Danny Guthrie Fired Up For Stoke Game This Afternoon


One of our favorite young players at Newcastle is 21 year-old Danny Guthrie, whom we bought from Liverpool for peanuts in the summer, and he was having a very good first season before he injured his groin in January, and is only now coming back into the action.

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Danny Guthrie – good acquisition for Newcastle this season

Danny is now fully fit and was withdrawn from the Reserves game last Monday with a knee injury, just as a precaution, and he is fit for today and should see some action during the game tonight.

Now Guthrie seems ready for the titanic battle which will take place at the Britannia Stadium and he told the Evening Chronicle:

“It will be a heck of a battle.” “Everyone knows what Stoke are about – they are strong at home, and they have a good support behind them.”

“We are going to be in for a battle, but it is a game we need to take something from.”

And of course for one so young, Danny Guthrie already has plenty of experience of relegation battles, after helping Bolton Wanderers stay up last season, alongside Kevin Nolan, when they pulled away in the last several games to safety.

Danny added:

“I was at Bolton in a similar position to where I am now at Newcastle.” “Every game seems like a final you have to win. It is not a nice position to be in, but it is what it is.”

“It is time for big players, and players like myself, to stand up and make ourselves count.”

Danny is right and it has to be captain Michael Owen and Nicky Butt as two players who have to stand up and be counted in the run-in. We know Habib Beye will do that, as he showed us last week when he turned in an excellent performance, out of position at center-back, and could well be used there by Alan, maybe for the rest of the season, to shore up the defense.

We expect Michael Owen to have been boosted by a man who he freely admits he looks up to, in the great Alan Shearer. Guthrie is hoping the former Liverpool and Real Madrid man can turn it on in the next seven games and get some goals for the team – and that’s certainly what we need.

Danny continued:

“Guys like Michael are putting the work in to drag us young lads through it.”

“You need guys like Nicky Butt and him to get us through.”

“I am sure they will be a big help.”

While there’s an awful lot now at stake for Alan Shearer, who has come in selflessly to try to save his home-town club, there’s also something at stake for Michael too, because if we can stay in the Premier league, then Alan can surely get the best out of Michael Owen.

We would expect Michael to sign a new contract at Newcastle if we stay up and Alan’s the new boss, and that will electrify the Newcastle fans.

If Shearer cannot get the best out of Owen now, then nobody else can – it’s as simple as that, and at least Michael looked good in the first half last week against Chelsea, and was always looking for the ball.

But goals is what we need from Michael today – goals and then more goals.

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177 comments so far

  • Greg B

    Apr 11, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #1

    I would like to think the whole squad is fires up for this and every game!!!

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  • Greg B

    Apr 11, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #2

    ‘fired’

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 11, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Saw Danny on Monday night and before he went off he was without a doubt on fire. attacked forward and backtracked and stuck on Petrov and benjani like a stink on sh*t.

    You could see the passion in his face and I do hope he starts.

    We need to be upfor it big style. No more excuses now or half ar$ed performances. All 11 need to step up and beat the Potters.

    Dont forget we were spanking them 2 – 0 at one point I recall and then they drew with we.

    HOWAY THE LADS!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 11, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Anyone else got the butterfly effect yet?

    Hope the internet connection is ok tonight.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Heellllooooooo.

    I hate working bank holiday saturday!!!!

    Bored aint the word.

    Least Liverpool are Beating fat sams blue and white army.

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  • Craigg

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Toongraeme have you seen the attack minded line up the fat man has put out?

    6 defenders and 2 defensive midfielders

    He is a grade one clown

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Craigg – Nah mate. Following on BBC live text but its as boring as Fat Sam so can well imagine – well that tactic worked didnt it.

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  • G 2

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #8

    “stink on shit”

    Apologise for that disgusting comment.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Ronaldo on bench v Scumland

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  • G 2

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Fergie a twat. Bet scumderland get something.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #11

    G 2 – Expression with insinuated meaning – not apologising at all

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #12

    or non should I say

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #13

    G 2 – Manure will spank the scum. Roanaldo will be rested for next weeks Champions league match. Tactical. Fergie cant afford to loose today.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #14

    If we win we will stay up I think.

    The more I think about it the more I’m convinced our defence will let us down again!

    I’m cracking open the tinnies and getting pissed while I watch the ridiculously anti Toon Setanta(specially Mcmanaman)

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  • Johno Toon

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #15

    stink on shit…that is quaility! that has made me chuckle

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  • Ben_BKK

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #16

    It would be typical if Manure didn’t beat Sunderland today, but I bloody well hope they do.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Stuart79

    Redknapp is even worse on Sky, hates Newcastle and is so so biased towards Liverpool

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #18

    I think they are all biased – Andy Gray – how he changed when Chelski starting beating the pool.

    As for ITV’s football coverage – well sh*te. During the England match dribbling on about Peter Crouch’s football excellence and how he is a master tactition on the pitch and able to anticipate the game – utter spouted balls.

    Strange how Jamie Redknapp hold the spuds is such high regard! I wonder why.

    We need to proove them all wrong!

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #19

    I just hope Sir Les is on too. He talks sense!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 11, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Im reduced to laptop. Was gonna go to mother in laws but that changed.

    Hope iraqgoals stays up ok. Normally its pants

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Toon Greame

    I’d rather be in Iraq that the mother in laws!

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #22

    Than

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Stuart79 🙂

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Today:

    Scumberland – loose
    West Brom – Loose
    Middlesbrough – Loose

    The results we can pray for.

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  • geist

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #25

    boro scored…sh*t

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  • Toon_Factor

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Boro winning NOOOO

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  • Johno Toon

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #27

    I only like been in the mother laws when im dropping the little lad over to be baby sat! like tonight!

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  • ben-nufc

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #28

    boro winning wouldnt b tht bad as it wud drag hull closer 2 us

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #29

    Boro beating Hull 1-0!

    This would be a good result for us as it brings Hull further into the Sh1t.

    The only problm with it is that we would start against Stoke 2nd bottom.

    What effect would that have on the team? Positive?

    Dunno, but I think Hull are our biggest hope of staying up!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #30

    Thats not the worst news. Its a long 90 mins – just makes our winning all the more important.

    Dont get too disheartened lads.

    Keep the faith.

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  • Johno Toon

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #31

    boro are shite tho so they will concede , not worried about them

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Maybe a draw might be the best result

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  • geist

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #33

    damn ruined my super six golden goal thing. I had 13th min.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Come on Toon less waffle I am tired of it..if we can’t get 3 points today I will be gutted and have to get totally wasted.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Although if we win I don’t give a flying fck what happens with Boro!

    We must win!

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  • workyticket

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #36

    Toon Graeme // Apr 11, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    “Im reduced to laptop. Was gonna go to mother in laws but that changed.

    Hope iraqgoals stays up ok. Normally its pants”

    It’s on Veetle (the best) Graeme if you can’t watch it on Setanta. Quality picture, stable, english commentary, Warren Barton in the pundit’s chair etc … Divven’t worry!

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #37

    Boro 1 all!!!!

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  • Toon_Factor

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Anyone got a link to Sunderland game. Get in Hull!!!

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Draw would be good all round result for us!

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  • Johno Toon

    Apr 11, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #40

    get in hull

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