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The Next Steven Gerrard Signs for Newcastle

The Next Steven Gerrard Signs for Newcastle

Former Bolton loanee, Danny Guthrie has moved to Newcastle United from Liverpool. The fee was undisclosed and estimates of it vary widely. Setanata Sports News had it at £4 million whilst the Guardian have gone for a more modest £1 million. The report in the latter paper included a splendidly daft statement.

`Guthrie was first identified by the manager, Kevin Keegan, as a potential new signing during a successful loan spell at Bolton last season and Newcastle have managed to steal the midfielder from under the nose of Wanderers' manager, Gary Megson,` gushed Simon Williams, showing a talent for fantasy that almost matches that of the Daily Mirror`s Alan 'Porky` Nixon.

For most of Guthrie`s time at Bolton, Keegan wasn`t in football and claimed not to be even watching games. Identifying anyone as a potential signing would have been a fine achievement.

While Guthrie showed promise at times, the idea that he was the 'next Steven Gerrard` owed more to scouse hyperbole rather than any realistic assessment of the player`s abilities. He lacked end product and although his energy and enthusiasm couldn`t be doubted, he tended to waste most of it running around in circles. His ability to carry the ball was negated by a head-down approach that often led to him running out of pitch. Maybe in time he will become an effective Premiership performer, but there is much work to do if that is to be achieved. We wish him well.



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Writer:Richard McCormick
Date:Saturday July 12 2008
Time: 10:50AM

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Comments

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english 21 premier league experience. potential. 2million... not bad in my opinion
Toon4LiFe
12/07/2008 14:28:00
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I thought he did OK at Bolton but could have done better. I think he is one for the future and I would have liked him to come to Bolton on a perm move. I think the fat spanish waiter at Liverpool has a chip on his shoulder about Bolton.
durkinip
14/07/2008 17:14:00
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If he was the next Stevie G don't think Lpool would have let him go.
Tiny T
14/07/2008 18:14:00
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