Danny Guthrie May Be Going Out On Loan

It seems that Nottingham Forest are keen on getting Newcastle’s Danny Guthrie on loan for the rest of the season.

Danny Guthrie – oh no – they’re sending me to Nottingham Forest!

There was news a few weeks ago that Danny was to have a loan spell at Nottingham Forest, but that was said to be not true by manager Alan Pardew, at the time.

The news today is reported in the Mirror, but that was the paper who reported yesterday they had inside information that an Indian Billionaire, conveniently unnamed, was about to buy Newcastle for £200M.

But why would Mike Ashley sell for £200M when he’s invested around £250M in the club?

Next time they come up with a story like that,  they should make it a bit more credible – £250M would have been a more believable amount, because Ashley isn’t daft enough – at least in financial terms – to take a loss on Newcastle, when the club seem on their way back to better times.

Roll on next Sunday.

But maybe the Mirror will be a little more accurate with this story about Guthrie.

Certainly 23 year-old Guthrie has not come through too much this season on Tyneside, but it was the latter end of last season that Danny looked so good, and he could do the same again this time around, if he gets a chance of course.

Surely we are still a little short on numbers  in the Newcastle squad to let Danny go out on loan,  since we’ve already allowed Wayne Routledge to return to QPR for the rest of the season and we have Dan Gosling and Ben Arfa maybe out for the season.

We suppose Pardew could allow Danny to join Forest with the proviso that he could be brought back immediately, if Newcastle have some injury problems.

Apparently Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies was looking to take Leicester midfielder Matt Oakley on loan, but that deal has now fallen through, and he’s turned back to Guthrie.

Nottingham Forest are currently sixth in the Championship on 61 points, so they are in a play-off position – just – but of course the team that finished in the last play-off postilion last season – Blackpool – eventually got promoted.

Blackpool finished a full 32 points behind Newcastle in the Championship table last season.

We’re sure that Danny Guthrie would do well at Forest, and certainly help them in their promotion bid this seaosn, but we don’t want to leave our squad too depleted,  since it’s not exactly the biggest squad in the Premier League.

The 23 year-old former Liverpool player has played 81 times for Newcastle,  with 7 goals since signing in August of 2008, and has made 135 first class appearances so far in his career with 8 goals.

Comments welcome.

36 comments so far

  • boztoon

    Mar 14, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #1

    No chance need all the players we have no need to loan anymore players out it’s crazy!
    Routledge should of stayed too at least till end of season it’s all about the squad not just 1st 11 players

  • daneevz

    Mar 14, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #2

    if this happens its f ing crazy!! we have to play our academy players nxt month at this rate!!

  • mattnufc

    Mar 14, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #3


  • Pwnanza

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #4

    No club statements.. No truth, plus its from the mirror so there’s even more reason not to believe it.

    (Daneevz) whats wrong with our academy players? couldn’t do any worse than Guthrie has in his what? 3-5 appearances this season.

    I agree with you Boztoon, Routledge has been quality for QPR so far, and has put in alot of good crosses to shut the haters up for a while.
    wouldn’t like to see him leave as we have no natural right wingers apart from Jonas, who is filling the void on the left. plus i like Routledge, he just works to hard to beat his man and put the cross in.

    any news of Gosling? last I heard he had his second op to remove some scare tissue and should be back in training a few weeks later. its nearly been 3 months (i think) since the news was released.

  • MacToon

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Nothing surprises me here anymore.

    We loan out Routledge when he could be in the starting 11 atm so why not Guthrie, he should be on the right imo atm or is it because jonas is injured so we are willing to lose his cover?

    but as we know he’s much better in the centre but doesn’t look like he’ll get a game there.

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #6

    If anyone is interested they will be discussing the NUFC takeover bit this evening on Legends From 6 pm English time:


  • boztoon

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Who are the legends German Geordie?

  • boztoon

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Sorry visa versa G G

  • MacToon

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Macdonald, bernie Slaven and Micky Horswill boztoon.

    They represent the 3 north east teams on a radio chat show.

  • boztoon

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Cool cheers I may have a listen now I’m back in England

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #11

    The Legends are Malcolm Macdonald (a real pain thinks he knows everything) Bernie Slaven (Ex Boto player) and Micky Horswill (ex Scum)

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Boto 🙁 = Boro.

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #13

    It can be a good laugh.

  • daneevz

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #14

    panzema nothing wrong with our academy but its all about experience my friend! guthrie is far mo experienced

  • daneevz

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #15

    panzema lollol i meant pwnanza

  • boztoon

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Is it just their opinions or do they normally have some inside info or so called “source”.
    I’ll listen n find out I think :0)

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 14, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #17

    boztoon, A bit of both.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 14, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Top Championship player, average in all departments. Sell him at the end of the season, along with: Smith, Xisco, Loven, Ameobi, Raylor, Perch, Routledge. Raising about £10m.

  • AndyMac

    Mar 14, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #19

    coolcatcarter89 says:

    “Top Championship player, average in all departments. Sell him at the end of the season, along with: Smith, Xisco, Loven, Ameobi, Raylor, Perch, Routledge. Raising about £10m”

    Eight players out of a woefully thin squad leaves us 12 players short of a decent squad. Fatman aint gonna do that now is he ?

    In fact Fatman probably wont even buy 6 players in the summer so let’s just hope the takeover rumours have got some “legs”.

  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 14, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #20

    £10m looks a bit optimistic to me, 4m would be closer, they would go the championship where money is very tight and wages have to be considered. Xisco & Routlege will bring in some cash but as for the rest they will be frees or we will be stuck with them.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 14, 2011 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Maybe we could say to QPR, we’ll give you all these players, for Taarabt? 🙂

    I’d value them as follows:

    Smith – zilch
    Xisco – £1m
    Ameobi – £1m
    Guthrie – £2m
    Raylor – £2m
    Loven – £500k
    Perch – £500k
    Routledge – £2m

    Players like Rayl, Guthrie and Perch will have plenty of suitors, been relatively young. Routledge is done. I think Smith, Loven and Xisco will return to their roots. I wish we could trick someone, but we’ll be left with rickety ol’ Ameobi for eternity I feel, if I’m honest. That’d be £8m.

    All we need is, a clean bill of health at the beginning of next season, and 6 signings. When was the last time we had everyone available? Has it ever happened!?

  • Snubs

    Mar 14, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #22

    GG did you find out anything about takeover?? Was in school could not listen in 🙁

  • a.barry

    Mar 14, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #23

    he might not be able to cut it but he could put in a decent shift and even get a assist or to, keep him till end of season then see what happens then.

  • clinta2

    Mar 14, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Ed keep up! The club has made a statement saying the possible sale to an Indian billionaire is bollocks… perhaps not those exact words.

  • Tonytoon73

    Mar 14, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #25

    Clinta where has the club said it is bollocks about a take over. The only source is the chronicle,who I believe Lee Ryder was talking to the security guard.He is worse than Alan Oliver for reporting on Newcastle United.

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 14, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Tonytoon73, Not sure if it was Heinz, HP, Soya or even Worcester. But I also heard it was a sauce close to Newcastle. Probably saveloy dip.

  • Brutooon

    Mar 14, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #27

    Keep him, almost all our players are injury prone.

    I do rate this guy, but with Barton,Tiote and Nolan..there are no way he be on the starting 11.

    Routledge loan to QPR is a good decision by Alan Pardew because he is not good enough.

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Mar 15, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #28

    Well lads I’m back! I have kept up with the blog and read it daily just haven’t wrote in a couple weeks. I just moved my family back to where I grew up. North little rock, Arkansas where I wAs born and rAised on the banks of the arkansAs river. It’s good to be home and good to be back on the blog. Hope all you lads Are doing well.

    Alright now to the topic at hand. A loan spell to the chAmpionship might help dAnny develop but we can’t spare the bodies right now. We are thin as paper right now and it would be vert stupid of pardew to let this happen. Maybe next season it would be. Good IdeA but right now we can’t afford it. We are already having to put academy players who aren’t ready on the bench cuz we are so short. On top of solid first teAm players we need to get At least three squad players in the summer to get our numbers up.

    As for the indians buying our club I’m undecided. Part of me hates mike Ashley for the past 4 years of agony and pain. But he has us with a good manager, our academy is growing with upgraded infrastructure, coaches, and is producing good talent. And for the first time in a long time our finances are good and we are ahead of the game for the new uefa rules. So not sure if I wAnt a new owner or nor. Anyways I know I don’t want a new club. Nufc for life!!!!!


  • davybtoon

    Mar 15, 2011 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #29

    think the reason ya seeing guthrie, routledge n xisco being loaned out is bcoz there gonna b sold there not up to it.
    had scouts watchin nicky maynard tonight

  • RedMissionBells

    Mar 15, 2011 at 3:34 AM

    Comment #30

    In my opinion, Danny Guthrie will become a big player for us at the later stage of his career.
    The lad is still young and is a good passer of the ball. He has shown glimpse of potential and just needs to build on his all round game and consistency. Remember that Frank Lampard was crap in his early years at Westham.

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Mar 15, 2011 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #31

    No way Frank Lampard was crap his early years at Westham but thats my opinion thou.

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Mar 15, 2011 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #32

    *in his early years

  • Spotlight Kid

    Mar 15, 2011 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #33

    RMB@30 I 100% agree. I think Guthrie would benefit from a run in the team with a more flexible midfield. AT times (ie all the time) our midfield 4 are too static and predictable. Week after week we are shut down.

    Yet Barton, Guthrie and Jonas are all capable of operating in the centre – and Jonas can also play right side – so the ability to move players around we should never be predictable (Man U often use this strategy and it does them no harm). With Tiote as central anchor, this is our best midfield 4 (no time for slowcoach Nolan, sorry, except when we go 4-4-1-1).

  • nimo

    Mar 15, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #34

    did the legends say anything yesterday bout the take over, im in yorkshire so couldnt get it on

  • lesh

    Mar 15, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #35

    Mmmm…. a reduction in cost base perhaps?

    And from the Daily Mail (yes I’ve washed my hands after reading it!)


    Three possible reasons for this spring to ming:

    1 – a possibility that relegation might be a worry?

    2 – a hold on spend pending a buy-out?

    3 – a negotiating ploy?

    Put this together with Guthrie’s loan and ho hum, here we go again!

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 15, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #36

    nimo, Macdonald only said that with players, staff and manager getting such long contracts there could be some truth. In other words. They know as much as we do.


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