Time for Jose to decide his future.

Will he stay or will he go?
It’s be said in the local press today that Alan Pardew is seeking an answer from Jose Enrique regarding his future at the club.

Good!

At the risk of sounding a bit harsh I think it’s best for all parties concerned if they know where they stand. If Jose wants to go then fine, tell the club so they can plan ahead. If Jose wants to stay, fine, just say so and I’m sure it will get sorted. Basically I just can’t be doing with this game of cat and mouse that is seemingly being played in front of our eyes.

I’m sure we’d all like Jose to stay. He is a class act and is probably the best left-back I can remember Newcastle having in my time. He very rarely gets beaten for pace, is strong and links up well with his team-mates. Yes he switches off at times, but overall we’d better off with him in the team than we would be without him in the team.

On the other hand, if the player wants out there is very little that can be done. Sure you can try and talk him round and convince him to stay, but it’s hardly a cast iron guarantee that he’ll stop on. You could also question the wisdom of keeping hold of a player who really had to have his arm twisted to stay in the first place. Sure he is a professional footballer and will just get on with it, but that is the problem for me. Plenty of people hate their job and ‘just get on with it’, but it means that you rarely end up giving your all.

Either way the time has come for Jose to choose whether he wants to stay or wants to go. The gossip was that he would talk to the club after mathematical safety was assured, so now that is done it’s time for both parties to sit down and decide what they are going to do.

Hopefully that means that the club will avoid an Andy Carroll situation again whereby we saw a player leave with very little time to recruit one in his place. The ideal scenario is for Jose to stay of course, but at least time around it looks as though the club are going to make sure they have time to get someone in should Jose decide to pack his bags and say Adios to the Toon Army.

Maybe the club have learnt from January?

30 thoughts on “Time for Jose to decide his future.

  1. The better we get an answer the better so we can move on and sign another left back if he does leave – which looks like happening.

    His attitude has been different the past few months just watching him you can tell his mind is else where. I would love Jose to stay but I can’t see it happening, these days if a player wants out they get their wish.

    I remember Jose saying last year he wouldn’t leave for Chelsea and he would be happy to stay forever… 🙄

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  2. I don’t want any player waiting to see which teams comes in for them, I know things are never that simple but in my little “black and white” world, you either want to stay or go…..so Jose, you have until 4pm to make up your mind! 👿 😆

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  3. I think the club will make a decision quickly – they won’t want to get caught without a replacement and will want to know they have time to get a decent player in to replace him.

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  4. Aye we could do with an answer soon. If he wants to leave to go to a top european club, then fine. Just bloody tell us! At least give us some to get a replacement.

    Personally, i think the club should offer him a new and improved deal like Tiote, and if he doesn’t accept that then get him sold before we lose him for nothing!

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  5. So what happens if he signs a new 5 yr deal this week along with Nolan and Barton and Lambias totals their wages up for the duration and deducts it from the 35m then with whats left, buys a load of shite at the last minute like they normally do?

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  6. Just been reading on Teamtalk rumour room that the Dubai investment group are looking to get into Football and that we are one of the teams under consideration alongside Everton, Leeds and Cardiff.
    Colin Warris on twitter has been posting that we are about to be sold but no details of interested parties, hope its true.

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  7. I would love Jose to stay for a few reasons:-

    1) He is a great player
    2) He links up will with Amigos Jonas and Collo
    3) A load of people who have guarenteed him leaving will have to eat their words….

    Personally though, I am thinking he is going. To Liverpool. Unfortunately.

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  8. RICHIE not much change on heed,but it did help a bit when they stopped hammering oot kitchen,but bit of good news the laddie sold his house today happy days 😀

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  9. Moreno…..number 3 would be good, I agree with your last line, though I can’t gaurantee it 😉

    Ice, is that him shifting out to Malta then?
    Hopefully ya heed will be sorted soon. I’ve lost faith in the NHS, part of the reason why we moved out here was for wor lass’s health and the Spanish doctor reckons it’s highly unlikely she’s got what the NHS diagnosed her with. She’s been on an experimental drug for a year and the Doctor here says she would “never” have been given it here as it can cause more harm than good 👿

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  10. Routledge could start on sunday 😯 😯 he was training today and and signing autographs out side benton hq

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  11. RICHIE aye that will be him ganning.pleased your lass got sorted there hopeless here i dont trust the gits.wor lass used to nurse,when treating people that had been on holiday,she always said the ones that had been to turkey or greece where a nightmare,but those treated in spain had got better treament than our NHS treatments could give them,so there you go,luckly malta treatment is on par with spain

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  12. Ice… she still has to get some tests done and see an Osteopath here then after that back to Madrid to see Doc, hopefully they’ll be able to do summat.

    Ya doing the 6 month in Malta thing then?

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  13. RICHIE aye will be doing the 6mth thing,the laddie might stop till dec to get a few quid he will move in with us until then as he can save a grand a month when house goes,but hes been offered a couple jobs over there,if that becomes stonewall he will just go,he just doesnt know which way to go,as he will be mortgage free over there.
    on the NHS hes been waiting 4mth for xray on knee,still waiting

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  14. Ice that’s the good thing about private, phone up, go in next day and have it done, take xray home with you….simples.
    Obviously there’s the cost but your healths worth the money.

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  15. AoD, actually a good point. Everybody thought that STaylor was gonna go but he didn’t. There’s always a possibilty of theroght thing happening for us.

    And shearer, If thats true then we could very possibly see routledge starting on ther right wing with Barton playing the dm role, a position who should do really well. Just hope Wayne picked up some confidence to do what he actually can

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  16. sounds like the club want his signature on a new contract or on a written transfer request 😯
    Finally this mess needs sorting out.

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  17. Bobby – wouldn’t trust any investment group from Dubai – the place has imploded and repercussions still being felt, could be out of frying pan into furnace

    Toonsy agree Jose needs to make his decision. He said he would open negotiations after we were safe – so now we are, howay Jose make us happy and stay, if you don’t want to then adios, but not to the bin dippas

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  18. Good news on your lad Ice. Just think all those long hot sunny days to look forward to. Head issue – could it be sinus infection?

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  19. RichieToon how is life treating you? Hope you’ve finished the decorating and not lolling on the beach drinking cold beer – heaven forbid

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  20. DEB quack says he thinks its nerve end damage behind ear,but i dont trust the gits,there just happy to get you out of room

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  21. Hmm, Barton in the DM role…you can guarantee Essien and Mikel will cleave through him like butter with no reprisal, and if Barton goes in hard he’ll be seing yellow or red, especially at the bridge… 🙁

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  22. Deb….yep decorating finished now 😀
    We were just saying earlier that we’ve been here over a month and havnt been to the beach yet 😯 but that’ll be happening soon, maybe next week. That’s the best bit about living out here, we don’t have to go on a weekend when it’s packed 😎

    Ice…no idea how much it costs like, as wor lass already had hers and her Mam had mine up and running(and is paying for it) when I got here. It’s completely different, she phoned hospital Monday to arrange to have a gammagraphy done and was in first thing yesterday morning getting the thing done 😯

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  23. I don’t know newkie. Barton has been pretty good about playing thru the obvious badgering this season

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  24. ICE – not trying to diagnose you or anything 😮 but dont know if you have dizziness, can feel like room spinning (like youve had a heavy session on the ale) with it as well as it could be a problem with the inner ear, depends on symptoms. I think typically you are looking at around 125-150 initial consultation, then depends on if there are any tests involved for extra costs. When i worked in a private hospital, a lot of people came for the first appt to get seen quickly, then if they want to do tests etc just say cant afford it and need them done on nhs, so you are then transfrred to their nhs list typically

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