Maradona Full Of Praise For Coloccini and Gutierrez

Newcastle United’s South American pair of center-back Fabricio Coloccini and winger Jonas Gutierrez have been paid a big tribute by their new Argentine manager, the great Diego Maradona.

Coloccini and Gutierrez – playing well for Newcastle United

Maradona, who will take charge of the Argentine team for the first time against Scotland at Hampden Park on November 19, is already convinced of Coloccini’s standards.

And Maradona has vowed to give Jonas Gutierrez a chance to prove himself against Scotland and in future friendlies as he talked about our two internationals:

“Colo demonstrated his ability at the Olympics in Beijing and could be an international central defender for Argentina for a long time,” “I spent a few days in China with our Olympic team and Coloccini was well established in that group.”

“On Jonas, I have to evaluate him more, but the fact he is in England could be a very important help to him.” “I have watched him a few times and he is one of the key players that I want to study in the next friendly matches. He is quick, and could be very valuable to the game we want to play.”

There are rumors that Maradona may attend the game at St. James’ Park, against Aston Villa tomorrow night to check on his two international players.

Don’t forget that Gutierrez has made a fantastic recovery from paralysis down the left side of his body to secure an unlikely career as a top footballer.

But if there’s one thing our two Argentines have it is fighting spirit, and the Newcastle fans seem pleased with both players, although Coloccini still has to settle down more, but he’s played great for us in the last 3 games, and seems a big game player.

The illness has given Jonas a good sense of perspective on the good lifestyle he now enjoys, as he told the Sunday Sun today:

“I love the life of being a footballer. I appreciate everything I have. I have come a long way,”

Coloccini could turn out to be a stalwart in Newcastle’s defense for years to come, and Jonas is on his way to being one of the most popular players at the club in years.

A couple of our really good buys in the summer, that’s for sure.

15 comments so far

  • Big Dave

    Nov 2, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Both will do great but Jonas is one that can be a hero

  • hitman

    Nov 2, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #2

    TW@T,hell of a player tho

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 2, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #3

    bolton are beating man city, looks like we’re going into tomorrow night bottom of the league

  • Turkish magpie

    Nov 2, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Bolton 2-0 Man city

    Tomorrows a must win

  • lacedaemonian

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #5

    I love Maradona!!

  • heed

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #6

    lads its not our season like-keegan needed now -sorry but its true-keegan feared it cos he knew he couldnt strengthen-simple-jfk is doing ok but we need a massive boost-mike ashley has to re instate kev-even keegan would have struggled cos we needed to spend big- his point in the first place! thats why he left cos they wouldnt! new revolt tmorra nite-or were down-wouldnt splash the cash and thats why were here-u cant blame a manager for lack of players when the owner wont spend! mike get kev back now! big lift for everyone and a decent funding in jan-or were down lads-time to get the point across again! even if he is selling-if he ever cared its now he needs the messiah back-more than last january! only he can sort it out-despite our doubts-he had the club at heart and the fans! big keegan back revolt tmorra nite! simple as that-it worked to get ashley selling-maybe now he will listen! top ten if he does-down if he doesnt! tmorra nite- keegan chants!its the only way!keegan! keegan!


    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Two decent players, could use a few more Argentinos, they play hard and have good technical skills.
    Been some criticism of Colocinni, however I rate him, new club, new style of football, he will be better next year.
    Jonas is not quite up to speed, but previous games proved he has both pace and the ability to run for ninety minutes, not to mention skill.
    Would`nt mind a few more like them.

  • Ken

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #8

    This is a debate we have not wanted to discuss however, Mike Ashley and his cohorts will still be in charge come January. As this will most likely happen, we have to accept that we must pull together for the good of our club. Kevin Keegan has had the time to reflect and determine if he wanted to come back, he has not. Now is the time to move on, and this includes Mike Ashley. If we can keep the core of the squad fit there is no reason why we cannot progress up the table. Passing Sunderland in the table on Monday night will be a first step in the right direction. Expectations in January that Mike Ashley will poor more money into the club are futile. The transfer market place will be short on class and full of journeyman players. The sellers will out number the buyers as the cash flows will dry up at every club and the credit facilities will disappear. We should be realistic and accept that our lot is as is.

  • toon head

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #9

    get in saviola dusher an d’allesandro

  • Fergie

    Nov 2, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #10

    I can’t believe everyone is falling for this fabricated sh*t that the Sunday Sun have published. Either that or Maradona is mentally ill because Coloccini WASN’T AT THE OLYMPICS!!! The Sunday Sun blatantly have nothing true to print so have mad up ‘quotes’ by Maradona which he blatantly never said. Oh, and then they throw in the ‘he might even be at the Villa game’ comment. Unbelievable.

  • Mike

    Nov 2, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Fergie, I think Maradona was probably referring to the 2004 Olympics where an Argentina side featuring Coloccini won gold.

  • Fergie

    Nov 2, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #12

    “Colo demonstrated his ability at the Olympics in Beijing”

    Is that so? I don’t believe that Beijing hosted the 2004 Olympics…

  • drew

    Nov 2, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #13

    regardless of what the sunday mail says we have in gutierrez a man who is not afraid to dribble more than a yard or two with the ball, and who can create some marvellous chances. kudos to him for adding an extra dimension to our game. coloccini’s abilities are not lost on me, either, and he’s proving his worth on tyneside. let’s hope it’s enough to hold of villa tomorrow

  • skin d

    Nov 3, 2008 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #14

    i like collocini,but smoking joe seems to have him hoofing it up the pitch.

  • Len

    Nov 3, 2008 at 3:05 AM

    Comment #15

    Frankly I couldnt care less what the nose of God thinks.


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