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.
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?