Jonas Third On Argentine Team Sheet Behind Mascherano, Messi


Argentina may struggle to qualify for the World Cup in South Africa next year.

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Jonas Gutierrez – 3rd on Argentine team sheet

The manager of the team, Diego Maradona has made some ridiculous statements following the defeat against Brazil on Saturday by saying Newcastle winger Gutierrez is the 3rd name on his team sheet.

Javier Mascherano (Liverpool) and Lionel Messi (Barcelona) are the only players in the team that get the nod ahead of Jonas, who currently is playing second division football in England with the famous Newcastle United side.

While Jonas started last season in excellent form on Tyneside, he tailed off, as did his team-mate Fabricio Coloccini, and Newcastle were relegated for the first time in 20 years.

But such is the status of the Newcastle club – who are now top of the second division after 5 games,  with only a single goal conceded in those 5 games – Gutierrez and Coloccini have been assured of their places in the Argentine squad.

The former Real Mallorca winger has looked extremely good this season in the second division, as has Coloccini, but that’s what you would expect of Argentine Internationals playing in England’s second division.

We think the statement made by Maradona may have had something to do with Jonas not being available for the game against Brazil – a little excuse perhaps? He probably needs some because Argentina has not looked good for a while.

That’s a surprising statement by Maradona for sure, but hey the two of them are starters in the Newcastle side this season, and we’ll support them 100% in the combined effort of the coaches, players and fans to get the Newcastle club back whet they belong – in the Premier league.

Coloccini was an unused substitute against Brazil, but given how the defense tried to contain Brazil and failed so miserably, we wouldn’t  be at all surprised if Fabricio gets a recall to the side for the game at Paraguay on Wednesday.

This is another tough game for Argentina, who are placed 4th in the qualifying league, and a full 5 points behind Paraguay.

Argentina are currently ranked 6th in the world, one place behind England.

If Fabricio plays in that game let’s hope he remains injury free, and is available for our game at Cardiff next Sunday, which of course is much more important. 😀

Comments welcome.



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162 comments so far

  • toonsy

    Sep 7, 2009 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Maradona – Gotta love him, perhaps he went on a drugs bender before this statement

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  • Ruvio

    Sep 7, 2009 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #2

    he said it quite a bit before the loss against brazil ed
    he’s been saying this for about 4 weeks

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  • Shah

    Sep 7, 2009 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle supporters are one of the best, but are also very very critical of their players, its all about confidence and self belief. We have always jinxed so many good players!! so lets not critisize jonas for not being a good crosser of the ball any more! All the newcastle players read these blogs, they dont need negativity. Jonas is class, lets support him.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 7, 2009 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Shah // Sep 7, 2009 at 9:22 PM

    Yes, im sure Jonas and Colo are tucked up right now reading this very blog (sarcasm)

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  • Tino 11

    Sep 7, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Shah // Sep 7, 2009 at 9:22 PM

    All the newcastle players read these blogs, they dont need negativity. Jonas is class, lets support him.
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    I doubt that very much, and if it was true then Nicky Butt will probably commit suicide after today’s comments!

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 7, 2009 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Tino 11

    LOL

    Shah

    I do agree that we are far too critical of our players, and also far too willing to adopt the view of the very press we hate.

    Yes Jonas’ final ball was poor for the most of last season, but his dribbling ability and willingness to go at players caused oppsing teams many problems. Jonas’ runs often left teams stretched and out of shape. Too bad we didnt have any other quality players to capitalise on that.

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  • Elfy_Toon

    Sep 7, 2009 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #7

    isnt it ironic that the players ppl wanted rid of in the summer ended up stayin and players who said they wanted to stay or we wanted to stay ended up goin :S

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  • alkinou

    Sep 7, 2009 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Two things surprised me in this article. The statements about Jonas (yes, he’s good and just what we need on Tyneside, but not that good) and the fact that England are ranked 5th in the world.

    The football world will never fail to surprise me (most of that is still done by Newcastle though)

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  • Elfy_Toon

    Sep 7, 2009 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #9

    alkinou why does england being ranked 5th suprise you :S

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 7, 2009 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Elfy

    England are far from the 5th best team in the world…

    …Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Germany, Italy, France, Ivory Coast, and Ghana are all better teams imo.

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  • Ashton

    Sep 7, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Fabrice pancrate is a free agent we should sign him up

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  • Elfy_Toon

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Dragonera u think so? i mean england have been much much better under cappelo they are a squad of world beaters with a proven class manager, both portugal and argentina have been playing awfully under there current managers, ok not awfully but not there usual standard same as france. and i think they are a gonna b challengers at next yrs world cup, i dont disagree with u i think those teams are gr8 that uve named but mayb ur underestimating england because of there past shite

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #13

    France are in disarray atm, did you hear Henry’s assessment?..
    …Ouch!..
    …Russia are brittle, portugal are cheats as are italy!..
    …& it’s decided on results, isn’t it?..

    …Btw, i don’t support england, so please don’t say i’m biased!..

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Elfy

    I just think that those teams, when push comes to shove, produce the quality that wins high pressure matches. England always seem to buckle under pressure and always seem to struggle against good footballing sides. End up chasing shadows for 90 odd minutes

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  • alkinou

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Elfy_Toon

    We have to judge England on the last results they have had. Yes there has been an improvement since Capello arrived but there last results against other top sides are bad. They are yet to prove what they are worth against good teams under Capello and if they do that then they could be worthy of a 5th place in my opinion.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #16

    I also don’t buy in to the media hype that claims the likes of Lescott, SWP, Johnson, Carrick etc are world class. Imo, the only world class players we have is Lampard. The rest don’t ever produce the goods on the international stage. Especially Gerrard, Lampard and our CB pairing.

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  • Elfy_Toon

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #17

    thas a gd point dragonera, they do usually but dont u think under cappello they seem to have found that organisation and determination to drive and grind a result out neway they can. those teams do play well and better as a team tho b4 cappello england were the only team imo that couldn function properly even tho on paper one of the best squads in the world.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #18

    I meant Rooney, not Lampard*

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #19

    Elfy

    To be honest i am not that impressed by Capello. He has turned England into an organised side, but he hasn’t really got the team playing decent football…and he never will, he doesnt operate that way. He would rather an organised performance that simply grinds out results. However, are England good enough to grind out a high pressure match against Italy or Germany. Two teams very good at that style of play? Or are England organised enough to keep a proper Netherlands or Spain side quiet for 90mins? I have my doubts.

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  • Elfy_Toon

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #20

    the media do hype them up rather a little lol personally i think ferdinand is one of the most overrated players around, cant stand him. terry, joe cole (brilliant when fit) gerrard lampard rooney?? i think we hav alot of star players that are used to the limelight that when they get together they just fail. but again i think cappello has them workin gr8, more like a team than b4

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  • batty

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #21

    aye must admit ivory coast and ghana havent missed a world cup finals yet there that good lol

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  • ark13y

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #22

    England are ranked 7th in the world, Argentina 8th.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Batty

    I am going by their current crop of players. Especially Ghana, who for once look like a unit, and not just individual players like Nigeria.

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  • Ashton

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #24

    I don’t know about you guys but Jonas is very good when he playes for argentina he never stops runing and tracking back plus he is their tallest player so he is very important in defending set pieces, also he is quite effective he is got like an assist and a goal in his last four games for the NT , So I wouldn’t be too surprised if Maradona said that

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  • batty

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Dragonera england would beat both of them teams 9 times out of 10

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  • batty

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #26

    but ive been saying for years now that england are the most over rated team going

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  • DevonMag

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #27

    On the fifa website it says england are 7th in the world. A far more accurate placing I reckon

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  • Stardust

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #28

    So Deigo maradona now knows nothing according to some of our “fans”

    Just how many have we ruined – of cours they all know Jonas had no end product last year – as every pedestrian midfielder was at the edge of our 18 yarder as he was at theirs, as Michael Owne hid behind defences and not created any space- as Oba Martins – well I just havent got a clue what he did.

    Fickle and Newcastle Fans are one and the same.

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Dragonera,
    right , right, right mate…
    …gerrard the thug & lampard are w class, just not in the same team…swp, defoe, james, etc defo aren’t!..
    …As for rooney, his hype is too much!..

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #30

    batty

    Yes, they demonstrated that against the mighty Slovenia mid week didn’t they. With that stone wall penalty, and Defoe’s cleanly hit shot from outside the box, oh wait….

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  • DevonMag

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #31

    got there first ark13y!

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  • batty

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #32

    and i wouldnt say rooney was in the top 20 or 30 of best players in the world

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  • DevonMag

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Dragonera, I personally have a lot more confidence in this England team than any I have ever lived to see, at the tender age of 19 that admitedly is not very many but all the same! Capello has got us playing as a unit, which is refreshing, and he is a perfectionist, which is reassuring. However, I still feel when it comes to quality we are far below Brazil and Spain, still below Holland, Russia and Germany but better than Italy and Argentina. Although to be fair Hiddink is the main reason Russia play so well these days, and Maradona the reason Argentina dont.

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #34

    Aye,
    & their typical arrogant capitulation towards the end…EeeK!..

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  • Rangerman

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #35

    I don’t see what people are picking at to be honest, he hasn’t said he’s the third best player in the squad, just that he’s important to Argentina and how they set their team up, similar to when Ferguson talks about the importance of Darren Fletcher.

    He was saying before the game how much of a miss he would be as he wanted him to track Maicon.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #36

    Maradona made that comment at least a month ago Ed.

    Stardust your spot on!

    btw if Jonas had an end product he’d be worth 30 mill

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  • batty

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #37

    dragonera like ive siad england are very over rated but we would still be expected to beat teams like ivory and ghana

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  • DevonMag

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #38

    Batty I would say Rooney is definitely in the top 20, maybe the top 10. He’s only 23 and when played in the right position with the right support he is a sublime talent! He looks like a centre back but has such a deft touch and an amazing footballing mind. Not to mention he performs on a big stage, and never stops working for the team. One of the only players that re-produces his club form/enthusiasm on an international stage. First name on our team sheet, without a doubt.

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  • batty

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Toon_Factor // Sep 7, 2009 at 10:30 PM

    Maradona made that comment at least a month ago Ed.

    Stardust your spot on!

    btw if Jonas had an end product he’d be worth 30 mill
    <<<<< divent say that man ashley mite sell him you know he reads this blog

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Rooney is over hyped!

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