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No Regrets – The Supporters Love Me

8:29 am, Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

If Newcastle can survive this season then we think it could be a good time to change the captaincy for next season and give it to Gini Wijnaldum, as Fabricio Coloccini enters the final year of what will be a 9 year career on Tyneside since joining us from Deportivo for about £10.4M in August, 2008.

That’s one way to keep Gini at the club and also signing his pol from PSV – left Back Jetro Willems – wouldn’t hurt.


Gini Wijnaldum – our best player this season?

That’s assuming we survive – if we are relegated there will be a huge clear-out of players with a number looking to run out of the door asap.

Wijnaldum captained PSV before arriving on Tyneside, he is our top scorer with 9 goals and he continues to show impressive leadership skills.

Everton were after him in the summer, but he chose Newcastle who are again fighting relegation and he was asked in the local press if he regretted moving to Newcastle:

“No, not at all. Of course not.” “It’s a different challenge. I knew at the beginning that it could also be a tough season because last year was also a tough season.”

“I had a good feeling with the choice that I made at the time.”  “I spoke with Lee Charnley and the manager, and they gave me a good feeling about coming to the club.”

“It’s not like it was a choice made over a few hours.” “There were a few days and weeks when I thought about it, and then you make your decision on those feelings.”

“I’m still glad I came to Newcastle. The supporters love me, and I get support from everyone at the club.” “I don’t have regrets,”

“This is another challenge for me, a tough challenge, and now I must show that I’m able to fight in this situation.”

More good words from Georginio.

Wijnaldum already shows a loyalty to Newcastle in what has to have been a tough season for him.

Newcastle need to make some changes in the summer and making Gini our new captain would be a good move.

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Tags: Captain · Coaching · Georginio Wijnaldum · Premier League

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nut meg // Feb 3, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    He’s captain material and the sooner the better.

  • 2 Lew Davies // Feb 3, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    we really need to get through this season and survive in the prem league, before we can even begin to think about next season.
    If we get relegated, he and many others wont be here.
    NOW is the time for courage and to show everyone what he and the rest can do.
    Starting tonight.

  • 3 TroubledToon // Feb 3, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Its not going as per plan for poor ol Thauvin… Sent off within 10 mins of coming on.
    Well, atleast he attempted to get into a challenge there.

  • 4 DicBDownBali // Feb 3, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    11/1 @ Ladbrokes for Gini to score and Toon to win… Worth a gamble?

  • 5 catchy in norway // Feb 3, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    he should be our captain, but i think some big offers might come in for him in the summer

  • 6 welshgeordie9 // Feb 3, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    This player we must keep at all costs, been fantastic this season so we should build this team around him, make him the captain asap, better talker than colo.

  • 7 welshgeordie9 // Feb 3, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    I agree with expat from previous, draw at best, but i do hope we win.

  • 8 Lindisfarne // Feb 3, 2016 at 9:04 AM


  • 9 AncientC // Feb 3, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    Wijnaldum as captain? I think not. Hardly a leader is he.

    Shelvey however…

  • 10 The next Mike Williamson // Feb 3, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    I just hope we keep playing him in the no.10 role that he prefers. Otherwise he’ll have good reason to leave.

  • 11 Lindisfarne // Feb 3, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Down to 11 on the Injury League:

  • 12 davis_toons // Feb 3, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    Gini our coming captain. He is not perfect but got to be him.

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