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Jonas – Time to go Old Yeller


One such black and white creature that probably should have been put down…ahem…I mean sold by now is Jonas Gutierrez. Sure, he runs up and down the wing, and sure he works hard, but lately he seems to have taken the form of my family pet; running around aimlessly with no sense of purpose other than for the sheer fun of it. I’m sorry, for a top flight wing player, we need a little bit more than that. What has happened to the enigmatic wing players Newcastle United have grown accustomed to? The Ginolas? The Roberts? The Gillespies?

January’s signing of Yoan Gouffran, along with the summer arrival of Loic Remy should see Gutierrez’s first team options on the wing, cut to a premium. However, Pardew has shown a tendency to play Jonas in a myriad of places. For example, for large parts of last season, when he wasn’t on the wing, he could be found to be running around aimlessly in the central defensive midfield position. At other times he could also be found at left back. Why? Your guess is as good as mine.

With our depth in these two positions, it would appear that Jonas will not see much first team action this season but just as I have a soft spot for my dog, so too does Pardew hold a special place in his heart for Jonas. As I write this I am strangely beginning to understand Pardew’s obsession with playing him. I never like to understand Pardew, it makes me feel dirty.

Pardew must understand that he must abandon whatever affiliation he has with Jonas for the good of the team. If he does this then I don’t think we will be seeing much of Jonas, save for cameo appearances off the bench to close out the game.

I know I am spending a lot of time writing about who isn’t good enough for Newcastle United. I see myself as the overbearing father who is criticising every boy his daughter takes home. However, that is another analogy for another day.

Suffice to say, this rabies infested, long-haired, loveable family pet needs to “go to the farm” and let the family that is NUFC mourn his loss.

Is it a bit much likening Jonas to an aged dog? Does he still have a role in the team? If so, where? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

You can follow all my rants and ramblings on my own blog NUFC Daily or alternatively you can follow me on twitter @NUFCDailyBlog

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About Ciaran Donaghy (6 Articles)
I'm a grumpy old man in a devilishly handsome body. 23 years old. I'm an Irish man, and extremely proud of it but soon to be moving to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, my spiritual home. I love poetry, a glass of scotch and of course my good friend Baxter here. Enjoy my work, it will be immortalised some day.

2 Comments on Jonas – Time to go Old Yeller

  1. jonus has not been him self but is a key to there success and he cares about the team not money

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