Gutierrez Suspended At WBA Because Of 5 Yellow Cards

Bad news today that Jonas Gutierrez, who worked his socks off against Sunderland on Sunday, and bravely ran at the Wearsider’s defense all afternoon, will miss Saturday’s game because he received his 5th yellow card on Sunday.


Jonas Gutierrez – misses game on Saturday 🙁

And the Argentine admits he will be frustrated on Saturday with his one-match suspension.

Jonas is already popular on Tyneside and he has appeared in the last 18 matches for Newcastle, but will now be forced to watch from the stands at The Hawthorns.

Jonas spoke about this today:

“It will be hard missing such an important game,”

“But when I was booked at Man City I thought that maybe I would miss the Sunderland match and I was happy when that was not the case.”

“Now though, because of the fixtures, I have three weeks without a game.”

“I do not like watching because you always want to be out playing, especially when we need the points so badly.”

“But I think we are good enough to win at West Brom this weekend, that would be a big boost for everyone.”

We expect this will gibe a chance to Peter Lovenkrands to start on the right wing with Duff on the left wing.

And this will be a great chance for Peter to show what he can do, and history shows he is better than Jonas at scoring goals, and he can do Newcastle a power of good if he can get a goal for us on Saturday.

He looked more than a decent player when he came on late against Sunderland, and even got close to scoring right at the end.

And of course Peter is very motivated to stay on Tyneside at the end of his contract this summer, because his pregnant wife wants to be close to her family in Glasgow.

Do it for the family Peter – the wife may be watching the game.   😀

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 5, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #1

    Dear mr ashley,

    I am a life long Newcastle United supporter and would like you to know how i feel about the way the club is being currently run.

    I do not have the resources to have the privilege of owning such a great North Eastern institution, which represents the hopes and dreams of many thousands of individuals in the region.

    However, you do.

    I am not going to go into great depth, of what i would like to see happen to the club but i will make it succinct and to the point;

    Please use your staff efficiently, make them do their homework between each transfer window to identify suitable targets which are going to enhance and improve our first team. I say first team because at this moment in time that must take priority above long term youth policies.
    By doing this, once the window opens, your well prepared staff will be able to put their plans into place, make a realistic bid and have a full transfer window to negotiate.

    However, this is what appears to have happened since you and your staff have been at the club;

    In the preceding weeks to the window opening, your recruiting staff remain absolutely silent whilst your team manager, whether it be Keegan or Kinnear, inform the fans that players will be bought and the fans will be suitably pleased. They reassure the fans the recruiting staff have a plan to buy the targets which will improve the team.

    What happens next?

    The window opens and speculation mounts, fans expectations are raised but nothing happens. Fans become bemused, frustated, angry and expect to have information from your staff as to the transfer situation. The weeks go by without any activity yet games are being played with a severely under strength squad and we continue to struggle at the foot of the table without gaining valuable points which may save us from relegation. It always comes to the final weekend of the window and no transfers have been made. The only information comes from the manager who has to speak on behalf of the recruitment team and in hindsight, have clearly been misguided by the recruitment team. Keegan and Kinnear have both spoken on tv to explain why our best talent are being sold, ie Milner, n’Zogbia and Given, but the recruitment team will replace them with the money they recieve, with quality signings which will improve our team.

    The result:

    We sell our best talent on the final weekend of the window before making any buys ourselves. The buys we finally bring in are clearly cheaper, less talented and unproven in the premiership.
    There have been four windows since you took charge and so far you have made approximately £10m profit on transfer dealings. Our team has steadily dropped further down the league and have spent most of this season either within or perilously close to the drop zone.
    The last window closed a few days ago and you have made an 8m profit having sold two established premiership stars and brought in a striker who had to have a trial before given a contract until the end of the season, a player who had lost his place in another relegation rival and a young player who was relatively unknown who cost nothing.
    Yes there were reports of the club making half a dozen large bids for star players, strangely all made on the final day of the window. This has happened on each of the four transfer windows you have been at the helm, however on each occasion, we are repeatedly rebuffed by their respective clubs.

    Finally, Mr Ashley, i want you to know that i understand about the world financial crisis and the major impact this has had on your own personal financial fortune. However, the way i see it is, if things remain the same, this great club which you own financially and thousands own spiritually will slip back to sleep like it did in the early 80s and was kindly woken by your predecessor Sir John Hall in the early 90s.

    Let us not forget, you are not the only one suffering financially. Many thousands within our region have been forced to sell their houses because, like yourself bought big in the boom but when the bust came, they had to sell up and take a loss. Many of those, i am sure, could have remained in their houses and tried to get through the hard times but it would have meant their family going without. Their children who have no influence on the situation would have suffered greatly. For that reason, those home owners have sold up and moved on to pastures new. Unfortunately they are the hard facts of biting off more than you can chew.

    I now plead with you to take a long hard look at your situation and take the actions which those home owners have had to take. To sell up to a buyer who will pay a realistic price, even if it means you lose a substantial amount of money. Luckily for you, this is not your home, your kids wont suffer. You need never come back to Newcastle again. Due to the lack of time you spend here anyway it would not be a hardship. You would still have many hundreds of millions in your bank. More money than the 50 thousand fans could muster together.

    I hope this letter has made you think about how i feel and hope it influences your future decision to sell up.

    Please reply to this letter if you feel it warrants it.

    Kind regards,

    Troy Stavers

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 5, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Better against WBA than Everton, Manure etc.

    Get it out of the way now against rock bottom team.

    Im confident we will win and the lappy is going on to watch live.

  • Brettoon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #3

    I can’t wait for us to play Wigan and Stevie Taylor dig his studs into Zogs face!!!!!!!

  • Brettoon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #4

    When are we playing Wigan??

  • bennytoon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #5

    brettoon- and you can chant sho bomber at mido. all harmless fun eh.

  • Brettoon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Shut up Bennytoon… Not a racist!

    Just hate the Zog!


  • Magpietillidie22

    Feb 5, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Trot Starvers – why are you posting that everywhere? getting a tad repetative now lol. Guttierrez will be a big miss especially off the back off a fantastic individual performance but nevertheless i know we will pick up all three points and begin to turn the corner result wise.

    A few bonuses are obviously the returns from injury of top players such as martins and viduka and with news that owen could be back in 3 games we should be clear of the bottom three pretty soon i would have thought.

    Pompey have a tough run coming up so i think bottom three of pompey, boro and wba will start to drift away from the pack

  • Monster

    Feb 5, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Troy that’s about as succinct as the complete works of Shakespeare.

  • Jan Stavik

    Feb 5, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Jonas will be missed, he’s a treat.

    These players will have to be replaced in the summer:
    Harper (loyal but not good enough), Cacapa(crap), Butt(lost his legs), Geremi(see Butt), Duff(off pace), Owen(Bosman), Ameobi(crap), Viduka(unfit and Bosman).

    These 8 probably represent 60% of our wages, so Ashley will be able to cut a lot here and bring in younger, better and cheaper players.

  • Magpietillidie22

    Feb 5, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Jan Stavik – i agree with all except Harper. Steve harper is a fantastic gk and now he has a run in the team i am positive he’ll get an england call up. The end of last season and in his first game against sunderland last week he was immense.

    When shay came back from injury last year and harper got sent back to the bench i thought that was wrong. Harper was brilliant and replacing him would be silly as we also have three young gk’s behind him also. The one part of our team that is world class is our gk line up. Its envious

  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #11

    See Benny is on the local library computer again…must be just opposite Brixton Job centre..handy eh?

  • MickMack

    Feb 5, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Jan Stavik – You musnt have seen Steve Harper if you claim he’s not good enough. True he’s never had a really long run of games but he’s never ever let us down.

  • edwincjx

    Feb 5, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #13


    like it or not hes the only man up for the job right now(krul and forster are decent backups too)

    despite his lack of first team play and the management issues, hes still around which shows that hes committed to newcastle

    we certainly don’t want to sell committed players!

  • geordie jock

    Feb 5, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Troy Stavers

    Brilliantly put, i’m with you on this 100%

  • Whumpie

    Feb 5, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Harper is the mutticles, and his better vision and distribution will make up for his very slightly inferior reflex stopping compared to Shay. There – done on GKs.

    Jonas – utterly brilliant, but needs to know when to release the ball and when to shoot. Does neither well enough yet. But he does scare the hell out of midfielders and defenders, and I love it when he gets the ball. When he’s paired with Enrique it’s just fantastic to watch.

    But we’ll be fine without Jonas for this game – we have options now, and I think Peter L can do a good job for us. I’m also hoping Kaz Lua Lua will get a run-out on Sunday, once we’re 2 or 3 up…

  • Whumpie

    Feb 5, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Anyone else think we’re going to utterly spaff the baggies?

  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 5, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Ouch !

    Who will put the crosses in ? 😉


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