Newcastle May Have Finally Relented On This Player


There were reports over the last eighteen months that Jonas Gutierrez’ Newcastle contract had a clause in it which said that if he played a certain number of games for the club, then Newcastle would have to give him a new contract, but it was never clear whether that story was accurate.

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Jonas Gutierrez – could get a new deal on Tyneside

Jonas has played 3 times recently, and he has played 199 total games for Newcastle with 11 goals over the last seven seasons, and there are various stories in the national papers early today that Jonas could trigger a new contract soon.

We suppose that could be true if Jonas plays on Monday night at Liverpool, because he would reach 200 appearances, which is thought to be the magic number of games.

Jonas was our Man of the Match last Sunday at Sunderland, and the Argentine is expected to retain his starting position on Monday night at Anfield.

The contract clause was the reason cited in the press in October of 2013, when Alan Pardew suddenly stopped playing the 31 year-old for no apparent reason, since his form was good at the time.

But John Carver has kept picking him recently and that could mean a few things.

Newcastle may have decided, because of his good play (not to mention his great attitude),  and the fact that we need him right now in the team, to give him a new deal – and therefore John Carver can play him.

Or the story about the clause in his contract was never true in the first place, so John Carver can keep playing him.

It would be a good move by Newcastle, who are seen as a club only after money, and not bothered too much about the players or the squad.

If Newcastle are going to give him a new deal, it would be good if they announced it sooner rather than later, and it would go over well with most Newcastle fans.

Jonas has guts, passion and courage, and he has amply demonstrated those qualities during his winning battle against testicular cancer.

It’s very difficult mentally, emotionally and physically to win a fight against cancer – and Jonas has come through that with flaying colors.

We would be surprised if Jonas gets a new deal – but we hope it happens.

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24 comments so far

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 11, 2015 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m sorry his form was not good at the time. His form has been shit for about two years. He could not get a game at Norwich who were facing relegation. I understand he has had a seriously tough time and as a human being he has my utmost respect. As a player for Newcastle I cannot wait to see the back of him.

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  • jimmysmith

    Apr 11, 2015 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Central midfielder now, probably has been for a while, his illness coming after his pace began to wane, like Raylor, who also lacks the pace nowadays to play anywhere else, but is committed and intelligent.. Great guys obviously, resilient and determined, although there is perhaps not enough room in the squad for both, but a balance of young, peaking, and older players is surely whats needed. I’d be happy to see Guti, Colo and Cisse retained, a fit Aarons and De Jong, a ready made CB and CB brought in, along with two or three of the usual Carr punts on youth and a new coach obviously, which now seems wholly needed to renew optimism.

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  • jimmysmith

    Apr 11, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #3

    CB and CF of course.

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  • jimmysmith

    Apr 11, 2015 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #4

    ………………………..Krul

    Raylor……Janmaat……..Willo………Colback

    ……………………..Guti
    ………….Sissoko………Abeid

    Cabella…………………………..Sammi
    ……………………..Perez

    Liverpool away, and so those who bizarrely didn’t turn up will doubtless put in as they tend to do against the big sides. Far from ideal 11, but don’t have any faith at all in Gouffran, Riviere or Obertan on current form, nor Anita, all of whom surely must have had their cards marked by now.

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  • lesh

    Apr 11, 2015 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Again, mis-management has brought yet more shame to Newcastle United.

    But and given fans’ respect for Jonas’s courage alongside the bad prese Ashley’s getting and expects, they’ve decided it’s good news week.

    Investing in upgrading the squad, Carver’s conversation with a fellow lift passenger (did the lift have mirrored panelling?) and now the junta doing good by Jonas.

    If that’s the best Bullshit Bishop can muster up, he’s clearly shown that he fits in with Ashley’s ways perfectly.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 11, 2015 at 2:42 AM

    Comment #6

    The boycott is a chance for everyone to stand firm against this money leech. I just hope that season ticket holders will keep out of the ground against Tottenham, like I will be, and join the others in the park, as well as other fans who weren’t planning on attending anyway.

    There’s no second guessing as to will or won’t others eventually boycott a game now, and maybe waiting for others to make the first move. There is a set date, a platform for everyone to make it known that his methods are unwelcome, and more importantly, to show that we will keep the pressure on.

    I cannot understand the few on here who have shot it down straight away. It’s a lack of action like that attitude which keeps everything rumbling on without a whimper. That is exactly what he wants, everyone to be quiet and comply to his continuous propaganda. Nothing will change if you keep doing nothing. The odds are increased if you actually attempt to do something, and against Tottenham is that time to show that this parasite’s money making scheme is not welcome here.

    Try to make a difference, take action. Now is your chance. If you don’t, you really do deserve all the crap which the club feeds you, and why you’d want that, I haven’t a clue…

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  • jimmysmith

    Apr 11, 2015 at 4:51 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m a supporter of any action that encourages Ashley to run Newcastle primarily as a football club as opposed to primarily a business. The fans in full voice can only be a good thing. There are a few problems associated with the efficacy of a boycott though I think. First of course, is how many will be part of it, but moreover is the perception more widely that Ashley has done alright by Newcastle on balance and the fans are perhaps too emotional and critical. Judging by how we are perceived by the National media there is little real understanding nor interest in our plight beyond the city limits. I think things have come to a head, but the battle is more likely to be a long and drawn out game of push and shove.

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  • KevinLee

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Yes, then get give a contract with sol campbell, thats free agent!

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  • one fine day

    Apr 11, 2015 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #9

    jimmy @ 7
    some good points on jonas and raylor.
    But sorry personally i couldnt give a s22T how the southern press or indeed the rest of the uk perceive us (stereotypical daft Geordies believing they are a big club etc etc )
    before ashley got hold of us we were a”big” club ,won sweet f.a but then i don’t always see thats how you measure a big club.
    in the years 5 and 6 b,a (before ashley) we ,on our day could scare the bits out of any team in europe Barcelona included.
    since then its ashley who has simply tarnished what was one of the finest clubs and best atmospheres in europe .
    the vast majority of us are realistic and know the limits of our current expectations .
    we simply want be excited by our football club again and worrying about what “Nigel in slough” or the media who have already formed opinions of us is pointless.
    the sad thing is about this he has our club so low right now it would take only a new owner with just a spark of ambition to bring us back in droves .
    the press as always will print what they want and nothing gives me more pleasure that to one day see us turning over the arsenals and other media darlings .
    hwtl
    #dont go.

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  • firebug666

    Apr 11, 2015 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #10

    one fine day

    Excellent post ans well said, I echo those sentiments, really I don’t give a sh1t what anyone else things about the Geordie fans, but Newcastle is our club not their’s.

    One thing they will never have is the noise generated at SJP when in full voice, the passion that stirs in every NUFC fans soul, quite simply put we are the best fans in the world, I might sound a little conceited but that’s just how I see us.

    One day we will get back to what we once were, and again team will fear us, the laughing will stop, and the press will jump back on the band wagon, using us to sell their tripe.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 11, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #11

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Ashley puts Jonas on a zero hours contract on a pay per play day deal.
    How we or Ed or the press think we know what contract details players have is doubtful – surely these are private contracts and are unlikely to be disclosed especially to the press.

    See that a Liverpool fan told Sterling to make sure he was wearing the Reds shirt next season – good idea. ( it will be Red but probably Arsenals ) We should tell our players to make sure they put performances in that entitle them to wear NUFC shirts this season yet alone next.

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  • shear-class

    Apr 11, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #12

    As Charlietoon says guttierez was not good enough for Norwich at least pardew could see that just shows carver is even more clueless imo

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 11, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #13

    Pinocchio ran Jonas into the ground, just like Gouffran, and also Tevez at West Ham. Wasted. He had more to offer than just being a second fullback.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 11, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #14

    one-fine day firebug
    The day the TOON lost the atmosphere was when Ashley decided to move the ‘singers’ noisy ones to the singing corner and the Gallowgate end from the Leazes end (putting all the ‘singers’) in one end.
    Before that day the singers in the Gallowgate end and the Leazes end use to shout chant songs dittos off each other in friendly competition which in the end stirred up the atmosphere.
    Now the atmosphere is a bit like the moon – got none – mind you there is now’t much to shout about at the moment

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  • one fine day

    Apr 11, 2015 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #15

    firebug666
    one day mate .. one day as my name suggests
    we just need to get rid of the nasty infection ruining our club.
    ashley is the ebola of nufc.
    the deluded press have long since formed opinions of us .. can you imagine if harry kane had come through our ranks this year would it be all rise to the new geordie kid or more likely we’d read nothing but how arsenal or citeh were already in talks with his agent etc utter tw@ts the lot of them and i include the chron in there too.

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  • nut meg

    Apr 11, 2015 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #16

    Jonas has done o.k. since he came back but the bottom line is you should never pick a team on sentiment. A new contract…….not for me.

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  • one fine day

    Apr 11, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #17

    charlie,
    i frequented a little spot about 30 ft from under the scoreboard in those days in the gallowgate and well remember the good natured banter between us and the corner can only imagine the noise if we had a roof back then .
    happy days under arthur cox and simply going at teams from the off it wasn’t rocket science as we always seemed to go towards leazes first half (toss won) we’d spend most of the first 45 winding each other up and just waiting for the second to half to go mental.
    ashley does not have a clue about what this club means to the people who follow as he only has chelsea (ffs) and spurs fans as a reference

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  • Mag52

    Apr 11, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #18

    Laurent.

    A manager running a professional footballer in peak condition into the ground, what on earth are you on about Laurent ?
    If the guy is fit, and presumably we are talking about Gutierrez pre illness, he has to be able to run around a football pitch for ninety minutes per week without suffering burn-out.
    Have you ever considered top tennis players ? A four hour singles match, followed two days later by another, and then another. As often mate, you’re talking through your hat.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 11, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #19

    One fine day
    When I first went to the TOON’s games in the 60’s the singing end was the Leazes End then typical Newcastle redevelop the Leazes End which took an age the Gallowgate End became the singing end before the stadium was totally revamped. Could be wrong someone will put me right – before I went the ‘singing end was the Gallowgate End.

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  • one fine day

    Apr 11, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #20

    charlie
    when i first went the leazes had long since lost its roof and was down to something the size of the paddocks infront of the old west stand.
    mainly used to house away fans .but then even most of the east stand would get up and get into the away support ,can you imagine that these days?
    think the only time i ever saw a team take the whole area behind that goal was probably leeds and chelsea i think but it does reflect the way the game has gone that grounds seem to have a “singing section”
    still recall charlton at home in a steam bath Keegan got the winner and the entire ground that day was one big singing section.
    we were in div two but were first up on match of the day that night

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  • toonheed

    Apr 11, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #21

    I note that the annual accounts still haven’t been filed at Companies House. They are now 11 days overdue. They clearly have something to hide. My guess is they have taken £20-30m out via a management charge or changed the player amortisation policy to immediate write-off. They are obviously hoping to sneak them out a few weeks down the line when they think nobody is looking. Unfortunately they underestimate the intelligence of some of the supporters who have set alerts up with Companies House. Watch this space!

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  • nastynorm

    Apr 11, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Ed what planet are you on, hope he’s gets a new contract ! that’s realy moving the club forward suppose you want his mate the brilliant Collo a new deal to ! I’m pleasd hes overcome his illness but get rid hes done nowt while being here just coz he’s had a couple of ok games u want him to stay, how thick are you. we need a complete clearout stating with the 3 argies !

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  • smoke beer, drink tabs

    Apr 11, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #23

    I can’t see anyone’s problem with giving him a new deal. He has more commitment in his little finger than the rest of the foreign dross we have brought in. Would rather see him playing, giving 100% than the other f@ckers. if we let him go we are going to have to get someone in to replace him and f@ck knows wot we will end up with!!!

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  • smoke beer, drink tabs

    Apr 11, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #24

    If we had a few more players showing commitment and desire against the Mackem c@nts last week we could have won. We lack work rate and passion and that’s the 2 best attributes of guti

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