Newcastle Fans Incredible And Unbelievable – Enrique

Newcastle’s Jose Enrique has branded Newcastle United fans as “the best in the land” today, and says he wants to stay to help the club back to the Premier League.

jose enrique  -100007751

Jose Enrique – I’m going nowhere

The Spanish U21 defender is worried that if the Newcastle players continue to leave the club and suitable replacements aren’t found before Tuesday’s transfer deadline Newcastle will be in big trouble – and not even Jose Mourinho’s could make a difference.

Enrique said today:

“I think all the senior players here say the same: we need some new players.”

“I believe in Chris Hughton and have confidence in him

“But Mourinho could come here and would have the same problem, we don’t have many players.”

Enrique insists that he wants out of the Championship, and has said he wants to stay and repay the tremendous loyalty of the Newcastle fans, who are still turning up in their great numbers on Tyneside and at away grounds.

That’s in spite of the current owner not speaking to the Newcastle fans for months.

There were almost 44,000 fans who packed into St. James’ for the last home game, against Sheffield Wednesday, 10 days ago. That’s only 400 less than Liverpool’s capacity crowd at Anfield.

The crowd is likely to be even bigger tomorrow night when a draw against visiting Leicester will take Newcastle to the top of the league.

The home gates son Tyneside so far this season are the 4th highest in England – and Newcastle are in the second division of English football.

Enrique continued:

“Things at the club were crazy here last season, but I have to think it’s not my problem.”

“I just have to play, and play well. If all the team think like that and we sign some new players, we can get back to the Premier League.”

“The support at Newcastle is unbelievable. The fans here are incredible, the best in England.” “Would a team in the Spanish Second Division get 44,000 fans for a game? No way.”

“There is no chance of a team in the First Division in Spain getting 44,000, except Real Madrid and Barcelona.”

“When I signed for Newcastle there were many famous names here – Michael Owen, Oba Martins and others.” “I thought I would be playing Champions League football here, now I play in the Championship. It’s strange!”

“All the time I read in the papers that I will go here or there, but I’m happy here. I want to get this club back into the Premier League.”

“I listen to talk about a lot of players coming and going but I want to stay no matter who leaves.”

Good words from Jose, and truthful too.

We’re not sure why Jose seems so worried about lack of players.

We’ve lost 10 players over the summer, brought one in on loan, but there’s still a good 58 hours left before the transfer window closes.

And we’re sure Mike Ashley has a plan to get all the players in we need before Tuesday afternoon at 5:0 pm.

Not! 🙁

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • jlarsen

    Aug 30, 2009 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #1

    I like José and I think he has huge potential as a left back. He is right about everything, we need new players in every position. We should sign Vaughan on loan, and go for a creative midfielder. I know Skjelbred is a fan, and he is so talented! But perhaps £5.000.000 is a bit expensive for Mikey… We won’t make it back to the premiership for free! And MA should know that.
    When it comes to our midfield, I believe Smith has shown great form, he should be our first choice in that position. We should rather play him and Guthrie there instead of Nicky Butt, who is way past his peak. Also, Nolan has done very well, let’s hope he continues to score goals. We need midfielders who can get on the scoresheet. But we need backup! We already have Jónas and Shola out with injuries, would recommend picking up Lovenkrands, considering he is a free agent. Open your wallet Mike Ashley, install Shearer as manager, or sell the club instantly. We are fed up with you ruining our great club. We have the best supporters, the best pitch and the best-looking kits. We just need a better team now, and it is about time! We should be up there with the great big european clubs. You can’t keep thinking about profits in every move you make, you need to make long-term investments in buying players, building a better team! Then great results and money will come when the time is right. Greetings from Norway.

  • Mags

    Aug 30, 2009 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #2

    I just hope Jose is still with us when the window slams shut.

  • maximus

    Aug 30, 2009 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Is this not the same player who said he would welcome interest from spanish teams not so long ago?

  • ronaldeano

    Aug 30, 2009 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Well said Jose.

    Enrique is a class act, he just gets better and better, even in the PL he inproved all the time. We need more players like him, he trys 100% evry game and he justifies the wages he gets imo

  • harry861

    Aug 30, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #5

    I agree with Ronaldeano
    Enrique is a class act, when he first came I had my doubts about him & over the past seasons he has cleared my doubts about him. He’s gives 100%
    every time he plays & he teams up with Jonas to perfection. 11 players like him we wouldn’t of been relegated. please stay.

  • Ericles

    Aug 30, 2009 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #6

    It is great to hear what Enrique has said. It is great to hear what Steven Taylor has said as well. Also it is good to hear that Chris wants to bring Lovenkrands back to NUFC. Things are looking up. Howay the lads, beat Leicester and we go top. Up yours Ashley you treacherous bum!

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 30, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Fair play to the lad, but I wouldn’t read too much into these statements. We heard the same hand-on-heart waffle from Damien Duff, Oba Martins and Habib Beye.

  • magpie6699

    Aug 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #8

    Would really like him to stay – he was improving at back end of last season and looks very strong this year. We need back-up for this position but not a replacement!

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 30, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #9


    …and RB

    …and CB

    …and RW

    …and LW

    …and CF

  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Aug 30, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #10

    aah think enrique is amazin, even though he plays in defence he causes the opposition problems, too bad gutierrez iz injured coz enrique n jonas on the left works miracles. haway newcastle

  • Lew Davies

    Aug 30, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #11

    IMHO Jose gets better and better every game. Think S Tayls has been working on his mind lol!
    Credit to him he is digging in and showing the kind of commitment we need. But we must get cover for him, cus if he gets crocked we are f’d.

  • devonshier-mag

    Aug 30, 2009 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #12

    hes deffo a player we need to keep class player easily 1 of the 5 i wanted to keep…3 of the others left oba,beye,bassong o well still got stevey t and jose.


You must log in to post a comment.