Jonas Gutierrez Can Play Big Part Again Against Bolton

Jonas Gutierrez has come out recently and said he is very happy on Tyneside.

Jonas Gutierrez – has been in good form lately

That’s a bit of a relief, with yesterday’s news about Joey Barton is now in a stalemate over his new contract.

Joey wanted a three year extension to his contract, which runs out in the summer of next year, and agreed to take a £1M/year cut, but Newcastle have offered him only a two year extension,  and apparently the club will not budge on that.

The Newcastle Journal has not added too much to that this morning, by saying the contract talks are now on the back burner,  and Joey may leave this summer.

We hope that something is done before the summer, and this is certainly not good news about one of our very best players.

But Joey seems as positive as ever today, as he talks about the Newcastle strikers Best and Lovenkrands, and winger Jonas Gutierrez today.

Jonas had two excellent assists in the win at Birmingham, and has been showing some good form out on the left wing recently.

This is what Joey Barton said today:

“The strikers have stepped up,” “If you are Leon Best, Nile Ranger, Shefki Kuqi – that’s the chance they have been waiting for.

“Besty has taken the bull by the horns, he has proven he is Premier League quality.”  “Peter has done what he has been doing for a long time, he is a nuisance in the box and scores goals.”

“And the more they play together, the more they will develop an understanding.” “Now they are going to get opportunities because of the way Jonás Gutiérrez is playing. At Birmingham they were two great goals, two great balls in from Jonas.”

“One of the things that can be leveled at Jonás sometimes is his end product, but he was different class at Birmingham and he is capable of that.”

“He is a maverick type but he is capable of producing world-class moments. The ball for the second goal at St Andrew’s was fantastic and he’ll be looking to continue that.”

Leon Best has 5 goals in his first 7 games for Newcastle, which is not too bad at all, but that is helped when you get a hat-trick on your debut,  as Leon did against West Ham when he looked just great.

And Leon has certainly stepped up to the plate, when Newcastle really needed him, so all credit to the lad for doing that, and long may it continue.

Jonas Gutierrez may also play an important role on Saturday against Bolton, with the news that Sam Rickets is injured, and will not play in the game on Saturday.

Sam can play in either full-back position and he’s shown some good form this season, but it does mean that Bolton will need to bring in somebody at full-back, and that could provide an opportunity for the Argentine to show his stuff again.

And if Newcastle can get a win on Saturday, and Sunderland don’t win at Everton, then the lads will be in 7th place in the Premier League.

Sounds good to us.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • super bartooon

    Feb 24, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Long may it continue yes he gives the ball away at times his end product is at times of sunday league level but doesn’t he just scare the living daylights out of defender when runs onto them he gives more to the team in terms of flair and panache something we are lacking at the moment only until ben arfa returns I guess

  • ginkoh

    Feb 24, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Imagine Jonas with end product, True nightmare for any defender. Hopefully he can keep this form for Bolton. HWTL !

  • TimToon9

    Feb 24, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #3

    Don’t rate guti. Can’t wait untill ben arfa and ireland are back.

  • LeoMacedonia-NUFC

    Feb 24, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Gutierrez great end product with his RIGHT LEG, cannot understand how all NUFC managers cant see that & put him on right flank as his natural position since malorca… even messi said he is world class next to fabregas… if he got chance on right he will terrorize deffences MARK MY WORDS… arfa on left jonas on right, damn i’ll be happy 😉

  • LeoMacedonia-NUFC

    Feb 24, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #5

    **HAS* great end produ…*

  • Davies

    Feb 24, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #6

    I do rate him. Yes, his end product is often way off the mark, but he offers so much more than that. His skill and work rate are exceptional and his much lauded understanding with Enrique has changed games for us.

    He gets back quite quickly as well. I really hope Ben Arfa’s revival doesn’t mean more time on the bench for him. Maybe he’ll play on the right when HBA comes back. Whenever he drifts over to the right, his balls into the box are superb.

    When they’re all fit, we have one of the best midfields in the league.

  • Brutooon

    Feb 24, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Gutierrez is a good player, but we need cover/competition for his place. Early in the season, gutierrez improve after he was being bench by CH.

  • leedodd

    Feb 24, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #8

    It would Be Awsome to See Spiderman on Saturday !!!!!!!

  • Stuart

    Feb 24, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #9

    I agree with #4 like, once HBA is fit we should have him on the left wing and switch jonas over to the right wing. He does have a good cross on his right foot, but we rarely see it.

  • super bartooon

    Feb 24, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #10

    I do not agree one bit abt switching jonas on the right, this means disrupting a an understanding with enrique on the left which is such a pivotal part of our play, ben arfa should be given a free role alongside Besty and keep the best midfield trio in the league in barton nolan and tiote in the centre

  • z4

    Feb 24, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #11

    is barton seriuosly gonna go??????

  • clinta2

    Feb 24, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #12

    I thought Jonas was awful for the first part of the season and I’ve been real critical of the lad. He constantly gave the ball away had no end product and got in a huff to easily and would disappear. I actually though he shouldn’t of been playing, but then we had no replacement.

    That all said, he didn’t get great support from the centre of midfield and big Andy was never much for making an intelligent run.

    He’s come on really well lately thugh and is an obvious talent, as shown last year, so I glad he’s come good again.


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