Newcastle Fans Have Been Magnificent With Me – Gutierrez

The Newcastle United Player of the Month, Jonas Gutierrez, yesterday thanked the Newcastle fans for their votes that saw the Argentine collect the Carling award for January.


Jonas Gutierrez – big success on Tyneside

The Argentine winger seems to be coming back into form, and it’s some sight to see the lad running at speed at the opposing defenses, and he’s looked a good player all season for the Magpies.

Add to that he seems to love life on Tyneside, and Jonas is already a big favorite at Newcastle.

The impressive performances of late saw the former Real Mallorca man get more than half of the votes for the monthly prize, as he came out on top beating Steven Taylor, Jose Enrique, Sebastien Bassong and Andy Carroll to the award.

Gutierrez spoke to nufcTV yesterday morning:

“It is always special when you win an award which is voted for by the fans,”

“I thank them for that and I hope to continue with my recent form because I feel like I’m back to my best now after the injury last year.”

“They have been magnificent with me since I came and of course I won the same award in August which was a very early boost for me.”

We look for Jonas to be on his best form in the run-in to the league, and if we can survive the Premier League this season, we really hope we can strengthen the side in the summer, so we don’t have to go through another relegation fight next term.

They are becoming rather tedious, to say the least.

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far

  • Jan Stavik

    Feb 19, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1


    Jonas is the find of the season, exciting player! I’m not sure how long he’ll stay here though, a regular for Argentina should not be fighting against relegation, he’s good enough to play for the best teams in Europe.

  • Toon_Ice

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #2

    Great player, one of the best this season. Will only get better next season. I hope he will score his first goal for Nufc soon……

  • club insider

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Jonas is class, would love him to score for us on sunday like he did for argentina the other week.

    3 – 1 to the toon.

    Oba Martins
    Taylor (s)

  • club insider

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #4

    toon ice – snap lol 🙂

  • Monster

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Jonas is mint. A proper grafter and he’s got skills. It’s just a pity he can’t cross or score… but hopefully that will come with time.

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #6

    One of the things I love about Jonas is the fact that he can get from one end to the other of the pitch, jink through and past 4 players, which whips we into a frenzy.

    Then the cross and/or other player fluffs it – ala duff

  • nufc1818

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #7

    y’know steven taylor might be quick to become the new lescott of the football league
    i mean how many goals has he got now…

  • Monster

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #8

    Yeah, I know Jonas’ favourite position is left wing but I think he’d be a lot more effective driving through the middle.

  • Monster

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #9

    nufc1818 – Steven Taylor’s hair isn’t good enough to be the new Lescott.

  • Whumpie

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #10

    What I like about Jonas is that he’s what NUFC used to be all about – exciting, entertaining play. It helps that he has a nutso haircut and looks like he left the hanger in his shirt, too.

    If he can just get those crosses (in terms of timing and accuracy) right, and work out where the goal is, he’ll be another Nobby.

    Oh, and he’ll have to learn to play the trumpet.

  • Monster

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Whumpie Jonas and Nobby are very different players. I do agree however that if there’s one thing we’re missing in our team at the moment it’s a trumpet player.

  • Whumpie

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #12

    I know they play in different ways, but since the Nobster left we have been missing a south american, trumpet-playing, ridiculously likeable player. Oh, and a left-back.

  • babelfish

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #13

    Bring On The Trumpets!!!!!!

    Like the style of play Jonas brings. His injury early on definately put him back. Without it I think he would have already grabbed a goal or two for us, along with a few assists.

  • Monster

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Lol true. Who was the last good left back we had do you reckon?

  • magpie6699

    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #15

    Difficult decisions about the wing positions – Jonas? Duff – much maligned but better than given credit for – MOTM last game? Ryan Taylor? If Oba and Duke (or Carroll) play, would you put Lovenkrands on the wing? Hmmm.
    PS Surprised no-one has gone for this song (showing my age) –
    “All you need is Lov – Peter Lovenkrands
    All you need is Lov -Peter Lovenkrands
    All you need is Lov, Lov – Peter’s all you need ”
    Well, it fits anyway!

  • babelfish

    Feb 19, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #16

    Before the current crop, the last player i had confidence in at lb was probably aaron hughes (i know he was a cb/rb mainly but when called upon at lb played well). Before that the best recognised let back has to be John Beresford.

  • Monster

    Feb 19, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #17

    Did you not rate Bernard (first time round)?

  • RyanToon

    Feb 19, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #18

    jonas my fav player

  • babelfish

    Feb 19, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #19

    Bernard first time round did cross my mind, but I think Bez was a much better all rounder defensively and going forward.

  • Toon_Factor

    Feb 19, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #20

    Look at are wingers now compared to when Bobby was manager

    Robert was better than jonas, about 6 goals a season and about 20 assists from him

    Solano was better than Duff, along with robert a very good crosser, again about 6 goals a seaon and 20 assists

    Where can we find another Robert or Solano

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 19, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #21

    Jan Stavik // Feb 19, 2009 at 9:59 AM


    Jonas is the find of the season, exciting player! I’m not sure how long he’ll stay here though, a regular for Argentina should not be fighting against relegation, he’s good enough to play for the best teams in Europe.

    Jan…if we keep thinking like that then we will never progress….the lad loves the place….we have been in turmoil all season yet we are 6/7 points from a top 8 finish…something we would have taken as “progress” at the start of the season…
    Once things have settled down and the owner/chairman have backed up there words from last week, then we will move forward as a club….there is no reason why we cannot challenge for the top 6 the season after next….we may even sneak into Europe via the intertoto this season if we can put a run of results together…..We have the core of an excellent side…we just need a little meat on the bones squad wise…..
    that will come with sensible additions like we made in January ( the Summer also) and young lads such as Lua Lua, Kadar, Ranger etc progressing to the 1st team…..

    Futures bright….futures black and white lads…

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 19, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #22

    oh back on topic though Loony lad….

    Jonas…..Love the bloke…..he final ball will improve as he gets used to travelling at 100mph with the ball in the prem….

    the lad also showed he can finish with a very good goal for Argentina against a very good French team the other week…..

    He would be in my side every week….he is hungry to do well and improve….make no mistake about that….

    Me and my mate Loony went 50 p each on Nolan and Ryan Taylor to notch 1st on Sunday….

    I am gonna pop my neck on the line hear cos they sound a bit mental and plump for wor Jonas….scores at any time….10/1…..fifteeeeee p

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 19, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #23

    blast…..20 minutes late for the banter…

    what a card

  • Dan4Toon

    Feb 19, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #24

    LoonyToon @ graft i couldn’t agree more with your comment 21 !!!!!!!! 🙂

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 19, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Monster // Feb 19, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Lol true. Who was the last good left back we had do you reckon?

    Enrique…He has quality and has shown signs of that in the last few games….Playing full back, you need to build an understanding with the players around you ie left mid…..The last time we were “successfull” we had partnerships all over the pitch but I will use Bernard and Robert as an prime example….they knew each others game and complimented each other nicely….

    Enrique and Jonas have the potential to be a potent force down the left hand side.

    Jose has already said he is building a good partnership with Jonas….lets just wait and see how that develops….

    Confidence is key….he has all the attributes of a top full back….just lacking a little confidence….

  • chuck

    Feb 19, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #26

    Not a lot between Solano and Jonas, Solano was a better passer and dead ball player got his goals,but never had the pace Jonas has, both can track back and defend when required, so both are assets to any club.
    As far as Duff & Robert, at least Duff can and will defend, poor Sir Bobby used to tear his hair out at Robert`s total lack of any defensive intentions.
    They both can entertain and both got their goals so, again it`s a tossup.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #27

    Duff cant even be compared to Robert. Duff is slow and has scored 3 goals, 1 a season. Duff is like a Metro comapred to the Ferrari that is Robert.


    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #28

    the way he carve in from the left side is ginola like. only if he had more confidence to take a shot here and there

  • cyprus

    Feb 19, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Best winger ever? Ginola. But, Duff, Jonas ain’t a bad combo. It’s the stiffs in the middle that can’t take advantage. Imagine Berbatov and Rooney (sorry for mentioning these names) combining with those 2. We need a world class centre forward, as we’ve only got 1 now (it’s not Owen).

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 19, 2009 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Duff aint really good enough IMO, I like him but the quality aint there anymore, well the pace certainly aint.

  • nufcursed

    Feb 20, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #31

    tom toon to say duff is slow is just inept.he’s way faster than robert used to be!!in fact speed is his only asset


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