I Am Very Happy And Proud To See Him Back


When Jonas Gutierrez came onto the field on Wednesday night after 65 minutes, it was fitting gesture from Argentine colleague and close friend Fabricio Coloccini to hand him the captain’s armband.

jonas get captains armband form Colo

Gutierrez receives armband from Coloccini

The last time Jonas had played for Newcastle was at Cardiff in late October as a 71 st minute substitute in the 2-1 win, and he had a good game to secure Newcastle the win via two goals from Loic Remy.

The Newcastle captain has talked about Jonas today:

“It was great to see Jonas back because he is a close friend of mine. I think everyone in the squad was very happy to see him back.”

“It was a small thing I could do for him after the bad times he had. Little things like that to support him can make a big difference. I think it was something special for him in front of our fans in our stadium.”

“He’s played here for many years and he always gives everything when he’s on this pitch and in this stadium. I am very happy and very proud to see him back in the team.”

Hopefully we will see Jonas continue in the squad and get some games over the last 10 games of the season, since we had more bad news yesterday after the media frenzy about Papiss Cisse and Jonny Evans spitting at each other.

Both players have been charged by the FA and Papiss essentially admitted to the charge yesterday in his statement, while Evans has denied he ever spit at the Newcastle’s striker.

We should know tomorrow what the damage is, but it looks like Cisse may receive a seven game ban.

Anyway, on the positive side of things – it’s good to have Jonas back.

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2 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Mar 6, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #1

    It doesn’t matter if it’s Mourino and Chelsea or Van Gall , Man Utd and Evans , they all talk drivel. In denial, ” what me guv ? ” trying to deflect from what happens and protect their players. This holier than thou approach is pathetic and so transparent. It just makes them look more stupid than they are. Only politicians are worse.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 6, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #2

    All best wishes to Jonas for his strength and resolve. Good to see him back to this level of health and fitness.
    Purely on the football front no doubt Penfold has told Carver that he’s got one of his new signings for next season in advance !
    Even worse, Carver believed him !

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