Nigel De Jong’s Greatest “Hits”

When will Nigel De Jong be stopped, disciplined, put out to pasture, wear concrete shoes, etc.

• Today, another chart topper for De Jong as he went in, though somewhat legally, with a tackle that sure to injure on Newcastle’s Ben Arfa:


• Xabi Alonso gets Daniel-san’d by DeJong at the 2010 World Cup Finals:

(Terrible music if you’re a Dutch fan, but clearest picture in this clip.)



• Yank and Bolton lynchpin Stu Holden gets DeJonged–in a friendly–in March. Holden missed about two months of action with a broken leg.


• More:

The funny thing about this greatest hits compilation is that DeJong “accomplished it” in less than two years of work primarily on the road.

It’s time to write your congressman or Blatter-mouth.

10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Iggystar on 2010/10/03 at 7:06 AM

    Great Quote here:

    “As soon as the game was over, I got hold of de Jong and I told him … he really must get this out of his system,” said Bert van Marwijk, the coach of the Dutch national team. “A foul like the one Nigel committed on Holden can cost us the World Cup.”


  2. Posted by Antonio on 2010/10/03 at 9:01 AM

    The thing is that it is the system that should get De Jong out.
    I lost all my respect for Holland team when I saw they did nothing, said nothing about De Jong’s kung-fu hit on Alonso during the WC final.


  3. Posted by spaniar on 2010/10/03 at 11:33 AM

    es un hijo de puta. Throw him out of this sport!!!!!!!


  4. Posted by Joop Bosman on 2010/10/04 at 4:30 AM

    De Jong is OUT for the national team


  5. Posted by T-Muck on 2010/10/04 at 6:18 AM

    There’s no place in the game for nasty tackles like these. A lot of them are or are boarder line real cheap shots. I thought the one in the World Cup Final was a total cheap shot. He decided to go up for that with his cleats when the obvious play is with his head.


  6. […] The Man Must Be Stopped: Nigel de Jong broke Newcastle player Hatem Ben Arfa’s leg in two places on Sunday, in a tackle that didn’t even merit a booking. Holland has dropped him from their Euro qualification squad, but what will the FA do about it? Probably nothing, but he and Karl Henry have both revived the debate on what is dirty and what is not. […]


  7. Posted by Crow on 2010/10/04 at 10:45 AM

    Goodbye loser! I’m glad you were kicked off the Dutch team! You cost Stu Holden minutes in this World Cup you jerk! That is unforgiveable!

    Can you imagine how much better the US would have performed if Stu was in Rico’s place (based off his current form at Bolton- great distribution and leading the EPL in tackles), or was at least a sub offering his fantastic service from the wing. What a shame. Well, there’s always Brazil 2014!!


  8. Posted by Colin on 2010/10/04 at 12:29 PM

    I am furious about De Jong’s tackle on Ben Arfa. I am a newcastle fan and Ben Arfa showed against Everton how he could help keep Newcastle in the premier league this season. Here we are, 2 matches later, and he is looking to be out for the rest of the season because of De Jong’s vicious tackling technique. Whether or not he got the ball, the tackle was dirty. There are ways to tackle without scissor sweeping the legs. If this were a first time offense, I think it could have been forgiven as part of the game, but is clearly a repeating occurence for him and the worse part is that of the 3 fouls highlighted above, all of which COULD be argued are red-card worthy…he has only received 1 yellow combined. Unbelievable.


  9. Posted by Iggystar on 2010/10/04 at 4:58 PM

    Although it’s not about De Jong this Bugle podcast bit about the “Memoirs of Mark van Bommel” seems fitting.
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    Starts painfully late at 37:30 but I think it’s worth it with lines like: “I elbowed the coffee machine right in its cappuccino frother; that had to hurt.”


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