Gutierrez Showed Tremendous Grit As A Youngster


The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Newcastle fans should have no doubts that new signing Jonah Gurierez has a big heart – if his childhood is anything to go by.

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Jonah Gutierrez – suffered paralysis as a 5 year-old boy

Jonas was named after the biblical Jonah, who lived three days and three nights inside a whale, and survived.

When our Jonas was growing up in Buenos Aires, in the 1980s, his mother noticed something odd about him, and it was worrying for any mother.

Gutierrez, who turned 25 just yesterday, told the Sunday Sun today:

“When I was a very small boy, I developed a paralysis down the left side of my body.”

“After a while, the doctors advised her that I should try to practice some sport or sport as therapy,”

“So I began to play football.”

But after a while, what the Argentine doctors had hoped would be a temporary condition, persisted, and it had his mother, Monica Gutierrez, seeking advice on how to help her son overcome the disability.

This all happened back in 1988 when Jonas was just 5 years old, and since then he’s devoted himself to the great game of football.

Gradually Gutierrez was able to overcame his condition, and even in those days, he was a very good player at the junior level, where he started first playing with Estudiantes.

Jonas played junior football for both Argentinos Juniors and River Plate — before he signed for Velez Sarsfield, as an 18 year-old, in 2001.

So Jonas has already shown tremendous courage, to be where he is in football, given his troubles as a youngster, and he praises his mother for it all:

“It’s all down to my mother.”

Good for him.

We are really looking forward to seeing Jonas play for Newcastle United.

And we’re also sure that Jonas, his mother Monica, the Newcastle United club, and the tremendous Toon Army, will be only too happy to have Gutierrez be a terrific success on Tyneside .  😀

We cannot wait!

It also seems like Jonas is a great role model for the Newcastle youngsters already.



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109 comments so far

  • mr_flibbles

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #1

    He is a Saint. Now we have the Messiah and the Saint, the prophecy is coming true.

    Book of Kev 12:6

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #2

    😀

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #3

    I just don’t believe this crap now!!

    “BIN LADEN’S FAMILY IN BID FOR NEWCASTLE”

    http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/sport/football/article-1032450/exclusive-bin-laden-family-bid-newcastle-html

    How much more is Newcastle United going to be a laughing stock? “WORLDWIDE” AND HATED!!!

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  • Spyro

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed is it Jonah or Jonas? lol

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  • ANON

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #5

    .

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  • Bob

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed KNOWS THAT.

    Jonas will be the Argentine version of Jonah.

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  • Seymour Butts

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #7

    somones probably pointed this out but on the new banner pls tell me if im wrong but the stadium on the left hand side isnt sjp is it? its got a big screen and also the stands look a lot different. the rest of the banner looks great though crackin job.

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  • AussieToon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #8

    seymour butts it looks to me as if its old trafford or wembley dont thnk its St. James’ at all

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  • robertsa

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #9

    haha did youz here that bin ladens familly will buy newcastle fantastic.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Barton, is staying as a gun runner for Bin laden!!
    ha ha!!!

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  • Yahya Ahmad

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Its good if Bin Ladens family buy’s Newcastle!

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  • Leo

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #12

    well this sounds great becasuse it shows that he has the ability to show strength in adversity

    good on him

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Yahya Ahmad, It wouldn’t because although they may have the financial clout! Its the hole stigma of Bin Laden THE TERRORIST! NUFC are already a laughing stock of premier fans we would be hated by the world if this happened!
    I in previous blogs have said if Ashley sold the club I would love Arabs as owners such as DIC!! as they are very professional and would turn newcastle into a world brand!

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  • Kaler

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #14

    They’d have to be off their heads to sell the club to Bin Ladens family! No way.

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  • Mac

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #15

    I really don’t care who buys us as long as they want to improve Newcastle as a team and a brand. Who cares where the money comes from

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  • Leo

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #16

    its not old trafford or any domestic stadium in england unless one has just been finshed, i would however like to know which one it is…

    maybe it is one of the pictures of what was drawn up for future st jamies park

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  • Spyro

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #17

    i dont give a flying f**k who buys us as long as the club improves, we are already hated by the rest of the premier league so who cares!? Anyway, its the Bin Laden family, not Osama for gods sake!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Leo areyou talking about the one in eds banner?

    Its the Veltins i think, Schalke’s stadium.

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #19

    tt thats not schalkes stadium mate ive been to it … not sure whos it is.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #20

    It is actually i njust searched veltins on google and got that exact same picture 🙂

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #21

    at first i thought it was hamburgs but its not that either…

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #22

    well it doesnt look like it and ive been in it lol

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Nah its Veltins.

    AOL Arena is more round.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #24

    I got exactly the same ic, even the person with peroxide hair at the front of the picture 🙂

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #25

    ive been to both and aol arena is a fantastic stadium plus you can have a drink in ya seat….

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  • Matt

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #26

    spyro is a blatant spurs fan who sublimenely centres his postings around his obvious hatred for this club, why hasnt he been banned? imagine a reverse situation

    Piss off

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #27

    tt if we are going to buy one really big name player- name the player you would go for????

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  • Ashton

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #28

    I think it’s stuttgart’s stadium i know that because of the the big screen in the middle

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #29

    A cm, probably Sneijder or Xavi.

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  • Spyro

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #30

    sorry matt, that wont be happening any time soon 😀

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #31

    Ashton – Its the Veltins.

    Loads in Germany have big tvs in the middle. The commerzbank for Frankfurt does aswell.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #32

    normski1930z – although we wouldn’t get him it would be “HUNTELAAR” total class and only 24!!

    second favourite although he had a bad Euros, but his stats for his club are amazing “Mario Gomez”

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #33

    xavi hernandez is class like….. i would go for vdv meself…

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  • Yahya Ahmad

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #34

    But they are very very rich and will make the club rich!

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #35

    sky sports are saying man u are sniffing around huntelaar like…

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #36

    but am with tt on this one like we desperatly need some creativity in cm…

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  • Spyro

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #37

    and its subliminally by the way

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #38

    Its just the stigma of the family name!! I would like to see other Arab consortiums etc come in esp.. DIC!!

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #39

    christ av got the hangover from hell, dont know why but i was drinking rum and coke last neet and ah divent even like rum……

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  • Mac

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Good news sky sports are sayin that spurs are keeping Lennon. I wouldline Inler i really want this guy to sign. I think he is only slightly behind Mascherano and would be one of the best signings KK has made EVER.

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