Jonas Gutierrez backing a Norwich City revival but remains in the dark over his Newcastle United exit

Jonas Gutierrez would be understood if he felt a little hurt by his recent experiences at Newcastle United, which paved the way for his loan to Norwich City. Jonas Gutierrez would be understood if he felt a little hurt by his recent experiences at Newcastle United, which paved the way for his loan to Norwich City.

Friday, January 17, 2014
6:10 AM

Jonas Gutierrez won’t put it down to his arrival – but the on-loan winger hopes he can be part of the spark to reignite Norwich City’s season when Hull visit Carrow Road on Saturday (3pm).

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The 30-year-old winger arrived from Newcastle United for the rest of the season on Monday and having had to sit out the Canaries’ demoralising FA Cup exit at Fulham, he cannot wait to get his career back on track after surprisingly sparse involvement at St James’ Park this season – just 63 minutes of first-team action.

“I want to be involved, to help the team and I feel the same they are feeling – it’s hard to go into games without a win,” said the Argentinian. “But for Norwich, there are teams behind us in the league and they have more pressure on them than us. And we have to think about that because if we don’t win on Saturday, we can’t think we are finished. It depends on us and we have to do it as soon as possible.

“I like the city…and it’s a squad that knows what they are about. They know the battle they are in, to stay in the Premier League. The squad has the quality, now we need a few results to get the confidence back. One of the best things in football is to get results soon to have that confidence again.”

Gutierrez admitted where his future lies beyond this season is not on his mind for now – although he is none the wiser about his fall from favour with Magpies boss Alan Pardew.

“Maybe that’s a question for him,” Gutierrez added. “In December he told me I wasn’t going to play and I had to find a new club. I thought it was like not being in the starting XI and that can happen…but then with the FA Cup I thought I might have a chance to be back in and I had to watch from the stands.

“After that I thought it was not a football problem. I don’t know the reason…but it’s done. Now I’m thinking about Norwich.”

29 comments

  • Snodgrass!! every time I see his name on here or in the starting eleven I shiver. I am not sure who I want out the most out of him and the manager, its a tough call

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    bonesy

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • An interesting debate here. Our wide players seem unable to get a decent ball into the box which either Hooper or RvW can get onto. Fox and Murphy did themselves no favours against Fulham. Not sure about Snodgrass. Redmond still has a lot to learn. Gutierrez has played under Hughton before. Am most interested to see how he gets on. An experienced player but lacking match practice.

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    Capri

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • From what I understand young Jonas is principally a wide player but can be play in most positions within the midfield area. He also has plenty of experience at this level, and may just be the type of individual to motivate and drive others out on the pitch. From what he says above its clear he feels he has a point to prove...

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • I read these boards regularly and, I have to say Brew, I rarely find TKs posts either thought provoking or well reasoned. But hey, that's just my opinion. On the point in hand: It's very easy to have a go at CH right now, but it erks me that permeates to pretty much everything he does - and even things he doesn't do. How on earth, for example, it's CHs fault that PL has shown an interest in Wes is beyond me. Here, we have signed an experienced Agentinian international for the rest of the season who, by all accounts, is a hard working, non-trouble making pro - and somehow people aren't delighted with that. Seriously.Short.Memories. There's financial sense in the deal - no long term misery here if the worst does happen at the end of the season. And, anyone who saw Murphy at Fulham on Tuesday night would , I think, likely agree he is not yet ready for a regular place in our team against Premiership opposition.

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    PutneyCanary

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Im hoping alot has been made out of the pace issue. Obviously hes not going to be Redmond, Walcott pace levels but surely he isn't as slow as Snodgrass? Dont recall him being a bad player in the games ive seen him. Helps improve the squad either way as either equal or better than what we have and another good number. Because he came in the January door first it doesn't mean...."oh a winger" thats top of our signings list. He was avaliable as Newcastle clearly didnt want him so the deal was done quick. Simples.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • I've always liked Gutierriez for his swashbuckling, attacking style of play. I hope it works out for him and I hope his passion for the game rubs off on others in the squad. Rest Snodgrass, put Redmond on the right where he belongs and give Pilks and Jonas a half each on the left.

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    jigs69

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • I am amazed at the size of the Jonas Gutierrez fan club we have on this site. All I done was question his match fitness and people like Putney Canary appear to want me hanged from the gallows at the Castle for such a crime, well he is welcome to try. However, I was simply trying to point out that we surely need players in other positions such as a decent target man, another central defender and a ball winning midfilder. It may well be that this man can play in that position, I personally know very little about him other than what I read. I possibly did see him play at Carrow Road last year but tend to concentrate on my team rather than opposition players but he certainlyy did not stand out. However, given that he has only played a quoted 63 minutes for Newcastle this season it surely leaves a big question mark over his match fitness.

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    TrevorKeith

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • What else is he going to say, "I think you're on the way down" what a pointless and story. Glad he is here though, lets hope he can kick Snodgrass up the posterior, or just replace him

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    Burglecut

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Give the lad a chance, we need all the help we can get.

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    la barbe

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Do agree ref: Murphy. Full of youthful endeavour but ability wise is very very raw. Without the pace I doubt he'd be anywhere near the first team. Still plenty of time to develope. Ideally I would (and im sure Chris would to) like to see him go away next season or for 2nd half of this season (if we ever get a non injury plagued squad) and get some experience in the lower leagues. His Brother Jacob looked even further off first team football. Not to say they wont be stars. Plenty of time to develope. There young, no need to rush. If were very lucky and get one of the stupidly good 17 year olds through our academy they will break through if there good enough. Nothing about age etc.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Regarding match-fitness, the guy has excellent scores on stamina so that shouldn't be a major issue. The more I read about him and watch on YouTube the more excited I get. Freezing him out at Newcastle has to be a contractual thing.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • TK, doing some further reading on Gutierrez, and dipping into the newcastle forum (uncannily similar dynamic to the Pink 'un forum) it seems fair to say that he's not as fast as he used to be. Like most he seems to have his critics there but a lot who are really sorry he's going. Hesitant to say the next bit both in fear of tempting fate and also reducing the thread to the usual theme of late, but another observation that was also on there was that he did his best stuff there under Chris Hughton. My feeling is that the Newcastle board may feel they've outgrown him and there's an assertion out there that 200 games at Newcastle triggers an automatic contract change of some sort and he has played 194 games for them at present. Whatever's behind it though, I think we're getting a good player who has got a point to prove.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • i was about to say more or less the same thing capri.we have plenty of wingers,but hardly any quality or early balls into the strikers.ithink i may have posted quotes like this before but hoots wont take any notice of me,

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    bluelight

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Valid point chap. Especially considering he cannot play against Newcastle. I wouldnt complain though as right now anyone to strength the side is a help and yes clearly there is other positions we need to improve, but does it matter what order they arrive in? Gutierrez was out of favour and clearly a straight forward deal to complete. Other irons in the fire as Hughton put it maybe are taking longer to complete. No panic on that front. Will we win saturday....now thats something I panic about lol

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    Mattias333

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Valid point chap. Especially considering he cannot play against Newcastle. I wouldnt complain though as right now anyone to strength the side is a help and yes clearly there is other positions we need to improve, but does it matter what order they arrive in? Gutierrez was out of favour and clearly a straight forward deal to complete. Other irons in the fire as Hughton put it maybe are taking longer to complete. No panic on that front. Will we win saturday....now thats something I panic about lol

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    Mattias333

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • I get a blank screen and then two postings! Let us put the latest FA Cup debacle behind us. BT claimed both sides played strong line-ups. Really - that would have meant RvW and Hoolahan starting! Wes can get good balls across but can be ineffective when the opposition have the ball, or give it away trying to find the right pass. Who to pick against Hull? Hoolahan and Gutierrez? Drop Snodgrass? Send Josh Murphy out on loan? Redmond to come on as a sub in good time, second half?

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    Capri

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • TrevorKeith.. You may wonder why Hughton has bought someone in with little time on the pitch... Just think of Lambert bringing in a striker who has scored only 2 goals in 21 games in a less "harder" league. Maybe as Hughton and Gutierrez know each other, he will get the best out of him??

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    KevBarnbrook

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • I really do hope it works out for Gutierrez as he comes across as a really likeable chap. Obviously as we know all to well it doesn't always work out for the guys who come across very likeable though. Im pretty certain he will start against Hull despite lack of match fitness simply for the reasons mentioned previous, that he cannot play any part against Newcastle. Im confused what to make of Redmonds HT sub against Fulham after all the talk of him needing a rest. My positive side is hoping JG in his natural LM placing so we get a look at him with Redmond starting RM in his natural favoured placing. Sure ill be wrong though and Snodgrass will be in there somewhere as hes clearly a Hughton Favourite. Heres hoping though. One thing for sure JG will be desperate to impress and will be letting out a huge amount of built up emotion. Hopefully works out in a positive sense.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Lets face it, he must be an improvement to this team. How Snodgrass gets his place is a puzzle to me. He is slow, cumbersome and invariably gives the ball away. The game against Hull must be CHs last chance. My fear is that we will win and CH will be allowed to continue in the same old way until the bitter end. It is hard to see City avoiding the drop under the present manager. The board must take a lot of responsibility if its brief to CH was simply to stay out of the bottom three. Totally lacking in ambition and this is reflected in the playing staff. Of all the people mentioned as a possible replacement for CH. Mike Phelans name is rarely mentioned. Tremendous pedigree as a player,coach, and management. And without a club at the moment.

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    stormy

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • I`m slightly surprised you don`t like TK`s contributions Putney. But you are always polite in what you say. So that`s OK, isn`t it? OMG, I have time to defend a fellow poster instead of defending myself against S\O and his gang of Dementers and Identity Thieves! ;-) Gutierrez looks to be a good guy all right. As long as we start playing with spirit and stay up, it`s all good for me. Fresh beginning next season.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • My post was not having a go at the player but simply pointing out that in my own oppinion, there are far more urgent needs in our squad than additional wide players. He may indeed prove me wrong and be a brilliant central midfielder but if that was the case, how come he only managed 63 minutes for Newcastle this season. There are dozens of off form players who are not match fit, we could bring in but will they solve our current problem, I fear not. I will be there tomorrow and if the man plays I will be fully behind him as always.

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    TrevorKeith

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Captain slow has arrived...

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    JDeehan

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • I know little about this player, beyond his being part of Hoots`s squad that made a quick and impressive return to the Prem. As others have pointed out, what we need is an inspirational character on the pitch - someone in the Holty mould. Is Jonas the sort of guy to fill that void? As a newcomer, will he be able to exert any influence over the terminally egocentric Snodgrass? Will he replace Snodgrass? That last scenario might be the solution; give Robert a break to get his mind right.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • TK I,m as bit surprised at your posts. You think its ok for Pilkington to play some part but not the new man. The thing is these people are playing and keeping fit all week so whats the problem. Commitment please OTBC

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    sharky

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Moaning about the lack of positivity on the pitch (of which we are all too well aware) and then making negative comments about an incoming player who none of us know is hardly helpful at this critical time for NCFC.

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    mardler

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • I doubt anybody who reads these message boards regularly would ever think you were "having a go", TrevorKeith. Your contributions are always well reasoned and thought-provoking. JG`s match fitness could well be an issue in light of his lack of recent game-time. A pleasure to read you, Sir! PS. I was not having a dig at you la barbe and I suspect you were not having a dig at TK either.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • An interesting debate here. Our wide players seem unable to get a decent ball into the box which either Hooper or RvW can get onto. Fox and Murphy did themselves no favours against Fulham. Not sure about Snodgrass. Redmond still has a lot to learn. Gutierrez has played under Hughton before. Am most interested to see how he gets on. An experienced player but lacking match practice.

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    Capri

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • He surely cannot be match fit and I presume he has a clause in his contract saying he cannot play against Newcastle, therefore at best he will get 90 minutes during the next fortnight. With Pilks now back to fitness, Redmond playing well, Snodgrass and the Murphy twins, did we really need to spend money on yet another winger I wonder.

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    TrevorKeith

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Yup, because obviously he got the nickname "El Galgo" (The greyhound) for being really really slow. TrevorKeith, he's not just a winger, he played full back for Argentina, experience on both wings and has played well in Central midfield. He's a brilliant utility option.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Friday, January 17, 2014

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