Danny Guthrie – Keegan Is A Legend


It seems like our new signing Danny Guthrie, already knows about the terrific atmosphere generated at St. James’ Park, by some of the most loyal and enthusiastic fans in the world.

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Danny Guthrie – Keegan is a legend

And now the 21 year old midfield youngster just cannot wait to see what it’s like to have the Newcastle United fans on his side.

The 21-year-old became our second signing yesterday, when it was announced on the Newcastle United web site last night, and he penned a four-year deal, after seemingly being very keen to move to Tyneside from Liverpool.

Danny spent last season on loan at Bolton Wanderers, and he played in Keegan’s first game back on January 19th at St. James’ Park, when Kevin Keegan finally returned to the club he took to second place in the Premier league in his first stint as manager.

We’ll have to see if we can watch that game again to see how the youngster played.

Bolton hung on for all they were worth during that game, and although Newcastle had much more of the ball, we just couldn’t put the ball in the net.

Danny spoke to nufc.co.uk this morning:

“I remember the atmosphere being amazing that day.”

“It was a really special occasion for the Newcastle United fans because Kevin Keegan was back as manager.”

“The fans were just unbelievable.”

It turns out Danny also appeared as a substitute at St. James’ for Liverpool when we took the Reds apart 2-1, in February during the 2006/07 season.

To be a little more truthful, that’s the game when Craig Bellamy and the Liverpool strikers seemed to miss chance after chance in that first half, and we came back to take all 3 points.

Danny added:

“Kevin is a legend and it is going to be very exciting for me to see what I can learn from him.”

“I learned a lot playing in the Premier League for Bolton last season and I expect more from myself next season.”

“I cannot wait to get started. I just want to do well for Newcastle United.”

We like the attitude of Danny already, and it’s so refreshing to hear a young lad, who may have the football world at his feet, at just 21 years of age.

We think he’s right, in that Kevin Keegan and our coaching staff will help him a lot, and it will be both interesting and exciting to see how the lad performs for us next season, fantastically well we hope.

It’s great to sign these young upbeat kids to the club – we love it, just love it, and it looks like Danny is made in Kevin’s image, he seems so enthusiastic.  😀

Certainly if we are going to make the top six, we’ll have to have more than a few of our players next season playing out of their skins.

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139 comments so far

  • toonfan1

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #1

    seems like he has his head screwed on properly

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  • sweendog

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Good squad signing .. a few more signings like these and maybe 2 top signings and things could look very good for this season.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #3

    Can’t have been that proper, look who we bought him from! 😉

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  • dingo

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #4

    more of the same please…..

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  • Danny G

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Not the trophy signing some of you wanted but a good buy none the less….

    He will be a good signing for us and is only gonna get better and not worse like all of our signings!

    He is very experienced for a 21 year old, I seem to remember him scoring past Bayern Munich in the UEFA cup last season!

    Put it this way…He was better than Barton and he is not in jail!!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Well said Danny, now get y’head down & show us what y’made of son!..
    …Don’t think he’s gonna be one of the whining kind, phew!..
    …More lads that wanna play for the Geordies, KK & NUFC please!..

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  • Matt

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #7

    This is what we havn’t had for a while, people with a real desire to play for Newcastle. Morale and motivation can win many a match.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Charles N’Zogbia take note that is what you call a good attitude.

    Good luck to the lad and hope he does well more signings please Mr Ashley in the 5-10m bracket if possible.

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #9

    i still feel we need a cb(big nasty and quick), a midfield enforcer maybe inler and most importantly in my eyes a midfielder with invention,guile craft a playmaker if you will….

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #10

    Agree Punk Skunk & Matt.

    Wouldn’t we love to be in his position now, I sure would, playing for KK’s new team on Tyneside ……. wish I were 20 years younger lmao.

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #11

    and maybe another forward,hold up man as viduka will only probably play 50% of the time or maybe am just greedy lol…

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  • totsy

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #12

    i very pleased with this prchase..he may not be a big buy but he has a great attitude towards football and a player with a strongheart and passion can replace any player in our starting line up because its that which got teams like turkey to the semi-finals of euro.

    considering hes younger than steven taylor and milner and at the same time probably better than both of them is a really exciting prospect, i dont think people are to impressed by this purchase as of yet but i look forward to seeing him put in a great shift next season especially when he’ll be playing with better players.

    all we need now is a couple more youngsters then a flash player will skill and all the rest to add some flair to the team along with players like gutierrez and martins ect we may even be able to challenge for that illusive uefa spot that has evaded us for the last 4 seasonswith keegan anything is possible you should all know that from the last time he was at the helm.

    i wish danny, jonas and singings to follow the best of uck and hope that they make a huge impact at st. james and get the team back to were it belongs

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  • Danny G

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #13

    I agree Punk….The more lads we buy that wanna play for us the better their performance will be on the pitch!

    If we have moaners spitting their dummy every week coz they don’t live in London then where is that gonna get us…..?

    A good move by Keegan!

    Just a thought but….Imagine if he turned out to be as good as Gerrard? 🙂

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Aye Obafan 2,
    We just need a team full of players that wanna be here & we’re off!..
    …KK knows how to get the best outta players, specially if they have the correct attitude from the get go!..He did it last time & he can do it again!..

    …Well said Sirjason, other squad players (Zog), take note, grow some balls, get y’heed straight & leave it all on the field!..

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  • CRAIGG

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #15

    I saw Bolton in the UEFA a few times and Guthrie really impressed me, He has as pointed out a good range of passing, Takes a Decent set piece and has loads of energy getting back to defend and then up to support the attack.

    Just because we have signed this lad i dont see where it says we have given up on Aimar, He has said he wants to join and We have expressed an interest so it may still hapen.

    KK bought Batty instead of more conventional DMs because he didnt just retrieve the ball he could use it, Guthrie can defend OK and pass the ball really well, He would complement a creative player like Aimar.

    Fulham looked a side when at the end of last season they played with Murphy and Bullard two attack minded CMs, Both good passers of the ball, As will Liverpool with Gerrard and Barry next season, Showing you dont need necessarily a DM in the premiership nowadays.

    I dont think Guthrie will be a squad player at all i think Kev would have him in the midfield, In front of Geremi, Duff, Smith and now Zog for his attitude.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #16

    totsy, good point about Turkeys teamwork in the cup and lets not forget how Greece won it 4 years earlier.

    7 subs available next season will make more options for changing tactics during the game and will be very interesting how this will work out.

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  • SteveD

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #17

    Another (hopefully) good stealth-signing. One or two more midfielders and I’ll be comfortable going into the new season.

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #18

    craigg i understand where ya coming from but i just like to have that enforcer in place bcos with the speed of counter attacks in the premiership these days i just like to have that backup… and try not to leave our back four exposed..

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 12, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #19

    ObaFan2,
    yes mate, i’m sure most, if not all of us on here would kill to play for the Toon!..
    …Count me in!..

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  • totsy

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #20

    cheers obafan 2 its nice to have my comments aknowledged m8 🙂

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  • Back-In-Toon

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #21

    I just want to say that this is a great signing.
    Enthusiastic and huge potential, and hopefully KK will get the best out of him, as from what ive heard from the Bolton fans he seems to be a bit of a confidence player, which is great news when you have KK around.

    Im sorry but this signing shows how fickle some TOON fans are, just because it aint a big name, they dont care about it!
    On 606 there was one article, and hardly anyone commented on it, it this was a big name siging there would have been a hundred articles all rated 5* with a million comments.

    On here would have been alot more comments also if it was a big name coming in, but no, small name, (although he could be big) and hardly any comments (good comments anyway).

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Would be a good start to see the players play with as much enthusiasm as the fans and make the days of BSA a distant memory 🙂

    What position Punk Skunk, I’m probably right mf 🙂

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Aye normski,
    midfield all the way…the rags are still stuck on that bull that we need a new defense…Not stricktly true…We need players to protect the defense…A couple more defenders wouldn’t go a miss like!..Torosidis would be kool!..

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  • totsy

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #24

    i havent been on in a while so im just wondering what our situation on arda turan is? havent heard out in ages.

    i play for newcastle youth team by the way….newcastle falcons that is 🙂

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #25

    totsy, alot of people seem to forget it’s a team game tbh and always single players out… me included at times when it comes to the likes of Smith etc.

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  • CRAIGG

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #26

    17 normski1930z

    Horses for courses

    Butt as the Anchor man could Play against the Arsenals, Man Utds etc.

    Guthrie or Barton conventional CMs against the Spurs, Pompeys, Villas, Boros, Mackems etc.

    All vying to partner Aimar i hope!

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #27

    lads about all my comments on previous articles, sorry for being doom and gloom! still feel the same way but just want the best for us and the club!!! hope we do buy more players with talent and quality!
    normski – are you being greedy? no!!

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #28

    oh bollox it i want the lot cb,dm,am and cf come on ashley make it happen lol…

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #29

    Well i always played no. 11, kinda left wing…I’m right -footed, but with a good left, not really one of those cut in from the left on to me right…
    …That’s why it gets to me when i see players worth god knows what, that can’t even use their other foot!..Tell ya’ what mate, i’d be in demand these days!.. 😀

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  • totsy

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #30

    obafan2 im guilty 2 m8 you could have a team of superstars that have a terrible chemistry which cant work well together abit like gerrard and lampard in midfield together….but a team of people who make up for what other people lack would be the perfect team

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #31

    i would love to see us get Pogrebnyak just an opinion coz i know hps wants gomez any thought ppl??? maybe its just me but i love watching top class centre forwards work…

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  • Gateshead Mag.

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #32

    I hope he does well. Love his attitude.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #33

    Yes totsy, a la russia & turkey in the euros!..Team work=good football!..

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #34

    HPR, I don’t know why but I seem soo much happier about the club mainly because of this signing and MA’s comment yesterday.

    I still believe we will get atleast a couple more established players to compliment the younger signings.

    Is it Evans a cb from Man u ( the youngster) sounds good and an experienced CB too.

    A lb to help Enrique (if we get shot of Zog)

    Atleast 1 cm (experienced)

    and maybe a forward of somesort to compliment Oba and Owen the way Dukes does.

    and then we’ll be fine.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #35

    With ya’ all the way normski…I’ve been bangin’ on about him for yonx…Not that i don’t rate Gomez like!..

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  • totsy

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #36

    normski- i would rather we went for gomez because he had a disapointing euro so his price miht have dropped and other teams probably wont want him were as pogrebnyak’s price will have increased after his great tournement

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #37

    realisticaly normski there is no chance of bringing in gomez!! would although be a great signing to replace viduka !!

    still would like N’zogbia to stay he as got so much to offer!! would be a massive loss imo!!
    he just wants to play football!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #38

    totsy,
    Pogrebnyak didn’t play in the euros, he was injued, so wasn’t even there…He got injured playin’ for zenit in the uefa cup mate!..that’s why we could get him, ‘cos people have prob over-looked him!..

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #39

    Pogrebnyak is the Russian CF? he was ok m8 imo but not that brilliant again only imo.

    So Punk your left wing, me right any more? 😀

    If totsy’s a brusier rugby player gonna be cb or cf bullying the defence lol.

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #40

    pogrebnyak didnt play mate that was pavlachenko….. gomezs asking price is 18 million pogrebnyak nearer 8 to 10 mill….

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