Newcastle Show Interest In Red Devils’ Danny Simpson

Manchester United have today announced that Frazier Campbell, Danny Simpson and Darron Gibson will be on the transfer list and should go looking for new clubs.


Danny Simpson – good young player

And manager Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping the sale of the players will raise as much as £10M.

Hull City, who only escaped relegation because  Newcastle had even a worse record than theirs this year, had tried to sign Campbell last summer, and are now pursuing the England U21 International. once again.

He is expected to cost around £5M, but news that both Birmingham (promoted to the Premier League) and Newcastle (relegated from the Premier League) are interested in the £1M Simpson. Newcastle should be able to afford that, once the club sells some of  its  overpaid, under-performing and  disgraced players that took the club down last season.

The 5’9″ 22 year-old right back, had previously been on loan to Royal Antwerp (30), Sunderland (14),  Ipswich (8) and Blackburn Rovers, (12) and looked a more than decent player.  So the lad has  64 first class appearances under his belt.

Danny was born in Salford, and came through the Manchester United Youth Academy, made 3 appearances for the Red Devils first team, and has one year left on his contract.

But it must be difficult for the Newcastle club to recruit any new players, until they know who the next manager will be, and if it is Alan Shearer the club will still be a big draw, even in the Championship, and have a much improved chance of signing some of these excellent youngsters.

Newcastle seem determined to have a more balanced squad for next season,  and are looking for cover at full back with Bristol City’s Bradley Orr, who is also a right back.

Either of these players would be excellent buys as back-up to Habib Beye next season, and it will probably depend on the asking price, as to who Newcastle would bring in.

But that is very much dependent  on who the manger will be, of course, as Mike Ashley continues to have the club’s hands tied behind its back, as he seeks a new owner at a most unfortunate time.

There’s no shame in being laid off by one of the best club teams in the world, and all three players should attract considerable interest.

Comments welcome.

50 comments so far

  • mylestoon

    Jun 4, 2009 at 2:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Gibson and cmpbell would be good buys.

  • Danish_Magpie

    Jun 4, 2009 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Sign all 3!

  • obamagic

    Jun 4, 2009 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #3

    agreed! sell Nolan & Ameobi to raise the money and purchase all 3 of them…

  • Isaac Hunt

    Jun 4, 2009 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #4

    This story is of no consequence whatsoever. Joe Kinnear doesn’t even know if he will still be manager next seasosn.

  • Isaac Hunt

    Jun 4, 2009 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Didn’t they do well? Let’s look at the old scoreboard. Nice to see you…. to see you nice! 🙁

  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 4, 2009 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Gibson and Campbell please.

  • Widowmaker

    Jun 4, 2009 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Sorry for bring up another topic here, but I think it is great that now Steve Bruce has been named as the manager of Mackems. This will help many to understand that Shearer loves the club but other Geordie managers don’t necessary do so.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 4, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Not to dwell on the Bruce thing but having watched the interview on SSN this morning and him claiming that Sunderland are a “big club” with a £42 turn out.

    Hmmmm we were averaging what £47K per home match and we aint a big club or so we keep getting told.

    Not arsed what happens with the mackems but will relish in any defeat they encounter.

  • lesh

    Jun 4, 2009 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Off thread but I think we know why Owen didn’t do the business in crucial games…… he was obviously upset at the Express saying that no prem teams wanted him and he was to retire as a result!

    “……… He [Owen’s brief] said the player’s distress was aggravated by the fact the article was published on the eve of an important game in which his club was fighting to avoid relegation”

    So now we know!!

  • ian

    Jun 4, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #10

    I agree widowmaker, sometimes it is managers who are trying to make money and raise their profile for their egos not the best interests of the club, for me I keep saying it but I would prefer Roeder, Shearer is a complete unknown and the last games were terrible, Dowie has the experience and none of it showed in the last games, possibly Roeder and Shearer may work, but that would mean both of them working for sensible money, Roeder to assist scouting and youth selection in to the first team and to assist Shearer generally.

  • gibbotwg

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Id love to see us buy Gibson!!!!

  • ObaFan2

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #12

    Here’s an interesting (and long) read about Shearer and other managers of the Toon.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #13

    as i have been saying all along, i would be over the moon if we got gibson, he is real qaulity on the ball, will be good for many years to come

  • HalftimeBovril

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #14

    On a different note, apparently a Middle Eastern consortium is planning on buying Nott’s County. Do you think they’ve got a little confused which team they wanted to buy who play in black & white and are known as the magpies.

  • ObaFan2

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #15

    HalftimeBovril, shame our current owner didn’t make that mistake when he wanted to buy the Magpies 🙁

  • Ericles

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #16

    Go an get Darron Gibson and Danny Simpson. Let Hull have Nolan and we will go for Gibson.
    Darron is 21 and already played for the Irish Republic first XI five times already. It has been said we need to spice up our midfield. Well I think Gibson would be a good choice. I think Simpson would be a better bet than Orr. As for Frazer Campbell? We need an experienced striker alongside our young ones and I think Campbell would prefer his on loan club Spurs.

  • HalftimeBovril

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #17

    True, OF2.

    Heres hopeing for some good news soon

  • ObaFan2

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #18

    Journalism at its best, this time from the daily mail:

    “Yet Quinn is a Geordie who was thought to hanker after the Newcastle and Manchester United jobs and has regularly used smaller clubs as stepping stones.”


  • tooneskimo

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #19

    On a different note….
    Any idea’s what will be happening with 09/10 season tickets? does anybody still work at SJP?

  • tooneskimo

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #20

    ObaFan2, shocking bit of proof reading
    “Quinn” should read “Bruce”….
    Fools and their money are soon parted…
    just ask wor Mike.

  • ian

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #21

    Obafan2 the conclusion of that is pretty much how i see it.

    If someone absolutely loaded buys the club and does a Man City or Chelsea then Shearer may be the man for the job but with better support than Dowie.

    If not it could be the biggest mistake ever, if Shearer has to buy budget players in a league he is unfamilar with and buys the wrong players, gets no money to correct any errors and the team sinks down the table the fans and press etc will be divided on Shearer’s lack of ability, owners lack of funds or unwilling to back the manager it could be a disaster. For me the games he managed were terrible, he had one winning formation when he used Martins and Viduka as killer subs then never repeated the winning system again. Keegan found an odd but winning formula and stuck to it where he could for the remainder of last season, the difference between experience and a novice.

    I think Shearer will be a good manager but I think he needs to go and manage an already reasonable team so all is required is tweaking not a full team purchase and sales at the same time, complete with a potential new owner, that would be difficult for the most seasoned manager never mind Shearer.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #22

    On a different tack I see there are 3 PL clubs in for Martins. Sell him quick if anyone is willing to pay serious money for him we should snap their hands off. He’s a headless chicken

  • Micky Toon

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #23

    Before we get all excited over ManU cast offs, we would do well to remember that no one will sign for a club that currently has no owner to speak of and no manager.

  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #24

    i se an england fan has been shot so there not just stabbing us now there shooting us as well

  • hitman

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #25

    aye batty shocking, batty i see workys blog has went into meltdown(comments arnt showing and keeps logging me out)lol

  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #26

    Tooneskimo –

    Ive tried to contact the box office and all email have been returned undeliverable and the tel system just sends you to a loop and I eventually got xferred to the HR department!!

    Im assuming we will hear once we know what is happening with the banks etc.

  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #27

    hitman what a joke the mackems have a geordie manager ide love it if he took them doon

  • hitman

    Jun 4, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #28

    lol,that would be great.

  • hitman

    Jun 4, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #29

    what boils me pi$$ batty ths scum are the up why were on the doon.

  • nufcindia

    Jun 4, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #30

    Give me the job- There is nothing to lose

    My opinion

    I dont believe Mike Ashley is going to sell the club at this time because he is a business man and he doesnt have to take such a huge loss. I think Shearer demanded much more transfer money because of the position he is in. He has the support of all newcastle supporters and he can demand what he wants. But maybe Ashley doesnt want to spent more money into it. So may be this sale thing is just something ashley is doing to make Shearer lower his demands. But all Mike Ashley needs to understand is that Shearer is not the only manager out there. Only thing Mike has to do is to get a manager who is good at what great Mr Bobby Robson used say carpet football. Get a manager who is good at playing attacking football.Steve Bruce was good but he has gone now. Martinez is there and he is an excellent candidate. I have heard everyone saying that Shearer has done many good things at the club. But i have not seen a single sign of that on the pitch. Yes he should not be judged until he is give a complete season to work with. But if you cant get an agreement in place with him get a manager who like to play passing football

  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #31

    sky sports have just sed newcastle are 245 mill in debt whats all that aboot

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 4, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #32

    Simpson is rubbish.

    Couldn’t buy a game at Blckburn who dont even have a RB.

  • Rangerman

    Jun 4, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #33

    he had one winning formation when he used Martins and Viduka as killer subs then never repeated the winning system again.


    it was hardly a winning system since they both came off the bench in a game that finished 1-0 to Spurs.

  • RyanToon

    Jun 4, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #34

    we should avoid signing simpson and campbell

    gibson would be a top signing

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 4, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #35


  • ian

    Jun 4, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Rangerman you are muddled, it was a 70th minute sub at the Boro and we won.

    Martins and Viduak used as subs then we never did it again.

    Considering Viduka wasnt back to full fitness and Martins was carrying a groin injury which we did not know at that time but the club did, it was a moment of brilliance by Shearer and Dowie, a moment of brilliance that they did not just replicate in the next match which was dumb.

  • ian

    Jun 4, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #37

    Viduka, Lovenkrands and Martins were subs.

  • Rangerman

    Jun 4, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Viduka started the Boro game, Ian.

    It looks like you’re the one that’s muddled.

  • ian

    Jun 4, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #39

    you are right rangerman, the other striker sub was Carrol wasnt he? trying to think back again, but anyhow that was not repeated again and it was a winning formula, not very bright when something works is it?

  • Doocey

    Jun 4, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #40

    Would love if we got all 3.
    Especially Gibson and Campell.
    Could see Gibson actually coming to Newcastle but then again bigger teams will be after him 🙁


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