Newcastle Star One Booking Away From Suspension


Alan Pardew knows that Jonas Gutierrez, the Argentine International, who has become a permanent fixture in Newcastle’s side since Alan Pardew arrived, has picked up four yellow cards and he is just one caution away from a one match ban.

Jonas Gutierrez – one yellow card away from one match ban

A number of other Newcastle players are also edging towards their fifth yellow card, and with the squad so small, that’s got to be some concern for the manager.

But in Jose’s case we have a number of wingers only too willing to take their chance if Jonas is suspended, and they include Gabby Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Sylvain Marveaux and Romain Amalfitano.

James Perch also has four yellow cards this season, and James is becoming a solid member of the side, and plays in multiple different positions in the first team, currently filling in for Cheick Tiote in defensive midifeld.

Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye have picked up three cautions, and of course Cheick is serving a three match ban in the Premier League for being sent off against Sunderland.

Here’s the stats on discipline so far this season for each Newcastle player, and this is how Alan addressed the cautions:

“There’s nothing I can do about that.” “That’s not in our thinking. I will cope with the suspensions when they arrive.”

Alan’s right about that, all he can do is to tell Newcastle’s players not to pick up silly yellow cards, but to tell them to pull back in their aggression and tackles on the pitch is a dangerous thing to do.

The lads have to have that bite in the tackle and controlled aggression on the field, but they also need to be sensible and not do daft things that gets them a caution.

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133 comments so far

  • Krul to be Kind

    Nov 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #1

    ‘controlled aggression’ – are you listening Mr T!

    hit the nail right on the head there Ed!

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #2

    A suspension might be good for him,because he’s been rubbish lately.

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #3

    if Bacould not play: 4-2-3-1
    ——————————Krul—————————

    ——————–Colo————Saylor—————

    Santon————Bigi———-Perch——–Jonas

    ———Benny————Cabaye————-Fergie

    ——————————–Cisse———————

    Good wingbacks, skilfull and quallity wing forwards, creative attacking midfielder and one box to box midfielder EPL standart and CDM capable of doing his duties. Defense pair is solid too.. Keeper is as good as always. For me the only question is Cabaye. if he could find his form we’ll win.

    back up plan:

    subs: Obertan IN, Jonas Out (Fergie LB), Sammy IN Perch or Bigi Out, And Shola IN for Cisse if he doesn’t score in 75min..

    4-1-2-3
    —————————Krul—————————-

    —————–Colo————–Saylor—————

    Santon——————-Bigi—————–Fergie

    —————-Benny————–Cabaye———

    ——Obertan———–Shola————-Sammy.

    IMO,
    Santon, Jonas and Fergie are much bigger threat going foward (and with that in mind opposition has more questions – easier to defend). Santon, Jonas and Fergie can defend as well as Simmo if not better. Santon could cause more problems crossing with his right foot, over lapping benny who cuts inside to shot with his magical left. Jonas is a good Left Wing Back wich tends to cut inside, he can take on his man, or by cuting inside create some space for fergie to put a nice cross. Cabaye could pass a through ball two cisse as well as dictate the tempo of the game with his range of passing. Perch and Bigi in my eyes are good pair to have protecting cabaye’s back. Cabaye also usually defens well. I really would like to see my formation against liverpool. I stated my case so i’d like to hear something from you (Blog Readers and Writer).

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  • Graeme

    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Jonas is probably the regular who will be the least missed if he gets a ban.

    His work rate is superb, it just produces nothing. He manages to get fouled regularly and wins free kicks, but the opposition are prepared and ready for the incoming ball.

    He has lost pace, is unable to beat his man to the bye-line and couldn’t cross the road, let alone a ball. It is time he was either given a new role or moved off the starting line-up. If there was an offer for him, I would accept it without hesitation.

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #5

    If Ba plays: 4-2-2-2

    ——————————-Krul—————————-

    ———————Colo————Saylor————–

    Santon———-Perch———–Jonas———Fergie

    —————–Ben Arfa———-Cabaye————–

    ——————–Cisse————–Ba——————

    or 4-3-1-2: i think Ben Arfa could play more centraly to get on the ball more often:

    —————————-Krul———————–

    Santon———–Colo———Willo———-Jonas

    ————-Cabaye——Perch——Fergie———-

    —————————-Ben Arfa—————-

    ———————Cisse—————–Ba

    i also liked the idea of 3-4-1-2 or 5-3-2:

    ——————————–Krul—————————-

    —————Saylor———Colo———Perch———-

    Santon————Cabaye——–Jonas——–Fergie

    —————————-Ben Arfa———————–

    ——————Cisse——————-Ba—————

    if Ba could not play: 4-2-3-1, then

    ——————————Krul—————————

    ——————–Colo————Saylor—————

    Santon————Bigi———-Perch——–Jonas

    ———Benny————Cabaye————-Fergie

    ——————————–Cisse———————

    Good wingbacks, skilfull and quallity wing forwards, creative attacking midfielder and one box to box midfielder EPL standart and CDM capable of doing his duties. Defense pair is solid too.. Keeper is as good as always. For me the only question is Cabaye. if he could find his form we’ll win.

    back up plan:

    subs: Obertan IN, Jonas Out (Fergie LB), Sammy IN Perch or Bigi Out, And Shola IN for Cisse if he doesn’t score in 75min..

    4-1-2-3
    —————————Krul—————————-

    —————–Colo————–Saylor—————

    Santon——————-Bigi—————–Fergie

    —————-Benny————–Cabaye———

    ——Obertan———–Shola————-Sammy.

    IMO,
    Santon, Jonas and Fergie are much bigger threat going foward (and with that in mind opposition has more questions – easier to defend). Santon, Jonas and Fergie can defend as well as Simmo if not better. Santon could cause more problems crossing with his right foot, over lapping benny who cuts inside to shot with his magical left. Jonas is a good Left Wing Back wich tends to cut inside, he can take on his man, or by cuting inside create some space for fergie to put a nice cross. Cabaye could pass a through ball two cisse as well as dictate the tempo of the game with his range of passing. Perch and Bigi in my eyes are good pair to have protecting cabaye’s back. Cabaye also usually defens well. I really would like to see my formation against liverpool. I stated my case so i’d like to hear something from you (Blog Readers and Writer).

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #6

    Perch is on four cards also, and cabs is on three..

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  • blissna

    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #7

    As much as it pains me to admit it. Graeme is probably right. CDM or bench.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #8

    He used to be one of my fav players.

    Now he just frustrates the hell out of me..

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #9

    Frey
    I agree, saying we will beat anyone 3 -0 is silly just because of a formation, for me 433 is not good, yes we won a few games with it last year, but , BA was a passenger for the most part, and another this is Pardew never sets his team up to score 3, score and defend his lead,

    Ba and cisse are great finishers , we need to create more chances for them as a front 2 , and while there is quite a few on here saying our players are not as good as we think they are , the things we do know is cabaye playing further up the pitch can pick slide rule passes out, and if ferguson was on the left he will put crosses in to the box, as he has done on many occasion this season already ,

    That’s not asking for a huge change, it’s asking for one player to be dropped, jonas, and be A little more offensive in our play,

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  • fray bentos

    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #10

    @catchy

    I agree, would love to see more of ferguson, but there must be a reason he isn’t getting more time, maybe he wouldn’t have as much affect starting and it was acknowledged he would be a grat impact sub for the meantime which he has,

    As for lack of attacking this season, it is frustrating but maybe with some of our important midfield players not being on form he doesn’t want to put too much pressure on the defence and has opted for more defensive approach while still acquiring adequate points which it has. I’m sure this will change. Last season we went through different spells of football so most likely this will be the same season so it’s going to change I think.

    Overall I think stability is the key, even if we finish mid table it’s a fine, the guy will be learning and each season at the rope level will make him better

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  • toonincheek

    Nov 3, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Belfast – and a few others –

    Did you see that stats that showed Guti to be in the top six of players winning the ball back?
    Can’t remember for sure, but I think that may have been Europe, not just PL.

    You may say that that is not his job – but someone has to do it.
    You underestimate his contribution to the team based on a very limited aspect of the team needs.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 3, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #12

    I’ve never disputed that mate.

    He works hard and is great pro etc

    But he shouldnt be playing on the wing.

    I would personally rather have a flair player on the wing,who creates chances and chips in with a few goals.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Thats the biggest problem with that 4-4-2 formation in my opinion.

    No creativity from the left winger.

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 3, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Gutti is best used as a LB or a holding midfielder. But apart from being good at winning the ball back, he doesn’t do mich with it when he does get it anymore.
    Imo, he’s a player with his age catching up with him, cause his performances, no matter how many miles he runs, are fewer an further apart.
    Last season, Willo and Cabaye had plenty games where they ran much longer than Gutti.

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #15

    belfast i agree

    frey

    the key word you just said is stability,,

    stability is more than just keeping the same manager,

    stability is getting the players used to playing in THERE right positions so they know what there rolls are with in the team,,
    right now we have probably less stability in our club than ever, due to the fact pardew makes way to many changes during any one match,
    now if he is going to change as often as he does, IMO he would be better trying to put players who are better at certern jobs than others,

    I.E, 433
    a target man and 2 pacey forwards who can cross or cut in and shoot,
    probably bigi and tiote cabs playing as the 3 in mid field,
    as for me, jonas is now niether a winger or DMC,

    to many players playing out of position, will sooner or later make them look a worse player than they really are
    rare players like steven gerrard can do it, but not many others,
    we play at least 6 or 7 every game now

    but you are right,, we do need more stability

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  • Luke-A-Like

    Nov 3, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #16

    We can’t keep trying to defend a 1-0 lead, it doesn’t work, eventually the other team will score if we just invite pressure on. We need to try and get 2 or 3 goals up before we start defending for the rest of the game

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  • Luke-A-Like

    Nov 3, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #17

    We can’t keep trying to defend a 1-0 lead, it doesn’t work, eventually the other team will score if we just invite pressure on, We need to try and get 2 or 3 goals up before we start defending for the rest of the game

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  • Luke-A-Like

    Nov 3, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #18

    We can’t keep trying to defend a 1-0 lead it doesn’t work eventually the other team will score if we just invite pressure on We need to try and get 2 or 3 goals up before we start defending for the rest of the game

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Dannyo

    thats another good point,, every player has a sell buy date, where there no longer as effective as they used to be

    jonas has reached his point in our team

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 3, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Manure1-0
    RVP 2 mins in!

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  • Graeme

    Nov 3, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #21

    45 mins, penalty, Rooney misses the goal – what a numpty lol

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 3, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #22

    For me Jonas is not a winger now, his final ball is shocking so even if he does beat a man it’s wasted.

    He is better suited to full back or dm now…..but why do that?

    He is neither our best full back or best dm. He should be benched, used in cups and brought on towards the end of a game.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 3, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #23

    another point while I’m here……Ben arfa plays too wide.

    I would love to see a 4-3-3

    Play tiote as a dm to hold.

    Play cabaye and Ben arfa in the middle slightly ahead, like xavi and iniesta for barca, let then pass the ball and also get forward to assist the man through the middle.

    The up front go for fergie left, Ba/cisse middle and obertan on the right.

    Make fergie and obertan stay wide.

    This will mean they either end up with a lot of space outside to run at players….or…..if team push out it leaves more room for Ben arfa and cabaye in the middle.

    It’s what top teams do, stretch the opposition to creat room in the final third.

    We currently play far too narrow with Ben arfa and Jonas as wingers as they come inside and the whole team is crowded out through the middle.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 3, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Graeme
    Its amazing that coming off for half time RVP still looks and acts mote like the arsenal captain than any of the arsenal players, he was walking off pep talking to the team wierd!!

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  • Graeme

    Nov 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #25

    tads – the arse probably still think he’s the captain lol

    Is there a problem out in the real world I havent been told about?? I have never seen the blog so empty and quiet!!!

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  • Novocastrian66

    Nov 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #26

    Another abject refereeing performance. Wilshire’s sending off harsh and every foul a booking. Crap.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #27

    Guti is the best. btw, never seen a worse Arsenal.

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  • dmac

    Nov 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Arsenal arent a shade as good as they used to be. Cazorla is a great player mind.

    As for Jonas he loves us and he works his socks off but i agree age is catching him up. Id like to keep him as a squad player but agree he shouldnt start anymore.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 3, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Jonas Bashing. Need to watch HOW he is being played rather than how you think he should still be playing. He would be missed in a few games.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 3, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Fair play to Van Persie for not celebrating.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Tsunki
    Well said poor jonas becoming the new scapegoat for the season!

    Novo
    Wilshere was a red waiting to happen and had been since the first half the difference was SAF was smart to hook cleverly where wilshere who’d been booked and warned on a couple of occassions was left on didnt need to be physcic to see he was going

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #32

    29Tsunki

    right ,, unlike obertan, who has done nothing in a black and white shirt apart from hide, ( my opinion) i look at jonas as a player who has given his all in the shirt when he has worn it, and still continues to do so, BUT there is a time when his best is no longer good enough to warrent a place in the first team,
    for 3 seasons in my opinion, jonas was one of our better players, like in the top 3 players most weeks,, but from the middle af last season to now, we get nothing out of him other than a guy who runs around,,, and i think( not 100% sure) but if you checked the stats the stats would show jonas no longer coveres half as much ground as he did,,,

    unfortunitly for him, he is in a profession where he is judged on what he can offer the team, and i and many many others, believe it is time to try another option on the left side of mid field

    we have to move forward

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 3, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #33

    @Tsunki
    Wouldn’t call it bashing mate, not saying he’s utterly useless like.
    But i am saying there are atleast two players i’d pick before him.
    Sammy and Fergy has shown much better form, and we need more creators om the pitch.
    Not saying it’s right to not field him away against Liverpool to.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #34

    Dannyo
    But thats 2 players on the wing where i think jonas should be playing CDM or LWB with santoon at RWB
    Also not wanting to knock them either but fergie and sammy are promising prospects thats all atm personally think ober should get the nod over both as a starter ppl say over offers nout but when he does get an assit or a goal ppl say yeah but thats all he did well for me thats short sighted i think against WBA him n santon looked lethal so maybe ober RW and benny LW?
    I know some want us to play benny in a CAM role with cabs but i dont think we have enough pace at the back to play without 2 DCMs atm

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 3, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #35

    You cannot let sentiment dictate the team.

    Jonas has served the club well and I have no doubt he goes out there and gives everything he has.

    The harsh reality is that he is played left midfield. That positions main goal is to provide good crosses and chip in the odd goal, defensive duties should not be his main aim.

    I admire him as a professional and a person but his quality has dipped hugely.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Tads

    With playing only tiote as a dm we should be fine.

    Simpson doesn’t get forward so we usually have 3 left back with also santon sometimes and tiote we should be fine.

    I know we aren’t up there with top quality sides but I would argue we are as good as arsenal this year.

    There is definitely equal amounts of attacking quality in the team, if anything we have more than them.

    Pardew needs to be braver in team selections and get some of our attacking players more licence to attack.

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #37

    @tads
    Ye, there other positions where he could do better, but then u potentially hamper Anita and Biggie in those positions.
    Also, got faith in Fergy as an LB too, he’s shown competance in that role aswell and should only get better.
    Obertans there, but he’s suited at RW and hasn’t shown much at LW in my recolletion. Altho that could change aswell.
    I’m still adamant that using form players is the way forward. U can only put aside youngsters for so long due to age alone.

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #38

    tds

    obertan needs to become a lot better on the right side before he switches to the left side,
    he can not cross with his right foot , so that leaves him the only option of cutting in

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Nov 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #39

    I love jonas but we need someone with more of a threat and a great cross and fergie fits that bill hes ahead of everyone for me on the left and deserves a run in the side.

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  • Graeme

    Nov 3, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #40

    Just to bring some cheer and joy to the blog, here are some interesting stats on our dear neighbours this season!!

    Shots on target – 12, the lowest in the league
    Hit the woodwork – 0, the only team in the league
    Attempted shots – 42, the lowest in the league
    Shots off target – 30, the lowest in the league
    Shooting accuracy – 28.57%, the worst in the league

    Looks like O’Neill is following in the footsteps of Agent Bruce with aplomb; long may it continue lol

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