Newcastle Star Confident Of Big Improvements


Daryl Janmaat was our best player last season in his very first season on Tyneside, and it could be that he becomes the Newcastle captain next season, after he showed some excellent leadership skills both on and off the field.

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Great action shot of Daryl Janmaat

Current skipper Fabricio Coloccini is going into his final season on Tyneside, and it may be a good move for Steve McClaren to bring in a new skipper as a transition that prepares for the Argentine leaving the club as a free agent next summer.

Daryl was one of the few players at the club who played well last season,  and he even played well for John Carver, which a number of our players found difficult.

Maybe it was because John kept blaming them for the poor results, and kept pointing out that a number of them weren’t good enough to be playing for Newcastle, and would be leaving the club in the summer.

That was one of John’s many mistakes when he took over from Alan Pardew this year as head coach.

John surprised a lot of us when he was just not ready for the big time, and showed he has a lot of work to do to improve his man-management skills.

John was fired a few weeks back along with fellow Geordie Steve Stone.

The positive thing for Carver is if he takes a look back at how he managed the club for five months,  he can learn a lot from the mistakes he made.

It would also help him to go through how he managed the players with a management consultant – he could learn a lot from the experience.

That’s the good news for John Carver, who we understand was taken good care of by the club financially for his efforts.

This is what 25 year-old Janmaat has said today,  starting with what he thought of his move to England:

“It was a perfect move for me.” “I like the club and the Premier League. It’s the best competition in the world.” “I made a good decision to come here.”

“Siem de Jong will come back next season and I hope the club brings some good players in.” “I think we will do that, and we can have a good season.”

“We have to make sure this doesn’t happen again – that’s the main thing here,” “We didn’t start the season well, then we had a great run. I think we were fifth in the table at one point.”

“It was like a roller-coaster. We lost eight games in a row, and that was a hard thing.” “That is one thing that can’t happen again.” “We have to improve. I’m confident we can do that.”

Siem de Jong and Rolando Aarons will be like new signings for us, and we also have Jamaal Lascelles and goalkeeper Karl Darlow joining us after being on loan at Nottingham Forest last season.

It’s important that Newcastle sign some good players quickly, and that will help us keep our good players like Daryl at the club.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if some bids came in for him this summer – and maybe one from his former Dutch World Cup coach Louis van Gaal, who is now at Manchester United.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


99 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 30, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Jib,
    Personality flaws aside, Kinnear is far more qualified to be on the board than Moncur, Carr and unless Charnley sticks to the non football side, Charnley.

    McClaren as a Head Coach shouldn’t be on the board. Nor should Carr. They are only there because the club fail to appoint the correct people to implement the structure that they have tried to put in place.

    Having McClaren on the board is completely contradictory to having a role as a Head Coach. He should be involved no more than on the training ground and match days. If they want McClaren to be in charge of more than that he should be manager, and remove a large portion of control from both Carr and Charnley.

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  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh dear
    This just Sports Mole recycling an old Shields Gazette interview given at the end of the season.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jun 30, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #3

    I really rate Janmaat and agree that he was our best player last season – but do you reward someone with the arm band simply for playing well?

    What happened to the one who shows leadership – motivates his team mates – pulls them up when they’re down….

    We don’t have any of those really – so yeah…. give it to Daryl!!!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jun 30, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Lil @1 – HereHere!!!

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  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Lilo
    Unfortunately Joe’s personality flaws tended to blot everything else out.

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  • thevirus

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #6

    Unfortunately daryl I’ve been confident of big improvements for years now but the realisation that absolutely f**k all worthwhile is going to happen with this club has firmly settled in.

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #7

    The “new board” is a nonsense. A fig-leaf to cover Ashley distancing himself from the football decisions in an effort to take himself out of the firing line he suddenly found himself in.

    It appears to still work exactly as Charnley said earlier this year. Carr scouts the players, Charnley finds out what we can can them for, Ashley says yay or nay.
    McClaren can express an opinion, but other considerations will likely take precedence.

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  • Spellcheck

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #8

    That’s one hell of a fig leaf.

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  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Ahhh 50,000 fans — 50,000 opinions

    Another SBR quote

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #10

    And that is the only rational way the structure can work with the current personnel, unless you imagine Carr is actually de facto director of football, or that McClaren is de facto manager, or that Bob Moncur is suddenly an actual executive director.

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  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #11

    Spellcheck
    It only has to cover his willy

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  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #12

    BandB
    May well have it right , maybe they are all Ashley’s creatures , like one of these rubber stamp committees in a totalitarian state.
    I think not , time will tell .
    If BandB is right
    I’ll bare me bum in Fenwicks window and you are all invited.

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #13

    More of a Tudor court.
    Ashley has the rubber stamp.
    More of a Royal Seal, really.

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  • Spellcheck

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #14

    Don’t forget his huge set of balls.

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #15

    Aren’t his balls hanging up somewhere in the trophy room at Rangers?

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  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #16

    Spellcheck
    Yup city commentators say he has big cojones

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #18

    The article is three weeks old.
    I’ll update you.
    The EGM wasn’t explosive, because no-one from Sports Direct turned up, even though they called it at some considerable expense to the club.
    There was a massive vote not to repay Ashley his loan.
    He has since won a temporary injunction preventing the new Rangers board from publishing details of alleged deals done to the detriment of the club and benefit of SD while Ashley was in charge.

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #19

    Next time I rob someone in the street I’ll get them to sign a confidentiality clause before I let them go.

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  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #20

    The age of piece is not the point
    The inference was Rangers have Ashley by the stotts , the reverse would appear to be the case.

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #21

    According to the express which to be fair isn’t the most reliable source of information but anyway they are reporting that Chelsea have bid 12.8m for Stutgart cb Antonio Rudiger.

    We really should be matching that bid as he is young & already a quality cb & will only improve.

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  • lesh

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #22

    Talk of the so called football ‘board’ is a fallacy. Charnley’ll be the only corporate Director with Carr, Moncur and McClaren being no more than members of a committee who are responsible for presenting their recommendations to Ashley for approval.

    As yet, we don’t appear to have a Finance Director to present qualified financial opinion and the trio of Carr, Moncur and McClaren having no executive authority. So, Charnley, unqualified in any meaningful sense, is the one who has the final say on any recommendations the other three make.

    What a way to manage a multi-million pound business. A typical Ashley shambles.

    Speaking of which, one would hope that fan-reps to the Forum will be asking why there’s been no positive transfer activity in the three to four weeks since the season ended.

    Charnley should be questioned vigorously and he’ll be expecting it, so don’t be surprised if he’s unable to attend the Forum.

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  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #23

    Any way no one comes out the ongoing Rangers debacle with any credit.

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #24

    If Ashley was being carried out of the ring spark out on a stretcher, you’d still be holding his arm in the air.

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  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #25

    Mr Magpie
    Someone the other day passed the remark that Chelsea and Man City buy players with no intention of playing them immediately but with the sole purpose of pre-empting their EPL rivals.
    I think this may be one of those.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #26

    ”Revealed third of season tickets unsold: Then claims of 3 Newcastle bids…any link? ”

    Spot on.

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #27

    It’s ridiculous that they are buying their next team, then loaning them out for experience so when they return they can hit the ground running.

    Chelsea have basically have the funds & have found a loophole to buy the best future prospects to ensure they will be top for years to come. If Rudiger signs then him & Zouma as their cb paring for the next 10 years with Ake as backup….crazy!

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  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #28

    Rotonda
    How many of that 1/3 are full annual renewals or just monthly d/d’s do you imagine
    I’ve just done a quick calc working on an average price per ST of £750 and 17,000 failed renewals (worst case scenario), and the figure is less than £13 million , with what they have in the bank I think The Mag are grossly over estimating the clubs worrying about ST sales.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #29

    Jib – you don’t think Ashley is concerned that season ticket sales have dropped??

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  • toonincheek

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #30

    I question the makeup of the NUFC Board.
    That being the executive Board.

    The Football Board is a term coined by MA which
    maybe describes how the football side is supposed
    to work, but I’m sure that term is not given any legal
    status within the club.

    Seems to me Elsie is the only one with executive
    authority.

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #31

    I think his point is that £13m is peanuts to Ashley.
    Which begs the question as to why he can’t part with a few extra million to land some decent players.

    Loyal fans may be voting with their feet. But Ashley is okay.

    To some, that’s just fine.

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  • Graeme

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #32

    Jib, the reality is that almost 7000 have not renewed their season tickets, but those that are placed on the open market have also not been taken up. I guess the total number available will fall a long way short of your estimated 17,000 – unfortunately.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #33

    Board Schmoard. Business as usual. We have the necessary staff required to keep us in the league, no more. The only reason why we might and I say might see some transfer activity over and above the vital bin emptying of substandard players / wage sapping freeloaders is in a paltry attempt to garner some interest in season ticket sales. it’s quite a blow to the cash flow when your up front working capital is falling short by a third. I know Mike CAN afford to be missing a few of those small potatoes, but he doesn’t WANT to, seeing as he’s been aggressively plugging his ‘ self sufficiency’ agenda to excuse the Club’s reticence in player investment.

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  • Graeme

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #34

    BandB – I think Ashley’s complete contempt for the fans has been clearly demonstrated over many years. We are just a necessary inconvenience to his advertising of his tat shops.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #35

    From small potatoes to peanuts. Just think what Monkeys we could get with those….

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #36

    OK let’s say it’s only a paltry measly little £13m. Now someone have a go and explain to me why the man that is Mike Ashley would wave away a sum like that as chump change, and without using the line ‘ because he already has loads more than that’ or the legendary ‘ he chucks more than that on the roulette wheel on a weekend ‘

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #37

    Yeah the clubs definatley not bothered about season tickets renewals.

    Ashley’s interview and the double extension on the st deadline was for shits and giggles.

    Someone must have a job as a roof thatcher, all the straws he grabs at must be for something.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #38

    The poor souls who faithfully, blindly, mindlessly continue attending games can only help to prop up the regime, however you cut the cloth. To all of you who turn up to St James this season and continue to support Mike Ashley’s team, I fully expect you to get what you deserve….

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  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #39

    I did say worst case scenario.
    I’m sure those in the club responsible for sales will be concerned at the slow pick up hence the deadline extensions but nowhere near as concerned as The Mag would like them to be.
    It seems strange that The Mag having gone to the trouble of extracting all that information with percentages for each block etc. , then didn’t go the obvious last step and put a cash figure on it.
    Hey
    Maybe they did
    Realised it wasn’t the nightmare they claimed.
    And , and ,
    Horror,
    whisper it,
    suppressed the info!!!!!!!
    surely those nice folk at the Mag wouldn’t do that , just to put the club they love in a bad light.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 30, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #40

    Puts a plug in the argument that boycotts don’t work. They don’t have to be riotous, horse punching loud mouthed banner waving affairs after all. Just folk quietly voting with their armchairs. Maybe it will prod them into actually doing something proactive for a change.

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