Coliccini And Gutierrez Again Called Up By Argentina


News today that both our Argentine Internationals – Coloccini and Gutierrez have been called up by their country for the important World Cup qualifying games in a couple of weeks time.

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Gutierrez – missed last 5 Newcastle games

The World Cup qualifying games are against Peru and Uruguay on October 10th and 13th, and could decide if  Argentina qualifies for the finals in South Africa next summer.

Gutierrez has now missed five games with a hamstring problem picked up in the Carling Cup victory over Huddersfield on August 26th, but he has been back in training last week at Benton.

Gutierrez is expected to return to action within the next week, either in Wednesday’s home game against QPR or Saturday’s visit of Bristol City.

And Hughton has even said it may be an advantage to get him match fit by playing for Argentina – so Newcastle could even benefit in that way.

But of course, as we found out with Michael  Owen, he can go and play for his country and return injured.

Michael always seemed more concerned about playing for England than  Newcastle,  who were paying his ridiculously high wages.

So the club has some experience in these matters – and we just have to hope both players return uninjured from their exploits in South America.

Comments welcome.



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15 comments so far

  • Jeff D

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Argentina not serious about qualifying then lol!!!

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  • Charlietoon

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #2

    I hope Owen never wears the England shirt again….and I really hope he never wins the champions league trophy he missed when he moved to liverpool.

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  • batty

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #3

    watch them both come back injured

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  • RyanToon

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #4

    HOW ON EARTH DOES COLO MAKE THE SQUAD! LOL

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #5

    you have to trust the honesty of your players, lets face it if they don’t want to play, its better they sit on the bench, than be a liability on the pitch.

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  • summerof69

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Argentina not serious about qualifying then lol!!!

    lol what is more hilarious is the fact that maradona rates gutierrez as argentinas 3rd most important player behind messi and mascherano

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 27, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Jonas is our best attacking player.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 27, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #8

    …no, what’s more hilarious is the fact that some NUFC fans constantly rip into our own players even when we are playing well and winning. Pathetic.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 27, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Argentina not serious about qualifying then lol!!!

    lol what is more hilarious is the fact that maradona rates gutierrez as argentinas 3rd most important player behind messi and mascherano

    he actualy is probably right, jonas tracks back, adds height, good in a tackle and will run all day long, he is good. as for colo, we havent seen the best of him he is very very good when on form, i would like to have him at right back though a couple of times to see how he looks

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  • batty

    Sep 27, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Dragonera // Sep 27, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    …no, what’s more hilarious is the fact that some NUFC fans constantly rip into our own players even when we are playing well and winning. Pathetic
    <<<<aye spot on

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  • Jonas18

    Sep 27, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #11

    http://www.zshare.net/video/6539581049fe4f0a/

    Watch the above video, and you will see why Gutierrez is rated so highly by Maradona. Look at ALL that Gutierrez does for the team, and you’ll see what an amazing player he really is. He may not score 10 goals a season or get 10 assists a season BUT he does so much for the team that he is an automatic choice for Maradona and I fully agree with that.

    He starts almost ALL of our attacks in matches, Creates so many of our attacking plays, Links up the play beautifully, tracks back and defends doggedly, is an absolute WORKHORSE, Runs at and past players with the ball and has pace to scare defenders, so much so that they double up on him leaving space for the other attackers in our team!

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  • hungarian fan

    Sep 27, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Kadar in the U20 World Cup should be in Egypt, but the invocation of the great NUFC not let go. To the best of his position in the Hungarian National Team.
    (Hungarian – Honduras today evening)

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  • ginkoh

    Sep 27, 2009 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #13

    We have to accept that Argentina want their all best players available now because they’re in danger to lose their seat in World cup.

    I hope Jonas can play his part to help Argentina win the place for World Cup qualify not just for himself, for the club but I want to see them in World Cup too.

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  • only1ameobi

    Sep 27, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Any idea when Jonas is due back for us?
    I agree, it’s wrong to rip our players especially when they’re in good form. I reckon Colo has been better than Jose as of late and he’s been being praised left right and centre

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  • workyticket

    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #15

    hungarian fan // Sep 27, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    “Kadar in the U20 World Cup should be in Egypt, but the invocation of the great NUFC not let go. To the best of his position in the Hungarian National Team.”

    He’s injured, Hungarian fan.

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