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It´s Double Dutch Delight For Two Newcastle Stars

9:11 am, Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 2 Comments

Manchester United were knocked out of the Champions League last night when they lost 3-2 at Wolfsburg and PSV won 2-1 at home to CSKA.

PSV finished in second place and two points above Manchester United in Group B with Wolfsburg winning the group.

And with Arsenal facing a struggle to qualify for the knock out stages for the first time since Arsene Wenger took over in 1996 – it could be another poor year for English clubs in Europe.

If we don´t improve we will soon only have three clubs qualify for the Champions League each season and not four.

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Luuk de Jong scores against CSKA last night

PSV won with two goals in the last 12 minutes to win the game and it was former Newcastle loan player Luuk de Jong who scored after 78 minutes and Davy Propper got one after 85 minutes to put the Dutch club through to the knockout rounds.

Well we suppose Manchester United haven´t spent enough money on players since Louis van Gaal came in last year – by our calculations it´s about £150M net spend.


Siem de Jong was happy enough for his brother and was at the game with former PSV captain Gini Wijnaldum – and he tweeted this out:

Luuk is rekindling his career in Holland after his disappointment at Newcastle and since de Jong joined PSV last year he has 45 goals in 67 games –  and 19 goals in 22 games this season.

Both Gini and Siem played well on Sunday for us in the great win over Liverpool – and they would have both been delighted to see PSV progress to the knockout rounds of the Champions League.

Comments welcome.

Tags: European Champions League · European Competition · Georginio Wijnaldum · Luuk de Jong · Newcastle News · Premier League · Siem de Jong

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cyprus // Dec 9, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    You say you don’t want to start another discussion on Pardew, by mentioning him and then providing an opinion mate.

    What you did there is called ‘apophasis’ 🙂

    PS. Pardew please come back

  • 2 Jib // Dec 9, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    “apophasis” means “decision” in Greek

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