Newcastle United Like A Wounded Animal – Guthrie

Danny Guthrie has warned bottom of the league Plymouth Argyle today, that they face a wounded animal at St James’ Park tomorrow.

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Danny Guthrie – Newcastle is like a wounded animal – watch out Pilgrims!

The 22 year-old midfielder is expected to come through big time for Newcastle this season, and Danny is convinced that losing at Blackpool was merely a temporary setback.

Guthrie has been the goal hero at St James’s Park with goals against Leicester City and Huddersfield Town, told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Sooner or later we are going to impose our style on people.” “We’ll attack them and a few of our chances will go in.”

“With the tempo of our play we will shine through.” “Especially at home.” “It’s a place where we can score a few.”

“We’ll take any win at the moment though rather than having backs to the wall.”

Guthrie has always said that to be a world-class player like Lampard and Gerrard, he has to score goals from his midfield positon, and is aiming to get into double figures this season.

Danny said:

“There is no better place to play.” “Everybody wants to score game-winning goals.”  “Hopefully I can keep it up.” “But as long as we’re winning I don’t care who scores.”

“It was Coloccini at Cardiff and Carroll at Blackpool, so we are spreading them around.” “We’re doing well at the moment overall, we have nicked a couple of 1-0s and there have been different scorers.”

“The only thing I want to see us do is kill games off earlier and not have the 10 or so minutes at the end where we are being pushed back.”

Newcastle are hoping for another big Championship crowd against the Pilgrims on Saturday, but unfortunately the defeat against mid-table Blackpool may impact the size of the crowd.

The biggest crowd of the season is the  near 44,000 gate for the game with Sheff Wednesday last month, which the lads won 1-0.

Guthrie hopes to see some attendances hit the 50,000 mark before the season is out, and we’re syure we’ll have some sell-outs at home, if the lads can continue their push for promotion, although results like last Wednesday’s were a huge disappointment for fans who are sick of an under-performing Newcastle from last season.

The Coca Cola Championship biggest ever crowd was  set by Sunderland in 2007, when they attracted 44,448 against Burnley – so we should be able to beat that several times this season, as long as we continue to remain at or near the top of the league.

Guthrie continued:

“The more the better.” “If we keep winning at home the fans will keep coming and it also will keep us up there.”

“They are a huge help in the home games.” “Look at Leicester and Sheff Wed they were very close games but we edged them.”

“They get us through it.”

We need a win tomorrow, and we should be able to do that tomorrow afternoon, against bottom of the table Plymouth Argyle.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Big Dave

    Sep 18, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #1


  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 18, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #2

    danny i a class act, him smith and the bull are my favourite players this year

  • Big Dave

    Sep 18, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Its just a pity that he will allways have to make way for Butt, as we are a far better team with guthrie in it than the pork Butt

  • G

    Sep 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #4

    I still think Butt is an important member of the squad, but I would much rather see Guthrie in there with smith, or Barton if he can pick his game up.

  • lesh

    Sep 18, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #5

    I just wish these guys wouldn’t tempt fate with statements like this!

  • G

    Sep 18, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Too true lesh, the only statement I wish to hear from Newcastle at the minute is Mike ashley pleading ‘Guilty, yerhonour’!

  • Brettoon

    Sep 18, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #7

    As long as Butt doesn’t play we’ll do well on Saturday.

  • Big Dave

    Sep 18, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #8

    G I agree that Butt can still be an important member of the squad, He could carry the drinks etc at training lol, and also Barton doesnt seem to be fully fit. Thats why I think CH should have the balls to drop them while we have better younger players at the min ie guthrie and R Taylor. at a time when we would like to see some of the younguns get a go ie Vukic lua lua etc but that wont happen when butt and co get picked regardless

  • G

    Sep 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Barton has deffo looked 3 yards too slow to me Big Dave. I would agree that he should be dropped like a cheating girlfriend. Barton has never looked comfortable on the wing either, I would maybe give Rtaylor a run on the left wing at his expense (how bad can he be?) and stick Guthrie on the right, where he played quite a few games in the prem. That would allow a smith / nolan central midfield and push lovernkrands up front just behind a dedicated striker such as ranger / carroll.

  • Stuart79

    Sep 18, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Butt’s a pile of sh1te and even the Championship is too quick for him!

  • Big Dave

    Sep 18, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #11

    G well it wont be long before we find out if CH is capable of dropping them but im not holding my breath . and you touched on pushing loven up to support Ranger or Carrol I would agree as I think leaving either up front with no support is going to be bad for there confidence

  • G

    Sep 18, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #12

    Eloquently put Stuart79, as always.

  • G

    Sep 18, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #13

    I think we need a player in the ‘hole’ as it used to be known. Somebody to link play from the midfield to the attack. We could do with a young Peter Weirdsley for the job, but sadly, they broke the mold. I reckon Lover will do the job just fine in this division like.

  • lesh

    Sep 18, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #14

    G: Stuart79’s arrived and we’re just waiting for Keates, Byron and Shelly now.

    When they arrive, we’ll be treated to an afternooon of beautiful prose with Stuart leading off.

  • lesh

    Sep 18, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #15

    G @6:

    It’s just a pity there’s nowhere to transport ne’er-do-wells to these days.

  • Colombus

    Sep 18, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #16

    G, I read in another of these threads that Carlos Vela could be an option for us. I personally love that suggestion! He would be an amazing signing and is the kind of player that can add to the creative factor in our squad! Giovanni Dos Santos is another available option! These players can both be used as link-up-players or strikes playing around a targetman like Ranger,Carroll and Ameobi


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