Just No Time For Spiderman Mask After Gutierrez Goal

When Jonas Gutierrez scored the vital first Newcastle goal on Saturday we were hoping he didn’t bring out his Spiderman mask, because there was precious little time left in the game and Newcastle were still losing 2-1.

Jonas Gutierrez – not appropriate to wear mask

And we thought Jonas was very appropriate after he scored, as the only thing he wanted to do was race back to the center circle to get the game going again, as Newcastle still had a lot of work to do.

And this seems to be exactly what his thinking was, as he told Newcastle United TV this morning:

“It was a good point after the first half, but we wanted to take all three.”  “We’re away from home, though, so we have to be happy with the draw.”

“For my goal, I saw the chance to take the ball after the goalkeeper threw it to the defender and then it was one on one. I decided to go around the goalkeeper and thankfully it worked.”

“I didn’t have my Spiderman mask with me, but even if I did I wouldn’t have used it because we needed all of the time to get more goals.”

“It was a good time to get the goal with 20 minutes to go and we got another soon after.”  “After that we had 15 minutes more to get a winner and I had a couple of chances.”

“All of the team were trying very hard to get another goal but sadly it didn’t come and we must be happy with a point.”

One thing that Chris Hughton has asked Jonas to do to become an even better footballer is to score more goals.

And he’s got a couple of goals in the last few games, with Saturday’s goal a wonderful individual effort, as he stole the ball from the full back after the goalkeeper had thrown the ball to him.

It would have been easy for Jonas to panic, but that’s not what he did as he rounded the goalkeeper brilliantly, before putting the ball into the back of the net. An opportunist goal worthy of the great Alan Shearer.

And it was Jonas in that second half who almost won the game for Newcastle with two late efforts, when he went very close both times.

This lad looks like another savvy buy for the Newcastle club.

Comments welcome.

3 comments so far

  • Solaidback

    Mar 22, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #1

    Just ashame the first half wasn’t played the same as the second half as we would have won by 3 or 4 goals instead of a draw 🙁

    Why do the boys do that, I was crapping me self at half time, thinking tif they score again, we’ve lost, especially with WBA just a point behind us too, we should be looking to win all matches, play as if its a win or stay in the fizzy pop for another season type game…

    I think the lads see the gap to 3rd as a safety net, they should be looking at it as a challenge to gain a bigger gap & try & get us the silverware to go with the promotion now, not just promotion!!!

    We have Donny tomoz nite, lets hope we can win that & give us a 4 point gap to WBA before its us chasing them for the silverware!!!

  • Chris G

    Mar 22, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #2

    I think you’re scraping the barrel a bit with this story, Ed

    He said that he didn’t have his spiderman mask with him, so he couldn’t have put it on, even if he’d wanted to

    And if he’d had his spiderman mask with him, I’m sure he would have been quite capable of putting the mask on while he was running back to the centre circle without losing any of the time needed to get more goals!

    Have you stopped to think why he didn’t even bother to take his mask with him? Yes, of course, it may have been because he didn’t expect to score a goal, so maybe he thought he wouldn’t need it. Or maybe he thought it was not appropriate, because he’s slightly embarrassed by the image that he’s created, and wishes that he’d never put the bloody thing on in the first place. I suspect that he just wants to put all that crap behind him, and wants to be taken more seriously as a footballer instead


    Mar 22, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #3

    we will do well to hang on to him this summer. the way he runs at defenders just makes them sh#t their pants. he is absolutely fearless. it sounds crazy when you say it out loud, but we have an Argentinian starter in our team


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