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what a waste this guy is playing with NewCastle. He can probably get into a lot of better teams and will probably try to leave if Newcastle get relegated
 

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what a waste this guy is playing with NewCastle. He can probably get into a lot of better teams and will probably try to leave if Newcastle get relegated
the thing with Gutierrez is that there he lacks end product, he makes assorted good runs, but he can't seem to get an accurate shot or cross in at the end of them.....for a player that cam make dangerous runs his goal record has always been very poor throughout his career. The EPL is still yet to witness that famous Spiderman celebration.
 

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http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=1420930.html?cid=newsletter_en_20110421_newsid1420930

Jonas Gutierrez was considered so important to Argentina by Diego Maradona that he once announced his team was "Mascherano, Messi, Jonas and eight more." Sadly for the midfielder, it seems current Albiceleste coach Sergio Batista does not feel the same way, omitting him from the last six matches.

Yet the 27-year-old is adored by supporters of Newcastle United and, as he prepares to make his 100th appearance for the club tonight at home to Manchester United, FIFA.com caught up with him for a chat about the Magpies, Maradona, Lionel Messi, this year's Copa America and more.

FIFA.com: Jonas, Newcastle have defied many people's expectations so far this season. Why do you think the club has done so well after promotion?
Jonas Gutierrez: We have a good squad of players and a terrific team spirit. Some of our results have been outstanding - for example the heavy home wins over Aston Villa, Sunderland and West Ham - but at the same time we have let ourselves down against teams like Stoke and Blackpool, who have come to St James’ Park and won.

What was your reaction to the sacking of Chris Hughton and are you enjoying playing under Alan Pardew?

The players enjoyed playing for Chris and we enjoy playing for Alan too. It’s football, changes happen, and you just have to move on and play your best in every game.

Arguably the game of this Premier League season was the 4-4 draw with Arsenal, when Newcastle recovered from 4-0 down. What was that like to play in?
Crazy. The first half was horrendous; the second phenomenal! I have never played in a game like it. And what’s more, both teams could have got a fifth in injury time, can you imagine that? Unbelievable! Cheik Tiote’s goal to equalise was outstanding, it was his first for the club and you should have seen his celebration! John Carver (Newcastle's assistant manager) was telling us all to calm down after Cheik’s goal and concentrate, but we wanted the winner!

You played in the now famous 5-1 defeat of Sunderland. Were you aware of how important this game is to the Newcastle fans and did this spur the side on to perform?

Without a doubt, it’s the game of the season here in the North East and it was a very memorable day. But when we went to Sunderland in January and were only denied victory in the last minute, it was heartbreaking for the team and the fans. However, we didn’t lose to them in either game and a 6-2 aggregate win in our favour keeps us happy! I see the fans when I am out and all they want to talk about is Newcastle United and of course after those two games, they kept patting me on the back and saying ‘well done.’

Has the presence of fellow Argentinian Fabricio Coloccini helped you settle at Newcastle United. Do you keep in contact with any other of your compatriots in the Premier League?

Yes, it’s great having Colo here with me. We also have Jose Enrique here, another Spanish-speaking player, so there is plenty of company. And don’t forget Xisco too, who’s currently out on loan at Deportivo. Marcos Angeleri is down the road at Sunderland and of course there are other lads at clubs like Man City, so we’re not alone!

The Newcastle fans are famous for their vocal support. How do they compare to the supporters in Mallorca and back in Argentina?
They are incredibly passionate and give their all for the team. It really is great to play for them both at home and away, where they follow us in large numbers. The fans in Argentina are similar because they have a fantastic desire for the team to do well.

Tell us about the Spiderman mask that you celebrate with. Where did the idea come from?
When I was in Mallorca, I went to the cinema and that’s when I first saw it. It all took off from there. You saw it a few times last season in the Championship but when I scored this season at Manchester City, I didn’t have it with me, so just celebrated anyway. But it wasn’t a good day as we lost the game. It’s no good scoring if you don’t get any points. That’s most important thing for me.

Turning to Argentina, you got to the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa. Were you disappointed not to go further in the competition with the strength of the squad?
Yes. We all felt we had a good chance to go further in the competition than we did. We had a good team and a strong squad, but against the Germans we just had a terrible day. That’s football, it happens.

How was it playing under a legend like Diego Maradona? Do you miss him as coach?
Diego is a legend in Argentina and rightly so. It was a pleasure to play for him, he was unique as a manager and brought a tremendous amount to the team.

You were played in defence during the World Cup. Did you enjoy that role?
Well, it was unusual but you are playing for Argentina so it was not a problem for me.

You weren't called up by Sergio Batista to face Spain in September. Is that frustrating or do you take it as a new challenge to work hard and be called again?

Absolutely. All I will do is work hard and play my best for Newcastle United and just see what happens.

Having played alongside Lionel Messi, were you pleased he won the FIFA Ballon d'Or and did you think he was a deserving winner?
Hugely deserving, there is no doubt he is the outstanding player in world football right now, a really special talent that you only see once in a while.

Argentina have lost the last two Copa America finals and haven't won the competition since 1993. Do you feel that you are favourites for the tournament this year, with it being played in your country?
It is good that the tournament is being played in Argentina but that does not mean that we are automatically the favourites. Yes, we have a good chance but there are a lot of good teams competing who are capable of challenging for first place.

You have been drawn alongside Japan in this year’s tournament. Are you looking forward to facing a team from outside of South America?
Whatever competition you’re playing in, I think it’s great when you play teams from other continents, as it’s always a test to pit yourself against different styles of play. That’s what is so wonderful about international football.
 

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EXCLUSIVE: Slap-up dinners have taken Newcastle from famine to feast says Gutierrez


Jonas Gutierrez is recalling his first traumatic season at Newcastle that ended in relegation.

“Sometimes we wouldn’t see a team mate for weeks if they were injured," he says. "We were not together all the time, or getting to know each other.

“Not many of us ate together either...”

Fast forward three years to Alan Pardew’s revitalised Toon, and Gutierrez tells of a lunchtime feast that has just been devoured at the club’s training ground.
Click here to find out more!

Pardew’s squad held an Argentina Day, and delicacies from the country were served up by club chef Liz Hornsby.

The week before, they had France Day with the players who hail from there.

Gutierrez says: “We had Empanadas (pastry nibbles with different fillings), Asado (the Argentine way of grilling meat), crepes, different sauces. We (Gutierrez and countryman and club captain Fabricio Coloccini) talked to the team about our culture and our food.

“It was fantastic - the only thing missing was the red wine. Everyone understood our food culture after that. It was fun.”

The winger nicknamed El Galgo - the greyhound - at former club Velez Sarsfield because of his running style tells the story to illustrate the behind-the-scenes dynamics fuelling Newcastle’s 11-match unbeaten start to the season.

It will be Argentina day again at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, when Gutierrez and Coloccini take on Manchester City and their World Cup team-mates Sergio Aguero - “a giant on the pitch, quiet but funny off it” says Gutierrez - and Pablo Zabaleta.

Gutierrez adds: “For us to go this long unbeaten was unexpected. Manchester City too are unbeaten, so that makes it a special game.

“All the people are now asking, 'What has gone right at Newcastle?'! That is refreshing to hear after what I first experienced.

“The group is so friendly. We have good relationships. On the pitch all the players work hard for each other. We think like a collective, we don’t think about ourselves - we help each other.

”The club in the last few years has gone through so many things. We learned from those bad years.

“This year we have Colo (Coloccini) as the captain, doing a great job, pulling people together. He is a man who only speaks when it is necessary.

"No matter who the player is, if something needs to be said, he will say it. He has carried on the good work of Kevin Nolan, who was a good captain.

“Colo has worked on the new players to help them, that is also important too. Being captain has helped his confidence too.”

It is a far cry from Gutierrez's nightmare debut Newcastle season in 2008-09, after which only the intervention of Diego Maradona kept him on Tyneside.

He said: “It was a decent group of lads. But when you have small differences in the squad, when you don’t get the results, they turn into big ones.

“I have had Keegan, Chris Hughton, Joe Kinnear, Chris again, Alan Shearer, Hughton again and then Alan Pardew. Six changes. But in the last two years it has been Chris and then Alan, so we’re more stable. It is better than having five managers in a year!”

It would have been easier to leave, but he revealed: “We had just been relegated and it was a year from the World Cup and I was in the Argentina squad.

“He [Maradona] told me, 'Jonas, it is OK. As long as you are playing I am happy and I will pick you.' It was a massive relief.

“He could have told me to play in a first division, a top league. Diego Maradona helped me stay here and put the sadness of our relegation right. It has been enjoyable turn it around.”

Gutierrez, who played at played right-back in Argentina’s successful group matches in last year's World Cup, describes his experiences in South Africa as crazy.

“Even though we didn’t win, we had 20,000 waiting for us at Buenos Aires. We could not get out the airport. A bus journey that [usually] takes five minutes took two hours.

“When you see the crazy fans at Newcastle, it is easy to deal with!”

He laughs when reminded of Gary Neville raving about his recent performance at Stoke, which included relentless running and defensive tracking-back.

He adds: “I know that sometimes people assume things and say, 'Ah, he is from abroad, and a winger, he must not do much work.' But my style is suited to the Premier League. I always said this.”

Just like his mate Aguero, he says.

The City hitman was been a revelation so far since his summer move from Atletico Madrid, and Jonas says Aguero takes being Maradona’s son in law in his stride.

“He is a very quiet, funny guy," he said. "Aguero can score, but if not is can be Silva, Nasri, Balotelli.

“Aguero is a huge star. He is married to Maradona’s daughter and has their son. He takes all that very normal. He laughs about what people say.

“Everyone is saying that little boy will have some great genetics in him - Maradona and Aguero!

“People asked me at Newcastle how well Aguero will do. I said, 'Very well, immediately.' He is a fantastic player. He is explosive, small and really strong. When he is one versus one, he is difficult to stop.”

Just like Gutierrez and Newcastle have been so far this season.
 

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Looks a shadow of his former self now unfortunately :( Seems to have lost his pace and the other attributes that made him an effective player before.....he does tbf seem knackered since we do play him every game....

Can`t help but like the fella though

 

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Get well soon Jonas...you can beat this

Jonas Gutierrez: Newcastle winger being treated for testicular cancer

The winger, 31, says he had an operation in Argentina to remove his left testicle after the discovery of a tumour and is undergoing chemotherapy.

"Thanks for all the messages. Always looking forward," he wrote on Twitter.

"I detected a tumour in a testicle. When I confirmed the cancer, I went home crying," he told TyC Sports.

"I came here and I assumed the costs despite having a contract with Newcastle.

"Money is not important. What is important is health. I had to start chemotherapy."

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Thanks for posting this, Excalibur76.
 

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JONAS 1

CANCER 0

Well done Jonas lad! :)

Jonas Gutierrez last night revealed he has beaten cancer.

The Newcastle winger has been receiving treatment in his native Argentina after announcing in September that he had testicular cancer.

He has undergone weeks of chemotherapy – making his trademark long hair fell out.

Fans favourite Gutierrez, who has been at St James’ Park since 2008, has been inundated with messages of goodwill since his suffering because public.

But last night he tweeted: “Today I’ve been given the all clear. Many thanks to all those who accompanied me in this moment.”
 

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Jonas Gutierrez Makes Return from Testicular Cancer in Newcastle U21 Game


By Mark Patterson , UK Staff Writer
Dec 22, 2014

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2307697-jonas-gutierrez-makes-return-from-testicular-cancer-in-newcastle-u21-game


Newcastle United star Jonas Gutierrez made a return to football with 87 minutes of action in an U21 game—the first time he played since beating testicular cancer this year.

There have been plenty of well wishes for the Argentine, whose battle with the illness became known earlier this year.

Gutierrez appears to be on the comeback trail, however, and regardless of your allegiance it's great to see him healthy back in action.
 
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