Danny Guthrie Likely To Get Chance At Stoke City

Danny Guthrie had a very good game for Newcastle United on Wednesday night in the 4-3 Carling Cup defeat at Blackburn.

Danny Guthrie – contract runs out next summer

And it was Danny who started that amazing comeback late in the game, when he rifled in Newcastle’s first goal of the night three minutes into injury time.

And that allowed the amazing Yohan Cabye to score the equalizer from a  free kick a couple of minutes later, to take the tie to extra time.

But Newcastle had no luck in that game, and for once  – literally – they were beaten.

And that defeat ended the club’s 14  game unbeaten run, stretching back to the end of last season, and we need to see a positive response from the side at Stoke City on Monday night, in a  game that will be very tough.

This is what manager Alan Pardew said today:

“It won’t have knocked our confidence,” “The feelgood factor is still there. No team ever stays unbeaten – you just have to respond.”

“Had Spurs won this month’s game 2-1 and we didn’t respond like we did, that would have been a very different feeling to what we’ve got now.”

“There was honor in the performance at Blackburn and looking at my players individually, even though one or two were slightly below par, I thought the guys who came on, Danny Guthrie in particular, did well.”

“There were big bonuses to take away from that.”

Cheick Tiote is still only 50-50 for the Stoke game, and if there are any doubts about him at all,  then we’ll see Danny Guthrie get another chance in the center of midfield at the Britannia Stadium.

And since Danny’s contract runs out next summer, he will be desperate to play well, in what could be another rare opportunity for the Shrewsbury-born player to impress Alan Pardew.

Cheick Tiote, if he misses the game on Monday night, will in all likelihood be back for the game against Everton at home next Saturday afternoon, in the early 12:45 pm kick off game.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Oct 29, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #1


  • toonbrother

    Oct 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Good to see you back in business Ed. Guthrie is top player indeed. But judging from the leaky midfield against Blackburn, I not too sure Cabaye-Guthrie can protect the back four against Stoke. If we do decide to play them both, then Cabaye should push further up the pitch and Guthrie should play the Tiote role. The dreamboat is a great player but he’s not the greatest defensive midfielder

  • Brutooon

    Oct 29, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #3

    For me its either Guthrie or Gosling to fill Tiote’s Role

    Dont mention Alan Smith – our 60k per week CHEERLEADER

  • Davies

    Oct 29, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Guthrie is exactly the sort of player we need against teams like Stoke. He’s small, but he’s hard as nails and he’s completely fearless. Good to know he’s there for when Tiote’s injured/banned.

  • sweendog

    Oct 29, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #5

    toonbrother .. agreed .. do hope its Tiote – Cabaye – Guthrie — I think we need a 5 man midfield .. if we have the pace on the pitch I think that could be the trumph card against a slower physical team .. we just need to get 1/2 early goals .. I think this will be a very tough game .. but definately a winnable one


    Oct 29, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Guthrie did a decent job against blackburn he made tackles, played passes and he added another goal to his tally. Would i prefer to play Tiote or Guthrie against Stoke? Tiote obviously! Would i be nervous if We have to rest Tiote a match longer? Definitely not!

  • geoff777

    Oct 29, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Guthrie is a good player.

    We’re lucky to have him.

    I hope he is offered and wants to sign a new contract.


  • Marty-Toon

    Oct 29, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #8

    He had a great game the other night,some nice dummy shots and turns.Has a good passing game and a great eye for goal.
    One to keep in my eyes.

  • hellothere

    Oct 29, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #9

    i would like smith to have a cameo appearance. he’s a robust tackler isn’t he?
    may not be spectacular but i reckon he’ll protect the back four better than guthrie ^^

    and this will allow cabaye to storm forward!!!

  • Sir Alan

    Oct 29, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Guthrie and Cabaye may find themselves get physically turned over against stoke. Ba will need to drop back.


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