Gutierrez Glad To Be Back Playing For Newcastle Again


Jonas Gutierrez is of course back on Tyneside getting fit, after his adventures playing for Argentina in the World Cup in South Africa over  the summer.

Jonas Gutierrez – will play some part on Saturday in Glasgow

Jonas told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Playing for Diego Maradona was a big honor for me.”

“But I have a lot of respect for Chris Hughton too – he can definitely lead us to a successful season again next year.”

“And I’m really looking forward to the new season with him.”

Gutierrez  had a great game on his Premiership debut against Manchester United, in the first game of our relegation season almost two years ago now.

Of course Kevin Keegan was still the Newcastle manager at that time, and it was about two weeks before the volcano blew up at the Newcastle club and all hell broke loose.

We only started to recover about a year ago after being devastatingly relegated to England’s second tier.

Jonas continued:

“It’s good to be back and playing for Newcastle United again. I can’t wait for the season to begin and be back as a Premier League player.”

“I have had a long holiday after the World Cup and I feel really refreshed and ready to go again.” “But I know that I must play hard to get into Chris Hughton’s best XI.”

“It was good to go back to Spain and play, but I must now focus on Saturday and playing against Rangers.”

Newcastle seem to be getting better with each one of the pre-season friendlies, and that’s good to see.

The lads played well in the last 45 minutes on Saturday against PSV, and good enough on Tuesday night to beat Deportivo, who are a good Spanish side.

Jonas continued:

“Deportivo are a good team and I expect them to do well next season, so for us to get a result and hold them at their own place is a big sign of progress from us after playing Championship teams last year.”

“The most important thing at this stage is to keep going with the fitness side of it, and results aren’t so vital.”

“Of course, we like to win football matches and losing is no fun, but we have to be in the very best condition when the season starts against Manchester United.”

It will be good to see Jonas back playing against Glasgow Rangers on Saturday afternoon, and we must look to winning that game, so we go into the Manchester United game with some confidence, that we can actually get a result at Old Trafford.

That would be a great start to the season for the lads, and may help lift some of the negativity currently on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.


77 comments so far

  • Toon XI

    Aug 5, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Let’s hope he stays healthy and has a good season.

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  • howay man

    Aug 5, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #2

    the enrique – gutierez partnership is going to be absolutely key to our survival.

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    Aug 5, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #3

    off topic, does anyone else get the problem with this sites articles that when u open them and it sometimes opens in the greyish colour that you cant open or post comments? im using firefox and it wont let me view the article about rios’s comments???

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  • balubas1

    Aug 5, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Glad to have you back Jonas!

    Without Jonas in the squad I would not be very optimistic for this season.

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  • balubas1

    Aug 5, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Rich TOON Bristol:

    YES. It happens occationally… totally random.

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  • Shearer

    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Rich TOON Bristol:

    Same mate I’m using Google Chrome but when it happens i got to http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Football/Premier+League/Newcastle+United

    Choose Ed’s article and it just Comes a normal Article always works for me mate 🙂

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #7

    rich tonn bristol
    when that happens to me i find a different article that opens in the normal format and then log in , once logged in go back on the article you wanted to read or post on and it should be ok , works for me anyway

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #8

    ah sweet lads, doesnt happen very often as i dont very often post comments but ive been on the laptop today so thought id put my 2 pennys in! normally just check the blog hourly on my mobile ( little bit OCD with NUFC’c going ons esp at this time o’year!) 🙂

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #9

    **NUFC’s going’s**

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Magpies losing winger race

    Newcastle United, 17:25, August 5, 2010

    Newcastle have been told they will have to pay £6million if they want to sign France international Hatem Ben Arfa.

    The Magpies are keen to sign the winger, who has been told he is free to leave Marseille, on a season-long loan but the French club want a permanent deal.
    Newcastle are believed to have offered Marseille £500,000 to take him for the season but they are holding out for a £6million permanent deal and that could scupper the move.
    There is also interest from German outfit Hoffenheim and they now appear to be in the box seat after meeting the player for talks.
    Hoffenheim coach Peter Ziedler revealed: “We were immediately on the same wavelength. Hatem made a good impression on us and we absolutely want him.”
    Magpies boss Chris Hughton now has a decision to make but £6million for one player could mean he is priced out of a move.

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #11

    i dont like the sounds of that quote from the hoff’s coach! :-s

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  • howay man

    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #12

    6 million is extremely cheap for a class young player, I would have expected him to cost double that easily the way players are costing nowadays, you said you had money to spend chris, now go and spend it!

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  • baro

    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Most of our transfers with Chris Hughton are done without any comment from Chris Hughton. All he said was Ben Arfa is a cracking player and there’s been no contact yet. That was a couple of weeks ago. Since, there are lots of reports that he has agreed to join us. Hopefully he can sign for us.

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #14

    i will be shocked if bem arfa signs , simply because ashley will not be spending any money , we getting desperate if we cant pay 6 million for 24 year old french international , he will sign for someone else and will be worth double that by end of season , the same as beckford will make us gutted that we did not fork out 1.5m in january but then bought best for a million , beckford will be worth a lot more if he has a half decent season with everton

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  • howay man

    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #15

    hoffenheim are crap anyways aren’t they.

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #16

    ash cobs- couldnt agree more mate!

    the hoffs are a mid table budesliga side howay man, sounds like they have quite big ambitions tho with a billionaire owner so who knows

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  • howay man

    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #17

    all I know is that it seems Ben Arfa wants to join us. Now he seem like the type of player that will kick up a fuss and will have to be dragged kicking and screaming to a club he doesnt want to be at, they can’t force him to join hoffenheim. And it seems marseilles are desperate to get rid of him, so aslong as ben arfa has his heart set on us, which a couple of articles ive read have said so, then we have nothing to worry about. He will be a necastle player!

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  • baro

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #18

    Howay Man

    Let’s hope

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #19

    ACWEBS

    Spot on mate, bloody hell we spent 8 million on Boumsong, surely we can tie up a deal for a world class player for 6 million.

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #20

    very true howay man! when you look at it like that it makes the whole thing less worrying,lol lets just hope and pray that he genuinely does wanna come to us and its not just agent/paper talk!

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  • Partizan

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #21

    howay man…Hoffenheim are definetly not crap considering that just 3 years ago they were in the regional league(3rd league).

    Same goes for Genoa,,,4 years ago they were in 3rd league and look at them now.

    Veloso,Rafinha,Ziculini,Luca Toni,Jose Manuel Flores were already signed so far this Summer,althoug they lost Zapater but everyone in Italy constatate that Genoa will be fighting for 4th place this season.

    You have to invest to beat the best….but only on the right people….so far Genoa invested soo smart bringing the right players its unbelievable.

    My point is……6 mill for Ben Arfa is nothing especially knowing that while in Lyon 3 years ago his value was around 12-15 mill.

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  • Partizan

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #22

    Check out this goal from Ben Arfa

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw5GK2yJq2o

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  • howay man

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Im all for this new transfer system we have of being extremely savvy, but come on, Stoke are willing to cash out TWELVE million on loic remy, STOKE! and we, NEWCASTLE UNITED can’t afford SIX million on Ben arfa, I never thought Id see the day. really depressing when you think about it.

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  • Ally

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Couple of articles lads the first from the official OM site and the second from football.fr

    25 Olympians have participated in the workout of the day center DRC on Thursday afternoon. After stretching and exercises with the fitness coach, the players participated in a giant bull in the center of the field (see pictures below).

    Despite the strong mistral, the laughter and applause others were out, all in a good mood. Note the presence Mamadou Niang (cured of his gastrointestinal) and Hatem Ben Arfa (pending departure).

    The attacking midfielder, French international Hatem Ben Arfa (23, 29 Ligue 1 matches in 2009-2010, 3 goals) wishes to leave Olympique Marseille quickly transfer market but a very calm prevented from finding a buyer few weeks. Olympique de Marseille has received a loan offer from Newcastle. If this destination should be the player, the club prefers to sell it. Another offer came to Hoffenheim, a club that does not wish to join Hatem Ben Arfa. In addition, the German club have suggested that 5 million euros. As a result, a meeting should be held in Marseille Friday to seal the future of Hatem Ben Arfa. The player should be offered to Werder Bremen, Parma, Genoa and AC Milan to see if the clubs want to make offers.

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #25

    to me its pretty similar to the recession we are in at the moment we have debt and that needs to be cut , but if we concentrate on nothing else and cut to much to quick , it will have the opposite affect and we will end up in more debt , we are the same we need to get our finances in order over a number of years but will we not get them in order quicker as a strong premier league club than a championship club ?

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  • baro

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #26

    http://www.sportdog.gr/v3/article.aspx?id=141507&page=3

    Greek news site says that we have paid 2.5 million for Arevalo Uruguayan player.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #27

    baro

    Can you speak Greek mate lol????

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  • baro

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #28

    U serious? Hell NO! I just right click and click page info than select translate page.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #29

    hahaha sorry just me being a glum ass 😕

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  • Partizan

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Howay….Exactly mate,,,STOKE!!

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  • Shearer

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #31

    just translated that page that’s what it says:- 😉

    Vangelis Marinakis has shelved the transfer for the following reason: qualify for the next round of the Europa League. If all went smoothly in today’s game with Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Olympics will open the defense acquisition means, he wants to have “closed” until the end of the week.

    Priority is the Arevalo Rios! English publication is brought to the fore yesterday and Newcastle and even stated that it is ready to offer 2.5 million in Penariol. But despite the “wedge” of the English club at the Olympic camp there is concern and say they will not get into the auction process.

    The information indicates that Olympiakos is the find the ace for three Uruguayan cooperation (he wants to come to port), is very good at track and negotiations with Penariol (has 25% of the rights of the player) and company that controls the Arevalo. The agreement nearly two million and now all that remains is to turn the “green light” the Marinakis.

    Of course, one can not exclude the possibility that there is some involvement in the case, for example, any “false step” of the Olympic in Israel or in the event that an surprise last minute. Moreover, Olympiacos consider other options …

    Loan Petrovic

    The Rantosav Petrovic likes to Kovasevits Darko, the chairman of Partizan, Dragan Tzourits say they have already started contacts to move the 20 year old international midfielder in the “red” with the form of borrowing. The Darko ‘ticked’ as well, in the case of Viliam Wenger, while still “plays” of Diego Perez. In regard is always the name of Alexander Tziolis.

    Lead by Joe, scenarios Souazo

    As regards the options for the Olympic attack, overriding the case of Brazilian Striker Manchester City, Joe. The “people” want to give (also borrowed) and interest and Dynamo Kiev, which is preparing to offer 5 million. Yesterday the Italian media have linked the name of the International Olympic to Honduras four of Real Madrid, David Souazo.

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  • BASSKING-FUSE

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #32

    yep, i agree with Howay to. Gutierrez should pick up where he left off last season

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  • Mac

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Just done a little Denis Wise scouting and watched a few Ben Arfa Vids on utube. Fast direct and for some reason i thought he was greedy but to be honest he isn’t he has a great eye for a pass and created so many chances. I also thought he was lightweight and would be pushed off the ball a little too easy but again he wasn’t he’s actually a bit of a terrier. My one criticism of him is he is amazingly 1 footed. Buy himi thought come on………..

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  • JonathonGutierrez

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #34

    averagely, how much money do you think we have to spend on players?

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  • wickywoowoo

    Aug 5, 2010 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #35

    I see QPR signed Adel Taarabt from Tottenham on a 3 year deal.

    I think we could have done with him. The guy has insane skill but just needs coaching correctly and Hughton is the perfect man for that.

    He would have been a lot cheaper than Ben Arfa too, plus he is younger and used to the English game.

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  • slazberger

    Aug 5, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #36

    Adel Taarabt has appeared 9 times for spurs in four years, hardley used to the premiership.

    plus i assume hughton would of known about him from his old colleagues a spurs and desided not to bother

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  • Thump

    Aug 5, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #37

    The grey theme is the mobile theme. It’s a problem with the mobile theme that Ed has installed, it doesn’t seem to recognise user agent data (your browser) correctly and that messes things up.

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  • wickywoowoo

    Aug 5, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #38

    Read what I said – I said he is used to the English game.

    He has been at QPR for the best part of two season. Unless QPR are Bolivian in your world?

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  • slazberger

    Aug 5, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #39

    only of wikipedia but he obviously thinks he is better than others think

    Taarabt went on to state his intention to sign for one of the top clubs in Spain “I hope to be playing for one of the top four in Spain next season — Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. I have contact with good teams and I know that they want me. Now I just have to hope they can agree a deal with Tottenham.”[16]

    Taraabt signed for Queens Park Rangers F.C. on August 4th 2010 on a 3 year contract for a fee of £600k rising to £1m depending on the club’s achievement during the 2010-11 Championship season, with £200k being paid to Spurs if the club finishes in 6th place or higher, and £200k due if the club achieves promotion to the Premier League.

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  • slazberger

    Aug 5, 2010 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #40

    no but in your world does that make a conference player better than Ben Arfa hes played for a very poor championship side for 2 years so that means we should sign him?

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