Guthrie Back For Crucial Game At Everton


Joe Kinnear is delighted to have Danny Guthrie back in midfield for the important game at Everton on Sunday.



Danny Guthrie – welcomed back for Everton game

Joe Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I get the impression from the rest of the players that Danny’s head was down a bit after what happened against Hull City.”“But he’s bright and very athletic. He’s a box-to-box player.”

“He’s a bundle of tricks and very enthusiastic. He’s very bubbly, a bit like Joey Barton, and it’s certainly a plus getting him back.”

Guthrie’s return to a United midfield which has struggled to say the least in his absence is a timely one.

And Kinnear  hopes Newcastle will be able to play two full-backs in their normal position at Goodison Park, with Habib Beye and Jose Enrique both looking like they will be ready to travel to Merseyside – that’s good news.

The Newcastle manager told the Evening Chronicle:

“Fingers crossed, if we have the two full-backs available, and Danny, we’re halfway there in getting the best side out.” “We’ve suffered through playing four centre-halves.” “It’s difficult to keep moving people around and get the organization right.”

“Hopefully, Enrique will be back. Habib Beye has his first training session today and Danny is back.”  “I just hope after the international break one or two more come back for the Manchester City match in a couple of weeks time.”

“They keep telling me about Jonas Gutierrez who has been outstanding by all accounts.”  “Everybody misses him, but he may be back for the Manchester City match.”

If we can get Beye and Enrique back that gives Joe a more solid looking back four, and more choice in midfield and attack.

Danny Guthrie has been one of our best players this season and will handle the midfield with Nicky Butt against Everton, and we need both of them to be at their best if we are to get the win we need and want.

Comments welcome.



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32 comments so far

  • WesToon

    Oct 3, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Get In Dannie!!! We need you Lad

    HOWAY NUFC!!

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 3, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Dont pair him with butt.barton and guthire make a good pair in mid field

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  • Karltoon

    Oct 3, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Bartons suspended

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  • JJ

    Oct 3, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Dont pair anyone with Butt, I rate him about as highly as Tom Toon rates Taylor…

    Rather have Nacho and Guthrie

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 3, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Everton out of euro cup waste of space.

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  • Jack

    Oct 3, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Nacho’s injured.

    Bassong should keep his place but likely won’t.

    Should be:
    Given – Beye Coloccini Bassong Enrique – Duff Guthrie Cacapa N’Zogbia – Xisco Owen

    Reason I say Cacapa instead of Butt is just cause against Spurs (the last game I watched, I moved away to Uni the day of the Bburn game) Cacapa didn’t put a foot wrong, whereas Butt didn’t put one right. Butt’s been awful all season.

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 3, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Highlights of the getafe vs ed harrison fc would be reviewed by 8pm tonight

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 3, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Agreed with u jack.butt needs to sit and watch the game from the bench.

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  • ELFER

    Oct 3, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #9

    BUTT sitting on the bench will not happen…unfortunately at the moment we do not have a better midfielder

    looking forward to pair barton with guthrie!

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  • JJ

    Oct 3, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #10

    I’ll go along with you Jack, Casapa to play the defensive midfield role instead of Butt.

    In fact I like your entire team selection on current form and availibilty…

    When fit, Barton and Martins and Jonas should come in for Casapa, Xisco and Duff.

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  • Bobby Ollox

    Oct 3, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #11

    It would be typical newcastle to go and win or lose on sunday 4-3 in one of the most entertaining matches the premiership has ever seen. But what we really need, and will probably get will be a very long scoreless draw, hoofing the ball up time and again to our tall lanky lonely striker, Owen . Sigh !

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  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 3, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Barton-Guthire = our best central midfield.

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  • ToonRich

    Oct 3, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #13

    After reading that JK has been down to the gooners training ground with AW, I’m hoping to see an attacking 4-4-2 formation. It sounds like he wants to play, utilising two proper fullbacks which sounds like something Arsene would do!
    Guthrie back is a big plus, but I dont know who i’d rather see him paired with until Joey is back. Butt on his day is good, but can be equally shocking n a bad one! I dont like to see Cacapa in mid…maybe risk playing Taylor and Bassong at the back with Colo just infront of them (depending on Evertons formation).
    Guthrie and JB will be interesting to see 🙂

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 3, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Wats wrong with Xisco and owen up front

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  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 3, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #15

    xisco is a great player he’s just not shown it in his short time here

    danny guthrie and guttierez have shown it and they deserve it but xisco is good

    also ganiyu i agree barton and guthrie is better than butt and guthrie but barton is still suspended and butts experience is good at the moment

    did any1 here fraser forster is at stockport?

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  • Scott

    Oct 3, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #16

    Any talent available in midfield is a godsend for us.

    He added youth means he will keep going for 90 minutes

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  • AO

    Oct 3, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #17

    yipeeeeeeeeeee.

    thats sarcasm.

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  • AO

    Oct 3, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #18

    kinnear will prove to be a worse caretaker than Ian Huntley.

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  • irish_al

    Oct 3, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #19

    1 month loan at stockport for Fraser Forster

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  • irish_al

    Oct 3, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #20

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1410175,00.html

    JK and the nufc.co.uk writer talk of negative external influences

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  • irish_al

    Oct 3, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #21

    presume the tirade has reached the larger audience though

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  • irish_al

    Oct 3, 2008 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #22

    wher’s everyone gone?

    is it home time already?

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  • Macas

    Oct 3, 2008 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #23

    AO – I usually enjoy your banter but thats just sick and uncalled for.

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  • happy toon

    Oct 3, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #24

    the way things are we need need zidane not guthrie….but ye he was missed.

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  • simon376

    Oct 3, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #25

    Don’t get me wrong here, I’m going to try and ignore all the off field antics of Barton, and I know we have a small squad at the moment, but what had Barton done for us on the field since getting here last year for people to get excited about Guthrie Barton partnership in midfield?

    I’m just not convinced he’s done enough for me. I know Butt is getting older and we don’t have a lot of choice, but I haven’t seen Barton excel as of yet.

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  • It Could Be Worse, We Could Be Spurs! (DC)

    Oct 3, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Barton was instrumental in our turn of form last year. I didn’t check stats but he seemed to provide just about all of our assists at the end of the year. Guthrie has shown that he can be a tidy player and his work rate is obvious. I just really hope JB has been keeping himself fit and hopefully he will be raring to go when he gets back.

    Get in there you little leg-snapper.

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Oct 3, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #27

    I like Guthrie, he seems like one player that will play for the shirt he is wearing, with pride.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Oct 3, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #28

    Barton is CRITICAL to us getting back on track . . Him + gutheir in middle with zog and jonas either side . . Belta . . Barton the rescue I’m tellin you – once he’s back we will get to the get gan

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  • briss

    Oct 3, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Guthrie and Butt for now. Nacho isn’t good enough to be a starter. Xisco and Owen up front geremi and duff on the wings. colo taylor beye and zog at the back. thats our strongest available!!!!!

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  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 3, 2008 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #30

    no way nzogbia is never a left back and geremi on wing no!

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  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 3, 2008 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #31

    is it time 4 the reveiw?

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  • john

    Oct 4, 2008 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #32

    I TELL U WHAT-I RECKON JOE KINNEAR IS THE MAN FOR THE JOB-FULL STOP!HE HAS MORE GO IN HIM THAN KEEGAN,BOBBY,ROEDER,SOUNESS AND ALLARDYCE! I HOPE HE DOES OK WE DONT NEED KEEGAN BACK TO BALLS IT UP IF HE DOES THO!BY LUCK AND CHANCE I THINK WEVE FOUND THE MAN WITH THE FIGHT AND SPIRIT TO TAKE US INTO THE TOP 6 AND BEYOND!EUROPE HERE WE COME!MITE TAKE HIM A FEW GAMES BUT U WATCH! JFK’S BLACK N WHITE ARMY!
    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/303154488?-11058

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