Jonas Gutierrez was left out of the Newcastle squad today for the game against Tottenham which we lost 3-1 and John Carver after the game refused to explain why the Argentine was not in the match-day squad.
Jonas – was our Man of the Match against Sunderland
Jonas had tweeted he was fit enough so it wasn’t injury that kept him out and John Carver even paid him a compliment in his program notes for today’s game.
“Jonas Gutierrez made his 200th appearance for the club on Monday night.” “That is a fantastic achievement for any player, but even more so after everything Jonas has been through over the past two years, so congratulations to him.”
After the game Carver was asked why Jonas wasn’t in the match-day squad and this is what he said:
“I have got my reasons for that, and I don’t want to talk about Jonas any more now.”
We don’t know what it is with Jonas – whether he has been disciplined – or whether it’s that Newcastle will have to give him a new contract if he plays one more game than the 200 games he has already played.
But the bottom line is that Jonas is a good player so why he isn’t playing for the side is baffling to us.
It may be yet another error Newcastle have made this year in what is mounting up as some colossal errors made by the club in January.
And we are still not safe from relegation, and still need at least one win, but we’ve just had just one of them in the 10 league games since the end of the January transfer window.
We’ve had two draws so that’s just 5 points from the last 30 we’ve played for.
It’s turning out to be a poor decision to put John Carver in charge through the end of the season – even though that was the simple and cheap solution.
And it’s based simply on our results. which after all is what it’s all about.