Jonas Gutierrez – The Future Can Be Good At Newcastle

Jonas Gutierrez was our Man of the Match On Tuesday night with a whopping 69% of the vote.

Leon Best heads home Gutierrez cross for second goal after 50 minutes

And of course it was Jonas who set up both great goals for Newcastle at St. Andrews, by making similar moves out on the left wing for both the goals.

The Argentine International looked to go on the outside, but beautifully turned inside before delivering two excellent crosses that Peter Lovenkrands tapped home after just 2 minutes, and Leon Best headed home after 50 minutes, to give Newcastle a tremendous 2-0 win and up to 9th  place in the table.

This is what Jonas said today, and it’s good to hear a player who wants to stay on Tyneside:

“I am very happy here.” “The only thing is the club has to focus on what it wants to do.” “We do not have too many players in the squad because of injuries, and this league is tough.”

“It is a problem if you do not have players, but the future can be good here.” “The manager is going to decide who is best for any position.” “We need to get to 42 points, and then we can see what position we can finish in.”

“We cannot afford to get carried away in an unforgiving league like this.” “The most important thing is to think about the next game.”

“We do not have to think about the future – if we do that it will be a big mistake.” “We have to think only about the next game, and do our best for the manager.”

Those are good words from Jonas, and of course he’s absolutely right – the lads should take each of the remaining games one at a time –  and we’re sure Alan Pardew will have researched the opposition thoroughly,  and will have a game plan to win each of the remaining matches.

If the team does that – prepares thoroughly for each game – then Newcastle cannot go too far wrong, and with the form the lads have shown this year (2011), we could collect a decent number of points before it’s all over in late May.

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Feb 18, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #1

    we need ambition

    we need to keep our best players

    we need to buy good future players

    we need to have a better target than mid table

  • NufcVasteras

    Feb 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #2

    We need a new owner

  • Markaccus

    Feb 18, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #3

    i Think, considdering all that’s happened this year, mid table is a result, and most would have snapped your hands off for 8th as the target seems to be. Its a solid base to build on next season

    Who is this perotti bloke we are after? Some argy midfielder from spain. Any good?

  • ArtyH

    Feb 18, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #4

    I feel I cannot believe anything players say nowadays as money is king for both player and club, depressing really when you think in the olden days, and I can remember when players played because they enjoyed it and not just for the money.

  • Markaccus

    Feb 18, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Oh I see, eds next article is about him

  • ginkoh

    Feb 18, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #6

    If I’m not wrong, I think our target for this season is avoid the relegation and see now. Focus on the next game. We still have 11 game to play and we don’t safe yet. Unrealistic demand from supporter again. Always be.

    Ambition or not, time will tell on the transfer market.

  • supermacnumber9

    Feb 18, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #7

    ArtyH – remember George Eastham?

  • dave 1961

    Feb 18, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #8

    I will tell you who we aren’t after & that’s anyone we read on here, if they are well known they are too expensive, & will want a good wage, that rules us out on 2 accounts. we now do are transfer business in private not in the papers.

  • super bartooon

    Feb 18, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Guess guti will come out next week saying he wants to leave you really need a solid healthplan to be a newcastle supporter

  • Markaccus

    Feb 18, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Dave,Sometimes the papers get wind of a scouting trip, and publish at random, and occasionally get it right. They can’t keep their noses out of it.

  • lesh

    Feb 18, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #11

    NufcVasteras // Feb 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM says
    we need a new owner…….

    I say we need to change the record!

  • ArtyH

    Feb 18, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #12

    supermacnumber9 , yes but only from when I had him on the back of a football card at school LOL

  • The Entertainers

    Feb 18, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #13

    The future ‘can’ be bright, but that’s up to owners and players.
    The owners have cash and a refeshing if slighty stubborn approach to signings and if the cash is spent wisely, which we have done of late, then we a cracking foundation of a squad already.
    Which brings me’ on to the squad and players. We need more like Jonas and Nolan sticking by the club through thick and thin.
    Hope Barton and Enrique wind thier necks in soon and sign those bloody contracts and push this club forward!

  • rwpoynter

    Feb 18, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #14

    I feel a few of the players are sensing a lack of ambition from the club and this is worrying. I cannot fault the player’s spirit or Alan Pardew’s management and overall for all his faults I think Mike Ashley has put this club back on a sound financial footing which had to happen for the sake of football in general, and also to clear up the mess Shepherd and Co left him with. In years to come people may look back at Mike Ashley and say, you took a very unpopular lead, but saved the EPL from self destruction. The villains in this piece are the owners of Chelsea and Manchester City and their like, and greedy players and their agents.
    The other side of the coin is that if we don’t bring in more quality players, then those we have ( and we have a whole lot of them) are going to leave for pastures new and I don’t think money would be the only reason ( a trophy now and then would be nice). If NUFC were to win the Champions League, I doubt anybody would want to leave. Even I, who am no expert, can see that running a football club is a very delicate balancing act. Liverpool, in a desperate act, grossly overpaid us for Carroll, a good , but yet unproven, article. If Mike Ashley puts this money back in the club and spends it wisely, we will be the winners. This is what Jonas is hinting at in his comments. I also think Enrique is doing the same. These guys are the future of Newcastle and if we show ambition to win something ,they will stay.
    Finally supermacnumber9…
    I remember George Eastham well, and for a few seasons, he was great for us , but he, almost single handed ,broke the repressive maximum wage system. In his biography, Jackie Milburn said his combined bonus for winning three cup finals was little over £76. How times have changed.

  • dunzer1990

    Feb 18, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Nufcvasteras go on and give it a rest son will ya. Lesh spot on mate. Yeah the best transfers are the one’s not done in the papers. Let Graham Carr do his job he brought us Willo and Tiote the guys doin a damn good job

  • jimmymagpie

    Feb 18, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #16

    rwpoynter – Eastham, White and Allchurch. That was a hell of an inside forward trio, wasn’t it?

  • jimmymagpie

    Feb 18, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #17

    Dunzer – agree with your point on the other site about all clubs telling porkies, but it was the clear intention of Ashley and Lambias at that time to mislead everyone as to the whole direction the club was taking. That was why Keegan walked, and they admitted it. The fact that they never talk to us, we’re left to come to our own conclusions, and we’ll all have different opinions, but we all want the same thing – success for our club.

  • rwpoynter

    Feb 18, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #18

    jimmymagpie.. Yes it was. In Oct 1958, I watched my first First Division game at Aston Villa ( I was 14 years old). We lost 2-1 but I got all the players autographs on Birmingham New Street Station after the match ( including Bobby Mitchell, Jimmy Scoular and Bob Stokoe! I am afraid they have been lost for ever.) and a few weeks earlier we had lost 6-5 in an incredible game at Chelsea. A year later , I watched ,as we lost 2-0 at Wolves when they scored two goals in the first 5 minutes. However , we were on the up and we then beat Everton 8-2 at SJP and just after Christmas hammered Manchester United 7-3 at SJP with Len White running them off the park! We looked as if it was all going to happen, and then, Eastham left for Arsenal, Allchurch went back to Wales and White retired. Next season we were relegated. But,this year looks good, and I ,obviously like you, have waited a long time. Maybe, before we snuff it, we will win something!

  • fungus44

    Feb 18, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #19

    untill any thing on the offical site about player,s coming in or going out belive nothing,as was said at the end of last season the tabloid paper,s no nothing and only go off the offical site and i stand by that as paper,s print what they want ,twist what any player say,s to sell paper,s and unsetle them.Alway,s gone on and all way,s will

  • jimmymagpie

    Feb 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Rw poynter – great memories. That 8-2 Everton game was Allchurch’s first game for us. I was stood in the old Leazes End and Ivor scored 2, I think. The Man U game I remember for Whitey and Jackie Bell, who was a diagnosed diabetic, a big talking point in those days. I was at Tottenham in 1961 when MacKay effectively finished Whitey, doing his ligaments. Dave Hollins saved a Blanchflower penalty and we beat the double winners 2-0, their only home defeat that season, and we GOT RELEGATED!

  • Oleg G

    Feb 18, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #21

    1. The Club needs to make their promise to the players and also to the fans about the future, and say what is their plans and ambitions.

    2. Promise the team to bring great players in the summer.

    3. Close deals with our best players and promise of a raise in the end of the season + Bonuses depending on the place (Specially if European competition).

    4. Start planing within the club, who will go, and even let bad players go on free if necessary (Smith for example, we are loosing more on his wages).

    5. Continue brining young players (we haven’t heard anything in the last 6 months if I am not mistaken), so if we need to bring a player into the first team, we would prefer to bring him from within our own team.

    6. If not, I consider automatically Jose, Jonas, Colo, HBA, Barton and Tiote will be sold (And anything less then that will make me happy in the end of the transfer window, this way at least I will not be disappointed if one or two of them will be sold which is probably the realistic approach).

  • The Power Ranger

    Feb 18, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #22

    The reason why Jonas is happy to stay at Newcastle is that he has been reassured of International call ups by Argentina. They seem to love him fro whatever reason. Not just Maradonna, but the manager before him also seemed to like him and Collocini. The peak of any players career should be playing for your country, however i do wonder about that in england. But particularly spanish players want to be playing for their country as they are the best team in the world. Enrique may feel that he will not get called up to the squad at Newcastle but hopefully the manager sees his ability and notices that he is certainly the best spanish left back around and call him up. Then he will be happy!!!! hopefully….

  • davis_toons

    Feb 18, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Talking about players and money. Sometimes when i watch Man City play. I feel like im not watching any football.

  • clinta2

    Feb 18, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Lads, refresh my memory, is 8th in the league still a chance of Europe? or is it 7th/6th these days?


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