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Danny Simpson Definitely Fit For Sheffield United Game

3:22 pm, Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 86 Comments

Danny Simpson is expected to be fit for the Sheffield United game after a recurrence of  an ankle injury kept him out of the game on Saturday.

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Danny Simpson – recurrence of ankle injury last week

Chris Hughton talked about Danny Simpson today to the Evening Chronicle:

“Danny has been missing with an ankle injury which recurred from when we played Plymouth earlier in the season at St James’ Park.”

“That’s what kept him out, and he’ll definitely be fit for the next game.” “To have Danny back is a boost for us undoubtedly and increases our options.”

“We know that he can play in more than one position across the back four.” “Hopefully there will be more than one player returning to give us those options.”

It’s a good question as to who will be playing in the center of Newcastle’s defense on Monday night, but it would appear that Tamas Kadar may well be given another game, but we have to hope that the experienced Fabricio Coloccini is available by then too.

As we mentioned yesterday manager Chris Hughton has been delighted by the application of  Hungarian youngster Tamas Kadar, who held his own on Saturday, and had a decent second half.

Hughton talked about young Kadar:

“Tamas is a young player who is learning his trade.” “It is a fantastic education for him to be involved with the first team.”

“And like any young player, he is learning game by game.”

Chris is right, and the more games the youngster gets under his belt will bring out the fact that he’s a safety-first type of center-back, who looks a good bet to be a future first-teamer at Newcastle.

Tamas can contribute massively to Newcastle while Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Khizanishvili are out of the team, for one reason or another.

Tags: Danny Simpson · Fabricio Coloccini · Newcastle News · Tamas Kadar

86 responses so far ↓

  • 1 premier // Oct 27, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    Need at least 1 loan player who wont get jeered at

  • 2 Marty-Toon // Oct 27, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Will be good to have Danny back and maybe Tamas and he can play together
    otherwise i would go for
    1.Danny Colo Tamas Jose
    2.Danny Tamas Kish(if allowed to play) Jose
    Not a bad line up and should have goals in it and a bit of bite

  • 3 Partizan // Oct 27, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    They’ve won the Italian Cup,they’re in Liga Europa….but no president can mess with hardcore fans…..small example how to take justice into our own hands,Ashley felt that at Scunthorpe.

  • 4 DJG // Oct 27, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    ”will bring out the fact that he’s a safety-first type of center-back”,

    what like when he passed them the ball for their goal!

    Will be vital to have Simps and Collo back but we are never the same without S.Taylor IMO.

  • 5 giimps // Oct 27, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    gotta hope he doesent play Kadar and Simpson @ cb together, the reason tamas “passed the ball back to one of their players ” was cos he was at the lb position, with no cover from jose or jonas, I agree he should of hit it into row z but , he tried to boot it up field and didnt get enough on it.
    Lesson learnt one hopes.

  • 6 Ollieh51 // Oct 27, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Giimps – AGREED!

    Jose and Jonas were shocking. I was disgusted at their inability to pick up men out wide and their poor economy of the ball.

    And if you look at the goal, you can see just how slow to react our defenders were. He was pretty impressive throughout, strong, quick and confident on the ball.

    One mistake and he got punished. Won’t cut it in the top flight!

  • 7 Toon_Factor // Oct 27, 2009 at 8:22 PM

  • 8 Big Dave // Oct 27, 2009 at 8:28 PM

    Seen that T- F. Glad to see Simpson back I think He has done well up untill he was played out of position.

  • 9 Troy Stavers // Oct 27, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    Does anyone use their mobiles as well as their PC’s to log onto this site?

    My mobile doesn’t allow me to post anymore. The “leave a comment” box is never there.

    Does anyone else have this problem?

  • 10 Toon_Factor // Oct 27, 2009 at 9:22 PM

    Troy Stavers

    Yes I had the same problem and i know how to change it, but because your a c untish ways im not going to tell you. 😀

  • 11 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 9:31 PM

    hahahaha. Can’t believe I’m laughing at Toon Factup. Well done.

  • 12 Raffo // Oct 27, 2009 at 9:59 PM

    Where is everyone?!

    I need to ask a ST holder what the crack is with getting tickets for away games. When can the lowly peasents ring for them? I must have a ticket for the Barnsley game, Im not sitting with the outlaws!!!

  • 13 batty // Oct 27, 2009 at 10:05 PM

    TF 😆

  • 14 Raffo // Oct 27, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Well I know where everyone is now!

    I would like to say thanks to Ed for all his hard work but I fear this site is dying a slow death. Theres nobody here anymore. Sad way to finish, esp since there was so much clamour for the site to keep going when Ed wanted to finish.

  • 15 batty // Oct 27, 2009 at 10:49 PM

    raffo aye but the adds do peoples heads in m8 looks like hes taking the p:ss with them now

  • 16 batty // Oct 27, 2009 at 10:49 PM

    raffo ware are they

  • 17 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 10:57 PM

    Batts: Let’s have a heated debate!

  • 18 MacToon // Oct 27, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Raffo, there’s plenty of people still here but I’d imagine most are sick of the owner and not Ed or his blog…. 🙂

    I’ve never really known a time like it, the last two seasons were bad enough for various reasons but the prospect of the owner staying and appointing his lap dog as manager I think is just too much, not that I dislike Hughton but has he got the balls to battle against the fat man? I doubt it, promotion on the cheap if at all is all we can expect and struggle again in the prem next season……. if we’re lucky

    Wow… joy.

    Come on Moat get yer cheque book out and put us out of our misery.

  • 19 nufcjonny // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:01 PM

    Breaking news on NUFC on SSN???!!!

  • 20 Simo // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:01 PM

    Ashley confirms newcastle no longer for sale .. FFS!!

  • 21 nufc1818 // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:06 PM

    at least it means stability
    we need this right now

  • 22 MacToon // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:06 PM

    £20 million into the club, 18 month contract 4 Hughton and club off the market and me…

    had enough!

  • 23 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:07 PM


  • 24 Toonmania // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:09 PM


  • 25 batty // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:09 PM

    isaac do u think its warm

  • 26 ronaldeano // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:10 PM

    I predict a riot…….

  • 27 NewcastleMole // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:10 PM

    Mike Ashley is a Joke

  • 28 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:12 PM

    Batts: It is fairly clement for the time of the year.

  • 29 bri h // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:13 PM

    this could be a disaster for us . i can see fans boycoting games and i cant blame them but if fans do this it is only the club that will suffer and not MA.Hes even asking for sponsors to change the name of the stadium.Im a season ticket holder and being honest i dont know what to do .

  • 30 MacToon // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:13 PM

    fickle all right fgs… UNBELIEVABLE.

    hush money! and money to invest to make more on the club when/if they are promoted!

    Instability…. merry-go-round…..

  • 31 batty // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:13 PM

    aye just a speckle of sea mist coming in here issac

  • 32 batty // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:15 PM

    isaac what do u think of our savior mike keeping the club

  • 33 RyanToon // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:15 PM


  • 34 SBR4EVA // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:17 PM


    It aal went doonhill wen Keegan left. ashley still being the owner tends to drain the goodness out of everything. A just want to see the fat cockney bastad hanging from a crane.

    Ed also hoyimg a pichca or the fatwa on every other story he writes duzn’t dee much for moral either….

    What ever happened to the GOOD OLD DAYS, eh?

    Sperrrrs oron ther way ti owshwits, hitlas ganagas thim igen, etc…

    Keegan, Keegan!

  • 35 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:19 PM

    Batts: When the clocks went back someone told me to remeber “Spring forward, but Fall back”. And I thought “What a git”

  • 36 RyanToon // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:19 PM

    No fcking way can he change the name of our ground!

  • 37 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:20 PM

    batty // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:15 PM

    isaac what do u think of our savior mike keeping the club

    Batts: I worship the ground that’s coming to him.

  • 38 ronaldeano // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:21 PM


    He can and he will because he is a greedy fat cnut

  • 39 Brazilian Geordie // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:22 PM

    here we go again… at past times I’d think naming a permanent manager and getting the club off the market could give the staff and the players I little bit more stability to work.

    but, honestly, now I think that’s not the stability we need. let’s just pretend we don’t think Ashley did it to get more money for the club next year, and if we even get promoted, he may still not sell the club.


  • 40 batty // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:22 PM

    the mike ashley stadium

  • 41 ronaldeano // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:24 PM

    On a lighter note….

    The filth are out the cup because they missed 3 penaltys in the shootout!!!

  • 42 bri h // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:25 PM

    the Barry Moat stadium is my gues

  • 43 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:25 PM

    Look at the end of the day …. it’s time for bed. Nite all.

  • 44 NewcastleMole // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:26 PM

    “Mike will put a further £20m into the Club this week.”

    Of that £20m none of it will go on new players. Its to keep the club running.

  • 45 RyanToon // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:26 PM

    London Park maybe?

    He is a cnut ashley!

  • 46 toonarmy_72 // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:29 PM

    I cannot believe it… I was praying that Barry Moat would have bought the club before January…

    I cannot believe that they are considering renaming the stadium… That is the low of the low….

    I hope MA now gets a football man as chairman, and invests in the squad…

    I support Newcastle United and not Mike Ashley…

    I am hurting… i expect the likes of Steven Taylor to request to leave the club now…. Cant see them wanting to work under MA…


  • 47 bri h // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:31 PM

    hes got to invest in the squad surely he realises thats the best way to achive promotion. CH has done a fine job but lets face it lads he will be MAs puppet and i wouldnt put it past him to be on the phone do dennis wise asking him for a player list

  • 48 Dondatta13 // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    This guy Ashley will not be content until he has well and truely decimated the club, supporters, stadium, past idols and sold future stars.

    Bets on the new team sponsors being Tampax anyone?

    Wouldn’t put it past this virus calling the stadium The Tadcaster Brown Ale Stadium.

    Im away to vomit

  • 49 Toonmania // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    what about if we get promoted back to the PL we are going to need £40-£50 million in investment into new players, is ashley going to do that i think not??
    this is the worst possable news as far as i’m concirned GGRRRRRRR!!!!

  • 50 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:36 PM

    “Tampax United” I like de sound of dat!

  • 51 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:37 PM

    Come on lads. Stick it up ’em!

  • 52 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    Bloody awful

  • 53 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:41 PM


  • 54 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    Ed. Put yer clock right

  • 55 Dondatta13 // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:43 PM

    all our players getting the red card treatment

  • 56 SBR4EVA // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:43 PM

    Bloody Hell isaac!

  • 57 toonarmy_72 // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:44 PM

    lets discuss this one then…..

    Will MA stick with CH if he fails to get a win in a run of 6 games or more? Will he see his investment about to go down the toilet and panic??

    I say he will be gone by the end of season…


  • 58 Dondatta13 // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:44 PM

    a big slump in performance during a 4 day spell every month

  • 59 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:45 PM

    We’ve swen it all before lads. These things come in cycles.

  • 60 Ben_BKK // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:46 PM

    No way can he rename the stadium. I hate the sellout sound of a name like The Emirates, The Madejski, The Reebok… Surely we can start a petition or something against that?

  • 61 NewcastleMole // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    Steve Wraith on SSN is a bit too Nuteral for my liking

  • 62 SBR4EVA // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:48 PM

    All time ashley is there, Newcastle will be in the RED.

  • 63 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:49 PM

    and I come on the Metro

  • 64 NewcastleMole // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    As for Stadium Renaming

    Sports Direct Stadium?

    And Shirt Sponsor Next Year

    Sports Direct

    Prob 10year deal on each

  • 65 Isaac Hunt // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:51 PM

    If he names the ground after a product boycott the product. Simples.

  • 66 SBR4EVA // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:51 PM

    Remember Boney M sang:
    Painter Man, Painter Man, Who wanna be a Painter Man

  • 67 Dondatta13 // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:52 PM

    Boycott the club full stop. I’d rather support Gateshead while that turd is still at the helm.

  • 68 darrowb // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:53 PM

    The 20m which will be invested will go to that of redecorating the board room as mike ashley believes it is not decorated propely, none will go on transfers

  • 69 SBR4EVA // Oct 27, 2009 at 11:54 PM

    Never can forget………
    The lady in RED.

  • 70 okkurtgarvilt // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:03 AM

    wtf?? change the stadium name?? he really is barking mad…there will be a riot if that happens!!

  • 71 SBR4EVA // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:03 AM

    I can’t remember…. Why did they ban fox hunting? What’s wrong with a little blood sport anyway. Do you ken John Peel?

  • 72 Dondatta13 // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:04 AM

    Teams looking to draw first blood …

  • 73 Dondatta13 // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:05 AM

    we will be hemorrhaging goals

  • 74 SBR4EVA // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:06 AM

    Aye, Rambo.

  • 75 Dondatta13 // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:13 AM

    “We will be hemorrhaging goals”, damn im stating the bleeding obvious there

  • 76 Dondatta13 // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:16 AM

    What next then, sack the magpie as the mascot and bring in a vampire bat?

  • 77 SBR4EVA // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:20 AM

    What was that Leona Lewis song again?

  • 78 Toon_Factor // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:20 AM



  • 79 MacToon // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:21 AM

    Gotta be Greg’s pasties as sponsors!

  • 80 Dondatta13 // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:23 AM

    oh im sorry we already have a blood sucking leech ………….the owner

  • 81 coopertoon // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:23 AM

    tell you what if he seels the name of the ground i can see no1 going back as long as the fat fu-k-ng c-nt is still there i hate that c-nt.

  • 82 SBR4EVA // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:25 AM

    I see red every time that ashley name is mentioned.

  • 83 MacToon // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:27 AM

    the 3 year ticket sale option ends this season too…. maybe he’ll get his just rewards after all!

  • 84 Johno Toon // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:31 AM

    Why coldnt he put 20 mil into the club during the summer?

    Selling the name of st james park is a step in the wrong direction

  • 85 SBR4EVA // Oct 28, 2009 at 1:21 AM

    Oh Christ…………

    “We are delighted that Chris has accepted the post of full time manager. He has done a terrific job this season and we wish him every success for the rest of this season and beyond. He will continue to receive our full backing and support.”

    And Chris Hughton added:

    “It is a very proud day for me to be named as the manager of this magnificent football club. I thank Mike and Derek for their support and will be doing everything in my power to get the Club back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.

    “Having the unequivocal backing of the players has helped me enormously and I would also like to thank Colin Calderwood, Paul Barron and the rest of the backroom staff who have never been anything but tremendously supportive to me this season.”

    Whilst confirming these two matters, Newcastle United now aims to move forward on and off the pitch. The Club aims to maximise its commercial revenues; this includes renegotiating its Club sponsor and kit deal, which expire at the end of this season, as well as welcoming offers for the stadium naming rights for next season.

    Dear Ed……………. Have you any idea what this means, eh?

    For the love of God, please don’t ever paste that fat twat’s photo on this board ever again.

    You may use a photo of a pile of dog/cat/hamster/pigeon/chicken shite or anything that resembles lard/cooking fat/any type of oil or even Atora suet…ok.

    Instead, let us start a CRUSADE to remove the blood-sucking leach and everything else that is fat from our club once and for all.

    I feel a good old-fashioned lynching is in order.
    Maybe a hanging/stoning/electrocution/strangulation/Chinese torture – flour or egg hoying at least!


    If we don’t owe it to ourselves, we owe it to wor Bobby.

  • 86 RyanToon // Oct 28, 2009 at 1:25 AM

    Its doin me heed in this shit e!

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