Guthrie Has No Regrets Joining Newcastle

Danny Guthrie joined Newcastle from Liverpool last August and it’s been  a torrid time for the 23 year-old these last 12 months.


Guthrie – happy with Newcastle move

The fee was estimated to be £2M, so that’s a good deal with Danny continuing to improve.

Danny has so far appeared 31 times (27 starts) for Newcastle with 4 goals.

The Shrewsbury born 23 year-old said today:

“I left Liverpool to get first-team football and despite everything I’ve not regretted it. It was a tough decision to move on in the first place and it was a difficult first season at Newcastle.”

“But I’m really enjoying it again and hopefully we can get this club back to where it belongs.”

“I think the biggest worry we have is injuries and suspension. The squad is too thin. We need some good luck with injuries and we should just about be okay.”

We remember Danny saying last season that to be a great midfielder he would need to score more goals – just like Gerrard and Lampard do.

And it looks like he’s making some progress in that area, having already scored twice in 4 games this campaign, and that equals  his goals total for the whole of last season.

We expect great things from Guthrie this season.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • Bill F

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #1

    I have been very impressed with him, his skill and attitude are top notch and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him getting a call up for England in the near future. Obviously being in the EPL would enhance his prospects, so we had better get back there quickly otherwise he could become another transfer target for bigger clubs such as Wigan and Hull. (Thats a joke by the way)
    I thought he performed well last season in the EPL and was one of the (few) success stories.

  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #2

    With encouragent, Danny like many others will flourish in this league and I’m sure will go on to greater heights – hopefully with Newcastle United.

  • mylestoon

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #3

    ye i always thought danny was quality and has some amazing skill. He will be our gerrard/lampard in a few years.

  • Toon_Army

    Sep 3, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #4

    I agree Bill, he is a classy player in the gerrard / Lampard mould and is still young… He always gives his all and is consistant with his performances, never seen him have a bad game… Injuries and his team mates have let him down…

  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #5

    i would say more like rob lee

  • milburn

    Sep 3, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #6

    i sit in front of his mam & dad at the match. He looks like he could kill you bare handed and she looks like she comes from a village for local people. Still- produced a canny footy player though. Started his career at Royston Vasey juniors.

  • Dragonera

    Sep 3, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #7

    I have had high hopes for him since the first time i saw him play in a Toon shirt. He made some fantastic passes and it seemed to come naturally for him. Never really fazed by the big matches and he has a lot of potential.

  • Ross

    Sep 3, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Got alot of time for Guthrie, have since the day he turned up. Calm on the ball and distributes it well, a good passer. Excellent to see him getting on the scoresheet aswell like. Not just him actually-how satisfying is it to see goals being scored from midfield in general!?

    Could be excellent for us considering he’s still only 23 like, seems to have made a positive impact in the CCC thus far anyway!


    Sep 3, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Good passer, good shooter, great corner taker and works hard will be an excellent midfielder for years to come.

    We’ve got some promising young players :


    Can all be excellent players over the next 5 years.

  • Bill F

    Sep 3, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Milburn, very good, LMAO. 🙂

  • Macas35

    Sep 3, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #11

    milburn – For your sake I hope they’re not reading this blog!

  • Ross

    Sep 3, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Welshmag-Add to your list the likes of Donaldson, Lua Lua, Kadar, Tozer, Forster..and then you can look at the youths and we’ve got players with potential there aswell. The one thing we cant knock about this catastrophic Ashley regime is that christ knows how, but we’ve managed to bring in some serious youngsters like.

  • Dragonera

    Sep 3, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Anyone else seen that our promising youngster, Doninger is out for like 2 months with a broken hand? Sad times

  • cagne

    Sep 3, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #14

    Good job we’ve got the likes of Guthrie and Nolan, to help the young guns over the coming months. When our trip to Cardiff comes round next weekend it starts a 7 match run within 20 days before the next break. That is really going to test our resolve and fitness.

  • Trent Toon

    Sep 3, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #15

    Good player- 3x better than butt! Im annoyed we didn’t get rid of nicky butt!!

  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #16

    these are the type of players we need young and hungry. this is the future of football.

  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #17

    and milburn @6 and Re Macas35 @11 “For your sake I hope they’re not reading this blog”I am and will look out for you next match!

    Maybe they have read it Milburn!

  • Mark-o

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Na Na Na NA Na Na Na Nicky Nicky Butt will make a canny ‘last 20 mins’ player when we’re trying to hold a lead away from home. But thats all he is.
    Guthrie is class like plus he’s still learning. Him and Smudger should walk this league.

  • pubcat

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #19

    I’m shamelessly picking up this link to post off-topic. I mentioned it before, but I’d love to see us get Solano one more time.

    He’s at Universitario de Deportes and 34, coming up to 35 in December but he’d be great for a year’s contract with us again, and then move into the coaching squad. In fact he could help with the coaching right now because he might only play 15 or 20 games, but would still be useful for us and is a great character. His game is the type that means age is not so important. He’d be good cover for right back, at least in the Championship.
    Okay, it’s not the way forward to employ over-age players but a very experienced head amongst a lot of youngsters in the squad couldn’t hurt. Hell, how long did Maldini play beyond 34?!

    I know he left us for family reasons, but he must be further away from his kids than ever right now.

    Just a thought! An irrelevant one because it won’t happen though.

  • milburn

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #20

    better put me groucho marks disguise on next home game then

  • Bill F

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Dragonera, not the broken hand thing again, why does that stop him playing?

  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #22

    You got it Milburn, Guthrie’s dad’d never spot you in that.

  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Ah but a nice thought Pubcat – he’d be steady head with international credibility too.

  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #24

    In fact, instead of the Groucho Marx disguise, you could dress up as one of the Village People and ingratiate yourself with his ma.

    Better still, the invisble man?

  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #25

    PS – 24 was intended for MIlburn

  • ginkoh

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Guthrie s Prm class player, no doubt about that.

  • ark13y

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #27

    It’s actually Jonny Godsmark who’s broke his hand I think.


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