Danny Guthrie Can Get The Job Done For Newcastle

It’s looking more likely that young Danny Guthrie will get the start next Saturday, to fill in for the suspended Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote.

Danny Guthrie – expected to start against Wolves

And it’s good that Danny will be given his chance by Alan Pardew this season,  because the Newcastle manager will have lots of decisions to make on players already at the club in the summer, and we expect quite a few to be moved out, to make way for the new arrivals.

Danny can do a decent job for Newcastle, but has only made 11 appearances for the club so far this season, and the Shrewsbury-born player got off to a bad start in pre-season with his knee injury.

Alan Pardew seems to be impressed with Danny as he was talking over the weekend about all the injuries and suspensions Newcastle have had since he arrived on Tyneside and said this:

“The players who have come in have done great jobs for me. Players like Shane Ferguson and Danny Guthrie have done well, and I’ll need them again.”

Danny will be an important player on Saturday if he starts, but we think he can get the job done in that holding midfield position, against a team who are not great at scoring goals, and will now be without their main striker Kevin Doyle, who is injured.

Wolves have managed only two wins and two draws in their 15 road games this season, and have scored only 11 goals away from home.

But rather than Newcastle thinking the game will be easy, the team should go into the Wolves game as though their lives depended on a win – because after all Newcastle have but one win in the last 10 games and that’s just not good enough.

The very last thing we want to happen this season is to be dragged into a relegation fight for the second Premier League season running, and a win on Saturday will keep us above the relegation zone, and that’s all we want to see.

And by the way if Sunderland don;t win on Saturday and Newcastle do, then we will move above the Black Cats in the league!

Sunderland travel to Manchester City on Sunday and have just taken a single point from their last 6 games, so the Sunderland fans will be a little worried.

Just wanted to finish this piece on a positive note.


Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • daneevz

    Mar 28, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1

    black Scum Cats for relegation!!! they got a hard run in and a lil payback from our relegation would be a nice gloating pre-season !!

  • dak76

    Mar 28, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #2

    my team for sat would be:





  • textbook.ie

    Mar 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Ireland not ready yet?

  • textbook.ie

    Mar 28, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #4

    simpson willo colo (were f++ked)
    jonas barton gutrie nolan fergi
    with jonas n fergi pushing forward but also coming back.

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 28, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #5

    This thing with Ireland is turning in to a joke.
    If that’s what we have to expect from pardwho’s transfer policy, ie his one and only signing to date is a very well remunerated crock and head case, it’s a concern. Mind you pardwho preferred to play harewood and mullins instead of tevez and mascherano !!

    Guthrie doesn’t cut it. Better off putting Colo in midfield and maybe bring in taylor at the back alongside willo.

  • Davies

    Mar 28, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Villa are still paying Ireland’s wages until he makes his first appearance.


    Mar 28, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #7

    no davies newcastle would never do such a good deal on our part! how dare u suggest pardew is savy in the transfer market! (am being sarcastic btw)

    if we arent paying him i dont mind him coming in training with our lads, trying to get a move here and doing a job for us when he is fit. good luck to him. really hope he is fit for the weekend

  • beefman13

    Mar 28, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #8

    First of all i am not saying guthrie is not capable of having a decent game of course he could but for me colo would do a job no probs in that position, he played in that position many a time before he came to the toon, he certainly would not give the ball away as much as guthrie does has got a bit more pace and more solid all round, willo and taylor centre backs i would go best and loven up front even though strolla will get the nod of pardew, nolan barton and jonas with simpson and ferguson if jose is not fit and harper in goal we would have that strong core right through the team which is so important, and no apparent weakness which i see guthrie as.

  • Klatoon

    Mar 28, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Can All this talk of Collo playing in midfield pliz stop,yes hes composed and hasa good passing range but FACT is,he hasnt played a game in midfield for us,and thats 3 years,why should we put him there now? PLUS he’s been our best defender this season. Guthrie may not be that good but with Nolan and Barton alongside,he should be ok against a team that has only 2 away wins all season. IF Pardew plays him in the centre,i can see Danny actually having a good game.


  • The Shola Show

    Mar 29, 2011 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #10

    If all well, my team for SAT…

    Simspon Williamson S Taylor Ferguson

  • steve1980

    Mar 29, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #11

    It depends who’se fit. Personally i’d have Ireland (if he’s fit) & Nolan (one yellow away from 2 game suspension until after the Villa game) on the bench as options, and start the following:

    Goal – Harper
    Right Back – Simpson
    Centre Half – S Taylor, Williamson
    Left Back – Ferguson
    Right Wing – Gutierrez
    Central Mid – Barton, Coloccini, Guthrie
    Left Wing – Lovenkrands
    Forward – Best


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