Star’s Strategy – We Need More Ups And Less Downs


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.

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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.

🙂

Comments welcome.


101 comments so far

  • DENIro

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Is it possible that no one previously had not thought of that ??
    He is a genius !!

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  • firebug666

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #2

    So now all the players are being wheeled out with positive messages, to calm the masses and distract any attention from the FF minutes, and any thought of protesting or seeking answers flutter away.

    Who will be next in line to read from an A4 sheet of paper and tell the fans things are better now, we will be more consistent and the results will come?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #3

    We need more ups and less downs. We will be very happy if we survive. No shit Sherlock. No kidding Columbo. Good night. Last one to leave turn the
    lights out.

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #4

    FB

    We’ve not had the pleasure of hearing from the ginger ninja for a while.

    Can’t wait.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #5

    The proof of the pudding and all of that!

    Time for the talking to stop.

    And so on and so on.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #6

    AC

    You right, but I think the new lads deserve a chance, roll out Shelvey and Townsend, everyone will believe them surly!

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  • firebug666

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Essex Geordie Bill

    Now come mate be fair, if they can’t talk a good game what have they got left? They certainly can’t play a good game!

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  • bladeuser

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #8

    and they say footballers are think
    Doh I wonder why
    ASH OUT SMAC OUT COLO OUT SHEEP BAAAAAAAAAAH OUT

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  • DENIro

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #9

    He should explain to Steve few more things..
    If you win, you don’t lose ..
    More points, better position on the table ..
    The ball is round, the sky is blue, etc..

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Football is a game of two halves.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Footballers’ and managers’ favourite word is “obviously”. That’s because just about everything they say is a statement of the bleedin obvious.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #12

    What is needed is a sports psychologist to get their minds right.

    Oh hang on……………………………….!!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #13

    What Bill Shankley said!!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Although with our lot!!!!

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #15

    blackley, great to see u back on 🙂

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #16

    “To play a final at Wembley is a special thing”, says Pellegrini now on Sky Sports. They all do it. The game needs some personalities if it’s going to justify the TV money. Global audiences will start to wither with bland shit like this. You’re in the entertainment business FFS.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #17

    It’s definitely time to roll Cisse out if fit. Let’s be frank here, we haven’t got any proven strikers here have we besides ol’ papiss? And tbf to him, even in his cameos he still got vital goals.

    Time to see if the pace of Townsend and the passing of Shelvey can actually bring back the guy who bagged them for fun when he first landed. We don’t have many options otherwise.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #18

    bladeuser, not so much….

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  • Jib

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #19
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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Hi Dok. I had noticed you were quiet for a while recently.

    I’ve missed some of the multiple stuff and can’t now follow what’s been happening beyond some banning orders. Seems like no bad thing to have missed it.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Jib
    Poorly run clubs don’t find it easy to win. They find it easy to get relegated. The question for the FF is “who here has any skill and expertise in running a successful football club?”

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #22

    Jib

    I for one would be happy to stop whinging and be morre positive.

    Over to you Mr McClaren and the team.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Firebug, I realise it is a typo in comment 6 but seeing them giving their uplifting comments in a surly way would be amusing. 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Just win a few. Simple. I’ll keep my end of the bargain.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #25

    EGB

    These things happen, although it could have been said in a surly way.

    Maybe they should start doing only video interviews so we can hear and see them speak. 🙂

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  • Dime Bar

    Feb 26, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #26

    More positivity from the players but they need to start showing up on the pitch

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  • Fostino

    Feb 26, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Janmaat Taylor colo dummett

    Sissoko shelvey wini townsand

    De jong Perez

    Doumbia..Aarons ..cisse to cone on

    Shite team

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  • Graeme

    Feb 26, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #28

    By the time we play Stoke we will be UNBEATEN for over 3 weeks, having played one and WON one!!! Positivity abounds!!!

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 26, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #29

    100% win rate!

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 26, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #30

    Fostino I concur.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 26, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #31

    The pic of SDJ above was taken shortly before his boat of epilepsy brought on by seeing black and white stripes when pulling his shirt on. Back to the drawing board for poor Siem.

    Meanwhile, the 3d printed eyeball seems to be functioning well.

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  • Jib

    Feb 26, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #32

    News just out
    Marseilles have activated Cabella’s buy out option

    http://www.foot-sur7.fr/302019-om-mercato-cabella-sait-il-jouera-la-saison-prochaine

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 26, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki

    How about a 3D printed Messi?

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 26, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #34

    Essex the 3d printer is occupied with printing out Lee “toffee apples” Charnleys Plan B, no discernible shape visible at this time though.

    Printing…

    Printing…

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 26, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #35

    Bye bye Cabella. The footballers Thauvin.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 26, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #36

    A Different type of Messy then.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 26, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Come on Wales beat the French tonight.

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  • Jib

    Feb 26, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #38

    One under the radar
    Last week Filip Dmitrovic a Serbian 19 year old goalie who plays for SKAustria Klagenfurt (Austrian 2nd division ) was here on trial ( he left yesterday ) PSV also interested.

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  • Jib

    Feb 26, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Welshie
    This game could well be the most entertaining of the 6 nations this year

    Allons enfants de la Patrie,
    Le jour de gloire est arrivé !

    Sorry Welshie I’m shouting for the Frogs tonight (you shout for them when they play us – so don’t complain)

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  • Ian Toon

    Feb 26, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Jib- I read today that Freddie Woodman is likely to go to Arsenal in the summer. A couple of weeks ago I chatted to his dad Andy on the train – he works at Palace- and he said that Freddie is soon to be nineteen and wants to sort out his future. No mention of him leaving the toon but it seems highly likely as his contract will be up.
    He spoke highly of the dilsh – Rob Elliot- who he thought would be our player of the year. He was joking about Pards doing us a favour when Palace come to SJP. I said I wasn’t proud, three points is three points.

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