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De Jong's Fibula Breaking Tackle *Video*

De Jong's Fibula Breaking Tackle *Video*


Nigel De Jong, the City fan favourite is in the news today after breaking the fibula of Bolton Wanderers' Stuart Holden. Holden recieved the ball from Everton's Landon Donnovan and Nige flew in and caught Holden's left leg and after he switched the ball from one foot to another. De Jong is renouned for his hard tackling and when you tackle like the 'terrier' does, unfortunately, it is inevitable that you will eventually make a wrong judgement and fly into a tackle too late; therfore injuring a player.

Anyway, here is what the Dutchman had to say to www.knvb.nl:

'Such offences are part of football, I went for the ball and got the opponent at the end. I had no evil intent. If the ball is between me and the opponent, you have to go in full. If you do not then the opponent takes you. And if you're scared in a game you get injured yourself.'

Personally, I don't think De Jong intended to injure Holden, he is very strong in the tackle but is normally very fair. He is not a malicous player and I think this time, the timing of his intervention slightly was off.

Video:



Do you think Nige meant to do that?



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

Writer:bigal84
Date:Thursday March 4 2010
Time: 6:26PM

Comments

0
Trailing foot took his away, seen it too many times by many, many players. Nothing malicious, just a bad late tackle.
BlueWolfie
04/03/2010 18:35:00
0
to me it looked identical to the shawcross taqckle and us city fans condemmed him for that so for me it was a bad tackle and i dont want to see tackles like that in football so for me de jong needs to get a ban for that.
bluemooner_mcfc
04/03/2010 18:39:00
0
I have no comment. Except that I have no comment.
MCFC_Goatboy
04/03/2010 18:42:00
0
No way is that comparable to the Shawcross tackle! De Jong was playing for the Dutch national side, and they (to the best of my knowledge) are not instructed to go out and kick their opponents into submission like Stoke are. I'm not saying that Shawcross meant to hurt Ramsey, but if he comes from a culture that encourages him to go in hard, it was only a matter of time before someone on the receiving end of one of his tackles was injured. We all watch DeJong week in week out and we know that he is not a dirty player in the slightest, and that City do not play rugby like some other teams. So yes, it was a late tackle and Dejong was justifiably booked, but you'll notice that the player managed to limp off the field, unlike Ramsey who needed a stretcher, oxygen and surgery. So, whilst nobody likes to see players having their legs broken, there is absolutely no similarity between the two tackles and DeJong got the yellow card he deserved for being late, nothing more.
fifthcolumnblue
04/03/2010 19:00:00
0
It was unlucky. nothing malicious in that. I don't think I've ever seen De Jong tackle someone maliciously. The guy walked off the field, it obviously isn't a bad fracture, a la Eduardo's ankle. These things happen in football even when a tackle isn't made, catch the bottom of someone's boot and you can fracture a toe. Think you're bein a bit harsh there BM.
severedgein
04/03/2010 19:08:00
0
well put 5th.
severedgein
04/03/2010 19:08:00
0
That wasnt as bad as the shawcross tackle, and his injuries are not as bad. I feel bad for Holden and of course, De Jong should have timed his tackle better. Theres always injury risks in the game but you need committed tackles. Im not advocating De Jongs tackle, it was careless if he didnt get the ball, but it was there to be won and he took the risk.
eighthsin
04/03/2010 19:11:00
0
Yeah I too don't think you can compare de Jong's tackle with Shawcross'. Both were badly mis-timed but Shawcross was high and de Jong wasn't. de Jong isn't a malicous player and tackles hard but fair. I'm not saying it was a good tackle but I Don't think you can compare it to Shawcross' (who will play awful for the next 4/5 games becuase i think that tackle will really play on his mind)
scragg
04/03/2010 19:18:00
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Nigel will be upset at that, he is a hard player but not dirty, I feel sorry for Holden and hope that he recovers soon from his injuries.
buzz lightyear
04/03/2010 19:18:00
0
I dont even think it was that late to be honest...
mcfctop4
04/03/2010 19:18:00
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