Danny Guthrie Showing The Right Attitude


Danny Guthrie signed for Newcastle United on 11th July 2008 from Liverpool, for an undisclosed fee, which was believed to be in the region of £2.5M, on a four year contract.

Danny Guthrie – in action at Wolves

So Danny’s contract at Newcastle runs out next June, and the Shrewsbury-born midfielder has so far played 87 times with 8 goals for Newcastle.

But Danny has had a tough time of it over the last two seasons with injuries, and in that time he has made only 17 appearances for the first team, and only two appearances so far this season.

His last appearance for Newcastle was in the last game, for a few minutes at the end of the Wolves 2-1 win, when he replaced Yohan Cabaye after 89 minutes in that game.

We have no idea if the 24 tear-old will be offered a new contract on Tyneside, but Danny is doing the right thing, and he is happy enough to focus only on how he can get back into the Newcastle first team.

That’s exactly what Danny should be doing, and this is what the central midfielder told the local Newcastle press today:

“I’ve got six months left at Christmas, so we’ll assess it in January,” “I’m not worried about deals or things like that, there’s no rush.”

“I’m happy with how things are going, and I just want to get back in the team.” “It was frustrating last season because of all the injuries.”

When Danny has been given a run in the Newcastle first team he has done well, and he’s a good player.

However, with Tiote, Cabaye, Gosling and Abeid having all arrived over the last 16 months on Tyneside, there is much more competition for Guthrie now,  in a much stronger Newcastle squad.

But all Danny can do is to keep his head down and try to impress manager Alan Pardew,  and get himself a run in the first team.

And that’s just exactly what Danny seems to be doing – to his credit.

We will know  soon enough if Danny will be offered a contract extension to remain on Tyneside, and until then we’d like to see Danny get more playing time on Tyneside.

And Danny may get that opportunity when Cheick Tiote plays for the Ivory Coast in January and some of February next year.

Comments welcome.



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86 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Oct 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s just good thinking from the lad imo.
    He’ll be able to leave easier if he stays fit and doesn’t get to play as much as he wants.
    I wouldn’t say it’s “the right attitude”, the right attitude would be to sign a contract now, and be done with it, if we’re ready to offer one. Then get your chin up and look forward.
    Or else he’ll be having this in his head up until January.

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  • bentoon

    Oct 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Good luck with the treatment Ed, get well soon!

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  • niffnoff

    Oct 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #3

    I just don’t think this guy is great. He’s good. Just because he can hold tiotes position while the big man looks at his card count (he’s being a good boy this season however so far) So really Danny is just gonna be a back up, wouldn’t mind keeping him though. Just in case and the what not. But nothing major.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 11, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Aye niffnoff, he’s a squad player, nothing more. He’s decent cover for injury, i hope we can keep him just for that sake. He’s strength in depth, but nothing more.

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 11, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Not the greatest player but is a hard worker and wants to play….was very highly rated in the Liverpool dressing room when we signed him so he is pretty decent

    I would keep him if I was Pardew

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  • GeordieDan

    Oct 11, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Hope everything goes well Ed mate.

    We’re all thinking of you.

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  • stephen1971

    Oct 11, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #7

    sorry but no thanks , i would,nt renew his contract, he,s well down the pecking oreder imo , i,d play gosling and abeid before him, been a good enough pro for the club but thats not enough to win matches. if we don,t get any cash to spend then i,d shift him and smith from midfield and strengthen defence

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  • cheikmate

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #8

    people need to give him a break, if u were at the forest match and didnt just see the goals. u wud hav seen he played far better than gosling. who every1 raves about without doing anything of significance in any game ive seen.

    Guthrie played in both home games last season against spurs and manu, did very welll considering he just got drafted in against the top midfielders in the world.

    hes on the bench week in/ week out over the alternatives for a reason !

    good luck on sat DG if u do play.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Cabaye starting for France lads.

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Dannyo@ yea he is 🙂 datz match gona b live on t.v nw

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Good news for us, lets hope something doesn’t flare up and he comes through unscathed aswell

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #12

    I am not happy Cabaye has started again for France….sorry niafron I know its crunch time for the French team but Cabaye is our dreamboat now and you tried to break him last time!

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  • toonthompson

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #13

    did santon play for the u21 tonight

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Again krul behind vorm wtf

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Sweden 1-1 Holland

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Italy U21 2-0
    Turkey U21 FT

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #17

    14min more for da france kick off

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  • toonthompson

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #18

    spain already beating scotland 1 -0 david silva

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  • nufc90

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #19

    anyone know any links for football streams?
    i wanna watch the french game and i don’t think myp2p works anymore

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #21

    Not really overly impressed with Gosling or Guthrie.

    think we have far better and exciting options in Vuksic, Fergie, Abeid, Sammy, Moyo etc.

    Always think it’s a waste on the subs bench seeing Guthrie’s, Shola’s and Lovenkrands’ names.

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #22

    Game almost startd cabaye looks fit n fine

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #23

    Tnx god every french game n league r shown live n india

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  • nufc90

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #24

    toonthompson – thanks for the link mate

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  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Oct 11, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #25

    Jamsha. I hope you’ve told Cabaye, to take it steady tonight? 😉

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  • cheikmate

    Oct 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #26

    any links for the france game ?

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  • cheikmate

    Oct 11, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #28

    should have refreshed b4 posting that, cheers thompson

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  • joppadoni

    Oct 11, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #29

    dont be slowing down my flawless connection to it so far!

    ha

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 11, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #31

    France struglng

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  • joppadoni

    Oct 11, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #32

    oh didnt see someone had posted earlier myself :S

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  • joppadoni

    Oct 11, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #33

    mines got arsene wenger commentating though
    🙂

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  • cheikmate

    Oct 11, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #34

    cabaye next to evra for the anthem, so proud lol

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  • joppadoni

    Oct 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #35

    @31 lol

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #36

    Milking Mikes’ bulging pockets

    Iv been told cabaye wont b playng the 2nd half 😉

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  • Kris

    Oct 11, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Cabaye will be back for the Spurs game:)…If he arnt getting a new knock tonight:)… If Ba isnt fit (think he is but if not) we should play HBA of Best! Santon for Raylor aswell!

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  • joppadoni

    Oct 11, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #38

    hmm, pa parlez francvais Je vais essayer un lien Thompsons: S

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 11, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #39

    Looks lyk im watchng France u21 v Bosnia lol

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  • joppadoni

    Oct 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #40

    doesnt work thommo

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