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Will Danny Guthrie Be Leaving Newcastle This Summer?

10:12 am, Saturday, April 14th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

Midfielder Danny Guthrie has been a good player for Newcastle this season, in the 19 appearances he has made for the team.

Danny Guthrie - will he leave in the summer?

And Danny seems one of many players who seem to have improved this season under manager Alan Pardew,  and he has also scored a couple of great goals.

Guthrie’s four year contract runs  out in June,  and there are rumors coming from Newcastle, that Danny may elect to move on in the summer,  to a club where he can more regular playing time.

We hope that doesn’t happen,   because we need players like Guthrie in the squad – players who have proved they can get the job done for Newcastle,  when it really matters.

We don’t even think it’s the new deal Newcastle are offering Danny that is the problem, but the simple fact that he wants to play more – and you can hardly blame the lad  for that.

But Danny  is positive again today in his comments, and even though his future is uncertain on Tyneside, it says something of the lad,  that he seems completely dedicated to the Newcastle cause.

Danny has told the local press today that he thinks competition for places at Newcastle is only good:

“The competition for places in the middle of the park is tough but it’s exactly what we need, especially at this stage of the season”

“I have thoroughly enjoyed  the last few games and myself and team really pleased to have put ourselves in joint fourth at the moment.”

“Winning at Swansea was great as they’re pretty formidable at home,  and then beating Bolton was important too in terms of building on the away win.”

“They made it very difficult for us and desperately needed the points themselves but our patience paid off.”

“The lads have had a few days off this week but we’re all back together now and fully focused on the last five games of the season.”

There are players like Ryan Taylor, James Perch and Danny Guthrie, who were fringe players last season, but have really come into their own this season, and we’d like all three to stay on at Newcastle.

Ryan has already signed an extension to stay at Newcastle until the summer of 2015,  and we think James Perch could also stay longer, and still has two years left on the four year deal he signed in the summer of 2010.

And we really hope that Danny Guthrie doesn’t leave the club this summer – he could do a good job for Newcastle in the seasons ahead.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Contracts · Danny Guthrie · James Perch · Newcastle News · Ryan Taylor





17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    i personaly wouldnt like to see guthrie leave he’s a great player that gives us strengh and depth to our squad..

    but the way that guthrie himself sees it is that he needs to develp some more as a player and the only way is to start games which may not benefit him at nufc…

  • 2 bollance // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Yes – very good player and improving but cant string more than 5 games together without getting injured. Also looks knackered after 70 mins in games. Will he be missed next season? Dont think so

  • 3 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    true true very injury prone

  • 4 Grafton83 // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    He is a good player but i don’t think we can offer him enough 1st team football. Stay or go either way I’m happy because Carr will have scouted out the next Tiote/Cabaye by then.

  • 5 Wor Shearer // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    He’s good but replaceable, imo.

  • 6 WWJBD // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Shame to lose him but not going to be the biggest problem in the world if he does go and he wont be going to a better club than hes at now

    Also doubt he would be a starter week in week out after he had been hit by his 3rd injury in 10 games at his new club

  • 7 nufc786 // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    i remember when guthrie was tipped to be a gerrard esque player. i can see when he plays he’s got some of those assets stevie has but i thinkguthrie knows in order to fufill his potential he has to start

  • 8 sirjasontoon // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Not bothered plenty more talent to fill his or anyone else’s boots that want to leave.

  • 9 Toon Tang // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    i really like our guthers but he should really be thanking his lucky stars that hes at such a big and ever improving club.

    hes never going to play for anyone bigger so if he wants to start for a crap mediocre team like ??? or ???? then im not to arsed really. all this contract bollocks is growing old very fast just like my wifes neck.

  • 10 GeordieToon89 // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    A like Guthrie but its just a shame hes always injured.. A personally think were getting Amalfitano to replace him and Abeid will be stepping up again next season

  • 11 Russ and Roll // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    I would love to see Danny stay, only once maybe twice has he had a bad game this season, he alwasy puts in a good shift. I he did leave the only places in the prem he would go would be someone like Stoke, Bolton, Blackburn teams like that. He will never get to a better team than Newcastle. If he wants regular first team football then he would have to look somewhere else, and if he does good luck to him. Bt me, i would love to see him stay with us and keep doing the great job he is

  • 12 LewSpi // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Personally, I love JFA’s comments, very clever, the diversity in the posts is incredible. Like someone said though, I think some people might not have been on the blog long enough to understand them, they used to be brutal, sometimes quite graphic sentences, now the tide is going with Ashley and they’re simply getting his slim fast mixed up with laxatives, brilliant.

    With regards to the article, I think we’ll need all the help we can next year so I hope players like Guthrie and Simpson put pen to paper.

  • 13 toonincheek // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Hope Danny stays – he has a part to play – but he’s not going to be first choice too often if everyone is fit.

    Yes, we could replace him, but not really so easy. We could even get someone better, but what we need is someone who is good enough to fill in when someone is injured BUT accept not being first choice. That’s not so easy.

    If Danny wants to be first choice, and I think he would also prefer to be based nearer to his roots (Midlands) then thanks for your contribution and good luck with your decision.

  • 14 mindshaft // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    guthries been decent, can’t see what he’s complaining about tho, he’s started 19 games and has probably been injured for about 10 – if he goes to any team fighting at the top end of the league he’ll likely play around the same amount of games. Suppose if he goes to bolton, qpr etc he might get more games

  • 15 Sav // Apr 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Its a tough call for Danny G and at this stage of his career, its an important one. For us, I hope he stays but no player wants to end up like Steve Harper, appreciated but ultimately even the fans wonder if he lacked a tiny bit of ambition. That isn’t fair and it is a reality of the modern ‘squad’ game but it IS a perception people have.

  • 16 geordiejamie89 // Apr 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    I’m not worried if Danny Guthrie leaves, with the midfielders we’ve been linked with. If Newcastle sign a couple of the midfielders we’ve been linked with, he’ll be even less likely to play, with Tiote and Cabaye never looking like being on the bench when fit, and rightly so.
    So if Danny wants more regular football, then he’s best off leaving, and I doubt many Newcastle fans will be too upset, it’s not like he’s a geordie given the number nine starting every week, then leaving.

  • 17 Lee Dodd // Apr 14, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    I would Give him a New 2 Year Deal Now Were In Europe we will attract Bigger players Now so if he goes then we will replace him with as Gooder player anyway. Danny is a Good lad but I am afraid to say He is Injured to Often Like Alan Smith !!!!!




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