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Star Player Knows It’s Now Or Never This Preseason For His Newcastle Career


We don’t know whether Siem de Jong, who was on loan last season at PSV, still has a career at Newcastle but how he plays in preseason will go a long way to answering that question.

We hope Siem can come through because he’s a good technical player who could do a job for us in the Premier league next season.

But his younger brother Luuk found it difficult at Newcastle and Siem has not found it easy since signing on for us three years ago from Ajax for £6M, where he was the captain.

But of course he’s also been hit with lots of injuries although he was fairly injury free last season while on loan at PSV.

28 year-old Siem de Jong – on loan at PSV last season

Siem did quite well at PSV where his brother now plays – and he scored 6 goals in 23 total appearances and helped PSV to 3rd place in the Eredivisie with 76 points, 6 points behind the Champions Feyenoord.

His brother Luuk had a poor time of it last season scoring only 9 goals in 37 appearances, after he had scored a massive 32 goals in 43 appearances the season before.

The two brothers scored about on goal in every four appearances last season for PSV.

PSV did not want to sign Siem at the end of the season and if he doesn’t make it into the Newcastle first team squad for next season (we hope he does) – then he will probably be loaned out again for next season.

Siem has played 26 times with two goals for Newcastle and his contract at the club still has a full three years to run.

Here’s the tweet Siem has put out:

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Note:

One of our readers Alex Wannop is completing in the GN 10K next Sunday and also the GN Run to collect funds for Tiny Lives, because the Trust provided lifesaving care for his son Isaac, when he was born by C-section and in some distress.

The Tiny Lives Trust funds the Special Care Baby Unit at the RVI where Alex’s son Isaac spent the first few weeks of his life.

Alex is appreciative of the work the great doctors and nurses did to save his son’s life and that’s why he’s raising money.

Please support this very worthwhile charity on Alex’s Just Giving page where there are pictures of his son Isaac – thanks.


164 comments so far

  • supermac69

    Jul 4, 2017 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #41

    I grew up in the felling then moved to leam lane, been up here owa 20 years and i must admit I love it, I get to see the inbreds emptying me bins lol, gonna be an exciting season coming and plenty of pelters for the mackems up here, bring it on lol

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  • SPRINGY

    Jul 4, 2017 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #42

    Its ganna be interesting who stays,go’s and gets loaned but its just good to see us sign a player to be honest….was almost like not being invited to the transfer party!!! Lol

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #43

    YoungMag
    No chance

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #45

    archaeomag

    Interesting clip.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #46

    Archeo

    That’s the strangest video I’ve seen of a defender, two tackles a few clearances and a dozen goals. His favourite player must be Phillipe Albert

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  • Bambams

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #47

    Taylor leaving Leeds for Burnley according to sky

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #48

    It has been suggested today that the representatives of Norwich City’s Jacob Murphy could be on their way to Newcastle to discuss a potential deal for the England-U21 winger after a picture was leaked by the players entourage.

    Murphy is represented by New Era Global Sports who posted the following image on their Snapchat today, showing a picture of a train ticket destined for Newcastle with some slightly suggestive emoji’s to boot.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #49

    Heard it all now.
    We have offered 40 million Euros for Bas Dost hahahahahahahaha

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  • toon kk

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #50

    Looking like Rafa has a budget to stick to and he’s having to spend wisely on budget players.

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #51

    40 million Euros for Das Bost 🙄

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #52

    Where’s that from, jazzy?

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #53

    Jornal de Notícias – that well known publication 😮

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #54

    Ron knee

    Ya gotta love the transfer window mate

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #55

    I’m not sure what will happen with SDJ. It’s a bit like Mbemba. They are on the edge. This is their last chance. Rafa will be fair but if they can’t cut it they will both go. It’s going to be competitive, which is best for the club. It’s a good thing they don’t have to compete against midgets like the strikers. A good midget CB and AMF can create havoc…..

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #56

    Has Giroud been spotted yet?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #57

    Journal of Horny Squirrels toontaff mate? What would they know about Das Boot? Harrumph…..

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #58

    toon kk with a Tim Sherwood moment 😆

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #59

    At the end of last week, Newcastle United were once again linked to Sporting striker Bas Dost. A story from newspaper Correio da Manhã made it clear: the striker is only leaving for his €60m release clause and not a penny less.

    We thought it sounded a bit exaggerated, and suggested that Newcastle should offer around €40m and wait for Sporting’s response. But apparently, we were wrong.

    That’s because according to Jornal de Notícias today, Newcastle have indeed made an official offer for the player, of the exact €40m. However, it was turned down.

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    The information is the same: Bas Dost is not leaving if not for the release clause. They don’t say if Newcastle will go back offering more, or even the total amount demanded.

    The Dutchman scored 37 goals last season, so it’s fair to say Sporting have a reason to act tough. He’s proven himself in Germany and Portugal already, so it’s hard to see a player like this moving easily in the current market.

    But have Newcastle United really offered €40m or is it some Sporting PR from the Portuguese press? It’s in the eye of the beholder.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #60

    Apparently SDJ is out six weeks with a severely bent eyelash. Did it putting on his reading glasses the poor devil…….

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #61

    Is 40M euros wise use of the budget do you think toon kk mate? Das Boot is an excellent player but 40M euros? Can we see Ashley giving the big thumbs up to that? That would be the next 3 years transfer budget gone in one shot!

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #62

    Penfold will be in there – 60 million Euros!

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #63

    Ahhhhh that warm fuzzy feeling of a nice comfy old Bas Dost article! Put another one up Ed, for old times sake 😉

    As for C3PO up there, i think he’s run out of spare limbs now, sorry SDJ but you know and we know that train has left the station.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #64

    Hahaha 40mill for Bas Dost hahaha Portuguese papers are great crack

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #65

    Real Madrid and Barcelona have inquired after Ayoze Perez, the Newcastle striker has confirmed.

    The Magpies star scored nine goals and added six assists as the Northern club quickly returned to the Premier League, after a one-year absence.

    ?Perez confirmed that he’s been getting a lot of interest from all quarters, and told El Larguero that Spain’s two biggest clubs were after him.

    He was, in fact, originally asked whether Atletico Madrid had also sent feelers. The 23-year-old, who has become a fan idol at Saint James’ Park, replied that “the best [teams to pursue him] wore a blaugrana shirt.

    “There was some blaugrana [interest], some white [Real Marid].

    “I had the most interest from England, but one needs to work for these things to happen”.

    Ayoze joined the Magpies for just €2 million in 2014. Were Newcastle to sell him on to any La Liga giant, they’ll surely rack up a tidy profit for the former Tenerife youth.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #66

    Actually all any club wanting to sell their player at a good price has to do is pick up Mike’s bar tab.

    He’ll promise any amount after 12 heavies and brace of whisky triple chasers.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #67

    50/50 whether you’ll get £15m off him or a fireplace full of barf.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #68

    Though looking on the bright side it’ll be a better quality technicolour yawn. No sweet corn and carrot no no no – more likely beluga caviar and birds nest soup.

    I like to keep the tone raised.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #69

    Boom got my ticket confirmation. Bout fcuking time!

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #70

    If Perez goes to Spain for any other reason than to visit his auntie I’ll sit in a London pub fireplace.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #71

    Aye bout time shirebrook you’ve been banging our heads in for days you impatient beggar ha ha.

    Last time i renewed i only got me card about a week before the first game. The sending out method is pretty random.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #72

    (sung by Tom Jones of course…)

    Bas Dost
    Bas Dost
    You’re my Bas Dost
    You can sign for Toon
    Actually no you can get lost

    Bas Dost
    Bas Dost… Etc.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #73

    Teatime then i see.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #74

    Why thank you Tsunki. I will now look forward to my card landing on the door mat 😛

    Hasn’t Perez said that he wants to stay despite interest from Spain?

    Bring on the next signing/s ❗

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #75

    Ah well. It was worth coming back om yhe blog this afternoon if for nothing other than Tsunkis Bas Dost song. Or stab sod. Or dos bats. Et.c

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #76

    Florian Lejeune played 34 games for Eibar in La Liga last season

    Newcastle United have signed defender Florian Lejeune from Eibar on a five-year deal for a reported £8.7m.?

    The 26-year-old, who joined Manchester City in 2015 but did not play a game, is the Magpies’ second summer signing after winger Christian Atsu.

    Former France youth international Lejeune has also had spells at Girona and Villarreal.

    “When you have a manager like Rafa Benitez who wants you, you are very happy to come,” he said.

    Benitez added: “If he settles well into English football then I am sure he will be a success and will give us a lot of competition in this area.”

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #77

    MA in High Court tomorrow, I wonder if he would prefer Centre Court.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #78

    anyone watch the Tour de France today see Cavendish taken out by Sagan in the sprint finish – nasty

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #79

    Charlie.
    They’ve sent him packing for that haven’t they?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 4, 2017 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #80

    Charlie

    Just seen that on the news. Sagan has been chucked out apparently

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