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Siem de Jong Freely Admits The Obvious

9:44 am, Sunday, December 20th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 68 Comments

Even though Siem de Jong missed a fantastic opportunity yesterday in the home game against Villa, he still got a warm round of applause after he was replaced by Ayoze Perez soon after the miss.

Siem is a very experienced and very honest player and this is how he reacted on Twitter after the game and why the Geordie fans like him so much.

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68 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 20, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Siem…you should have scored I think we can all agree on that, but last night’s poor setup and performance is not going to be measured by your mistake alone.

    Catchy…Colback probably was better at Sunderland. For me he’s a bit pointless actually as he has a good engine, but he adds nothing defensively or offensively.

    He’s good for a booking though!

  • 2 Lindisfarne // Dec 20, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Sting in the tail!!

  • 3 toonbrother // Dec 20, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    unless we get rid of colocinni we will get relegated again

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 20, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    It seems last night the term ‘negative running’ was an education in it self for some…

    …but it sums up Colback pretty much!

  • 5 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 20, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    toonbrother…really? That’s the main problem right now?

  • 6 Tsunki // Dec 20, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Toonbotherer if you got rid of him before yesterday was would have lost.

    I think everyone especially Ed needs to get over this game, it was ruined by the weather full stop. We could easily have lost in such conditions it was disgraceful to play in.

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 20, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Yes Skunki…that weather was really unfair to us 😉

  • 8 catchy in norway // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:07 AM


    I watched palace yesterday, they were awful, a pen and a wonder strike from distance. Football teams cannot survive plying like this, his team have to be close to the top for getting pens this season, and if you take the game against us out of the equation they have the worst goals from open play.
    That says it all for me. He was blessed to have 2 decent CB and 2 good wingers before he went to the club, I’m pretty sure bigger clubs will be after them players, then you will see the real P45

  • 9 catchy in norway // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:08 AM


    I would drop him to be fair

  • 10 magpie6699 // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    toonbrother – the Earth going round the Sun is a fact. Your comment is pure speculation and cannot be a “fact” until the season has ended.
    I thought yesterday was disappointing, but not disastrous. We should have taken our chances and I thought the pitch nullified Sissoko and Gini when they tried to burst away.

  • 11 toontaff2 // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Here come the doom and gloom merchants!
    Despite the weather we created 4 good chances to win comfortably but because Norwich and Bournemouth won it’s moan, moan, moan – bah bloody humbug!

  • 12 posada // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    I have only seen one replay of his chance while at the ground.
    The flight of the ball seemed to be partly blocked by a defender. That made it more difficult.
    These things happen.
    7 points from 2 home and 1 away games.
    It’s kept us in it.
    With the window opening the owner now has the opportunity to sort this out.
    If he does not then he can’t complain if we go down.

  • 13 geordieboy83 // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Morning all

    Disappointed with result, was a horrible game of football that wouldn’t have looked out of place on a Sunday morning.

    Siem missed his chance and I’m gutted, but gini missed a sitter and ayo missed a bit of a sitter too, so we could all be saying great 3 points. I’m not losing any sleep on it, this is the premier league and our last two results prior to this game are a prime example of anybody can beat anybody.

    Positives for me yesterday, crowd superb, mitrovic is a man mountain and the biggest one for me thauvin. When he came on I thought he was brilliant and a constant menace and his delivery bar one was superb

  • 14 Sazzer // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    De Jong managed to find Colo on the corner that we scored.

  • 15 WWSBRD // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Footballs a funny game isn’t it, u say that about Colback yet to me ur describing Anita

  • 16 Jib // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    I haven’t seen anyone give Brad Guzan the credit he deserves for a great game in really difficult conditionns for a goalie – in particular a point blank header from Mitro which he tipped over despite the rain blowing almost horizontally in his eyes.
    I thought we made the bettter fist of playing in those conditions and created far more chances but given the monsoon there was always a chance VIlla would nick something.
    One scrappy away point isn’t going to save their bacon.
    As for the de Jong miss – meh !!!
    There isn’t a top class player who hasn’t missed a sitter – a what the f— ! moment.

  • 17 WWSBRD // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Is de Jong top class like?

  • 18 Jib // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    A tendency to blame one individual for a team’s ills in the manner of Toonbrother and Jesper is evidence of very little actual experience in or with adult team sports.
    In the days when I used to have a season ticket there used to be many fans in the ground did the same – very irritating – I can imagine Blackley and Brownlie being the same type of “fan”.

  • 19 reilly // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    alot of us on here when looking at the december games had us only getting something from the villa game,we have 7 points from 3 games there should be no moaning.
    it would of been 9 points if dejong had of put his chance away.

  • 20 Thump // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    @Jib: Guzan played brilliantly, it has to be said. When Mitro’s first header came in at him (which I think was the first time he was tested) he was straight up for it. Can’t argue with it, like.

    re: Sting missing the header, while it was bad, it was no worse than Mitro’s two miskicks the past two games, or Gini with a poor shot right into Guzan’s hands, or even Perez trying to do too much and curling the ball over the bar. I’m glad he’s back on the pitch and I reckon Sting will come good for us, but he’s lacking confidence and sharpness. That’ll come with time.

  • 21 Jib // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:04 AM


    I think so , he thinks quicker than most.
    Has a great eye for a pass or a run.
    His fitness isn’t quite there yet.

    You may disagree , I’m just grateful you didn’t accuse me of monkey talk.

  • 22 WWSBRD // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Quick? Didn’t think I’d ever hear him described as quick. What ur definition of top class then? Not sure I’ve seen enough of him to really judge his quality

    And monkey talk?

  • 23 Jib // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Quick thinking I said

  • 24 AncientC // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    The match report for the Aston Villa/Man City game which ended in a draw is almost identical reading to ours, with Sterling missing a close range header and city missing 3 or 4 good chances.

    It can happen to anyone, especially in those weather conditions.

  • 25 Jib // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    Monkey talk thing directed at Jesper not you – should have made that clear – soz

  • 26 Ron Knee // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    True, AncientC, but Citeh don’t find themselves in a relegation battle.

  • 27 toon kk // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    The same old problem shone out like a sh.t house door yesterday – no cutting edge in front of goal!

  • 28 WWSBRD // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    My mistake read it wrong, he does seem to make decisions quick but he is very slow in movement, can win a header though and has a good level of control, don’t think he plays well with Mitrovic though

    Fair doos on the monkey thing I must have missed what that’s based on like but I can’t be in on everything

  • 29 Jib // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    What sort of shithouse door do you have ffs !!!!
    Mine doesn’t shine out.

  • 30 toon kk // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Yours is under your top lip and a lot of sh.t comes out of that.

  • 31 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:33 AM

    I think you are starting to look very bitter and foolish continually looking back you are even watching his team play football, what is your obsession, surely watching the mackems getting humped would have been better than watching Palace vs Stoke

  • 32 Jib // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Toonkk’s door

  • 33 Jib // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Jail for Ashley calling someone very bitter and foolish !!!!
    Rearrange these words into a well-known phrase or saying ——-

    the Pot like the Kettle that’s Black calling.

  • 34 Reyantoon // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    Jib – I think Guzan haven’t done anything special apart from good long kicking of the ball from the wet condition when they made back passing. Credit should go to Elliot again for saving 2 or 3
    good chances.If sdj,Perez & Wijnaldum had took their chances,he’d have been monkeyed 🙂

  • 35 catchy in norway // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:52 AM


    I hate the idea of people trying to justify p45 as a good manager just because they are in a good position on the table.
    These people are doing exactly the same thing as they always did, assume just because of a position they play good football. It’s simply not true.
    And Jesus man, pot calling kettle a bit, your existence on this blog is purely based on Ashley. Which IMO is just sad , I’m here for football reasons not business reasons, each clubs fans could give you reasons why there owners are not good for there club.

  • 36 Jib // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    One of the positive things about having a head coach with McClaren’s reputation is other clubs are more assured about lending NUFC their young stars.
    Evidence of this is the rumoured loan to us from Arsenal of Joel Campbell , he’ll probably join us after we play theGunners at the Emirates on 2nd January.

  • 37 toon kk // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    The blog pest, your obviously a sad person who’s on this blog EVERY day with nothing else better to do than try and wind people up.
    Get a grip mate.

  • 38 toonbrother // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    with a bit of analytical thinking future events can be predicted with a high degree of certainty.
    Here are a few facts for you to consider

    1. Colocinni’s weaknesses will be too much of a burden for his teammates to bear for an entire season. fact

    2. With colocinni in the first team, our defence does not work unless we park the bus.fact

    3. Parking the bus entails 11 players including our most potent attacking threats – Gini, Perez, Mitro & Sissoko – having to play deep. fact

    4. Hence Colocini’s presence in the team damages our attack as well as our defence fact

    5. With colo in the team we will go on another losing streak like we did 2nd half of last season,fact

    6. Unlike last season we do not have a cushion of points to absorb the losses. Unless we get rid of Colocinni our fate is sealed. Fact


  • 39 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 20, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    For SDJ to be effective we need a left winger to provide width and a forward with pace and movement ahead of him so ideally in our current squad we would need to play Thauvin and Perez with De Jong for it to work !

    That way we can spread the play to open up teams lost count of the amount of times we had Sissoko and Janmaat attacking against 4 villa players where if we had a left winger on the pitch we could have switched it and been through on goal !!

    Thauvin looked really good when he came on some of his crosses were excellent it also got Wijnaldum more involved in the game because he is out of the loop on the left hand side!

    Feel that was 2 points dropped by poor team selection and poor finishing

  • 40 Rotonda heights // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    did i miss something, i’m pretty sure colo scored or we may well have lost the game.

  • 41 Rotonda heights // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:13 PM


    I guess his obsession is like yours with ashley.

  • 42 Thump // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    @LCBP: The issue with Sting is that he doesn’t have the pace for the league. His vision is great, but he struggles in the counter attacking game we seem to favour at the moment. We need to push higher up the field and try and retain possession in the midfield.

    The alternative is to pull him deeper and let him get more involved in the game. A spine of Sting, Perez and Mitro would be interesting to see, I think.

  • 43 Jib // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    If Colo hadn’t scored we would have got nothing from this game . fact

  • 44 sparky55 // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    toonbrother….I agree with everything you say even if the delivery of the message puts you squarely in the “knob of the day” seat.

    Keep your powder dry mate…January is nearly here.

    It’s very rarely that a defender with no pace, no heart, no organisation skills, no communication skills and no arial ability whatsoever is given the captains armband as a centre half and an extended contract but you must remember this is newcastle United we’re talking about.

    He ain’t going anywhere because such is the poor strength and depth of our squad there is no-one better to replace him.

    If we don’t get a better centre half in the January window then yes we’re in big trouble…but who would you put in his place in the meanwhile.

  • 45 Reyantoon // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    I’m with Rotonda @ post 41 & Jib @post 43.
    Because it’s a fact 🙂

  • 46 Jib // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    I’d love Watford to do the bindippers !!!!

  • 47 Reyantoon // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Stop talking your usual drivels 😀

  • 48 Jib // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    How appropriate Watford have a reindeer in their badge 😀

  • 49 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    Catchy, Rotunda,
    Completely different, Pardew is no longer here, what he is doing with Palace whether it is with good or bad football is irrevelant to this blog. Ashley has now overseen relegation battles with every single manager he has employed, this is not Alan Pardews fault.

  • 50 OneAlanShearer // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    Our problems are we lack pace up front and on the left wing. We need 2 central midfielders both ours are average at best. We need 2 centre backs and a left back.

    If the pitch wasn’t water logged yesterday we would have won that match easily. Plus we missed 3 sitters anyway. It was a freak match but it happens.

  • 51 sparky55 // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    I thought Thauvin’s cameo showed great promise…he’s not great defensively but was very good going forward…let’s hope he can keep that up

  • 52 magpie6699 // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    It’s the curse of the calendar! Whichever player appears on the official calendar each month is either crocked, suspended or has some other disaster e.g. loss of form. December’s picture? – Siem de Jong….

  • 53 sing in the corner // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    Betty asked you last night did you see the Villa game live. I was just wondering, since you didn’t answer, did you?

  • 54 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Jeff…you are like the gift that keeps giving aren’t you?

    Yo…we all see what we wanna see so sometimes it’s rather effective to examine the evidence. I think alot of people have finally figured Colback out. The weakest link so far along with Dummett and Cisse.

    I would say when we examine the votes (I know they are not facts) there’s a clear picture of who among Anita and Colback get the praise.

    So just to be clear you think Anita is the engine and the one who attracts bookings? 😉

  • 55 SPRINGY // Dec 20, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    afternoon all
    disappointed with the result thought we lacked quality in finishing and glad they did’nt start with gestede as we seemed to struggle with his heading ability….but these must know if a player like him comes on to get tighter and stop the crosses but but were tight all night janmaat wasnt close ayew for his goal….cant fault the effort as it tough going…thought thauvin looked decent when he came on,the side looked more balanced….that would help dummet out having someone infront of him as an option if he plays more regular……plenty effort…poor quality….disappointing result

  • 56 SPRINGY // Dec 20, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    just read my comment back and realized my gaff! bad
    try again….
    these players of ours must know if a player like him comes on we have to get tight and stop the crosses which we didnt,we were’nt tight all night#

  • 57 Jail for Ashley // Dec 20, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    Jib calling someone for making mistakes and being completely off the mark
    Rearrange these words into a well-known phrase or saying ——-

    the Pot like the Kettle that’s Black calling.

  • 58 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 20, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Yeah we seem to give the poorer teams lots of space but when we played Liverpool at home we suffocated them for the whole game


    On SDJ yeah he might actually be better playing as the deep lying play maker as he has a great range of passing means he wouldn’t need to run about ha ha

    Bit gutting though if Swansea get a result thats us in the bottom 3 at christmas !!

  • 59 SPRINGY // Dec 20, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    maybe change gini,colback and SDJ?
    normal set up appears to be
    whether its 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-1-1 is up for debate
    but maybe this might be worth a look….
    u’d still get the graft of colback and more balance
    SDJ might be able to influence the game more
    and gini has the pace and quality to help the forward
    depends if SDJ would graft in that position….just a thought

  • 60 Ron Knee // Dec 20, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Watford one up.

  • 61 Spuggy // Dec 20, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Let’s give the guy a break. He’s been seriously injured in forever. Clapsed lung ffs. He’s hardly had a decent run in the team and only when the form is shocking of the whole team. He comes out admits a mistake (which not all players would do).

  • 62 Ron Knee // Dec 20, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Watford two up now.

  • 63 Llort muw // Dec 20, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    This team is what we need for balance…


    dummett really brings nothing to this team, we need an attacking outlet down the left to bring balance so we should try something like this.

  • 64 SPRINGY // Dec 20, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    not havin a gan at him, i actually think he is good player just hes playing with his back to goal alot and for someone with his vision and passing ability seeing whats ahead of him instead of gettin battered in the back by defenders might give him more influence….we have to get players like SDJ perez gini sissoko and mitro on the pitch just theres only so many places/positions available….just trying to make the best of the talent we have

  • 65 SPRINGY // Dec 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    defensively i think dummet has done ok tbh….but going forward is a let down,quality missing,mbabu had a good game at left back and was great to see but not convinced that he’ll be great longterm in that position….but would like to see him get more games where ever he plays looks a talent….maybe cb alongside mbemba…we are needing a good quality player for cb…why not him?

  • 66 mindshaft // Dec 20, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Think Siem has looked okay in the games he’s played – at least he’s looking to pass forward, conditions yesterday made it a terrible game to watch
    Janmatt at fault for goal yet again by standing off player
    Gini, Perez and SDJ all missed sitters

  • 67 goommy // Dec 20, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Your miss is JUST one cause dude. We got clear five chances from Cisse, Mitrovic, Gini, Perez and you in yesterday match so don’t blame yourself too much. Every players must take responsibility all together. We are team. We are NUFC. HWTL!!

  • 68 Moonraker15 // Dec 20, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    It’s not so much that SDJ missed a sitter, though he did, it’s the fact that he is so slow he has to get rid of the ball as soon as he gets possession usually resulting in us losing it.
    He has quality but never quick enough for the EPL unfortunately ! Also he will never be fit enough cos he can’t play 90 minutes!

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