Shearer, Owen And Gutierrez On Way Out Of Newcastle?

With another chapter of the Newcastle United Soap Opera being written in the press every day, you have to wonder what potential future players will feel about coming to Newcastle United.


Jonas Gutierrez – Wolfberg and Tottenham interested.

And it seems like Alan Shearer may be ready to call time on Newcastle, and get on with his career elsewhere,  and there are reports in the News Of The Word he may join West Brom as their new manager.

But the NOTW is not exactly truth in journalism either – so we don’t know if that is just a made up story to fill their pages today.

But somehow work needs to get done at the Tyneside club, and while it would be good for a new manager to oversee who comes and who goes, that may not be possible and Newcastle will need to start unloading their overpaid players quite soon.

Newcastle have to do nothing with players whose contracts run out so Owen, Viduka, Cacapa and Edgar will be leaving the club unless Newcastle actually do something. Since they have done nothing we can say they’ve accomplished something with those now free agents. 😀

It looks like Owen – who was a complete disaster on Tyneside will move to Aston Villa, and news today that a number of clubs are interested in some of our players, which is good.

The Sunday Sun today is reporting that Newcastle’s Argentine winger Gutierrez has emerged as a target for a top Bundesliga club, and also Spurs are said to be interested in the player too.

German champions Wolfsburg are said to among among the likely bidders for Gutierrez, who is still part of the Argentina squad, and Newcastle may have a good chance of recuperating the £5M they paid Real Mallorca for this player last summer.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is still an admirer of the Argentine. and he tried to sign Jonas for £8M, 15 months ago, when he was still manager of Portsmouth, but that deal fell through.

Gutierrez was in the starting eleven for Argentina for last night’s World Cup qualifier against Colombia in Buenos Aires, which Argentina won 1-0, and that will help his stock in the transfer market.

It would be good for a change to have at least a smattering of some good news at Newcastle, and selling some of our players for reasonable fees would suffice at the moment – anything would suffice at the moment!.

That will help to balance out the soap opera currently going on in the gossip press,  as the club ties itself in knots again, with Mike Ashley trying to sell the club for a second time – at the worst possible time.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jun 7, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #1

    I miss u spiderman, go on!

  • magpie6699

    Jun 7, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #2

    I don’t get the bit about Al and West Brom. My understanding was that it was love of the Toon that persuaded Al to attempt a managerial role instead of commentating, not a burning desire to manage just ANY team. Unlike Steve “I’m a lifelong Toon fan / I never wanted to come to Newastle” Bruce, Al has put his money where his mouth is by choosing Newcastle over Manchester for his playing career with (quote) “no regrets” So the bond is there. I think this is just typical lazy journalism – problems at the Toon, West Brom might be interested in asking Shearer if Mowbray leaves = Alan for West Brom.
    Of course in other circumstances I might have been pleased to see Al taking up a manager’s post at another club with the long game being that, having cut his teeth elsewhere, he would be in better shape to take the Newcastle job in a couple of years. That scenario would only have worked for me though if we’d had a GOOD stable managerial situation at the club – as things stand I think too many fans would see it as simply (yet) another kick in the teeth.

  • Ericles

    Jun 7, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Do not see Shearer in the same bracket as players. Different circumstances. We always knew that little rag Owen would go and good riddance. Jonas was not enthusiastic about staying either. Good riddance. We should keep Edgar though. Al – it is not just burning down rooms one by one. No – it is calculated arson.

  • murvar

    Jun 7, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #4

    I can’t see why Al would go to that part of the world. Ever. He’s probably drive round it on his way to holiday in Cornwall, it’s so horrible. He’s clearly said to Ashley “Stop playing at football club ownership – this is the way to do it properly; either do it like this or send for Joke In Here.” Jonas ran about a lot but with no end result – I won’t miss him. And I think you are a bit harsh on Owen: for a long time his goals per game were very impressive but injury intervened, and he can’t be blames for that. His recent response while fit was poor, I agree. Anyone less like a captain I can’t imagine. He is an introvert and that’s not the best personality type for a skipper. We are swirling down the plughole fast. And just when you think things cvouldn’t get any worse – Here Comes FREDDIE!! Be afraid – be very afraid!!

  • Rangerman

    Jun 7, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #5

    No idea why West Brom would want Shearer.

  • Doocey

    Jun 7, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #6

    I don’t want Gutierrez to leave and especially not to Spurs.

    If he’s going , please do, to Wolfsberg

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

    Jun 7, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Gutierrez is a decent player with good skills and work rate, but in terms of end product and delivery, this fella is the worst. If we were complaining about Milner earlier, then this guy should not be spared from criticism as well.

  • Widowmaker

    Jun 7, 2009 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #8


    I disagree with you on Jonas.

    I think he will come good with better players around him. His qualities in movement and short passing are quite good if not top class, the problem is he had no one to pass to when Enrique and Oba were not playing.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 7, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #9

    I dont mind if Jonas goes for waht we paid for him, he never really showed anything except for about 3 games in the season.

  • lesh

    Jun 8, 2009 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #10

    You’ll have doubtless heard about the new OXO cube being test-marketed – it’s got a picture of Ashely on the foil and its called……….

    Laughing Stock!!

  • nufcindia

    Jun 8, 2009 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #11



    Mike Ashley has said he had made many mistakes. But I think the biggest mistake he will ever make is selling the club at this time. I have big doubts that he is genuinely trying to sell the club now. I think this is some sought of a trick to make Alan Shearer lower his demands. But if he is genuinely trying to sell the club then why did he buy it at the first time. This club is a big club. It has got 52000 people coming week in week out to see the players and the manager do rubbish in the pitch. Mike Ashley paid in total 240 million to buy this club. How was he going to make profit from this club? I see only 2 ways. One is to get the club into the champions league buy spending heavily on players. But that is tough thing to do given the quality of the teams up there. Then the other was the arsenal model. Buy young players and sell them when become good players. I think the owner choose this method. But biggest mistake he has made was to get a manager who didn’t agree with this method and to get a director of football to implement his method. Conflict of egos occurred and what most of us feared when we heard the name director of football has happened now. From then onwards Newcastle has gone down and down and now onto the championship. I would like to say again- IF YOU CANT ACCEPT SHEARER’S DEMAND IT IS NOT THE END OF THE ROAD. GET ANOTHER MANAGER WHO LIKES THE PASSING GAME AND STICK WITH HIM. WITHIN ONE MONTH EVERYONE WILL BE BEHIND HIM. Give me the job


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