Enrique Happy at Newcastle United


Jose Enrique, contrary to rumors obviously made up in the press (what’s new?), has come out and said he wants to stay at Newcastle United.

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Jose Enrique – would like Newcastle stay

Jose spoke to the Evening Chronicle yesterday – and we should say this was before yesterday’s disaster on Merseyside, which was yet another defeat, and sad to say most of the team settled foe a defeat – it seemed easier than playing your guts out – and they still picked up their wages at the end of the day.  🙁

Jose said:

“I know Newcastle paid a lot of money for me and my aim is to prove what a good player I am.”“If you are a good footballer it shouldn’t matter where you play or which country you play in, you should still show your potential.”

“People know that I had a thigh injury, but that doesn’t mean I was unhappy.” “The only problem has been not being able to play.”

“The fans should not judge me on one good game or one bad game – I need more matches to show them what I am about.”

“I enjoy working with Kevin Keegan – he loves to play good football.”

“The way we play is also different and by playing in this way – the Keegan way – we can get out of trouble.”

After yesterday’s game where again too many Newcastle players were not up to the fight once we went behind from a really fluke goal from Pennant when the ball lopped over Steve Harper as Enrique tried the clear the ball. Jose kept shaking his head in disbelief after the goal, as he had every right to.

It was cruel luck again on the Magpies, but then after that too many of our players did what we’re getting sick of. They gave up the fight and settled for another defeat.

To us, that’s completely inexcusable and we’ll go down if that happens in many more of our games.

We should say that Jose is hardly a character that gives up and he’s done well since he’s come in though he just hasn’t had enough games to settle in as well as he should have by this time in the season.

Enrique has been injured of course, but after getting back to full fitness, he has started to show what he can do. Jose rightly feels his best form is yet to come as he continued:

“In the last 10 games I hope I continue to be in the team.”“I played in the Blackburn game and thought that the team did very well. We were just unlucky to concede the goal in the final moments of the match.”

“Unfortunately, we haven’t won as many games as I would like or played in as many as I would like.” “But I will continue to try hard for United and the fans.”

“There are enough matches to do that and play well in.” “We have to do that because of our situation in the Premier League.”

“I am content to stay at Newcastle.” “I am happy to be at the club, I have always been happy.”

“The only thing that I have wanted to do was play more games.” “Every player wants the opportunity to play for the club.

“Now I have been given that opportunity and I aim to continue.”

Good words from Jose and we expect him to be at left back for the remaining games. Of course, if Stephen Carr ever gets fit again from yet another hamstring (he’s had about 12 of them this season), Kevin might prefer him to Jose.

Stephen is older and more experienced than Jose and some of Keegan’s team choices recently have left Newcastle fans in dismay.

So we wouldn’t put it past Keegan to bring back Stephen. Not when Alan Smith is playing every minute of every game and doing absolutely nothing for the team.

But we like Jose a lot, not only because he a good up and coming player, but he’s fighter, and we are so short of those in our team right now.

Enough said.



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8 comments so far

  • Dragoner

    Mar 9, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #1

    I like Jose, he is a quality player, i cant wait unil he gels

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  • daiv

    Mar 9, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Well said Ed.
    Jose is much better ten Carr. Martins is much better than Smith. Everybody knows that except the deluded manager and staff.

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  • Toon_Boy

    Mar 9, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #3

    I agree that martins should be on instead of smith, he is a million times better!!!And much more likely to score or spark something but i know fine well why smith is being played, and its because KK believes we are in a battle and will have to battle our way out and smith is the sort of player for that. . .if only he could see the light. Maybe Martins spectacular 40 yarder off the bar will make him think. Cos Martins did look like he was out to prove something. Hopefully next mon we will see owen/ martins up top vs Brummy . They might both be small but i believe it could work.

    Oh and keep up the good work Jose, im confident he will come good for us. Yesterday was his only bad game, and ive seen the whole squad play worse than him yesterday on other occassions.

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  • Hadrian

    Mar 9, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #4

    “Mike Ashley was targeted by angry Newcastle fans yesterday during Liverpool’s 3-0 romp. The most obnoxious attack launched after the third goal where a fan accused him of being stingy and ruining Keegan’s chances of a good team.

    Another fan who had been drinking hours earlier made a lunge for him but at the end of the day Ashley was targeted and blamed as the fans back former red Kevin Keegan. The game was dominated by Liverpool and angry Newcastle fans are now hoping they avoid relegation and Ashley loosens the purse strings.”

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    gutted if this is true , if those fan’s had done that infront of me , it wouldnt be ashley getting attacked i tell ya !
    what a great way to show what a nice bunch of fans we are , lets start on the guy who got freddy and his shocking buissnes practices out .

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 9, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #5

    MA’s done good so far but I really hope he has nothing to do with the team selection ie. SMITH

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  • Leo

    Mar 9, 2008 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #6

    i really liked the interview from enrique today, he gives me the impression he wants to prove to everyone how good he is, and will not give up a ball unlike some players we have.

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  • iain

    Mar 10, 2008 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #7

    enrique is one lad who suffers most from our enept mf the amount of times he looks inside for a pass only to see butt/barton etc shirk away from recieving the ball he then has little option to punt a high ball up to owen who has the cheek to have a go at the poor lad.

    i havnt once seen owen have the balls to have a go at butt or barton.

    i feel theres a bit of senior players clique at our club. barton being the worst, his refusal to pass to milner on teh blackburn game was disgracefull.

    the senior lads are all too quick to shout at taylor/enrique/milner/zog but you wont catch a single one of them having a pop at each other.

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  • hanzemre

    Mar 11, 2008 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #8

    yeah let’s the ‘Bull’ does his job.

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