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This Player Backed By Brother To Finally Impress On Tyneside

9:30 am, Thursday, February 25th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 64 Comments

Luuk de Jong came on loan at Newcastle two years ago when he was having a  tough time of it at Borussia Monchengladbach where he was getting much playing time.

But Luuk didn’t do well at all and in 12 appearances for us didn’t score – and didn’t look like scoring for us, but since then he has said he was played out of position at Newcastle.

Well – it was worth a shot as an excuse – excuse the pun.

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Luuk de Jong – while at Newcastle

It looked like Luuk had difficulty handling the physical nature of the Premier League and at that time the Newcastle plan was to bring both Luuk and his brother Siem in that summer.

But we didn’t bother bringing in Luuk but did sign Siem for £6M from Ajax and it was through to be an excellent buy for us.

But Siem hasn’t come through at all and of course last season was a terrible one for him with all those injuries.

But Siem is fit again after that terrible eye injury he suffered in training – and hopefully he can play well for us and help Newcastle survive relegation.

His bother Luuk is backing him and this is what Luuk told the BBC World Service:

“Siem’s had some injuries and for him it’s not been so good at Newcastle but now he’s fit again,” “Siem wants to prove himself also for the team and to show his qualities.”

“He wants to have the chance to show his qualities.” “He’s always a professional guy who will always put the team and won’t think only about himself.”

“If he gets the chance then hopefully he can show the manager that he has to play more often, of course.”

Siem has only played 22 times for Newcastle with two goals since signing for us in the summer of 2014.

As often happens when strikers fail in England his bother Luuk has his career right back on track and he signed on for PSV in the summer of 2014 and since then he’s scored 49 goal;s in just 77 appearance including 23 in 32 games this season.

He helped PSV and then captain Gini Wijnaldum win the Eredevisie last season.

And we dare say if he hadn’t come on loan to Newcastle two years ago we would be interested in signing him now.

He’s always been a favorite of Graham Carr – our Chief Scout.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Injuries · Luuk de Jong · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League · Siem de Jong

64 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dime Bar // Feb 25, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    He needs to get a run of games and be match fit, I cannot see where he fits in the team tbh

  • 2 Rotonda heights // Feb 25, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    How many positive soundbytes have we fielded for these 2, when the harsh reality is that both have done sweet FA for the club while being well remunerated, albeit under z lister management.

    Re – Cisse and Tiote I’d be kind of tempted to cash in on both. Both ALLEGEDLY don’t want to be here, aren’t great for the dressing room and have in recent times got headlines for all the wrong reasons. Their best days have long gone now.

  • 3 The overrated Frenchman // Feb 25, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    “Luuk de Jong was another talented young player who came to Newcastle and withered under the stifling and self-indulgent management style of Alan Pardew. Never able to relinquish his dull-witted and one-dimensional view of how the game should be played, Pardew has always seemed quite prepared to allow promising careers to flounder and fail if it suited him.”

  • 4 mad-serb // Feb 25, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    I think he was never really given a propper chance at Newcastle and is definatly better than Riviera. I remeber a game where he was played in a centre midfield and was asked to man mark someone by Pardew. Go figure.

    He was mostly played as a 10 and not a striker. He did struggle at times but who does not in the first part of coming to England. There has been much bigger flops than him in my opinion and to judge him on his goal return is obsurd given that he played there I think only 2 times in the 12 odd games.

  • 5 Dime Bar // Feb 25, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Mad-serb and De Jong has scored a couple of goals unlike Riviere

  • 6 AncientC // Feb 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    Luuk De Jong didn’t score any goals for Newcastle. Riviere has 3 and should have put away a lot more due to his good pace, closing down and positional play.

    Luuk looked tame and never in danger of scoring for Newcastle.

  • 7 mad-serb // Feb 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    And i think de young was a cheaper option than Riviere if I am not mistaken

  • 8 Lindisfarne // Feb 25, 2016 at 10:33 AM


    What is the source of that quote?

  • 9 mad-serb // Feb 25, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Sometimes i could break predictive text lol de Jong = Young lol

  • 10 Dime Bar // Feb 25, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    Siem De Jong has scored a couple of goals unline Riviere

  • 11 The overrated Frenchman // Feb 25, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Lindisfarne@8. I just made it up and put it in quotation marks so people might be more inclined to read it. Poor form probably. Sorry.

  • 12 jayphoto // Feb 25, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    Think luuk had a raw deal at Newcastle and at BMG. In holland hes always played ad out an out number 9. His strengths are finishing and timing.
    Pardew played him as #10 and once as #8, BMG played him as a deep lying #10 expected to drift wide. Really not his game.
    Id play Siem. Maybe away from home? Has leadership skills and plays closer to the striker. Though he hasn’t played well results seem to inprove when he plays

  • 13 mad-serb // Feb 25, 2016 at 11:06 AM


    I would tent to agree with you on Siem. Gini for all his good he does struggles in the 10 role when you do not have as much of the ball. He just doesnt seem to find the space and the positioning for a 10 when you dont have the ball, where Siem finds space.

    If fit I might start with him away from home and bring gini on in the last 25 minutes when players are tired and when there is more space around for him.

  • 14 JP...from The Rock // Feb 25, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    More of a sicknote than Marcelino!! We have yet to see him play 3 games in a row without an injury! What a joke.

  • 15 Jib // Feb 25, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    The timing of Adam Johnson’s case could prove to be really unfortunate for both him and SAFC.

    With the release today of the Dame Janet Smith’s report on Hall and Saville at the BBC feelings will be running high.

    The search for people and organisations to make an example of will be at a height ,whipping boys will be at a premium .

  • 16 mad-serb // Feb 25, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    The problem at Stoke is who is going to be our strike option and how are we going to set up. With Mitro out I cannot see any of our strikers getting much joy in getting hold of the ball and holding up play against their defence.

    So how will we setup then? Our best bet would be to play through them or with runs in behind? For me it should be Perez upfront, but when he played upfront against Everton they played long ball to him which was just mind blowing.

    I just hope mclaren fixes that issue. He has been given 18 days to figure that out and get a game plan ready. The problem is that he should have tried it on Saturday but instead we decided to give players minutes which is also needed but 3 points are more important for me tbh.

  • 17 Tsunki // Feb 25, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    There’s a bullet whizzing around with SDJ printed on it. Collapsed lung. Eye injury. Weird things happen to him to enable him to pick up wages and little else. Perhaps he’s getting revenge for his brother 🙂

  • 18 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 25, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    Mad serb

    Still think pace will be the best bet v stoke

    Id still be thinking about using gini as a.false 9 with perez and townsend either side. Go 433 or even try Jespers 343.

  • 19 Tsunki // Feb 25, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    Anyone know what to Vollans middle name is btw? Belfast seems to think he’s come back using it

  • 20 Ron Knee // Feb 25, 2016 at 11:52 AM


    Is it an anagram of Dime Bar?

  • 21 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 25, 2016 at 11:52 AM


    His full name is robert james david vollans according to the stuff belfast posted at the weekend. Chancel claimed his name was james david at one point, but I haven’t seen any other posters use those names

  • 22 WWSBRD // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    I don’t really remember Luuk I remember thinking he got very little chance to succeed because of how he was used but that’s about it, he will be a good pub quiz question in the future I bet but that’s about it

    The current de Jong we have is great imo but pointless due to injuries, I don’t think he will make it with us bit part player at best, Gini has already replaced him

  • 23 beermonkey // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:06 PM


    thats him although he has changed his privacy settings

  • 24 mad-serb // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    How did we setup against on Saturday in the friendly from the team news I guess his standard 451 formations?

  • 25 WWSBRD // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:08 PM

    This Rob Vollens thing is getting a bit sinister lads the in depth information being posted about him is a tad far no?

  • 26 Ian Toon // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:14 PM

    This is yet another post now drawn to my attention where Mr Tuff has tried to implicate me – aided and abetted by …..(at present other nameless bloggers) . Being in addition to amongst others: Mr Funk, bollance, Hail Wor Ashley, John Irving, Ernest Hemingway, Sack Llambias, carl and any others unbeknown to me!
    My purpose in posting in this manner at this time is to ask for anyone who has previously or currently posted under any of the above names to make their presence known. I thank you in anticipation.

    7finkler // Apr 4, 2015 at 9:42 AM
    Based on the data I had to hand, Newcastle had a couple of years back the 8th highest turnover of the premier league clubs. With good management, assuming there aren’t huge outstanding debts, that should equate to the 8th highest wages and the 8th in the table. He’s not got them a million miles from that currently.

    It seems that anyone who takes a different view to you is immediately classed as a multiple. I will take it that you are a fan although it seems from reading the blog that this is arguable. As a fan I have to be realistic and expect to never see Newcastle win the league again as long as I live, unless there’s a huge change in our fortunes or the way the Premier League is run. It would take a genius to incrementally
    increase the value of the team year on year and to slowly but surely improve our league standing to the top four and Champions League.
    I think Newcastle fans need to either accept that reality, or speak out to change it. But not to behave like an immature spotty teenager and accuse randomly anyone who comes onto the blog that has an opposing
    view to you.
    You clearly have a lot of time on your hands protecting your flock so why don’t you get involved and do something useful to change things for the club. Rather than behave in your current manner.
    You know it makes sense! I don’t want to read your post match Monday morning quarterback usual clap trap comments.
    If you don’t like it change it and give the blog readers a brake.

  • 27 Ian Toon // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    32Mister Tuff // Apr 4, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    finkler -what a knacker. There are plenty on here I do not agree with and who I do not accuse of being a multiples. It is very clear to me that your last invention -John Irving – was a multiple – invented by our own blog Master Multiple. You need to leave our blog and go and meet some West Ham fans in the pub or write King Percy another letter.
    You have been outed – easily spotted by myself and other posters. Now clear off and leave our blog as you are clearly not a Toon fan -more of a provacateur -trying to wind people up. You are not very intelligent despite your previous hints on the blog that you are – a phoney if I ever saw one. You are a turd that requires to be immediately flushed around the bend.
    Get off our blog now you trickster.

    Release the bloodhounds – he’s on the run.
    High Five jesper.

  • 28 mad-serb // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:20 PM


    I dont really want to comment on it but that and much more has been going on over the last couple of weeks.

    I personally blame the FA for allowing us to mull over that 5-1 thrashing for 18 days. Its been hard for the blog and the sad thing is that people that are all here that have the same interest and that is to Support Our Team have strarted to show more cracks and splits than our defense at times this season.

    So looking forward to the Stoke game and hope that will get us all, the supporters of this great club back to discussing the things we used to discuss which is football related matters. be it good or bad

  • 29 WWSBRD // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    Yeah am right there with ya mate. Am looking forward to being back to NUFC matters

    Stoke is going to be tough fixture Hughes is a good manager but they haven’t been brilliant this season and we were the better team last time we met but Butland was brilliant, my main concern is how we will set up rather than them, possibly being niave though

  • 30 toontaff2 // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    Just for Ian Toon – Let’s do the time warp again……..

  • 31 mad-serb // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:44 PM


    I think Stoke are their for the taking if we get at them and attack them. Take them on physically in the middle of the park.

    Their season sort of came undone a couple of weeks ago when they got knock out of the both cups. They wont make Europe and safe from relegation so to a certain extend their season is sort of done and basicly not much to play for.

    It represents a oppertunity for us and I just hope they take it and have a go. Would like a 433 formation. Tiote and Saviet with Shelvelvey would have enough stell in that centre of the park to give us the platform for a front 3 to attack. question is which front 3 and back 4 🙂

  • 32 Rotonda heights // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    Sunderland: Kone and Khazri,
    leicester: Kante and Mahrez
    WHU: Payet

    what does carr do in France exactly apart from picking out expensve duds.

  • 33 Rotonda heights // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    mad serb

    i wish that would happen but away from home SM just puts the shutters up with the same disastrous results nearly every time.

  • 34 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:49 PM


    I replied to you earlier with my chosen front three, but you ignored me 😀

    Gini as a false 9, townsend and perez either side. Plenty of pace to make up for your solid but not massively mobile MF 3. Could work?

  • 35 Belfast // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    Let’s get this straight.

    I only posted the white pages link because he was accusing me of being a liar.

    I had an email for over week that confirmed it was him and didn’t say anything until I was called a liar.

    No sinister motive and no bullying. Just provided evidence that I wasn’t a liar like anybody else would do.

    Thanks xxx

  • 36 bettyswallocks // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    I think he intends to play Rivière in the holding role , he seems to like him and I suppose he has the attributes to do that job. He’s not found his scoring boots for us but he gives his all and has pace , good control and power so why not give him a go. He looked very strong and determined to prove himself in the friendly when he came on.

  • 37 Ian Toon // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Belfast- If you need a character witness I am your man.
    Do you know a BelfastMagpie 87? Just so I can cross him/her off the investigation. LOL.

  • 38 Jib // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    I’ve got a feeling Mitro could be fit for Stoke.
    One point would be brilliant there.

  • 39 mad-serb // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:01 PM


    I appoligise for not replying but got side track for a moment when I read unfootball related topics and had to get that off my chest first 🙂

    Gini in false nine hmmm difficult one, but I guess it worth a try, could be interesting to see. I was thinking maybe more in the sense of the below.
    gini Townsend

    Just think perez is stronger option to lead the line and gini has played that left forward position more often whereas Perez seems less affective out wide.

    Also its quite funny but Gini tends to drift to the left side when playing as a 10 where as Perez does the opposite by driffting inside when I look at them play.

  • 40 bettyswallocks // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    Belfast….. Quite right too. I would bet everything I own that he’s back for more as Dime bar. Identical comments to TFL and Chancel and the timing of him appearing from nowhere. Come on , does he think we’re all so daft.
    He obviously likes it on here so he should tell the truth and shame the devil. Whether people would then want to engage with him would then be their personal choice.

  • 41 Belfast // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    Just spoke to him at the smoking shelter there now Ian. He’s happy enough to back me up, but only if I do the talking.

  • 42 Ian Toon // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    Belfast Glad I am in your team . Yer this would make a great film – Rising like a Phoenix from the ashes. A legend in your own lunchtime.

  • 43 Mister Tuff // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:11 PM


    Ian Toons’ at it again – give it a rest you saddo – digging up ancient posts -for what purpose.

    If you want folk to come clean on the blog -start with yourself – admit you lied about me being moderated – that would be a good start.

    As for putting yourself up as a character witness – I do not think you’ll have many takers on here. Expanding your offer beyond the blog may get interest from the Yorkshire Ripper, Fred West or Adam Johnson.

    Stop your blog mischief – you sly dog.

  • 44 Ian Toon // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    We’ll change the name. Nickel and Dime.

  • 45 Mister Tuff // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    I suppose if there are going to be name changes proposed on the blog – it makes sense to get the experts in.

  • 46 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    Mad serb

    I suppose as long as those three are used up front, then it wont matter where they start. They can all swap around from time to time.
    I doubt macca will be brave enough, though

  • 47 BandB // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    I can see some people think this has been about trying to get rid of a poster who gets the goat of some posters he targets.
    People think this is childish, and that they are being fair-minded.
    I agree. People shouldn’t be banned frothier opinions.

    This isn’t what we are talking about here. This guy targeted the blog.
    He tried to stop it functioning. It was aimed at ED far more than other posters. And it is ED who has banned him for that reason, not because he’s being nasty to JFA.

    I can’t condone his “catch me if you can” mocking of Ed’s attempts to weed out his Guerrilla Mail and VPN’s, and neither should anyone else. No-one should support Ed being put through all that hassle at his age in the name being “fair-minded” about a destructive brat.

  • 48 toonincheek // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Rotunda –

    Anyone with hindsight can ignore all the cheap/expensive
    failures at other clubs but pick the few players who cost
    little but have been standout this season and lay the
    blame those in control of NUFC for not buying them.

    It’s foresight we need, not hindsight.

  • 49 toonincheek // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    I reckon our problem is confidence – but NOT in the way it’s being offered.

    Our players have enough quality to stay up, for sure – we have a far better squad than half a dozen other clubs.

    Problem is – other clubs KNOW they DON’T have the quality but are prepared to FIGHT for the points to survive.

    And that commitment, that fighting quality, is enough to trump our quality.

  • 50 toonincheek // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:48 PM

    Oh – and has anyone else sent best wishes to Ed on his
    latest positive health report?

    I haven’t seen any – but I could have missed something
    mixed up in all the rubbish that has been posted recently.

  • 51 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:51 PM


    As i am on the mobile version, i cant see the health update. However, if there has been another positive one, then… ED. Thats great news. Best wishes, fella.

  • 52 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:55 PM


    I found the whole thing confusing, not least because of the multiple being seemingly obsessed with JFAs face.
    Whether Chancel was this person, or another unrelated wierdo who had some kind of boutique related agender is beyond me. As for Dime Bar, well he himself has admitted how it looks, but as yet has not stepped out of line imo

  • 53 lochinvar // Feb 25, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Rotonda heights // Feb 25, 2016 at 12:47 PM @32
    Sunderland: Kone and Khazri,
    leicester: Kante and Mahrez
    WHU: Payet
    what does carr do in France exactly apart from picking out expensve duds.

    Are any of the players mentioned above with ( is it ) Mondial (? ) Agency – curious to know what influences might or might not be affecting the decision making

  • 54 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 25, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Must be blog snoozie time 😀

  • 55 nufconceandfuturekings // Feb 25, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    Whilst it’s sometimes unpopular to defend players – a common argument is that they should just get on with things, seeing as they’re paid a fortune [doesn’t work that way – they remain human beings, whether well paid or not] – I believe that Luuk de Jong was never given sufficient chances when he was with us. As per, we were in crisis mode as a team and he was brought in, not match fit, and thrown straight into things and expected to deliver immediately. A similar scenario has since happened with Riviere – I still believe he has potential, had he been given a better start, but likely is on his way in the summer. A shame, for both.

  • 56 Dime Bar // Feb 25, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    Have I done something wrong?

  • 57 SPRINGY // Feb 25, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    i was wondering that dime?….have u commented on here under a different name or something before?

  • 58 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 25, 2016 at 2:44 PM


    Not as far as I can tell, but it’s the whole thing with a recently banned blogger, and the coincidence with your arrival. It means that some people are now convinced you are that banned blogger under a new name, some are suspicious but not convinced, and some are just hoping the blog moves on and recovers from the issue, and are hoping you are who you say you are. I have no problem with you.

  • 59 SPRINGY // Feb 25, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    with regards to rivierre…
    when he came on in the friendly he looked ok tbh….doubt we’ll see the best out of him as he’ll take a while to get back to fitness and lets face it strikers dont get a whole load of chances at newcastle at the minute….to me he has’nt impressed to much but needs games and quality service then he come good…maybe

  • 60 Dime Bar // Feb 25, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Springy no I only found this site at the weekend and joined.

    YouCouldn’tMakeItUp I’m brand new to this site I only found it at the weekend. Tsunki mentioned the whole banned blogger thing and I can see where people are coming from but I am new.

  • 61 mindshaft // Feb 25, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    haha in Bali given there’s no footy … tough life 🙂
    nice to see not so much has changed on here …
    getting a bit fed up of these players saying they know what to do and we’re in a false position … wish they would actually do something about it on the pitch

  • 62 Back Door Man // Feb 25, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    You really couldn’t make it up!

    Johnson’s alleged victim has described his bush as having being shaved; now we have Johnson’s girlfriend in court today confirming he takes his scissors to hack away at the thatch … perhaps, it’s the closest he’ll ever get to aping a Brazilian. I wonder if Johnson had to face an ID parade with his ‘Johnson’ hanging out so the girl could positively identify him?

  • 63 Ravostag // Feb 25, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Neither are or were good enough ( Riviere and De Jong)

  • 64 stripes1009 // Feb 25, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Coincidence or what. We start Siem de Jong against Liverpool and we win. We start him against Spurs and we win ( l know he was withdrawn at half-time). Think we need to give him a run of games at Sissoko’s expense. Siem is a winner. What has Sissoko won? A transfer out f the toon at the end f the season!!! N
    Think we would get more effort out of SDJ…….

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