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Fans’ React On Twitter To Jonas’ Discrimination Win

Newcastle fans have reacted favorably towards the discrimination law suit win of Jonas Gutierrez over Newcastle United.

Jonas suit claimed that Newcastle acted against him when they found out he had cancer and that Newcastle deliberately did not play him so an automatic contract extension clause did not kick in once Jonas had started a certain number of games.

Fans point to the shambolic running of Newcastle United under Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley which will end up with Newcastle being relegated this season, after we only just avoided the same fate last season when Jonas had a great game and scored one and made one.

lee charnley and mike ashley

The two men running Newcastle into the ground
Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley

Here are a sampling of the tweets.

102 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Apr 14, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #41

    What a game

  • lochinvar

    Apr 14, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #42

    Well there’s Liverpool coming back to 4-3 against Borussia Dortmund …….meanwhile Charnley is looking at a European Map to see where Burton Athletic is……he thinks it might in Spain but isn’t sure so will hold a Board Meeting in the morning to check

    Thanks for that.

  • Yo-yo

    Apr 14, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #43


    Wonderful selective quotes re Charmless. 🙂

  • bladeuser

    Apr 14, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #44

    Liverpool won that game because they have everything that nufc don’t not least fight when it matters if nufc played the bindippers we would get beat 99 times out of 100 we are not in there league and won’t be very soon

  • martoon

    Apr 14, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #45

    JFA – I don’t defend the regime I just say things as I see them – be it for or against them – I don’t let blind hatred cloud my judgement. I’ve said many times in the past I don’t hold grudges on the blog despite possible previous arguments- I don’t have any mate on here as I don’t know any of you except markaccus who I used to work with.
    Ibiza – I maybe didn’t phrase it very well but I was trying to point out that in the Championship £2m is a fair chunk of cash.

  • jimiley

    Apr 14, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #46

    Passion. We lack it totally. A dead club. Why watch dead footy? Ashley out!!! Relegation would be totally just.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 14, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #48

    Seriously? Jonas winning his case has done us out of a championship defender?

    Sorry martoon but that is the biggest crock of shite I’ve heard. I suppose it was kk’s fault that we got relegated too.

    How dare they stand up against the regime. No wonder you stick up for jizz.

    We’ve had ample opportunity to strengthen the defence so we wouldn’t end up in the championship in the first place.

    Instead of blaming a long serving player who was treated like dogshit, why not blame the insidious regime who didn’t invest enough over the years to leave us in this position


  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 14, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #49

    If last season had lasted another couple of games -after the West Ham game. As a result of Jonas’ performance that day -the goal/the crowd reaction – I would have picked him for the next two games – that would have made up his quota of games.
    But these scroats tried to do the dirty on him.
    King Percy saying his was disappointed with his goals return from an attacking mid-fielder – rich when he made him play to cover the fullback.
    Really very nasty people. They’ll probably end up spending more than £2 million on legal fees and PR to make themselves appear better.

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 14, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #50

    Wow, what a match that was, must admit it but well done to Liverpool for the come back.


    Apr 14, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #51

    Personally I’d rather the club I love is held responsible for the disgusting antics the crooks (that have weaselled their way in) have done and the truth comes out than a championship defender

    I want my club back and these times highlight to the world exactly why and why we as fans are disgusted at how our club is being allowed sink into the sludge that surrounds those who currently sit in the seats of power

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 14, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #52

    Jonas -decision. The club still has the option of asking the Tribunal to review it’s decision or they can appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

    My guess is that they will reluctantly accept the decision and pay up. Maybe throw in a bit of crap PR along the way though.
    What a set of scroats.

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 14, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #53

    Don’t worry guys, Newcastle will win on Saturday, shelvey with a stunning free kick then he will become our new hero, well he did play for swans after all.

  • lochinvar

    Apr 14, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #54

    That Milner lad managed to put some decent crosses in tonight – maybe he could play for us one day.

    That PEA guy from Dortmund looks useful. Would be good if we tried to sign him one day.

    One day…..don’t know where don’t know when

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 15, 2016 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #55

    PEA/ Aubameyang had a really difficult decision when he left ASSE -St Etienne. The choice was Dortmund or the Toon or put it another way Klopp or King Percy. He chose wisely.

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 15, 2016 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #56

    Ashley charging SD for advertising is big news, albeit 8 years too late and the timing a bit whiffy, considering the flak he’ll be taking if we do in all likelihood go down.

    It’s been a bizarre litany of false economies under his ownership. None more so than denying the club revenues to improve the teams performance on the pitch, which ranks in infamy with the hiring pedants to run things.

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 15, 2016 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #57

    It does seem then that the club did not handle the Jonas situation with the correct level of empathy, sensitivity, and integrity, but I do think that they should not have been under any obligation to pick him, if it were to have triggered a contract extension they didn’t want to see activated. Football is surely ultimately about performance and merit. It will be interesting to see the level of compensation he receives and the thinking behind it.

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 15, 2016 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #58

    I don’t include Pardew and McC as pedants, they were never correctly backed. Charnley specifically, and other poor choices, or agenda driven choices, such as Carr, Llambias, Kinnear, Wise.

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 15, 2016 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #59

    Actually, upon reconsideration, having agreed the extension, they should certainly have allowed Jonas every chance to trigger it. Intriguing.

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 15, 2016 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #60

    The key question regarding charging SD for advertising, is of course, how much?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 15, 2016 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #61

    There were some interesting aspects of tonights Europa games that I noticed.

    One was that one of the Spanish clubs was managed by Marcellino, was he our ex star defender. If so wouldn’t it be ironic if he came to manage us and was successful.

    The second was that a Facunda Ferrero was playing for Shaktar I can’t remember if he came to us from them but the fact he is getting into their first team means he aint such a hopeless player after all. Food for thought there!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 15, 2016 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #62

    As for the Swansea game, if you’re a gambling person it would probably be worth putting money on us loosing all of our last games although the odds offered by the bookies will not be very good.

    That’s how optimistic I am for the rest of the season although i’d be over the moon to turn out to be wrong.

  • lesh

    Apr 15, 2016 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #63


    Your ‘srms length’ interpretaion’s priceless, brilliant.

    😀 😀

  • Magpie Season

    Apr 15, 2016 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #64


    Bet both teams to score? I never bet on our games but that would be most likely outcome, since we have to score & we’ll most likely concede with yet another makeshift defence.

  • lesh

    Apr 15, 2016 at 3:03 AM

    Comment #65

    It speaks volumes that the Charnley hasn’t got access to or sought expert guidance on how to handle Jonas’s situation before making a hash of it.

    But, that’s Charnley…. Clueless and ill-equipped for any managerial position let alone MD.

  • Magpie Season

    Apr 15, 2016 at 3:03 AM

    Comment #66


    I saw Ferreyra play as well. In fact, he’s made a total of 15 first team appearances (all competitions) with 5 goals.

    We have to be the only club who never seems to get benefit from the loan system.

    In fact, can anyone remember a player we had for loan, apart from Ben Arfa in that first season, that had benefited the team…heck, that had let alone played consistently in the first team?

  • Magpie Season

    Apr 15, 2016 at 3:05 AM

    Comment #67


    Aubameyang was voted African Player of the Year & consequently pissed Yaya Toure off.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Apr 15, 2016 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #68

    Magpie Season@66 – Loic Remy is one, but generally your point stands up.

  • job

    Apr 15, 2016 at 5:10 AM

    Comment #69

    That man on here has so much to say and it’s all garbage. Proper blow hard.

  • davis_toons

    Apr 15, 2016 at 5:58 AM

    Comment #70

    A player like Jonas will always be pick among these group of players. Think again, how can the contract not be triggered?

    Who do we have as a utility player that can play like a work horse with some ability, runs his heart out with alot of passion to encourage other teammates with BETTER abilities (but lesser on the other side) to go for it. Basically none you can find in the team now.

    Everyone on its own. This is a team sport remember?

    He is an experience player that should have been kept even if we are going forward. Anytime good enough to sit on the Newcastle bench.

    Now we have a young team that lack of all the other side of footballing abilities that a experienced player like Jonas can bring to rally the team during the game.

    Mike ashley deserve it for this. The people that he employed to work for was incapable to advise him on club matters.

    If money was well spend by knowledgeable personnel on renewing a contract and to bring in proper players for needed position. We cannot be in such sorry state when the Owner decided to spent money.

    When you need to play your midfielder as a full back there shows that players recruitment was inadequate and properly not effective.

  • Veltman

    Apr 15, 2016 at 6:20 AM

    Comment #71

    I’m not trying to have a go at Benitez.I was one of those who felt over the moon when he got appointed.However you have to praise or criticize based on current situation and what u saw now,
    not in the past or future.The match commentators were saying “Nu absolutely have no idea what they doing,no fight,no clue,no proper movements,no cohesion. .”
    So I was wondered what change he has made since he came here.Im afraid nothing.His team currently is not properly attacking nor properly defending.And that is not the kind of change you should be expecting from a man who has been managing the world’s biggest clubs in the last 10 years or so.You have to atleast expect some improvements in particular area – at the back or in the attack.But he brought nothing so far.What I didn’t like the most is that he continually was talking about giving confidence to the players.What confidence? His team couldn’t made proper passing and movements in a space of 6 yards.So what confidence is he talking abt?
    Someone on here said few days back that praising and cheering Benitez everytime is not gonna help in our way to getting the results.Its the players who need cheering and praising every time, no matter what or no matter how poor they were.And I think he is right.Shouting on the players negatively and applauding Benitez week in week out is not gonna help.So unless I see wins or improvements in a particular area,I’m not gonna raise my hand and vote for him to stay and build on based on his past management.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 15, 2016 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #72

    So if Alan Pardew had stood in front of a panel and said we tried our best but couldn’t get a LB/CB/ST over the line. They would have dismissed this due to his credibility yet the gullible few who follow our club just accept it as fact. We’ve even got the self confessed intelligentsia telling us how hard the club tried to get a LB during the January window.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 15, 2016 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #73

    Well rumour has it Benitez approached us, so if he goes it’s back to the board that helped us choose Pardew, Carver and Mclaren. So good luck with that one. Can you not see the bigger picture. Bdnitez has had to choose from one of the woefully mismanaged squads in the league. If he stays it will be under his own terms. If he goes we get another manager desperate for a job and willing to do things Ashleys way.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Apr 15, 2016 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #74

    Ashley’s minions judged to be liars and men of poor character. Who would have thought it?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #75

    Who would have thought it.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #76

    No argument that the club treated Jonas pretty poorly, but this case (as far as I understand it, having not really followed it) is about discriminating against his election to trigger an extension clause.

    Did the club deal with the illness poorly? Yes, that is pretty clear. Should the club have to select him, if available, when there is an extension clause trigger based on games? No. Should the club ever be obliged to pick a player? No.

    Doumbia is also being ignored and has a clause saying we pay Roma a massive wedge of cash if he played ‘x’ amount of games. If we start playing him now are we again liable as he now can’t make that number?

    It’s all a bit two faced this new found love of Jonas’ abilities. When he joined Norwich the overwhelming thought on here was good luck, but you aren’t good enough for us anymore. That was definitely my thought. When he came back, there were plenty saying he shouldn’t be selected, I seem to remember people complaining about his selection towards the back end of last season prior to his first game back as well.

    As for Pardew turning him into a defensive babysitter, nonsense. He was never much more than a grafter and a runner. His time at Newcastle was actually some of his most productive in an attacking sense.

    I’m pleased that Jonas is well, and playing at a reasonable level this season, but the reaction on here is based far more on people’s hatred of the board/regime then anything to do with Jonas ability as a footballer. Ignore the illness and dislike for the board, and the cold hard reality is that most on here wouldn’t have wanted him to get an extended contract

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #77

    Just support the players? Are they not the ones who are continually letting us down? Have they not had support for the majority of their time here? The crowd have backed them for the most part this season, and in past season’s, aiming their anger at other targets. I think it is about time that some of the under performing, lazy and overpaid prima donnas were called out on their consistently poor and effortless showings.

    You queried my wanting to drop Sissoko the other day, who has been poor all season and lacks application and interest more than most, yet are okay throwing Benitez under the bus when he has only had a few games.

    If we don’t turn it around and stay up, those players have to shoulder a massive part of the blame, far more than Benitez.

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #78

    The players are shallow, neurotic, self interested and callow, but they are in the main kids, after all.

    Whatever happens in the off season will be a chastening experience, for players, management and fans alike, but for now, no matter how undeserving, the team needs the crowds support.

    Otherwise, and without question, Championship here we come.

  • Veltman

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #79

    What is it with Jonas?
    He was seriously ill for a while.So what does the club expected to do? It’s always a risk playing a person who have a minor issue, let alone serious one.Couple that with him not playing for a yr or 2. So Why don’t he just shut his gobshit and move on?

    Jail – The club always has been Ashley’s way.
    I have no problem with that as long as he does the right things.Atleast he tried to fix it but the downside is he left it too late.There was a feeling that it’s a matter of time before he sees the setbacks.And he started seeing them.If we managed to escape the drop, I don’t see any problem for z club to get back to where it belong under his management.

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #80

    Small matter of a contract I suppose, and also that a footballers career is short, and that cancer will kill you if not treated properly and early, and even if it isn’t, and notwithstanding that of course Jonas was a loyal servant to the club over many years, and ultimately a heroic one.


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