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Jonas Gutierrez Receives European Accolade

It was a perfect end to the season for Newcastle United on Sunday, when we beat West Ham 2-0 and the lads played extremely well – and it was the perfect end to his Newcastle career for Jonas Gutierrez who scored the second goal with 5 minutes to play and was easily our Man of the Match with 64% of the vote.

Jonas was in the Premier League side of the week yesterday, and today he has been named in the the European Team of the Week – and is also the European player of the week with the maximum score possible.

So not only is his performance being recognized,  but his gutsy fight-back from testicular cancer is rightfully also being recognized around the football world – and it’s a great human story.

jonas gutierrez after scoring west ham

Jonas Gutierrez – deserves all the acclaim

Every match in European Leagues is analyzed by whoscored.com, with over 200 stats taken into consideration to calculate the rating of every player.

Jonas on Sunday got a perfect 10.0 score and was Europe’s top player.

As well as scoring Newcastle’s second goal which was the goal that meant we would win the game and stay in the Premier League – Jonas also put in a perfect left wing cross for Moussa Sissoko to powerfully head home for the first goal after 54 minutes.

And his general play on Sunday  was simply excellent in Newcastle’s most important game in six years.

The 31 year-old Argentine International will no doubt get offers from other clubs in the summer when his contract at Newcastle runs out art the end of June.

As well as saving ourselves from relegation by our own efforts, hearing Mike Ashley’s voice for the very first time when he said he wants Newcastle to win something – we also have Jonas Gutierrez making headlines for Newcastle and of course for himself around the world –  because of his courage and dedication and his magnificent come-back this year for the Magpies.

And if you haven’t seen Jonas’ interview immediately after the game on nufcTV – it’s a must watch – and you can feel how proud he is to have played for Newcastle United these last seven years – and delighted that Newcastle are now safe.

Here’s another interview on the pitch after the game.


We may have to bring this man back to Newcastle as a coach or in some other capacity in the future.

Jonas Gutierrez is a credit first of all to himself,  and then to Newcastle United.

He’s some guy alright.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • estechco

    May 26, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Before we attach a new horse to our cart, can Charnley please take the donkey he gave the job to in January to the glue factory?

  • jazzyp

    May 26, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #2

    A player that I would have from Hull is Mo diame. Was very surprised West ham sold him to be honest and would be available quite cheap if that’s the way Nufc were to go again (Hopefully not).
    On Jonas I wish him all the best for his future endeavours whatever that may be

  • optimistic prime

    May 26, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Jonas for Head Coach

  • toon1707

    May 26, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Why can’t we offer him a 1 year contract a fantastic squad player to have

  • jazzyp

    May 26, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Clear the dead wood and lets move on !!

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 26, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #6

    What you fail miserably to understand is that if Prof Tuff says he’s a criminal barrister of 20 years or a solicitor’s runner of six months, I will accept that. I’ve no reason to think he would bullsh1t the whole blog because he would get found out and any credibility he has would be shot. Is that too difficult for you? Photographs of season tickets indeed. What? With Blackley and Brownlie on it? Never in the annals of Newcastle United have has Blackley heard anything so ridiculous. It must be in the air today because Blackley’s been p1ssing himself at some of the balloon comments. He’s got to pick up a prescription but doesn’t want to tear himself away.

  • lesh

    May 26, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Jonas for Player of the Year?

    He deserves it for his courage, strength, determination and being an example of professionalism.

    Even a one-off special award from the PFA, the Premiership, FA and dare I say it, Newcastle United would be fitting.

    He’s a brave, brave man who worked Carver out quickly and clearly avoided him when he went to the bench celebrating his goal.

    Now that act alone should help the so-called Football Board make its mind up about Carver.

  • optimistic prime

    May 26, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #8


    I’d vote for him, I’d vote twice just for his body swerve to avoid Carver.

  • Sir Braveheart

    May 26, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #9

    I feel like I need to ask…are Blackley and Brownlie two separate people and Brownlie does all the typing or are you one person referring to themselves in the third person?

    Honest question, it’s confusing me.

  • sparky55

    May 26, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #10

    fcuking outstanding…derby get Clement and we get Mclaren

    that’s how far we’ve fallen thanks to the ineptitude of the people running our club…we’re the pariah’s of the premiership

  • Mister Tuff

    May 26, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #11

    mojo – nice one you’ve got the blockhead engaging reverse gear.
    I do not know about him being a mega fan -but a mega mouth definitely yes.

    he’s just posted “got to pick up a prescription”.
    Obviously must be for some mental disorder or anti anger tablets.
    What a blockhead.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 26, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Also our next manager or coach has to be on the same wavelength as our scouting department there is no point whatsoever getting someone who is not going to fancy some of the players that we sign

    Personally would like to see us move away from the French league unless we are signing Ayew and look to sign a few Spanish , Dutch , German players mixed in with some British players so we get a mixture of hard work , energy , technical ability and know how to play in the UK

    France just seems like a market that we will struggle to get value for a few seasons as every club hates doing business with us ! Plus I think we need to get the best out of Cabella and Riviere before other French players see us a decent option again

  • Mag52

    May 26, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #13

    For a few seasons now we have lacked big characters in the side around whom the rest of the team can rally when the going gets tough.
    It is madness to lose one such character in Jonas, a guy of just 31 years who, on the pitch or from the bench would be a leader for the team as we head into the brave new world hinted at by MA on Sunday.

  • Mr Magpie

    May 26, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Does anyone think that the usual transfer window enquiry about Andy Carroll will be coming around soon…especially now that big Sam has gone?

  • BoyDoneGood

    May 26, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Jonas was described by some commentators as useless in 2009 – a player we couldn’t unload after relegation. He has made between 15 and 20 million out of the club, so when he ended in a blaze of glory, it would hardly be unfair to suggest that he was doing what he was paid for – but then, virtually everyone turned up for the last match. It was a great memory, but he has been well paid. In my view, there should be no new player contracts until there is a head coach to consult.

  • banjax

    May 26, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Jonas is a shining example of everything that the club owners aren’t. They should now take the opportunity to offer Jonas a position at the club of an ambassador. His words and deeds say everything about him and that is something Newcastle need in spades. Well done Jonas Guttierez , your the man !

  • davis_toons

    May 27, 2015 at 3:04 AM

    Comment #17

    @2 ..”Clear the dead wood and lets move on !!”

    What about dead woods that never starts games and keep asking for higher wagers? Do we keep them and keep offering them contract year after year?

  • davis_toons

    May 27, 2015 at 3:10 AM

    Comment #18

    tbf bro, Jonas is not any dead wood like you mention. If he is a dead wood then he is very versatile one and this kind of wood is worth keeping until u get me a better midfielder.

    1. It can be another younger hardworking midfielder with some qualities like him or

    2. A highly skilled midfielder kind of some own by Baca/RM.

    Question here.
    What will we be getting once we get completely rid of him?

    Are there players in there that are even not worthy of the shirt?

  • sing in the corner

    May 27, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #19

    I love that live interview immediately after the game. Jonas on great adrenaline-fuelled form. Gabbing away in his beautiful pigeon English – I could barely understand a single word he said but te message was crystal clear – He cares. A lot. And we love him for it.


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