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Upbeat Janmaat Talks About Playing On Right Wing

Daryl Janmaat could be made into a very decent right winger, as we pointed out in an article we put out last night.

He played well yesterday in that position and scored with a great header in the first half against Lokeren.

We wonder is the Dutch international wants to stay on Tyneside, because he could be employed as a right back or as a winger (or even as a center-back) so Daryl could be very useful to the side in the coming season.

We’re changing our minds about Daryl – we’d like him to stay at Newcastle.

daryl janmaat after scoring

Great shot of Daryl Janmaat after scoring second goal

He played on the right wing in the first half and then in his more familiar right back position in the second half.

This is what Daryl has said on the Newcastle web-site today about playing on the wing:

“It was different but I like it,” “I do it in my own way – I’m not a proper winger but I ‘m a good runner and I tried to make the best of it that I can.”

“I like playing right-back – that’s my place – because I can come from behind to help out the attack.”

“But it’s nice to be able to help out in different positions, to show what I can do there, and I was happy to help the team out with a goal.”

“It was a good game and a good result against a team who play in the Belgian first division, so we’ve got to be satisfied with the way it went.”

“In pre-season you want a good workout and this was another one – we are playing lots of games to try and get back in a rhythm, get fit and be ready for Fulham in a couple of weeks.”

“This was our third game and we are doing OK so far. There are things we can still improve on but we are also doing lots of things well.”

“We are controlling games, we look dangerous in the forward positions and we are scoring goals. It is very important that we are taking our opportunities.”

That sounds really positive coming from the 27 year-old Dutch International, but whether he wants to stay at Newcastle or not, we don’t know.

But Janmaat has handled himself very professionally this preseason and that’s very good to see.

It would be good if we can keep Daryl at the club – after all we are all hoping it’s just one season down below.

Then in a year or two we could have a very strong side under Rafa in the Premier League.

That’s the hope – the real hope for Newcastle fans – with what Rafa Benitez calls his exciting project at Newcastle.

It’s exciting alright.


Howay The Lads.

25 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Jul 24, 2016 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Many management models around today. Centralized management is just one of them, but given today’s complex world, and for many other reasons, that model is being sidelined.
    Beardo need not find talent, develop it and decide on contracts. He could, but you can’t hold that against the club.
    Neck ringing can motivate, but there are drawbacks ?

  • cyprus

    Jul 24, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #2

    On this player, decent, but I’m not sure of his best position. He can’t really defend, so…


    Jul 24, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Pedro bringing home some silverware

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Janmaat would be much better at right wing. Has a decent end product to him, scored yesterday, scored last game against tottenham, also gets assists.

  • Jib

    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Some bloggers on here show strange values and reasoning.
    Last year Pedro and Bob Moncur worked for the regime and and were branded cowardly mercenary lapdogs for working for that wicked nasty Mike Ashley.
    Hey !!
    Guess what ?
    Rafa and his coaches work for Ashley too
    esos cobardes, mercenaria, caniches !!!


    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #6

    U really can’t see the difference?

  • expatmag

    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Dear me

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Peter Beardsley’s Newcastle United Under-21 side secured the Steel Park Cup with a victory over PSV Eindhoven

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #9

    i don’t really remember janmatt getting many assists, the stand out was against whu at home. Other than that struggling to think of many. Janmatt is often very frustrating with his final ball and poor defensively. A kind of right sided santon..still with rafa, who knows.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #10

    I think you need to pluralise mercenaria, ie mercenarias.

  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #11

    it’s evident that Jib doesn’t coyyate context very weyy. He doesn’t always foyyow the logic fuyyy either. You’d think he’d meyyow over time but I’m afraid it’yy be a few miyyenia before he eases back on the sniping.

  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #12

    It might be that poor Pedro has suffered previously in the morbid atmosphere percolating down from Fat Mikes specious appointments and maybe has had to deal with a distinct atmosphere of low or no morale. Yet to be convinced he is a great developer of young talent but I suppose he deserves a run under the Rafagime to see whether it will boost his young charges.

  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Jibs a bit hit and miss, linguisticayyy speaking.

  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #14

    How do you handle ‘como se llama’, Jib? Do you tire of getting answers about Alpacas? 🙂

  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Sam Allardyce drives the England Conference 10am tomorrow, following a full English, plenty of fried bread and a couple of jars of bitter. New fitness and nourishment regime to match the new pace of English National Football. Dig in.

  • Belfast

    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Your comedy is driving the good folk away again.:)

  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #17

    ..and yet here you are, Belfast 😀

  • Belfast

    Jul 24, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Just ignore him folks. 🙂

  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Maybe we should get Welshie back on stage with his award winning side splitting turn “When oh when are these players being signed?” it’s a hoot.

  • Belfast

    Jul 24, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #20

    I’m just passing through. 🙂

  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Speaking of side-splitting turns, has Jesper cracked and come back yet?

  • Belfast

    Jul 24, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #22

    He says he’ll only come back if his demands are met.

    1,Tsunki leaves
    2,Jail for Ashley leaves
    3,manxpie leaves

  • Belfast

    Jul 24, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Non negotiable especially the 3rd one lol

  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 24, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #24

    I’m wondering whether Rafa intends to make Lascelles captain for the whole season. He seems to have all the leadership qualities required and shows genuine passion every time he plays.
    He also seems to command respect from the other lads as he can apparently handle himself. Thinking back to when we played at school and in youth teams it was always the hardest kid that made himself captain and no one argued regardless as to whether he could play or not.
    It seems a lot of responsibility for one so young and maybe Rafa is planning to use him as captain on a rotational basis . He is renowned for rotating his squad to keep them fresh and competing for their place in the team so maybe rotating the captain could be an option.

    It’s surprising that this rotational option hasn’t been suggested and discussed before.

  • sing in the corner

    Jul 24, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Hmmm rotating captains…
    Now there’s an idea. How very continental. Or is it Scandinavian?


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