Newcastle Fans Getting Great Press Around The World

Newcastle are best known for the loyal and unwavering support of their fan base, and while that’s good, it would even be better if we were known for having a great side who regularly wins trophies – but that’s not the way it is these days.

It’s no longer the 1950s. 😀

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John Carver shaking hands with Jonas before he came on

It was an emotional time last night when the brave Jonas Gutierrez made a return to the first team after 17 months away, in which he fought and won his battle against testicular cancer.

And the news isn’t just good news at Newcastle, or just good news in England but it’s news in Argentina and indeed around the football world today, and Jonas’ comments are making Newcastle fans famous too.

Jonas was both happy and emotional after the game last night,  in which he came on for Ryan Taylor after 65 minutes at left back, and immediately after the game he called the Clarin newspaper in his home town of Buenos Aries.

These are some of the comments Jonas made after the game in praise of the Newcastle fans:

“It was very exciting to see how people reacted when I entered the pitch. Newcastle fans gave me tremendous displays of affection and support during my illness. And also the nice gesture of Coloccini giving me the captain’s armband touched me.”

“At first it took a few deep breaths to find my rhythm but then I felt really good in those minutes I played. It was the culmination of many positive things. It felt like a new debut, it was really big.”

Here is the full report in the Clarin newspaper and it also includes a video of Jonas.

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Jonas given captain’s armband from Colo when he came on

Of course the first thing that Jonas did in the game was to foul Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj and he picked up a yellow card for that, but then he settled into the game well,  and in fact he’s in second place in our Man of the Match voting.

It’s just a pity we gave that late goal away – but that’s another story – and we’ll forget about it soon enough – hopefully.

But we will not forget about what Jonas has done over the last 17 months, and he is a genuine hero at Newcastle United, and that will be his everlasting legacy on Tyneside.

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46 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #1

    A great amount of noise and enthusiastic cheering when Gutti came on which only highlighted the near silence 15 minutes later.

  • Our Toon

    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #3

    I’ve given stick to those that attend games….think Martoon can vouch for that but I’d like to say a big thank you to them from all myself and no doubt fellow geordies for the display of affection shown towards Jonas on his return to the pitch. You were a credit to us all lads n lasses

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Nice one Our Toon and I second that.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #5

    The only real positive from last night was Wor Jonas coming on, haven’t heard SJP roar like that for years now

    And full credit to Jonas, would of been very very easy for the occasion to get to him and come on and disappear for the game, but he didn’t, he came on and battled hard and looked like the jonas of old including a mazy run past 4 mancs!

    But that was the only positive tbh
    We were f**king woeful
    How anyone found positives from a game were we had 32% possession at home and our lowest pass total of the season is beyond me
    What is Carver on about? Brilliant for 89 minutes? Howay man

    Add to the the very real possibility of losing Cisse for 7 games, and rightly so tbh disgusting from him and Evans, and were in for a hideous few weeks

    The thought of Rivy, who for a whopping £6 million and less effective Shola, being the main man is terrifying, Christ knows what Perez has down to fall out of favour, how dare he score goals!

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #6


    If you go on ManUre blogs they are whingeing about , over passing of the ball , and lack of forward movement.
    50,000 fans 50,000 opinions

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Rather than waste time and effort visiting Man U blogs could I suggest your time would be better spent checking out the following:-

    Hahahahaha – yet another quality gag!

  • fray bentos

    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #8

    The same Guti who got all that grief 2 years ago

    Stupid fans & hypocrites

  • Mr Magpie

    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Our toon….from previous post
    It does certainly look that way but i just can’t bring myself to believe it will be Carver.
    I have to hope they have some modicum of ambition to employ a good head coach & hope this doesn’t make me a disillusioned fool!

  • Reyantoon

    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #10

    I can’t believe some people in here think Abeid performed well yesterday.He was nervous and panicking from the start to finish.Runs like headless chicken, didn’t know how to pass inside six yard space.
    He was one of the worst performer yes’y together with the awful Reviere.
    we were OK defensively, well organized kept it tight and stopped them bursting in in many occasions.A draw ‘d have been good and fair result.The only player that cost as the defeat was Abeid and I wouldn’t put him and Reviere anywhere near the team again, with that kind of sh••t performance!

  • Dan in france

    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #11

    I teach English in a High School here in Spain, some of the students know that I support Newcastle. Have to admit that it was quite interesting that they were saying ‘oh that player for Newcastle is back!’ Seems like we’ve got a few more supporters in Spain, just a sham about the overall quality of the team but glad Jonas is back!

    Albeid had a shocker I thought, alongside too with Riviere..

  • martoon

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Our Toon @3 – Well said. My ears are still ringing from your past stick 🙂

  • mindshaft

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Agree that Abeid looked a bit overawed by the game and was misplacing passes and getting pushed off the ball too easily – however Obertan was by far the worst player on the pitch, Raylor was getting hammered at LB ( Sammi basically had to babysit him the whole game) and Riviere is clearly not suited to a striking role in the prem – Carver ran a close second to Obertan for worst performance of the game with his substitutions

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Don’t know if anyone’s posted about spitgate but cisse’s apologised for being involved in the incident but that snide twat Evan’s has claimed it never happened, in shock at this mornings allegations apparently. He clearly did spit and in cisse’s direction as he was getting up. Mr innocent n all that. Bet he gets away with it and cisse gets nailed.

    Both were wrong but at least cisse apologised and said he’s a role model ect ect.

    Read something this morning about the club looking into Evans apparently spitting at rivvy too. Never seen that like but hope he did and gets a longer ban for two incidents. Who the fcuk am I kidding!

  • John Irving

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Who needs rhetorical questions?

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Something else that is doing my head in – all the pictures in the press are of cisse after the fact that Evans spat at him. Fcuking w@nkers.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Aye Cisse apologised, well the club released a statement on his behalf, but Evans statement was just bizarre tbh
    Also complete silence from Manure

    And yeah apparantly there’s a 2nd allegation against him for spitting at Rivy

    Still none of that has much affect on us as a club, Evans should get banned
    What does affect us is losing Cisse for possibly 7 games, I know the seasons over but jeez this could be painful

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #18

    What’s the odds Evans gets off with it.
    Also a player gets a longer ban for spitting than racial abusing someone.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Ref the spitting incident – I believe the rules state that the offence is spitting AT another player. That would imply a deliberate act towards an individual.
    In respect of Evans denials I think it has been cleverly designed to form a denial that he spat AT Cisse. Clearly he spat but was it directed AT Cisse or the ground.

  • John Irving

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #20

    Savage and other retired footballers are talking shite as usual. Spitting is horrible but a leg braking tackle is a lot worse. As is racism and anti-Semitism. Evans possibly did deliberately spit at Cisse but you can’t be certain but what is certain is that Cisse had just raked his studs down Evan’s leg and then tried to kick him, and then of course tried to spit in his face.
    Given Cisse’s record this season he could well be suspended for at least 6 games. Just as well we’ve already banked Pardew’s points.

  • John Irving

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Don’t you just love Tuffty’s reading of situations. Let’s hope he does better than his recent venture into Company Law and governance!!

  • optimistic prime

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #22


  • John Irving

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Tuff exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement. You should avoid cliches like the plague. All is not lost you could still make a worthwhile contribution to the blog.
    All you need is a makeover.

  • Reyantoon

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #24

    Well, what more can we say.We have some lazy and sheep like players in the squad.We should blame ourselves. The good thing is most of the team below us lost,sthg to smile about if u like it !!

  • JamesToon

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #25

    John Irving

    I swear your name is the same as one of our directors lol

  • martoon

    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Spitting is horrible but I don’t see why it carries a heavier penalty than a dangerous tackle?

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Mr Multiple I note you failed to evidenc anything I’ve said as requested – just making things up as usual.
    Using the name John Irving does not get you any cudos at all – another fraudster on the blog, talking crap, as usual and does not have the cojones to post under his original name. Clearly suggesting he’s out of step with the majority.
    Be off with you to the ladies wrestling forum would definitely suit you more than coming on here spouting crap.

  • toon kk

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #28

    The premier league is split into two halves as far as quality goes, unfortunately we’re one of the worst in the bottom half. We’re just lucky that the teams below us aren’t picking up points either.

    DL is getting removed from the board and they want MA ooout of Rangers.

  • John Irving

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #29


  • John Irving

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Tuffty- I changed my name with Dr Harrison’s approval because of the departure of said party from Newcastle.
    There are two John Irving’s of high repute and I am one of them.
    Ask BandB she will be on the same wavelength.

    Your Ol’ man river line, last night was something else.
    Tuffty’s could learn a lot from you. All without being the blog commandant.

  • John Irving

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #31

    James – smart guy.
    Best selling author of The World According to Garp, The Cider House Rules and more. Also the Finance Director of NUFC – hasn’t been very well.

  • Belfast

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #32

    It carries a bigger ban than a dangerous tackle because it’s vile behaviour martoon and the bigger the ban the less people will do it.

  • Belfast

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #33

    You can mistime a tackle and it’s deemed dangerous 3 game ban. You don’t spit at somebody by accident like.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #34

    FA confirm both charged and have until 6 pm tomorrow to respond

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #35

    Spot on mate
    Tbh theres no defending it regardless of apologies, no place for it, pretty scummy really

  • Belfast

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #36

    Could you copy and paste it for me tads ?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #37

    So Johnboy…did you write the Cider House Rules Now?

    …I wonder do you have a Danish colleague by the way? 😉

  • Belfast

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #38

    It is tads I absolutely hate it mate always have done. I don’t mind people spitting on the ground like, but spitting on somebody else is rank rotten especially in the neck/face area.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Fraudster – oh really you changed your blog name with Ed’s permission. Pray tell us why that was and what you posted under previously.
    Well at least you’ve admitted by default of being a fraudster and multiple – that’s a start -come on confess your artifice and deceipt – you need the big cojones – oh well that probably means no more confessions.

  • Belfast

    Mar 5, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #40

    I have a funny feeling that Jonny Evans may get of though. I think he meant to do it like but he could argue he didn’t mean it.


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