Not all Newcastle fans are convinced the signing of Danny Guthrie is a good one for the club.
Danny Guthrie – challenging Kieran Richardson of Sunderland
The thinking is probably that if he’s not good enough to even get a place on the bench at Liverpool, how can he be good enough to get us up to 5th place in the league?
One thing we’ve learned about Danny since he signed last night is that he’s a very enthusiastic young lad, and is also a flexible player in that not only can he play in central midfield, but can also play on the wings.
That will certainly help him get more games on Tyneside next season, when we expect him to be a fringe player as he gets better and continues his football education.
Kevin wanted the lad, and he’s got goodÂ judgement when it comes to picking out players, so signing Danny is just fine with us, especially since he’s just turned 21 and should only get better.
One of the things Kevin demands from his players is to be upbeat, and then anything is possible, because the last thing you want in a game is for heads to drop, when things get tough. Just look at how the lads reacted when we were 2-0 down at West Ham last season.
We think Danny has come to the right club, because Kevin’s very positive attitude along with Danny’s enthusiasm, could ignite the youngster, and we have a sneaking suspicion he could turn out to be a much better signing than most fans believe right now.
Twelve of Danny’s 28 Bolton appearances came in central midfield, and the rest came on either wing, so that may help Keegan to dispense of Charles N’Zogbia in the summer.
N’Zogbia – wants a move to London – that should settle his homesickness
Charles has already put out a statement basically inviting Arsenal and Tottenham, or any other London club,Â to bid for him, and there’s always been question marks surrounding the Frenchman’s attitude.
Keegan doesn’t want anybody with him that doesn’t want to be at the club, and if Charles really wants to go then so be it, we should sell him – just as long as we get a good price for the 22 year-old.
His reasons for leaving are also somewhat strange, as the Newcastle Journal points out today.
He left home to join Le Havre when he was just 16 years old, and now he wants to go to London, a big city that he has never lived in – and he says he wants to do all this because he is homesick at Newcastle? Go figure.
We think Charles noticedÂ that Kieron Dyer was allowed to leave last summer to be nearer his family (who are in Ipswich mind you), and that’s why he’s saying what he’s saying.
If there is any doubt about Charles wanting to stay at Newcastle, we should let him go.
We like having lads like Danny Guthrie around with their positive attitude, simply because they want to be at the club. That’s especially important when we have a manager, who is somewhat enthusiastic and positive seemingly every minute of every day.Â Â 😀