There’s An Unhappy Camper At Newcastle


Siem de Jong is not a happy camper at Newcastle this season and it’s not surprising as he has been unable to break into the first team and doesn’t even come off the bench in every game – so he is having very little playing time.

And it doesn’t help that’s in a team that is 3rd bottom of the Premier League and fighting against relegation so far this season.

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Siem de Jong – unhappy camper

It cannot be easy for the 26 year-old International especially after last season’s injury woes and his collapsed lung.

This is what Siem had to say to Algemeen Dagblad:

“It sucks, especially because I need the minutes to get into a rhythm and get used to the physical games in the Premier League.”

“It feels a bit like my first years at Ajax. Sometimes you play, then you come on as substitute or you are not part of the squad.”

“There is also the feeling that you have to prove yourself. There is a new coach this season, not the one who bought me.”

“There were also new signings. No, it isn’t the easiest situation.”

Siem is right – it’s not an easy situation at all, but he’s got to do his best and prove he is worth his place in the side.

But we do expect McClaren to try to give Siem playing time from the bench and we are hoping Newcastle will start to pull away from the bottom of the league.

In fact the main (only)  thing for Newcastle this season is to avoid relegation and we are hoping Siem can help us do that.

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188 comments so far

  • toonking

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #1

    repost
    RH

    Actually if you were to look it up in the cambridge dictionary gay can be a definition of happy and so why not give him so sarcasm he likes to get sarcastic himself.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Try scoring

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Tell him to buy a top of the range T5 camper van with all the mod cons hard working Geordies and Fat Ash’s insurance policies have paid him then !

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Replace Siem with Shefki Kuqi!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #5

    We’re going to need top, top players for next season in the Championship! Mike should be aware of that. Hmmm. What is Nile Ranger doing these days?

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  • Belfast

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #6

    There’s not really a place for him in the team in my opinion. The signing of the other Dutch bloke in the summer was bad news for him. Still looks like he’s got something about him but if it’s a straight choice between them the other guy starts every time for me.

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  • toonking

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Looks as though we’ve got another sissoko attituded player in our team this time it’s de jong.

    You want to get back into this team well start getting some goals or start playing as a LW to give wini his chance as the CAM because he’s certainly got more goals i him than you have.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #8

    toonking,
    Get you mixed up with all the other toons r us posters so don’t know who you are !

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  • Belfast

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Not on the left by the way number 10

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Does anyone have Xisco’s mobile number by any chance? Graham Carr has been asking me for it… 😯

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  • AncientC

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Alan Pardew has denied these allegations stating on the Newcastle official website: “Following media reports concerning my player selection for our final game of the season against Liverpool, any suggestion that I colluded and agreed with our loan striker, Loic Remy, that he did not have to play in this game are wholly untrue.

    “To suggest that I considered there to be nothing riding on that game is also completely false. Our final league position was at stake, as was the race for the Barclays Premier League title for our opponents, Liverpool.

    “What is more, each and every one of us associated with the Club was desperate to get a result for our supporters, especially those 2,800 travelling fans who made the journey to Anfield that day.

    “The reality was that Loic had sustained an ankle injury in our game against Cardiff the previous week. The results of an MRI scan conducted after that fixture revealed ligament damage and swelling around the joint.

    “Had Loic been fit then clearly, without question, he would have been selected to play in what was a crucial game like every other.”

    (Come back Pardew, we miss you)

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  • Belfast

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Classic example of our dodgy transfer policy though.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #14

    Hmmmm. I see BandB mate. Well, it’s a good thing I’m looking for Xisco’s mobile number then.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #15

    To be honest though, apart from miss that header and play shyte against Sheff Wed under indtruction what’s he done wrong ?

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  • lesh

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Avoid relegation? The priority?

    Didn’t Ashley say he’d like to win something then he’d sling his hook?

    If that was the case, then let’s hope we win the FA Cup.

    But can he be relied upon to keep his side of the bargain?

    That is the $64000 question!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Where are wor other top, top players of yesteryear? Where is Luque when we need him? Xisco is looking good now as well. That’s the kind of firepower I’m talking about. Ashley will be so pleased if I can get these players back to fill in while we decide what to do in the Championship. Do we stay with the already fabulous Arsenal model? Do we bring in some Austrian pre-teens? What is the plan Mike?

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #18

    the man lies
    he is good at it
    i didn’t get where i am by telling the truth

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  • toonking

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #19

    JFA or should i say tuff or perhaps welsh maybe even a new troll

    get out of that name because it’s been used by another person for years.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #20

    The club should have loaned De Jong out at the start of the season could have meant he would have been properly match fit !

    Still would like to see him in a middle 3 with Tiote and Wijnaldum at the very least at home

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  • lesh

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Geordie 2

    Xisco’s phone number’ll be stored in Jib’s vast knowledge base. Ask him nicely and he might give you it – and Xisco’s number if you’re really nice to him!!

    😉

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Don’t be a negative Nellie lesh mate. We’ve got to trust in Mike. Has he ever let us down before? errrm possibly don’t answer that question…..But look at the excitement building round the club. We may even get a shot on goal against ManU! These are truly exciting times under Mike!

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  • toonking

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #23

    G2

    The loan to palace appears to be more useful than first thought, he’ll be the perfect championship XP.

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  • toonking

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #24

    loan to cardiff*
    sammy

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Good point lesh! I think together we can plan for a bright future in the Championship! We can bring back more top players as well. What about Sol Campbell? He might be available now. Come on Mike. This is your time to shine!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #26

    lesh,
    Please point out where Ashley said he’d like to win something, he said he won’t be leaving until he did, never has a statement filled me with such dread. Met yet another person who thought Ashley was a Geordie today, this is how fcukin private he keeps himself and is the black and white scarf and shite just to make the public think he’s one of us and we deserve him ?

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  • Jib

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Entirely non footy related.

    The guy who gave a start to so many great guitarists – John Mayall is appearing in Eds hometown Raleigh in March

    http://lincolntheatre.com/event/john-mayall-w-bill-carter/

    He’s 82 ffs !!!!!

    I saw him in Spain for his 70th birthday tour and he was tremendous.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #28

    toonking,
    Don’t understand or mai kow chai

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  • BandB

    Jan 4, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Excitement building round the club G2?
    Predictive text obviously had a liddle fiddle in the middle of that word.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 4, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Don’t despair mates! I’ve got lots of other brilliant ideas to share with Mike about wor current dilemma. I’ve been visiting Ashley in the Fuhrer bunker recently. He looks a bit worse for wear I’m afraid. Hiding from his beloved supporters is very tiring apparently. He has all his top people working on wor problems. Kinnear has called in. So has Llambeezee. So am I worried? Never!

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  • toonking

    Jan 4, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #31

    Neither do i mister tuff

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 4, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #32

    You see mates, the key to a brilliant season is to build slowly. That’s what Steve is doing with us. We’re slowly building up a head of steam. Staying under the radar. Then at about the 45 game mark of the league we suddenly spring to life! Huzzah!!!

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 4, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #33

    Hi De Hi

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  • banjax

    Jan 4, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #34

    It’s the sign of a committed player that Siem expresses his frustration at not getting enough plating time, but what he needs to remember is his injury record. He has recovered from a very nasty injury but he has to be patient as Newcastle have been. On the transfer front I hope Newcastle snap up Remy and go guns for Townsend and Shelvey.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 4, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #35

    So you’re feeling it as well BandB mate? The undercurrent of electricity? The certain knowledge that wor Fuhrer will not let us down? Let’s sing together:
    Geordies, Geordies, Uber Alles!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 4, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #36

    I’m now contacting the Austrian pre-teens for Graham. We’ll not be offering a lot in the way of wages of course. We have to make sure such top, top players as Saylor and Obertan keep getting their much deserved dosh. Yes, that’s how you build for the Championship. Well done Mike!

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  • toonking

    Jan 4, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #37

    G2 32

    I kinda like what you thinking there,

    mac will know how to play in the championship, he’s got sammy at cardiff so that he can tell mac how to attack each team and is preparing his secret weapon in adam armstrong and make championship as easy as pie.

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  • wynsleap

    Jan 4, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #38

    Sorry Siem – the only thing that sucks, mate, are your performances. No goals, no speed, no creativity means no chances in the first team. No rocket science!

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  • firebug666

    Jan 4, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Nantes are interested in signing Gabriel Obertan from Newcastle United in the January transfer window, according to France Football.

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 4, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #40

    The only way SDJ will ever play regularly in the EPL is if he issues all the other players with lead boots.
    Sounds like he had problems early days with Ajax as well !

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