Danny Guthrie Still Waiting On New Contract

With Newcastle being associated with so many central midfielders in the transfer market,  we wonder what the future holds for Danny Guthrie on Tyneside.

Danny Guthrie – waiting on contract deal

Danny’s four year deal he signed when he joined the club from Liverpool in the summer of 2008, runs out at the end of June, and he has yet to pen a new deal to stay on Tyneside.

But news today that contract talks on his Newcastle future have been put on hold until the end of the season.

That will allow other clubs, like Aston Villa as one example,  to move in for him, and he could well get better offers elsewhere than he gets on Tyneside, and he could still leave the club in the summer.

Of course other clubs have been able to talk with Danny and his agent since January on a new deal.

Cheick Tiote is now said to be struggling with a thigh injury, so Danny could start on Sunday against Norwich City, and the 24 year-old had this to say to the local press today:

“Come the end of the season, my agent will be in touch with the club, or vice versa.”  “We’re just waiting to see what happens.”

“Of course I’m content on Tyneside, ” “Look at the way the club’s gone this season – I’m really happy.”

“On a personal note, my form’s been really good. I’ve had a couple of injuries, but I’ve managed to stay fit for a while now, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”

Guthrie has been in good form when he’s appeared for the Magpies this season, and there will be no worries if he starts against Norwich, as this lad has shown he can get the job done for Newcastle when called upon.

It was a heart-breaker to concede that last minute goal against Arsenal,  but there again we did score a vital  equalizer against Sunderland in the previous game, so we suppose it evens itself out.

And Guthrie is as upbeat as ever with the way the team has performed this season so far:

“The position we’re in at the minute’s down to the players and staff.”  “We lost some big players, but the club brought in good players, and we’ve all pulled together. We want to finish it off now.”

“You’d rather score a last-minute goal than concede one. It just improves the morale.”  “We did it against Sunderland and it was entertaining.:” “It was a tough game, as we’d expected.”

“They’ve shown great form since Martin O’Neill took over, and it was great to get a last-minute goal.”

We’d love to see Danny Guthrie stay at Newcastle for a few more seasons.

Ryan Taylor was injured for Monday night’s game  at the Emirates, and he is still a serious doubt for the Norwich City game, with a calf strain.

But Newcastle can still put out a very strong side on Sunday, even with Tiote and Ryna Taylor missing.

What would your team be?

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Mar 15, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Sign him up to a new 5 year deal, he could easily be challenging Cabayes position(whos been useless for the last 10 games or so)

  • ellington09

    Mar 15, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Nice video analysis of how cabaye and tiote were keeping the arsenal midfield at bay on monday night.


  • wingspan

    Mar 15, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #3



    Yup 100% agree. Ball possesion is so important. Gives everyone a breather, makes the other team chase it. The annoying thing is we have players capable of pinging passes about and everytime the ball goes bk to Tim you know its gonna get hoofed up.

    I also agree about Jonas, apart fromt he goal against wolve hes been poor of late the worse thing to happen for his season was Marv getting injured. He seemed to really push on when he had competition for his place. Now he knows he will be plaing everywk.

    My team for Norwich is the same as u posted mate:
    Raylor Willo Colo Santon
    Cabaye Guthrie
    HBA Cisse Ba

    Tho demba on the left, The biggest problem i thin we have when playing 442 is the link up with the midfield to rthe attackers in the middle of the park. The gap is always waaaay to big so needs a worldy pass or get it out wide and cross it which is predictable and easy to defend.

    I hope antons confidence isntshot after being subbed at half time twice too coz the kids got talent, and also this formation makes space for danny who i think deserves it for his performances this season and would persuade im tr stay.

  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 15, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #4


    Spot on there mate I totally agree

  • markmac

    Mar 15, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Yeh playing our best 3 cm’s together is something i would like to see, have thought it for a while but never seems to happen,

  • benarfa23

    Mar 15, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #6

    pardew has trying everyting except playing cabaye tiote and guthrie at the same time in central midfielder, i don’t know why, but i think that have something to do with jonas, he seem never wanna drop him.
    if we play 3 man midfielder i think we can play ball possesion, some people say our player not ball possesion material but neither are swansea but they did it. that what training are for.
    barcelona didn’t play that way because of xavi and iniesta they play that way because of pep guardiola. rijkard also have iniesta and xavi in his squad but his tim didn’t play tiki-taka, and he end up being sacked.
    no disrespect to pardew, i think our succes this season because of our player. and look other manager think of him he not even made top five manager. and lose by steve keane. that was other premier league manager tought

  • LewSpi

    Mar 15, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #7


    A really interesting video that, cheers.

  • John

    Mar 15, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Its a funny one that everyone else got new deals but for the two danny’s , I like guthrie but wer very top heavy in CM Gosling, Albeid, Vuckic, Perch all can play there and prob going to sign djon CM Corquet aswel only surprised they didnt try sell him in Jan and pick up a fee than let him walk for free in the summer.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 15, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #9

    my dream is to watch Guthrie Cabaye and Tiote in the same midfield. Would be something very different and interesting to watch. Guthrie with games may just turn out to be a top top player.

  • tarie4

    Mar 15, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #10


    Santon is 21!!! And is in his 1st year of premier league football…he will need time to adjust!! Enrique was piss poor in his 1st year at the club…but he grew on us..and is now one of the best left backs in the league…give santoon another season..

    On cabaye…he is also in his 1st season at the club too…imo he and tiote are one one of the best and most hardworking midfield combo in the league!!
    all the goals we have conceded this season have come from wide areas!! Very few thru the centre of the park and thats due to cabaye…as he covers alot of ground…
    My good man…that is the hype about cabaye!!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Whoever’s in charge of advertising at mature dating uk,wants sacking pronto.

  • tarie4

    Mar 15, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #12

    What we must be is thankful we have these player..who have room to improve and shud improve whilst we are 6th in the league!!
    That means when they are up and running and more consistent we shud be challenging for the top 4!!

  • martoon

    Mar 15, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #13

    benarfa23 @6 We had a chance to play all 3 against Arsenal in the 451 but AP chose Obertan over Guthrie wtf??

  • martoon

    Mar 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #14

    JFA @ 11 – bring back Finger_Bunny thats what I say 😉

  • tarie4

    Mar 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #15

    I think thats why Guthrie isn’t getting a new contract… Good video..but I think it underlines the fact that we need a playmaker..in that midfield…if we get one..our midfield wud be strong…a Marvin martin would do.. 😉

  • Irie-Magpie

    Mar 15, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #16



  • markmac

    Mar 15, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #17

    LOL @ 11, thought it was just me getting those adverts, pleased now as i couldnt remember doing any milf hunting!

    @ 16, jonas at cb? maybe at rb/lb but im not sure id dare play him at CB, HWTL

  • max

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #18



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