Gutierrez Out Of Final Game – Ferguson To Come In

Unfortunate news today that Jonas Gutierrez will not be fit for the final game of the season against West Brom on Sunday at home.

Shane Ferguson – gets a start on Sunday

The Argentine picked up a slight knock in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea, but will not make it.

However, Shane Ferguson, who  also picked up an ankle injury in last Sunday’s game, will be fit, so it would appear Shane will get a start out on the left wing against West Brom.

And of course 20-year-old winger Kazenga LuaLua could also play out on the left wing, and is likely to see some action on Sunday afternoon as a sub.

Alan Pardew is anxious to finish what has been a successful season for Newcastle on a high, and he said this today:

“Unfortunately Jonas is out of Sunday, but Shane Ferguson will be fit, so we do have a few options.”

It’s unfortunate that Jonas will miss the game, but it will give the Newcastle fans another look at one of the brightest young prospects on Tyneside, and the lads will also be wearing their new home strips in the final game of the season.

Comments welcome.

77 comments so far

  • Robby Bobson

    May 19, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Probly mean loven right, fergie left and shola and ranger up top

  • Andy

    May 19, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Shame, Jonas has been our best player the last couple of weeks imo. Still gives us another chance to look at ferguson

  • Indian Magpie

    May 19, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #3

    LUA -2 and ferguson on wings

  • Birts

    May 19, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #4

    is Best not back in contention for this game

  • Toon Sweden77

    May 19, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #5

    So a midfield like this against West Brom:

    LuaLua – Barton – Raylor – Ferguson

    Looks intresting!

  • Billy1985

    May 19, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #6

    so does this mean that he could be leaving us or was he injured last match?

  • GeordieRob

    May 19, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #7

    I wish they’d be more specific…

    “He picked up a knock.” I don’t know whether his leg is falling off or he’s got a sore toe.

  • Tom

    May 19, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Ferguson doesn’t come in Ed, he was already in…

    Hopefully it will mean a start for either LuaLua or Sammy Ameobi. Preferably Sammy, he showed some good glimpses when he came on 🙂

  • GeordieToon89

    May 19, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #9

    does anyone else think we should try for Kyle Walker? been on loan at villa and looked great could try get him on loan with view to deal or just buy him outright

  • coolcatcarter89

    May 19, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #10


    Say to the youngsters: “Go express yourselves, show me you’re worthy. And by God, someone put one on a plate for Nile!”

  • rozehnal

    May 19, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Oxlade chamberlain young prospect and low wages

  • rozehnal

    May 19, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Also what to bostock he was suppose to great player for the future

  • MacToon

    May 19, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #13

    He’s played a aprt in every other match so far this season?

    Hope it doesn’t mean he’s being kept safe because he’s sold or about to be!

  • GeordieRob

    May 19, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Oxlade Chamberlain is the best one you’ve recommended yet Rozehnal.

    From memory he’s only 17, but in 2 years he’s not going to cost 3m like he would now. He’ll be 12m. He’s in the Championship next year.

    If we were smart, we’d buy him on a 5 year contract and then loan him straight back. He’ll be a machine very soon.

  • partizanovec

    May 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #15

    I think Smith will get that last place in the team sheet.
    Simpson – Taylor – Collo – Enrique
    R.Taylor – Smith – Barton – Ferguson

  • Keano9

    May 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #16

    this would be my team for saturday


    After Half time

    Taken off
    Simmo = Traviner
    Vuckic = Sammy
    Lovenkrands = Airey

  • jimmymagpie

    May 19, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Still no mention of Gosling – I’m beginning to wonder if the lad is ever coming back. I don’t like the way Pardew has made no mention of defenders coming in, because Sunday once again proved that we are a bloody soft touch for balls in the air across our box. Colo, in particular doesn’t attack the ball, the very reason he never gets on the end of our own set pieces in the opposition area unlike the oft maligned Taylor. Simpson is another lightweight, and we badly need a couple of big, strong, physical defenders, or next season will see far too many easy goals again for the opposition. Strikers needed of course, but please let us have a couple of big decent defenders. I don’t why people keep putting Vuckic in their team for Sunday, when he is nowhere near fit. Makes me wonder if some posters actually keep up to speed with what is going on at SJP.

  • toonfan09

    May 19, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #18

    is this the first league game that jonas wont be involved in this season

  • Birts

    May 19, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #19


    Lualua wasn’t exactly at peak fitness last week, but look what happened there!

  • nufc90

    May 19, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #20

    well if you ‘kept up to speed’ jimmymagpie you’d know gosling will come back in pre season so he will be fit in time for next season

  • sticklebricks

    May 19, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #21

    @partizanovec would make sense to have Smith back as CDM and Raylor out on the wing with me aswell providing hes fit enough.

  • jimmymagpie

    May 19, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Birts – Vuckic isn’t even in full training. Nufc 90 – more up to speed than you, I’ve just come back from the training complex. You are obviously taking the word of the likes of Pardew who told that he would be out for 3 weeks after his 2nd operation in February. Bloody long 3 weeks. Those who know me, know that I am a retired medical professional, who looked after professional sportsmen for more than ten years. The lad has been out for an inordinate length of time for the injury he sustained, and I sincerely hope the lack of information isn’t ominous.

  • nufc90

    May 19, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #23

    no i’m taking the word from gosling himself actually 🙂

  • Birts

    May 19, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #24

    @jimmy magpie

    Fair dues to you, however I am still fully employed and do not find my self with as much time as you in order to dig so deeply into the goingson at the club.

  • nufc90

    May 19, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #25

    arsenal, man city, villa and everton in for gervinho according to l’equipe let’s hope the first two don’t make a move… he’s available at €10mil as his contract expires in 2012

  • GeordieRob

    May 19, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #26


    If you’re ex-medical, what’s your take on Demba Ba? To sign or not to sign? That is the question.

  • jimmymagpie

    May 19, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #27

    I’ve done my bit. I’m 76 and worked full time for 48 years. I reckon I’ve earned my down time. I still do part time work to help my nephew whi is an agent and legal advisor to many players, including 3 at NUFC. Geordie Rob – I don’t know mate, because I don’t know exactly why Stoke knocked him back, something to do with the knee. It would be up to our medical staff to view the ‘plates’ and ultra sounds, and put him through a stringent test of their own. On the other hand, I do know a bit about the Gosling situation, and the main problem has always been the tissue damage done around the ligament, and was the reason Everton adopted a wait and see stance, before offering him a long contract. A wise precaution as it turned out, but I obviously wish the lad well.

  • toonarmy09

    May 19, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #28

    GeordieToon89-good shout on trying to sign Kyle walker from spurs .My mate is a villa fan where walker has been on loan ,and says he is absolute quality ,pace, power, tricky and could give simmo real comp for RB slot .reckon a 5-6 m bid would get him like !!!

  • Ezedoesit

    May 19, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Shane should handle it no problem. I’ve liked the lad ever since he stood up to Ben Haim. Better crosser than Jonas to IMO. I’d also prefer Sammy to Lua Lua. Lua Lua looked a little rusty when he came up but Ameobi was up for it!

  • 09nufc09

    May 19, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Vuckic had to have an op on his knee, this is the reason he has been out for so long. Injury was worse than first thought.

  • jimmymagpie

    May 19, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #31

    09nufc09 – spot 0n, but what worries me is that the present medical staff seem to be very slow in diagnosing some of these injuries when they first occur. I know you sometimes have to wait a few days for swelling to subside before you can get accurate x-rays and ultra sounds, there seems to be a fair bit of mis -diagnosing going on, for example when Carroll was first injured, similarly Barton and Ireland, and as you say Vuckic.

  • rozehnal

    May 19, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #32

    @ Geordie rob
    Yeah he’s only 17 years old (chamberlain) you’re rite he would b a good buy at could loan him back straightaway

  • nightfa11

    May 19, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #33


    IF anyone mentions again we should sign elmander i will personally fly to england & kick his ass

    unbelivable:) what is it u see in that old guy who had 6 good months in his 15 year old career

  • jamesnufc86

    May 19, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #34

    Jimmy Magpie- What a legend you sound!

  • stk85

    May 19, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #35

    off topic but we should sign.
    paddy van aanholt

    then we’d defo have a good, young, versatile, exciting squad

  • stk85

    May 19, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #36

    oh, seems im in for an arse kicking now! hehe!

    hey, he’s gotta be better than kuqi!!!

  • GeordieRob

    May 19, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Sorry Nightfall but you’re the first on this thread so far to mention a certain useless Swedish striker…

    For the record, I think even on a free, his wages out- distance his talent. Pass…

  • Klatoon

    May 19, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #38

    i’d like to see this team start against W.Brom


    But i think Smith will start as this might be his last game for NUFC. I also hope Ranger gets 45min as i really want him to score a PL goal this season.

  • nightfa11

    May 19, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #39


    hey im just saying we need to concentrate on better players..if we want to get to europe in the next few years.. elmander would probably be on 30k per week…with those wages you can pay 5 youngsters.. besides..some are saying he would be a decent back up player…well…id rather have youngsters to be backups..not finished articles..

  • nightfa11

    May 19, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #40

    coolcatcarter89 // May 19, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    not bad but ranger is not good at being alone striker…hes not that type of a player..


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