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Would You Believe It – Newcastle Defender Back In Dutch Squad

6:39 pm, Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

The Dutch squad for he upcoming games with Belarus and France has been announced and Vurnon Anita has been named in the provisional squad of 29 players.

But there’ no Daryl Janmaat of Watford who sustained a shoulder injury over the weekend that will keep him out for three weeks..

Other players in the squad include former Newcastle target Bas Dost of Sporting Lisbon and former Newcastle player Gini Wijnaldum, who we saw actually working hard in second half in the Liverpool 2-1 win at Chelsea on Friday night.

Of course just like at the end of last season Vurnon Anita has been playing great for us at right back and we think he’s better defensive right-back than Daryl Janmaat.


Vurnon Anita – named in 29 man Netherlands squad

Maybe not as effective in going forward but certainly a better full-back at defending and he very rarely gives the ball away.

The Dutch will have home games against Belarus on 7th October and France on 10th October during the International break.

One reason Daryl seemed to want to leave Newcastle was to keep his place in the national side, but he really didn’t want to play in England’s second division and so he joined Watford last month.

It was best he left when he didn’t want to stay and fight for Newcastle.

No Tim Krul because Tim is still fighting his way back from the awful ACL knee injury he picked up playing for the Netherlands 11 months ago.

Here is the 29 man Holland squad in alphabetical order of last names – no it’s not in order of the best players first:

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United), Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Daley Blind (Manchester United), Jeffrey Bruma (VfL Wolfsburg), Jasper Cillessen (FC Barcelona), Jordy Clasie (Southampton), Virgil van Dijk (Southampton), Bas Dost (Sporting CP), Jorrit Hendrix (PSV), Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Rick Karsdorp (Feyenoord), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moskou), Davy Pröpper (PSV), Bart Ramselaar (PSV), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Maarten Stekelenburg (Everton), Kevin Strootman (AS Roma), Kenny Tete (Ajax),Joël Veltman (Ajax), Ron Vlaar (AZ), Michel Vorm (Tottenham Hotspur), Stefan de Vrij (Lazio), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Jetro Willems (PSV), Jeroen Zoet (PSV)

Tags: International break · International News · Newcastle News · Vurnon Anita · World Cup 2018

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ron Knee // Sep 20, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    That Wijnaldum name looks vaguely familiar.

  • 2 Ibizatoon // Sep 20, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    This is good news. Nice to see international managers looking at in form players, despite the league they may be in.

    Should serve as good motivation for other hopeful internationals within our ranks.

  • 3 Ibizatoon // Sep 20, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    Ron…Didn’t Luuk De Jong holiday in Newcastle once? Seem to recall that name too.

  • 4 Ron Knee // Sep 20, 2016 at 6:44 PM


    We’ve been really lucky with the De Jong clan!

  • 5 Ibizatoon // Sep 20, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Ron…Indeed. Such a shame. Clearly have talent.

  • 6 msk21dec // Sep 20, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Dont know about other teams but newcastle struggle if team isnt balanced with player out of position i.e perez on left. Thats what happened saturday. If benitez plays every1 in their right position we Will be fine

  • 7 Ibizatoon // Sep 20, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    Has everyone got their bingo tickets ready?

    Would it be a ticket? Card? Perhaps a plaque? Bingo plaque, that sounds right.

  • 8 Spoof // Sep 20, 2016 at 6:52 PM


    I had a burst pipe 4 weeks ago and we are still living in hell, frustration get’s to you, I know from Bobbybee earlier that the pressure is finally starting to get to me, sorry for being sharp, I should know better as I have known you for so many years and I know that there isn’t a bad bone in your body, I need a chill pill, legal or otherwise. Float away

  • 9 Ibizatoon // Sep 20, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Spoof…You’re extremely apologetic tonight.

    Seriously, no problem here.

    This place is weird, it gets to us.

    I am still intrigued by “can see what the feeling is without committing” mind 🙂

    Good luck with the burst pipe. 4 weeks and it’s still not sorted? Sounds worse than Spanish plumbers.

  • 10 Ibizatoon // Sep 20, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Spoof…For what it’s worth, imo, you didn’t actually call Bobby anything. You said don’t go down the road of… Somewhat different.

    Anyway, all is sorted, peace reigns, we’re all alive…pass the bucket.

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