Danny Guthrie Makes Successful Newcastle Return


Danny Guthrie played for the Newcastle Reserve side in their 4-3 friendly defeat against Sunderland on Wednesday afternoon.

Danny Guthrie – back fit again – good

It was Danny’s first game since suffering an ankle injury in the very first pre-season friendly at Darlington way back in early July.

It’s good to see Danny back in action again, and this will be a key season for the former Liverpool man,  as his four year contract at the club ends next summer, and he will be hoping to get an extension to it this season.

This is what Guthrie told nufcTV after the game:

“It’s always nice to get on the scoresheet, but the main thing was to come through with no injuries or reoccurrences, which was pleasing,”

“I got injured in the first week and was really frustrated, because I had kept myself busy over the summer and come back in good shape.”

“Then in the first ten minutes at Darlington I just got injured again, so it was so frustrating. It’s been about two months now and I really want to start kicking on.

“It’s been really tough just watching and doing my own mini pre-season next to the lads training.”  “That has been difficult, but I’m over all that now.”

” I joined in with lads in the last week or so and it’s been good. Hopefully I can now get involved on Monday with the first team at Queens Park Rangers.”

Guthrie scored the first goal this afternoon, but it will be difficult to get a starting spot for Newcastle this season, as there is now significant competition for four positions across the midfield.

But Danny will at least increase the competition for places, and it’s good to see him fit again.

Since joining Newcastle from Liverpool back in July of 2008, Danny has made 85 appearances for the side with 7 goals.

And that’s very close to the record Joey Barton had on Tyneside, 84 games with 8 goals, although Joey signed on a year earlier.

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35 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Guthrie can be a really good player when playing regular in his actual position CM, hughton used to use him RW and he kept pulling inside cos he clearly doesnt like the wing and didn look comfortable atall, but he is a great passer of the ball and good worker aswel so overall very good squad player and of course he’s only young aswel

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  • Klatoon

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Who else scored?

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  • JoNUFC

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #3

    I like Guthrie but I think he’s gonna struggle to get anyware near our midfield this season, but a good squad player.

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  • calvinzolamakongo

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Richardson and a Trailist I wonder who ? Any ideas

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Mehdi Abeid got stretchered off after a tackle with Titus Bramble

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  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Good, another player between Smith and the pitch.

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  • Milner

    Sep 7, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #8

    I heard about Abeid, but had no idea that clown Tits’up Bungle, was responsible….will he ever stop doing harm to our club?!

    any idea if m’ab suffered any breakage??

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Sep 7, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #9

    @ 7 everytime a players at the end of their comtract we will be sniffing around we are like scavengers!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Sep 7, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #10

    dannys a good honest hard working player

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  • boater

    Sep 7, 2011 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #11

    like a new signing for us…

    I like guthrie – but I always get the feeling he is about to step up at any moment, but never quite does.. having said that he performed solidly in midfield in a couple of league games last seasons – chelsea at home being one.. closest thing to a cabaye understudy.

    Needs to bring more to the table, goals or killer passes, etc.,, he was a key player in the promotion season without getting any plaudits.. he was involved in every other goal from january onwards…

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Sep 7, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Is there any such thing as a friendly defeat by the mackems ?

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  • Twatter

    Sep 7, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #13

    There are many Danny Guthrie haters on this website especially. As previous posters have already said, he was a vital cog in our promotion season – he provided assist after assist, and in my view was one of the three most important players, along with Coloccini and Nolan. Many of you seem to have the memory of a goldfish when it comes to unduly criticising a player. It’s all well and good slagging off a player after a run of bad games out of position but look at the bigger picture.

    Of course his injury record is a worry, but let’s not forget that many of the times he has played in the first team it has been in a RW spot which, like Barton, isn’t his best. At times his passing ability is unrivalled by everyone except perhaps Cabaye in the squad and for that reason he still has a chance to become a big key player for us in the Prem.

    I hope he can put his injuries away now and settle back into the squad — Just please, Pardew, or whoever it may concern, don’t play him out wide for the sake of it. Play him in central midfield or not at all, because he’s shite on the right.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 7, 2011 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #14

    A decent squad player nothing more. An honest lad that is a good passer of the ball. He does need a solid run of games in his preferred position if he ever is to progress. He will struggle to get games with our really strong midfield now.

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  • kenzie

    Sep 7, 2011 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #15

    This story has a certain ring to it, the same sort of ring as if it had read “smith makes successful Newcastle return”.

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  • manxpie

    Sep 7, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Well said ed about guthrie bein similar to bartons record but think barton cost the club atleast 18,000,000 mill!! And i think guthrie has got the potential still 2 b as good if not better than barton n i was readin the posts earlier 2day wit angry the tw@t postin n can’t believe peeps on here believe a word he says!!? So far i’ve gatherd he’s an itk, boss of a top company (wit a “gaff” in cyprus) goes 2 every game home n away!! But has any1 n i mean any1 ever seen him post on a performance or any positive comment on the club?? He’s a f@ckin fantasist behind his keyboard!! I asked him the other nite after he asked if he was a neggar to try n find a positive comment he’s ever posted about nufc n at the same time of slaggin other posters off he neva answered me! Says it all about the fantasist f@cked up neggar!!! Soz about the long rant but the t!t did my nut in readin his posts 2day wen i wasn’t able to post!

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  • Twatter

    Sep 7, 2011 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #17

    @kenzie

    Not really. Guthrie shows much more promise than Smith on any occasion that I’ve watched him, and that includes out on the right where he’s awful. He’s also a lot younger.

    Bit of a neg post there.

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  • thai-mag

    Sep 8, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #18

    good for guthrie, if he can keep smith off the bench, will stop pardew putting on smith to close game down and nearly losing game in the proccess, wont be happy till smith off books completly next season

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  • hartoon

    Sep 8, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #19

    thought i was reading about gosling for some reason so i was happy but then realised it was guthrie;
    can someone plz just take him on a free transfer please.

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  • Trent Toon

    Sep 8, 2011 at 3:49 AM

    Comment #20

    Ed we hope you recover well!! Get better soon! Prayers from the toon army are with you!!

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  • HKTP

    Sep 8, 2011 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #21

    Danny is a decent player, he has been unlucky with injuries. As someone mentioned earlier, he was a vital part of our promotion campaign and he deserves more praise. He is played RW where his best position is clearly CM. Realistically we all know he isnt going to oust Tiote and Cabaye but as a backup, he is more than enough. Better to keep him than “strengthening” with the likes of Reo-coker, etc…

    He doesnt moan, and seems like the model pro, his tackling is tenacious, clumsy at times but at least he shows the passion Barton has, albeit without all the aggro.

    Give Danny a run of games and I’m sure a fair few will be singing his praises

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  • Daft_lad

    Sep 8, 2011 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #22

    Decent squad player…..when he’s played in a more advanced central role (promotion season) he can be quite effective and has a hell of a dig on him….needs game time, to stay fit and play in his best position….or of course any temporarily vacant position that may threaten occupation by Alan Smith god forbid!……thank the lord ‘demolition’ Smith is out of contract next summer….

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  • geoff777

    Sep 8, 2011 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #23

    Good squad player. Always tries 100% and can pass well.

    Let’s hope he stays fit and Smith goes out on loan.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 8, 2011 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #24

    I’d keep him just cause he adds depth.
    He’s a good squad player and he’s done little wrong. I hope i gets an extension on the contract, but ye, his injury record is a worry.
    He’s better than Smith, but maybe thats not saying anything, lol.

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  • wallio

    Sep 8, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #25

    @Manxpie
    Who is the ‘twat’ you are talking about?

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  • wallio

    Sep 8, 2011 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #26

    Also been told that Mr Ranger was very good yesterday and gave Bramble and Turner the run around!! Guthrie and Perch were the other two players who had a good game as well

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 8, 2011 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #27

    A very good player Guthrie. A very capable squad player and if Cabaye is injured, he’s a player who COULD be just as capable. Hope he gets more games and good luck to his progress.

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  • Nathaaan

    Sep 8, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #28

    Can someone tell me what happened to abeid please? 🙂

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  • toontime

    Sep 8, 2011 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #29

    Any ideas when Pardew’s press conference is on today? Much anticipated I’m guessing!!!

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  • Premiership Manager

    Sep 8, 2011 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #30

    Guthrie is and always has been a very good player and I hope we can hold onto him as he adds depth and quality to the squad.

    He’s another player like Gosling who may struggle to get first team action but is an assett to the club. They’re both still relatively young however if they don’t get pitch time may become dissilusioned so it’s a difficult balance that Pardew has to keep especially with Vuckic also pushing for a place.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 8, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #31

    Like I think Boater said, he was immense for us in promotion season. I have a feeling he’s got a couple more gears somewhere. Interesting comments @26. Ranger had a good game… Hope AP gives him one more chance at the big time

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  • Davies

    Sep 8, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #32

    Ranger always had good games when theydidn’t count. He was massivein the rserves, but he just can’t seem to step up to the first team. It appears that requires a level of professionalism than playingin the reserves.

    Guthrie is a decent player and if he was picked every week, he’s probably have had other clubs sniffing round for him by now. Hopefully he gets a contract extensioin and gets a bit more involved. Maybe we’ll se him more in the cups this season.

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  • markmac

    Sep 8, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #33

    i agree with most of you that danny is a good player,good on the ball and a valuable squad member, im sure he will see some game time this season, be it mainly in the cups or from the bench

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  • OttersPocket

    Sep 8, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #34

    Guthrie v good squad player, we played our best football in championship with him in team, also done ok on the occassions he played last season.

    The trialist was a 15 year old kid from Portugal.

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  • magpiebop

    Sep 8, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #35

    Under rated central midfield player still young and wii a great passing range and willing to get forward and join the attack and a decent tackler. No good at playing out wide and tends to drift infield. Vital squad player if we want to have good cup runs.

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