Danny Simpson Continues His Improvement At Newcastle


Last week was  a bad week for Newcastle United fans,  as we had to wait a full 8 days until yesterday, before the wrongs of the Bolton Wanderers game could be put right.

Danny Simpson – tussling with Ashley Cole yesterday

But put right they were, with an excellent display from the team, and at least when they screw up as they did last weekend at Bolton, they seem determined to make up for it.

And credit to the team and to manager Chris Hughton for always seeming to come back well after a sub par performance.

The defense got the plaudits yesterday, and the two center-backs got deserved accolades, but not mentioned too much was Danny Simpson at right back, who had another solid display for the side.

Danny had to improve this season to become a bona fide Premier league player, and that’s exactly what he seems yo be doing.

And it’s also good to know we seem to have four quality center-backs and also young Tamas Kadar coming through, and after the next couple of games it will be very interesting to see who gets the start in Newcastle’s central defense, once Williamson and Coloccini return from suspension.

Newcastle are well stocked in central defense, and with Jose Enrique continuing to play well in almost every game, we seem to have a couple of good full backs at the club too.

We didn’t want to forget Danny Simpson, who continues to get the job done for Newcastle, and who knows – at the end of the season he may even have broken into the full England squad.

Comments welcome.



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9 comments so far

  • rc.souvik

    Nov 29, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #1

    danny boy has been great defensively. Bt he needs to put some gud crosses in 2 the box n overlap more. May be playing regularly alongside a gu rwm will make him progress further.

    Howay Danny Boy!!!!

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  • TheGallowgateEnd

    Nov 29, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #2

    It’s funny because I think Danny was one of our most ineffective players yesterday.

    I believe his best performance for the club was by far against Arsenal and he was also brilliant in the Tyne-Wear derby. Yesterday though he got too stuck to backline and should have given more support to Routledge, who had a good game and could’ve shined if he wasn’t so alone in right hand side.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Nov 29, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #3

    He has been a great breath of fresh air to the team.
    Perch isn`t on the same planet.
    We are much more solid with him in the team.
    way to go Danny boy 🙂

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  • andoni

    Nov 29, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #4

    have you seen barça-madrid today? Amazing, isn’t it?

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  • Thump

    Nov 29, 2010 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Yeah, 5-0. Quite a surprise seeing as neither team like to drop points.

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  • AltaBatalJoneN

    Nov 30, 2010 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #6

    @Thump

    Honestly, i don’t think ANY team LIKES to drop points!

    well, actually there was one team playing in the lowest level of leaguefootball in Norway a couple of years ago, with the ambition of becoming the worst team in history. I remember they gave their manager the boot after they accidentally won a game. 🙂
    And that was truly the start of the downfall for them as they went on to get promoted the season after.

    Sad ending of what could’ve been a fairy tale!

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  • Bao Zheng

    Nov 30, 2010 at 3:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Danny is making great progress – correct, we are thrilled. On a more controversial note (or maybe not) Strola has gone into print saying we need to be more ruthless. Can anyone think of a lazier player in the Premier League? Berbatov would have been a candidate at Spurs but not anymore.

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  • chuck

    Nov 30, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Yeah, he`s improving.
    Guess he has benefitted from CH`s coaching, but lacks that attacking wing back approach, needed in to-days game.
    Who knows perhaps CH has`nt given him that role to play?
    And sometimes it can backfire when wingbacks are caught upfield, however seems Enrique and Jonas have it down pat, one covering for the other.
    Dont see that happening with Routledge and Simpson ?

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  • bobby martins 34

    Dec 1, 2010 at 3:51 AM

    Comment #9

    for me he is the safest and assured bet at right back…i m done feeling myself cring to the bone whenever i used to see wingers make a run at calamity perch

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