Jonas Has Taken To Tyneside Like A Fish To Water

Jonas Gutierrez was signed for almost nothing last summer from Real Mallorca and has taken to Newcastle like a fish to water.


Jonas Gutierrez – one of our two Argentine Geordies

Our Argentine Geordie is already popular with Newcastle fans, because of his vibrant personality, and the fact that he works like a Trojan in every game he plays for the club.

Add to that his ability and willingness to run right at the opposing defenses, like he did on Sunday, and there’s little surprise he’s already a Tyneside fan favorite.

Jonas has some words to say for the new arrivals at Newcastle, and although there are just three new players, there’s now more quality that has been  brought into the club last month.

Gutierrez told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We have signed new players but they must be aware of the fight we face.”

“I don’t think we can afford to lose more matches.” “We were a team that was hard to beat earlier in the season.”

“But we’ve struggled because of the injuries.” “Now with new players coming in we must regroup and look to fight our way out of it.”

“I will feel a lot happier when we reach 40 points.” “If we can get near that we will be safe.”

“But until we reach it we have to keep looking behind us. All the matches will be very difficult.”

“But we can only focus on one at a time.” “These are like cup finals for us.”

With players like Jonas in our team, we should be able to avoid relegation this season -rather  easily.

We hope so anyway.

Comments welcome.

458 comments so far

  • club insider

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Jonas – we need you to score some goals

  • Steve_48

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #2

    I wanna see the mask… the mask of Spidey, my spider-sense is tingling

  • Kash

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #3

    He still can’t shoot, cross or pass as well as he can run with the ball. But is a perfect player to add to a complete team unit, especially when defending!!!

    all we need now is to compliment Jonas on the left with a Robert Pires type player on the right!!!

    I quite like the croation lad at Portsmouth, but not sure how he’d fair on the Right!

  • alextoon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed ur spelling is bad sometimes mate lol….

  • club insider

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Spiderman, spiderman does whatever a spider can !!!!

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m sorry, cos I know that he is popular, but if we want to use him as a winger then he has to learn to cross the ball and have a pot at goal.

    I don’t like to criticise him cos he has the heart of a lion and his defensive qualities which he brings to the team are immense, but ultimately he is a winger and he is not producing for me.

    He was noted for the same criticism in Spain. He scored 9 goals in 108 games in La liga and considering its a poor league its not a good record for an allegedly attacking winger.

  • club insider

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #7

    so is yours – there is a yo on the front of your – lol

  • Yellow Belly

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #8

    We need a hero type player, he is the closest thing to it since Shearer.

  • club insider

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Spiderman isa super hero !!! lol

  • club insider

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #10

    * is a

  • sijing

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #11

    I think Kevin Nolan could be our saviour with his pure desire to win thats what we need and 4all of us to get behind the team common the TOOOOOOOOON

  • Matt

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #12

    I wish we would actually play him on the right so he could get a chance to whip in some crosses. He always has to cut back on the left. It makes no sense to me playing Duff and him on their opposite flank.

  • bowburnmag

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Jonas is very similar to Park at Man Utd except he doesn’t weigh in with the odd goal.

  • Piers

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #14

    Moussa Dembele and Martins would be awesome to watch next year if we could get Dembele…….I would be scared shitless if i saw both of them sprinting at me:

  • Kash

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #15

    @Matt – Jonas is ineffectual on the right. He plays his best on the left (remember the Manure game at the start of the season?) and combines really well with enrique!

    We need a playmaking RM and after we get rid of Owen, Viduka, Smith, we then need a quality Striker who can drop in the whole, liek Sheringham used to!

  • ian

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #16

    We need to either find on a permanent basis or a consultant coach type, who can raise confidence on goal and get the players to have a go without thinking if they get the chance, we have so many players who do not score and Jonas is one of them, it needs fixing.

  • Piers

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #17

    Kash like Dembele…..check out that video…..he’s awesome and would compliment Martins really well……would be less than 10 mil as well

  • Wiser_than_wise

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #18

    yes the 2nd most dangerous dangerous man in NUFC gave the mackems a torrid time

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #19


    I echo what you are saying. We barely get a shot on the dam goal its nearly all crosses and headers.

    Go back to basics is what we need.

  • Partizan

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #20

    Piers…..I’d take Acquafresca from Cagliari or Llorente from Bilbao……someone who is a clinical finisher.

  • DJG

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Looks like Simpson has got a hamstring injury. That is great news because he is their one trully class player who could have hurt us.

    Without him, with our 3 players back, and 2 new lads, we have no excuse not to go their and take 3 points home. While keeping them in the drop zone.

    I hope Ryan can score on his debute. Wonder what the price is like. I won £130 on my last bet.

  • Piers

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Partizan – i disagree, we need someone who can hold onto the ball and create for themselves…….All the big 4 have creative, strong shotted strikers like Dembele.

  • Piers

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Llorente – would basically be the same thing as Owen, obviously that hasn’t worked

  • LooneyToon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #24

    Another quality signing from the summer…..just remember lads its all 100mph stuff in the prem and it takes time for players to adjust…..

    Young Jonas does need to improve his final ball but at the minute he is flying around like a nutter when maybe he should be steadying himself before crossing the ball….his quality will show through soon enough….

    Thought he was looking tired the last month or so but on Sunday he provided us with bags of pace and energy…..

    not many foreign players have “great” seasons when they 1st come to the prem….someone mentioned Pires earlier…well he was awful at for the whole of his 1st season and look how he turned out….

    Both Guti and The prince that is Bassong have a excellent starts to their Newcastle careers and will only get better…

  • RyanToon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #25

    jonas i love ya (not in that way though 🙂 )

    this player is gonna be world class in two years time, i know it!

  • Partizan

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Piers….You obviously havent watched them 2 enough to make such a statement mate.

    Llorente is the closest thing to Fernando Torres imo…..definetly someone who can hold onto the ball.

    Same goes for Acquafresca…..perfect example is his goal against Inter when they drew at Giuseppe Meazza.Most of the goals he scored are selfcreated.

  • LooneyToon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Where do you lads watch all these players?

    I am bang into my footie but sometimes I havnt a clue who you are referring to…

    aint having a dig mind….serious question

  • RyanToon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #28


    r.taylor coloccini bassong enrique

    guthrie nolan jonas


    martins viduka

    team id like to see when everyones fit!

  • valle

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #29

    BTW, since we’re getting youngsters from all over the world. We should get the youngest son of this man

    He is 18 and a product from Real Madrid youth acedemy, tho he is back in Denmark to play for Danish superliga club FC Nordsjælland.

  • bennytoon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #30

    ryantoon- he is a long way from being world class. About as far away as you are from newcastle.

  • Partizan

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #31

    Looney…..Where i live(Macedonia) our private televizions are broadcasting games from every league….and most of the population are using the Dream Box with over 4000 chanels.

    And non of them are Pay Per View…..well they are,but we manage to break the code and watch them for free.

  • Alanmc09

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #32

    We should defo pick up 3 points agains west brom!!2-0 win 4 da toon!
    Bednar is the only real threat!
    James morrison nt 2 bad either.
    We should win though.

  • RyanToon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #33

    bennytoon, so funny, NOT

  • RyanToon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #34

    jonas or bentley, hmmmmmmmm ha ha

    show pony bentley ha ha, 15m?? LOL LOL

  • Piers

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #35

    Partizan – i meant to say Acquafresca……he doesn’t score most of his goals by himself!!!!……..Llorente, is pure class but i don’t think we have the funds to get him

  • RyanToon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #36

    glad harper turned that small club tottenham down, bet there fans are gutted that theve got a chelsea rejecy and wait for it…. GOMES HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  • bennytoon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Piers. I use Aquafresh. Makes my teeth pearly white.

  • ian

    Feb 4, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #38

    toon graeme, I honestly think that somehow in training scorong a goal is made in to something big, an event, they should do their passing training through goalposts, running and passing in a line along the goals line, header training through goal posts and so on, get the space between the posts and where they are in relation to them as second nature, no big deal. Look how nervous Shola looked at putting that ball on the spot, if anything he should have been over confident, he is a striker he should love being around goal and dislike being anywhere else!!

  • LooneyToon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #39

    Partizan –

    Only the odd 4000 channels….that explains ot then… 🙂

  • Stardust

    Feb 4, 2009 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #40

    We will only see the best of jonas when the strikers also learn to play with him, he is looking for the early cross at the moment but the mutual understanding isnt there.

    Take Sunday for example, Carrol and Ameobi never made a single run tot he near post, nor did they move out of the box to allow Nolan to punch in. It meant space was tight. The players who will get the best out of Jonas as he gets to the box are Owen, Viduka and Lovenkrands – Martins is more of a sniffer and poacher than natural team player too.

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