Gutierrez Set For Newcastle United Debut Tonight

Newcastle will definitely give Jonas Gutierrez his debut in tonight’s game against Hertha Berlin, with a KO of 7:00 pm Newcastle time.


Jonas Gutierrez – will make debut tonight

The Argentine winger has been happy to be a part of Newcastle’s pre-season build up, and his debut has only been delayed by Real Mallorca holding onto his registration.

But he has been given permission to play tonight at the ONO Stadium, despite his official paperwork still not having been completed.

It will be a great opportunity for Gutierrez to show what he can do, and will be good for Newcastle fans also to see him start.

Jonas told the Evening Chronicle this afternoon:

“I can’t wait to make my debut in front of the fans tonight.” “It’s even more special that it is at my old ground.”

“And I want to show people what I can do.”  “It’s great to be able to play out here.”

“We have hard games to come, but we are excited by the tournament.”

Gutierrez was very popular with Mallorca fans last season, and he was given a great welcome back by his former team-mates and club staff on his return. Seems like the lad is extremely popular, which is good to see.

The former La Liga star seems happy at life in general and obviously excited by his big chance with Newcastle United.

Gutierrez added:

“I am very happy to be back in Majorca.”“I lived here for four years and I have a lot of friends and family here. ”

“It was a good opportunity for me to come.”  “It’s great to be here with Newcastle as this is a wonderful city.”

Newcastle fans will occupy almost three quarters of the stadium tonight and Gutierrez believes that will make for a tremendous atmosphere.

“The ONO Stadium has a very good atmosphere and it will interesting to see the Newcastle fans here,”

“The supporters of Real Mallorca are very good, so it will be great.”

It should be a good game tonight, and it’s televised live in the UK on Setanta Sports, as is the game on Sunday night.

And we hope that by Sunday night, one of the players Jonas knows very well, will have already joined up with him at the Tyneside club, Fabricio Coloccini.

We’re sure Jonas is telling Fabricio just how great things are at Newcastle, with our fantastic fans and with popular manager and legend Kevin Keegan now in charge again at the club – what could be better?   😀

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • JonGoodwyn

    Aug 1, 2008 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Isnt kickoff at 8?

  • toonfanjonny

    Aug 1, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #2

    looking forward to tonight more now, be interesting to see where Kev plays him aswell

  • Chicken

    Aug 1, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #3

    KO is 8pm Spanish time, so 7pm over here. I think.

  • 51times

    Aug 1, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Kickoff is at 8, yeah

    Oh, looking at it says 7pm our time.

  • Leo

    Aug 1, 2008 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #5

    doesnt sound like they have that great fans as the stadium will be 3/4 filled with the geordie faithful

    good luck guti shame i will have to watch the 3am showing on setanta because i have to go out for a flipping meal haha

  • JonGoodwyn

    Aug 1, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh forgot about BST time so yeah it is 7 over here, silly me.

  • Chunkymonkey

    Aug 1, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Guess it’ll 3/4s full with Toon fans cos we’re playing Hertha Berlin tonight, not Real Mallorca.

    Any news on why his registration is taking so long?

    Can’t wait to watch this tonight, might have empty the fridge of beers I think 🙂

  • Davies

    Aug 1, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Me too. I’ll have to get my mate to Sky+ it for me. Stupid birthday party…

  • Chicken

    Aug 1, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Jon – I think you mean GMT not BST. They have daylight saving on the continent too. 🙂

  • beye the great

    Aug 1, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #10

    unlucky davies but this will be a great opportunity to see jonas and rhe rest of our new signings as it is on setanta hope it will be a good game and we will have to watch out for guiza

  • normski1930z

    Aug 1, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #11

    guiza doesnt play for them anymore he moved to turkey…

  • James

    Aug 1, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Kick off is 7PM UK TIME (NOT 8pm) and it is live on SENTANTA SPORTS AT 7PM-9PM


  • Martin

    Aug 1, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Leo and Davies – can you not watch the repeat at 12:30 tomorrow?

  • nick

    Aug 1, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Spiderman. Spiderman
    Does whatever Solano can.
    Does he play, for Peru?
    No he wears, White and Blue
    Look out, here comes the Spiderman!

  • Chicken

    Aug 1, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #15

    nick – liking the song. But, white and BLUE?
    Who have you been watching????

    Can I suggest a slight amendment…

    Spiderman. Spiderman
    Does whatever Solano can.
    Does he play, for Iraq?
    No he wears, White and Black
    Look out, here comes the Spiderman!


    Aug 1, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #16

    leo man, the game is repeated 2mrw at 12 on setanta

  • Toon Homer

    Aug 1, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #17

    spiderpig spiderpig
    does whateva a spider pig can.
    can he swing from a web?
    no he cant he’s a pig.

    Look out here comes the spiderpig!

  • Brazilian Geordie

    Aug 1, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Lads, 8 or 7pm?

    I have to know, because there’s aroud 4 hours of diference to my country.

    I guess it will be 8pm.

  • Gooderz

    Aug 1, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #19

    7pm is the UK time for kick off.

  • Ryan F

    Aug 1, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #20

    is it me or does this referee look like he is limb less in the gutierrez photo!

  • aabbcc

    Aug 1, 2008 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #21


    He’s Argentinian and Argentina play in white and blue.

  • mushy

    Aug 1, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #22

    I can’t get Setanta.
    Anyone know which bars are showing it live? Gosforth, Jesmond Heaton area


  • Chicken

    Aug 1, 2008 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #23

    mushy – I would have thought both The Punch Bowl and the Cradlewell will be showing it.

  • Tom

    Aug 1, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #24

    nick – liking the song. But, white and BLUE?
    Who have you been watching????

    Can I suggest a slight amendment…

    Spiderman. Spiderman
    Does whatever Solano can.
    Does he play, for Iraq?
    No he wears, White and Black
    Look out, here comes the Spiderman!
    White and blue because he is an Argie, chicken.

  • Chicken

    Aug 1, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Oh ok. Can’t see the Toon Army singing a song about white and blue tho.

    Think I’ll stick with my version ta. 🙂

  • nufc toon malaysia

    Aug 1, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #26

    yeah..tomorrow is the game…i’m watching from malaysia..woohooo…gutierrez,u are my ierrman..cant wait to exiet to watch gutierrez,guthrie n bassong in action..howay the lads


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