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Newcastle United ~ As It Happened: 29th May
2015: (Friday, 29/05/2015) Gutierrez and Taylor Released
Newcastle United confirmed today that both Jonas Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor will be released by the club when their contracts run out on 30th June.

Newcastle United confirmed, via their official website, that both Jonas Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor will be released by the Club when their current deals expire on 30th June, 2015.

Issuing the typical rhetoric Managing director Lee Charnley was quoted as saying: "Ryan and Jonas have both contributed significantly to Newcastle United over a number of years and on behalf of the board, I would like to place on record our sincere thanks to both players for the excellent service they have given the Club.". Adding: "It was a great pleasure to see Ryan and Jonas come back into the team in recent weeks and compete at the highest level after the injury and illness battles they have had to overcome. To come through those difficult periods with such strength and dignity will have given hope and inspiration to many and it is clear that our supporters have a deep connection and affection for both players, as does everyone associated with the Club."

Both players have had a difficult end to their Newcastle careers with Taylor suffering two seriuos knee injuries and Gutierrez being sent out on loan, seemingly never to return, then suffering testicular cancer and upon recovery being sent back to Newcastle.

Gutierrez, via social media, had a slightly different opinion of things than Charnley, saying "Two things I learn from my illness: how you can support a player [Newcastle fans] and how you leave a player alone [Newcastle owner]. Thanks to all football fans and Newcastle fans for supporting me and [having] trust in me."


Born on this day in...
DateNamePositionYears
29/05/1926 Foulkes, William Isiah Outside Right 1951 - 1954
29/05/1976 da Silva, Claudio Roberto "Cacapa" Defender 2007 - 2009

Games played on this day in...
Date Venue F A R Opposition Competition
29/05/1969 St James's Park 3 0 W Ujpesti DozsaInter Cities Fairs Cup [Final, First Leg]
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