Danny Guthrie – We Now Control Our Own Destiny

Danny Guthrie really wanted to play in the game against Middlesbrough, and it must have shown in practice last week, as Alan Sherarer started Danny Guthrie out wide right in midfield, in a 4-4-2 formation.


Danny Guthrie – had good game and some great corners on Monday night

And Danny put in some great crosses on Monday night, and of course found Steven Taylor with a great corner after just 9 minutes that leveled the scores, and Steven almost broke the net.

Danny is a very good player in the making, and we think Alan will start Guthrie again on Saturday, because not only is he in good form, but the lad is really up for the fight.

As as we pointed out earlier today, we are still perilously close to the drop and are really joint 3rd bottom right now. And that’s after winning on Monday night

Danny Guthrie is rightly refusing to get carried away by just one win, which by the way was the first home win since we beat Tottenham 2-1 in December, with a last minute goal from Damien Duff.

Danny talked about the upcoming and vital Fulham game:

“We have to go out and perform against a good Fulham side,” “This win over Middlesbrough will mean nothing if we don’t get something – we probably need to win again.”

“We proved that we can do it under pressure (against Middlesbrough) so we’ll be confident going into the game on Saturday.”

“It wasn’t nice as all the teams around us played at the weekend and you’re hoping they lose, but now it’s in our hands, we control our own destiny so we have to go out against Fulham and win again.”

We had quite a few heroes on Monday night in the side with Martins, Lovenkrands, Taylor and Viduka just four of them, and we want to see even more heroes on Saturday night – we  must get that win.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.


10 comments so far

  • DJG

    May 14, 2009 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Lets hopefully get 3 points off Fulham and effectively ensure our survival. Thankfully Hull, Boro and West Brom have hard games and we have a superior goal difference.

  • DJG

    May 14, 2009 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #2

    I think Guthrie suits the wide right position in midfield because of his fitness and crossing ability on the ball. He is also good at corners, better than Ryan Taylor the so called expert.
    From one DG to another WELL DONE! 🙂

  • Aussie Magpie Fan

    May 14, 2009 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #3

    Somebody should of let the Danny and the team know that their destiny has been in their own hands all season long….

  • Tom_Toon

    May 14, 2009 at 4:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Mon the Guth.

  • Danish_Magpie

    May 14, 2009 at 5:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Keep the same line-up from the Boro match (as I don’t think Martins will be fully fit).

    Annoying that Manure didn’t lose/tie last night… it looked like they would for a while. Now Arsenal have to beat them on the weekend, which I don’t see happening.. Then they will be champions and field a shite team against Hull. So now, we have to beat Fulham, and hope Bolton beat Hull. We could be safe after this weekend! That would be nice, as we could then travel to Villa and secure mathematical safety with a draw..

  • tripp

    May 14, 2009 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #6

    Yeah, was hoping Wigan would at least get a draw, but in my heart of hearts I new it wouldn’t happen. Manure’s worst side is still superior to Hull. Hopefully it won’t matter by then. The weekend is critical… but then again, every weekend has been critical for at least a month. If I’m honest, I’m more worried about the Baggies than Hull. They’re in good form where as Hull have gotten very used to losing.

    Wish we had the 4 points we lost to Stoke and Wigan at home in the dying minutes of those games. Life would be a lot more comfortable right now…

  • Brutooon

    May 14, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #7

    Stick the same lineups against Fulham…

    Lovenkrands would replace Jonas, but i still prefer Jonas to start and Lovenkrands+Martin to be our SUPERSUBS….

  • Rodzilla

    May 14, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #8

    If only the whole squad had realised they’ve been in “control of their own destiny” since August 17th 2008

  • Toon Graeme

    May 14, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Rodzilla –

    Agree mate. Nowt like a relegation battle to open ones eyes!!!!

  • Rodzilla

    May 14, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #10

    …yep indeed Graeme, I think it’s our mid-table obscurity over the last few years that’s maybe contributed to this player apathy thing.

    I can remember the last day of the season a few years back when I was sh1tnit over us getting a UEFA cup slot (which we did). We’ve needed to lose this ‘ain’t gona get into top 4, ain’t gona get relegated’ mentality for a while. Maybe this is the kick up the @rse we (players right through to board level) have needed.

    I’ve got my fingers, legs and eyes crossed at the moment in the hope that we stay up. Just keep yer heeds above watta lads, and fight for the top 6 next year, instead of the bottom 6!



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