Enrique And Gutierrez Forming Gilt Edged Partnership


Jose Enrique says that his recent improvement in form has been helped by the presence of Jonas Gutierrez on the left wing, and the fact they can communicate well in Spanish.

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Jose Enrique – playing very well now for Newcastle

It turns out the players are close pals off the field and they seem to be starting to develop a good partnership down the left hand side, as the all action Gutierrez is helping Jose find his form, which has been really good over the last several games.

And Gutierrez, who was the star man at Manchester United in the first game of then season, again puit on another great display, especially in the first half when Newcastle shocked almost everybody by rocking the great Manchester United, especially in the first 20 minutes, as they attacked and attacked the World Club Champions.

It’s easy to see what Jonas is already a fan favorite on Tyneside, with his 100% committed displays of running at the opposing defense, not to mention he does as much in defense, as he always tracks back.

And it seems like Jose Enrique is one of Jonas’ biggest fans, as he told the official web-site:

“Jonas was brilliant,” “He runs and runs and never gives up. He is so important for the team and for me also.”

“It helps that he speaks Spanish and we understand each other.” “I am very confident at the moment and I’m enjoying playing with Jonas.”

Enrique and his Newcastle colleagues, gave Manchester United everything they could handle on Wednesday night, and would have gained many new supporters  around the world, because of their tirelesss fighting performance for the club, but to no avail.

What we need now is exactly that same spirit, home and away, and especially against the teams we should be beating – that will be the key to our season. If we fall flat,  like we did in the previous game at Bolton, then we will truly be testing fate.

And Jose added:

“It was a tough game but we fought well and deserved a draw.” “The second goal was a bad goal but still we should have got a point.”

“I was so tired after the game because it was hard work but we know that we gave it everything and tried our best.” “Now we must continue with that spirit for the rest of the season.”

Certainly at home, and in the next two games, the Newcastle players can count again on the magnificent support they received last Wednesday night from the fans, and that has to be a big plus for the Newcastle club in our 5 home games remaining.

And of course away from home, the lads will also have the very best suppport of any other side in the Premier League, in our remaining 5 away games.

In the 10 games left Newcastle probably need around 15 points to survive the drop – so that means winning half of our remaining games.

In the next two home games against Arsenal and Chelsea we just need the same committed performance with just a little different outcome, than we got on Wednesday night.

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • Toon_Sydney

    Mar 7, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1

    enrique is gettin better week in week out , jonas has been good all season hopefully he can crack a couple goals

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  • Shot Bru

    Mar 7, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Great combination, especially impressed with Enrique, just shows you what a decent run in the first team can do for confidence. I like the fact he very rarely gets beaten for pace. It’s just a pity we don’t have the same pace in the centre of midfield. Beye when fit with Lua Lua on the right side would be good too.

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  • Toon_Ksk (Huh? u mean David Craig is real?)

    Mar 7, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Jonas is too predictable on the left, and he can’t cross with his left foot. Hopefully we can have Duff back so he can start making good crosses on the right.

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  • Sav

    Mar 7, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #4

    That is the most ridiculous excuse I ever heard. What is the range of vocab between a full-back and a winger for pete’s sake?……

    ‘Jonas!’
    Jose!’
    ‘Pass!’
    ‘Here!’
    ‘Shoot!’
    ‘Hurry up!’
    Watch your back!’
    and ‘What the f*** did you do that for?’
    You could learn that in a slow afternoon, it doesn’t need a degree in linguisatics. And is that an admission Jose still hasn’t a clue what everyone ELSE is on about?
    That could explain a few things alright.

    Its fundamental they should be speaking in English anyway. Sir Bobby Robson insisted on that within a week of his arrival.
    ….Daftest thing I ever heard.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 7, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #5

    They may as well start using morse code.

    Bozo’s !

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  • chuck

    Mar 7, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #6

    It`s true they link up well, good that Jonas is a winger who tracks back as there have been times when Jose has been caught going forward.
    But on saying that Jonas and Beye also link up well and i believe he is better on the right side of the field , with Duff, who also tracks back , playing on the left.
    Both are good suppliers of the ball, but our need is for someone to put it in the net.
    A fit team
    *************Harper**************
    Beye****Taylor***Collo.*****Enrique

    ************ Bassong ***************
    Jonas *** ************************Duff
    ************* Barton****************
    Owen/ martins or Xisco/Rosenkrands or any combination

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 7, 2009 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #7

    There is no way Jonas is better on the right. He is far better on the left. Duff should be left out altogether.

    Chuck – you are a fool, why the hell would you put Bassong as a defensive midfielder!?!? The weakest part of his game is passing for God’s sake! and he is our best CB! We all know how bad the Colo-Taylor partnership is!

    Ed – ‘In the 10 games left Newcastle probably need around 15 points to survive the drop – so that means winning half of our remaining games.’

    Try 10.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 7, 2009 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #8

    On Enrique, I think he is the most naturally talented footballers in our squad after Viduka and Bassong.

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  • Nenad

    Mar 7, 2009 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #9

    So, what’s spanish for “Jose” like?

    :p

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  • Sav

    Mar 7, 2009 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #10

    …….My point exactly.

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