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 – 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.