Pardew – We’re Very Proud Of Him – He’s Absolutely Marvellous


We had mentioned in an article earlier today that it would be good if Alan Pardew could address the situation with Jonas Gutierrez – after Jonas has criticized the Newcastle manager for telling him he had to fins a new club last December, after the Argentine had just undergone surgery for his testicular cancer.

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Jonas Gutierrez – in Buenos Aries last week

And would you believe it – but Alan did address the situation in his press conference today – this is what the manager said:

“It was a pure football decision, and those are decisions that have to be made,” “We’ve supported him and tried to do what we can when his illness was made known to us, before it was known publicly.”

“What he has done is absolutely marvellous, to recover like he has. I believe he’s picking up an award. We’re very proud of what he has done. He needs to rest assured it was purely a football decision.”

We don’t think there’s much of a rift between manager and player here, and we’d love to see Jonas fight his way back into the first team picture at Newcastle – which he has already said it’s what he will try to do.

But it could be that he is sent out on loan again in January – since his contract runs out at Newcastle next June – and he will be looking for a new club.

And there’s no chance that Newcastle will renew his contract.

That’s right – isn’t it?

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32 comments so far

  • mag92

    Nov 20, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #1

    So he’s never getting another game for Newcastle United!

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 20, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Give him till end of season pardew. It’s not gonna look good on the club

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  • Graeme

    Nov 20, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Wasn’t he told before he went to Norwich that he should look for another club as his days at NUFC were numbered. It was fairly obvious that he had lost his pace, long before then and simply running up and down, then falling over, wasn’t going to be enough.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 20, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #4

    I believe that to be true graeme, but he still deserves to wear the shirt one more time for his loyalty, sticking with us through relegation

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  • Nikolai

    Nov 20, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #5

    It be nice to give him one last goodbye. Maybe not the flashiest of players, but his loyalty and dedication for our club was never questioned. Great person.

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  • expatmag

    Nov 20, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Welsh/Mag

    Quite clearly, you have both come on here tonight to intimidate JFA and despite him providing you with a quite reasonable post about how Ed operates his blog, you both choose to continue your intimidatory posts.

    For the sake of the blog, give this a bloody rest, the pair of you. It is boring and tedious and if as Welsh says, he only wants to talk football, then do so and give the rest if us a break please.

    Thats my final word on the matter.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Pardew tells guti to find another club.

    Newcastle fans say the same to Pardew all the time. But he’s still here

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  • expatmag

    Nov 20, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Whilst I have sympathy for Jonas and his health issues, it was quite clear to me at the time that his usefulness to the team was limited to maybe reinforcing the midfield defensively.

    His loss of pace was a major factor in him being dropped and he no longer created chances let alone goals.

    Unfortunately for Jonas, he has been superceded in the squad now and there is really no place in the team or squad for him.

    If I was him, I would accept a transfer back to an argentinian club in january to finish off his career close to his family.

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  • 70TWO

    Nov 20, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Would be nice to give Gutierrez a couple of minutes run out at the end of the League Cup final.

    Although we can say goodbye to that idea if Anita, Bigi and Vukic get played in the next round.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Nov 20, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Jail for Ashley the blog toot – Tittle tattle tell tale – “Ed! Ed! Ed! theyre all calling me nathty nameth“

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  • headtheball

    Nov 20, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #11

    The winter transfer window is fast approaching and some bargains are beginning to appear. One such bargain could be Eidur Gudjohsen who is an experienced striker and FREE and at only 36 could fill the Shefki Kuqi role.
    Any other ideas guys?
    HWTL

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 20, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Just been checking player profiles on the official web-site to see what the average age the team will put out on Saturday and Gutierrez pen picture is on there – don’t know if it has been there all season.
    never mind If the TOON puts out the same starting eleven as West Brom but with Wilko in instead of Colo and Taylor instead of Abeid the average age of the Team will be 25

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  • headtheball

    Nov 20, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Is there something good on TV or did the blog just die?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Two things i want to say is expatmag it was jail who brought it up end of, and secondly wouldn’t it be nice if we got to the league cup final and Jonas Gutierrez comes off the bench to score the winner.

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 20, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #15

    welsh

    sorry if we play Jonas now it smells like its being done out off pity the football reasons he was asked to leave for still stand

    if we want to do something give the man a testimonial at the end of the season with the proceeds going where he wants

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #16

    If we win this weekend with the injuries we have got then that goes to show we have real strength in depth.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #17

    beermonkey

    That’s a great idea, he deserves something always gives 100 percent.

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 20, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #18

    welsh

    I with our injuries a draw looks a reasonable result

    a testimonial would be great, and get him training at the club I am sure he misses the routine

    mind you we get any more injuries we will need him

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 20, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Welsh @ 13
    That would be awesome, unlikely but awesome.

    Something needs to be done. He deserves it. Stuck with us when so many bailed. We can’t just jog him on like it’s nothing.
    No harm in letting him train and see if he can get back. People have done amazing things following near death experiences

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #20

    People say you can’t use injuries as an excuse but how can people say that when you get 5 to 10 players nearly every season, I think us along with arsenal has got to be the worst teams in the league for injuries, when both teams get them, they seem to be out for up to 6 months apart from Taylor as the poor sod was out for 2 years, like i said arsenal, look at Wilshire, Ramsey and Walcott always injured long term.

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  • Graeme

    Nov 20, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #21

    70TWO – that would be a nice gesture, even though he wont have played in the game!! Could also give him a lap at the last home game of the season I guess!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #22

    I think arsenal would have and perhaps should have won the league by now, but they seem to have long term injuries to key players every season.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 20, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Welsh,
    Technically its not an excuse. It’s a Reason. Of course its going to have an affect on results if a team looses key players that they don’t have a replacement for.
    Luckily we’ve got people coming through now that are proving we have got depth.

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 20, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #24

    welsh

    when we lose a key player it hits us a lot harder than arsenal as there back up to there key player would prob be a key players most teams out of the top 6

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  • expatmag

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Welshie

    I am not into “tit for tat” arguments mate. It smacks of primary school playground stuff and I think we are all a bit long in the tooth for that. Time to leave the past in the past and get along.

    The Jonas discussion is interesting but their is no room for sentiments in football and with the current squad we gave, along with a couple if decent january additions, there is no room for him at the club as a player.

    A testimonial of some sort is a great idea but I would want to see the money raised donated to cancer research. It would also be a fitting goodbye to Jonas.

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #26

    expat

    I would like to think the club will do something along the line of a testimonial
    for once it would be some good pr

    maybe bishop pr guru is on it

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  • Dulcinera

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Nice interview with Joey Barton in the chronicle. He might be a bit of a thug but was a fundamental cog in uniting the dressing room at NUFC and making it a harmonious place without any egos. I miss him and his commitment.

    Regarding Jonas, i think a cameo sub appearance would suffice and maybe a lap of honour or a testimonial as suggested. We can’t let sentiment replace ability. Most on here knew his benifit to the team prior to his horrific battle was minimal and it would still be if he came back. Let’s be honest. Anybody fighting cancer is a hero though and big respect to Jonas!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #28

    expatmag

    It would help if you and jail stop bringing it up, i stopped the moment i had a word with ed.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #29

    Well I’m just glad our fringe players are doing well.

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  • expatmag

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Welshie

    Wrong. You and Mag 92 made insinuations as soon as you came on the blog today. This forced a one post reaction from JFA and a request from me to finalise this nonsense fir the sake of all bloggers.

    Give it up now. This is my final word on the matter and stop the snide insinuations. It does you no credit and spoils discussion in footballing matters for the rest of us.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Stop keeping on about it.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Whatever

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