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Newcastle Winger – We’re Ready To Fight In Next Few Weeks

10:26 am, Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

Jonas Gutierrez captained Newcastle at Southampton on Sunday afternoon, when we lost our third successive league game 2-0 to the Saints, but Jonas’ Argentine compatriot Fabricio Coloccini returns tomorrow night from suspension, and will lead out Newcastle in what is a very important league game for the Magpies, after we have no wins in our last six games in all competitions.

Jonas Gutierrez – we’re ready to fight

We really hope we can repeat last season’s exploits when we played very well at the Britannia Stadium to win 3-1, and Demba Ba hit a great hat-trick, and there’s not doubt that a win tomorrow would be like manna from heaven for Newcastle.

This is what Jonas has said in the local papers today about our next game:

“When you look at the fixtures at the start of the season you know Stoke are so difficult because of the style of football they play.” “I’m not saying it’s wrong or good because everyone has to play their football in the right way to take the points.”

“Stoke kick a lot of long balls and play a style which gives them a lot of points.” “However, last year we went there and took the three points so we know we can get the three points there again.” “Their set-pieces are so special, so good. If we concede set pieces we will know what to expect.”

“We have to really concentrate for 90 minutes and not concede set pieces, not give silly fouls near the box – and with Stoke the halfway line is near the box!” “We have to be really focused.”  “We need to stay together.”

“We know it’s been a tough season for us because we’ve had a lot of injuries and we don’t have a big squad. We know nothing can change in terms of personnel.” “The players we have are ready to fight for the next few weeks to get back to winning ways.”

“The most important thing is to get back the confidence. When you have players with confidence you feel better and things are easier.” “That is football. Every team have times when they are not feeling in their best form.” “In the last few games we haven’t played our best football and we’ve suffered defeats.”

“At Southampton we deserved to lose the game because they were better than us. We have to try to get back to winning ways and be all together as a group. That’s the most important thing.” “Of course when you play in one position with the same players and the same team it’s better for the confidence.”

“However, we have a small squad and a lot of injuries and that’s what football’s about.” “I try to do my best and I work to be better in every game.” “At the moment lots of players are having to play in different positions because that’s what we have in the squad.”

“We have a small squad and a lot of young players trying to find their opportunities.” “It’s hard for everyone but we have to just think of the team and try to do our best to get back to winning ways.”

Gutierrez was all over the place during the game at Southampton and he started on the right wing, and then played in the center of midfield, but it was to no avail as we lost out to the second bottom placed side, who got their first clean sheet of the season.

It hasn’t helped Newcastle’s consistency that we have played the game in Europe with largely a different side from that which plays in the Premier League, and our performances in the Premier League recently have been a disaster, and the squad seems ill-equipped to handle the extra games.

But that being the case, it would still be a massive three points if Newcastle can repeat least season’s exploits.

That’s what we are hoping for.

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Tags: Fabricio Coloccini · Jonas Gutierrez · Newcastle News · Premier League





12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 catchy in norway // Nov 27, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    great idea

    on a day like this,, lets all think of players of the past, and make a team of players worth talking about

    whos and whys we would pick and play them

  • 2 catchy in norway // Nov 27, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    “Of course when you play in one position with the same players and the same team it’s better for the confidence.”

    hit the nail on the head,, the players know the score ;)

  • 3 jimmysmith // Nov 27, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    I don’t doubt Guti will go out there and fight and srap all night long for the badge, but I suspect what he really needs is a nice long lie down and maybe an IV drip. He’s thrashed.

  • 4 Hatem's better than Messi // Nov 27, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Best thing for NUFC is if Jonas is dropped.

    He’s really playing poorly.
    Someone compared him to Alan Smith in his later years .. I think it’s a fair comparison.
    A yard off the pace all the time, can’t cross, can’t score.
    Passed his sell by date.

  • 5 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Nov 27, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Should be fighting each and every game, as a bare minimum. From all parties – more bite less bark please.

  • 6 Dannyo // Nov 27, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Before you starting saying “we” Jonas, why don’t you start with “I”. Your form has been as bad as the worst of them.

  • 7 tequilamag // Nov 27, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    HBTM Jonas is only 29 the same age as Gary Speed when we bought him. His days as a winger were also behind him but he went on to play some of the best football of his career in CM for us. No reason at all to suppose Jonas can`t do the same . Don`t right him off too quickly.

  • 8 sirtoongospel // Nov 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    “They hit a lot of long balls”……….

    But not as many as us Jonas!! When it comes to long balls, we are the kiddies!!!

  • 9 Peter Beardsley // Nov 27, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Simo Collo Willo Guti

    Perch Tiote
    Anita
    Santon Marv
    Ba

    Sexy football!!

  • 10 Peter Beardsley // Nov 27, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Simo—–Collo—–Willo—–Guti

    ————-Perch—– Tiote
    ——————-Anita
    Santon———————— Marv
    ——————–Ba

  • 11 Graeme // Nov 27, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Talking the talk is the easiest thing in the world to do.

    Its long overdue that this lot started walking the walk, putting bodies on the line and showing a bit of grit and determination for a 90 minute stint. Its no more than what they are being paid handsomely for!!!!

    A win at Stoke, on current performance levels would be a major turnaround for this team, I’m not sure they have the bottle for the battle!! That’s sad.

  • 12 ross armstrong // Nov 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    ———–krul
    Santon willo colo jonas
    perch tiote anita
    Marv——-ba——ranger

    Play that team v stoke and drop simpson and cisse




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