Nigel DeJong has been dropped for Holland’s upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Sweden and Moldova.
DeJong – this player is simply a disgrace to football
The Dutch FA have decided to leave him out of their side for the upcoming European qualifying games following his ridiculous foul on Ben Arfa yesterday that broke the 23 year old’s leg in two places.
And yet incompetent referee Martin Atkinson didn’t even blow for a foul – so we could see Newcastle were up against it yesterday right from the start, and that proved to be accurate as Martin refused Newcastle a stone cold penalty in the second half.
Dutch manager Van Marwijk said in the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper today about the dropping of the wild man.
“I just informed the squad and told them I saw no other possibility,”
“I’ve seen the pictures back,” “It was a wild and unnecessary offence. He went in much too hard.””It is unfortunate, especially since he does not need to do it.”
“The funny thing is that the referee did not even show a yellow card for it. Apparently, there are other standards.”
“But I have a problem with the way Nigel needlessly looks to push the limit. I am going to speak to him.”
The Newcastle United club last night confirmed the injury to be a broken tibia and fibula of Ben Arfa’s left leg.
It is not the first time the 25-year-old Dutchman has been criticized for his reckless tackling, having broken Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden right fibula on international duty last March.
And then in the World Cup final he was seen to get away with a chest-high kick on Spain’s Xabi Alonso in the World Cup final – and should have been given a red card for that ridiculous and dangerous “tackle.”
He basically kicked the player in the chest and got away with it.
De Jong was last week named in Van Marwijk’s squad for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Moldova and Sweden, but will now take no part in those games – a fitting gesture from the Dutch FA.
It’s just a great pity that the Assistant Manchester City manager defended DeJong after the game – it’s OK being loyal to your players – but DeJong was a disgrace to football yesterday – and that’s the truth of it.
Manchester City won the game yesterday – but the richest club in the world didn’t win much else on the day.
30 comments so far
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:17 PMComment #1
I hope that he goes into a 50/50 with that Wolves scumbag and they both break their legs.
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:31 PMComment #2
Fantastic news. It’s a small silver lining on an otherwise despicable cloud from Man City yesterday.
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:34 PMComment #3
The FA now need to grow some bollocks and bad him and drop Atkinson, but nothing will happen, again
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:35 PMComment #4
Big kudos to the Dutch FA and thier manager. The English FA should hang thier heads in shame.
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:38 PMComment #5
50/50 whith catermole and both cruches their skuls. Both a disgrace to football.
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:39 PMComment #6
Who was the idiot who jinxed us last week saying “I hope Nolan gets injured and is out for the season”.
Well you got your wish, just a different player.
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:41 PMComment #7
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:41 PMComment #8
NUFC_Richyg01, I can’t remember who it is, but lets hope there is such a thing as karma eh?
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:43 PMComment #9
wonder what would have happen if it had been messi and not ben arfa. The CIA, would get involved wouldn’t they?
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:44 PMComment #10
van Marwijk is correct in what he says about there being different standards regarding the physical side of the game in UK.
A lot of the physical side of the game in UK would never be accepted by the F.A,S in other countries. I,me all for good tackles, and fighting spirit, but in the last few weeks, our competition is starting to become more of a battlefield. First Zammorra, now Ben Arfa, who,s next?
Another factor i think are the ridiculous double standards of the match officials! With the well known clubs always seem to be getting the dodgy decisions, coming out in their favour!
Its almost like they are afraid to make a decision which will upset the home support, of the well known, club with the money.
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:44 PMComment #11
why is man city, paying someone to end players careers. I guess thats the only way they could be title contenders
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:52 PMComment #12
Nigel De Jong, Karma is nasty bitch. And I hope that is not the end of it.
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:59 PMComment #13
Well done the Dutch. I wonder if we will get a response from our own officials in England. Will the Premiership act over De Jong or Atkinson ignoring for a while what was a serious injury and terrible foul?
Oct 4, 2010 at 1:59 PMComment #14
de jong deserves to be banned for six weeks and fined, first he breaks ben arfa’s leg and obviously there was no remorse from him because he threw a kick at tiote later on which the ref let him off with as well.
The F.A. need to review it. still shocked at the refs performance or lack of yesterday.
Oct 4, 2010 at 2:04 PMComment #15
Just out of interest, does anybody know just how much the Mansurs paid Mr Atkinson for yesterdays performance? From thier perspective its money well spent!
Oct 4, 2010 at 2:33 PMComment #16
I am so pleased with the Dutch FA, well played Van Marwijk, it is good to see some respect for players well being, there are enough career threatening injuries without them being deliberately inflicted.
I imagine Mr A is cheep – probably costs less than a course of the laser eye surgery.
Oct 4, 2010 at 2:39 PMComment #17
Pleasantly surprised by what the Dutch FA did. Good job. Fair play to them.
Atkinson has an appalling game, still pissed with his decisions.
Oct 4, 2010 at 2:47 PMComment #18
Good on the Dutch FA.
It’s time our FA and the country’s media had the guts and decency to start a campaign to kick these thugs out of our game. People like De Jong, Henry and Cattermole etc. are doing our Premier League no service by masquerading as footballers.
They should be given excessively lengthy bans which get longer still for each transgression and the managers who can’t control them (or insist on playing them) should be also be hit – with HUGE fines.
Together with an absolutely abysmal (and often suspicious) standard of refereeing it is an extremely sad time for the beautiful game at present, and its followers who only want to see fairness and flair performers.
Oct 4, 2010 at 3:06 PMComment #19
times like this I almost wish Joey Barton was still crazy. Would pay big bucks to see him lay into De Jong…
Oct 4, 2010 at 3:33 PMComment #20
I believe when a player injures another then gje player who caused the injury should be banned as long as the injured player is unable to play. I would love to see it, but club owners would never allow it.
Oct 4, 2010 at 3:34 PMComment #21
Not sure why I typed gje
Oct 4, 2010 at 4:09 PMComment #22
if i’m a raceist then Nigel De Jong’s a wog
Oct 4, 2010 at 4:11 PMComment #23
@ 21 ???? No need
Oct 4, 2010 at 4:30 PMComment #24
De Jong’s career should be over. This sort of behavior cannot be tolerated.
Oct 4, 2010 at 6:40 PMComment #25
first he breaks ben arfa’s leg and obviously there was no remorse from him because he threw a kick at tiote later on which the ref let him off with as well.
There is really something NOT right, if there is no action or mention on this case!!! On DeJong/”Mickey Mouse”
Man City = Money City
Money City = Mickey Mouse
Oct 4, 2010 at 6:45 PMComment #26
Some Dutch Football fans are scolding him a f***3r. And does not want to link him with Holland.
Oct 4, 2010 at 7:01 PMComment #27
Just look at this video. Tell your views
.“I can’t honestly say there was real malice in the challenge, but it didn’t need to be made.”
This word from CH …Seem to be the same case as well for this incident.
Oct 4, 2010 at 8:19 PMComment #28
Irony of it is that it seems the fact that Atkinson didn’t even give a Free for it means the FA disciplinary committee can now rule on it. They may yet deem it reckless and impose a ban – and after Van Marwyk’s clear response, they haven’t much choice but review it. I hope they also call in Atkinson to explain his views on it, as he was close enough to have heard the crack. I for one would like to hear what he has to say.
I know City can just go out and buy whoever they want if they lose a player, but if connecting with the ball with one foot is a licence to break a standing leg with your other, it’s a bad day for football.
Oct 4, 2010 at 9:51 PMComment #29
Great job Dutch coach!! Now all we have to do is shoot this guy
Oct 4, 2010 at 10:10 PMComment #30
Well said Van Marwijk, I can’t imagine anyone connected with the English FA having the cajones to say something like that about one of their players. Just look at Kidd…its symptomatic of the general ‘I never do anything wrong’ mentality in England as a whole