Danny Simpson Willing To Play In Any Position For Newcastle

Danny Simpson rather surprisingly turned out at left back for Newcastle United on Saturday, as they were held by Bristol City at home 0-0.

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Danny Simpson – played left back Saturday

The loan signing from Manchester United turned out at left-back in the absence of Jose Enrique, who had a very slight hamstring injury, but Danny has now played across the back four for the Magpies this season.

Enrique was ruled out on Friday, and Hughton seems to have had no hesitation in switching the 22-year-old to the left side of his defence.

And Simpson helped the Newcastle defense to their 7th clean sheet in 11 league games, in which they have conceded just 5 goals so far this season – not too bad at all.

And our defense could be the foundation on which we can build a promotion winning season – and lets’ not forget if we can get promoted this season, that would be just absolutely fantastic –  unbelievable.

Chris said today:

“Jose was very much touch and go, but he had a fitness test and just missed out,” “I very much expect him to be fit for the next game.”

“Danny Simpson’s also been carrying a knock. I told him I was going to play him at left-back, and he was enthusiastic, and just delighted to be playing. Overall, he deputised very well.”

Danny seems to be a willing player in any position for the club, and he just wants to play during his time on Tyneside.

But it’s good that Danny has proved he is useful at left back, although one of our youngsters, 19 year-old Hungarian Tamas Kadar is also more than useful at left back, as well as center-back.

Comments always welcome.

34 comments so far

  • Macas35

    Oct 5, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #1

    At least he was willing to cross with his wrong foot.


    Oct 5, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #2

    i’m liking danny, he’s put in some good performances for a lad his age and his attitude seems to be the right kinda thing we’re looking for.

    we are in a position now that we’ve lost a lot of the over priced dead wood and the rest will be pretty much out come the end of the season, lets hope history does not repeat itself and any prospective signings fit into the correct mould

  • G

    Oct 5, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #3

    I have to dissagree with some of the comments above, but I thought at LB Danny got bullied off the ball far to easily. It was no lack of effort on his part, and I agree that he gave it his best, but he did not look like a player comfortable with being on that side to me.

  • Bucks mag

    Oct 5, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #4

    I think Danny has made a good start to his Toon career. Very solid player, and has replaced Habib Beye quite well. To my mind he follows a line of soild Man U youth players who can’t cut it at the club but make it else where i.e. Frazier Campbell, Sylvain Ebanks-Blake, Liam Richardson

  • DJG

    Oct 5, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #5

    He looks a very good player with a good engine and time on his side, I hope he wants to stay here. This is the sort of player we should be trying to attract.

  • G

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #6

    I agree Bucks mag, and I would love to keep Danny when his loan expires. I would just rather not see him on the left again!

  • MacToon

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Well G we needed him on the left as we have had no cover for years for Jose, well Zog then Duff..lol

    Atleast he didn’t moan and played his best, we kept a clean sheet and more experience for him in the first team.

    I also agree that I hope we keep him after the loan period.

  • Irish Toon

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #8

    CH is doing far better than anyone/everyone ever predicted! As for danny simpson I had no faith in this lad but i have been proved very wrong. All in all support needed apply within . . . . be proud boys we’re proving that we have and will always will have the best support in the land!

  • G

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #9

    I defer to MacToon with regard to Danny not moaning. He did graft hard, he just got exposed that on the left side he is weak. We do need cover there desparately, somebody mentioned on another thread that there was a possibility of Aaron Hughes coming in on loan. Was this ever a serious link, or just speculation? For a right footer he wasn’t to bad on the left, and his versatility could be an asset. Would prefer it if we could shave 5 or 6 years of his MOT like!

  • MacToon

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Mentioned the “didn’t moan” thinking of Dyer…..

    For me I’d kill to play in black n white and cannot understand anyone who isn’t like that and moans because it’s not their position, moan if you don’t play I understand 🙂

  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 5, 2009 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #11

    This story is spin, nothing else, to cover up yet another disgrace at this club.
    We have needed cover at left back for 12 months or more and still we play players out of position there when Enrique is injured and we keep on bringing in forwards and midfielders when full back cover is essential.
    Why we cant bring a left back in is beyond me.

  • toonsy

    Oct 5, 2009 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #12

    BBB – Speaking of Enrique, does anyone actually know how long he is out for? Is it just a tweak on his hamstring or a full pull?

  • OHurley

    Oct 5, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #13


    I think it was just a little tweak. He should be back pretty soon. Let’s pray, because when he and Jonas are on the left, it’s just too much for these fizzy poppers to handle.

  • chuck

    Oct 5, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Seems like a decent youngster and could be come a permanent member if he proves to work out during the next couple of months.
    He`s that type of player we should be looking at, willing to play anywhere any time, looking to gain experience and improve himself as a professional and have a future in the game.
    There are I am sure plenty of these youngsters available, who are laboring to get a game with some of the larger clubs, not only in the UK but on the continent.
    Now is the time to attempt to recruit promising youngsters like Simpson, who are ready to take that step up to playing in the PL.
    Whether it`s on the agenda of our present owner seems unlikely, but if he had any understanding of the game, would realize it`s
    a policy that would be in his best interest.

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 5, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Give Kadar a chance at left back.

  • OHurley

    Oct 5, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #16


    That’s thinkin like a professional football manager, m8. I completely agree. I’m hopeful that we can pick Simpson up permanently. And several more.

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 5, 2009 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Chuck, once the club sorts itself out hopefully we can organise some sort of structured scouting system. There is also plenty of non league players out there as well that are chomping at the bit to be given a chance and would cost peanuts to buy rather than blindly plucking names outta the hat for £10 million from the continent. There has been plenty of successful players which have made the transition from non league to the bigger leagues like Les Ferdinand and Stan Collymore.

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 5, 2009 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Great player – but not ours and will be back to Manure as soon as he can. Love his attitude just cant see FatAsh trying to sign him !!

  • ganiyu

    Oct 5, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #19

    how come we dont win 3 games in a row?

  • newcastle29

    Oct 5, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #20

    off topic! can’t believe the england match is not on live t.v. on saturday.

  • newcastle29

    Oct 5, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #21

    off topic again! strange that lamb arse has gone off on holiday! do we think this maybe the end of the road for him?

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 5, 2009 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #22

    Off topic – the internet will die !!!
    Wont be paying for it until it is proven

  • newcastle29

    Oct 5, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #23

    BlacknWhite Barmy.

    its free on bet365!

  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 5, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #24

    off topic, im now on mars bars

  • ganiyu

    Oct 5, 2009 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #25

    by buy buy moat

  • ganiyu

    Oct 5, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #26

    england aint winning any world cup

  • toonsy

    Oct 5, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #27


  • dave 1961

    Oct 5, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #28

    if someone had of said a bit earlier about Llambias going on holiday i would have sneaked to that airport and put some superglue on the undercarriage to stop the bugger landing again.

  • AndyNUFC

    Oct 5, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #29

    I remember reading in a paper somewhere about Steve Bruce and his scouting contacts. I distinctly remember him saying that one of his contacts also did work for us… Which I thought was quite a statement… Seeing as half of our buys are nowhere near as good as his have been for his past 2 clubs.

    Players like Palacios, Figueroa, Valencia, those french blokes he brought in at Sunderland… Good players, on the cheap.

    Personally I believe these days half of being a manager is being able to buy like that. Wenger does it, Bruce does it on a much lower level, but still gets good players.

    I really wish we had have got him and had a scouting system set up by him, he seems to get in class players for the prices he pays.

  • ende

    Oct 5, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #30


    Folks, we lads over at HowayTheBlog.com have uncovered the conversation between Keegan and Wise leading up to the underhanded signing of Nacho Gonzalez on Twitter! 😉 (enjoy)

  • thud and blunder

    Oct 5, 2009 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #33


    and another, this one from George Caulkin from the Times.

    Fingers crossed!!!

  • Ericles

    Oct 6, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #34

    A good attitude from Danny. Hope he stays for good. I can see him developing into a really good player.


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