We Don’t Have Enough Players But Must Finish In Top Ten


We could well see Jonas Gutierrez start the game on Saturday at home to Arsenal if Massadio Haidara is still struggling with his knee injury.

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Jonas in action against the Red Devils

Jonas has now made two substitute appearances in the last couple of games, and this is what the Argentine has told the Shields Gazette today:

“As a team, we have look inside and think what we’re doing wrong,” “We have to do better and work hard for the manager and the team.”

“It’s not enough. This is the Premier League. We know we have a team that is young. We have to look forward and improve. We have to learn game by game, day by day.”

“We’re frustrated by the Everton result, but we have to look inside and do better.” “We don’t have enough players at the moment – Colo is banned for three games – but we have to keep together and work hard for the manager.”

“The manager will tell us what we have to do.” “We have to do it right on the pitch. No excuses, we have to do it better.”

“Three years ago, when we finished fifth, I played in many positions,” “I was playing in different positions because we had problems with injuries.”

“I’m here to help. I work hard and I want to enjoy. Always, I have to do the best for the team.”  “We have to finish in the top 10.”

“We don’t have any excuses. We have hard games up to the finish of the season, but we have to take points and finish in the top 10.”

“We have to believe and be stronger at home,” “We have a magnificent stadium with 52,000 fans. Of course, if we don’t have a good game, the fans are going to be upset.”

“If the fans see that we’re doing our best and trying really hard, they are going to be behind us. If not, they are going to be upset.”

“We have nine games to go, and we have to look forward and work hard to get the most points that we can.”

It’s now up to experienced players like Jonas to show the way for the younger players, and those are good words, but the team has to follow them up with actions on the pitch – that’s what counts.

We’ve been taken apart in two of our last four games, but we’ve played decent at home to Aston Villa and conceded only one goal, but we’ve only scored one goal too.

Arsenal have won their last five league games and eight of their last nine, so they are a team in form at the moment.

Newcastle cannot concede too many goals with the lack of goal scoring power we have in the team, so a strong defensive performance is needed.

But we’ll have to do that without captain Coloccini who got himself stupidly sent off at Everton and made a bad situation even worse.

And unless there is a huge uptick in form quickly,  there’s no way we will finish in the top ten this season.

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7 comments so far

  • the white tino

    Mar 18, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Well sat in airport waiting here’s hoping I find a rich egyptian to buy our once great club and rid us of this disease once and for all he’s takin the piss for years boys it’s time we all tried to put an end to his reign afor there’s nothing left at all!! Hoping for a drastic change

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Having sympathy for a decimated squad is not happening. Not when Marveaux, Ben Arfa, M’Biwa, and Santon were released without any players coming in, amongst other things.

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  • firebug666

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #3

    Ring; ring; rrrring;

    Ashley “Hello”

    Charnley ” Hi Mike it’s Lee”

    Ashley “Lee, Lee Who?”

    Charnley “It Lee Charnley”

    Ashley “Who?”

    Charnley “Penfold”

    Ashley ” Oh; Oh year..What do you want?”

    Charnley “It’s the fans Mike, they are getting restless, some are saying nasty things about us”

    Ashley ” stop snivelling you spineless git, Get Bishop to type up some more dross from one of the players, these fans will buy anything.”

    Charnley “Which player this time Mike?”
    Ashley ” mmmmmmmmmmm I know, Use Jonas, the fans love him and will believe anything he says”

    Charnley “Oh thank you Mike, you always know what to do.”

    And so another player, another statement of intent, and more dross football to follow, the circle continues.

    Ashley ” I know, Oh and Penfold….”

    Charnley “Yes Mike;”

    Ashley 2 It’s Mr. Ashley to you, and never phone me again.”

    Charnley ” Yes Mike… err Mr. Ashley”

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  • Sav

    Mar 18, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #4

    I foresee cannon fodder for the Arsenal.

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  • bringbackemre

    Mar 18, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #5

    he needs to be used as a third midfielder, left back will end badly against arsenal.

    Id play a very defensive team then have obertan cabella and erez up front for the ocunters

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  • bringbackemre

    Mar 18, 2015 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #6

    he should be used as a third midfeilder, left back will end badly against arsenal.

    we should play a very conservative side with obertan cabella and perez up front on the break

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  • jimiley

    Mar 18, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #7

    11 goalkeepers will screw em

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