Guthrie Could Become Gem Of A Player For Newcastle


Our 21 year old up and coming midfielder Danny Guthrie has talked today about his football heroes when he was growing up, and he hopes to emulate them, and maybe that could come sooner than he ever though possible.

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Danny Guthrie – made excellent start to Newcastle career

Danny Guthrie said today:

“When I was growing up, the top midfielders were the Keanes and the (Patrick) Vieiras, and the Gerrards and the (Frank) Lampards were coming through.”

“They are the top players, and I still look up to players like that.” “The aim is to be up there being mentioned in the same breath as them.”

“When I was growing up, he (Gerrard) was in the position I am in now – and he has turned out to be one of the best midfielders in the world.”

“You can look at that and think ‘maybe in six, seven years, you could be up there as well’.”

Danny came to Newcastle in the summer on a £2M move from Liverpool, and it appears he was the only player that then manager Kevin Keegan was instrumental in bringing to the club over the summer.

And with the suspension and then injury to Joey Barton, Danny has had an extended run in the first team and has formed a more than decent partnership with Nicky Butt, although Joe Kinnear will be strengthening that area of the team in the January transfer window.

Guthrie continued:

“It’s good to play with someone like Nicky. He’s been there and done it.”

“I am still only 21, so I can keep learning from him. I am really enjoying playing with him. It’s a good partnership we are building.”

“When I was at Manchester United, you always watched the first-team games – and he was the one playing alongside Paul Scholes, Roy Keane and top players like that.”

“I wouldn’t have thought I would be playing alongside him a few years on.”

Nicky Butt and Danny will be important players for Newcastle this afternoon, as we try to get two wins on the trot for the first time in the league this season, and only our third win at home under Joe Kinnear, since he arrived in late September.

Guthrie continued and talked about the tough game today:

“It’s a big game; it’s at home, and we are coming in off a 3-0 win – so we are really confident.”“But Spurs are playing well as well.”

“They are a good side and they have had a new manager take over recently, so they have got their boost as well.”

“We are too good to be fighting a relegation battle, and the way the table is at the moment you can climb very quickly.”

“If we can get out of this Christmas period with a few wins, that would set us up nicely.”

It’s very important that Newcastle put in a good display today, and hopefully get the win, as there are signs that Newcastle fans think we may have more than a decent squad when February rolls around, and Joe has done his squad strengthening.

In any case January is shaping up to be an exciting month for Newcastle fans everywhere.

Comments very welcome.



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13 comments so far

  • Gateshead Mag.

    Dec 21, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Cracking little player imo.
    Would like to see him and Barton together.

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  • NUFutureCowboy

    Dec 21, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #2

    come on the TOON. lets kick the spuds arse’s.

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  • GOERDIE IN NORWAY

    Dec 21, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #3

    7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 will do

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  • Bill F (Original)

    Dec 21, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Geordie in Norway, why do you want to see the spuds score? Are you a closet spuds fan. 🙂

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  • k k forever

    Dec 21, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #5

    BILL F THINK HE RUBBIN IT IN WEN WE BEAT THEM 7 1 97 ITHINK

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  • najikhin

    Dec 21, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #6

    10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 10-1

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  • Sav

    Dec 21, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #7

    “Guthrie said: “When I was growing up, the top midfielders were the Keanes and the Vieiras, and the Gerrards and the Lampards were coming through.”

    – classic case of pluralitis, unless Danny is cross-eyed.

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  • The Entertainers

    Dec 21, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Guthrie an outstanding player for his age and i have Liverpool friends who cant believe they let him go over the likes of Lucas!

    Dont understand why hes not in the under 21’s!

    Keep it up Danny, havent worked out whether you’d be a better defensive midfielder or an attacking one?

    Still plenty time for the details.

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  • Sav

    Dec 21, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #9

    Any news of Oba’s MOT yesterday?

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  • Bill F (Original)

    Dec 21, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Yeah I realise that, but when did we beat them 10-1, today would be good although I’d still like a clean sheet so I would settle for 1-0.

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  • bruTOOOON

    Dec 21, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #11

    good player, i hope either him or barton will replace butt as a DM next season.

    good player and still young

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  • AndyT

    Dec 21, 2008 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Stuff AM/DM I like Jonas because he works box to box. I like Barton because he works box to box. Butt used to work box to box when he had the legs for it at Man U. I think Guthrie and Barton together will be a very good pairing in midfield, and if sensibly managed, for a good 6/7 years. Butt is good cover for one of them for another year, but not much longer. Geremi likewise, but we could do with another solid box to box CM coming in in Jan.

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  • kevin Nichol

    Dec 21, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #13

    we got back to back league wins against west brom & villa ed m8…..and again today now…. cmon

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