Former Newcastle right-back Daryl Janmaat has had his say on just how ‘different’ NUFC fans are to those at Watford – claiming that we “expected too much” and “moaned quickly” during his time on Tyneside.
In modern day football, some fans may be a little too fickle, however these comments from Janmaat are quite unbelievable considering he was one of the first players to throw in the towel when the going got tough in our 2015/16 relegation season.
Here’s what he’s had to say when comparing Watford fans to those at Newcastle:
“Its massively different to my former club. Newcastle fans expect too much and can moan quickly”
Here are some of the responses to Janmaat’s comments from NUFC fans on Twitter:
Daryl Janmaat: “Newcastle fans expect too much and can moan very quickly.”
We excepted you and your teammates, all on tens of thousands of pounds a week with big reputations, not to get relegated, Daryl.
You absolute pleb. #NUFC
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) November 22, 2018
Sorry for wanting the best from my club, Daryl. https://t.co/2ggCpNxf9r
— Tommy Longworth 💻🎙📝 (@Tommy_Longworth) November 21, 2018
— Charlie (@CharlieMilne1) November 22, 2018
At the time of our ‘moaning’, we were in a relegation battle, where several overpaid players showed absolutely no heart or fight – with Janmaat of all people being someone who faked and injury and punched a wall (injuring his hand) after having a stinker in the hammering at Southampton. Yet we’re the problem, apparently.
He fell out with team mates Jamaal Lascelles and did appear from the outside to be a bit of a bad egg. That said, he wasn’t the only one. The performances of most players in the team that season gave us plenty reason to complain and moan.
MOST fans don’t expect too much. Fans would like to see every player give 100%, which is surely not too much to expect. Our current crop don’t have the same level of talent our relegated squad of 2015/16 had, but they have ten times as much heart and fight.
It’s safe to say we are glad to have players like Janmaat out of the club. He never set the world alight during his time on Tyneside and appeared to have a bad attitude. That cant be said of the current squad, who appear to love playing in the Black and White shirt, and give 100% every time they set foot on the pitch.
Even though sometimes the quality is lacking, it is very rare that we question their effort.