Gutierrez's spirit can keep pot boiling at Arsenal
ANOTHER week draws to a close on Tyneside with doom and gloom splattered around Newcastle United's world after a so far fruitless (fruitless in terms of major signings) last seven days in the transfer window and the revelation that James Milner slapped in a request to leave because he hadn't been offered a new deal.
None of the above is ideal in the build up to a trip to Arsenal of course but while looking for positives the upbeat mood of the Argentine in the Toon camp is notable.
Yes, clutching at straws maybe but while Newcastle are on the brink of a result that will see the national Press come down on them like a ton of bricks, they are also an Old Trafford-esque performance away from making an unpredicted unbeaten start to the season.
Regardless of what happens at Arsenal, United fans would have probably have accepted four points out of Bolton at home and Man U and the Gunners away with a place in the third round of the Carling Cup to boot.
And with some teams yet to get off the mark in terms of points the start made by Newcastle - amidst an onslaught of criticism from outsiders - has been somewhat of a miracle!
It might sound like a crazy idea, but doesn't Kevin Keegan deserve a little bit of credit?
Anyway, getting back to that boy Jonas.
He runs his behind off, he gets in tackles, he plays with a smile on his face, doesn't moan and as an overseas player is yet to wear a pair of gloves unlike Pascal Chimbonda in the perishing cold of August at the City Ground.
Whether that wins any trophies is questionable but if every player follows the attitude of Jonas, Newcastle fans can at least walk away from games knowing their team have had a good crack at it.
And without taking away anything from James Milner's performance at Coventry, in light of recent developments was the performance for the benefit of the watching Martin O'Neill?
That may well turn out to be Milner's last game in a Toon shirt but at least the efforts of Jonas so far are giving United fans something to cling on to.
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