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Danny Simpson Delighted With Newcastle Debut

11:55 am, Thursday, August 20th, 2009 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

Danny Simpson played a solid game in his debut last night for Newcastle.

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Danny Simpson - played well last night

Danny Simpson seemed to enjoy his debut, and says that playing in front of a huge crowd at St James’ Park (43,908) has instantly left him wanting more.

Simpson made his debut last night after joining Newcastle from Manchester United on loan until January.

The 22 year-old Salford-born defender has played close to 70 first class games in his career, and hopes for another win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Simpson, who is best friends with fellow Newcastle player Danny Guthrie, said today:

“When you are playing in front of 43,000 fans the noise is incredible.” “As a debut it was perfect for me.”

“We’ve got the clean sheet and picked up three points, that is the main thing for me.”

“When you come into a team that has won excellently against Reading and won 3-0, you are worried that you might not keep that run going.”

“But I am pleased we didn’t concede and picked up the win.”

Danny seems a good lad, and he’s an excellent technical player who is at home either defending or moving forward.

We think he will play a lot of games for Newcastle in his loan spell, which hopefully can be extended until the end of the season, if he does as well as we think he will.

But he’s an excellent addition to the Newcastle squad.

Comments welcome.



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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dan4Toon // Aug 20, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    good solid signing and you never know with man u already got Neville, Rafael, O’shea and even Hargreaves for Rb so we could buy him in the summer!

  • 2 BT9MAG // Aug 20, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Looks good, lacking a little confidence going forward in my opinion but that’s probably due to it being his debut. Also thought he backed off a bit too much, but like I said, probably not wanting to dive in/get done on his debut…

    There was one opportunity last night when he was on the edge of the box with his hands on while we were attacking down the left…he was totally unmarked and had a clear sight of goal – with a few games under his belt I’d say he’d be screaming for the ball in the same position again!

  • 3 nufc1818 // Aug 20, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    played very well i thought last night
    always cleaning up ryan taylors mistakes
    very calm and solid

  • 4 nufc1818 // Aug 20, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    great tackle near the end

  • 5 baldynapper // Aug 20, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Won’t be able to buy him in the summer……..His contract expires next summer!!!!!!!

    We could get him on a pre-contract in January

  • 6 stafford // Aug 20, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    I saw a different player to you lot maybe because it was his debut. He doesnt give an option from goal kicks as I dont think he is confident on the ball, he was wrong sided and rolled on a number of occasions and struggled to even take a throw in. Remember this kid has been sent back, not recalled on a number of occasions. So I think we have a right back that cant take throw ins, cant defend and doesnt like being in posession of the ball. He will be available in the summer as he simply isnt good enough. Please prove me wrong Danny

  • 7 dave 1961 // Aug 20, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    i thought the same but he has to be given time to settle

  • 8 punk skunk... // Aug 20, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Terrible debut by Simpson there like…
    …1-0 win, clean sheet, with him in defense…
    …Doubt he’ll grow in confidence based on that…I think we should all booo his every touch next time out…He’s already had far too many chances & way too much time…Maybe we should send him back?..

  • 9 Bill F // Aug 20, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    If he is as good or potentially as good as people are making out (unfortunately I missed out on even seeing highlights :( ) then I would imagine Ferguson will want him back, he aint stupid. Still if he helps us be clear at the top come his return, then I for one would settle for that.

  • 10 punk skunk... // Aug 20, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Rudolf took Owen…
    …Wise move!..

  • 11 punk skunk... // Aug 20, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    i meant…
    ?

  • 12 stafford // Aug 20, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Punk skunk – your being a bit childish, dave 1961 and I are just writing what we saw and the facts of his careers to date, not what we wanted to see. Although I am sure we both want him to do well and will be behind him when he plays!

  • 13 punk skunk... // Aug 20, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    stafford,
    no i’m not mate…
    …I’m just sick of fans impatience with new players on their debut, especially when they’re a kid a la Simpson…
    …Maybe if people were a bit more measure in their appraisals i’d go with the flow!?!..

    …’cos, before you know it, others are jumpin’ on the bandwaggon of hatred & doom, please don’t say that that doesn’t happen here…Many a Toon player has succumbed to fan pressure whence at SJP!..

  • 14 punk skunk... // Aug 20, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    ps..
    i thought i was bein’ facecious rather than childish…
    …Soz, it just gauls me!..

  • 15 Macas35 // Aug 20, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    He looked very average but he’s only been here a few days.

  • 16 doofa the loofa // Aug 20, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    @ punk skunk….
    is facecious a posh way of saying oral sex? lol

    @stafford easy ffs. debut…. hello.

  • 17 punk skunk... // Aug 20, 2009 at 8:49 PM

    doofa,
    i thought it was somethin’ to do with poo!..
    :)




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