Danny Guthrie – Keegan Is Brilliant


Danny Guthrie has been talking to the Sunday Sun quite a bit and he talks today about his former club Liverpool, and how much he loves working with Kevin Keegan, at Newcastle.

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Danny Guthrie – Keegan is brilliant to work with

Guthrie insists the Newcastle United football club bears comparison with the very biggest:

“I was at Liverpool for seven or eight years — I grew up there — so to leave for anywhere else is a big change.”

“But I can see very big similarities between here (Newcastle) and there.”

“You can judge the size of a football club by its fans, and the attitude of the city and the people here to football is so similar to Liverpool.”

“This is a football city. It’s the main topic of conversation — everyone has an opinion on it.”

“But the thing here is that everyone is obsessed with just one club, rather than two like in Liverpool or Manchester.”

“That, the way the ground sits looking down on the town, the amount of people walking around in black and white shirts . . . everything about it is big.”

Some would say that football isn’t the main topic of conversation in the city – it’s the only topic of conversation in Newcastle – apart from the beer, of course.

And Guthrie seems to have formed a tremendous working relationship with his manager Kevin Keegan, and he has great respect for the former Liverpool and England legend.

Guthrie believes Newcastle now  have a manager capable of matching the very best, as he continued:

“Kevin Keegan is just brilliant to work with. As soon as I met him, we got on.”

“Even in training, he is so positive that players just spark off him. It’s a pleasure to come in every day.”

“I just can’t wait to be in the dressing room before the manager gives his team talk and I walk out at a full St James’ Park.”

Danny was finally asked if he had any regrets that he finally had to leave Liverpool:

“I always hoped it would happen for me there, even as recently as a few months ago, having done well at Bolton.”

“But they (Liverpool) have got a lot of players in central areas and the gaffer wanted to strengthen again this summer.”

“As I say, it still needed a good offer for me to want to leave.”

We’ll have to see how Danny does this season, as it will not be easy for him, but if he follows the guidance and advice of Kevin Keegan, he cannot go far wrong.

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185 comments so far

  • JJ

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Many comments about this lad said, “Im so underwhlemed”.
    I was very excited about this and I still am because he could prove to be a bargain.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Cannot fault his attitude, commitment and so far his class… He is a GEM.

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  • Marty

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Get the season under way already,can`t wait to see how we get on,lots of enthusiasm now though after some positive displays

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  • the black magpie

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #4

    i must say i have been impressed with this lad, he talks some sense and appears to have candor- he was up for a fight for a Liverpool place- rafa made the decision

    attributes- he is clean and tidy with the ball doesnt lose the ball cheaply- and he was consist in this even when he faded from the pre season games that i saw

    oh yeh and he can cross his free kick for DUFFS HEADER was straight into the danger area

    and he scored as well- Gerrard -esqu in our ranks i dont know- im a fully blooded toon, but Steven Gerrard has been my fav player ever since he broke out (he shuld be England cptn) he has a long way to go because he will have to show consistency and that is the only valid test

    if he can get us 8 or more goals then i think we are onto a winner

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  • Nenad

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s important that he keeps his feet on the ground in order to progress as a footballer. Therefore, I hope he isn’t reading your blog, Ed 🙂

    Just in case he does: Give your all every time, Danny lad, and you’ll always have home in Newcastle. Good luck!

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  • absoultly brilliant player so far

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  • Nick K

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #7

    The club may have bought the next “Gerrad” =)

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  • Ericles

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #8

    This lad was able to tick all of Ashley’s boxes by the sound of it. The sort of player to stay for years and help win the trophies. As long as he takes it all in his stride we have a gem.

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  • Nobby's Dad

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Strange how after yesterday’s game and the imminent signing of Coliccini those who seem hell bent on posting negative comments have disappeared. Where are HPS / SJtoon and all those who knock everything about the club? Truth be told they want Ashley to fail IMO just so they can say ‘we told you so’.

    To the rest – Keep the faith!!

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  • Spyro

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #10

    i said that too Nobby, the majority are feeling a lot more positive now and it is a good thing, all it takes is a little communication eh.

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  • keegan is king

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #11

    the thing we need to do now is perform consistantly away, something we never seem to achieve.

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  • Luke

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #12

    “Give your all every time, Danny lad, and you’ll always have home in Newcastle. Good luck!”

    Poor Smith. I think we all said the same when he signed last year.

    The reason everyone is so positive is because we’re fickler than a bi-sexual in a bi-bar.

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #13

    i have tried not to get down but sometimes you had to, now i just cant wait for the season to begin, cant wait to watch young danny.

    can anyone please tell me where i can get some highlights of the psv game and valrncia

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  • Luke

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #14

    You might want to sign up to the official nufctv GG7. Not a bad little deal if you ask me, squire.

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #15

    i have to wait for my new debit card to come through to do that mate, is there no other way of finding highlights.

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  • Luke

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Tell a lie; whoever edits the highlights for the site havn’t really got round to showing anything other than the goals, of which you can get links to on this site. News on the boy Spears? After Tell-Tales revelation on the mystery guest, I’m starting to think Colo, Spears and this Guinean lad are to be unveiled together.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Nobbys Dad If you care to look at the post regarding the match yesterday I sang the Toon’s praises so do your homework before taking a swipe you prick.

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  • nufc09

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #18

    spear has already signed he was with the under 18’s in germany and scored.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #19

    NOBBYS DAD-http://nufcblog.com/2008/08/09/match-reports/ft-newcastle-2-valencia-1-magpies-brilliant/

    Comment 63.

    Shhhhhhhhh.

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  • High Flyer

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #20

    According to the Swiss Press, a fee for that swiss striker has been agreed.

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  • Luke

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #21

    How do you know this nufc09?

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  • nufc09

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #22

    from the bebo link on the other the article, u can get onto spears mams bebo and she says he scored his first goal for the under 18’s.
    high flyer any links? is that derdiyok?

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  • the black magpie

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #23

    do you have a link High Flier?

    i think sometimes we all need to rant- some just go on a little more than others- one can always find a bone- but on the whole we wouldnt screw so much if we didnt care

    with KK i have faith tho- regardless of the score next sunday we all know one thing we will attack

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  • AndyNUFC

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #24

    How d’you know High Flyer?

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  • High Flyer

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #25

    A mate of mine in Switzerland. You don’t have to believe me, I’m just passing on what I’ve heard.

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #26

    young aarons mother isnt a bad looking lass

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  • Colo's Curly Locks

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7) // Aug 10, 2008 at 22:24

    young aarons mother isnt a bad looking lass
    ———————————————————–
    how do u know lyk? is she a propa milf? lol

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #28

    Is Derdyok on his way to the toon?

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  • AndyNUFC

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #29

    howay colo curlys locks, if young spear has bebo and whatnot, he might check on here, none of that here please!

    And High Flyer, certainly hope it’s true. Could you say how in depth it is, as in, is it saying its a completely done deal?

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #30

    she had is old but gold, not necessarily that old but is lovely like, always watched aaron everytime i went too watch my little brother in law, she is abit punky like but is lovely looking, big pair of mammarys lol

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  • Colo's Curly Locks

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #31

    andy
    if his mother is indeed a milf…he will no doubt have heard it from his friends a great number of times. lol.

    i know my mates with milfs get it ripped out of them.

    whats his bebo? link?

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  • Nicky's Butt

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Its not Ismael Bangoura or Nile Ranger been comparin pics with the guy at the PSV game and its defo not them. Sos Spyro 🙁

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  • Obafan

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Toon1978 – let us hope so. Derdiyok would be ideal as a hard working striker who often gives assists to play next to Oba and owen.

    Nobby’s Dad – I have to admit that I also posted more and more negative comments aboput Ashley. Now that he has given an interview I’m not worried anymore; he will do good with our beloved club. The thing that made me and others so angry was the fact that we seemed to miss every player and that the club was totally not communicating to its fans.

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #34

    ey, whats this i hear about ashley getting half naked in shearers? this man just seems like any normal bloke, what a way to qnnounce the signing

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  • Nicky's Butt

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #35

    Its defo not Nile Ranger or Ismael Bangoura the guy at the PSV game and them 2 look nowt alike sos to give your hopes up Spyro. 🙁

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #36

    yeh tahts a point does he have facebook or bebo?

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  • Nobby's Dad

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #37

    sirjasontoon…..you fickle idiot. Ever since I can remember your posts have been negative about Ashley, the new players and the scouting staff. One game and you’ve changed your opinion completely. Changing your mind like that….you sure you’re not a tart??

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #38

    I think Mike is a public figure or something on Facebook, i looked him up before lol!

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  • Nobby's Dad

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Obafan….what has he actually said that he hasn’t said before. Could you not see that the club was making progres?? Signing young lads and getting rid of Baba / Carr etc. Surely all good things.

    We seemed to miss every player??Like who? It’s only not getting Modric that has disappointed me.

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  • Spyro

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #40

    MA is class, a few weeks ago i decided to support him rather than question his intentions after every little story that came out from the press, i feel i made the right choice but i suppose time will tell

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