Newcastle Player Gets Shock Recall To Holland Squad

We’ve been impressed with the form of Vurnon Anita at the end of last season and so far this season, and Vurnon has had his very first call up for the Holland squad since he joined Newcastle three years ago.

Anita is a shock choice by new Holland manager Danny Blind, and three Newcastle players are in the squad, but just like last year Daryl Janmaat has been omitted from the squad.

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Daryl just needs to get his head down and start playing like he did at Newcastle last season, and he’ll soon get a call-up by Blind and then Newcastle should have four players in the Holland squad.

It’s very good news for Vurnon that he has been recalled, and he could be in for a good season under new coach Stave McClaren since Steve seems to be paying the way the Dutchmen in the squad understand well.

Vurnon played 52 times for all the Dutch youth sides through U21 level, and he has 3 full caps so far for his country.

Holland will play two Euro 2016 qualifiers next month, hosting Iceland on the 3rd of September before travelling to Turkey three days later.

Here’s the Holland squad named by Danny Blind on Friday:

Goalkeepers:Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Jeroen Zoet (PSV), Kenneth Vermeer (Feyenoord)

Defenders:Daley Blind (Manchester United), Jeffrey Bruma (PSV), Virgil van Dijk (Celtic), Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins Indi (FC Porto), Jairo Riedewald (Ajax), Kenny Tete (Ajax), Joel Veltman (Ajax), Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg), Stefan de Vrij (Lazio), Gregory van der Wiel (Paris St Germain)

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (Stoke City), Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United), Marco van Ginkel (Stoke City), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United)

Forwards: Memphis Depay (Manchester United), Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Jeremain Lens (Sunderland), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Robin van Persie (Fenerbahçe) , Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)

Comments welcome.

63 comments so far

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 22, 2015 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Go on Luuk De Jong haha!

    Not sure if Anita deserves this but best of luck with it anyway.. He hasn’t been outstanding to me.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 22, 2015 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #2

    No Fellaini, I have just discovered, so Vurnon I guess will likely hold his place in midfield on merit, but you still have to worry about him and Colback together against the likes of Scweinsteiger, Schneiderlin, Januzay and even Michael Carrick, and surely he won’t be picked at rightback, and risk being isolated and against the pace and power of Depay.

  • JackButler

    Aug 22, 2015 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Anita will come good in a ball playing team, players who are technically gifted were wanted under Pardew as the vast majority of the time they were bypassed by a massive hoof upfield.

    Under SM he will do very well

  • JackButler

    Aug 22, 2015 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #4


    Not wanted

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 22, 2015 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #5

    I see van Gaal says his recent idea is to play Carrick and replace him with Schweinsteiger. So I don’t think their midfield is going to run out of steam. We need to get at them from the off with the new players starting.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 22, 2015 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #6

    A very good player Anita. His ball playing from deep is very crucial for us in building attack. But he needs a bigger and more powerful player beside him. Colback and Anita in centre does not sync.

    A player like an in-form Tiote might be what we need to bring the best of Anita.

  • Magpie Season

    Aug 22, 2015 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #7


    Fellaini is still suspended in the Premier League from last season. This is his last match he is suspended.

  • swemag

    Aug 22, 2015 at 2:19 AM

    Comment #8

    Fellaini plays for a different city, Brussels. It is the capital of Luxemland.

  • armajam

    Aug 22, 2015 at 3:37 AM

    Comment #9

    So no Janmaat tomorrow… Clearly gonna struggle down the right with Memphis bombing down the left. Thinking Mbemba will be Rb, but wot u think of Gini on the right wing, he knows Depay from PSV and maybe could help counteract him? Looks like Sissoko is out so SDJ as no 10?

  • Magpie Season

    Aug 22, 2015 at 3:54 AM

    Comment #10

    Anyone fancy Jonny Evans?

    Apparently he has been told he is free to leave.

  • sing in the corner

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:39 AM

    Comment #11

    This game has come at a bad time for us and I’m not feeling too upbeat about our chances at this stage (there’s rarely a good time to go to Old Trafford for us).
    Ideally we would have Tiote fit and sharp to battle it out in MF – but he’s not even close. Janmaat’s absence is the worst possible timing – not in great form and would have had a tough game. But I fear for someone like Anita or Taylor right side of defence against these.
    So i fully expect us to get overrun IF Man U click into gear. Also predict Anita and Colback will be blamed for trouble in the middle of the park, when the reality they will not be supported by those around them retaining the ball well. SDJ and Sissoko, if fit, give us other important options we just don’t have.
    Having said that Man U are playing poorly and 6 points from 2 belies their form. Not the worst time to be playing them on that front.
    I tend to agree with earlier posts hoping for Mitro to start, with Aarons / Perez to link up with him. Give em something to occupy them…think that’s our best bet. Ifs and buts though…

  • zidane10

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:47 AM

    Comment #12

    anita is a excellent one touch short passing total football type possession player, we used tp play long ball out dated football under pardew so he struggled, only problem for anita is that colback is a long ball champonship type player so he makes anita struggle. anita football brain is too advanced for colback. we should have kept abied and sold colback.

  • zidane10

    Aug 22, 2015 at 4:52 AM

    Comment #13

    i dont understand the criticism for cisse he single handidly saved us from relegation. he needs good service just like shearer needed it, cisse goals per chance and goals per min is the best in the league.

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 22, 2015 at 5:22 AM

    Comment #14

    I cant believe Mcca as a board member is not pushing for signing a CB. He has seen NUFC ever since he stopped playing and he doesnt see we are poor there.

    Abdennour shld b signed by NUFC and a RB back up in Bryam and we will be competitive. Lets not yake experments. Put Competition on Mbemba and Colo.

  • JDdubai

    Aug 22, 2015 at 5:33 AM

    Comment #15

    Sissoko(if fit)-Wini-Aarons

    If sissoko isnt fit then most liekyl Obertan will start, id still bring in Aarons and have Thauvin as sub to come on.
    Mitrovic to start, enough of these pointless sub appearances, lets give him so minutes.
    Think Mbemba is best suited out of what is available to handle Depay.

    Think Man U arent in top form, if we can keep it tight for the first 25mins and not make stupid mistakes then we can definitely create chances. Key is no defensive mistakes.

  • sing in the corner

    Aug 22, 2015 at 5:52 AM

    Comment #16


    Agree..Its the old adage…keep it very tight for the first half hour. Hopefully they won’t come out of the blocks like the old Fergie Man U used to.
    Counter attack with pace. Slim chance today though IMO. Too many holes and fitness / absence issues, the side is not bedded in at all. SM / new coaching regime needs to start having effect soon.

  • sing in the corner

    Aug 22, 2015 at 5:54 AM

    Comment #17

    …and I’m usually over optimistic! 🙂

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 22, 2015 at 5:58 AM

    Comment #18

    Playing Charnely:
    Wijnaldum – 14.5m
    Mitrovic – 12m
    Thauvin – 13m
    Abdennour – 15m
    Sam Bryam – 8m
    Mbemba – 8.5m
    TOTAL = 71m

    Cabella – 7m
    Vuckic – 3m
    Fergie & Bigi – 2m
    Goufrann – 3m
    Marvuex – 3m
    Abeid – 2m
    Santon – 2.5m
    Willo – 2m
    TOTAL = 24.5m

    NET SPENT = 46.5m

    Why keep Marvuex and Gouffann while u can sell them and Get a back up RB. Sell all the other useless players who cant improve our squad and get us defenders. We should have a squad that is competitive and playerz who can play not players on holiday. I think only Willo and Cabella are the only players on sale that can play an EPL game and make an impact we sell them to bring better. The rest are deadwood and are jst in the team to make numbers and on holiday.
    Mcca and Charnely & Carr dont act smart sell the deadwood. We have seen these players for the last 5 yrs wat will make them better. You have bought well now sell well and get us defenders.

    GK: Krul, Darlow, Elliott
    RB: Janmaat, Bryam
    LB: Dummett, Haidara
    CB: Abdennour, Mbemba, Colo, Taylor, Lasceles
    CM: Wijnaldum, Colback, Anita, Tiote
    CAM: Sissoko, De Jong
    RM: Thauvin, Obertan
    LM: Aarons, Perez
    CF: Mitrovic, Cisse, Rivere.

    Darlow, Colo, Anita, Aarons, De Jong, Obertan, Cisse.

  • John Tudor

    Aug 22, 2015 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #19

    one word clueless

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 22, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #20

    McClaren has discussed the defensive situation with managing director Lee Charnley and
    chief scout Graham Carr, but with this summer’s net outlay already standing at more than
    £46m, the trio have concluded that there is no pressing need for further additions ahead of
    the transfer deadline on September 1.
    There is still an outside chance that a defender could arrive in the next ten days, but as
    things stand, McClaren does not anticipate any more signings.
    “We have talked about that (the defensive side of things), but our squad is big enough at the
    moment,” he said. “There are ten days to go so anything can happen, but right now, we sit
    “I’m very pleased with what we’ve got, very pleased. I think that’s it for now, but how many
    times have you heard, ‘That’s it for now’ with ten days of the window to go?
    “We are not expecting, we are not chasing anything. We are not trying to make things
    happen. Usually with ten days to go things might happen, but at the moment we are
    delighted with what we have.”

    Mcca really wen you still have useless players like Marvuex, Goufrann, Bigi, Fergie, Vuckic. Non of those can play right back and cant improve our squad in the EPL.
    Charnely, Carr and Mcca please dont disappoint us without signing defenders pliz atleast one more.
    Willo is not that bad a back up if he is to play one or two games. it will b bad if its a long term injury to starter whic has happened over and over in the last seasons.
    Bring in a CB to put competition on Colo and Mbemba coz they look untouchable and am not convinced with them. No competition for Janmaat either.

    Sell the deadwood and get us defenders (CB and RB)

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 22, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #21

    Not feeling good at all about today. Not an ounce of optimism, this team just feels totally out of sorts to me at the minute.

    It’s going to take time, 10-12 games is about right to see where we are.

    I just hope we don’t get mauled. Arsenal after this aswell.

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #22

    I wld have been really optimistic if we wld have signed another CB. Mbemba and Colo are good defenders but we need a dominant CB in the air. Coz all our goals last season where from the air and we have done nothing to improve it.
    It has happened on 3 occasions now. That makes it 90% of goals conceeded are aerial.

    We have 91% of our tackles so that means we are good on the floor. Its the aerial threat that scares me.

  • expatmag

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #23


    Best me to it

  • expatmag

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #24


  • expatmag

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #25

    Will die

    You must live in cloud cuckoo land, pal

  • expatmag

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #26


    If he sits back, then we will get our usual twatting there.

    They are not that good and I would recommend having a go at them from the start. Play a front 4 of Thauvin, Wijnaldum, Aarons and Mitrovic and get the defence to push up.

  • sing in the corner

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #27

    It was inevitable that this run of fixtures at the start of the season was / is going to be a huge challenge. There’s a massive hangover from last season in particular but also from a few years of underinvestment / thrifty management.
    Its frustrating when you buy good players that you can’t just all hit the ground running and gel and it all comes off well straight away.
    Anyone expecting that to happen just reflects the FIFA / fantasy football / Football Manager age we find ourselves in.
    Players coming from different leagues round the world nowadays annoyingly usually take a while to find their feet.

  • Nufc-83

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #28

    Jack butler I really think you have limited football knowledge based on your support of cisse who is clearly garbage (it’s like playing with 10 men from the start) and your support of Anita. Don’t get me wrong Anita is not the worst player in the team but please tell me what attributes he has in his locker apart from quick passing? For his position he is not strong, good in the air, good in the tackle, good range of passing (apart from 5 yards), can’t dribble, no creative vision, limited shot. Would it be too much to ask for a player who has two or three of these abilities rather than just quick short passing?? I bet you a supporter of overran aswell??

  • Belfast

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #29

    I’m very optimistic for some reason. Probably come back down to earth about one o’clock lol

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #30

    It looks like Mcca knows his targets Top 8 and a cup. but I think he wants to install it in his squad and not put pressure on them quickly. A manager who aint experienced wld b talking abt Top 6 with signings we have made and big up Mcca. he is taking it slow.

    On Anita, If only I get the Anita that played westham but lately I see an Anita Toon_83 has jst described.

  • hibbit

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #31

    nufc 83 interesting comments at this time who would you play in place of anita

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #32


    Im already in damage control mode haha.

    Miracles can happen like! Think we have only won once out of 25 games at Old Trafford. And we have lost our last 7 games on the road!! Scoring only once 🙁

  • Belfast

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #33

    I’ve watched Man Uniteds first 3 games and they aren’t a good side. Rooney always scores against us though.

    For being such a great coach all Van Gal has done is spend spend spend.

  • jazzyp

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #34

    Will die
    I believe Sm is now playing with his cards close to his chest.Chairman’s and presidents across Europe can see that we have been splashing the now with only just over a week left its time to be coy, and deals to be had

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #35

    We have done so well this season why not complete it with the finale pieces of the jigsaw?

    …we have spend so much already!…it could end up being all for nothing! Bring that CB in asap!

  • Mag52

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #36

    We’re not blessed with decent defenders, but I’d put Taylor in at RB rather than Mbemba. He has played there in the past whereas Mbemba hardly at all.
    The central pairing would then be Mbemba and Colo.
    A point today at Old Trafford would be massive, but I’m not optimistic of getting one.

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #37


  • bladeuser

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #38

    Who in there right mind says he is happy with what we have overloaded with mid fielders this was once an England manager and man u coach and he cannot see his defence will eventually get the fans on his back as teams will have a field day what is it with this shifty little club where whatever they always f@:@it up the signings are very good but two class defenders were needed and even I would have been confident that the team could compete for a top eight but no the wally with the brolly gives an over the hill colour an extension where he should have put him on a plane to Argentina he will get him the sack as this defence are cannon fodder

  • sing in the corner

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #39

    Its a big relief Fellaini is out. He’s capable of booting our diminutive guys about at Old Trafford.
    I know the manager has all the info about fitness and recovery at his fingertips and we don’t, but just think it’ll say a lot about SM if he picks Tiote and / or Sissoko for this game, particularly to start. Sissoko’s groin needs more time, Tiote just can’t be fit. He looked like he was moving through wet sand last time out.
    Hope Mitro has sharpened up a bit with another week’s training under his belt.

  • hibbit

    Aug 22, 2015 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #40

    WILL what makes you such an expert on what Mc is think /planing


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