Danny Simpson has played very well indeed for Newcastle, since returning from his 5 month lay-off with an ankle injury at West Ham on October 23rd.
Danny Simpson – in action against Chelsea
And Danny played so well that he was even considered by Fabio Capello for the England squad for the France game, when we were beaten 2-1 at Wembley last month.
Danny has always paid tribute to the Newcastle fans and he was singing their praises again today:
“They’re top-class, to be honest,” “Even when things haven’t gone the way they wanted to, they’ve still stuck with us.”
“They still cheer us on, and they know that we are trying our best.” “It’s great they follow us wherever we go through all weathers.”
The game tomorrow at West Brom will be a close one, and it’s also being televised live, and we have to think it’s a game Newcastle can win, if the lads go into the game with the right attitude and with a well thought out game plan.
Certainly the Premier League this season is more competitive than it’s been in a very long time, which has to be good, and Danny talked about just how well the three promoted teams have performed so far this season:
“When you look at the three teams that came up, all three of us are having a go,”
“I think there’s normally a gulf between the teams that come up, but this season the league’s been competitive, and all three teams are on the same points.”
“Now with Christmas coming up, the next step for us is to move away from the bottom pack and put some distance between us.”
It turns out that Danny didn’t play in either game at the Hawthorns last season, the 1-1 draw on the first day of last season, and the 4-2 defeat in January in the FA Cup 4th round.
But Simpson seems confident that Newcastle can get their first win in 5 league games tomorrow, as he continued:
“Hopefully I can be the lucky mascot because I didn’t play in the FA Cup game or the draw in the league,”
“This time we’re going there for the win. I know it was a bad day last time in the FA Cup, but I didn’t play.”
“For us and the fans, it would be nice to put on a performance away from home like we have done against some of the bigger teams.”
A win would be great tomorrow, and would see Newcastle rise from our current position of 9th in the league.