Jonas Makes Successful Return In Newcastle U21 Win – Photos


Jonas Gutierrez played for the Newcastle U21 side today, and it was his first game for a Newcastle team for about a year, after the Argentine has had the fight of his life with testicular cancer, but he was given the all clear by his doctors last month – declared cancer free – and allowed to resume his football career.

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Yes – that’s Jonas Gutierrez this afternoon

The 31 year-old has been in training at Newcastle for a couple of weeks now, and he played for 90 minutes in the 4-1 win.

The goals were scored by Gael Bigirimana, Adam Campbell, Callum Roberts and Liam Gibson, and 19 year-old Adam Campbell has just returned from a one month loan spell at Hartlepool United, where he made a couple of appearances.

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And Sunderland manager Gus Poyet was at the game at Whitley Park this afternoon – and no it wasn’t to rub in the fact that Sunderland beat us for the fourth time running yesterday.

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Gus was there to watch his son Diego, who was playing for the West Ham U21 side – but the reports are that he did have a smile on his face. 😀

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Jonas came through the game unscathed, and he is surprisingly fit, and we look forward to seeing Jonas make his way into the first team again at Newcastle – soon.

This was Newcastle’s U21 side today:

Woodman, Olley, Gibson, Bigirimana, Gillesphey, Satka, Roberts, Gutierrez (Ward, 90), Campbell, Quinn (Heardman, 73), Smith (Kemen, 68).

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128 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 22, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Not bad Jonas playing 90mins, some of our squad who’ve been in training have’nt managed that.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Well done to the Under 21’s and welcome back spider man!

    On the last thread, why not just come out and say it? ARSENAL, COME BUY ME!

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  • AncientC

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #3

    If he can run a Marathon I am certain he can manage 90 minutes of football.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Ibiza

    That’s just not cricket dear chap

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Ibiza

    The only saving grace with arsenal is that they really could do with a central player like sissoko so there is a good chance Wenger will go out and buy a winger instead.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Sami Hyypia steps down as Brighton manager

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30497171

    Clearly he seemed like he was attempting an experiment that did not work with that group of players.

    Is there honour in stepping down? Or quitting as some would put it? Dunno, but, he sure does have a lot of dignity. And I sure wish AP could recognize whatever it was that Hyypia recognized and leave as well.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #7

    OP…Maybe that’s where I’ve been going wrong?

    TS… 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #8

    matty…The possible difference, ego issues aside, is that I believe Pardew is carrying out the orders of his boss (Ashley).

    He’s doing what is asked of him – I find that hard to get wound up with tbh. A shake up of our targets is required, before anything else can or will change.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #9

    and good old MA, doing what he does best; destroying to heart and soul of a football club, ever so slowly

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30574627

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #10

    matty…This quote sounds familiar…

    “We ended up knowing less than when we started, which takes a bit of doing.”

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #11

    You didn’t read the article, did you, Ibiza? 🙂

    Carrying out the orders of your boss is your sticking point? The majority of us on here (i’d hope) do that day in, day out. AND! we attempt to excel within the given confines. Would you consider AP as to have excelled? No, we can all agree on that. The difference lies in whether we think he can. 4 years on says something to me….

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Ibiza

    that quote stuck out like a sore thumb….

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #13

    matty…I have read it, why do you think I haven’t?

    I’ll post another quote / question…and answer…

    Paul Murray (former Rangers director)

    “Mike Ashley has to come out and be clear about what he wants to do with the club. Are his interests Sports Direct or are they Rangers?

    “For me, as supporter, it’s embarrassing, but we’ll come through this. The most important thing is to get people on the board who really care for the club.”

    = Sports Direct mate.

    Anyway, I completely agree that Pardew should be able to do better than he does with what he has at his disposal. By how much is seriously open to debate. Looking at the squad, Pardew should be getting top 10 or high mid-table.

    I’m not trying to make the point that Pardew deserves more time, far from it. Clearly he’s not going to succeed at Newcastle, as far as fans are concerned. My point is, I believe he is succeeding as far as Ashley is concerned – which lets face it, has little to do with footballing success.

    Once the club / Ashley changes their aims for the club, Pardew will be gone anyway.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Oh right, so did the second one I used too…

    I promise I read it. Oh okay, I skimmed it. Fine, I looked at the pictures 🙂

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  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #15

    In the post match interviews I have seen from Pardew there wasn’t any apology or remorse for what was a pathetic defeat at the hands of a very poor side who out played and out thought us. He thought we played well and was a good game. Losing once against Sunderland is unfortunate losing the last four, three of which were at home is inept.
    The only thing we Newcastle United fans can cling to in these desperate times in our club’s history is that we are better than the mugs down the road. Not anymore. Thanks for that Pardew.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 22, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Yes good players have left us but they didn’t seem to want to leave half so much when the likes of KK and SBR were here.

    Under AP I would argue that the few players who were successful and not completely pardewed had already had outstanding previous CVs in any case and have succeeded in spite of pardew not because of him..

    The landscape under pardew means we will never achieve anything of any substance for as long as he is here. We may have the odd day in the sun but nothing sustainable.

    There will be more cabella, rivi, anita, mym, marveaux, ben arfa type failures and the occasional bright spark like sissoko or aarons won’t hang around.

    Aash won’t give a rats and 50000 will keep lapping it up and say we won’t get any better than Pardew! Desperately sad. At this point I’d happily take Beardo.

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 22, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #18

    RH in terms of revenue we are 7th highest (though a long way behind 6th)
    We have the 11th highest wage bill and an average transfer spend over the last 5 seasons lower than Leicester.
    Is it not about time you looked at the organ grinder rather than the monkey.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 22, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #19

    So Ed deliberately generated hysteria by being very selective with what he originally posted from the Socks interview.

    I get he wants content that will attract more blog views but I thought you were above that Ed.

    I dont see anything wrong with what Socks has said. I bet 90% of our French players grew up watching Arsenal as their English club.

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 22, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #20

    LGFUAD when Ed ran this story yesterday he made a point of saying these interview were often mistranslated taken out of context etc.
    Not sure Ed is in the hysteria business

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  • Mag52

    Dec 22, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Slank (previous thread)

    Newcastle were never a top team. Wash your mouth out mr.Slank.
    From 1951 to 1955 we only won the FA Cup on three occasions.(With my support on the last two occasions).
    What goes around comes around. Just ask any Man.City supporter.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 22, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #22

    Novocastrian66

    That’s bull. Dont know what interviews you were watching. Shameful defeat and you CANNOT pin this all on him.

    What about the 50 times Dummet was caught up field. Janmaat was out of position. Sammy ran into a defender or forgot to take the ball with him. Armstrong didnt look up and went to try and beat the keeper on his near post. Colback and Tiote committing in the challenge and giving the opposition more yards on them.

    Players have to shed as much blame as the manager for that one.

    What you are doing can be likened to defending a criminal by saying “He may have held the gun but the voices in his head told him to do it”.

    Even if you think Pardew is that off with his coaching, do you really think he commands that much respects among players for them to play to his poor tactics to a t?

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 22, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Well I’ve only just got my head around the result.

    As others have said enough must be enough at some point soon. As with everything Pardew does, it’s been short lived highs followed by devastating lows.

    The winning run papered over the cracks as we all knew but I was really ready to give Pardew the benefit of the doubt and fans have really got behind the team so that we could actually have some sustained consistency.

    I don’t mind losing, it’s a natural part of the game but I am close to being firmly anti – Pardew simply due to the manner in which we crumble. There ahould be visible improvement over time and it just isn’t there. It’s peaks and troughs and it’s gone on too long.

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  • Mag52

    Dec 22, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Rotunda.

    I can only refer you to Daryl Janmaat’s comment of a few weeks ago regarding Pardew the coach. He said AP’s up there with De Gaal and Koeman, and he, unlike I would suggest, any of the bloggers on here, has been coached by all three managers.

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  • Mag52

    Dec 22, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #25

    As a club we, under MA, are little more than a shop window for the high fliers in the premiership.
    Players arrive from foreign leagues and know that if they impress for a time in the Sports Direct shop window, if they catch the eye of a browsing Wenger or Van Gaal, they could hit the jackpot – big wages, and the Holy Grail of European football.
    Pardew’s clear aim to play local talent looks sensible to me. At the very least there’s a chance that passion for the shirt and club loyalty could, once again, mean something.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 22, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Saw the big screen for the first time yesterday, waste of money.

    Atleast 75% of the match it showed SD and Puma ads, very little replays or match related images.
    I sat directly opposite so it caught the eye, disappointing.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Op – a waste of money you say? Ooooooohhhh no no no no no. No, I don’t think it’s a waste of money at all. Not when the TV cameras pan across it now and again. And fans, such as yourself, relate the brands they saw on it yesterday to countless bloggers worldwide.

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  • lesh

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #28

    Matty, Ibiza

    Says it all really. Yes, he stabelised the club so much that we’re in football’s equivalent of the Doldrums!

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/30556625

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #29

    Pardew’s ‘clear aim to play local talent’ didn’t really exist until he was forced to by injuries.

    I think you’d see his clear aim better when Santon, SDJ and Cisse are fully fit, and if Cabella, Riviere etc step up their game as they were expected to.

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  • Thump

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #30

    @tequila

    I thought about it yesterday and it’s certainly a step forward from what he usually does (make excuses) but really it seems like he lost his head. I saw him willing players forward on the touchline, where Poyet settled for the draw around 80 minutes, hoping to catch us on the break.

    Basically, they gave us a game, then went back to what they’ve done every other match against us.

    Pardew has to take responsibility. He’s been outwitted by the same tactic that Poyet has used at every club he’s been at. It’s mind boggling how he hasn’t cottoned onto it.

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  • Sazzer

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #31

    LGFUAD21
    Sunderland create less chances and we more after Tiote came off.

    And if you watch replay on the goal we didn’t overcommit players on the last goal.

    Sissoko, Colback, Colo, Cabella and Dummet all got back against 4 Sunderland players.

    We should have got it all sorted if the players did some basic things likc tackle and mark their men.

    If Sissoko wins his duel no 3 against 5. If Dummet takes Johnson down then no 3 against 5.

    The major reason they scored was that our play 3 against 5 were shocking.

    Dummet pressure Johnson so he have to pass the ball out wide. That’s alright.

    Colo does the right going after the ball however he reads the game slowly giving Sunderland extra time.

    Colback has his eyes on the ball and forgets about picking up his guy and decides cover behind Colo going wide.

    This leaves a Sunderland player free in the box.

    Something which Sissoko picks up on and goes inside leaving another Sunderland player free out wide.

    Buckley the free player gets the ball and passes it to another free player Johnson.

    How did Johnson became so free again?

    Because Dummet and Cabella both did stupid things.

    Dummet kept running after the ball that Johnson passed out wide instead of picking up Johnson.

    Cabella instinct is to do the same thing but realizes Dummet is already going so he thinks his job is done while Johnson goes behind his back.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Tsunki

    Nice of the club to pay for another vehicle for SD to advertise from.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #33

    Wow,
    Everyday’s a schoolday, I didn’t realise until today that it was Derek Llambias that got us promoted, I suppose he could have blamed him for our near relegation with that way of thinking.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #34

    Aye that’s Pards he makes you laugh he makes you think. Careful though Alan, or you may end up having to explain why Derek is so good he ain’t here no more…..

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #35
  • beermonkey

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #36

    prime

    yes but this time decca means it

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #37

    Beer

    He meant it last time

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  • Sazzer

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #38

    It’s should be 5 against 4 and not 3.

    Regardless, the players should have sorted it out.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #39

    I think the fans were lenient with Pardew at the beginning of the season because of the trouble we’d have been in if we’d carried on with that slump, once we look safe-ish and the dross continues I can see many more games like the Cardiff one.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #40

    Who knows what Ashley will ever do?
    Not even Pardew I’d say.
    Therefor no one else with any pride would wanna work for him.
    Hope Tiote goes before Sissoko does.

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