Danny Guthrie On Loan To Nottingham Forest?

The Daily Mail is reporting today that Newcastle are ready to release Danny Guthrie on loan.

Danny Guthrie – on loan to Nottingham Forest?

The 23 year-old Newcastle midfielder Danny Guthrie is reported to be going out on loan through the end of the season, in an effort to help Forest gain promotion to the Premier league.

Nottingham Forest are in a slump right now, having won just one of their last five games, but why on earth would Newcastle loan out one the players they may need for the run-in to the Premier League?

Newcastle already loaned out Wayne Routledge to QPR in January, and sold Andy Carroll on the last day of the window, without bringing in a suitable replacement, so this move also  sounds strange to us – if it’s true.

Newcastle are already short of central midfielders, with Alan Smith for for the season, but on loan Stephen Ireland should be fit in a week or two.

This seems like a move that could certainly help Nottingham Forest, but leave Newcastle weak should some key midfielders be injured or suspended over the last three months of the season.

Danny joined Newcastle from Liverpool in the summer of 2008, for around £2M from Liverpool, and has since played 81 times for Newcastle with 7 goals.

This season the Shrewsbury-born player has appeared only 11 times, but was injured for the first few months of the season.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is keen for the younger players to get games out on loan, but Danny can still do a job through the end of the season for the Magpies, so we would be surprised if this news is accurate.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • daneevz

    Feb 28, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #1

    ummmm? wheres the sense?

  • daneevz

    Feb 28, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #2

    sayin at is vuckic still injured? or can we use him wanna see him get a couple of games. but sayin that we could use guthrie on the right as i dunno whats happened to joey?

  • lloydie780

    Feb 28, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #3

    We have Ben Arfa, Vuckic, Ireland and Gosling back v.soon. Taylor + Ben Arfa + Gutti can play right wing leaving Barton to play centre midfield if needed. Also Lua Lua when fit can play right wing and Pardew has said he has him in mind for the first team. So loaning Guthrie out does make sense to an extent

  • boing123

    Feb 28, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Hasn’t the transfer deadline passed? I still rate Guthrie as a player. Offers us more options with his creativity (in contrast to Nolan’s box-to-box play and Tiote’s defensive midfield role).

  • daneevz

    Feb 28, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #5

    championship teams can loan outside the window. As for this makin sense all these players are nearly fit theres no actual date for there return and will take some time to get to full fitness dunno bout lualua dunno wen he be bk if at all this season.Id rather keep the lad

  • lesh

    Feb 28, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #6
  • john_cena163

    Feb 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Good player, but injuries killd his form.

  • tdt

    Feb 28, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #8
  • Lee Dodd

    Feb 28, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Daily Mail – Here we Go Again – Wooden Spoon Brigade !!!!!!!!!! After Ryan Taylors Sending of we Need all The Bodies we can again !!!!!!

  • clinta2

    Feb 28, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #10

    The lad definately needs more playing time as he was a better player when playing week in week out for bolton on loan then he has been since for us.

    That said, it may be a risk with all the nearly fit brigade yet to be fit, though I don;t think he’ll feature again this season so why not, give him some games elsewhere and see how he looks in the summer.

    I’ve been surprised with people on here singing his praises at times as I don’t really think, in the long run, he’s good enough, but currently a worthy squad member/ back up.

  • Spotlight Kid

    Feb 28, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #11

    Lesh @ 6

    I never doubted Hughton or his choices, and was one of the VERY few on here that saw Best as being a very sound buy – and his pre-season injury when finding his form was a real blow.

    However as for doubting this Pardew bloke, absolutely. He is an opportunist riding Hoots’ coat tails as the team remains the Championship XI minus Carroll plus Tiote (who was Hoots’ man as well). Ben Arfa also – a Hoots purchase.

    He’s inherited a squad and system, and as long as it remains intact he can tinker and fiddle and claim credit (which he does daily), but we are stuffed if he has to do any real thinking. Hoot’s saved our bacon, in return the club roasted his.

    Too many on this blog (Ed above everyone) undervalued Hoots, and the fact is it is Hoots’ spirit currently keeping us on track. Nowt to do with Pardew, he is just an self-publicising auto pilot.

    But just as when SBR left and his system gradually unravelled under Souness, the same is going to happen here under Pardew (who isn’t half the manager even the clumsy Souness was).

  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Feb 28, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #12

    A decent squad player but not good enough for the EPL, lacks pace and versatility.
    Wish him good luck at Forest.

  • ToonBry

    Feb 28, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #13

    I think this is really good news. Guthrie was ok last year in the Championship but CANNOT play in the premier league. He has been awful in almost every game he has played. I think this is a good move by Pardew, as lloydie780 said above Pardew knows that we have Ben Arfa, Gossling, Ireland and Vuckic back soon and we already have Nolan, Barton, Tiote, Gutti etc and all are far far better than Guthrie. All he will do is sit on the bench and never get game time. At least if he’s at Forest he will get some game time then Pardew can see how he does till the Summer then decide whether to sell him or not.

  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Feb 28, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #14

    why are people saying hatem ben arfa is back in 2 weeks. ?

    alan pardew said :

    “we should all calm down he is a long way from playing, he hasn’t trained yet, he hasn’t even kicked a ball yet. If he plays before the end of the season ill be delighted”

    so he looks a long way from playing ?

  • supervil

    Feb 28, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #15

    Ben Arfa’s not back til April. Everyone knows that.

    As for Guthrie, I hope he’s farmed out on loan. He needs to get match sharpness, match practice… but most importantly… match confidence.

    He seems to really lack it. I forget the game, but it was one at home recently, he absolutely bossed the midfield and played with real guts. It was great to see.

    People forget how good he was for us last year in the Championsh!t. He needs some time and he’ll be another good squad player. Let’s not forget the squad players we got rid of far too quickly that could’ve done a job (Lee Clark, Steve Watson… AARON HUGHES).

  • Ghali

    Feb 28, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Sounds like a good deal in my opinion.its a win win win for all three parties. Danny boy can get some playing time and experience,Forest will get a player with good championship experience,and Newcastle will give one of their player the chance to evolve a bit.no harm done for anybody unless he gets injured


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