Gutierrez hails great season

Jonas Gutierrez reflects
Jonas Gutierrez has become the latest NUFC player to laud what has been a fantastic season for the club.

With an outside chance of finishing as high as third it’s safe to say that this season has been a resounding success whatever happens.

Many people tipped us to struggle after the loss of Joey Barton, Kevin Nolan and Jose Enrique but those players who stayed have performed magnificently and have propelled us into Europe for the first time in five years. That fact is not lost on Jonas, who says now that whatever happens in our final game away at Everton the team can be proud of their achievements this season.

“Whatever happens, we are talking about a great season for Newcastle,” Gutierrez told Sky Sports.

“In the last eight games, we have won six, so we have to be pleased with the way we have been playing. We have one more game and we have to keep focused on that. If we win, then we shall see what happens, but it would be fitting to get three points and for us to go out on a high.”



“Even if we lose at Everton, we can still be proud of what we have done. Getting into the Champions League would be great, but if we have the Europa League then that too is something fantastic.”

He added: “At the start of the season, a lot of people were thinking that with two matches to go, Manchester City would be playing to win the title and Newcastle would be playing a crucial game to try to avoid relegation. Instead, it was a game where everyone was talking about the Champions League. That says it all.”

I don’t think many people will disagree with what Jonas is saying at all. It has been a successful season regardless and it’s one that I’m sure we’ve all enjoyed immensely. We’ve proved a whole host of “knowledgeable” pundits and football luminaries wrong, and we’ve done it whilst playing some good football, certainly in the second half of the season anyway.

The challenge now for the players is to make sure that they don’t let this season become a one off. Granted squad strengthening is needed, but that should supplement what we have already in terms of team spirit and determination. It won’t matter a jot if the new players coming in get let down by a complacent old guard.

Fortunately I don’t think it will happen. We seem to have a winning mentality and don’t let our heads drop after a defeat, and if that can continue we’ll be alright again next season!

Howay the lads!

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33 thoughts on “Gutierrez hails great season

  1. Good on ya jonas, glad we’ve got him on a long term contract, gives everything for the club and seems like a genuinely nice guy.

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  2. Question keeps popping into my mind. As the season draws to a close and we have a great squad assembled with further improvements to come – the question is “How stupid and redundant does Kevin Keegan feel now”

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  3. Great season, fantastic player.

    Still an outside chance of Champions League, although we’ve never won our final game in the Premier League. 😯

    I fully expect that to change this Sunday. 😎

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  4. Probably not very, because he seen he wasn’t the man for the job when the money for transfers wasn’t made available. Totally different kind of manager to Pardew and not as tactical at all.

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  5. Stardy’s fishing again.. please enlighten us, how stupid and redundant is Keegan?

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  6. so many games ,so much running ,so much commitment ,step forward Jonas Guitierrez your a star. πŸ˜€ 😎

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  7. Jonas is the the new Solano πŸ™‚ good honest hard worker that will live fondly in the hearts of fans long after he leaves the club..

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  8. I know it took shedloads of money we most likely never had and that he got spooked by sir alex and blew it, but boy did we have some great times under Kevins guidance. I can’t help but wonder had we won the PL would people still mock him .Still think we’ll never get that close again not with megabucks Citeh and Chelski around ,Christ it was hard enough with Manure as top dogs. It makes Pards achievements all the more fantastic when you think about it. πŸ˜‰

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  9. If only he had the same crossing ability, Aussie 😯 …he’d be a 25m+ player. Wor Nobs always have his all too, in fact I can remember him playing at RB in his twilight years for us.

    (I wonder if Jonas plays a musical instrument? I can visualise him as a bongo man actually)

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  10. Stardust! KK walked away because a certain Dennis Wise was brought in as so called Director of Football by Ashley he immediately undermined,KK by buying Xcisco who KK did not want,Thankfully Alan Shearer got rid of Wise as part of the deal when he took over at the Toon during our relegation season.I dread to think where wewould be if Wise had still been here.

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  11. Sorry to piss on the parade, but I’ve got to be honest, Jonas just doesn’t do it for me, if we were to buy a midfielder Jonas would be the one who I would drop. I’m just looking for more than a hard worker and someone who wins free kicks, I would want someone who influences the game more

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  12. What was the total spend of Keegan then? Once you factor in all incoming and outgoing players?

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  13. Yeah good call Rodz..Jonas doesn’t have the crossing/free kick ability of Nobby but he will end up being one of those players with a cult status when he has finished playing .

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  14. Mike-lover, I can see Marveaux eventually pushing Jonas out of the left wing role. Although, Jonas is another one of these utility types we have on our books so we’ll probably see him shifting about from either wing and both full back berths. Very handy player to have.

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  15. Well done Stardy.. you have turned this topic into a keegan vs ashley debate FFS people we have done this topic to death… lets stay on the Jonas topic (or any fecking other one that doesn’t involve kk)

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  16. ILM lets not forget who covered Ryan Taylor’s are when he was filling in at lb. Jonas does a lot of working back that doesnt quite impress as much as a player who shines going forward.. He is a team man and every good team needs players like him to complete the unit..

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  17. I agree Aussie, Jonas has had this ‘no-end-product’ tag now for about 3 years. But we’re scoring goals so he can’t be that bad. Fine, he ain’t got many assists but he’s part of the mechanism that makes us tick. Assists get assisted too.

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  18. Jonas has the nack off going into tackles with players who look stronger than he is but he still wins the ball more times than not

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  19. That’s very true about the asists Rodz.. I remember him taking a throw in and 6 passes later we scored πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  20. That’s it, Owldman. Jonas has that quality that a hell of a lot of wingers lack. I think the technical term is ‘big bollocks’. I think South American players often have this full-on, no fear work ethic. Well, the ones who make it in the Premier League anyway. Tireless running and full commitment to the cause. Will take players on, and also fight tooth and nail to get the ball.

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  21. Aussie πŸ˜† …aye, I think you’ll find Krul also has shit-load of assist assists πŸ˜‰

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  22. Pardew has put few asists back in from the technical area as well.. super coach πŸ™‚

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  23. The other great thing about Jonas is he’s always fit. Like Colo he gets kicked all over every game but is always fit. I once watched Argie football for half a season and by hell it’s fierce. These two are as hard as nails.

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  24. You’re just getting silly now Aussie. Can we keep this post sensible please. πŸ™„

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  25. Shit you know have gone to far when Rodzilla starts telling you to settle down and be sensible πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  26. Evil – yeah I somewhat agree – Keegan needs untold millions to be successful to the long term detriment of any club – whereas we have a rationale he can’t subscribe to. More and more clubs will have to think along our lines now – so perhaps Keegan will never return again (to walk out to return to walk out to return to walk out to return again πŸ˜† )

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  27. I think it’s fair to say that Jonas hasn’t had his best season for us, but I agree that his work ethic is emmense. He has played a very important roll in making the formation change work and provided vital assistance to Raylor at the start of the season.
    He was also the first to commit his future to Newcastle when the fans feared he would follow Nolan & co. out the door.

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  28. Rod – πŸ˜†

    Off topic – it’s a real shame that Simmo is likely to miss the Everton game. I know he’s not everyone’s cup of tea but he has played his part in our success this season and deserved to see the season out. I wonder if he’s played his last game for Newcastle?

    Also off topic – I see Fulham are in talks with Assaidi and have had him over to London. Perhaps one we may miss out on?

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