Taylor: Gutierrez Will Be Great For Us


Young Steven Taylor is becoming a regular at talking to the press it seems,  and today he talks with the Newcastle Evening Chronicle about his new colleague, Argentine Jonas Gutierrez.

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Jonas Gutierrez – seems a great player and quite a character

Steven thinks the fighting qualities of the Argentine international Jonas Gutierrez will instantly win over the Newcastle faithful, once they get a look at the new singing.

Of course Steven is renowned for his own do-or-die attitude in a Newcastle United shirt, and when he plays for the team, you can tell he grew up in the area just worshiping the club – like a lot of the rest of us.

Steven is himself really looking forward to this coming season, when we hope he will cement his place at the heart of the Newcastle defense, with some consistent and dominant performances.

Gutierrez was well liked, to say the least, by Real Mallorca fans and apparently he was even nicknamed Forrest Gump because the player simply doesn’t stop running during games.

That’s a good sign, and when we have Milner and Gutierrez playing together, it will be interesting to see how many combined miles the two of them will get through in a game.

Taylor, the England Under-21 captain told the Evening Chronicle:

“He puts himself about as well, and one thing Newcastle fans like, is someone that works hard and puts a few tackles in.”

“If he can do that, he’ll be great for us.”

Taylor will again probably play the full game at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon, after putting in a solid game against Hartlepool last Saturday.

Newcastle will still be without Senegal international Abdoulaye Faye, and Cameroon international Geremi, who are still having some rest after their World Cup qualifying games in the summer.

And Habib Beye, who was the Newcastle Player of the Season, in his very first campaign last year, is still not 100% fit due to calf problems, and wisely will not be risked.

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453 comments so far

  • WesToon

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #1

    C”MON SPIDEY!!

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  • ball

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #2

    good of team

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Ashley needs to start spending money!! NOW!!
    reports are suggesting that Reyes, has turned down NUFC because of personal terms (wages)!!
    If we aren’t carefull we will be in a relegation fight!!

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  • iceman

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #4

    i dont know about anyone else but the silence from the toon is killing me like,i know silence is golden but come on…

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  • iceman

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #5

    reyes is off to monoco fee agreed

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  • Cyprus-Toon

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Lets hope he doesn’t get injured in his first match & is out for the season same as Owen was 🙁

    We seriously need more players coming in soon or we’re gonna get screwed over big time later on, so much for Ashley spending money in the transfer window 🙁

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  • ohh no

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #7

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11678_3860061,00.html

    link on skysports about reyes to monaco! not sure if this is a bad thing a kk player maybe but i recon there is better players out there for similar money??

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  • iceman

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #8

    ashley will sink the toon if he dosnt get his head sorted,we need to spend money,not on flops but good players like bullard it wont cost a lot to get him

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  • VeryNorthernMag

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #9

    HATEPRAWNSANDWICHES:

    I totally agree. As things stand, we have little chance of putting up a fight at Old Trafford. I’m worried that we’ll be humiliated again.

    In my view, the squad has not been improved at all. This needs to change and very soon!

    If we play the season with the current squad, we will be in a relegation dogfight. I can’t think of a Premier League team who we are far better than.

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  • Shearer#1

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Reyes is a class player. He was brilliant at Arsenal & now he’s going to play in front of 7,000 supporters at Monaco instead of 52,000 at SJP because Ashley won’t pay him the wages he wants. I’m getting sick of this. Arshavin, Arda, Aimar & now Reyes. Come back Freddy Shepherd! All is forgiven!

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  • Hatty

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #11

    It actually says in that article that Reyes “has refused to confirm” that he’s turned us down. Tbh, I’d be suprised if we’re even looking at him.

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  • Davies

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Everyone panic!!! We didn’t sign stroppy Arsenal cast off Reyes who we probably weren’t interested in anyway.

    If that Mike Ashley keeps clearing our debts and running our club better than it has been for years I’m going to be after his head on a plate!!!!

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  • iceman

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #13

    we all thought ashley was going to take us forward but he is holding us back he trying to run the club like his sports direct buy out of date stock on the cheep

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  • Davies

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #14

    Shearer#1 – Have a word mate. These people aren’t staying away because of the money, they’re staying away because we’re a mid table club with no European football to offer.

    Stop blaming Ashley FFS.

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  • Davies

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #15

    I think I’m going to drop out of this blog today. Idiot syndrome seems to have taken hold.

    I suppose I’ll have to wait until we sign somebody good and you’re all licking the owner’s balls again.

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  • broon ale

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #16

    we have been bickering about the same shite for 2 months. it’s getting boring!

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #17

    VNM – I have been saying this for months now! we are down there with the worst of the teams in the premiership! everyone thinks MA is our saviour! total BS!! he is out for number one and he will only spend as little as possible! last season he only spent £8million, jan nothing and so far £4.5million on two players!!! ASHLEY MUST GO! ASHLEY MUST SELL UP!! ASHLEY OUT! BEFORE HE DISTROYS OUR GREAT CLUB!!!

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  • iceman

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #18

    i wonder if bill gates tells people hes skint.lol

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Iceman – (12) – that has lost money!!! lots of it!!! we are the laugh stock of english football!!!

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  • Jambon

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #20

    Jees people, are you all for real?

    “Come back Shepherd”???

    We are finally being ran properly like a business and people complain. We were days away from serious financial trouble when Ashley came in. He stablised the debt, appointed proper people in proper positions and began to ran the club properly.

    Now people compain because we won’t pay over the odds any more. Smith, Duff, Emre, Boumsong, they were all big buys on huge wages, haven’t set the world alight have they?

    The only player confirmed that we have been in for and not got was Luka Modric, and we offered big money and big wages. Everything else is press rumour and supposed fans jumping on it and getting on the backs of Ashley, Wise, KK et al is doing us no good at all.

    Support the team for gods sake!

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  • harrier

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #21

    HPS stop doom mongering – nobody above us or below us has strengthened enough to move us back that many points.

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  • iceman

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #22

    at the end of the day ashley dosnt give a toss about us fans he just bought the club to make a profit thats why he payed off the debt and thats why he has been trying to sell the club ever since,he will not give kk a big transfer budget or pay players big wages,hes doing all this to make the club look good to posible buyers..

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  • Rab

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Davies, I agree.

    So many fickle people moaning about MA dragging the club down. What utter rubbish. Im sure we will spend when we find a decent player that would like to play for NUFC!

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  • Chris

    Jul 24, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Reyes would never have come to the Toon FFS. He whinged about the weather in London so how could he hack it up here.

    A lot of so called fans are going to have egg on their faces when the transfer market closes. Ashley will come good, give the bloke a chance.

    We don’t need the likes of reyes at the club, we need hungry players who have yet to prove themselves, not players who would live off their past glory years.

    Some fans treat every day of the transfer window like Xmas day, and when they don’t get anything they spit their dummy’s out. I would love us to get a few players in quickly, but if it isn’t possible then we’ll just have to be patient.

    There are hundreds of reasons why transfers don’t happen overnight, everyones got to be happy. We will get players in, it’s a must, we can’t possibly expect to start the season with the tiny squad we have. If we have a couple of injuries, we’d be up sh*t creek, and I’m sure Ashley and co are well aware of that, but I’m willing to have faith in what they are doing. If we haven’t got the players in by the and of the window, then I’ll have my say, but I’m still confident we’ll be fine.

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  • Jakey Toon

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Hate prawn sandwiches
    Your a total muppet!!!

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  • harrier

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #26

    HPS – You will ruin our great club by demanding he leave.

    Aston Villa – poised to sell Barry (their best player) – no incomings
    Blackburn – lost their manager – poised to sell Bentley (their best player) – no incomings
    Man City – Paid 20 million pounds for one striker – have done nowt else.
    Tottenham – Stole Modric – bought dos Santos who is a prima donna at the age of 19, wasn’t good enough to break into barca’s side so he won’t exactly be world class.

    We have Stoke, Hull, and West Brom below us.
    Sunderland’s transfer activity consists of buying Tottenham’s rubbish – whom only finished one place ahead of us.

    Middlesbrough are below us – wtf have they done? Bought 2 unknown midfielders and that is all.

    Wigan – Fulham – am I getting anywhere? Why in god’s name will we be in a relegation battle unless we spend 30 odd million pounds one one player who could get injured for the season in his first game???

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  • harrier

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #27

    or iceman he decided that he would run the club the same way arsenal, tottenham etc have been doing for the last 5 years so that we don’t end up in financial disarray in the next season.

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  • Leo

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #28

    lets all panic as davies has said, aghhhh i dont know what to do, aghhh we need to sign messi and ronaldo otherwise we are doomed…

    im not really panicing that was me being a tart. im sure keegan will have us up to scratch and we will improve on last season, all i want is to see better football

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  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Shearer #1 & HPS:

    Take your head for a shit mate!!! If FFS & co were still running our club we wud be in championship and -30 points for financial irregularities and going bust!!!

    Ashley has saved our club along with Chris Mort and made it into a viable business like all sucessful football clubs are. comments like yours are absolutley brainless!!

    As for signings, there is plently of time! what is the point in panic buying to shut idiots like you up when ud probs moan the day after that they wernt good enough!

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Davies post 11, like it, well said.

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #31

    harrier- spurs have actually, and other teams may not have strangthened that much but we have a weaker squad now than last season

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  • dsr

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #32

    maybe some of you should just go sit down and chill out a bit. we dont want reyes, we probably werent after him. who cares if we arent getting him. its mid july, theres plenty of time, loads of other teams havent really signed anyone. we bid 16m squid for a single player in june, and mike ashley has spent multi-millions on the club even if those millions were spent on things like the academy and the scouting team. i’m sorry if i’m in a minority, but i’m just fed up of hearing people whinge on about the lack of signings and saying things like ‘ashley out!’. seriously, just because he hasnt gone out and snapped up half a dozen internationals doesnt mean ANYTHING. I get enough from the f*****g media in terms of doom and gloom, and its bad enough having to read their made up garbage. Clearly some of you have fallen for it, and are now whipping yourselves up into a frenzy, but could you just spare a thought for those of us who visit this site for a BREAK from the anti-nufc biased press? Some of us just want a bit of news, and some rational debate..

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  • Leo

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #33

    harrier you make a great point, imagine we go out and sign diego for 15-20mil and he alike luque gets injured in his first game i remember that injury i was sitting just above in the stands and you could see the leg muscle thingy rip LITERALY

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  • dsr

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #34

    wow. in the time it took me to type that it seems im not in a minority at all. thank god.

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Please don’t shout at Hate Prawn Sarnies – he just wants the best for the Toon. Keep the faith HPS. By the way, have you eneterd a team in the Fantasy League?

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #36

    yes I can hear what most are say’n but Im sick of all the false promises and all the players we have been linked with snub us because of money!! open your eyes, smell the coffee! because this season will be the same as the last!!
    and being a supporter! watching us go from one extreme to another! im very very worried that we end up either close or relegated! all other clubs are spending! because they no they have to!

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  • harrier

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #37

    Geordie Nick – How? We let go of Troisi, Ramage, Carr, Rozenhal, and Emre. I doubt they combined to a single first teamer in the amount appearences they had.

    We brought in Guthrie and Gutierrez who have a chance of actually contributing to the first team. So, how did we get weaker???

    On spurs – they have sold a bunch of dross and bought one decent player and one unknown quantity the same way we have, except we paid less.

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  • broon ale

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #38

    bored with this transfer window and bored debating daft topics.

    it’s too hot, i am stuck at work and i need some fresh orange juice and a packet of crisps!

    lets start a new debate;

    carling, stella or fosters?

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  • iceman

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #39

    harrier,mike ashley needs to understand that if we offer good wages players will come,thats life..but we need to start spending money,look at the scum they have money to spend so why havnt us,we have missed out on some good players all because of the fee or wages.

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 24, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #40

    Didn’t Taylor sign a new contract recently? Why is he moonlighting for the Chronicle. He’s in it nearly every day. If we kidnap him maybe they will have to report a signing or two instead.

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