FI 08: Danny Guthrie

FI 08: Danny Guthrie

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The 2018 Liga1 campaign is nearly upon us.

One of the most eye-catching pre-season signings has been Mitra Kukar’s capture of Danny Guthrie.

The midfielder has extensive experience in the Premier League and The Championship in England. He rose through the ranks at Liverpool then featured for a host of other clubs, notably Newcastle, Reading and Blackburn

But what made Guthrie swap Ewood Park to East Kalimantan? How has he found the transition and what does he want to achieve in Indonesia.


2.50 The options he had to move abroad

5.20 “I wanted to take myself out of my comfort zone”

6.55 The early impression and being a fish out of water

8.32 Danny’s view on facilities and standard of play

10.20 Adapting his English style to Indonesia conditions

12.35 The set up and ambition at MitraKukar this season

14.15 Persija, Bali and the title contenders

15.15 Danny assess the strength of Liga1 teams

17.40 Differences in football culture between Europe and Indonesia. Mitra Kukar’s style this season

19.20 Why the best teams might have a European style

20.15 The fans and the way they have reacted to him

21.20 The travel factor 

23.30 Exploring the area around East Kalimantan

24.40 His wife’s singing career

25.40 The musical culture in Indonesia

26.05 Why no-one talks about Indonesia

28.00 The football potential in his new country

30.30 Danny’s thoughts on his post-playing career

32.55 Learning Bahasa

33.55 Danny’s football heroes and training with Steven Gerrard

35.35 Best player he played against… and why it is not Ronaldo

36.20 Why Newcastle and Liverpool gave him his best times in football

37.15 His best ever coach / manager

38.55 The personal and club ambitions for 2018


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