Scunthorpe Had Two Chances And Scored From Both

Jonas Gutierrez talked to the press after last night’;s game and was one was one of the few senior stars that was prepared to explain the terrible and humiliating loss.

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Jonas Gutierrez – unacceptable loss

The Argentine told the Evening Chronicle after the game:

“We need our fans more than ever now.” “We haven’t won for four games and now Saturday is the perfect chance to repay our supporters.”

“We must give them something back.” “If we play like we did against Scunthorpe we’ll win more than we lose.”

“We are supposed to be the team that came from the Premier League and are at the top of the Championship. We have to keep the ball more and take our chances.”

“If we don’t then other teams will punish us and take their chances when they get them.”

It seems that Newcastle just didn;’ take their first half chances and that first goal would have given them the confidence to settle down, but you would still expect these highly paid players to come out of last night;s game with more than a defeat.

It’s just so embarrassing and we wonder how many more humiliating losses lie in store for us this season?

The post-game stats did show that Newcastle dominated the game but that’s cold comfort when you lose.

Jonas added:

“We tried very hard to get a result so this is disappointing.” “I think we did the right things and we had a lot of opportunities to score.”

“That’s how the game works – if you miss chances you end up losing matches.” “It’s difficult to take but in three days we have another match.”

“This is a game we have to win – there can be no excuses.” “That’s what we have to start thinking about straight away.”

“We played a good game because of the amount of opportunities and the possession we had. The defense didn’t have too many problems.”

“Scunthorpe seemed to have two opportunities and they scored them both.”

By the end of the game many Newcastle players looked completely gutted, and just like last Saturday at Forest, the Scunthorpe’s players celebrated wildly, with one of the biggest results in their 59-year Football League history.

Jonas reflected:

“They were just desperate to take anything from the game.

“They were digging in at 1-1 and defending, they just wanted something and you could see that at the end by the way they celebrated.”

We cannot feel sorry for ourselves, and the lads have to regroup and come out  against Doncaster Rovers as though they were up against Manchester United, and just play their socks off – if we do that surely we can register a much needed win.

21 comments so far

  • Dennis Twice

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #1


  • Dennis Twice

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #2

    …and Ashley out now and yesterday…..

  • Dennis Twice

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Gareth Southgate sacked

  • G

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #4

    It may be my imagination, or does there seem to be less effort on the pitch since MA ‘hinted’ that he may take the club off the market? Certainly a lot of players in our squad will have spoken to thier agents recently and implied that a new house in the home counties / abroad may be in order. Heads seem to have dropped and morale is plummeting. We need to get behind the team, regardless of who the owner is, regardless of who the manager is, and regardless of what we feel. Make some noise against Donny and become the 12th man again toon, because right now, we are needed, more so than ever.

  • premier

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Perhaps there players dont practice shooting at Barn Doors (and missing) in training!!

  • G

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #6

    @ permier – the words ‘cow’s ar*e and banjo’ spring to mind!

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #7

    If Coloccini is fit on saturday he MUST be partnered with Kadar. 2 recognised centre backs is the way to go surely. I know Kadar has no experience,so here is his chance to step up to the plate and show us what he’s made of. Of course Hughton has to have the nuts to play him. We’re at home ‘gainst a team that is supposed to play the ball on the deck and doesn’t bombard defences aerially which should suit Colo and Kadar. This way we get Simpson out to Rb with Taylor in front of him and play Ranger up front, he’s our BEST striker.

  • G

    Oct 21, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Nail on the head Shot Bru – Colo has to play, drop Kivshalivanmillivanilli as he is garbage, get Simpson back to RB as he is too weak to be a CB, and get our best grafter up front again, as frankly the team have missed the workrate, and we looked better when he was chasing the ball than we did with either Lover or Marlon the lumper waiting for service that isnt comming.

  • lesh

    Oct 21, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #9

    G@4, yes I think you may well be right tht some heads have gone down since it became clear that himself was to continue pleasuring himself with the club.

    The players are after all human and will have ‘enjoyed’ the fruits of the caring stewardship they and we witnessed last season.

    The player’ll have had hopes of a new dawn and those hopes have been dashed.

    Understandable, I’d say.

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 21, 2009 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Hey G, there’s been a lot of chat on the blog over the last couple of days about boycotting home games to force Ashley’s hand to sell up. What do you reckon, are you in favour of boycotting or still turning up and supporting the team?

  • craigmag

    Oct 21, 2009 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Personally I think until Shola comes back we are always going to be lacking the goals that he can bring. Although he can’t cut it in the Prem, he knows where to be to get goals in the Championship. Until then, Ranger needs to have a run, once he gets a goal the confidence to score more will come.

    As for defence, it has showed in recent weeks how much we miss Colo and Taylor, against teams that we should be beating easily if we could field our best team.

    For the next month I think its going to be a bumpy ride until we get our players back, until then, if we can manage to shore up the make-shift defence – hopefully with Colo and Kadar this weekend – and maybe nick a few wins, confidence will be restored and a full strength side can start playing well again.

    We will miss Smith this weekend though, hopefully he wont be replaced by Butt!

    We should win on Sat as long as we dont play Simpson and Kish at CB, give Carroll a chance with Ranger as I think he has been unlucky not to grab a goal.


    Simpson Colo Kadar Enrique

    R Taylor Gutherie Nolan Guiterrez

    Ranger Carroll

  • G

    Oct 21, 2009 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Boycotting the games will not hurt MA, it will hurt the support staff at SJP who rely on the income to pay thier bills. Boycotting games is not the way to hurt MA. Showing contempt by turning your backs, and singing is the only way to hurt him. Besides, if revenue’s go down it isn’t likely to help us find a new owner is it? Boycotting games is a stupid suggestion made by stupid people.

  • NewcastleMole

    Oct 21, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Yet more patronising words from the First Team.

  • lesh

    Oct 21, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Craigmag @ 11, we should have won the previous three games too.. but we didn’t and names and reputation mean not a thing – what’s importnat is the attitude in the match!

    G @12, agreed and a boycot’ll impact on the fast becoming dissilusioned players on the field.

    Support the players for goodness sake – the better the results the better chances of being bought out.

  • NewcastleMole

    Oct 21, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #15

    -= SELL =-

    Costs £18m a year in wages for this lot of underachivers

  • G

    Oct 21, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #16

    @ NewcastleMole – Colo has been one of our best players this season, give him another crack at the prem before you write him off. RTaylor is the only player with decent crossing ability we have. Guthrie is looking better and better, although he does still have the odd duff game, and Ameobi has looked like Pele when fit in this division. Your recomendations would condemn us to league 1.

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 21, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Craigmag like your lineup, i would go with the same but play Lovenkrands just off Ranger. Purely because Krands is more mobile and is more effective in defending from the front than Carroll is, which could be key in stopping Doncaster building up play from the back.

  • G

    Oct 21, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Besides, who would play for the first team? Perhaps CH could just turn up with 11 pairs of predator boots and ask the fans who fancies a match?

  • NewcastleMole

    Oct 21, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #19


    i know full well we arent in a position to sell any of them but they’re all average players, that arent even performing consistently in this division.

    Colo is good in air but terrible on the floor.
    R.Taylor doesn’t do much hasn’t got pace and cant take his man on.
    Ameobi scores a hatrick and everyone thinks he’s superstar striker.
    Guthrie has went backwards this year his heart isnt it.

  • NewcastleMole

    Oct 21, 2009 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #20

    at least the fans would play with 110% passion and effort.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Oct 21, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #21

    We are just not good enough. This league has a poor standard of football & with the so called superstars we have we should be 10 points clear 2 points from 4 very winnable games is just not good acceptable. Buit until Ashley goes we are just going to have to get used to defeats like this as there will be a lot more to come over the next 7 months


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