Jonas Gutierrez – We Need 3 Points At Bolton

With Damien Duff, Ryan Taylor and Jonas Gutierrez all battling for the two wide positions at Newcastle, there is now increased competition for places, which will become even keener next season, we hope.


Jonas Gutierrez – will fight for his place on Tyneside

The Argentine International told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“I’ll just keep on working hard and giving the manager a decision to make.” “It’s good for us to have competition for places.”

“We’re all working hard to make sure we get through the season.”

After the tough Bolton games tomorrow Newcastle have the visit of the mighty Manchester United, who are due on Tyneside on Wednesday night, and then we have another critical and nervous 6 pointer 10 days later at  Hull City on 14th March.

Since Hull City have beaten us twice at home this season, we need all 3 points in that game, that’s for sure.

Chelsea and Arsenal are also coming to St James’ Park, and Gutierrez feels the next few games could make or break Newcastle’s season, and he’s probably right about that.

Jonas added:

“We now have five matches which are going to be very important for us – they are the most important matches of the season.”

“The players who have come in in the last month are very good.” “All the team is together, and that is very important.”

“We need confidence, and we need to take three points in the next match – hopefully we get them at Bolton.”

Jonas was Newcastle’s first summer signing, and he’s been a good one, but in his first season at the club, the lad has already worked under Kevin Keegan, Chris Hughton and Joe Kinnear as managers, which cannot be easy for the players.

With Hughton now back as manager in Joe’s forced absence, Jonas seems happy enough with the situation, and is concentrating only on playing his football at Newcastle, as Kinnear attempts to rest up after his triple heart bypass.

Jonas continued:

“There have been many changes, which can be difficult.”

“But we know what we have now is what we’re going to have for the rest of the season, so we don’t have to think about that.” “We can think only about playing football and winning matches.”

“For the club, it’s been a difficult season, but we have to do the best in the last matches, and then we can think about next season.”

We need Jonas at his very best in these next two games, and if we can get 4 points we’ll be flying. Jonas had one of his very best games at Old Trafford, where Newcastle are still the only club not to taste defeat in the Premier League there this season.

Two good performances are what we need right now, starting with Bolton at The Reebok tomorrow – but we’ll not get too far ahead of ourselves, and take just one game at a time.

We need 3 points at Bolton tomorrow.

Howay The Lads!!

17 comments so far

  • dougnufc

    Feb 28, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Why is it so quiet around here nowadays?

  • harrier

    Feb 28, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #2

    cause there is nothing for the moaners to complain about except what has already been said

  • AndyNUFC

    Feb 28, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #3

    We certainly have the technical quality to beat Bolton, although do we really have enough people ready to get stuck in and battle their physical presence? I need to see Coloccini step his game up, it’s a must win.

    Ameobi simply cannot start. I don’t even know if i’ll watch the game if Ameobi starts.

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 28, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Im 95% convinced Ameobi & Obawill start and Hughton will go little and large with Carroll as Ameobi sub / Loven as Oba sub.

    could be wrong but you know when you get a feeling. This time tomorrow we will all know how it goes.

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 28, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Dougnufc – post 1

    Aye its been quiet since the window shut tbh.

    The regulars still pop up every now and then.

    Even after matches is quite quiet….

    I dont think much can be said what hasnt been said over the last 3 or so months.

  • Dragonera

    Feb 28, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Toon Graeme

    Exactly, mate. I still read regularl,y but it gets to a point where you are just repeating yourself day after day, lol.

  • Shot Bru

    Feb 28, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Hopefully Jonas plays from the start tomorrow on the left hand side. I hope he is encouraged to play his game further up the park where he can take on players and commit defenders. With Enrique behind him this should help Jonas do just that. The Bolton defence should struggle to contain us down the left and hopefully give away some free-kicks in dangerous areas. I think Bassong is due a goal, hopefully a bullet header from one of those ryan Taylor free-kicks. Finally i hope it’s Bassong that marks Davies and not Colo.

  • Dragonera

    Feb 28, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Team should be


    Lovenkrands and duff to come on around 65-70th minute

  • TheDan

    Feb 28, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #9


    Team when fit. looks nice eh?

  • Shot Bru

    Feb 28, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #10

    I would rather start with Viduka next to Martins. We need the ball to stick when it’s played up to the front two and Viduka is the perfect man for the job with Martins feeding off his deft flicks and passes. Even if we get 50-60 minutes out of Viduka then replace him with Carroll. Ameobi shouldn’t start or even come on as a sub.

  • Toon_Factor

    Feb 28, 2009 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #11





    Subs: Forester/Krul, Cacapa, Edgar, Duff, Lovenkrands, Ameobi, Smith/Carroll

  • Dingo†®

    Feb 28, 2009 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Same here I read the blog every day but have not posted in months really. Just got my fingers crossed and hoping that we make it through the end of the season intact and in the prem.

  • Flan

    Feb 28, 2009 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #13



    R.Taylor——-Butt—–Lua Lua—-Jonas


    If we don’t play Lua Lua tomorrow when will we he’s the best fit natural midfielder we have. Look at Everton who had to play the kids due to injuries and now their 1st teamers.

  • Eddie

    Feb 28, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #14


  • Dingo†®

    Feb 28, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Flan you got a point there… i rate Kanzenga as well… one of the best players we have imo… read Jonas but central mid.

  • shearer4pm

    Feb 28, 2009 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #16

    jonas is a good player, but it looks to me like he wax’s his legs hahaha 🙂

  • Shanghaitoon

    Mar 1, 2009 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #17

    Flan, that would be my preferred team as well, but I may rest Butt and try smith in there instead…?


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