Jose Enrique Determined To Get Good Start To Season

Jose Enrique was one of the players helping to sell the new Puma black and white striped strip, that went on sale yesterday.

Jose Enrique – seems confident about new seaosn

And from what we could see the sale was a huge success on Tyneside – with fans snapping up the new strips off the shelves, and all three Puma strips for Newcastle this season look very good.

Jose talked to the Evening Chronicle  while he was on duty yesterday and said:

“We are determined to get a good start to the season.” “It’s good to be going there when the confidence is very high at this stage of the season.”

“We have a tough start against two of the toughest sides in Man U and Aston Villa.” “If we can get a result from those games, we have a real chance of a good season.”

After the excellent win on Tuesday night at Deportivo, confidence is high in the Newcastle camp, and that never-say-die spirit is there for all to see, and it has to be worth a few vital points next season – and that’s one big difference from the team that was relegated 15 months ago.

Jose is one of the Newcastle players who has been in top form in pre-season, and of course was fantastic for Newcastle all last season.

Jose continued:

“We have to be positive – it was good for morale in Depor and it was good for players to get the full 90 minutes.”

“At this stage of pre-season it was good for us to get a result against a team like that.” “They are a team that should do well. They have a lot of young players but they are a good team that finished 10th last season.”

“They play for that trophy every year and there have been some good teams who have played in that final like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.” “Hopefully we can win another one this season!”

The game tomorrow at Ibrox against Glasgow Rangers will be a good and tough test for the lads, and we have to think we can win the game, but it will give the fans a good idea as what may be possible at Old Trafford a week on Monday night, in a game that will be live on TV around the world.

Jose continued:

“This will be a test against a team that will play in the Champions League next season.” “They’re the best team in Scotland and it’s the last test before Manchester. We want to get our match fitness just right for that game.”

“It’s good to play against a team like Man United in the first game.” “They are not up to 100% yet as players have played at the World Cup.”

“Two years ago we drew, so we can take confidence from that as well.” “We can win or draw again.”

We’d be happy with a good performance in that first league game, but if we get anything out of the game at all, it would be great for Newcastle to start the season with, and will give the lads enormous confidence so early on in the season.

Only 10 days to go before we will find out.

Comments welcome.

34 comments so far

  • Obafan

    Aug 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Any news about Arevalo?

    The Arfa saga really starts to annoy me.

    Enrique and Colo are IMO the 2 best players of our squad.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 6, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #2

    for me Enrique, Collo and Jonas are the first 3 names on the team sheet

  • burnsie

    Aug 6, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #3

    mmmmmmm look at them doughnuts above!!!!!

  • xfer

    Aug 6, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Enrique is extremely good for us. Best player for me. He is so solid at the back, makes off the ball runs, what more can we ask.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 6, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Rangers game is on ESPN tomorrow from 12:30

  • saroof

    Aug 6, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #6

    strength combined with pace…..he s the perfect lb that one could hope for……there was many moments in the tottenham game a few years back highlighting his pace where he was matching stride for stride against lennon who is the fastest player imo in premiership……..but the area he could improve is maybe in sliding tackles…just doesnt do that…mind you he needn t do that coz he has pace to burn…..but in future it would do well if he can…….go go the bull!!!!

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 6, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #7
  • the holy grail

    Aug 6, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #8

    been reported on local radio newcastle have bid for bellamy no details if loan or to buy its just been said.

    Not sure if that would be good or bad???

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 6, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #9

    @ the holy grail (8)

    That would be class, BUT, I fear this may just have come from on here, we were all talking about getting Bellars back the other day.

    TBH, I can only see him going to Fulham to link up with Mark Hughes again.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 6, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #10

    Searched online for Bellamy back to Newcastle and there is a Fakebook group for it.

    We all know what happened with Rage Against the Machine!

  • freddie

    Aug 6, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #11

    the holy grail. Bellamy will go to spurs after man city have played them in the opening fixture. Is nailed on.

  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 6, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d love Bellamy back. Absolutely love it!

    Enrique should be captain. Best player, best personality = Captain.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 6, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Off topic.

    09nufc09 was talking about the Fantasy Premier League yesterday.

    I have my team, and I have set up a league…

  • balubas1

    Aug 6, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #14


    Enrique for captain in 3 years.

    Enrique… marry me!

    What a superstar

  • Toon XI

    Aug 6, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #15


  • Shearer

    Aug 6, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #16


    What’s the code to your league ima join? 🙂

  • geordielad880

    Aug 6, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #17

    The only way bellamy would come back to the toon would be on loan, as ashley would never sanction a perm transfer for a 31 year old, as he would want a 2 year deal, not like the free transfer for sol on a short deal

  • geordielad880

    Aug 6, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #18

    i wouldnt mind him coming back though, he is everything we need, someone to run at people with pace, and to play off carroll

  • noir9

    Aug 6, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #20

    No news from the lad with the contact at the hotel we use?

  • slazberger

    Aug 6, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #21

    havent heard anything since the gosling signing

    he said he only comes on here when he has news and normally only knows a day or so before it happens.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 6, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #22

    @Shearer (16)

    I have no idea!!

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 6, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #23
  • Shearer

    Aug 6, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #24

    :L ok 🙂 thanks P.S
    I’m gonna win it muhahahahha! 😀

  • noir9

    Aug 6, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Cheers slazberger, hope we hear from him real soon then!

    Just watching Liverpool v Toon on espn classic.

  • Freddie

    Aug 6, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #26

    i dont know what it is about jose, but he seems like the coolest man on the planet!

    his first goal for nufc against forrest last season, was one of my favourite toon moments!

  • balubas1

    Aug 6, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #27


    ye, I still get the chills just thinking about it

  • rknufc

    Aug 6, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #28

    my brothers team (he supports nufc 2)

  • DanNUFC

    Aug 6, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #29

    does anyone have any info on ben arfa? im trying to just forget about it and see what happens but cant lol

  • G-Man

    Aug 6, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Obafan – Enrique, Collo and Jonas are the only 3 names worth putting on the team sheet, the rest should be playing in the championship in my opinion……….

  • baro

    Aug 6, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Jose Enrique is like our most consistent player of all. He always shows up wanting to win and is never lazy. There is barely 1 striker out there that can get past Jose.

  • roy cropper

    Aug 7, 2010 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #32

    baro boy – it’s clear your a deluded yankee that needs a bit of hanky-panky – so treat yoursel to a milf & less of the ham shanky…

  • G-Man

    Aug 7, 2010 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #33

    If the rest of the team were as good as you mate, we’d finish in a european spot, but alas their not, shame……

  • Brutooon

    Aug 7, 2010 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #34

    couple of years ago, left back is one of our major problem, but Jose solve that problem.

    We just need a reliable backup left back


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