Guthrie – WBA Win Was Massive Relief For Players

Newcastle United’s 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday night was our first in the league since we beat Bolton Wanderers 1-0, in our first home game of the season back in August.

Danny Guthrie – win was massive relief for players

Danny talked today about the WBA game:

“We set out to get three points and that’s what we did,” “Tuesday was a massive, massive relief. It was a while since we last won a game so it was nice to do it at home.”

“It’s everything. It’s winning for the first time under the new manager, it’s winning for the first time in a long time and it’s winning just a couple of days after losing to Sunderland.”

“It was a massive relief, I can’t really describe it as much else.””

Guthrie revealed that the atmosphere in training after Saturday’s defeat against arch rivals Sunderland was not too good, but the lads put it together and got the victory – which was so important for us on Tuesday night.

Danny continued:

“It was good we had a game so soon after Saturday, because it was a horrible day all round,” “We knew we had to pick ourselves up quickly and we did. That shows there is a steely determination.”

“We couldn’t really afford to dwell on Sunderland too much and that’s why we kept talking about it to a minimum. Once we got out of the dressing room, it was all about the West Brom game.”

“We have put that to bed now, by winning.” “We aren’t out of our problems but this (beating West Brom) is a big step for us,” “We have another home game, they are going well but this is a big boost, we can really kick on. All we can do is try to perform.”

“The next game is a home game, we will have our fans on our side. We can’t wait for that now. All the games coming up are winnable.” “After the Villa game we have got (games against) teams around us and we can get out of this trouble, we know we can.”

The lads have shown a lot of fight and guts since Kinnear took over the club, and we will have our next big test at home against Aston Villa next Monday night, in a game that is to be televised around the world again.

We’ll need a bit more class to win that one but with Owen, Barton and Gutierrez all back – we should be able to field a strong side, and hopefully we will have gained some confidence from the hard won victory against WBA.

Howay The Lads!!

7 comments so far

  • Darling27

    Oct 30, 2008 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Let’s hope we can kick on after this result!!!

  • SuperShearer

    Oct 30, 2008 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Villa will be very tough and long ball tactics will play right into their hands. Hope JK is looking to play Owen and Martins together as their defense is good but not very quick and those two can exploit that. A draw would be a good result but if we play to our best then we can easily catch them unaware.

  • Ausgeordie

    Oct 30, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #3

    They have a better central midfield but we have better wings.

  • GoesseN

    Oct 30, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #4

    F***ing Come On The Toon!!!

    Show Us What Your Made Of!!!

    Earn You’re Stripes!

  • Sav

    Oct 30, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #5

    At least we have the option of a decent 5-man midfield with Barton, Guthrie and Butt available. This means if we get the chance to close things down, as JFK tried to do against WestBrom, we should now be able to make a decent fist of it, leaving Oba up front on his own. That is an important tactical option for any team to have and we haven’t had the personnel to do it until now.

  • a kid in toronto

    Oct 30, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #6

    i’d play 433;

    beye coloccini taylor enrique

    jonas barton duff

    owen ameobi martins

    bench; harper, n’zog, geremi, edgar, carroll, butt, bassong

    or in a 442


    beye coloccini taylor enrique

    geremi butt barton duff

    martins ameobi

    bench; harper, owen, gutherie, n’zog, caroll, edgar, bassong

    or a 451


    beye coloccini taylor enrique

    butt barton

    jonas duff martins


  • Craignufc

    Oct 30, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #7

    dont play butt or enrique.

    shud be


    beye coloccini bassong taylor

    jonas barton guthrie duff/n’zogbia

    martins owen/ameobi


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