Pardew Praises Gutierrez – An Integral Part Of Newcastle’s Future

It was excellent news that Jonas Gutierrez signed up yesterday to stay in Tyneside until the summer of 2015.

Jonas Gutierrez – on Tyneside for four more years

That good news begged the question as to when the club will be signing up his Argentine colleague and Newcastle captain Fab Coloccini, who is now turning out to be a good buy from Deportivo, at just over £10M, and one of Newcastle’s very best players.

Alan Pardew has told the local Newcastle press this morning, that is is Gutierrez’ consistency among other things, that makes him an important player at Newcastle:

“Jonás is an integral part of the future of Newcastle United and we are delighted to have signed a new contract with him,” 

“As a seasoned international player, he adds a different dimension to our play when he is on the field and is a huge asset to us.”

“Jonás can turn a game in an instant, he has marvellous ball skills, a terrific work rate and in my time here, has hardly missed a game.”

“That’s the sort of consistency, fitness and performance wise, that a manager looks for in a player.”

Jonas himself seemed to be over the moon to get an extended contract at the club,  which now sees the Argentine International on Tyneside  until just before he turns 32 in July, 2015.

Both Argentine Internationals  Jonas and Fabricio are very popular players on Tyneside, so we hope the signing of Jonas to a new contract is a prelude to the same thing happening for the Newcastle captain.

That would be great.

Comments always welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Saka_Bartoon

    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Great Player. Good News, hope the best

  • ardenTOON

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Would really be chuffed if Colo gets an extension. He’s contributing to our attacking play to. Technique wise he’s right up there with the best defenders in the league. And off topic seems like the West Ham fans are getting impatient with Allardyce already with the football played. Seems like our ex cap will have more than a year in the championship.

  • geoff777

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #3

    Good news about Jonás.
    His fitness is amazing. Spidey’s indestructible.

    I hope Marveaux gets more time on the pitch.
    Is he better than Jonás?
    It looks as if Marveaux can pick a pass out better than Jonás.

    What about Ferguson with Jonás and Marveaux ahead of him? When does he get a chance?

    I’m pleased Jonás has signed a extension you can never have enough good players.
    We certainly have plenty of quality and depth at LW.


    Colo next.

  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #4

    When does colos contract run until? Also, hoping he gets an extension…….or the perm im planning will just look stupid.

    Also, we must get another center half. I am v worried about colo or taylor missing a game. I do nont want to see Perch in black and white again unless hes being led to jail. He is awful. When is williamson back? another 3 weeks?

    Now that i can see what the team can do, i really hope any january spending goes into getting us a couple of defenders. i think we are good up front and fairly well covered.

  • ardenTOON

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #5

    @taipei current contract runs upto 12/13..similar to jonas’ was..

  • ardenTOON

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #6

    @geoff: marv is a better crosser and a natural left winger. Pacier too. Jonas is more of a dribbler. His reverse pass to HBA was awesome. Must have led to a goal that..

  • Toon Tang

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #7


    shoulda done mate, there were 4 waiting to finish that move off !!

  • Toon Tang

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #8

    great news him signing extension. might be abit inconsistent but his workrate is always spot on. i reckon rtayler would have been raped down that wing alot more times if it wernt for guttis workrate.

  • geoff777

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #9


    Perch always gives 100%.
    It’s been a year since he had a run of games in the team.

    He was stepping up a division with a new team and playing against some of the best wingers in the world.

    A year on … the guy deserves a clean slate and to be judged on performances he makes this season.


  • ardenTOON

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #10

    guti is versatile too. Plays either wing and can slot in as a fullback too if need be. West ham fans are slating Nolan after their loss yesterday. They reckon he does’nt contribute much in open play and other than the scrappy goal does’nt do much. Nothing we did’nt know already

  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Geoff777: I understand your point, but i just dont rate him at all. I dont think its got much to do with the step up, i can accept that he hasnt played for a while, but for me theres just parts of his game that i dont see getting better, like his positioning and his timing – his timing on tackles being the worst. Maybe he’ll prove me wrong and you right, suppose we’ll see.

  • geoff777

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #12


    I’m not saying he’ll be any better. I haven’t seen him play for so long.

    Just that he deserves a clean sheet and to be given a fair chance.

    I wish I’d been as good a player as Perch and had worn the B&W shirt.

  • Davies

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #13

    I love Jonas. I know he gets slated for his lack of end product, but every now and then he pulls a surprise out of the bag (he delivered twice in quick succession to set up both goals at Birmingham last season). His work rate is phenomenal, he runs full backs into the ground and he wins us a boat load of free kicks. The great thing is that, even if Marveaux takes his place out left, not only is it extremely reassuring to know we have someone of his quality to cover him, but he’ll play wherever the manager wants him too. Pretty sure I’ve seen him in central midfield before now, not that we really need cover there.

    Extending his contract was a VERY good move. Now to get Colo signed up until 2015 too.

  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #14

    well Geoff in that case, he’s already used up part of this clean slate at forrest. Sure, we won, but he was rubbish. And he wasnt much good when he was in the team, and i saw him once for forrest and wasnt much good then either. Anyway, maybe im too harsh. we’ll see how things play out.

    ok, well im off now, got a football match of my own to play in tonight…come on taipei badgers. Perch could get in my team no problem……then again so could a drunken midget with wonky eyes.


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