Jose Enrique Pushing For Spanish Cap Next Season


Spain are the rightful World Champions,  and it’s not too often that a country is both the reigning European Champions And World Champions at the same time.

Jose Enrique – can he get Spanish cap?


Of course France did that in 2000, when they won the European Championships having already been crowned as World Champions by beating Brazil in the 1998 final in France.

Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Seeing Spain win the World Cup is certainly something that any player in that country would want to aspire to.” “Jose had a very good season with us last season.”

“And he’ll be looking for more of the same.” “That’s the same with all of our players.” “But for Jose, he knows that Spain are the best team in the world.”

“He will look at the players in his position and will want to get to that level. I think that’s a normal thing for any top player.”

“The current set of Spanish players have certainly set the bar after winning the World Cup and, of course, the European Championships before that.”

“They’ve dominated in the last few years.” “But it’s certainly an exciting challenge because there are plenty of very good players who didn’t go to the World Cup.”

The man at left back for Spain during the World Cup was Villareal’s Joan Capdevila, and he was OK for the Spaniards, but nothing spectacular.

Joan has 52 caps for Spain with 4 goals, and cannot have too long left in Spain’s colors, given his age, so it will be an excellent opportunity for Jose to push for a starting place next season.

A good season back in the Premier League for Jose will be  a good start,  because there will be ample publicity back in Spain,  if he does well for Newcastle next season, and especially if Newcastle surprise a lot of people by doing better than expected.

That’s what we are hoping of course, but we all know that Jose is one of the best players at Newcastle right now, and was monumental for the club last season.

Comments welcome.



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107 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 14, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #1

    He should be in the team already. It only due to the fact we’re in the championship he wasn’t. He’s already better than that cheating, diving bastard Capedevilla.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jul 14, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #2

    And he will get it because he is 10 times the player of joan capdevilla.

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  • WesJameson

    Jul 14, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #3

    10 X the potential of capdevilla( excuse the spelling)

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  • G

    Jul 14, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #4

    I think the thing that prevented him getting a nod was his underwhelming 1st season with us. JK preferred to play a Left Midfielder as a full back, and that must have knacked the bulls confidence a bit. He looks like a very capable LB to me, and I for one would be happy if his form in the top flight is enough to get a nod for Spain.

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  • WesJameson

    Jul 14, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #5

    thats just crazy Geordie gerrard great minds think alike OR fools never differ? hahaha

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  • craigcoozy

    Jul 14, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #6

    lads jus gt lastest dan gosling has just checked in at newcastle he’s just got flight bck from ireland and arrived at a hotel with perch and confirmed he has signed !! apprently he is quite small !! he said he will be training with 1st team squad tomorrow so expect confirmation nxt few hrs !!!

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  • Darling27

    Jul 14, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s by far better than Capdevilla. Should have been in South Africa.

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  • lloydie780

    Jul 14, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #8

    craigcoozy thats a lie because he is out injured for another 3-4 months. Impossible. And Everton may still launch an appeal.

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  • Aza9

    Jul 14, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #9

    @ craigcoozy – how is Gosling going to train with the first team when he is 3 months away from recovering from injury? Not that i’m doubting your inside info but surely he will be on a specialized training program.

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  • lloydie780

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #10

    He wont be on any programme yet be 2 months before he even thinks about that, as for him being small thats common knowledge, and why would perch be coming with him?

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Craig- danny g is small, but he can certainly put in a tackle, I’m 6 ft 3 and he rattled me on a few occasions when we were both 16!! I didn’t think he went to Ireland, and I’m pretty sure he can’t train ATM!! Haha, that was litterally seconds after about the ten times bit mate haha.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #12

    He could be training tommorow, I ruptured both ligaments and was back training in 5 months, but only jogging and stuff.

    Has anyone seen how pathetic the blue scouse are being about the gosling deal, they won’t agree that there club messed up and there losing a potentially great player, there just saying he is rubbish. Poor first touch, slow and can’t pass. The only sentiment Id agree with there is that he is not the fastest but I wouldn’t say he were slow.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Well seeing as you were spot on with Perch i’ll be holding my breath in the next few hors waiting for confirmation .

    And with enrique, he does have a chance. Any other position its like impossible to get a spot but Capdevilla is a good player, nothing more and Enrique is better going forward and Spain love having there full backs flying on.

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  • craigcoozy

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #14

    apologies he will be at training ground tomorrow, apprently he was in newcastle weekend but was in silverstone so cudnt let you’s know! 🙁

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  • craigcoozy

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #15

    @Geordie-Gerrard7 – i didnt think he went to ireland but he walked in with perch and said they jus gt off flight 2 day! i dont normally find out if they signed or not i can only tell you if hes checked in at hotel but from horses mouth he actualy said he signed ! and will be at training with 1st team squad (wether thats meetin them or workin on injury havnt gt fogiest) like a say i told u bout perch 1day before he signed!

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  • slazberger

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #16

    lloydie780 – i imagine perch is stopping at the same hotel until he gets some digs sorted out.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #17

    Cheers craig, keep up the info mate.

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  • lloydie780

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Right apologies. . . . . .craigcoozy shall see what happens. Hope your right as would like to sign him but shall see. . . . anyone heard rumours of us getting Michael Bradley?

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  • The-Ciaran8

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Naaah I doubt we’ll get im if Gosling comes/

    I heard about Alan smith going to Celtic tho.

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  • Newutd

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Rumours started by fans who wants him that is, Lloydie. Good player, but we should really prioritize a striker.

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  • NI Toon

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Hi,

    I can confirm, a friend of mine works with Thomascook sport and the BT dept arranged his flight up North.
    This seems to match up with Craigcoozy so seems to be all but confirmed on the site.

    BTW my friend is an Everton fan and raging 🙂 makes it even more sweet a deal…

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  • JSYproject

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #22

    cant see us being after another young midfielder lloyd

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  • lloydie780

    Jul 14, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Dammit, would love Michael Bradley great honest player, was one of them fans dreaming it was true. Anyone seen Victor Obinna? He wants to go to Stoke so surely we could get him, quick, strong, defo worth a punt?
    Cheers NI Toon, hope you and Craigcoozy are right.

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  • Aza9

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Good stuff Craig, thanks for the inside info once again!

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  • JSYproject

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #25

    victor obbina is just like another martins.. All the pace you want but no real end product.

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  • slazberger

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Newutd – my worry is we cant get a striker unless xisco leaves, and after CH comments about giving him a chance he doesnt expect to sell him.

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  • Raffo

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Ciaran – where have u read the Smith rumour? I cant say I would be bothered to see him go, money off the wage bill and would sort of make sense as Gossling has clearly been told he will have the playing time he wants which would suggest someone from Smith, Nolan, Barton and Guthrie are going.

    I agree with Lloydie too though, Bradley would be a great addition

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  • The-Ciaran8

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #28

    CraigCoozy

    Do you Know of any other players that we could be getting?

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  • lloydie780

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #29

    I think it has to be Smith or Barton going if any but can’t see anyone wanting to take Barton. Logically due to wages and to be fair someone who will struggle to cut it at Premier league level in any position would suggest Smith, with him gone we would save £3mil a year on wages based upon him being on £60k a week. That would fund a new signing and his wages in one.
    true but we are not going to get another striker for under 5mil with quality. Worth having a punt on another Martins, and Obinna is’nt a bad shout for the money. Bradley would be quality, wish wasn’t a rumour.

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  • Raffo

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #30

    I think it will be smith and I would rather it was if we had to lose anyone. I cant see anyone taking Barton at this stage and I want to give him a crack and see what he can do, he is very creative.

    The only issue with that is we would lose the only real ‘defensive’ midfielder, although I think Guthrie and Barton can play the holding roles well enough in a 4-2-3-1 formation

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  • craigcoozy

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #31

    the-ciaran8 – no mate , like a say i love this site but dont post on it untill i have know for certain, i could quite easily cum on here everyday nd make shite up like sum people ! perch nd gosling are staying at hotel long term untill they get house! maybe reason they were having coffee together few hrs ago lol

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  • slazberger

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #32

    i seem to be in the minority here but i like smith, and i dont think nolan would have been able to get as many goals last season without him alongside.

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  • The-Ciaran8

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #33

    haha Okay mate. Fairplay.

    whos your source? haha.

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  • Raffo

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #34

    Nolan wont get as many goals with him or without him. Nolan is past his best and is now too slow for the premiership. I think they happened to be a couple of the ‘shining lights’ is down to the fact we were a league below our usual standard.

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  • The-Ciaran8

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #35

    haha Okay mate. Fairplay.

    whos your source? haha.

    and who does everyone think we have a chance off getting as a striker, cos we need one tbh.

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  • slazberger

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #36

    i agree there is a massive difference between the CC and the Premiership and all our players need to be up for it every single game.

    the problem with the year we got relegated was some players just didnt seem to care what happened to the club

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  • craigcoozy

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #37

    the ciaran8 – if i told you my source then i wudnt be to lets you know in future not worth someones job mate. av never met him bt ma source says he realy dwn to earth ! so hopefully we mite hav canny genuine player like enrique who is not here jus for the money !

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  • Raffo

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #38

    lets hope so eh Coozy.

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  • The-Ciaran8

    Jul 14, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Okay cheers craigcoozy Mate.

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  • howay man

    Jul 14, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #40

    nice one coozy
    any furthe information on de guzman scharner ,or macfadden or were they just simpleton paper talk?

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