Guthrie Tackle Breaks Craig Fagan’s Leg


Danny Guthrie was given a red card in the closing stages of Hull’s 2-1 victory on Saturday, when he seemed to lose his temper and hacked down Craig Fagan, with the ball nowhere near.

Craig Fagan – broken tibia

The terrible news this morning is that it seems the tackle has broken Fagan’s leg, and Danny could be in serious trouble now with the FA.

Fagan left St. James’ Park on crutches on Saturday, but the full extent of the damage was not known at that time, and the Hull medical staff were hoping it was just very severe bruising.

However, an X-ray this morning confirmed the 25-year-old suffered a fractured right tibia in the lower leg, and is now expected to be out between six weeks and three months.

Hull manager Phil Brown was understandably critical in his assessment of Guthrie’s tackle.

“It cannot be tolerated, it needs to be kicked out of the game,” “When you see that the end product is him putting a fellow pro in a cast, it’s just not right.”“That’s the horrible side of the game. I don’t care what is going on at Newcastle, you cannot tolerate this.” “If I go back to the incident, my players were killing time in the corner, something that every Premier League club does, no matter who you are.”

“In the process of doing that, someone has decided to take the matter into his own hands and lashed out at Craig Fagan.”

Phil is right, and there’s no excuse for Danny’s actions at the end of the game, when his frustration seemed to boil over.

It’s part of Guthrie’s football education, and he seemed to just lose his temper, but the consequences may be severe for the lad, now that his tackle has injured Fagan so severely.

When will we get any good news about Newcastle?

Wishing and Hoping.

Comments welcome.



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203 comments so far

  • MarK

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #1

    fractured his leg…must be minor aswell if he was able to continue playing..papers making it seem alot worse than it was…but it was bad like

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  • Dan13

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #2

    That will be a further suspension

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #3

    GET IN GUTHRIE SON WHAT A LEGEND

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  • Dan13

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #4

    nar he’s not a legend for doing that
    your the type who the press feeds on.
    Your the type for encouraging this shit that us geordies always get pounded with in the media!
    Joay Barton in the making

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  • seetow

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #5

    well done lad, break that fag’s leg for wasting time. get in son!

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  • hitman

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #6

    another man doon,last thing we need.

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  • Dan13

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #7

    eee christ
    you’s must be all thugs and the radgee tramps who were simply protesting for a bit of the camera

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  • Allman20

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Silly boy, he’ll learn by his mistakes, sadly it may have come at the wrong time all together..

    Bring on a new owner and the reinstatement of the messiah…

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  • Jack

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #9

    2 of those first 5 comments are just as disgusting as the kick was itself. :/

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  • A.L 9

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #10

    AndyNUFC Faygen is a c**t but he didn’t deserve that, and now Guthrie will be banned for a few more games which isn’t good for Newcastle.

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  • Dan13

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Wish we got more backup
    a suppose gonzalez will be slotted in for a few matches

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  • James!!!!!

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #12

    r yahs mad calling him a legend!!!!
    you all winge that ashley is destroyin newcastle its them sort of tackles that destroy peoples careers and the game of football

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  • Dan13

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #13

    well said james
    Finally some sense spoken on here!

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  • Rem

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #14

    i bet ANDY NUFC says this sort ov thing but is the first person to say we should sack barton!!!!!!

    so many ov our supports are worse than these people, you have no excuse at least he does

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Good work Danny boy. too bad your gonna get suspended now…….Joey must be real happy now, he has a disciple….

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  • Micky Toon

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Look it was an accident. Players elbow, punch, head but and slap each other every week, on purpose. But the doesn’t really cause any damage unless to are on the end of a particularly vicious elbow, yet no one comes down on those guys like a ton of bricks. Yes it was nasty, but it was an accident. Move on nothing to see….

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  • Rem

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #17

    p.s. not supporting what he did it was foolish, but i dont think he was trying to hurt him or do this.
    a young man already wound up getting more wound up and losing, you can kinda understand

    but still a terbile thing

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #18

    the lads on here shouting “gan on son” or whatever else, how old are you lot?
    causing serious injury to others isnt cool boys, even if your mates try to say otherwise.
    go back and watch the “tackle” (it was nothing more than a volley), and listen to the thud when he connects with his legs.

    its a real shame because i’ve liked the look of him so far, but this is obviously his youth getting in the way of his footballing ability. sheer stupidity putting us under more pressure. he’ll get the book thrown at him and you’ve gotta say its deserved.

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  • Bungles Pocket

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Gutherie may have been frustrated but that is no excuse for that kind of behaviour.
    The break can’t be that serious for him to walk from the pitch mind you – but a break is a break!

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  • James!!!!!

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #20

    i can understand that he was angry, it is understandable but ther really was no excuse a proffesional shud play like a proffesional they are meant to be role models nd that is not setting an example

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  • Shola Ameobi

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Somebody like Gerrard or Cesc gets a three match ban, no doubt the newcastle witch hunt will land guthrie a heafty ban. Sucks becouse it means more garanteed games for our worst player this season in nicki butt.

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #22

    mickey toon-he could have shoved him off the ball, anything else.
    did you actually see the incident for yourself?
    if you watch back you’ll realise he swings at him once, misses, proceeds to follow him into the corner, and makes sure he doesnt miss the second time, it was nothing short of disgusting after the embarrasment of the match.
    94th minute and he decides to do that?

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  • James!!!!!

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #23

    i think that if tht it is not ashley you shud be demonstrating against it shud be wise, it is not ashley tht is ruinin the club it is u lot nd wise, can i ask how many of u have children? and how wud u feel if u cud no longer take them to their favourite place because u are told tht they nd u are likely to get assaulted? now do u still feel proud tht u protested, i dont, however i am not a father im only 15 but still i am ashamed that i, not personally have driven a man out of his pride and joy his love

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  • AlexW

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #24

    oh danny boy i love you sooooooooooooooo

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  • Dan13

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Well agree James
    Am so ashamed at how Ashley has been treated.
    Keegan has been a tosser I bet
    and before you go on about all this shit i’m a mackem, welli i;m nt!
    Theres two sides to every story

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #26

    sorry james but you display your age when you claim that mike ashley is in love with our club..

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  • Nick toon

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #27

    James !!!!!
    if ashley had wanted to see the match that bad, surely he cudda used a box and got some hired goons in as per. the fact he is hiding behind his kids makes him even less credible in my eyes i have only once seen his kids with him, the makings of an xfactor sob story. Their favourite place? he shudda though about that before he took the heart out of SJP KK! he has tore a hole with this and has rightly suffered for it.

    Besides when did the protest become a vendetta against the mafia’s kids, i think i will hang on to my kneecaps ta

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  • Dan13

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #28

    aww shut up man Ross
    just coz we’re both 15 doesn’t mean we’re stupid.
    I felt for Ashley so much when reading that speech

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  • Mckenzie

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Newcastle fans are a joke. They went KK to be reinstated. But i ask the question why would you want that? When this is the same KK give his support to the “THUG” Joey Barton. He also wanted the board to offer Owen a considerably improved new contract which owen does not deserve. You fans think own is going to stay at the toon? you must be kidding yourself, he is going to jump the ship and leave newcastle. Mark my words. Owen is going to leave to the on a free. Then you jokers will only realise that Mike Ashley was doing right in trying get rid of owen.

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  • James!!!!!

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #30

    I 100% agree Dan13, Keegan has probably done this out of total spite even though he claims he has nothing against Ashley, Keegan is like a child, if he doesnt get what he wants he goes in a strop, he walked last time because apparently he got to attached wt a load of bollocks it was because the going got tough and he hasnt got the mental capacity to deal with it face it he’s a lunatic he needs stability not us

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  • Nick toon

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #31

    face the facts dan the speech is having it’s intended effect aye? how come he took so long to make it? how come he was partying on the other side of the world in our time of need. this man is no leader, he only leads the line to the chip shop

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  • Dan13

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #32

    lmao

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  • Stamford Toon

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #33

    Well said James!!!

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  • James!!!!!

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #34

    and ross u r probably sum radgy tramp tht is on the dole and that is why u spend ur hours on here instead of in a job that u love, unlike ashley who has done everything that the fans wanted he brought Keegan back because the fans wanted him, so because he wants to make the club financially safe does tht make him a bad man

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #35

    I can understand the lads frustration – but you can not condone this behaviour.

    Lets face it – if it had happened to one of our players we would have been up in arms and calling for the offenders head !

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  • ende

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #36

    I feel bad for fagan, but can’t say I don’t admire the aggression coming from Guthrie. With a little discipline, that’s exactly what we need in a future dm.

    Now, Guthrie, meet Cristiano. That’s where are legends are made.

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  • A.L 9

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #37

    Shola, Gerrard or Cesc have not yet lashed out on someone off the ball and broken their legs so you cannot realy compare.

    He’s young and lost his rag, hopefully it wont happen again but it’s not acceptable at all, Andy and co applauding him, how would you feel if it was Faygen who done the same on Danny? I doubt you wuld be saying ‘go on Faygen son’ you would be calling for his head.

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  • Nick toon

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #38

    I agree Keegan is stroppy but ashley claims he wants to follow the arsenal model, i am pretty sure arsene wenger has final say on signings and makes sure what he is buying is of quality.

    As for Ashley’s arguement that one man can’t do worldwide scouting i agree 100% but the man got it wrong signing players behind keegan back

    if this is not so

    tell me why keegan left?

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 15, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #39

    james-nice try big lad but im 21 at university and having plenty of fun cheers, haha.
    Dont think you’ll find i spend hours on here, only at work. but i’m not arguing with a 15 year old via the internet anyway!
    if you want to beleive ashley loved the club thats fine!

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  • James!!!!!

    Sep 15, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #40

    A.l9 well said because it is true this article wud be completely different

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