Big Chance At Newcastle For Danny Guthrie


It’s a big blow for Newcastle and the player himself, but Joey Barton will again be on the sidelines at the club, this time for around 8 weeks, with his damaged right knee.

Danny Guthrie – big chance for 21 year-old

But the good news if that our 21 year-old former Liverpool midfielder Danny Guthrie, is now available to come in, and do a job again in the Newcastle engine room.

While he still lacks experience, Danny needs games to improve his game, and he’s certainly been one of our best buys during the summer.

Joe Kinnear is also well aware that Danny can do a good job for the club in Joey’s absence.

Joe said today:

“Danny was very unlucky to drop down to the bench when Joey returned,” “But now Joey is injured he will come in and I’m very happy about that because he’s a great, young player.”

“He’s box-to-box, very energetic and a great passer of the ball.” “Of course, it’s a blow to lose Joey, but this gives Danny a chance and I’m sure he’ll pick up where he left off.”

We like what we see of young Danny, and he also seems a smashing lad, and we don’t think he’s in any mood to let the Newcastle club down. He’s already made 10 appearances for the club.

Go for it Joey.

Comments always welcome.



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112 comments so far

  • broon ale

    Nov 18, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #1

    go for it danny, i think you mean! 🙂

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  • kevtoon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #2

    I am not convinced by Guthrie at all so far – but yes this is a real chance for him and I hope he takes it and proves me wrong!

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  • The Alchemist

    Nov 18, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Good prospect so far. Not the finished article but this is the best way for him to improve. Tends to go missing in the big games. Hopefully ranger over carroll on the bench on sat…

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

    Nov 18, 2008 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Maybe we should actually start playing through him. The guy is a class act, always working to get available yet none of the back four players look to give him the ball.

    I’m not sure if it’s just desperation from the players or JK’s Mikey Mouse tactics but he just gets bypassed. I even saw him waving his hands at Jose last game just to watch him hit these long, high, hopefuls time and time again.

    TIME 4 A NEW BANNER ED!!! ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE

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  • DanToon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #5

    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Allen

    On Monday 17th November 2008 Paul flew to England to tie up a Multi-million dollar deal with British billionaire sports retailer Mike Ashley to purchase the majority shares in Newcastle United the Premier League soccer team. This deal is expected to be announced on Saturday the 22nd of November following Newcastle’s clash with Chelsea in London.

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  • hitman

    Nov 18, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #6

    dan you can edit wiki,so i’l take this with a pinch of salt..

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  • steve

    Nov 18, 2008 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Danny is a prospect but no more – he looked very lightweight against Wigan and to be honest hasn’t looked that good in many of the games he’s played – his partnership with Butt is prob one of the worst in the prem

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  • Xisco Stu

    Nov 18, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #8

    Danny’s at somewhat of a crossroads in his career in that he is very versatile but he isn’t brilliant in a particular position.

    He could become like Barton and track back often but equally good at getting forward and getting involved with attacks.

    But I could see him being something of a defensive playmaker with his passing in a similar vein to Carrick. He needn’t be that physical but he needs to be able to step in and win things or intercept passes, but he then needs to make good use of the ball whether that be an insightful pass or a simple pass that can dictate the nature of the teams’ play, ie quick and intensive or slow but decisive.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Guthrie is a good prospect but he needs to bulk up a bit and going into tackles a bit more. The base is there and a good platform to improve to become very good.

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

    Nov 18, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #10

    he’s never gonna look good in a team of long-ball merchants.

    hey did you read in wikipedia that DanToon is a gullible fool?

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  • ScottyT

    Nov 18, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #11

    btw off topic but just noticed how different our 1st nd 2nd half performances are:

    1st half table we are in 19th
    2nd half table we are 6th

    somthing needs to get sorted with how we start games like

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  • Robby Bobson

    Nov 18, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #12

    I think with Guthrie we have a better chance of getting something at Stamford Bridge.

    Barton is a better player, but Guthrie was a great ability of keeping possession in our own half, as he showed against Man Utd, which took pressure off our defence when we were under attack. Potential to be a full England international in the next 2/3 years after seeing that Parker and bullard have made the team.

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  • Spyro

    Nov 18, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #13

    good youngster, i like his aggressive play. I want to see him get the ball from deep and run at defenders more instead of just passing straight away though. A bit like Diarra.

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  • DanToon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #14

    It Could Be Worse, We Could Be Spurs! (DC) – I wrote it tw@, now go n’ arse rape your Grandad!

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

    Nov 18, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Shame the irony passed you by…

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 18, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #16

    Scotty- How you figure that out?

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  • The Entertainers

    Nov 18, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #17

    I think Guthrie is up there with the Jonas deal.
    Top youngster who keeps the ball very well and is improving all the time.

    Guthrie is the type of player we should have bought more of during the summer.

    Top quality under 21’s from lower divisions or across the globe for a few million.
    Rather than panicing and paying way over the odds on players like Xisco!

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  • AO

    Nov 18, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #18

    tomtoon- what do you look for in a good footballer? Not to long ago you told me you would rather have guthrie than modric. I hadnt seen guthrie play so i didnt argue with your opinion even though benitez didnt rate him enough to keep him. Now you say guthrie could become a very good player. I have now seen guthrie play and he is average at best. I am all for getting behind your players but you appear blinded by your optimism.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #19

    ‘Not to long ago you told me you would rather have guthrie than modric.’ – I would at the time I said it.

    How many times you seen Guthrie, I rest my cases, Ao, you are an idiot judging a player on 1 performance.

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 18, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #20

    does any1 want shearer as manager?
    Heres my ratings out of 10 for shearer

    Tactics-8 always had a plan as captain

    Recruitment- 10 he’s seen it all on match of the day and played with many good coaches

    Geordieness- 10- greatest geordie alive although Steve Bruce is a good contender

    Management- 5 no experience, but look at Roy Keane at sunderland!

    Situation handling- 6 didnt handle many situations to well but was a great leader

    Media-7 he always talks but i dont know how he’ll cope with rumours

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  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #21

    A good footballer = good first touch.

    If you dont have a good first touch in football you are nothing.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Shearer a 10 for recruitment? No way of knowing but I very much doubt it.

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  • beyethegreat

    Nov 18, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #23

    does experience matter that much i mean yes it can help but you can be a good manager without experience but you can also be a bad manager with a lot of experience

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  • beyethegreat

    Nov 18, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #24

    good manager with not a lot of experience

    southgate

    bad manager with a lot of experience

    souness

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  • beyethegreat

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #25

    i think that with a decent chairmanand the fans bcking(which he will of course get)shearer would do a good job for us

    tactics good

    media good

    man handling decent but i cant see him going too long without confrontation

    discipline superb

    respect instant

    style of football quality

    signings no way to tell but i imagine he has good contacts

    media good

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  • Nobby'sDad

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #26

    Watching Guthrie he hasn’t got what it takes. I hate to be posting negative things but our current team simply doesn’t contain enough quality. Yes he’s tidy on the ball – but so are lots of players. He has no pace and pace is vital in cenral midfield in the modern game.

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  • Macas

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #27

    If a good first touch is vital then on the evidence of the Wigan game Guthrie has no chance, his touch was dreadful. Although he did improve as the game went on. I just see him as a player that really needs to work out which position he wants to play in central midfield and then make it his own, but i’m not sure at this stage he is good enough to do that.

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  • ed_speed

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Guthrie is a good left back. Left back in the changing rooms. har har har.

    My humour is witty, humerous and sociable.

    regards,
    ed

    p.s ‘mon the lads

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #29

    DanToon – Where does it state that Paul Allen is going to meet up with Mike Ashley about a deal for Newcastle United???? It doesn’t mention anything there on wiki.

    Are you just fooling with us or are you absolutely sure of this and if so-how ???????

    Plz answer me back plzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • Robby Bobson

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #30

    AO – Id say id rather have Guthrie than Modric…good old Spurs saved us 14 millon there. I dont really want to ramble on about spurs because they are not worth my time, but he aint cut for the prem and even got subbed at half time at the weekend.

    Guthrie has got a brighter future in england i think.

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  • ronaldeano

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Shearer could attract any player to Newcastle as we are a MASSIVE club, (much bigger than the likes of spurs and SAFC) and he would play attacking football which is how we all want to see it played.

    If this happens we will be BACK in the CL in no time where we belong, leaving the tiny clubs in our wake (spurs and SAFC)

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #32

    I agree with ya Robby Bobson- Modric is quality no denying that, but he does look lightweight and I do see Guthrie bulking up and winning more tackles than Modric any day.

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  • ronaldeano

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Rather have Guthrie than Modric anyday

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  • AO

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #34

    I’m a grotty bum bum!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #35

    ‘Shearer could attract any player to Newcastle as we are a MASSIVE club, (much bigger than the likes of spurs and SAFC) and he would play attacking football which is how we all want to see it played.

    If this happens we will be BACK in the CL in no time where we belong, leaving the tiny clubs in our wake (spurs and SAFC)’

    What a deluded statement. Not to mention stupid as you have no idea what kind of football Shearer will play.

    We will never get back into the CL and why would top players really want to come ton play under a manager who has never managed before.

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  • ronaldeano

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #36

    AO, tell us something we dont know arsehole

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  • ronaldeano

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #37

    TT, go back on youtube and pull your little pecker sunshine 😉

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  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #38

    Idiot. In the literal sense.

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  • ronaldeano

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #39

    TT, Shearer was a striker and he knows exactly the way the Geordies would like to see their team play, which is attacking football. If you cant see that then you realy are thick son 😉

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  • CHUCK

    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #40

    It really brings it home how far we have fallen, when we are hopefull for a 21 yr. old part time Bolton and a L`Pool reject, to hold the fort in midfield.
    Partnered by a 34yr old has been, with no legs.
    When we should be looking at a Diarra or a Veloso, or perhaps both, certainly does`nt give one much confidence in the clubs future, unless its as a competetive championship side .
    Unless some serious money is spent soon,I fear we will slide even further.
    The club is down to bare bones, a few injuries and we will be playing the future prospects.
    HELP !

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