Latest News On Jonas Gutierrez Injury

Newcastle were trying something new yesterday, to try to have the team have more energy and play better on the Sunday following a Thursday Europa League game, but whatever Alan tried this time around, it didn’t work, and Newcastle labored yesterday to a 1-0 defeat against West Ham United, hardly one of the top sides in the Premier League, and one we had beaten 5-0 in January of last year in our previous encounter with them at St. James’ Park.

Jonas Gutierrez and Yossi Benayoun after colliding
Yossi was able to carry on – Jonas wasn’t

But Alan Pardew refused to use Europe as an excuse for yesterday’s below par performance, certainly not the first one this season, and Newcastle now have only 14 points from their first 11 games in the league..

This is what the Newcastle manager said after the game:

“There’s no excuses from the Europa League this week, we had a fresh team.” “But we did have a lot of problems on the pitch; Yohan Cabaye was limping around, Demba was struggling with his shin a little bit, Papiss came off with a bad back.” “So we had a few things going on and we obviously lost Jonas.”

With Ryan Taylor, Haris Vuckic, Dan Gosling and James Perch already out with injury, Jonas Gutierrez had to leave the game early in the first half after 23 minutes with a leg injury, as he collided with West Ham’s Yossi Benayoun, and it seems Ppais left at half time with a back injury – but Papiss was never in the game in that first 45 minutes.

There will be a scan carried out on Jonas’  injury to see just how bad it is, but there are reports that the injury is not serious, and that he could even be fit for Saturday’s home game against Swansea City – which will be game we should win, but we’ll have to play a lot better than yesterday to pick up all 3 points.

We have no update on the Cisse back injury, but we assume that’s not serious.

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9 comments so far

  • RonVanDam

    Nov 12, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Sad to see him injured but time to have a better winger replace him

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 12, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #2


    and better DMC too

    i hate to see him injured, but he needs taken out of the team

  • RonVanDam

    Nov 12, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Bigi for DMC and Anita/Sammy to play out left

  • mindshaft

    Nov 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Jonas no longer plays as a winger but as a defensive midfielder – a position that doesn’t suit him and hence he gives a lot less to the team.
    Pards needs to review his tactics – ultimately the players need to get their fingers out, constantly giving the ball away and being unable to pass straight is hardly down to tactics

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 12, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #5

    So guys, what’s the recommended bet….Pardew to be fired or us to get relegated this season? Or should I go for both?

    Cathy is fair enough with his criticism, as he has disliked Pardew since day one and hasn’t altered his criticism…I may not agree with him, but he is consistent!

    We all knew this season would be more challenging than the last. Like it or not, Pardew isn’t an experience European manager and this was always going to be a test run. Ashley knows what he has invested and what he wants back this season and for the upcoming seasons, he is a calculating man.

    So far, I am happy with the Europa campaign. I recognise we haven’t had a tough group and the intensity will likely increase as and when of if we qualify (although it is looking good). So far this season we have had so many disruptions to the playing team and have been missing some key players, through no fault of Pardews (Please don’t say it’s down to him no new players came in, it’s clear he wants new players, are we suggesting he walks or gets on with the job?).

    There may be better managers out there, in fact, I’m willing to bet there are, however, I can not think of one that is established / proven that would be willing to take over, so why keep going on and on? Now is the time to support our manager and team, not create a bigger feel of negativity in an area that I honestly don’t feel we can better at the minute.

    Constructive criticism is one thing, I’m not sure how discussing the merits or essential need to fire Pardew is helping anything at all, even our own understandings of what’s going on. No one is being educated by this, just stirring mass panic. Might be wrong, but it strikes resemblances to our past days when unreasonable expectations lost a very decent manager and made our club a daily circus for the public.

    Once again, not saying we should kid ourselves and have censorship on a blog to discuss all things Newcastle, but keep within the realms of reality, even if you think Ashley may fire Pardew, who the hell are we going to get that would be an improvement.

    I felt we needed to stick with him and give him a real chance, that time hasn’t lapsed yet and I’m willing to sacrifice a season at least to see what he can do. Are we really going to be the fans that have a slow / bad start (if that’s what you want to call it) and start calling for the managers head?

  • Lew Davies

    Nov 12, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Dont like to see any NUFC player injured, but perhaps Alan Pardew will re think his midfield once and for all.
    Jonas contributes NOTHING to attack and falls over too much.
    Time to hang up his boots perhaps

  • jon.c

    Nov 12, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #7

    we are a team short of good squad players to come in and take over. Great to be in europe but is taking its toll we cant rotate our players and our supposed young stars are not mature enough yet. Should we not get players in the new year we struggle,while we are short of players lets forget europe and concentrate on a high PL finish

  • Honoured2BNUFC

    Nov 12, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #8

    Well said Ibiza.

  • Marty-Toon

    Nov 12, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t see us beatin Swansea when we can’t beat the hammers.
    The Swans are great at keepin the ball,which is something tat we certainly are poor at even though we’ve got some top internationals.
    We’ve been well found out ths year,we’re easy to read and sow on the counter attacks


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