Danny Guthrie Can Get The Job Done For Newcastle Tomorrow

Newcastle will be without Cheick Tiote tomorrow against Wolves, because of suspension, but big hints today that 23 year-old Danny Guthrie will be given a start in Cheick’s place in defensive midfield.

Danny Guthrie – this boy can get the job done for Newcastle tomorrow

The usual back-up would have been Alan Smith, but Alan is out for the season with his rather serious ankle injury, and it may even be that Alan has played his last game for Newcastle, as we even expect him to be sold in the summer..

Pardew hinted this morning that although Cheick well be a big loss to Newcastle tomorrow, Danny can get the job done  tomorrow afternoon.

This is what Alan said today:

“Sometimes you can look at it and say it’ll be difficult to win this game without Cheick, but Danny will come into the side, and he’ll offer us different qualities.”

“He’ll not cover as much ground as Cheick, and not make so many challenges, but he passes and moves the ball around really well.” “At home, he could make a difference for us with his passing. He can open up the pitch.”

“And I don’t think the importance of the game is lost on anyone connected with Newcastle United – fans, staff and players.” “The two games after it – Villa away and Man United at home – are difficult, but that’s not to say we can’t win them.”

“We’re very much focused on matching their work rate and effort.” “Having the crowd behind us is very, very important, especially if Ferguson makes his debut and we’ve got a young player who needs a super-positive environment.”

“Not just at the start of the game, as every Newcastle game’s been like that, but for the 90 minutes. We need them to really get behind us and suck that ball into the net.”

Alan is so right to ask for the full support of the Newcastle fans who will be the game tomorrow, over the full game, whatever happens, because the fans can be a huge positive influence on the Newcastle players.

If Newcastle can come back from 4-0 down after 26 minutes against second placed Arsenal, and score 4 goals in the last 25 minutes of that game to get a draw, then almost anything is possible now at St. James’ Park.

Tomorrow is one of those games that’s almost do or die for Newcastle, not quite that way, but it’s getting to be a very important game, almost a water-shed game for Newcastle in this season.

Lose this one and Wolves will be just one point behind Newcastle, and the Magpies will be in the relegation quagmire, which is just about the last thing Newcastle fans want, after what happened two years ago.

At least these days, we have some fighters in the side, unlike in the relegation season.

But the lads will have to fight hard tomorrow against a Wolves side, who may lack a little class, but they never give up, and they work their socks off for their side, that’s for sure.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 1, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #2

    It’s vital we get the 3 points tomorrow. I think we can manage it, but we really need Best back in the team. If not I pray that Pardew has realized that it’s better to try Ranger up front than Lovenkrands who is far from his best form these days.

    I am gonna be a nervous wreck tomorrow!

    Howay the Lads!

  • The Leazus End

    Apr 1, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Every player needs to get there job done tomorrow.
    this game is massive i would say the most important this season (IMO)
    We need the three points and it dont matter how we get them , evry member of our team must be up for this game .
    keep the faith lets get at them from the off and bag the 3 points.
    i have a feeling there maybe a red card tomorrwo at some point cos theres gonna be some tackles flying in

  • beefman13

    Apr 1, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #4

    I am in no way a fan of this lad but i will back him 2moro and i just want him to give 100% and realise he CANNOT give the ball away in the middle of the park as easily as he has done in the past, come on danny we are owed a really good consistant performance, now is your chance.

  • bills-son

    Apr 1, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #5

    The Wolves game reminds me of the home game against Portsmouth in Keegans first season as manager. We were facing relegation to the 3rd division and a defeat would have left us right in the caccy.

    The crowd were sh%tting themselves everytime Portsmouth attacked and we nearly blew the roof off the stand when ‘Ned’ Kelly blasted a goal into the top corner with about 10 mins to go. Those last 10 mins were almost unbearable, the crowd and the players were panicking until the ref finally blew the whistle.

    That result set us up for avoiding relegation and I reckon the Wolves game is without doubt the biggest of the year so far. Win and we are 90% safe, lose and we are 90% in the caccy.


  • daneevz

    Apr 1, 2011 at 6:26 PM

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  • john DSOUZA

    Apr 1, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Hmmm New icon let me check. I want yellow colour ed

  • john DSOUZA

    Apr 1, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #8





  • daveyh

    Apr 1, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #9

    horlicks he’s shite

  • djm...

    Apr 1, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #10

    After it’s been confirmed he will start you leave him out of the team sheet? *facepalm*

  • G

    Apr 1, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Changed the icons again Ed, what do I look like this time?

  • DarloGeordie

    Apr 1, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Am not going to be able to watch the match as im doing a 16 hour shift tomorrow but ill be checking this blog on my phone every 2 minutes to keep up with the score…

    Guthrie isn’t the finished article so im praying he has a stormer tomorrow

    2 nil

    job done

  • balubas1

    Apr 2, 2011 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #13

    aff…. NO HE CAN’T


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