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Janmaat – I Love This Club – I Want To Stay

For the new players who arrived at the club last summer, it’s been a very tough first season for them on Tyneside.

After a poor start to the season, in which we gained just four points from our first seven games, we then came away with a great win streak of six games and famously beat Chelsea to end their seven month unbeaten run – the third time running we have beaten Chelsea at home.

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Great action shot of Daryl Janmaat on Sunday

But then Alan Pardew left the club suddenly  to join Crystal Palace, and John Carver came in and we plummeted down the league table and only just avoided relegation last Sunday.

In that time we lost eight league games on the trot – for the first time ever in the Premier League.

Our best signing of last summer and one of our best players in the season just ended was Daryl Janmaat, the Dutch International right back.

And the 25 year-old has come out with some good words for Newcastle fans – that he has no intention of leaving the club.

“I like this club – I love this club already – and I’d love to stay here.” “We’re happy, but we know we have to improve next season as a team and a club.”

“It was a very nice feeling after so many defeats.”  “We needed a win, and it was a nice feeling.” “It was a roller-coaster game – it was up and down – but we had to win it.”

“We knew Hull were playing, and it was important that they didn’t win, but we had it in our hands, and we won the game.”

“That was the best thing we could do – handle the emotions of a tough game.” “I think the fans were fantastic, and they helped us get the three points.”

Janmaat may be  a target for Manchester United and his former Dutch coach Louis van Gaal this summer, we’ll just have to wait and see.

But if Mike Ashley is really going to build a winning team on Tyneside, he will have to stop selling our best players every year.

Janmaat adjusted very quickly to the England game and will only get better next season, but he’s already become a better player since moving to Newcastle for about £5M from Feyenoord last summer.

Daryl became an excellent replacement for Mathieu Debuchy, and he’s not just a good player, but he has very good leadership skills, and could be a future Newcastle captain.

That’s one thing we need at Newcastle and was lacking last season – leadership – Newcastle must bring in players who are leaders and who take responsibility on the field when  things are not going well.

Those are good words from Daryl, and he’s the type of player we must hold onto as hopefully we try to build a trophy winning side over the next year or so.

It’s small wonder that Daryl is already a big favorite with the Newcastle fans, and he seems to be loving it at Newcastle.

That’s great news for Newcastle fans.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    May 30, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Player of the season for me

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 30, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #2

    i think he could make it as a decent footballer seen glimpses of raw talent, can get down line and pulls a mean low cross back – BUT has got to get his lazy side/switching off side out of his game. Needs NEW COACHES to take him to one side and have a word with him because it looks like he ain’t listening to our coaches.

    As for releasing JONAS again Ashley is a PR disaster – should of kept him for a year put him through his coaching badges if that what he wants as he could of been a role model/inspiration for the younger players like SAMMI

  • geordie157

    May 30, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #3

    I still think we need a quality left back or at least a young player to give haidara good competition. So something like.

    Janmaat, Schar, Colo, Mings
    Sissoko, Geis, Colback
    Wijnaldum, Austin, Ayew

  • expatmag

    May 30, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #4


    From what I gave seen of Mings, he is crap.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 30, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #5


    Aye, deffo need a quality left back through the door.

    Some good noises from the players about staying.

    Im dying to find out who is staying and who is going with our CB’s.

    We have a real opportunity with the money available to sort out this defence once and for all.

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 30, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Yup Jaanmat, Dummett and Haidara are the only defenders I would keep. The rest can be moved on ASAP. I would be tempted to say keep Saylor and/or Willo as emergency backup in case of injuries but only as backup!

    We need to get rid of Colo, not the player he was and not captain material at all. Past it.

    We need a quick, strong and commanding CB that already knows the premier league well and isn’t injury prone…Micah Richards springs to mind, I’ve always rated that lad.

    A new LB is needed too. Haidara can’t play every game. We need to strengthen and find him some good competition.

    In midfield we need to rid ourselves from Obertan, Gouffran, Tiote and possibly Vuckic and Abeid.

    Up front We should get rid of Riveire as he is not a goal scorer that much is obvious. Though he does work very hard and holds the ball up well. We need goalscorers and he ain’t one!

    Cisse should be replaced as he offers nothing when he’s not scoring. And Facundo Ferreyra (who?) should be replaced ASAP.

    So in total AT LEAST 9 New Players NEEDED.

  • sweendog

    May 30, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #7

    excellent player, good news, imagine someone like him on the left, shows how good he is

  • Jimmy Mac74

    May 30, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #8


    Good shout – Geiss is a quality DM. Should also be looking at other German clubs. Lars Stindl is also a brilliant option for CM / CAM

  • sickandtired

    May 30, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #9

    And exactly who do you all think is now busy making decisions on who goes, who stays and who arrives?

    There is no Manager/HC and even Carver is on his hols. That leaves Charnley, Carr and of course Ashley. 35% believed this was going to change?

    Same old same old from the regime.

  • Sav

    May 30, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Will we ever see Charnley of the MOTD sofa for his insightful match comments and surgical player assessments…?

  • kilcline

    May 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #11

    At JP from the Rock

    I agree with you say, I would like us to target either English, prem experience, pace and youth.

    What I would do:

    Spend big on shawcross or Williams and make them captain – cb
    Richards – cb
    Robertson – lb
    Huth – cb
    Bryam – future rb

    Remove colo, Taylor and Williamson

    Joe Allen – cm who can pass and control a game
    Phillips – wing
    Lennon/ayew – wing
    Cook and Mowatt – leeds future
    D gray – wing future

    Keep sissoko, colback and Arrons

    Anderlect striker perhaps

    Get rid of cisse, riverie

    Would add pace, prem experience and some excitement.


  • arpeco19

    May 30, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d play 3-5-2 next season with some new signings thrown in.

    ——- Mbemba Lascelles Van Beek——
    Janmaat———————————— Robertson
    —————–Sissoko Grenier Colback—————
    ————————–De Jong (c)—————-

    Darlow, S. Taylor, Richards, Haidara, Abeid, Perez, Ings, Ayew plus a few more to choose from to make up a squad of 25-26.

  • davis_toons

    May 30, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #13


    “So in total AT LEAST 9 New Players NEEDED”

    HA..haha..are you new to the club?

    Mike Ashley Loves to Play DARE.

    He has selected to do the interview RIGHT BEFORE THE FINAL MATCH.

    Talk is CHEAP…e.g.

    ..GUYS good news here.. Mike Ashley have decided to open his 80 million war chest we are going to win something next season. The new head coach will have the says on players and additional 20 million will be for January, just in case the new manager run out of armor..

    Rumors was that we are link with Ronald or Bale..keep it coming..

  • davis_toons

    May 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Which Injury Prone or Free Players are we link with this season?

    List them below. Its the BEST Reference for our club.

    Stop thinking of some kind of players that you felt is good for us to have. We will not get them.

    Its fantasy, keep them in the dreams

    That’s not how this club is run by Mike.


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