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Daryl Janmaat Picks Up Knee Injury

10:55 am, Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 24 Comments

Newcastle defender Daryl Janmaat was recalled to the Dutch Squad by new manager Danny Blind for their final two European Championship qualifiers and the 25 year-old has withdrawn from the squad with a knee injury.

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Daryl Janmaat – knee injury

This is bad news for Newcastle since Daryl has been one of our best players this season and we are short of specialist full-backs in the squad.

Kevin Mbabu is out a number of weeks with a hamstring strain, but Paul Dummett and Sadio Haidara are returning from injury with Paul yet to play for the side this season.

The Netherlands play against Kazakhstan in Astana, and then play the following Tuesday against the Czech Republic in Amsterdam.

The Netherlands are currently in 4th place in Group A two points behind Turkey and have their work cut out to make the playoffs.

Only the third-placed side in each group make the playoffs with the top two qualifying automatically.

The Netherlands lost both their last two qualifying games losing 1-0 to Iceland in Amsterdam and 3-0 to Turkey in Konya.

We don’t know the extent of Daryl’s knee injury, but this is not good news for Newcastle.

It’s frustrating when our players go off to play for their countries and come back injured.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Daryl Janmaat · Euro 2016 · Injuries · Newcastle News · Premier League

24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lochinvar // Oct 6, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    David Moyes rejects Sunderland after approach over vacant managerial job… as Sam Allardyce and Sean Dyche also say no

    They must be waiting for a really big and important job to come along then…..

  • 2 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Have you heard yourself? My point concerns the importance of physical fitness to compete at any level of football never mind the EPL.

    So you reply, “If you cannot see that the first half performances against Chelsea and Man City were the best football NUFC has played for 18 months , there is no hope for you my friend .”

    You prove my point and you don’t see it. Let me spell it out. “The first half performance.” Games last 90 minutes not 45 minutes.

  • 3 jayphoto // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Can’t imagine any of those managers benefitting from the Sunderland job. Allardyce’s whole reputation is based around never being relegated. Moyes is a manager that needs 5 years to get it right and Dyche has a good team and chance of promotion at Burnley.
    Difference between us and sunderland is we are in trouble because we have a far too young squad with no PL experience. Sunderland have far too old a squad with too much PL experience and too many miles. Our squad will gain experience over the season, Sunderlands will just get older and more tired.
    Also Ashley has proven that he will give managers unbelievable time and space, every other chairman in the league would have sacked Pardew 3times over at the time. Ellis Short at sunderland is confrontational and trigger happy….

  • 4 cyprus // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    you say players must be able to run like other teams, till they drop. I agreed till I looked into it…

    Interestingly, they do. NUFC are currently 6th in kms covered (average about 11 kms per player!). They just don’t do the ‘right’ running. Therein lies the problem (Steve).

  • 5 jayphoto // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:06 AM

    My bet is the mackems will turn to Nigel Pearson. Probably their 4th or 5th choice. Not sure how that crazy guy will deal with all the pressure though. Operated at Leicester with a squad that he put together that would run through walls for him, he won’t have that at sunderland. Too many big times that have played at bigger clubs and think they are too good to be at sunderland and only came for the money. Their transfer policy makes even ours look competent…

  • 6 cyprus // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:07 AM

  • 7 jayphoto // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    @agree with Cyprus! They aren’t utilising energy in the right way. The reason they are notching up the KM is that we don’t keep the ball well and are constantly chasing it back.

  • 8 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    Toon kk
    You’re on about Colo turning his back because he’s frightened of being hit by the ball. I’ve been banging on about that for ages. When Jayphoto looks at Colo for the Man City goals, he will see that when Aguerro cuts in from the left to shoot, Colo actually steps behind Janmaat to use him as a shield. Never in the history of Newcastle United have I ever seen a player do something like that. Of course I’ve seen wingers and others wimp out of challenges. But never a CB and never a captain. And some people wonder why we’re bottom of the league.

  • 9 jayphoto // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    very interesting that the top 5 in most ground covered are all british players….

  • 10 AncientC // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Dummett will have to come straight into the side at LB.

    I hope McClaren has no hesitations about using Mbabu at RB – McClaren could possibly prove to be stubborn after wrongly subbing Mbabu against Man City.

  • 11 AncientC // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Just read that Mbabu is injured too. Anita at RB at is then – he will not be missed in midfield.

  • 12 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Stats can be used to tell you anything. I’d suggest we cover a lot of miles chasing the ball. Colo runs about like a headless chicken and even runs to hide in case the ball hurts him!

    You’ve got to be fit to play and run with the ball. Fitness shows in the second half of games. We collapse.

  • 13 Lynxie // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Jayphoto @ 7 & B&B @ 8:

    Lads, you have hit the nail firmly on the head with those posts. Decision making, technical ability, and cowardice by the ‘usual suspects’ have got us where we are.
    Sissoko needs to pull his het se and start using his clear ability, Collocini needs to grow a pair, and both Tiote and Cisse need to buck up or f**k off.

  • 14 Jib // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Mbabu was subbed cos he tweaked his hamstring

  • 15 banjax // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    Like Sunderland and Liverpool the ideal time to make major management changes is the next two weeks. But as usual Newcastle fiddle while relegation looms and we run out of games. Let’s put it this way, nothing less than three points against Norwich (McLaren says wins start with Norwich) is acceptable and Changes must be made forthwith starting with McLaren and Charnley.

  • 16 Lynxie // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    As Corporal Jones used to say: ‘DON’T PANIC’!!
    Its two weeks to the Norwich game, lots of niggles and pulls can be put right by then. Janmaat will probably (hopefully) be fine, Colback may be back, and a bit more work on the training ground (Please God let them start training with a football Shteeve..) and we can get points on the board. We go above the Mackems, and they are a nervous wreck in the Derby game, so the whole situation looks brighter. Hope springs eternal. We were very good in the first half vs Man Citeh, if we can keep that up, we have a spot of real optimism.

  • 17 Lynxie // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    Banjax @ 15;
    running out of games? Really?
    30 games left to play, is NOT running out of games………

  • 18 Rotonda heights // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    Jib // Oct 6, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    ”Truth be told old Moussa is a bit of a boring bastard..”
    – – – – – – – – –

    whereas everyone hangs on your every word as you simply ooze charm and charisma.

  • 19 Jib // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    No point in telling this lot not to panic.
    There are two camps on this blog.
    Yes Coloccini has his faults he’s not too vocal and he’s not as quick BUT he is the reason we are moored at the bottom that’s one camp.
    Yes Carr has scouted the odd duffer all scouts do but for the other camp CARR is the reason we are moored to the bottom.
    Football fans on blogs god bless them , their nescience is stunning !!!

  • 20 Jib // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Go and listen to Moussa’s interview , I’m sure your French is good enough.
    He’s asked about Cabella, Thauvin and Hatem ben Arfa and he says not one interesting or insightful thing about them.

  • 21 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:40 AM


    You can’t simply say our fitness and strength is measured by the miles we run. The mileage could in fact prove the opposite.

    One major area where your strength and fitness truly count is in the few seconds to close down, challenge and battle for the ball. Once you’ve got it, you’ve got the other team on the back foot, chasing shadows and racking up the km count.

    Moreover, physical strength fortifies mental strength. Makro has already identified mentality as a key weakness. Look at de Bruynne’s goal in the second half. Where was our midfield tracking back? It wasn’t there. The kid had acres and went unchallenged. It was a disgrace.

    It simply makes no sense not to start the season with spew inducing, killer fitness training. Other teams have it in their lockers; teams which cost much less to assemble than ours.

  • 22 jayphoto // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    Jib -Going to throw it out there that I’m in neither camp. My personal opinion is the club is where it is because of decisions at board level/ownership.
    We signed well this window, but the 4/5 windows before that have been woeful.
    We had 5 years of signing players without the managers input. Therefor continuously ignored the positions that needed filling.
    Club tends to not spend what it should in defensive positions. I put this down to the resale and value increase of defenders being a lot less.
    The position of head coach being given to John Carver was damaging. A losing mentality crept into the club. Ill discipline was rife. There was no philosophy. The board accept defeat too readily which bred down to the managers Carver and Pardew and onto the players.
    On Coloccini, I don’t think he is good enough, but defensively I think Janmaat (though good going forward) and Haidara don’t help the back 4 any and neither does Krul.
    Ashley is the reason we are where we are. The summer window showed some signs things might have changed. I think McClaren and his team will get it right eventually but so many years of mismanagement has taken its toll.
    At the end of the day, neither coloccini nor Carr signs the cheques that buy players or sacks managers. Charnleys inexperience in all areas has hindered. Ashleys willingness to put him in the position is to blame at that.

  • 23 banjax // Oct 6, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    We are already 4 points adrift.
    So how many games would you say before relegation looms ?

  • 24 Lynxie // Oct 6, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    banjax @ 23:
    I would say sometime in February or March. no one ever got relegated in October, not even the woeful and hilarious soap dodgers down the road…….

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