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Toon Love-In Part Two: Enrique on Guti – “I Want Him”.

August 17th, 2009 | 2 Comments |

Enrique: Want's Guti in front of him.
Enrique: Want's Guti in front of him.
Newcastle United’s post Reading love-in continued today, when full-back, Jose Enrique spoke passionately of his “understanding” with gangly Argentinian wing wizard, Jonas Gutierrez.

Speaking to Sand-dancer’s daily, The Shields Gazette, He declared that Guti is the man he would most like to have in front of him as Toon’s Championship season unfolds. Gutierrez has recently been linked with a return to the Premiership with Portsmouth.

However, Toon’s Spanish speaking dynamic duo have formed a very close bond since Guti joined the team at the beginning of last season, and Enrique certainly doesn’t seem to be very keen on losing his left sided partner to the Posh. He also expressed a personal wish for some additions to the much depleted Newcastle squad, after the recent player exodus. He said:

“When Jonas plays, I understand very well how to play with him, I want him to stay because he is very good for the team.

“I play on the left like him, and we play similar football. He has played in Spain, so he understands my game. (more…)

Going for a Bassong: – Why I’m leaving Toon.

July 11th, 2009 | 9 Comments |

Bassong: Leaving ASAP.
Bassong: Leaving ASAP.
Newcastle United Centre back, Sébastien Bassong has given an interview to the media about the reasons why he is deperate to leave Newcastle, saying:

“I have to leave – for the sake of my career!”

The 23 year old defender, linked with several Premier League teams, has now been relegated two years in a row, leaving relegated French Ligue 1 team, Metz to join the Magpies after impressing ex-Director of Football, Dennis Wise, and ex manager, Kevin Keegan in a trial for the club.

He has, of course, become a very popular player with fans since making his first appearence in a friendly against Doncaster, where Toon fans chanted “If number 46 (Bassong) scores, we’re all on the pitch!” He was also voted as Newcastle United’s “Player of the Year” by fans last season.

Bassong continued, saying:

“I have a lot of respect for Newcastle and the supporters – everybody knows that – but I want to play in the Premier League, and I think I deserve to play in the Premier League,”

“I would like to play in the Premier League with Newcastle but, for the moment, it’s not possible. (more…)