Danny Guthrie Comes In From The Cold At Newcastle

Newcastle fans can take some solace in the fact that we will soon be seeing the very best of Dan Gosling, and Ben Arfa should be returning to training within two to three weeks.

Danny Guthrie – good to see youngster get a good game in again

They will seem like new players to Newcastle, even if Alan signs nobody in January.

And it was really good to see 23 year-old  Danny Guthrie come on yesterday and get the job dome for Newcastle,  in place of the injured Alan Smith.

Danny needed that game to re-establish himself as a potential first-teamer after his nightmare game at West Brom in early December, while Chris Hughton was still the Newcastle manager.

Alan Pardew may be rethinking who he wants to bring in during January – if anybody –  and he seemed pleased with Danny Guthrie’s performance yesterday:

“Danny Guthrie was disappointed not to play against Stevenage. but he’s come in and put in a performance like that when we needed him,”

“Alan Smith also did very well when he came on and it was hard to tell the difference between what was our first-choice team and what was out there against Sunderland with Cheik and Andy missing.”

For the record, Danny was signed from Liverpool in the summer of 2008, for around £2M,  and has so far appeared 77 times for Newcastle with 7 goals.

And news today that maybe a player or two may be on their way out of Newcastle in January, with reports that Wigan Athletic, Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff all interested in Magpies winger Wayne Routledge.

Unless Pardew can bring in another winger as a replacement, we’d be very surprised if Routledge is allowed to leave Newcastle in January.

Comments welcome, but please respect other reader’s opinions.

19 comments so far

  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #1

    well played guthrie .. looks like he’s put the last appearance out of his mind ..

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Routledge will be leaving.

  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #3

    routledge leaving means we need 2 wingers a RW and LW ..strange to let him go now ..

  • BonVoyageBenny

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Glad to see that the young lad can hold his own against the more experienced midfielders. He impressed me last season in the championship, where I felt he was heads and shoulders above the rest, a real class performer. This season I don’t feel he’s had his chance, with Tiote coming in, and Barton and Nolan in the form of their lives. At least we know we have back up in the form of Danny, and if need be Alan Smith.

  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #5

    BonVoyageBenny .. agreed but his last game under hughton was a complete shocker .. still hope he’s got stronger after than .. looks like it based on sunday..

  • BeeGuy

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #6

    How did Sunderland score? Don’t blame anyone but Dan Gosling. He paniced and ran into the middle where Barton & Guthrie had things under control which left his wing wide open for the shot that rebounded into the net. Let’s see if he raises his hand the way Carroll did after leaving K Jones to get a free header into the NUFC goal.

  • HaZ-NUFC

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #7

    i like Guthrie he is a good player and is the only player who can get on the ball and make things happen, last year he was probs the best player in my opinion and yesterday when he came on it made the team stronger hope fully pardew will give him a run of games.

  • jwheelie12

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Routledge should leave, his performance against Stevenage was truly pathetic, he can’t cross, and he isnt even that fast, and he’s really strong (not)

  • Brutooon

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Guthrie is better than Alan Smith – even a blind man can notice that

    Alan Smith injured = Gosling and Guthrie chance to shine

  • toonry13

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #10

    good job by guthrie yesterday after the shocker at WB. with gosling coming back we have cover for tiote and it gives us something different in the middle of the field(much better option than smith)
    if routledge is going, maybe his move could finance a move for kranjcar or the southhampton player
    is kadar and ferguson not good enough cover for enrique?would you look for experienced cover or hope for someone in the mould of van aanholt?
    i read a few weeks ago that vuckic was injured but he has been included in the squad lists but hasnt played for reserves or made the bench for us either. hope he gets a few more opportunities this season. our team looks good for the future as long as our youngsters keep on improving + a few additions

  • arfa chance

    Jan 17, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #11

    no middle ground with guthrie, he is either good or crap. Agree with the post with Gosling but thats just match practice.

  • jwheelie12

    Jan 17, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #12

    correct Brutooon, Alan Smith was my man of the match for us yesterday. By going off injured, he saved us from a sure defeat.

  • Toon XI

    Jan 17, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #13

    arfa chance // Jan 17, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    I agree about Gosling. I’m not angry with him as I think he’ll be fantastic for us in the future. He needs match time to get his decisionmaking back in order. Yesterday, he made a fatal error in the 93rd minute by turning to the middle after receiving that pass from Nolan and not taking it the sideline and corner. When he lost possession the break started for SAFC. Then on the same break, you are correct in that he came inside and left his man on the wing unmarked. Two fatal errors all in a 30 second stretch was our undoing. I like Gosling and I think we’ll all be pleased once he plays on a regular basis. Such is football…

  • MT

    Jan 17, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #14

    i don’t surprise Routledge will be leaving.he just a
    Championship player,so sell him and get the other

  • Toon XI

    Jan 17, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Was it me or was Jonas absolute rubbish yesterday? He seems to be having more off days than good days lately. I wouldn’t mind him seeing the bench for a couple of games to get him motivated again.

  • Nufcboy88

    Jan 17, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Good perfomance from Danny G, i like him as a player he does lack pace but he is a playmaker and can make things happen with his passing ability. He should have started the game in my mind instead of alan smith. Maybe thats something alan pardew should b doing this january. Get smith out the club and bring in someone younger with potential.

  • balubas1

    Jan 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Guthrie sucks!

    It is that simple!

    He gets in his clever pass now and then, but all in all he is not cut out for the premier league.

    He gets outrun and outmuscled all the time.

    I saw he completed about 3 clever passes after he came in, but also noticed him being to weak and slow and loose the ball over 3 times!

    We could have done more damage by putting Routledge on the wing against Bardsley and moving Joey in central. Joey has a quite free role in midfield anyways. Also it would give Joey more freedom in passing as Routledge actually has the pace to reach longer passes.

    Guthrie is crap in the premier league, but good in the championship. End of!

  • Brutooon

    Jan 18, 2011 at 5:39 AM

    Comment #18

    balubas1: Alan Smith also did 3 passes but in a combine 40 games!

    Guthrie still got time to improve, he is still 23 yrs old.

  • The Entertainers

    Jan 18, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #19

    We have a good core of under 25’s at the club now:
    Taylor, Krul, Foster, Ferguson, Kadar, Guthrie, Tiote, Ben Arfa, Vukic, Carroll, Best and Ranger. There’s some talent and being under 25 means potentially they haven’t peaked.
    I’m starting to buy into the clubs policy of new signings. Yes it’s bloody frustrating but we appear to be more successful than not in the transfer Market.


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