Star Player Demonstrates He´s A Future Captain Of Newcastle


Newcastle’s man of the Match on Sunday – Georginio Wijnaldum – have given an interview and he comes across as a real team player and simply a class act.

Gini’s also a fantastic player for us and the fee of £14.5M at the moment is looking cheap for what this lad can do for Newcastle United in the future.

The former PSV Eindhoven midfielder became the PSV captain following the retirement of Mark van Bommel and the departure of Kevin Strootman to Roma in the summer of 2013.

georginio-wijnaldum-liverpool

Gini Wijnaldum – future Newcastle captain?

Gini is a very non-assuming kind of guy and in this interview he’s only thinking of the team:

“I always have the faith and the confidence that I will make and score goals from everywhere when I play.”

“But for me I don’t care if I score or don’t score in some games – I just want to win, especially when we’re in this kind of situation we’re in.”

“So I think in this situation you don’t think about yourself, you must think about the team.”

“If you can help the team with goals then this is good but if I don’t score and we win then I am happy also.”

“Yeah, definitely – we spoke very honestly to one another.” “You have to be honest.” “If you want to go further and stand higher in the rankings you have to be honest with each other.”

“Sometimes it’s hard to be honest but the thing is you have to be honest with the team, because then you will go forward.”

The 24 times capped Ditch Intentional had performed poorly in the previous two games but like a lot of his colleagues they were ready for the stiff test against the reds and it was our best win of the season easily – especially since we only have three.

Fabricio Coloccini could well be in his final season at Newcastle unless he plays much better in the second half of the season and Gini would make a great future captain of Newcastle.

The other player who would be in the running to take over as captain would be his Dutch teammate Daryl Janmaat.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

98 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Dec 8, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed,
    I’ve been critical of Janmaat’s defending, but credit to him, he played very well this Sunday. Both FBs played their part thus ‘allowing’ the CBs to play their OWN positions and not babysit the two.

    I like it when Janm communicates with the crowd.

    Also, thanks Steve (or Black or whomever) for doing the huddle. It may seem trivial, but it shows a team spirit and yes, those last words (was it Elliott telling them? That’s what it seemed like) can fire you up.

    On Widji, like I said, he plays well we win. He doesn’t we’re lost.

    0
  • lesh

    Dec 8, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Colo could be in his last season at SJP could he? Could be surely should read should be!

    He’s shown himself to be inconsistent both as a player and captain where in leadership on the pitch and, we are led to believe off it.

    Charnley’s best and probably only fwend seems to be protected but in business, that should never be the case.

    0
  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 8, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #3

    No doubt should be captain! My favourite player along with Ayoze. Janmaat is a close second for captain as he always gives his all on the pitch and for a defender is an inspiration to our players when he constantly bombs forward to make things happen for us.

    0
  • Tsunki

    Dec 8, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Well if that’s the nominations for next captain I think I’ll abstain. Doubt Wino be here that long and Janmaat, like the aforementioned not consistent or ever present in the motivation arena.

    0
  • Tsunki

    Dec 8, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #5

    And again I say captain in midfield, an organiser who can be heard all around the pitch. If only SDJ could stay fit and be in the team regularly, he might be a good shout.

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 8, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #6

    SDJ is the closest to a captain. From the current squad I would prefer to bring in a centre half or dominant all round midfielder who could take the captaincy. Some might be okay, but none are good options on what we have seen of them at NUFC.

    0
  • Jib

    Dec 8, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #7

    For those who do not have pay sport tv.
    Don’t forget there is a free CL game on BT Showcase tonight at 19.30 ————————PSV (Gini’s old club) v CSKA Moscow.
    Channel 59 on normal telly and 548 on Virgin.
    Sorry I don’t know the number on a skybox

    0
  • goommy

    Dec 8, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Give him an armband now!!

    0
  • Our Toon

    Dec 8, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #9

    To much is made of this captain nonsense, we need leaders, they don’t need to be captains but should be able to organise the lads and be vocal no matter where they play or whether they are captain or not

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 8, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Our Toon,
    Ah, ut if we had one of those, or buy one of those they should probably have the armband. You should have leaders in each area of the field, NUFC fans make a lot of the captaincy because we have barely had one since Barton, Nolan, Harper et al were chased out of the club.

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 8, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #11

    *but not ut

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 8, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Our Toon,
    Captain nonsense ??? Viera, Keane, Adams, Terry, a Captain is a huge part of a successful team !

    0
  • SPRINGY

    Dec 8, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #13

    i think if we sign a decent cb i can see colo dropping out of the side fairly quick…especially if he picks up an injury….he’ll not get back in i dont think….he could probably end up being a coach if does’nt head back to argy

    0
  • defenders needed

    Dec 8, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Our Toon you do definatly need a captain to order the team whilst playing otherwise everyone would run around with no order doing there own thing after all the manager is not always in shouting distance of were the action is. So someone needs to be amongst the players who has great leadership to dictate what needs to be done. Like Jail for ashley has said with great leaders comes great results.

    0
  • BandB

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #15

    It’s hard to think of a great team which didn’t have an inspirational and respected captain.

    0
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #16

    I agree Springy. In January window we definitely need a class CB & two good full backs. Injuries at NUFC is a long standing problem. We have 10 first squad out at present & many are long term like Krul, Haidara,Lascelles & sick note Saylor. This is situation that really needs looking hard at. Our defence is on the bare bones yet again!

    0
  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #17

    I think we’ll sign the following:

    Raphael Guerriero – £7m
    Joel Matip – £7m
    Andros Townsend – Loan
    Clement Grenier – £9m
    Berahino – £15m

    Total spend = £38m

    0
  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Give Riviere and Marveaux a chance when they’re ready.

    0
  • Jib

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Someone was asking about Marveaux earlier.
    According to the latest Magpies 24/7 he is doing quite heavy training by himself still – one on one – but is making a good recovery — 4 weeks more

    0
  • SPRINGY

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #20

    jib
    i think it was magpie season,but wanted to know myself cheers for the update

    0
  • clinath@ed

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Didn’t Marveaux ply for the reserves (U21s) last night?

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Clinath,
    Yes, he did. Came off near the end. He also travelled with the squad to Bournemouth I think.

    0
  • clinath@ed

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #23

    Your on late tonight Lil….usually a morning blogger, clocks changed over there for Christmas?

    0
  • BandB

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #24

    You are on late too Clinath.
    About six weeks!

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #25

    Clinath,
    It is planting season, so my day gets a bit messed up. Combination of that and the better half not being in, plus no training tonight. It won’t happen often!

    0
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #26

    @Kets

    Like your list mate but pretty sure Spurs had a bid of about 20 million rejected by West Brom in the summer for Berahino

    0
  • clinath@ed

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Nice one BandB. Yes been a while since I blogged. But I’m here everyday reading all the views put forward, football related or not.
    To be honest the Jib vs Mr Tuff continual bitch fest put me off from commenting on anything football wise….anyway, better people than me seemed to put more succinctly..

    0
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #28

    I think S Mc only “renewed” his captaincy at the start of the season to keep him at NUFC & stop him relinking up with Pards. Should have let him go & signed Virgil van Dijk but obviously Soton are a bigger club than us.WE also lost out to them with Toby Alderwield before he went to Spurs. Still we haven’t got a great track record when it comes to signing CBs – Marcellino, Boumsong, Dabizas, Helder to name just a few. But we do need a good un in the window to cover injuries & possible suspensions. The defernce is on it’s bare bones just at present

    0
  • chuck

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #29

    Yeah, yeah, yeah !
    He’s the best thing since sliced bread.
    Do you guys really watch the game, for people to criticize Colo. who has played well (and did so on Sunday) for this club since he arrived, is no more than idiotic showing your ignorance.

    Wheras to boost Wijnaldum who often goes missing and as a result the entire left side goes with him, all attacking coming from our best players Janmaat and Sissoko via the right.

    An unbalanced side thats lacks an attacking L/ FB plus a real winger, sure Wijnaldum scored, but should be played as the no.10 being both Perez or DeJong have failed to cement that role.

    There are even those who knock the right side pair (the sides hardest working players) Sissoko & Janmaat.

    It appears ignorance rules on these blogs.

    0
  • clinath@ed

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Lilongwe, enjoy your planting then. Btw, could you put a link to your website on here, as I’ve lost it.
    Regarding the TOON, thought Sunday’s performance from everyone was excellent, but being ever the cautious one it does worry me that they only seem to turn it on against the “big” clubs, and when on TV….
    Reminds of a Liverpool side of a few years ago, when full of primadonnas…..

    0
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #31

    We also need to look at a lot of the “also rans” we have on our books. . Need to offload them if anyone will take them & also if we can afford to given our usual “injury crisis”. Really do need everyone fit if we are going to push on after Sunday’s performance. Not sure if Marvaux & Riviere are really good enough even as squad players

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Clinath,
    Ha. It is not exactly enjoyable! Hopefully the rains will be better this year, and it will be more rewarding though.

    Which website mate? I haven’t had a chance to be doing any proper writing recently as I’m busy with my academy/NGO, business and my masters.

    The academy is linked through my name on here, and the tours site is http://www.chigolitours.org

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Chuck,
    It’s a blog, for all Anita played well I thought some of his passing was terrible, differing opinions doesn’t mean ignorance, unless of course you think Mike Ashley is good for the club !

    0
  • jayphoto

    Dec 8, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #34

    Was working on sunday so listened to the match on the Radio rather than watching it!
    The commentator summed up Coloccini completely.
    He said Colocinni on sunday constantly took risks and made blind guesses when it came to positioning and marking that were all paying off and making him look like a world class defender but on another day could have all backfired and cost his side a number of goals.
    If thats not coloccini summed up completely i don’t know what does

    0
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Dec 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Not saying he didn’t play well Sunday but he then has a mare & we get leathered. He’s coming to the end of his sell by date & wouldn’t have been picked against Liverpool if Willo had been fit. Glad because regrettably Willo isn’t Premiership!

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 8, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #36

    chuck,
    Collocini has at times played excellent for the club, so much so he had his own song and made PL team of the year, but over the last few seasons this has become a rarity and his tenure as captain is nothing short of a disgrace.

    0
  • BandB

    Dec 8, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Do you speak Chewa Lil?

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 8, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #38

    Added to the fact he has the worst goals against record of any defender in the history of the PL.

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 8, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Clinath,
    I agree on the match. I said pretty much the same thing yesterday morning. It was the same under Pardew, they always put more effort in against the big clubs and in the glamour matches. We often got a result in them.

    Hopefully that means we turn up next week against Spuds.

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 8, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #40

    BandB,
    A little bit. The area where my farms are the predominant local language is Yao, and I don’t speak much of that either. Most business here is conducted in English though, so most people have a basic grasp of English. Between their English and my Chewa and Yao we can communicate fairly easily.

    0

You must log in to post a comment.