Newcastle Fans Don’t Expect Enrique To Stay On Tyneside

After Jose Enrique’s interview with the BBC it wasn’t clear to us exactly what Jose was saying.

Jose Enrique – Newcastle fans expect him to leave

Jose seems to have become a bit of a politician, and there’s bits in the interview that pleased almost everybody.

If you wanted him to stay, then in the interview he said he would be happy to stay, and he also said he would be happy to move, so we’ve seen headlines out of Liverpool papers and blogs saying he’s happy to be moving to Liverpool.

One of the headlines was that he will move to Liverpool for £15M, but we just don’t believe he’ll bring that much money with just one season left on his Newcastle contract.

So since we had no idea if he was saying he was staying or going we’ve conducted a poll, and 57% think Jose will leave in the summer and only 21% think he will stay with the rest, like me, still undecided.

We’d like Jose to stay, but if he goes then Newcastle should drive the price up as much as possible and reinvest that money back into the squad in the summer.

And it’s hard to believe that Jose hasn’t yet decided what he’s going to do in the summer, and it may be better for him to come out and say if he’s going to leave, and solve the mystery.

Here’s the poll, and if you’ve already voted, and if all is working you should only see the results, and if not here’s your chance to vote in the poll.

Do You Think Jose Enrique Is Planning To Stay At Newcastle?

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For the record,  Jose has played for Newcastle 126 times with one glorious goal.

Comments very welcome.

33 comments so far

  • TimToon9

    May 5, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #1


  • Stuart

    May 5, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #2


    I’m not normally one to complain about your posts, but you post about 5 of the exact same article about Jose every week. Theres no new news about it, just the same rehashed story of Liverpool being interested.

    I think we all know by now he’s gone in the summer, and I bare him no grudge if he does. He stuck with us through relegation and he’s come good.

  • Toon Sweden77

    May 5, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #3

    i think he will leave – Sad but true. Guess hes fed up with Ashley after the Carroll saga. He wants to be successfull and a club that sells their best players will struggle with that, simple!

  • Oba

    May 5, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #4

    He wants to be at a club that have a chance of winning things in the next few years. We don’t. I don’t blame him for wanting to leave, I just hope that we can get a good sum for him.

  • Ben-Arfa11

    May 5, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Why is it Newcastle always get such a raw deal?

    We got 52,000 stadium and we are always known to be a sleeping giant and when woken up we could really hurt top opponents but when will we wake up.

    Lets talk through my point

    Man united are man united they have always been a class above everyone

    Arsenal dont spend any money but yet they got a great mananger and bring some really talented players to the club

    Chelsea were heading into admin yet they get roman abranomvic and he just bought time glory and a really good team

    Liverpool what can i say about them when hicks and gillete came in they really struggled you could see the downfall path then hodgson who managaed them really wasnt good for them and it looked like a huge club was finally on the downfall but yet again lady luck smiled on them and they got dalglish who has been a masterstroke for them and are really on the up again with class players like suarez and carrol there little slump only lasted a a year tops and now a team to be reckoned again

    Man city-what can i say about them this is a team that were heading for relegation but then come dubai and saves them and now makes them a great expensive team and look a real class act

    Spurs–Spurs probably have done the best in my opinion they had a great transfer plan and it worked incredibly well they bought carrick for 3 million then sold him for 18 million they bought the likes of lennon for 2 million now is class and worth atleast 12 million they bought all the best young talent and now are having a fruthful time with it and are playing against the big clubs and doing very well indeen

    So to really give u my point all these clubs apart from man united had have difficultys at some point but always came out of the worse and are in a better postion now the only 1 missing from this list is my team newcastle so yes newcastle dont ever get any lucky they never get rich owners who throw cash at buying players or they dont ever buy good players apart from ben arfa and tiote .

    Newcastle could of been great but mistakes after mistakes has left us behind everyone

    players like enrique and carrol would of stayed if we had a good team but we simply dont and i blame lots of people but

    the main person i blame


    how could anyone take over a top 4 club and spend 50 million plus on taking us to the next level and end up mid table

    i hate u souness

  • wynsleap

    May 5, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Ben Arfa – I agree with everything you say.
    What I can never understand is why someone out there (Ambani perhaps?) hasn’t got the vision to see just exactly how big and successful this club could be if it were well run and well funded.
    I hate Souness but have to say I hate Ashley more. I’m too old (and impatient) to have to wait another 10 years for his non existent “plan” to come to fruition.

  • Indian Magpie

    May 5, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #7

    WELL said Ben ARFA @ 6

  • fergie

    May 5, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #8
  • Ben-Arfa11

    May 5, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #9

    Yes its really a big Shame that we have lost so much ground on some things when we really shouldnt of.

    My favourite memories were the sir bobby years when we went to arsenal and won 3-1 then beat leeds 4-3 and that memorable night against feynoord when we won 3-2 that will always be my fav match i be probably to young to rememeber anything below 97 so probably missed some of the keegan years.i really got into newcastle when i was 7 in 97 i remember most things from 97-2011 it has certainly been a rollcoaster ride

    if anyone feels down about newcastles downfall i would recommend these 3 videos these are great reasons to show how good newcastle could be.

  • Toon Sweden77

    May 5, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #10

    Some good words there from Mr Arfa.

    One of the largest mistakes ever made in football must be the day FFS saked Sir Bobby and when fans and media speculates about the new manager names like Ottmar Hitzfield were mentioned and then FFS PAYS Blackburn to get Souness – Who of course was about to get fired any day at that time. My heart was bleeding and still does..

  • Partizan

    May 5, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #11

    If Ashley wants to make this club a top 4 contender he needs to give a proper manager(not Pardew) at least 100 mill.

  • TimToon9

    May 5, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Pure class

  • davybtoon

    May 5, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #13

    ben arfa i think ya ryt but i think now we will see the emergance of a really good team if we can keep all the players graham carr spots we will hav one hell of a team if tiote n ben arfa are to go buy have faith, after all ashly bought tiote n arfa n i think he trust carrs judgement

  • davybtoon

    May 5, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #14

    the reason why no one has come n bought the club is simple ashly dosent want to sell it, i kno its hard to believe bcoz of sum of the things hes done but i truly think he wants us to b a success then he will truly get maximum value on his investment

  • Magforlife

    May 5, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #15

    We have spent big in the past, with odd exceptions they all proved bad buys and we lost millions. Players like it or lump it prefer southern clubs and the London night life we have to pay over the odds to get them up north so normally only the greedy money grabbers join us and contribute F**k all.
    Unless we get rich owners soon, we will continue along Ashelys plan of buy cheap and sell at a profit scheme.
    Thats Life as a Newcastle fan for years to come, unless lady luck smiles on us one day, which in my years of hoping has never happened.
    Still I will still be here long after the present bunch have being sold off to get the fat man even richer. If its in your blood what can you do ?

  • davybtoon

    May 5, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #16

    if carr brings in 5/6 players to the standard of tiote n hba we will b feckin awsome

  • alex84

    May 5, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #17

    agree davybtoon, i think he wants the club to be a success, he has just gone about it the wrong way on occasions, but it gives me hope buying tiote and ben arfa that we are looking for young exciting talent…heres hoping to the summer ay!

  • ToonDownSouth

    May 5, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #18

    Guys, you are aware that Mike Ashley doesn’t actually get the money from selling players right? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard XD

    Personally I think he’s trying to clear all our debt (which i transfered to him now, so is interest free), and get us running at low cost, with huge income (from the every loyal fans), with the intention of selling us at a profit.

    If our books were in good shape, we’d be an incredibly attractive investment – and to think Ashley was pushing for 100mil 2 years ago.

  • ToonDownSouth

    May 5, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #19

    is*, not i. I didn’t do it :/

  • Rotonda heights

    May 5, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #20

    well you don’t have to be a member of the Tyneside branch of the sherlock holmes society to know Enrique is on his way !!!

  • Rotonda heights

    May 5, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #21


    you’re right what can you do, nothing you’re born and stuck with it !! The numbers of times I’ve said that’s it, but then there I am again back the next week !! It’s an addiction you can’t shake. Rehab doesn’t work on this particular addiction !

  • GeordieRob

    May 5, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #22

    There’s a Tyneside branch of the Sherlock Holmes society?

  • Bell

    May 5, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #23

    i hate the fact were gonna loose jose, but nobody can blame him. its clear that were a selling club and he cant achieve his european goals with us! im just thankful of jose for staying with us during the relegaion season which is actually the reason for him becoming such a wanted man considering how much he has improved over the last two seasons.

  • ToonDownSouth

    May 5, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Bell, we’ve sold one since the start of the championship, and he put in a transfer request :/

    The term “selling club” is premature…

  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    May 5, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #25

    ED, These shitty stories are doin my head in, shut the f*ck up about Enrique.

    Most of us want him to stay

    Most of us are unsure of his future

    This has been the news for 4 months!



    May 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Completely agree….if we had sold Smith or Perch we wouldnt be a selling club

    Theres more proof we are a loaning club than a selling club but thats not as fun to moan about.

  • Billy1985

    May 5, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #27

    ashley tried to keep carroll but as i see it when carroll heard about the money he was running down to liverpool lol. plus all the things that were around carroll at the time he asked for a transfer request to get away from it well i geuss anyway. we are not a selling club at all. ashley has done an amazing job for us but he has gone about it the total wrong way by pissing the fans off. jose is going but hes going because of money too i guess because of what he has said about us in the past so just let him leave he hasnt been playing well at all since it all came out he was leaving, he was trying to impress against liverpool and man u but against the likes of blackpool where was he?????? its pointless keeping an unhappy player. with what ashley has done for the clubs books more people will become interested in buying us and with hardly any debt compared to other clubs we might see the kitty with a hell of a lot of money in it but with the likes of tiote you dont need loads of money to get top players in…..would any of you pay £50m for torres i know i wouldnt. we have had too many flops with massive value and wages and we dont want that again for example we bought the next luis figo didnt we for about £17m in hugo viana and he was shit and compare him with tiote and he cost us less than £4m bargin.

  • ToonDownSouth

    May 5, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #28

    I think people just have this crazy idea that Ashley actually keeps the money from the tranfers himself haha. Just look at the clubs books guys – they’re available to get. And if you dont understand it all, dont make ridiculous assumptions.

    The slug is doing what he does to all his businesses. He’s stripped the club down to its bare bones, running at very low costs, and now building us back up from there.

    I just hope that if we dont get money from player sales, its because he’s clearing our debt with him with a view to sell.

  • Davies

    May 5, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #29

    I think we’re being rebuilt from the bottom up. Debts cleared and the squad improved a small piece at a time. I think the reason the Carroll money is likely to be reinvested in the squad (fingers crossed) is because it was a windfall that nobody at the club expected.

    Plans were already in place for what was going to happen financially of the next five years and the suddenly there’s an extra £35m on the table. Of course, we had just pawned off our main attacking threat, so there’s nowhere else for that money to be spent than on replacements.

    I know there will be those who are scceptical, but I think we’ll have a good summer as far as transfers go. I really don’t mind which league or country the players come from, as long as they’re committed and, most importantly, good enough.

    Regards Enrique, his answers in his interview were extremely well thought out, so as not to upset anyone. I don’t think he’s made up his mind, but if he has, and he’s leaving, then I hope we get two decent left backs in his place and I just pray to God we don’t sell him to that thieving bunch from Merseyside.

    I suppose if the worst comes to the worst, we can always have a chuckle when he and Big Andy get their houses robbed when they’re away on those big European trips they moved on for.

  • Brutooon

    May 5, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #30

    BenArfa: totally agreed with you mate.

    Just want to add on:

    1) we change manager that frequently. Thus make in unattractive for players (young and good one) to come here. They want to play for a “stable” club

    2) 52,000 fans per week is good to have, but players are interested in winning medal

    3) Mike Ashley in running the club. He might force the good players out

  • Tal_nufc4eva

    May 5, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #31

    i’d give everything i’d ever own to play for newcastle united. i just dont understand why there isnt any loyalty anymore. players just want more!

  • Billy1985

    May 5, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #32

    i would too all i ask is for them to pay for my metro up there lol

  • Banbridge Mags

    May 6, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #33

    Guillem Ballague on revista stated that the transfer to Liverpool was a done deal if not yet in contract. This man rarely gets things wrong and is 100% on this. Good enough source for me, he’s away.


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