Gutierrez Can Be Hero In Newcastle Relegation Fight

It looks like Argentine Jonas Gutierrez is coming into his best form, at a crucial part of the season for Newcastle, and it seems that he will become a key player if  Newcastle are to avoid relegation this season.


Jonas Gutierrez – coming into some good form

The Argentine has been back to something like his best form in the last few games, and he had another excellent game against Manchester United on Wednesday, where his shot after 9 minutes led to Peter Lovenkrands’ goal for Newcastle – his second so far.

Caretaker manager Chris Hughton thinks that Gutierrez’s qualities will be invaluable to Newcastle in the games ahead, as we seem to be having our annual event, of trying to avoid relegation.

Chris said to the Newcastle official site today:

“Jonas is certainly now getting back to the level of performance he produced when he first came here,”

“He gets stronger as the game goes on and with Jonas you almost don’t want the final whistle to go because he’s still going.”

“But he has shown great quality recently and of course he is always a terrific team player.”

“You know what you get with Jonas and that is so important when you are in a fight like we are at the moment.”

We certainly need some players to step up to the plate in the remaining games, because our form since late December has been poor.

And it seems some players at the club still don’t get just how serious the situation is, as Steven Taylor told the People yesterday:

“I don’t think some of our players realise just how bad the situation is for us at the moment.”

We want to see the lads produce their very best form at Hull City on Saturday, and if we can do that we should be able to win there fairly easily. We are due a win against Hull, because in our three meeting this season they won both games at St. James’ Park and drew at the KC Stadium.

A key to that game will be matching Hull’s 100% commitment they seem to have in every game, and they just never give up.

But it’s producing that best form against the weaker sides that hasn’t been existing too many times this season.

Time for a nice change on Saturday, as a win will lift Geordie spirits enormously on Tyneside, but even with 3 points we’ll still be in the relegation zone, and even still in the bottom three.

But that’s a reflection of just how poorly positioned we are right now, with the two teams beneath us having a game in hand too.

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 9, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #1

    We need a team that sticks together like glue and plays as one and get goals and get us safe.

    Not much to ask eh?

    The realism of championship football fills me full of dread and only having 1 mins worth of highlights on ITV on a Sunday doesnt hold well!

  • sahota

    Mar 9, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Com’n Newcastle don’t let us down. Keep us up this season. I think if we stay up, it will be really good to see what MA does next. If he again don’t spend next season and don’t go out and buy atleast 4-5 good players, then we will again struggle. And this need to come to an end. Its no good for everyone’s HEART , watching us fighting relegation.

    I hope teams stick together and proves every FOOLISH reporter wrong. I think if we remain in PL next season, players will get lot of praise form all fans.

  • AshSays

    Mar 9, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Oba is also coming into his best form, he was a handful against ManU, then we have Enrique and Bassong who are also in their best form so far.

  • bennytoon

    Mar 9, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Oh with so many in form players coming into good form what do you have to worry about. I know Hulls reserves knocked you out of the cup but what do you have to worry about. Even if you lose you will still pick up points in your next 2 home games. I really cant wait till the Hull game. Is it on tv???

  • mcvicar

    Mar 9, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #5

    bennytoon im new on here but you sound like a right one what team do you support if not the toon and what you doing messing around on newcastles forums

  • Shanghaitoon

    Mar 9, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Off topic, I know, but just a thought… Can anyone remember when was the last time a Toon player actually scored a hat trick in a game? It must be a few seasons now… i certainly can’t remember… 🙁

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 9, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #7


    i maybe wrong but i think it was mo i cant remember who against but shearer was still playing(i think)

  • beatski

    Mar 9, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #8
  • Tony

    Mar 9, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #9

    i think it was owen against west brom and shearer was playing

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 9, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #10

    my comments arent showing so no doubt this will

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 9, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #12

    why wont my comments show

    i thionk this is a decent article from an outside perspective and all were gd points imo other than the 1 about kk

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 9, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #13

    has any 1 else noticed that when youre comments dont show the only way to get them to show is by saying they wont show lol

  • komfort

    Mar 9, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #14

    just sorting out my bed sheet for sat night in case we get beat off hull , goes something like this:

    and now the end is near
    and so i face the final curtian
    my freinds i’ll say it clear
    i’ll state my case, of which i’m certian
    i’ve lived alife thats full
    i’ve travel each and every highway
    but more much more than this
    i did it my way
    regrets , i’ve had a few
    but then again to few to mention
    i did what i had to do
    and saw it through without exemption
    yes there were times , i’m sure you new
    when i bit off more than i could chew
    but through it all , when there was doubt
    i ate it up and spat it out
    i faced it all and stood tall

    michael (70%off) ashley

    the year of our lord 2009

    i was hoping to get away with a single sheet , but i think its probably going to have to be a doubler.

    anybody free to an end ?

  • komfort

    Mar 9, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #15

    thats hold an end ….sorry

  • Graeme

    Mar 9, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Does anyone else think, that in our current situation, every single player would be more than just aware we are in a relegation battle?

    How can anyone even remotely connected with NUFC have ANY doubt whatsoever that we are in serious trouble and have a very good possibility of being relegated.

    If a player is not aware of these simple facts, he should have his contract cancelled as being unfit to wear the shirt.

    Either that, or Taylor is talking through his backside and it wouldnt be the first time!!!

  • shearerbliss

    Mar 9, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Talking through his backside i would say! As I have said before it would be a close season but we wont go down!

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 9, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Ive got faith that we will stay up.

    God knows where it comes from.

  • Shanghaitoon

    Mar 9, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Thanks Beye and Tony… I guess this just goes to prove how poor our strikers are really when the last hat trick was over 3yrs ago…

    Cheers guys!!

  • komfort

    Mar 9, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #20

    tum te tum te tum , this fishing is a bit boring , tum te tum te tee

  • Bill F

    Mar 9, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #21

    My belief and faith stems from the thought that there are at least three teams worse than us. Although I reckon we will be doing well to get three points from our next three games, anything more will be a bonus.

  • DJG

    Mar 9, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #22

    I think if Boro or Stoke ect can put a run together of 3-4 wins, we will be knackered.

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 9, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Things aren’t looking good.
    I am already expecting relegation have been for a while..if we stay up great…I just don’t expect it.

    All these battle cry’s from the players is boring too they should shut up and learn to play football and win games.

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 9, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #24

    Wonder if we will ever see his must be rotton by now if he keeps it stuffed in his trunks.

  • lborotoon

    Mar 9, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #25

    wasnt it owen against west ham with our last hattrick? if my memory serves me correctly wasnt it 4-2 with shearer scoring as well?


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