This Player Deserves A Two Year Contract Extension


We’ve been very impressed with Jonas Gutierrez this year for a number of reasons – not least of which has been his brave fight against testicular cancer – but also for his play in the Newcastle first team – and he gave another 100% all-out performance yesterday – this time at left back.

Jonas has also provided some much needed team spirit in the squad too, and we know he’s always been a popular figure in the dressing room, and is just excellent for team spirit.

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Jonas in action yesterday against West Brom

And after the game yesterday Jonas on his (famous) Twitter account sent out this very heart warming message to Newcastle fans:

“Thanks for the support during all the season and specially today Newcastle fans, proud to wear the black and white shirt. We still fighting.”

Jonas comes to the end of his contract at the end of June, and we think it’s almost certain he will leave the club and seek pastures anew.

But we’d like to see Newcastle give him a two year deal and keep him on Tyneside.

Jonas is experienced and also now a versatile player, and the new deal would be based on his play this year.

Jonas not only gives 100% but he’s a very decent player who can help Newcastle in the rebuilding that will need to happen over the next couple of years.

We think Jonas deserves this both for this play, his leadership, his versatility and his positive impact on other players.

If Newcastle were enterprising with foresight and initiative, this would be a good move to make for the club.

So we assume that will not happen.

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Ryan Taylor in action against Spurs

And it’s not based on sentiment,  because by the same token we expect Ryan Taylor to leave this summer when his contract runs out in June.

Ryan hasn’t done enough on the field to justify an extension – although we will still remember his great courage and determination and strength of character in coming back from two serious ACL injuries in a row over more than two years.

And the 30 year-old has fought his way back into the starting line-up – and that’s some achievement for the Liverpudlian.

Ryan Taylor will always be remembered at Newcastle for his great courage – as will Jonas – whatever happens to them this summer.

For the record at Newcastle, Jonas has played 203 times with 11 goals and 26 assists,  and Ryan has played 105 games with 10 goals and 17 assists.

It’s Mother’s Day over here today in the US – time to go out and celebrate with the family.

Comments welcome.


184 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    May 10, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Ahahahah Nice one Ed 🙂 er…it WAS a joke, right?

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  • clinath@ed

    May 10, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Repost;
    Hopefully this summer will see a change. We will have used up far too much luck (if we stop up).
    Ashley really need to talk to some people who are/were involved in running football clubs. Hi nativity has been embarrassing, let’s see if this run in proves to be a wake up call for him.
    Assuming he gives a sh!t of course.

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  • sing in the corner

    May 10, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m way past believing Ashley will do anything else other than buy cheap, sell high and aim to stay in the league to maximise advertising and skim off tv money.

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  • Catchy's Pet Lip

    May 10, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #4

    The lad definitely has fighting spirit, put in some excellent challenges yesterday, in particular as the game grew on, he’s just bang average and doesn’t have a skill-set anymore that marks him out for any one position, still one of few leaders we have and a damn sight more inspirational, committed and vocal than his compatriot.

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 10, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Would he get a contract at an ambitious PL CLUB?

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  • BandB

    May 10, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #7

    clinath

    This time last year Pardew was flagging the summer up as “the big rebuild”.
    This year they AREN’T actually saying anything other than that they imagine “a net spend.”
    It is fans who say “there has to be a big rebuild…he’s got no choice.”
    Everyone seems to have forgotten that Charnley said shortly after his appointment that the ideal was to bring in “one or two a year.”
    I imagine plenty of comings and goings this season.
    But the Carver affair suggests the management are as immune to blinding revelations as ever and that continuity is still the game.
    Anyone thinking we just need to stay up and YAY!….. let the good times roll…. is in for another sad experience of deja vu.

    And there’s nothing mystic about it. It’s just a case of taking the club at it’s word and not letting your dreams cloud the picture.
    They don’t DO dreams.

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  • sing in the corner

    May 10, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Its Ryan Taylor I’m the most sorry for. His legs have gone, he seems to know it and his confidence has disappeared because of that. Its hard to believe watching him now he used to have a good touch, did take great set pieces at one time… A shame but he’s a shadow of his former self now and any team with half a squad would have put him out of his misery by now, instead he starts just about every week.

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  • sing in the corner

    May 10, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Anybody have any idea about the level of season ticket renewals / sales at the moment? Surely they must be POOR??

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  • optimistic prime

    May 10, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #10

    BandB

    You only need to look back to see where we are heading.

    I’m surprised that some are still blind to what’s gone before and beleive he’ll change. He’s had umpteen chances and had more lessons than most school teachers. Yet he doesn’t learn or do anything different.

    I can see carver getting the job full time and 8/9 out with 6 coming in including the 2 Forrest lads.

    I’m not bothered about net spend or £50mil spend, all I want is cover for all positions not untested kids and a decent HC.

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 10, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Perhaps Ashley’s plan to brainwash us all into not expecting anything other than survival is working.

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  • croftus5678

    May 10, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #12

    erm..i still think jonas is s^&t !

    i’m glad his contract has ended and i prey it wont be renewed along with raylor/sammy/fergie (who tbf i would have picked over obertan)

    its time to rid of most of the second rate players and not hold on to sentiment imo

    guti/colo/wilo/tiote/anita/river/ober/raylor/fergie/sammy/alnwick/cambell need to be shown the door one way or another

    goofy/elliott have there uses as does hairdryer and abied/sissoko/colback/vukic/siem/rolando/perez/cisse/krul/janmaat are a major part of our squad ! i still think we need a tough number 9 though !

    2 cb’s (excluding lescalles) and a main number 9 aswell as a right/left winger !

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 10, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #13

    BandB

    From previous….

    Yeh, you were certainly right. I had hoped to see change, for us to buy the players we need and try and progress but that was so far off the mark.

    I think the best we can hope for now as fans is that the club buy the bare minimum to get keep us up again next season, very sad state of affairs.

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  • optimistic prime

    May 10, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Betty

    Probably not but we ain’t a ambitious club on any sense of the word.

    Sing

    Loads of me mates have jacked them in.
    Loads already have, he just gives students etc cheap tickets to fill the ground. It then looks like everyone’s happy to still turn up.

    No doubt they’ll exaggerate how many have signed up.

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  • clinath@ed

    May 10, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Yep, we are in serious trouble for next season.

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  • N1CK06

    May 10, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #16

    i dont think Ashley will change his ways of running NUFC. however, i honestly believe that the more awareness the general public has about his selfish plans, the higher the chance of him selling.

    Im sure he has already considered the potential loss of SD customers since the AO protests have been going.

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  • toon kk

    May 10, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Almost all of our squad are championship quality at best and no more, that’s why we’re 17th in the league.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 10, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #18

    I’ve just listened to our illustrious captain Coloccini speaking English. First time I’ve heard him. His English isn’t so bad (Intermediate, on the Council of Europe scale).

    So why doesn’t he speak more?

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  • optimistic prime

    May 10, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #19

    The best plan for Qpr is for the travelling fans to sing Bartons name for 90mins.
    He may take pity on us give away a pen and get a red card.

    Joey hates the slug
    Joey hates the slug
    Joey hates the slug and thinks he’s a mug.

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 10, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Not sure on Jonas, he is nowhere near the player he once was…and he was never fantastic. Very committed lad though, always appreciate his efforts.

    We need to be careful with purging the squad, we are already short of quality and numbers, so getting rid of 8/9 could prove too difficult to replace.

    I personally think we need for starting 11 at the very least 2 CBs, 1 left back and 2 wide men.

    Then to add to that we need 1 quality striker, a second choice right back, a covering CB (as our 3 should go) and probably another centre mid or two depending upon who moves on.

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  • BandB

    May 10, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #21

    OP

    This Emperor has no clothes.

    But we fans have been so skilfully conditioned to see what they expect to see that no-one has yet pointed out that The King is in the Altogether.

    Better still, an imaginary suit of clothes is free and never wears out.

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  • STB

    May 10, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #22

    Canal+ announcing from “sources” that McClaren will be next manager (90% done)

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 10, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #23

    toon kk

    I think Krul is solid prem keeper, janmaat is a good RB, colback is steady away as is tiote, sissoko is a useful player for the league (just inconsistent), cisse is a good forward, perez is more than useful, de jong looks to be a good player as well.

    The problem is our weak areas are very very weak, the centre backs are appalling now, left back is below average, we have no quality wide men.

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  • shear-class

    May 10, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #25

    You’re having a laugh Ed he isn’t good enough what planet are you from. and who is the we that would like him to get a two year deal

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  • Ron Knee

    May 10, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #26

    STB
    Relegated or not?

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  • optimistic prime

    May 10, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #27

    Transfer

    Not much needed then 😉
    I’m glad pigs fly..

    BandB

    Wood for the trees springs to mind.

    With this thread saying Raylor it does make me wonder if Sammy will be kept on and a cpl others from reserve pool just to limit incomings.

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  • BandB

    May 10, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #28

    McClaren has shown such duplicity in telling half-truths to Derby fans over the past few weeks one has to assume he is now the perfect choice.

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  • lochinvar

    May 10, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Jonas should be supported with due consideration for his health, loyalty and playing skills. Maybe a one year contract with options to still be involved with the club after that depending on how he copes with the rigours of Premiership football. Alternatively he could do well with an aspiring Championship club ( could be us ! ) Ryan Taylor quite rightly seems cautious with how he strikes the ball which may be more to do with confidence after his injuries but stamina is important so should be given the summer to continue his training and perhaps review where he’s at after that. Again it maybe that their are other clubs who could benefit from his skills such as Burnley or similar. Just hope that the club ( Ashley ) deals with their situations professionally but I doubt it somehow.

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 10, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Carver will be retained as chief disciplinary officer and spokesman for the club.

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  • sing in the corner

    May 10, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #31

    I would urge everyone who renews season tickets to pay as you go instead. Take back some power / choice from Ashley.Make him work a bit more for his mucky money. The excuse I’ve heard from people I know who troop in every fortnight is they have paid up in advance in the dodgy scheme…

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  • toon kk

    May 10, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Transfer
    there’s a lot of good solid players in the championship, doesn’t mean they’re prem quality.
    Yes we have some decent players but they all lack that cutting edge. Perez has great potential for the future though.

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  • sing in the corner

    May 10, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Thats if you feel you have to go and watch the current unambitious drudgery…

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 10, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #34

    toon kk

    That’s what I said, we have some solid prem quaity players, not really top class but they are capable

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  • optimistic prime

    May 10, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Some players already want out of NUFC.
    I suspect some of the others will want to see who the HC is and decide from there.

    The biggest signing in the summer will be the HC IMO.

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  • sing in the corner

    May 10, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #36

    We’re still in deep bother by the way are we not chaps!? Spurs could well lose v Hull…
    I’m amazed at the poor professionalism / lack of it.. of some teams. It happens every year but such are the depths we have plunged to…we need teams to show up against our fellow strugglers.
    Take Southampton. They were ABSENT against Leics. Like they were against top of the pure luck league Mackems the week before.

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  • toon kk

    May 10, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #37

    Transfer
    I know what you said, but they’re no better than championship quality, that’s why we’re in a relegation battle.

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  • croftus5678

    May 10, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #38

    i’m sorry but i’m not falling for ashleys tricks in lowering expectations !

    at start on season prior to all injuries and the fact we signed siem ect i said we was short of 2 cb’s and a striker from being top 6 and since then we lose santon also so we need a lb now also imo and a lw/rw would be a very added bonus for me.

    and now pard’s has gone who imo was avg i expect a better quality manager.

    or else i’m telling my mom 😉

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  • lochinvar

    May 10, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #39

    BandB @21
    Great minds think alike – this was from my earlier post a few days back

    So off went the Emperor Ashley in procession under his splendid canopy picked by zero hours staff from the Dire Sports warehouse. Everyone in the streets and the windows said, “Oh, how fine is the Emperor Ashley’s new shell suit! Don’t it fit him to perfection? Nobody would confess that he couldn’t see anything, for that would prove him either unfit for his position, or a fool. Perhaps even both.
    No costume the Emperor Ashley had worn before was ever such a complete success or so it appeared.

    “But he hasn’t got anything on,” ( doesn’t bear thinking about that ) all the geordie fans said.

    “Did you ever hear such innocent prattle?” said True Geordie.
    And one fan whispered to another what the fan had said, “He hasn’t anything on. A fan says he hasn’t anything on.”

    “But he hasn’t got anything on!” the whole toon cried out at last.

    The Emperor Ashley shivered, for he suspected they were right. But he thought, “This procession has got to go on.” ( unfortunately )
    So he walked more proudly than ever through his beloved London town , as his noblemen Carver and Chanley held high the train that wasn’t there at all and Ashley was exposed naked.

    ” Bollocks ” said a fan and at least on that point he was right.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 10, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #40

    Sorry to say but none of those teo deserve a contract extension. O admire both players determination to go and force their wsy back into the team. But if we want to be a top club we should be aiming higher and buying players of higher quality. Also getting back in our current team doesn’t take much, just look at the lack of talent we have in the whole squad.

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