Danny Guthrie Getting Job Done For Newcastle

Danny Guthrie has turned out to be a very good buy for the club, and for somebody who is still just 21 years old he’s already putting in some solid performances for the club, in what is a difficult season.

Danny Guthrie – solid performances from the 21 year old

As we said before the game, central midfield would be an important battle last night, and both Nicky Butt and Danny Guthrie must have put in some miles as they chased everything down, as Newcastle played for the large extent of the game with just 10 men.

It’s just a pity the lads couldn’t have held on, but that’s what happened, and we’re sure lady luck will be on our side shortly, if we keep playing with the spirit we showed of last night.

Guthrie said today:

“We’re getting everything thrown at us at the minute.” “It was a rollercoaster. It seems that everybody is throwing everything against us at the moment.” “I didn’t really see the incident at the time, but everybody I have spoken to said it wasn’t a red card.”

“We conceded the early goal, but we were delighted to go in 1-1 at the break.” “We thought we might nick it, and after getting in front we did well, but just couldn’t hold on.

“We’re disappointed not to win, but happy enough with a point.”

This boy could turn out to be one of our best signings if he continues to improve, and one facet of his game which is great to see, and points to his Liverpool coaching, is that he hardly ever gives the ball away.

And another solid performance last night from Danny, but there wasn’t anybody who let the side down last night.
Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Born Again Geordie

    Oct 21, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Guthrie looked good last night and looked proud to be wearing the black and white !

    Good on you Danny son !!! Keep up the hard work !!!!

    Ho’way the lads 😀

  • Ausgeordie

    Oct 21, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #2

    He’s great right now and will serve us well. However I believe when we get some new players in he will be a gun sub/ replacement and future first teamer

  • Ausgeordie

    Oct 21, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #3

    I do think he would do well next to Barton. How frustrating is Butt. Plays like crap one week then plays his heart out. His is consistently inconsistent!

    Someone once told me an amateur is occasionally brilliant a professionally is consistently good. With new players in good is getting harder and hared to achieve but this is what we must aim for….

    In this sense Guthrie has so far been consistently good.

  • Brave New Toon - Taylor is a legend

    Oct 21, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s no suprise really our performances have improved since he’s come back… having a solid midfield means that our back four look better as well.
    Things will improve again when oba is fully fit, jonas and barton are back.. because when everyone is fit.. we are not a bad side really!

    Well done Shola by the way.. although he frustrates me.. and spends most of the time on the floor, fair play a goal is a goal

  • Obaf3m1

    Oct 21, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Were you watching the same game as i was?

    Guthrie was WACK!

    He wasn’t chasing everything down. More like he was ball watching and backing off the person with the ball all the way deep into our own half, letting them pass the ball unchallenged. All the lad had to do was stand his ground and make a challenge, yet he continually backed off Advancing City players.

    Then when the ball is given to him, he takes an absolute eternity to pass it, when there are options on for him, which leads to him losing possession or having to pass back because City had regrouped. He could have started some good counter attacks, if he had just looked forward and played a simple forward pass to people who had gotten themselves into space.

    Not to mentions his little skills and turns he trys to make himself look good when they are of no use to the team at all. He trys chesting the ball to a player in our own half, when has all the time in the world to let it drop, but instead it goes out of play/straight to a city player. He hogs the ball and does his little turn and passes backwards, when people were busting a gut to get forward to attack, and they were in space nonetheless.

    He should play for the team and not himself.

    Joey Barton must take Guthrie’s place in future games or until Guthrie learns how to:

    1. Read the game
    2. Stand his ground and make at tackle
    3. Not ball watch
    3. Not back off a player until they get deep into our half and allow them to pass.
    4. Not hog the ball, and do silly turns trying to make himself look good.
    5. Look up and and play a quick simple pass if a quick simple pass is required.

  • Ausgeordie

    Oct 21, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Guess we watched a different game. I thought he did well and was the starting point for much of our attacking.

  • Toonjolly

    Oct 21, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #7

    How can you say that about Guthrie? I WAS there last night. I feel he is a good compact little player. There is one thing missing from his game and thats a good central partner. We do not need an out and out defensive mid like but if we had a box to box string pulling midfielder who was prepared to muck in next to guthrie. I think Barton when he returns could give us this but i wouldnt slga Guthrie off. For a 21 year old he looks a far better prospect than some of our previous players, bareing in mind he is only in his secound season in the premier league. He rarely does loose the ball and will be boosted with the return of Gutierrez as that will provide another easy outlet going forward as duff was last night. Lets face it when we were down to 10 men, as much as shola tried, we didnt offer that much of a threat in the last 3rd of the pitch.

  • Bosck

    Oct 21, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #8

    obaf3m1 i think it was you who was watching a different game to everyone else. if either of the central midfielders hada bad game it was butt who kept winning the ball then passing it back to city.

    if you noticve the time when we started to dominate city it was just after guthrie had out in 3 crunching challenges on three different city midfielders/attackers. it looked like he was losing his head till he then suddenly calmed down a bit but very few of the city players were then interested in going in for the 50 -50’s. for me guthrie did a very effective and controlled psyche out job.

  • Bill F

    Oct 21, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #9

    As all I saw of the game was the 20 seconds of highlights including the summing up by those dickheads on the beeb, I cannot comment on the game or perfomances. But from the comments in the press and on the blogs it sounds like the team as a whole played well. I will really have to get a footy channel and a new telly to watch it all on. It will probably look better in colour anyway.

  • neeraj

    Oct 21, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #10

    one thing good abt him he wants to win everything in the mid field and plays a no nonsense pass to a player ahead of him……

    which is very good
    would love to see him barton and guthrie play
    i am still going with

    with n’zog as our second striker

    tayls colo bass enri(gets his chance)





  • Obaf3m1

    Oct 21, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #11

    yeah but those three crunching challenges only came as a kneejerk reaction to vent his anger after the penalty.

    If you pay close attention to his gameplay for the rest of the game, all the points i highlighted about come up, and are there for all to see.

  • rooks

    Oct 21, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #12

    he’s a little thug. I don’t like him

  • vic

    Oct 22, 2008 at 2:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Guthrie is one of the most useful players on a pitch.
    He is able to hold/not loose the ball, his pass is excellent, he enjoy athletic competition, he is fast, his vision of the field good and he is just 21.
    I think King Kev bought the excellent guy who by the way loves Newcastle.
    Wake up Obaf3m1

  • MichaelOWaN

    Oct 22, 2008 at 3:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Good player but needs to control his tackles a little bit.


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