Jonas Gutierrez Fabulous Against Chelsea – I’m Proud Of Him

We’ve noticed in the last two games that Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez has worked his socks off for the Newcastle side, and in both games he was defending and then attacking and all over the field, and of course he cleared off the line at Aston Villa,  and then scored a fabulous first goal for Newcastle against Chelsea on Saturday, after sublime work by young Davide Santon down the left wing.

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Jonas went crazy on Saturday – after scoring brilliant first half goal

It’s clear that Alan Pardew is a an admirer of the Argentine International, and he never has him out of the side, even though his form this season has not been nearly as good as it was last season.

But it seems the Argentine has been given a lift by the new arrivals from France  last month, and certainly he’s played two very good games for Newcastle, and scored his first goal of the season on Saturday too.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the 29 year-old:

“Jonas answered a few critics – I thought he was fabulous against Chelsea.” “Everybody gets a lift when you bring new players in, and I think Jonas is an example of that.” “He’s a good player, but he’s been running on empty and lacking a bit of confidence and belief, because the team hasn’t been strong enough.”

“It’s disappointing for players like him.” “Sometimes when you bring new players in, it’s only right that you give him a chance and say ‘come on then, we’ve got a proper team now – come and show your true form’.” “He did that, and I’m pleased for him. I’m very proud of him.”

For the record Jonas has now played 175 times with 11 goals for Newcastle, since joining us in August of 2008 from RCD Mallorca in Spain.

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23 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #1

    He needs to get the spider man mask out again.

  • TorqToon

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Sage – Absolutely! Very possible indeed!

    Donkeypunch – I LITERALLY just read that!!! Obviously written from a west ham viewpoint – which just shows how little they know about football. HBA valued at £10mil, Carroll ‘valued’ at £35mil??!

    Howay…get a grip, man!

  • TorqToon

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Sage – Was hoping for that at te weekend – but I think the pure joy and relief when he scored his goal took over. Was VERY pleased for tha lad!

    Silenced many critics – on this blog especially! 🙂

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #4


    It will be a good game anyway I feel. We have nothing to lose, we have just got 2 wins and still need points.

    We aren’t so desperate we need to sit back and take just one but we need them enough to have a go and worry them.

    spurs are pushing for every point possible to try and get champs league football.

  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #5

    Dreading the Wigan match. I just know Paul Scharner will score a hattrick.

    Does anybody know when the tickets for the Wigan match come on sale?

  • ArtyH

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Yes he had one of his better games .

  • TorqToon

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #7

    Anybody back home fancy doing some scouting??

    Whitley bay vs Metalist Kharkiv

    7pm Sunday!

  • TorqToon

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #8

    Sage – Agreed! We aren’t out of the relegation scrap yet. Far from it. Need to push on from here and attack spurs!

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #9


    I criticised Jonas a fair bit but I believe it was fair and justified. I never questioned his work rate or dedication but he quality has been very down as well as his attacking intent.

    On the right he looked much better in both games. Against villa he wasn’t that good but he did get more advanced and in the box a couple times.

    Against chelsea he continued this improvement and although his quality of the final ball was often poor his control, especially on his chest, was very good. He got in the box and it got him a goal.

    I think he is left out for Benny when he returns though, well he will probabl compete with gouffran for the spot but I’d prefer gouffran as he looks better than jonas on the left and seems to have a good link with santon going forward and back.

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Anyone interested in listening to joe Kinnear being interviewed on talksport. He’s on now.

    His first quote was that he believes he sorted a lot of problems out and believes he would still be there now if he hasn’t become Ill. 😀

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #11

    Can someone enlighten mr to the constant comments regarding Schaner ? I joined this blog about a year ago but have never asked but there seems to be an ongoing joke that I’m not privy too 🙂

  • TorqToon

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #12

    Blaydon – Scharner was Kets’ number 1 transfer target during this and every transfer window ever opened! 😉

  • donkeypunch

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #13

    with the andy carrol situation with liverpool i think they will just expect to much money for him and end up loaning him out again just to get him of the wage bill hes on 70 k a week aswell so the only club i recon he would take a wage drop for is NUFC

  • northernirishtoon

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #14

    Lads just to let u know sissoko is 9/1 to score ANYTIME 2nite for France.

    It’s his first appearance in the no.10 role and its well worth a punt.

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #15

    🙂 thanks Torq another beauty from Kets to go with Boyce ! He seems to like the Wigan players ha ha ha

  • Toonfan8

    Feb 6, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Jonas can play defensive midfielder, but he is no longer winger, no final ball, no shoot in him…his work rate and defensive abilities are good, but he can play only as a DM…

  • Every Hole is a Goal

    Feb 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Played well hope he keeps it up

  • hazzy

    Feb 6, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Wow he scores a goal and all of a sudden he’s good and has silenced critics?
    You must be joking he is absolutely terrible
    He bottles nearly every 50/50 and falls over a lot. Can’t cross, shoot or pass and offers so little to the team. He was hopeleas against villa and kept slowing are attacks down and against chelsea he scored and gave the ball away a lot

  • Johann

    Feb 6, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #19

    Kinda agree with hazzy but perhaps wouldn´t be as harsh. At least I thought he had an awful game against Chelsea untill the goal. After the goal he didn´t really seem much better. No end product, missed the ball, no good in challenges and even poor in defense.

  • true toon

    Feb 6, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Jonas is a squad player at best.

    if we really want to be in top 4 next season, his best position would be left back or more defensive role and would be more effective in the later stage of the game when we need someone who could hold on to the ball, etc or defending a slim lead.

  • willowdalerez

    Feb 7, 2013 at 4:42 AM

    Comment #21

    Before the Chelsea match I posted that Jonas’ game would pick up and that he’d get back into form when the transfers came into the lineup and I got some grief on here for saying that and putting him in my lineup but I think he proved he belongs as a starter. His crossing has never been great but he brings the ball up well, can get back to plug holes in a hurry, passes well, covers a lot of ground and can find the net… He also brings some maturity to the squad something Cisse (what was with that throat grabbing?!) and the other young starters can learn from.

    I think he will continue to start even when HBA gets back into the lineup and will only sit if he doesn’t continue to show his old form!

  • davis_toons

    Feb 7, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #22

    Be it good or bad times Jonas have always been consistence, not been an injury prone player, played when we needed someone to take up a job in any position.

    What more can u ask for in a poor Newcastle side of that time…He have always tried his best to clear the danger and defence when needed. A good player for the club.

    Always good enough for a squad player when his contract runs out.

    As much as i would like better stronger attacking mid to join us, i hope we can offer him a contract as a squad player anytime.

  • davis_toons

    Feb 7, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #23

    HBA valued at £10mil, Carroll ‘valued’ at £35mil??!

    I would rather have 3 x HBA and 1 Cabaye. Its a kind of a good deal..don’t you think so? That is money well spend.
    35 million for 4 quality players. rather then 1 half England international for now.

    Assuming all are qualities players

    35million for 1 player
    35million for 4 players.


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