”

“It’s a big game on Saturday.” “I have played in the semi-finals of the World Cup, that was big but this is close for me.”

“We have to win it. We are staying focused.” “Taking three points will be enough to be safe at the moment. That is our only focus.”

If every player took the view of Daryl we could even win the game on Saturday at home to Swansea.

But some mental mistakes are starting to be made too, probably because of the pressure, and the first two goals we conceded against Tottenham on Sunday were very poor goals to concede.

We need to see some fight and guts from our players on Saturday, and we’ve seen very little of that this year, that’s for sure.

But on the positive side – it would also be a huge relief if we can win this game on Saturday against Swansea – it would be huge and only our second win in 11 games.

We are certainly due a win.

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177 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    beer

    if carver gets the job i think charlie will be practically on his own on the terraces.

    just can not fathom any reasoning behind it. i know, our product is rubbish, so let’s appoint someone who will create an even bigger disconnect from the fans.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Best pull that drawbridge up. Steady archers, watch my arrow (tracer) steadyyyy. FIRE.

    Anyone got any fly spray?

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Five games left and we mist win one.

    The very definition of ambition right there.

    Hwtf

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #4

    lochinvar

    You mean someone quite well respected like Virgin. Oh wait…. lol !!!!!

    carver announcing we’ll go more direct and stop playing football. What have i missed!!!!! Was our only tactic of willo hoofing it playing football? Oh dear John, please leave.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Dammit *must

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Oh johnny boy, please stop it.

    People don’t like what they see now. We already play direct. Shite direct. The problem being that the player it’s hoofed up to is only 5? fcukall.

    This statement coupled with yesterday’s tit bit regarding closing down, applying pressure and working hard but then calling that ugly (the fundamentals of football) really is the icing upon the shit cake.

    He really is clueless isn’t he. From a bygone era. The land that time forgot.

    Idiot.

    Hwtf

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #7

    AC…To be fair we have missed (mist?!?) a few chances to win some games already.

    Don’t say I don’t try and help.

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  • beermonkey

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #8

    iam not sure but carver himself has said some stuff that would lead me to think he is odds on fave to get it

    if he does get it for me its odds on relegation even if we spent 30-40mill on players

    would like some more info on the Jonas problem

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Rotondo
    We’ll see.
    If you think the football today is shit then journey back to what I had to watch in the 60’s, 70’s and the early 80’s then you will know what shit is (not all shit – but a lot of it was).

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Tuff….For me, it’s great that the poster boy of financial success is being challenged.

    People have made fortunes from bad practice for centuries. Ill keep an open mind, but I do have doubts that they’d bother to do this to end up with a “Well, after all that, we just want to say what a top man Ashley is”.

    The world, person by person, is starting to see what we’re dealing with. The facts and truth are getting out there.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #11

    charlie

    That doesn’t really help your cause though does it.

    Just says to me you are happy watching s–t more than most.

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Can see the club appointing Carver after the last home game. Gives toon fans 3 months to calm down. Im imagining Charnley thinks if they sign players (think they will) itl make us accept carver

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #13

    It’s going to be a real shame having to give up our fluid attacking style of play but hey ho needs must and we need some points now, John seems to know what he’s talking about.

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #14

    If you think Carvers interviews here are odd, he was worse at Toronto. Claimed the refs didn’t give his side penalties once because he as a manager was the wrong image for the league.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #15

    Charlie…Whilst understanding that you’re overriding concern is not actually Ashley, but what would come next, can I ask another question? 🙂

    I read a lot of questions to boycotters along the lines of “it was terrible before and I was there, will you still be there if we’re in the lower leagues?”

    Firstly, I have to say for me, I’ve never been to SJP. I do what I can, I watch streams, talk to fellow fans on here. I may not be there, but I am in spirit. A NUFC daft spirit.

    Anyway, my question is, if people accept that things aren’t good, money isn’t invested, appointments are terrible, the football just as bad, and if game attending fans do so through thick and thin, what is the major concern with being in the PL at the cost of everything else this club used to hold dear?

    Have our perceptions not become a little skewed?

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  • croftus5678

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #16

    so….are we saying my minimum expectation for this seasons position is 8th and that the clubs min expectation of 10th has gone out of the window ?

    fatman said 10th for carver to have any hope of getting the job ! so lets see if he was a liar.

    i always air on the side of caution and we really could go down but tbh all our games left we should get something out of if our defence can have just one game where they dont give the other teams a goal !

    arma puts the ball in the net for fun at u21 level so maybe carver should look at where beardleys playing him.

    we also have rolando/siem back anytime now so again also ! so surely we will get points now.

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #17

    Thing is Carver is a timebomb. Give him half the treatment from the stands that Pardew got and he’ll explode!
    Think hes lucky his friendship with Lee Ryder is stopping the chronicle pulling his tactics and selections to pieces

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  • hibbit

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #18

    PR machine in top gear ……….. i believe charlie is right to go if wants i think charlie is a lot like me……… its my team i go when i want……….after 35 years it was not easy to give it up what i would ask charlie to do is give up his ST but pick the games he wants to go to charlie mark my words there will be a lot of cheap tickets flying round next season on a match by match basis

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #19

    Charlie
    I was there. I know exactly what you mean. A lot of supporters on Saturday were there during those bleak times. It gives them a different perspective.

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #20

    Saw carver said Arma wasn’t prolific for the reserves. 9 in 11 for an 18 year old isn’t awful….

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #21

    Jay

    which half decent, self respecting player would sign for carver.

    Ings said the other day he would only go to club where the coaching would develop him.

    Our name is mud in france now also.

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  • mecannylad

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #22

    Those of us who attend games and who are concerned that Carver will still be around next season can do something about it now.
    We can try vocalising our disapproval more directly and certainly more vociferously at the next few home games.
    Remember, Carver is a proven hot head, easy to provoke. I believe we could actually push him over the edge.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #23

    If you get rid of Ashley do you expect some foreign owner to come in and not be concerned primarily or solely with money? Do you think they’ll not be looking at it as an investment? I think that’s why no one is out there with financial clout ready to come forward. They see the demands of the fans and reckon it’s too much hassle for the money they can extract. So far, the club has cost Ashley.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #24

    I think it’s actually called discernment. Making an informed choice based on the evidence presented.

    Under KK first time and SBR the product was very good and very watchable. Now it isn’t.

    The difference now is that ash is not knifing you in the back, he’s screwing you left, right and centre to your face. He’s even telling you he has no ambition for the club. At what point do you say hang on a minute….!!!

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  • hibbit

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #25

    mecannylad if that happened it would be great but its not the fans are so quite its unreal i believe charnley is having a very easy ride also

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #26

    no, they see ash asking too much for a fair sale.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #27

    Just had a read of those accounts and it’s pretty much what we already know unless you’re a block head who won’t look at the info.

    This is the bit that is the biggest clue that fat boy restricts our income.

    . Before Ashley arrived Newcastle’s commercial income was at the same level as Tottenham, but the North London club has grown this revenue stream by 47% while Newcastle have fallen by 7%. In the same period Aston Villa have caught up, while West Ham and Sunderland are much closer.

    He’s doing fab on the buisness, so much so commercial income is 7% down on 8 years ago but a club we are on par with has grown 47%, you’d have to be a total idiot to think he runs the club well.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #28

    “The other revenue streams have actually fallen under Ashley’s command with match day revenue decreasing 23% (£8 million) from £34 million to £26 million and commercial income dropping 7% (£2 million) from £28 million to £26 million (though this was also impacted by the outsourcing of the club’s catering operation sin 2009). To be fair, commercial income has grown an impressive £86% in the last two years, but it still has not returned to the pre-Ashley levels.

    Given Ashley’s reputation as a smooth commercial operator, this is highly embarrassing, especially as last year’s accounts included this gem: “Match day and commercial revenue is a key driver, because that’s where the club can compete with – and outperform – its competitors to enhance its spending capabilities.”

    http://swissramble.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/newcastle-united-in-rut.html

    “In a rut” – I’d say.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #29

    B&B

    Can you quantify near on 8 years free advertising in virtually the most watched product in sport.

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  • nufc 11

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #30

    I tell you the idea of fans going away and forming their own club Newcastle City Football Club looks more tempting by the day (Like what Wimbledon AFC fans done some years back) if only they could get it together I know me for one would rather spend my money supporting a project like that. than ever having anything to do with Mike Ashley ever again.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #31

    Charnley deffo has his work cut out selling this club to players this summer. I wonder what vision him and Carr sell the new recruits this time? Or is it going to be the same old stepping stone shop window speil where we go round in another 7 year super market sweep building nout. But hey, just think of the profit and then we can start all over again!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #32

    hibbit

    no one is asking you to give it up indefinetely. I always said a couple of games would make a point that other avenues haven’t achieved. I think it has.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #33

    Blackley/Charlie,
    You simply can’t compare those times to now, we weren’t the 7th richest club in the division or tge 19th richest in the world and at least we tried winning a cup in 74 and 76.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 21, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #34

    prodigy

    exactly that.

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  • hibbit

    Apr 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #35

    nufc 11 my mate has the same plan only he wants to get a group together to take over gateshead were a lot of the work is done………. me i am not sure

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #36

    I honestly don’t see appointing Carver as much of a downgrade on Pardew. I wouldn’t want either steering the ship, but he hasn’t done anything that we haven’t seen before under Pardew. In fact he has us much tighter defensively then this time last year, when we had defenders available.

    The lack of selection options, suspensions and injuries will lead to him being appointed I think. He has had it far harder than Pardew did over the same period.

    Since relegation, when has Ashley ever demonstrated that he is keen to litem to fans opinions, let alone pay the blindest bit of attention to them.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #37

    i think our fans are the most reasonable and patient on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • hibbit

    Apr 21, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #38

    rotonda i gave my tickets up last season …….when ashleys gone i will be back i promise

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 21, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #39

    Rotonda
    You’re getting carried away with this advertising value. If a company approached another prem league club the size of Nufc, Sunderland say, they wouldn’t have to pay megabucks. Look at the shirt sponsorship deals. There not massive. For adverts in the ground for a season my guess would be no more than £5m. Far less than the saving on the interest free loan. Sunderland charge for their advertising and their commercial revenue is far less than ours.

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  • beermonkey

    Apr 21, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #40

    blackley

    if Ashley doesn’t want to spend his billions fair enough

    most fans have waited patiently for the new tv deal to come into play and here we are about to pick up payment number 2 there is near 40 mill in the bank,

    we have the same centre halves we had in the championship all the decent so called purples have gone overall squad quality is poor

    I don’t mind the frugal approach but lets have coaching and people in place to make it work the cash is there to sort it out so why haven’t they

    they say they want to develop our own talent but all the kids coming through are happened by the way the first team is run
    Armstrong should be at a championship club learning his trade but most of the time he is sat on our bench
    Sammy has at the age of 22 only played 70 odd games 25 of them are this season he only had a short spell onloan at boro again kept here with onloan due lack of depth in the squad
    what they say and do a completely diffrent

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