Siem de Jong continued his terrible luck with injuries when he suffered a freak eye injury last month during training and his contact lens broke in his eye and at one point he was in danger of losing the sight in that right eye.
When you consider the injuries the 27 year-old had last season ending in a collapsed lung, you have to think the Gods are against him at Newcastle.
But Siem is fit again and when he played at Tottenham and Liverpool he seemed to add some stability and experience to the side, so he still has a part to play this season in trying to ensure we are safe and don’t end up with a disastrous relegation.
Siem de Jong – in action against Liverpool – he played well
That would be just too hard to take for most fans – especially after what happened last year.
Newcastle went 10 games before the very last game of the season with only a solitary draw and nine defeats.
This is what the fit again Dutch International has said on nufcTV:
“We played a bad game against Chelsea, and a good game before that so it’s been too much up and down.” “We need to get the ups more and the downs less.”
“It’s going to be a really important 12 games, and we know that.” “We have to fight for every point, and we need to get as many points as soon as possible to be safe.”
“That’s not what we hoped for at the beginning of the season, but that’s where we are and we have to fight for that.”
Yes – this season has been so disappointing after we started off so upbeat after spending £52M on four good players last summer and we found out that wasn’t a fluke when Ashley spent another £29M last month on four more players and had a bid of over £21M turned down for West Brom striker Saido Berahino.
Following on from last season it’s been a very difficult season this term – as we’ve been in the doldrums now for a year.
But hey – on the bright side of things – we will be very happy if we can just survive – and then we can start rebuilding for the future this summer, but some changes at Newcastle may need to be made.
It’s hard to say the coaching staff or the Newcastle Board of Directors have covered themselves in glory this season – and we’re not even going to mention the players.
The fans have delivered this season – but they always do.