Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

de Jong Expected To Make Debut

de Jong Expected To Make Debut

A training session stands between Siem de Jong starting against Aston Villa on Saturday dinner time or just being on the bench.

The Dutch international midfielder, who impressed so much during the early part of pre season has shook off his calf strain to be included in the squad that travels to Birmingham.

With the added pressure of being predicted to be one of Alan Pardew's best ever signings for us, the former Ajax player has been warned that his place isn't guaranteed.

Pardew said:

He is keen to start but we will have to wait and see if he is ready.

Siem`s enthusiasm is good and his CV and quality speak for themselves. Hopefully, he can produce a great season for us.

But he has to earn the right to play. Whether he is 100 per cent for the weekend, I am not sure.


Pardew previously compared de Jong to being as close to Teddy Sheringham as you can get and will play the forward in a similar position.

The inclusion of de Jong would be a timely boost considering we had no shots on target last week and as our other marquee signing of the Summer, give the fans that extra boost needed after a touching week with the funeral of Liam Sweeney held today.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Talk of the Tyne
Date:Thursday August 21 2014
Time: 11:11PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Stats: Newcastle v Bristol City

All the stats from Newcastle (2) vs (2) Bristol City, St James' Park, 25/2/17 Att: 52,131

Newcastle v Bristol City - Team Sheets

Newcastle are at St James' Park with Bristol City the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Newcastle v Bristol City - Follow Live On Twitter

Newcastle are at St James' Park with Bristol City the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Rafa And Hughton Neck And Neck

Rafa goes into the 50th game of his Newcastle stint tomorrow against Bristol City on a similar win percentage to Hughton

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow1%
Yedlin0%
Lascelles0%
Clark0%
Dummett0%
Shelvey33%
Colback0%
Ritchie0%
Perez0%
Atsu66%
Mitrovic0%
Sub - Diame0%
Sub - Gouffran0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 33 21 8 4 71 31
2 Newcastle 33 22 4 7 70 37
3 Huddersfield 33 20 5 8 65 8
4 Leeds Utd 34 19 4 11 61 12
5 Reading 34 18 6 10 60 2
6 Sheff Wed 34 17 7 10 58 9
7 Fulham 33 14 11 8 53 17
8 Preston 34 14 10 10 52 5
9 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
10 Barnsley 34 14 8 12 50 4
11 Derby County 33 13 9 11 48 6
12 Cardiff 34 13 7 14 46 -2
13 Brentford 33 12 7 14 43 2
14 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
15 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
16 Q.P.R. 34 11 7 16 40 -11
17 Aston Villa 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Forest 34 10 7 17 37 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 33 9 6 18 33 -6
22 Wigan 34 7 10 17 31 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 34 4 5 25 17 -45
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 5:30PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot148
2.CuckFan113
3.PieMag100
4.Mcnamee6748
5.keggy_keagal41
6.billybobcat27
7.Finn_the_Dog24
8.officemonkey19
9.daftladguy18
10.McCreery17
Write for Vital Football