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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

  • Markaccus

    Jul 4, 2017 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #81

    Shire

    Yeah i think i heard them say that. It looked deliberate.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 4, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #82

    Yeah
    Sagan has been chucked out – Cavendish not optimistic on continuing hurt the same shoulder he hurt when coming off his bike when the tour was in Harrogate a couple of years ago.

    Image of screen grab on BBC sport of the elbow to Cavendish

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 4, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #85

    More on nufc.co.uk but I don’t trust myself to try to upload. Riviere, De Jong, Saivet, Rolando all in training in the rain.
    JIB, you goutmouf fool, get the link up, get those Toon training pics sorted!

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 4, 2017 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #87

    When you look at signings like SDJ it’s not surprising the money is tight. We paid £6m for him on a 5 year contract so that’s about £10m total for zero return. He’s not the only one and the worst is we can’t even offload them because of the wages they’re on! On the other hand we’ve made £25m profit on Le Sulk and a good profit on Wijnaldum but that doesn’t seem to count!

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #88

    toontaff

    I wonder how many of them will still be there when the window closes!

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  • hibbit

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #89

    has the football world gone bloody mad ❓

    Leicester have made a £20m bid for Watford striker Troy Deeney, according to the Daily Mirror.

    The report suggests Watford have turned down Leicester’s opening offer but Craig Shakespeare’s side are ready to make another offer after making the 29-year-old a transfer priority.

    It is thought Deeney could be allowed to leave Vicarage Road for £25m .:twisted:

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #90

    hibbit
    Wolves are about to sign Ruben Neves from FC Porto so yes…football has gone mad

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #91

    I would like to see sdj have a cracking season.
    He has had terrible luck so far
    Only thing that worries me is making sure we arnt banking on him incase he is prone to be off sick.

    If theres any doubt after pre season then he has to go.

    Keeping him could free up cash we could spend on a goalscorer..

    I wish him the best of luck.

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #92

    I think we should buy 6 more players
    3 bargain s like atsu and Florence
    A left back less 10 million
    right back for less than 10 million
    A creative midfielder less than 10 million
    A word class winger 30 million
    2 world class striker 30 plus million each
    So this would be my team for next season taking into account players already signed
    Keepers
    Krul
    Darrow
    Elliot
    No need for new keeper imo
    Right backs yedlin gamez chambers
    Left backs dummett Lazar ,Robertson
    Centre backs Florence Clark lacelles mbemba and Hanley
    Imo there is no need to get rid of any centre backs am pretty happy with 5
    Defensive midfielders saivet colback and
    Creative midfielders Jonjo Diame pires

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  • jane

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #93

    Rangers go out of the Europa League to Luxembourg team Progres Niederkorn.

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  • supermac69

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #94

    Seriously though the bloke is worth nee where near that, kind of puts it in perspective when ye see wor budget, relegation has put us back 2 years on the established premier teams so not great business sense mcwimpy…!

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #95

    Progress Niederkorn – isn’t that between the Apfelstrudel and the Kertoffelsalat in Aldi?

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  • hibbit

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #96

    mikeashleyisamackem

    that made me laugh 😛
    “Imo there is no need to get rid of any centre backs am pretty happy with 5
    Defensive midfielders saivet colback
    Creative midfielders Jonjo Diame pires”
    saivet colback Diame prem teams must be shaking in their boots
    oh and when did we sign pires must have missed that ❗

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #97

    Who’s Florence ❓

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  • Blofal

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #98

    To be fair to SDJ his injuries haven’t exceptional circumstances. I mean his eye injury and then a random collapsed lung that even the doctors said was a freak event and will never happen again! How unlucky can the poor man be!

    Rafa shipped most injury prone players out last season and SDJ had the task of proving he could play a full season. He did that so now I hope he gets his chance. He is a very good player imo.

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #99

    how many think colback will still be here ??

    Gotta be due a replacement before long.

    Sooner the better imho

    I want cover for jonjo
    A new goalscorer
    Another cam
    A winger
    A goalie who can kick and catch.

    Not too much to ask for tbf
    @ todays prices nee bova.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #100

    I reckon Rafa likes Colback and will be one of the 25 squad. Really just needs to be more selective and controlled when he chops players down.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #101

    Hibbit

    Yeah, good old Heavy Touch/Elephant leap, we need to swap him for the Hull player.

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  • Jib - Jazzy's mardy bitch

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #102

    Taff
    Been out for a curry

    Sorry your worship

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #103

    Snazzy avatar there Jane – what’s the colour on the tester pot? 🙂

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #104

    Bill
    It the chopping folk down and the goals that are shipped because of it i worry about tbh

    I like the lad and his heart is in the right place but he takes one for the team too often to be blameless imho.

    Mind you with the money players are quoted for atm my 70 mill guesstimate wont go far.

    Unless who can offload wor superdoopper
    Perez to barca/real.

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  • supermac69

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #105

    Touch of class by Freddie woodman sending a letter to the England u20 kitman, he can easily be our no1 in the next 2 years and be there for 10, someone settled and wants be no1 here

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #106

    SDJ is a class act but only issue is his injury record, it’s a big worry. I hope the worst is behind him and he can get a good ore season with good run of games. Very intelligent footballer, good finisher and good movement, he doesn’t need pace.

    If he gets a good pre season in then it’ll be a big tick both confidence wise and in terms of a proper no10. Good luck to him

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #107

    Happy 4th of July Ed! Hope you’re able to enjoy the fireworks down there in NC. We’re off to the neighbour’s house for a barbecue but I’d swap the nicest steak for a Dickson’s saveloy dip or a Greggs flat Cornish pastie any day of the week.

    I’ll be celebrating the first of (hopefully) many signings for the Toon in the next few weeks.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #108

    Grosicki would a very good signing, direct wide man who can cross, quite like the look of him.

    Unfortunately transfer fees will continue to rise with new money coming into the game with the likes of China and with tv deals going through the roof for the likes of the PL, this has an impact globally.

    20m these days is like an offer of 7m about 4 or 5 years ago. I wouldn’t look at prices with the likes of deeney. The only ones who haven’t realised what the new footballing world is us, king of the penny pinch. The sooner we realise and wake up the better, otherwise we could well end up as a yoyo club.

    Bottom line is Ashley needs to go and this window with spending prices proves it more than ever!!

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #109

    Anymore signings on the harizon hibbit or toontaff2 need a couple of players before I fly off again on sunday.

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  • jane

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #110

    your comment at #95 is clever!

    do you want to know the colour so you can paint your walls with it? it looks as if they could do with it 🙂

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  • archaeomag

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #111

    Happy 4th ED

    Latest on our leader.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/04/mike-ashley-sports-direct-bonus-dave-forsey-pay

    Nice way to keep you workers pay down

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  • Nufc-83

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #112

    Why do I keep seeing fans lost positions like full backs, CDM, St and wingers as priority positions when it clearly obvious where the massive hole is in our current set up! We need a cam/no10 as rage plays 1 st and 1 behind we cannot start this season with Diame. If we had a player with creativity who could carry the ball and pick a pass in that no10 role last season we would have walked that league. We need a no10 more than anything. I also think this will be Aaron’s breakthrough season but don’t hold much hope for SDJ tbh. Hope we sign that polish lad on the wing also will improve our squad massively.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #113

    RUNAWAY777
    could very well be but your guess is as good as mine on who and when they will be ❓
    have a good night all

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  • Nufc-83

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #114

    Sorry for terrible spelling wish there was an edit function lol

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  • AncientC

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #115

    archaeomag, interesting link.

    Ashley, who was exposed for paying warehouse staff effectively less than the minimum wage, is alleged to have paid former Sports Direct boss Dave Forsey £1m a year on top of his “official” £150,000 salary as “a side payment so as artificially to cap the wages of other staff”.

    ‘Jeff Blue, a former Merrill Lynch banker and former strategic development director at Sports Direct, said in his evidence that the side payments may explain why Forsey appeared happy to work at the company despite officially being one of the lowest-paid bosses of a publicly listed company in the UK.’

    Strangely enough, Lee Charnley earns the same Dave Forsey, and in similar circumstances, being one of the lowest paid MD’s in the PL.

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  • giimps

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #116

    Siem keeps the ball moving forward quickly, ideal for perez ,Ritchie, Atsu and Gayle….played as a 10 with Shelvey getting the ball to him from anywhere or arriving into the box late to meet crosses from Ritchie/yedders or Aaron’s/Dummet.
    We just need a very good dm and Sweeper keeper
    I see we’ve been reported to put a lowball bid in for bas dost……lowball of €40m , hardly a lowball offer but way below their €60m release clause……it’s getting interesting ladies and gentlemen

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  • AncientC

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #117

    Not forgetting Charnley got a pay rise straight after cutting the wage bill at Newcastle. What a coincidence.

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #118

    Is paying your staff a bonus direct from your wallet legal ?

    What would hmrc say about this ?

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #119

    I nite hibbit catch up with you tomorrow

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  • archaeomag

    Jul 4, 2017 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #120

    @ Ancient
    I bet he has someone to think this stuff up for him

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