If Barton Out – Danny Guthrie Could Get A Newcastle Start


Danny Guthrie seems confident today that Newcastle can fairly soon get to Premier League safety.

Danny Guthrie – could get a start tomro0row?

Newcastle probably need a couple of wins to get to the 42 points total, so the club are absolutely certain that they will be in the Premier League next season.

Newcastle have a full 9 games left to play, and unless there’s a complete and catastrophic collapse, you have to think we can get at least 6 points from those games, especially since we still have to play Stoke, Birmingham and WBA at St. James’ Park.

Anything but a win in each of those three games will be a huge disappointment to Newcastle fans, and it’s about time we added to the 4 wins we have at home this season.

That home form is simply not good enough for Newcastle.

And at least the Magpies have had a two week break, even though we still could be missing the influential Joey Barton on Saturday.

But Stoke City played in the FA Cup last Saturday and beat West Ham,  to get to the semi-finals and an appearance at Wembley against Bolton.

This is what Danny Guthrie said today:

“The lads have had some time off over the weekend to recharge their batteries and spend some time with their families,”“It’s been back to business this week because I think we still need a couple of wins to be absolutely sure of Premier League safety.”

“We’ve got some tough games coming up, and they don’t get any physically tougher than Stoke away.”  “We’re not saying we just want to get two wins between now and the end of the season, but if we get two wins, we can start looking forward and playing for a higher finish.”

“In the last couple of games, we’ve been disappointed with the results, but we’re there or thereabouts, and people are still within catching distance.”

“It’s been difficult for me with injuries this season, but hopefully I can get a few games under my belt before the end of the season,”

We don’t expect Danny to be in the starting line up tomo0rrow, unless Joey Barton is out with his troublesome thigh strain,  and Pardew plays the 23 year-old out on the right wing.

After Alan Pardew’s experiment of playing Danny Simpson out on the right wing against Everton, which was a disaster, Danny would be  a much better option, but that’s only if  Joey doesn’t make it.

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8 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Mar 17, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m not normally the negative type but cannot see us getting anything from the Stoke game. Would settle for a point!

    HWTL

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  • BeeGuy

    Mar 17, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Forget right wing, NUFC have none. It would be suicide to play Guthrie on the right. Let Nolan and Guthrie cover the middle with Tiote laying back at DM. If there happens to be a 3rd striker, put him on, if not go with 5 on the back line and park the bus to keep the score down.

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  • Phatoon

    Mar 17, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #3

    How about – 3-5-2?:

    …………………..Harper

    …S Taylor…Williamson…Coloccini

    Simpson….Tiote…..Guthrie….Gutierrez
    ……………………Nolan

    ………………Best…..Ameobi

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  • Davies

    Mar 17, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Put Fergie on the left wing, Perch (I hate to have to say this) at left back and Gutierrez on the right. Guthrie drops into the middle with Tiote (unless Ireland’s ready – Anybody know?) and at least we have a team of players that are in fairly familiar roles.

    Gutierrez on the right would rip Stoke a new shi77er, but it won’t happen. Shame really.

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  • buda boom

    Mar 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #5

    I wouldn’t let Guthrie start my car never mind play him against Stoke. Absolutely useless

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #6

    As long as he is played centrally I think Guthrie could be useful. Not the strongest player on the ball but decent passer. I would rather play Colo as left back and bring Sol in to play CB with Williamson Davies. Perch is downright scary. Easily caught out of position and definitely not a left back. Stoke would attack him immediately, Pulis is no fool.

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  • Sparky82

    Mar 17, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Well said, buda boom , Duffrie is sh*te… Rather play Pardew!

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  • balubas1

    Mar 18, 2011 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Guthrie on the pitch.. God help us all. We need a solid 5 in midfield then if he is to be of use….

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