Danny Simpson Looking Good At Right Back

Danny Simpson has had a couple of good games since he returned to the first team,  after recovering from the ankle injury he picked up at the end of last season.

Danny Simpson – two good games for Newcastle on his return

And both game have been league wins at West Ham a week last Saturday,  and then the hammering of old foes Sunderland 5-1 on Sunday  – just how many times can I get that score into these articles? 😀

The Newcastle win was all over the news around the world, and rightfully so, because it not only showed a great Newcastle performance, but also the fervor of the fans in the north east – and yes that included the Sunderland fans – who were in complete agony and disarray on Sunday afternoon.

It was truly the agony and the ecstasy as far as Sunderland and Newcastle fans were concerned on Sunday afternoon.

Danny talked about just how many good English players we currently have in our Newcastle side:

“The one thing about Fabio Capello is that he gives new people chances,” “There are a lot of young, English players in our squad – players who maybe haven’t got the chance or who have been overlooked.”

“But if Mr Capello is looking at new players, why not look at us?” “Andy Carroll has been mentioned but there’s Joey too, Kevin Nolan is doing really well. It was good that Franco Baldini was here, and the performances of those lads will have done their chances no harm at all. It will have done them some good.”

“I’m no different from anyone. I want to prove myself in the Premier League first, I want to improve and I’d love to put myself in a position where I’m being mentioned. There aren’t that many right-backs about, to be honest.”

It’s a bit early for Simpson to be talking about the possibility of  playing for England, but he’s got the right attitude,  and he needs to improve his game at Newcastle, but his last two performances have been very good, considering he hasn’t really played since last May.

The 23 year-old has far appeared 43 times with one goal for the Magpies, and he  continued:

“I feel a lot better this time. I obviously had my last little spell with Blackburn but I’ve learned from those experiences,” “The rest of the lads have given me confidence, the staff have given me confidence to go out and play.”

“I’ve got that confidence now to just go out and play – to go and do my job and play to my potential.”“I feel better because my injury is out of the way. I felt like that was hampering me a little bit at times towards the end of the season – I’m getting near to 100% now.”

“I think Sunday was the high point of my career. Everyone wants to win the derby but to win 5-1 at St James’ Park was incredible. It means so much to everyone,”   “I just hope that answers a few questions about the manager. I’ve worked with Chris for a year and a half.” “I’ll always be grateful to him for bringing me in.”

“He’s got respect for everyone – he treats his players with respect and he gets it back.” “I think in football it works both ways and Chris has got the right balance.”  “We all fight for him on the pitch, you can see that. We want to win for him and that’s because of the way he treats us.”

Danny is just one of several players who have come out in support of their manager after the fantastic performance against Sunderland, and rightfully so.

But the club has said they will have Chris a new contract to sign before the end of the year, and we think they will do just that, and after all it’s not too long to wait.

And just think, before that Newcastle can get quite a few more wins under their belt, by the time Chris becomes the long term manager at the club.

We’re also sure that the Newcastle board will have talked to Chris behind the scenes, and told him they will work on his new contract forthwith – they’d be daft not to have already done that.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 3, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #1

    I agree, No disrespect to james perch.

  • bassongs_of_praise

    Nov 3, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    To be fair Simpson isnt anything special, I think he has just looked good so far because the person he has replaced is so bad!

  • Brutooon

    Nov 3, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    2 games 2 win, how many yellow card does he have?

    Perch play his last game with newcadtle at the league cup loss to arsenal

  • dak76

    Nov 3, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Not the best right back, but miles ahead of Perch. would be happy with simpson or either of the taylors in at right back this season

  • Davies

    Nov 3, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Speaking of the Taylors, what’s going to happen with STaylor? Surely he won’t just walk back in to the side.

    Colo and Willo have been the best CB partnership we’ve had in years and it would be a bit of a slap in the face for either of them to be dropped. STaylor can play well at RB as well, but with Simpson, RTaylor and Perch all fighting for that spot, I just don’t know where he’ll get his chances. If there are any problems with Colo or Willo, I’d sooner have Sol in the side than STaylor.

  • BeeGuy

    Nov 3, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Davies, with 3 games coming up in a weeks time, CH will likely use Saylor as well as Kadar, Perch and Big Sol to keep the defense fresh.

  • technonasty

    Nov 3, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Being out for a while may have given Simpson some motivation. There were so many good performances at Sunderland game but I thought Simpson was really mobile down the right, getting forward and linking well with midfield, covered a lot of ground, showed pace and put in a few important well timed tackles. Hope he keeps it up!

  • Marty-Toon

    Nov 3, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #8

    No disrespect we say to James Perch!!!
    But he aint up to the task.
    Danny is miles ahead and it shows,the confidence in the backline and Williamson doesn`t have to clean up his mess and look after Danny as he knows his Job and does it well even though he aint 100 %.
    The best right and left back at NUFC in years and years

  • Rowan Milsted

    Nov 3, 2010 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #9

    This is the best defence we’ve had in years… in fact, have we ever had a better one?

    I think Willo has worked hard and done a decent job so far so I don’t mean this harshly but S Taylor is a much better defender, Willo will never be anything special and Tylor should rightly replace him when he’s fully fit.

    I’d keep going with Simpon at RB but we have to give R Taylor a few games soon or he’ll want to leave come January (or the end of the season, perhaps) and this would be a great shame.


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