Should Newcastle Sign Simpson? – Please Vote

Like most Newcastle fans we’re a little bit peeved that it seems like Newcastle United cannot work out a deal with Danny Simpson – to have him come to Newcastle on a permanent basis.

Danny Simpson – Should Newcastle sign him?

The local papers in the last day or two have more than confused Newcastle fans, since the Chronicle yesterday reported that a £500k deal had been agreed between the clubs, but today the Journal says that no deal has yet been agreed between the Red Devils and Newcastle.

Our view is that it appears to be the terms that cannot be agreed – and whilst it’s very true that we cannot and shouldn’t pay ridiculous wages like we have done in the past – surely we can agree terms with this lad.

And we know Danny is not the finished article, and he still has to improve, but he’s young enough and has the right attitude and temperament to do just that, and he’s also a utility defender, who can play across the back four, in an emergency.

It’s clear that Manchester United wouldn’t quibble too much over a £100K here or there, so it’s got to be the wages – and we would assume that Danny’s wages, if we get promoted, will be better than what he’s being offered right now.

Danny also has to understand that players like Smith, Barton and Coloccini are on PL wages – and too much at that – but they are on contracts and the club has to pay them – even though we are in the Championship. From now on, we assume any potential relegation is now a clause in the contract of each player.

But please vote – so we can get a sense of whether fans want Danny at Newcastle. Surely we’ll not allow Danny to slip through our fingers – but presumably as things stand right now – Monday night will be his last game as a Newcastle United loan player.

We cannot agree terms with a lad who has waxed lyrical about Newcastle United and the Newcastle area in general, and is a decent buy at £500K? Please!

Vote on our home page – so we can potentially get this to the Newcastle hierarchy – surely they are not daft – or are they?

152 comments so far

  • magpie4ever

    Jan 15, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #1

    your back?

    Yes sign him!!

  • Dondatta13

    Jan 15, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #2


    I thought this site was shutdown? Whats going on? Are you teasing us? Or are you back to stay 🙂


  • batty

    Jan 15, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #3

    nice too see u agen ed yes sign him

  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 15, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #4


  • nightfa11

    Jan 15, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #5

    hey=) wb=)

    & yes..i agree with the rest..sign him.

  • premier

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Which one?–Homer is a must!!

  • komfort

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #7

    nice to see you back ed……you could probably do yourself a big favour if you ban batty immediatly..

  • batty

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #8

    komfort what a back stabber u are

  • Mark-o

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Welcome back Ed, couldnt stay away eh?

    I want him here, the fans want him here, Houghton wants him here, SIMPSON wants to be here, Fat Ashley wont stump up the cash. Been reported that theve offered to make him the LOWEST paid first team player. Is the fat cockney trying to discourage players from joining us?

    He’s conserving his cash for when he sells up in the summer (hopefully).

  • Davies

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Good to see you back Mr H.

    I agree that we should sign Simpson, he’s been pretty committed every time he’s been on the pitch and says all the right things off it.

  • komfort

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #11

    sorry batts , i meant moondust……& ed yes get him signed…it’s a no brainer

  • alimac

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Ed! A joy to have you back. My son and I were just saying how empty life is without you. Why the change of heart?

  • benscott123123

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Simpson to stay sign him up! Is the blog back full time now?

  • batty

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #14

    komfort how many nicks have u got

  • komfort

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #15

    just the same 25 batty….

  • Macas35

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Simpson is nothing special, but obviously we need someone in that position until the end of the season, so if we got him on loan again I’d be happy enough. Don’t think he’ll be good enough next season though.

  • batty

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #17

    dus that include u posting under hitman

  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Hey Ed! There are certainly a lot of people that are quite confused here. Me like many others thought you shut this site down last year?

    Anyway – WELCOME BACK! We missed you and your blogg!

  • stevep

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #19

    yup – sign him, better than ryan taylor

  • lesh

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #20

    Well well Dr Harrison, you couldn’t resist it could you!

    Nice to see the site up and running again Ed and let’s hope the dead-heads that contributed to your frustration and the site’s closure stay well away this time round!

    Some folk don’t seem to rate Simpson but he has turned in some pretty impressive performances and at worst, he’d be a good squad member, providing cover for a couple of defensive roles.

    I’d hope that Mr Ashley does what’s necessary to sign him up….. without paying him silly money!

    Best wishes

  • G

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #21

    WB Ed, I would deffo sign Simpson, even though he is not the best defender I have seen by some margin, however, his all round contribution to the team as well as his ability to get the ball forward makes him a valuable member of the squad. A mate at work reckons the Mackems are in the frame for him too! Now that would be a kick in the pods!

  • Norwegian_geordie

    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #22

    GET HIM!!

    Oh.. Welcome Back.. Allways nice to see a friendly face. 🙂

  • batty

    Jan 15, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #23

    G have u been posting on any other blogs m8

  • G

    Jan 15, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Once or twice, batty, but to be honest i didn’t have much time for the other blogs, so I tended to stick to football365’s forum instead.

  • batty

    Jan 15, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #25

    G just thought u would have been on workys blog alot of the same faces that were on here m8

  • Whumpie

    Jan 15, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Let’s remember we’re going on the usual transfer rumour mill and press here – which has an accuracy rate akin to Stevie Wonder’s high score at darts.

    My guess is that it’s Ferguson who’s not yet ready to let a defender go during the injury crisis he has at the moment. If you see Manure sign a new defender, I’ll bet the Simpson deal happens the same day. Hope so – he’s a useful player.

    Oh, and welcome back, Ed!

  • G

    Jan 15, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #27

    I went on somebodys blog batty, posted 2 comments, that because they disagreed with the writters opinion, they got deleted? No abuse, just an opinion… how childish? Didn’t bother again after that.

  • G

    Jan 15, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #28

    lols @ Whump… I have missed this mind.

  • Kazenga89

    Jan 15, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Would Defo sign Simpson, done a solid job so far and hopefully being young enough, has got enough time to get better and better, bargain buy if we can get him for under a 1mil

  • hilleluk

    Jan 15, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #30

    Of course we should sign him – but Fat B****** Ashley is sitting on the cheque book AGAIN!!!

  • G

    Jan 15, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #31

    I thought the fat controller was gambling the transfer budget away with the streaker in vegas?

  • ganiyu

    Jan 15, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #32

    sign him as a back up to the first team and get a ppp

  • DJG

    Jan 15, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #33

    THE BLOG’S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sign the lad up,
    no brainer first choice RB

  • ToonAsia

    Jan 15, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #34

    yes sign him,
    yahoo the blog is back!!!

  • listie

    Jan 15, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Ed – what you doing back, dont get me wrong glad you are, as for Simpson, yes I’d like to see us sign him

  • Doocey

    Jan 15, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #36

    Good to see you back Ed.
    Hope you keep the ‘blog running.

    As for Simpson, sign him up as quick as possible.

    As someone has said already, a risk is buying Beckford, buying Simpson is a must. We need cover and he’s the perfect lad for it.

  • Bill F

    Jan 15, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Hi Ed nice to see you blogging again, didn’t get the sack I hope. 😉
    The second I logged into your site I had a pop-up, I realise you have an internet empire to build but it is still bl**dy annoying.
    And Simpson at the right price, he is still young and not the finished product, same as Guthrie, Carroll, Ranger plus many others. However like them he has showed enough to warrant getting him on a permanent basis.
    Its taking well over a season for the likes of Collo, Enrique and Jonas to bed in and they are seasoned players so if the likes of Simpson and others have the odd bad game then so what it happens.

  • mikcol73

    Jan 15, 2010 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #38

    glad your back but hope your not gonna do a keegan and walk away on us again,,, danny should be kept for sure and manu would be mad to let him go also. missed your blog man.

  • Billy Bunter

    Jan 15, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #39

    Well if Ed can rise from the dead – so can I

  • Billy Bunter

    Jan 15, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #40

    Lads – Iv got sum infermayshon for yas – wor Donna rekons Simmas is been greedy and wants two much monee. His agen says that he wint sine until the dotted line. rememba Billy telt yas forst


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