Jonas Gutierrez never fails to make me smile.

It isn’t that I’m just miserable about the lack of ambition under Mike Ashley, the much lower than expected profits yesterday, the failure to buy decent players – or at least not enough of them, or never getting near winning a trophy….

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It is that we/me finds next to nothing to smile about when it comes to our current set of players.

I know winning matches is the most important thing but you like to see a bit of character amongst your team, players who are a bit quirky or interesting and give you a laugh/lift regardless.

Yohan Cabaye had a bit of that, as did Demba Ba, Hatem Ben Arfa certainly had it and Papiss Cisse in the current set of players did have it but appears to have lost it.

Which leaves us with Jonas Gutierrez.

Wherever life takes you Jonas, thanks for the memories.

As a player his style is all hard work but as a person he is interesting, whether it is Spiderman masks down his pants or what he has to say, he is worth taking notice of.

Sometimes though a picture can say a lot more than words and here’s one he has just posted on his Instagram account:

#newcastle #dinner #cena #poseidon @alemaglietti #amor #love

A photo posted by Jonas Gutierrez (@galgojonas) on

What more could you want than a smiling Jonas and his big cuddly dog Poseidon.