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.
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.
“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.Â 😀
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.