Jonas Gutierrez Talks About The Demba Boys – Sheer Class

Jonas Gutierrez set up Newcastle’s winning goal in the 71st minute on Sunday afternoon, when he ran down the left wing and put in a quick center across into the box.

No – I think it’s my turn to score isn’t it?

And of course the rest is history, as new boy Papiss Cisse brilliantly controlled the ball on his chest, and then rifled the ball home into the top corner with his left foot, and Shay Given got nowhere near the ball.

What a goal to score when you are making your debut in the iconic Newcastle number 9 shirt at St. James’ Park!

Argentina winger Jonas talked about the goal today:

“It was a moment of sheer class,” “I was thinking ‘What will he do?’ when I crossed the ball in but it was really good control and a great finish.”

“We always knew the type of player that he is but we didn’t know what he could do because you only learn about a player when you play with him.”

“It was important that his first moment with the club was to score. Him and Demba will be a good partnership.”

And of course Demba Ba’s last game before he left for the African Cup of Nations was the Manchester United game at home.

That’s when he scored Newcastle’s first goal in the first half, with a great right foot strike, and it’s true to say the Manchester defense just couldn’t handle the big man that night, when Newcastle smashed the Red Devils 3-0.

And Ba came back into the Newcastle side on Sunday after missing five games, and scored his 16th goal of the season after just 30 minutes – as though he had never been away – what a player this lad is!

And Jonas talked about the striker  who is in second place in the PL goal-scoring charts,  behind Robin van Persie who has 22 goals:

“When Demba left he was in brilliant form and we missed him. Now he is back and he scored again so it is like nothing has changed,”

“Papiss came on because of an injury and it is really good that he did well too,  but the really important thing is came on and worked really hard for the team.”

Papiss did work hard for the side, and on a second look at the game yesterday on TV, he had some nice touches in the game, with a couple of heading opportunities, but we’ll never forget his very first goal in black and white colors – it was simply fantastic.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Widowmaker

    Feb 8, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #1

    Jonas and Ed are on fire

  • JackButler

    Feb 8, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    We have as much chance as anyone of making a Champions League place, we’ve been picking up points with our central midfield pairing and star striker missing. Liverpool can’t seem to score at home with their £55mil strike force, Arsenal are a true Jekyll and Hyde team, while AVB is under immense pressure at Chelsea.
    At the start of the season we were all hoping for a top 10 finish so at this point we have absolutely nothing to lose, so we can play without any pressure or fear

  • Selbymag

    Feb 8, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #3

    ha it was a shocking hit and hope ball in from jonas behind the 2 strikers only cisse’s quality of first touch created the chance.
    Jonas needs to get his head up before crossing.
    On the plus side his work rate was epic on Sunday if he can ever match that with the quality of his delivery he will be world class.

  • Rozzy

    Feb 8, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #4

    They have the potential to be the best strike partnership in the premiership.

  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 8, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #5

    This team could become one of THE great Toon sides. With only a little tweaking and a couple additions, its all very encouraging, it feels like the start of an era!

  • Selbymag

    Feb 8, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #6

    The Cisse signing is very reminiscent of Keegan signing Andy Cole to ensure promotion to the Prem. He went on a freakish goal scoring run the like of which only Dembas compares to 55 goals in 70 games.
    Hopefully he can be the signing that inspires us to greater things.

  • JackButler

    Feb 8, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Peter Beardsley was on TalkSport this morning talking about how Ashley is fully committed to the club and taking us forward, he said that the future for NUFC is very exciting. With the squad that we are building and the fact we seem to be able to find quality players for relatively small transfer fee’s plus the fact we have some class youngster coming through, hopefully the days of us struggling in the league are behind us

  • duNNYNUFC007

    Feb 8, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #8

    i admit that we have a great chance of getting champions league football but i would be happy in the europa league. I feel we will have a great chance of the winning the europe league and i think we should be aiming for 5th place this year and in the some pardew should buy a CB and a couple of squad players as i feel that we are laking a bit in squad depth.

  • oo aa demba ba

    Feb 8, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #9

    In my opinion Gutierrez as part of a middle 3 would be ideal. we’d still get his fantastic work rate and he wouldn’t be in positions to cross as much, against QPR paticularly his passing and movement was great, his strength is short passing and taking the ball forward and he would be able to do both those as well as defend in the middle. Not that much steel for a cm, but with the options of tiote/cabaye/guthrie for the other 2 would add that

  • Dannyo

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #10

    Would be great if we could really let loose against tottenham and make it a fun game for us. We’re passed the 40 points, we can stop looking down and only look onwards and upwards. Would do us really well to lose the tension now.
    Hopfully that’ll work in our favour, it’ll be a different level of self belief.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #11

    A 4-3-3 of some kind would be ideal, if the defense can hold it’s own and the fullbacks can go forward.

    Our main problem is lack of movement, hence possession, and the leaky gab between our defense and our mid.

  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #12


    You’d settle for Europa?

    Hell man, I’d be over the moon with Europa. I thought it’d take us a fair few more years to be challenging in and around 4th-6th.

    Unbelievably, some kudos has to go to Ashley imo.

  • check the toastie

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #13

    Hopefully PArdew wil play similar 4mation to Fulham, brighton blackburn, 451, we can then have Guthrie Jonas and Benny thru the middle with Obertan and Ba out wide Cisse as the man up front, out number spurs in midfield and then see how our top boys to the business attacking, jonas can still cover santon and ober covers willo, would fancy us with that team.

  • jimmymagpie

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #14

    Dannyo @ 10 – agree with every word. Come on lads, do we really want Europa League. Fringe players players playing in half empty grounds, drain on squads with the travelling, injuries, Thursday/Sunday football, and even if you go all the way, very little financial reward – £5m tops! Rather have a go at the domestic cups – just a personal view. Champions League or bust.

  • toonincheek

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #15

    oo aa demba ba @9

    Guti midfield? – not for me.
    He likes running at people – not what we want in midfield. Too dangerous.
    We need the midfield to cratte things, and people to run into space etc. Cabaye and Guthrie are better at doing that.

  • Selbymag

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #16

    20 years ago today Keegans first game as manager.
    Christ that makes me feel almost as old as jimmymagpie!
    Agree Europa league on a Thursday and rearranging all bread and butter games to a Sunday would be a nightmare.
    Aim for the stars and dare to acheive.

  • Spuggy

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #17

    There’s a lot more football ahead, and we’re completing with some top teams in Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal.

    IMO it’s going to take everything we have and some luck to make it to Europa never mind champions league.

    We still have a lot of players settling in – Cabaye and Obertan don’t have that much PL experience and Willo is still conditioning but will get better.

    All players need to play at there best 4/5 games, we need luck with injuries, especially at the back and then, maybe then we can make a europa league spot.

    We are a developing team and we’re 2-3 players shy of have strength and depth everywhere (that’s with our long term absentee’s back).

    Let’s just enjoy the ride, match by match, enjoy the goals, the football and see where we are with 4-5 games left before we get carried away,


  • martoon

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #18

    Selbymag @6 – I hope not because we then went on to sell our leading goal scorer David Kelly!

  • jimmymagpie

    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #19

    Selby – morning bonny lad! I tell you, it wasn’t half cold in the ground this morning.


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