Nobby loves the Argies!

Nobby - A true legend.
Former NUFC favourite Nobby Solano has kicked off a South American love in by praising Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini.

Coloccini has been outstanding for the most part and has looked every inch the £10.3 million defender this season, while Gutierrez has been brilliant, indifferent and frustrating in equal measure throughout the season. Although to be fair I believe that we are a better team with Jonas included, even at his frustrating worst, because of the work that he does on the pitch.

Nobby believes that the impact of the Argentine pair has been undervalued though, and credits them for getting stuck into life back in the Premier League.

“They have both been excellent this season,” Nobby, who is currently player-coach at Hull City told The Chronicle. “People are quick to open fire on overseas players when they can’t settle in the Premier League or don’t turn up in the cold midweek games. But you can’t say that about Jonas and Colo.”

He continued: “This season was always going to be important for Newcastle to avoid going straight back to the Championship. But it’s players like Jonas and Colo who have made sure they have kept the relegation contenders at bay.”

“Don’t forget they could have easily walked away when the team was relegated to the Championship two years ago. They could have gone back to Spain and played in the sun! Knowing them, though, they were keen to show the fans that they cared about Newcastle United and wanted to get them out of the second division.”

Coloccini emerged from the second tier as a crowd favourite and has his own terrace song these days. We even got to see Jonas’ mask on occasion last season, which I thought we’d probably never see. They stayed and grafted away at places like Doncaster and Scunthorpe – places that they had probably never even heard of.

They stuck to the task of winning promotion and got through the season by using a combination of their skill and work ethic. You can’t ask for any more than 100%, and if players give that then the majority of fans will be behind you. That is something that was not lost on Nobby during his time on Tyneside.

“I have played at different clubs. But in Newcastle the team is everything, and the fans are your first priority,” Nobby added before concluding: “You can’t win every game in football, but you can sweat blood in every game. That’s what they want to see, and if you offer it up, then they will love you for it.”

There is certainly a lot of love for Nobby on Tyneside. After 314 appearances and 48 goals, he is most definitely one of our most successful foreign imports, although by rights he should have been awful due to the relatively cheap price tag of £2.4 million, which makes him £900,000 cheaper than Silvio Maric.

As we keep getting told though; there is a reason why a Bentley is more expensive than a Ford Escort 😉

Nobby will forever have a place in my Newcastle United heart, and it appears I’m not the only one as I was in the away end at Leicester last season when the whole crowd erupted into the chant of ‘Nobby Solano’ when he appeared for his Foxes debut.

He was a great servant to us, and having spent nine years over two spells at Gallowgate I think it’s fair to say that he knows the score. I’m inclined to agree with his praise of the two Argentinian players as he knows his stuff and, lets be honest, he isn’t far wrong is he?

Nobby Solano – coming to an Ex-star spotlight near you sometime soon, perhaps 😉

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58 thoughts on “Nobby loves the Argies!

  1. Yeah he got two that game am sure as well.

    This was the time when people outside the club where saying he was too old…


  2. “Another injury blow for Sunderland boss Steve Bruce. Fraizer Campbell is out for the rest of the season. Goalkeeper Craig Gordon could also need surgery on his knee. There are rumours though Titus Bramble could return before the end of the season”

    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀


  3. If they get beat off Birmingham there probably going to be 15th by the end of the day 😀


  4. Do you think that the Scum could actually get sucked further into it? It really is strange how they just have a couple of bad results and boom down they go. Nothing would make me happier to see them go and Blackpool and Wolves stay up.

    Wigan, West Spam and Sunderland would be amazing


  5. Wigan, West Spam and Blackburn to go down and us in 9th according to my predictor results. Would take that.


  6. People say they wouldn’t want Sunderland to go down as we wouldn’t get to play them next season. I would love it if they went down to be honest. More because of Steve Bruce than the fact they are Sunderland though!

    If we only win one more game this season, I just pray it’s against Liverpool….


  7. Moreno – I agree. Sure the derbies are special, but they would pale in comparison to the shyte they would get if they got relegated 😆


  8. RE: Nobby, I was going to have my say on him, reckon I will leave it for a day in the not too distant future 😉


  9. It would be sweet given what they put us through after last season!!

    Dan – Maybe I was a little harsh on them as I would quite like them to go down, simply for the rubbish support and several ego players. That said I was happy when they came up like. I just hope Blackpool stay up cos I think Holloway is a dude, and I like the way the clubs run, and I like Macarthy,


  10. SY ,

    I have been informed by your mate Lardy , that
    Nufc are not having an injury crisis
    😆 😆 😆 😆


  11. Ah hes a basket case , i loooooooooooooooooooove givin him a bit of grief , and them winding him up saying a mod shouldn behave like that 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆


  12. cant think of a better south african import to the EPL than Nobby.
    My fave goal was when we played leeds (was it boxing day)?? – and him and kieron Dyer took the piss….it was the best game Dyer played as well 🙂


  13. i was goin to say that the best midfield ptnership that we’ve had for last 10 years was Nobby and Dyer – but i forgot about the link that Nobby and Didi Hammann had – they were top drawer together – 2 class players. Shame the rest were w*nk 😳


  14. Sy, how much does Champions league footy mean to a club ??

    I know obviously it will rise the further you go in the comp


  15. It’s about £25 million for qualifying for the group stages. But then you get money if you win a game or draw a game aswell as ticketing merchandise etc. You’d be looking at £35-£40 million just for the group stages, all in, IMO.


  16. Don¨t the Prem League also pay quite handsomely for the final positions which clubs end up in ? There is still a lot to play for, I¨m sure the difference between finishing 9th and 15th could be in the region of a half a million quid ?….


  17. Ice – I wish 😆

    Maybe one day a paper may come along and grab like they did with Louise Taylor. I won’t hold my breath though 😆


  18. Munich – It’s about £750,000 per place now mate, so the difference between 9th and 15th is roughly £5,250,000 😉


  19. toonsy@35…thanks for that bud. Just goes to show, there are still some real big bucks to play for !


  20. Munich – I hear Louise Taylor fancies me. She must be shy as she hasn’t replied to any of my e mails that I’ve sent her 😉

    Either way, I bet she earns more than the penny this place has earnt so far today 😆


  21. see that ice…..wor toonsy has owned up to flirting with Louise Taylor…:lol: 😆

    You know what they say about getting the good jobs, it¨s not what you know it¨s who you know… 😆 we all knew toonsy before he became rich and famous… 😆

    Toonsy…you couldn¨t dee nee worse than the stuff that comes out of the chronicle mate…. 😥 😥


  22. Munich – Agree about The Chron. The worst thing is that they have the contacts and access and they still don’t do owt with it 😕

    Not wanting to rock the boat at SJP I’ll bet 😉


  23. Toonsy@43, I think the Chronicle cannot do anything about it mate, or Ashley will be down on them like a ton of bricks. To be honest, the crack hasn¨t changed much from John Gibson and Alan Olivers era….

    When has anything earth-shattering been repported by the chron over the last years ?


  24. MM, they speculated that Llambias might be having a sandwich for dinner and one source said ‘Derek was seriously considering it, sandwiches are one of his favorite meals’ 😆


  25. Scottwilsonecho
    They’re dropping like flies at #SAFC. Sulley Muntari now out of the Birmingham game with a calf injury. Task getting tougher all the time…

    It gets better 😆


  26. Breaking news in the ronny the neet on page 3 , Graham Carrs son is Alan Carr the comedian.
    Hope he doesn’t turn out to be a joker!
    Didn’t kna that like, til now.


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