Keegan – Fans Will Just Love Gutierrez – Love Him


Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan has said he believes Argentine new signing Jonas Gutierrez will become a real star to the Newcastle United fans.

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 Jonas Gutierrez – will be big star on Tyneside

Newcastle moved very quickly to get then Real Mallorca winger earlier this month, amd he penned a 5 year deal at the club.

It seems that Jonas was so keen to get to Tyneside, that he turned up for training last Monday, one week earlier than he had been told to report.  That’s a really good sign, for sure.

And it seems to be that attitude, character and determination that made Kevin jump at the chance to sign the Argentine, when he became available.

Kevin has given a glowing appraisal of Gutierrez, as he spoke to nufcTV:

“Jonas was told he could come in next week but he has come in this week, that tells you a little bit about his character,”

“He’s 25 years of age and is a very fit boy, very determined and very professional and I think the crowd are going to like him – he’s top class.”

Keegan was asked if he thinks Gutierrez is the type of player who will excite Geordie fans, and Kevin continued:

“Definitely. He is the sort of player who can excite the fans.” “I think they’ll love him for a lot of reasons.”“But the main thing, apart from his pace, is that whoever plays up front will like him because he is a supplier of goals.”

“Daniel Guiza, the guy who has just gone to Fenerbahce from Mallorca won the Golden Boot in Spain and that means he scored more goals than anyone else at the likes of Real Madrid.”

“A key part of that was Jonas and the crosses that he provided and we’ve got that now.” “There’s a lot of competition for those two wide places because he can play right or left, they’re his two best positions.”

“He’s the real deal, He’s not just somebody who has come and you think he’s a bit of a chancer, he’s proven and I think they’ll like him.”  “But that’s for him to decide by his performances and them for how they appreciate it.”

As we’ve said, we think the two lads we have brought in are excellent, and will improve our squad.

It also looks like Gutierrez could be a corker.

We just need at least another five, and then we’ll be in business for next season.



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78 comments so far

  • Leeg123

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #1

    fans wud love arda turan

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  • Lewis Allman

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #2

    He is going to be a class player for us, people may be a little suspicious about him because they may not have heard of him before hand, but he will succeed here… Bring in Arda Turan as well now!

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  • Leo

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #3

    top notch i say, sounds like he is keen to get going, i heard he was fast but what keegan is saying it sounds like he is very very fast

    cant wait to see him play, does anyone know if there is anywhere to see the pre season friendly with pool as i cant get to the game?

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Fans would love anyone at the moment! Aslong as the King is happy, i am happy.

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #5

    I can’t go to the pool game either so if anyone knows spill the beans please 😀

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  • Spyro

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #6

    i wouldnt love Arda for any more than 10 or 11million, he just isn’t worth anymore than that

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  • Dave

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed, i’ve been trying to comment on the Danny Guthrie story but my last few comments haven’t appeared, any reason why?

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  • broon ale

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #8

    arda rumours were widely circulated in the media so dont be surprised to not see him in a newcastle shirt any time soon.

    there were far too much paper talk about arda for it to be true.

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  • Leeg123

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #9

    arda will be coming i guarantee that if not i wont blog again

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  • faustino

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #10

    Bang on Spyro…was talking about him yesterday on another board. Everythings gone quiet as far as he’s concerned cos who’s gonna pay +10million for a player un proven in any of the big leagues?

    Usually it would have been us.

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  • Whumpie

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #11

    ‘Just’ another five. That’s going to take some doing!

    Still, there’s been no sign of Wisey in my local for a few weeks, so he’s working hard somewhere…

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  • broon ale

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Leeg123 you wont be blogging for much longer buddy.

    arda will not sign.. we have just signed gutierez

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  • toonfan1

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #13

    how do you know leeg123?

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Now we need a striker who can score from the crosses :).

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Does anyone posses news regarding the scheduled press conference on Monday – I’m at a loss. I hope its new signings!

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  • broon ale

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #16

    there is no press conference.

    the press would have to know about it as its for their purpose and there has been no mention of it in the press.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Agree Ed, both the 2 new signings sound good and will add good competition for places this season.

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  • Eyeball

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Agree with Gorskino10

    We need a decent striker who can get on the end of the crosses hes whips in, Like that Derdiyok kid or get Andy carroll on the weights to beef him up abit then he’ll frighten defenders cos hes a handful at the minute!!!

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #19

    @ Broon Ale – thanks bud…

    I was reading whilst obviously believing previous posts on the prior threads by Brave Toon – Doh…

    …That said, when will Keegan give an interview to the press, or more specifically, when will our two new signings be given their official unveiling..?

    I’m sorry Keegan’s not the “Special One” he’s quite simply GOD, not A God but they GOD!!!

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  • sweendog

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #20

    Arda,
    Fernandez/Diego
    CB
    Striker (Target Man)
    LB
    If we get these buys I’ll personally bring over a pint of guiness from Ireland and give it to Ashley..

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  • broon ale

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #21

    black and white blood.

    keegan hasn’t stopped talking to the official website.

    i personnaly dont care if he doesnt talk to the press as long as he comunicates with the fans via the official website.

    everything he says will end up on this website and we will all be able to pick the bones out of his words

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  • valle

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Seems like KK sees young Guthrie as an understudy to Butt and a future defensive midfielder, so im a little releived to be honest… I thought he was going to be our playmaker, but i guess we’re still looking then.

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  • valle

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #23

    sweendog… I know that Diego is unhappy at Bremen, but do you really think we could get him?… He is at an champs league club mind you, and we wont offer big wages anymore it seems.

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  • Hadji

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #24

    No chance for Diego,if we had a different owner maybe yes but with MA in charge we can only dream about him.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Valle .. keegan always has a surprise top signing .. he’ll be hard to get but with Keegan talking to him you never know .. if we can break the bank for Owen’s wages we can break the bank for Diego’s .. seeing as these 2 are vital to being top 6 .. and I don’t think Ashley would mind paying big for somebody whos gonna sell a hell of a lot of shirts..

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  • sweendog

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #26

    Also the key bit to this is Keegan is happy .. he must have a top signing imminent.. no doubt about it ..

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  • valle

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Well… Here is hoping

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  • DURhamTOON

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #28

    I have a feeling that the press conference has been called on monday either because thats when Guthrie and Gutierrez were told to report to the club or because the club has anticipated some new signings and i must say i hope its the latter.
    Jonas will be a great addition to our first team and i believe that when both in regular first team football Guthrie is no worse than Sidwell but with a smaller price tag.

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  • agnetha

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #29

    I had never heard of jonas, but it makes me wonder why no top clubs in spain were after him. Also with rafa and ramos both seemingly after bentley, why didnt they go after him. Both managers would have known about him. Is this one of the cockeyed twats signings who was just impressed with the spiderman mask.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #30

    Jonas is a typical winger that Keegan likes .. fast and gets the crosses in .. maybe the rest of his game isn’t perfect but them 2 points alone are good enough for me .. probably similar to Ruel fox .. very shrewd signing IMO

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  • valle

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #31

    agnetha… Well, considering that all the top clubs were chasing Euro 08 hottest stars like Arsharvin it could be that we got a lucky break… Tell you what, if we get Diego tomorrow, then i would be quite happy that none of the big clubs were after him.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #32

    He’s an Argentine international so he must have some ability and looking forward to seeing him play. He also seems to have a good attitude.

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  • agnetha

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Its not that just the big clubs werent after him. nobody was. After kk had made clear his interest do you not think jonas agent would have alerted as many clubs as possible to get the best deal for his client. His agent would have seen if there were any clubs in the champs league or uefa cup who were interested before advising his client where to go.Thats his job.Thats how it works.

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  • John

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #34

    Must say well Done again to Keegan for defusing the whole negativity about missing out on players and reassuring everyone that he will bring quality..

    Top Man

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #35

    agnehta- how come pompy had a 7mil bid rejected for him then and man city wer also interested, he bought out his contract cos he wanted tom come to newcastle, simple

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  • faustino

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #36

    Off topic -Just re-reading bits of the Keegan interview. Do you think his ‘wouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth’ as far as older players were concerned quote was a veiled reference to Frings?

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  • valle

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #37

    agnetha… It could be a condition from our part that the deal was kept silent, and if all parties are happy then i see no reason why his agent HAS to be like so many others of those money grapping vultures… Lets not be neagative when something actually goes our way huh?

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #38

    I thought that too faustino.

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  • agnetha

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #39

    how do you know pompey and city were after him. He wasnt linked to anyone until the news broke he signed. The papers just throw in a couple of names and act as though they knew about it all along.

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  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #40

    Whats happening with Arda?? all rumours seem to have gone dead…..Juve were linked but they have since said their transfers are done for the summer…..Silence from NUFC aswell, his agent has shut up aswell. There were no Jonas or Guthrie rumours before we signed them so maybe DW & co are completing another sly deal!!?! I Hope!!

    Also i cant believe we didnt go for Guiza! He is EXACTLY what we need! and im sure playing alongside Owen/Martins in England would be more of a lure than playing Turkish league and first stage of champs league if they are even in it!!

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