Leadership Coming From This Newcastle Player


There is not much leadership coming from John Carver as the head coach these days, and he seems to be too  overwhelmed by the job, and there’s not much leadership coming from captain Fabricio Coloccini, who will probably join his home town club San Lorenzo in the summer, but we have been impressed with what Siem de Jong has said since Saturday’s defeat, and he is definitely a future captain of Newcastle and maybe even for next season.

siem de jong heading ball

Siem de Jong – in action on Saturday

This is some of what a low-key Siem said on nufcTV after the seventh defeat in a row on Saturday:

“The most important thing today was to get points and we didn’t, so I feel sad about that, but a little bit happy about being back on the pitch and being back in the first team.”

“But it’s not about me at this point,  it’s more about the team.” “We started off quite well and got a good goal but just before half time they got a goal.”

“They got the upper hand and then scored two goals.” “I was glad I put it in, but it was a little bit too late.”

“It’s a really important game on Saturday. We just need the points and it doesn’t matter against who, but if you lose against Leicester, of course the teams below you come closer.”

“We know how important it is and hopefully we can turn it around next week.”

Daryl Janmaat is also a possible future captain but we cannot see him at Newcastle come September, because there will be some good ambitious clubs after him, including two managed by Dutch managers – Southampton and Manchester United.

So we think he will be sold to one of those clubs and we’ll get double the money we paid for him last summer.

The first £10M bid will see Mike Ashley do what he loves to do – cash in on his players.

And that will be £5M he’s made off Daryl in a short twelve months, let’s see now, that’s £417K/month – yes – another wonderful deal.

The fact that Daryl has been our best player this season has nothing to do with anything, and Newcastle can always bring in another decent right back for around £3M – or we’ll even splash out £4M if he’s really good.

That’s Mike Ashley’s doctrine for Newcastle, and while our financials look great, his policies have failed miserably over the last eight years and today’s side is probably the worst we have ever had in the Premier League.

We don’t think Mike Ashley is a fit and proper owner for any Premier League club, let alone for Newcastle United.

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141 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 27, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #1

    hobbit…I am truly sorry my phone autocorrects your name to hobbit 🙁

    …I am very sorry!

    *the content of the message was a pun on how the club correspond to us fans 🙂

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  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 27, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Riviere—————Perez
    ————de Jong
    Colback–Abeid–Sissoko
    Anita–Dumm–Jan–Kemen
    ————-Krul

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 27, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #3

    *hibbit

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 27, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Really strange my phone just autocorrect some words…quite randomly!

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  • Pokat

    Apr 27, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Mike if you’re reading this first of all you’re a brave man and second of all this is either make or break for you this summer if we stay up you need a good squad not a punt on a shower of injured nobblers stop playing the tables with nufc. And you might turn the fans around. If you continue we will end up in the championship your club will be worth less than you paid for it the advertising will be worth zero if not toxic and the ground will be half full.

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  • Pokat

    Apr 27, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #6

    Jesper I don’t believe you either haha

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 27, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Carver, Ashley, Charnley – the clues are in the lyrics..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqH21LEmfbQ

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 27, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #8

    Pokat…honest to God I swear!

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  • hibbit

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #9

    jesper apology excepted

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Lindi

    I’m going to sit calm down and write a half a dozen questions, I can’t see them letting me speak to him.
    I tried last week.
    I’ll leave the questions with my address for his answers. Something like.

    Why as a coach of 4yrs to Sammy Ameobi did it take someone else to tell you he could take corners and free kicks?

    Why haven’t you worked or came up with a plan to defend corners and free kicks?

    Why do you publicly slate the players?

    Do you have any idea why the fans have no faith in your ability as a coach or manager?

    Why do you think fans should beleive that things will be different next year after 8 years of miss management at every level of the club?

    Do you realise you’re being used as a shield to deflect the anger directed at Ashley and his puppet Charnley?

    Personally I think you should quit your post before you alienate every NUFC fan in the world, you’re in a no win situation and you’re causing more damadge than good. We understand it’s your dream job but it’s every fans worst nightmare, watching you fumble with a team you can’t organise or motivate.

    You may have known SBR but what do you think he’d tell you to do in this situation?

    Something like that.

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  • geordieviking

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #11

    According to our Daily Mail (southern edition) Charnley has continually apologised to Carver for that state of our squad.
    Doesn’t apologise to the fans though, does he?

    HWTF!!!

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  • Pokat

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #12

    Optimistic you forgot to ask him if he knows he’s old stupid and ugly hahaha bit strong that lad

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  • Pokat

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #13

    Does Charnley regret not doing anything in the January window and shouldn’t have relied on stats saying other clubs don’t buy then? Probably no

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  • geordieviking

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #14

    Pokat,

    Always thought the best time to buy is when others aren’t.

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  • hibbit

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #15

    pokat… other clubs are happy to buy our players in january

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #16

    Pokat

    I think there all fair questions.
    There’s a few more I could ask but he wouldn’t be happy at all.

    I’m open to any other questions people would like to ask.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #17

    Does anyone know where I can find how much we paid in wages during the 2008/09 relegation season?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #18

    OP…How about, do you realise by everyone sticking their head in the sand we’re heading towards relegation?

    Stop taking it personally John and do the right thing. I thought no one is bigger than the club?

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Pretty low of Carver to ask for protection from the crowd and claim he was abused for 90 mins… All accounts seem to say the only one that swore was Carver aswell as the fact that he was loudly slagging off the players throughout the game and even slagged off Armstrong to the crowd…
    Never thought i’d see such a person in charge of this club…
    Even famously hotheaded people like Souness kept their temper to the training ground
    Saying that, this is the guy that had a fight with Bellamy in an airport….

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  • geordieviking

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #20

    Off topic, on my tablet it seems completely random whether Firefox gets the mobile version or the desktop version of the blog (personally hate the mobile version, backwards, no post times and no numbers). It can even change when you refresh a page.
    A specific request for the desktop site has no effect whatsoever?

    Anyone any ideas?

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #21

    Geordie

    Go to the bottom of this page and select mobile or desktop version.

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  • geordieviking

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #22

    OP, read my post again. That does nowt.

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #23

    Really they need to do something for this last 4 games. Even if it just means brining in an experienced head to help Carver. Could even be someone that wouldn’t want the job in the summer. A Venables, even a Harry Redknapp would be worth a boost of changing things up in the club and worth 2-3 points that would keep them safe!
    Personally i’d go begging to Alex Ferguson and offer him whatever he’d want to come in on a consultancy role (not manager or director).
    I’d take Kinnear over Carver…. congratulations Ashley and Charnley. You’ve done it! I actually feel nostalgia about Kinnears time here! Least he only tried to fight the press and not the fans

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #24

    Geordie

    Click the desk top after the page refreshes close it down and re open it, if that doesn’t work nowt will.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #25

    This is almost as if the club are pushing us to a point of desperation, a place where we may be grateful for them doing the absolute minumum.

    Not sure why they’d do that mind…

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #26

    Jay

    Nostalgia towards JFK, we really are up shit creek 🙁

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #27

    OP tech support….you couldn’t make….nah, I’ll leave it.

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #28

    geordie@11
    The quote is: “Managing director Lee Charnley has repeatedly apologised to Carver for leaving him with a threadbare team but at this rate he’ll be saying sorry all the way to the Championship.”
    What’s the source for this, I wonder.

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #29

    I’m taking a guess they’re hoping McLaren misses the playoffs on saturday and will come in for West Brom game?
    Derby at home to Reading and only need a draw so can’t see it myself… but it’d be typical of our club to put all their eggs into a longshot basket

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #30

    Ibiza

    Did you read the link Ciaran posted yesterday?

    Mick is right, there’s a powder keg ready to explode.
    It won’t be pretty when it goes off.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #31

    optimistic prime

    Take him a roll of luxury toilet paper as well, he will surely be sh#tting himself.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #32

    Ibiza

    You wouldn’t would you 😉

    I had nightmares with the same thing on a tablet, I stick to the phone now.
    Less hassle for a technophobe like me.

    Bring back the black board and carrier pidgeon I say!!

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #33

    Lindi
    I’ll take the dog up, it likes licking it’s lips to, might put jc at ease.

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #34

    @OP if possible i think Kinnear talked less s%$t than Carver does…. now theres a record i’d never thought i’d see broken.
    I suppose at least the club competed (drew a lot) under Kinnear.

    I understand Carver has a poor squad to work with. (tho he said he was happy with it in jan) But the suspensions are down to ill discipline at the club.
    The manager names the captain and the captain isn’t standing up. Doesn’t even do interviews…
    The manager picks the side. Even with this threadbare side we’re seeing ludicrous selections like Ryan Taylor over Abeid in centre mid and Anita over taylor/jonas at left back and gouffran and obertan on the pitch ever
    The tactics have been terrible. Carvers attitude has been worse.
    Really shocked more hasn’t been made by press and pundits about his mismanagement.
    Fairplay we’ve had some hard games but an underperforming Spurs and an on the beach Swansea we should have at least competed! We might have poor players but even conference sides can be organised and tough to beat. We’re not even that

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  • geordieviking

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #36

    OP,

    Onlybseems to be a problem on this site, although some other sites seem to be permanently stuck on either desktop or mobile, which is an understandable software bug.
    It’s the where randomness of the blog responses which gets me.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #37

    Well it looks like McLaren is screwing up at Derby enough to get a job with us, if he really screws up and doesn’t make the play off Derby might be incenced enough to sack him and we’ll get him for free.

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  • geordieviking

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #38

    Don’t understand the situation with Abeid. Pardew didn’t like him and tried to sell him, now Carver doesn’t seem to want to play him despite his good performances. Has he got BO?

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #39

    Jail
    And McClaren won’t even have to change Divisions at this rate!

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  • geordieviking

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #40

    Sheer, not what. B***** autocorrect.

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