Danny Guthrie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Danny Guthrie
Danny Guthrie v Ipswich.jpg
Guthrie playing for Newcastle United in 2010
Personal information
Full name Danny Sean Guthrie[1]
Date of birth (1987-04-18) 18 April 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Shrewsbury, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Reading
Number 20
Youth career
2000–2002 Manchester United
2002–2005 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Liverpool 3 (0)
2007 Southampton (loan) 10 (0)
2007–2008 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 25 (0)
2008–2012 Newcastle United 92 (7)
2012– Reading 53 (5)
National team
2002–2003 England U16 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:27, 4 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Danny Sean Guthrie (born 18 April 1987) is an English footballer who plays for Reading as a midfielder. He has represented the England under-16s at international level.

Early life[edit]

Born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Guthrie attended Thomas Telford School from the age of 11 until he was 16 while he was also a part of the Manchester United youth academy. He was a member of a very successful football squad at his school, winning many County Cups and reaching the semi-finals in the English School's National Football Tournament. Guthrie then left Shropshire to live on Merseyside at the age of 16 to further his footballing career at Liverpool.

Club career[edit]

Liverpool[edit]

His first appearance with the Liverpool senior team came in the summer 2006 pre-season friendly at Wrexham, where he played as a left midfielder. He made his competitive first-team debut after being named on the bench in a Football League Cup tie against Reading on 25 October 2006, coming on as a 62nd minute substitute for Mohamed Sissoko. A month later he made his Premier League debut, again as a substitute, against Portsmouth. He started his first match for Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League against Galatasaray on 5 December, which ended in a 3–2 away defeat for Liverpool.

Southampton (on loan)[edit]

On 2 March 2007, Guthrie signed for Southampton on an emergency loan deal until the end of the month[3][4] which was subsequently extended to the end of the season.

Bolton Wanderers (on loan)[edit]

Guthrie spent the 2007–08 season with Bolton Wanderers, who at the start of the season were managed by former Liverpool player and coach Sammy Lee.[5] Lee left the club by mutual consent in October, and there was speculation that Guthrie would not stay at Bolton for the rest of his loan spell, However, Gary Megson showed faith in Guthrie when he took over and he played intermittently. He scored on his Bolton debut against Fulham in the League Cup,[6] his first professional goal. He was also in the starting XI for the Bolton team that drew 2–2 with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena during the UEFA Cup. Megson further showed faith in Guthrie by starting him in the line up in Megson's second league match, a victory at home to Manchester United. Guthrie completed the season with 25 Premier League appearances before returning to Liverpool.

Newcastle United[edit]

Guthrie signed for Newcastle on 11 July 2008 for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £2.5m, on a four-year contract. His new manager, Kevin Keegan, compared him to former Newcastle favourites Rob Lee and Paul Bracewell.[7] Guthrie made his debut for Newcastle in a pre-season game against Hartlepool United, where he came on at half time and managed to score one goal and create another. He added to this on 6 August, by scoring against PSV Eindhoven at St. James' Park on his home debut. On 17 August, Guthrie made his competitive debut alongside fellow debutants Jonás Gutiérrez and Fabricio Coloccini in a 1–1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. On 13 September Guthrie received a late red card being sent off in a home loss to Hull City, following a cynical hack at Craig Fagan, who was later revealed to have broken his leg.[8] He scored his first Premier League goal for Newcastle on 14 December as part of a 3–0 away win against Portsmouth. His second goal came on 26 December from the penalty spot as part of a 2–1 away loss to Wigan Athletic.

In the 2008–09 season, Guthrie featured regularly and formed a midfield partnership with Nicky Butt prolonged by an injury sustained by Joey Barton, the former Manchester City player having temporarily kept Guthrie out of the starting line-up following a return from suspension. For his performances during the season he gained praise from the media and fans alike, becoming a surprise favourite with the Toon Army as a result.[citation needed]

Guthrie became more of a regular in the 2009–10 season as Newcastle, relegated from the Premiership, began life in the Football League Championship. He scored three goals in three games, netting in the 4–3 League Cup win over Huddersfield Town, and then scoring the only goal in a 1–0 win over Leicester City, then in the 2–2 draw against West Bromwich Albion. Guthrie scored two goals and was voted man of the match in a 6–1 win over Barnsley He had his best season with Newcastle in the Championship, scoring 5 goals from 43 games and having his team's highest number of assists (13).[9]

After promotion to the Premier League, Guthrie took part in Newcastle's pre-season fixtures, playing in the 2–2 draw with PSV on the left wing, and in central midfield alongside Joey Barton in a 2–1 defeat to Rangers. He missed the opening fixtures of the 2010–11 Premier League season against Manchester United, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackpool with a knee injury . He returned to contention in October after making a string of reserve team games. He returned to play against Wigan Athletic in a 2–2 draw, playing on the right wing. He was dropped for the next game after an unimpressive display.[10]

Guthrie was an out of favour player with Newcastle after the signing of Cheick Tioté. The consistent form of Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan also kept the 24-year old on the bench throughout much of the season and he only registered 1 assist.

A knee injury suffered in pre-season kept Guthrie out of the first few months of the 2011–12 Premier League season and made his return in the 4–3 League Cup defeat to Blackburn Rovers, scoring a long range goal in the process. Due to an injury to Tioté, Guthrie started against Stoke City and Everton. On 21 January 2012 he scored a superb long range goal against Fulham at Craven Cottage to give Newcastle a 1–0 lead, in a game they would eventually go on to lose 5–2.[11]

He was released by Newcastle United on 1 June 2012.[12] Shortly thereafter, his £40,000 wedding was marred by violence, and police were twice called out to the stately home where it was hosted.[13]

Reading[edit]

On 29 June 2012, Guthrie signed a three-year contract at newly promoted Premier League club Reading on a free transfer.[14] He scored his first goal for Reading in only his second game, away at Chelsea, after goalkeeper Petr Cech spilled his free kick into the net.[15] In October it was reported by local and national newspapers that Guthrie and Reading manager Brian McDermott had fallen out after he was dropped from the team for the 3–3 draw with Fulham.[16] The claims were denied by both the player and manager.[17] On 11 December McDermott revealed that Guthrie had refused to travel with the team for the away game against Sunderland as his "head was not in the right place".[18] He was fined two weeks wages and the following day issued a full apology stating that he had "loved his time at the club" and would do everything in his power to regain a first team spot.[19] McDermott later stated that he was happy to draw a line under the recent events and that Guthrie still had a future at the club.[20][21]

He began the 2013–14 season in good form, scoring twice against Birmingham City and earning a Championship Player of the Month nomination,[22] though he eventually lost out to Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick.[23] He attributed his upturn in form to the new style of football implemented by McDermott's replacement Nigel Adkins.[24]

International career[edit]

At international level Guthrie represented the England under-16s.[25][26]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 22 April 2014.[27]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Liverpool 2006–07 Premier League 3 0 0 0 3 0 1[a] 0 7 0
Southampton (loan) 2006–07 Championship 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 12 0
Bolton Wanderers (loan) 2007–08 Premier League 25 0 1 0 2 1 7[b] 0 35 1
Newcastle United 2008–09 Premier League 24 2 2 0 1 0 27 2
2009–10 Championship 38 4 3 0 2 1 43 5
2010–11 Premier League 14 0 0 0 1 0 15 0
2011–12 Premier League 16 1 1 0 2 1 19 2
Total 92 7 6 0 6 2 104 9
Reading 2012–13 Premier League 21 1 3 0 1 0 25 1
2013–14 Championship 32 4 1 0 0 0 33 4
Total 53 5 4 0 1 0 58 5
Career total 183 12 11 0 12 3 10 0 216 15
  1. ^ Appearance in the Champions League
  2. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Cup

Honours[edit]

Newcastle United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England & Wales births 1837–2006". FindMyPast. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Premier League Player Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Liverpool FC. "Midfielder set to leave on loan". Retrieved 2 March 2007. 
  4. ^ saintsfc.co.uk. "Saints sign Guthrie". Retrieved 3 March 2007. 
  5. ^ news.bbc.co.uk (3 July 2007). "Guthrie seals loan move to Bolton". BBC News. Retrieved 21 June 2007. 
  6. ^ "Fulham 1–2 Bolton (aet)". BBC. 26 September 2007. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  7. ^ nufc.co.uk. "Daniel Compared To Former Favourites". Retrieved 18 July 2008. 
  8. ^ Sky Sports. "Tigers increase Toon trauma". Retrieved 13 September 2008. 
  9. ^ "NUFC 2009–10 Season Assists Stats". nufc.co.uk. 2 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Guthrie over Magpies injury worry". BBC News. 22 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "Fulham 5–2 Newcastle". BBC Sport. 21 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Magpies Announce Retained List". Newcastle United. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "Battle of Allerton Castle". Daily Mail Online. 11 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Danny Guthrie joining Royals". Reading F.C. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "Chelsea 4–2 Reading". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  16. ^ Rumsby, Ben (29 October 2012). "Brian McDermott denies bust-up with Reading midfielder Danny Guthrie". The Independent. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "Ex-Toon midfielder Danny Guthrie denies bust-up". Reading Chronicle. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Brian on Guthrie". Reading F.C. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Guthrie tells Reading FC he's sorry and he loves the club". Reading Post. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "Update:Danny's apology". Reading F.C. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "Reading rebel Danny Guthrie forgiven for refusing to play, says boss Brian McDermott". Sky Sports. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  22. ^ "Player of the Month nominations". The Football League. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  23. ^ "McGoldrick named Player of the Month". The Football League. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "Danny Guthrie feels revitalised under Nigel Adkins". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  25. ^ Ryder, Lee (20 January 2012). "Danny Guthrie just focused on 40-point mark". Evening Chronicle (Newcastle). Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  26. ^ "Danny Guthrie". The Football Association. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  27. ^ Danny Guthrie career stats at Soccerbase

External links[edit]