Give Danny Simpson A New Improved Contract This Summer


It’s strange there have been reports about other clubs being interested in Newcastle’s right back Danny Simpson.

Danny Simpson tackles Etherington on Saturday

There have been reports that Danny could move to a bigger club, and two clubs that have been mentioned are Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers, both of whom are fighting relegation.

Yes we mean that as kind of sarcasm, because why on earth would Danny want to leave Newcastle for Birmingham City or Blackburn Rovers?

Well, an answer to that may be for a better contract, because when Danny signed his new deal just over a year ago on Tyneside, Newcastle were still in the Championship, and Danny was said to be unhappy at the offer.

It was leaked to be only around £10K/week (only?), but at that time it was not clear whether Newcastle would be in the Premier League this season, and of course the lads made it quite easily.

The transfer fee agreed with Manchester United was said to be around £750K, and Danny Simpson signed a three-and-a-half-year contract on 20 January 2010, which would keep him at the club until the summer of 2013.

Of course he’s worth a lot more than £750K these days, and Danny has been another good buy for Newcastle, and only turned 24 in January, and was even being watched by the England selectors earlier this season, such was his form.

But maybe other clubs, which today is said to include Glasgow Celtic, are looking at Danny is in case he’s unhappy with his Newcastle contract this summer.

Surely he’s earned a new deal on Tyneside, because this lad has improved a lot since he signed on permanently 14 months ago.

We expect Danny is one of the players Alan Pardew talks about, who will probably get a new contract in the summer, but first of all Newcastle have to secure their safety in the Premier League, and that is job one, and Danny Simpson can help Newcastle do just that.

For the record the Salford-born player has played 64 times for Newcastle with one goal, and that appearance figure would have been higher but for the injury to his ankle he sustained over the last three games of last season.

Danny played injured during those games, and the injury turned out to be a lot worse than the medical staff had realized, and Newcastle paid the price for that, as did Danny boy.

Ass soon as Simpson was fit again, he easily regained his place in the side from James Perch after about 11 league games, and even Reserve team coach  Peter Beardsley came out and said Danny was a lot better player than he had realized.

And since then Danny has been a solid player for the Magpies, and he also seems to love it at Newcastle.   In his overall career so far he has 144 first class appearances and two goals.

Give this boy a new deal this summer – he deserves it.

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60 comments so far

  • Stuart

    Mar 21, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Much improved this season, and as is the way with newcastle, no decent cover for right back.

    Dont rate R Taylor, and S Taylor is much better at centre back.

    Not even going to mention Perch.

    Give him a new contract!

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  • Thump

    Mar 21, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #2

    What’s strange about players being interested in him? He’s has a great season and has made the RB spot his own. Even his stint as RM/W wasn’t so bad – he’s a great player and we should sign him up ASAP, he can only keep improving!

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  • Thump

    Mar 21, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #3

    About teams beig interested in him*

    Bloody hell. Cant organise a thought from a fart today.

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  • daneevz

    Mar 21, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #4

    sign him up can only improve!! do we have RTaylor back for wolves visit or he got 1 game to go??

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 21, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #5

    daneevz, Raylor has one game more before he can come back. Just wonder if there will be a place for him.

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  • HaZ-NUFC

    Mar 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #6

    simpson is average

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  • chuck

    Mar 21, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #7

    I believe he was playing with an injury during his first season.
    This year he is probably the most improved player in the side, adding an attacking role to what was a mainly defensive game.
    Now Enrique he`s not, but anyone who continues to improve his game the way Simpson has is worth an improved contract, though i doubt if Ashley would agree.

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  • ToonAndy

    Mar 21, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Call me deluded, thats because am 🙂

    I hopeeeeeee that not only does Mike Ashley put the 35 millions into transfers in the summer… But also the standard 15-20 million he promised us each summer on top of that … plus interest what he earns on the 35 million (roughly 3,500 a day) plus whatever Pardew makes on selling players on! = around 60 million 😀 haha! YEAH RIGHT

    I would love to see us get these players in the summer…

    Cavani/Hulk – 20 million
    Gervinhio – 10 million
    Lens – 8 million
    Sturridge – 8 million
    Wolfswinkel – 8 million
    Ireland – 6 million
    CB cover – 5 million

    And would sell

    Lovenkrands – 1 million
    Ameobi – 1 million
    Perch – 1 million
    R.Taylor – 1 million
    Campbell – 500k
    Guthrie – 1.5 million
    Routledge – 2 million
    Smith – 1 million
    Loan out Ranger

    TEAM:

    ———————-FORSTER————————-

    GOSLING—-SAYLOR—-COLLO——ENRIQUE

    ———————–TIOTE—————————-

    GERVINHIO————————————LENS

    ———————-BEN ARFA————————

    ———-CAVANI———-STURRIDGE————

    SUBS: Harper, CB cover, Ireland, Barton, Wolfswinkel, Ferguson, Simpson

    DREAM LAND OR WHATTTT?? 😀

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Apparently Best and Ireland have apologised for going out on Friday. Now I was one of those who said “so what”. Well the thing is, Pardew was unhappy because he has banned players from going out the day before a match because he doesn’t want other managers to know who may be playing. Which doesn’t really work if your players are in all of Saturdays tabloids.

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  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 21, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #10

    sturridge for £8m ? more like £10m but probably worth it

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 21, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #11
  • chuck

    Mar 21, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Just read an apology by Best and Ireland.
    It concerns their recent photo shot at the Tup Tup.
    Hey, these are young kids, yeah they are also highly compensated Pro athletes.
    But for Chr**t sake they are entitled to a life, they dont belong to a religious order and live a monastic life.
    Political correctness taken to the enth degree, just total nonesense.
    Face it even if they had taken a coupla beers, so what niether had been pencilled in for the side, so whats the big deal.
    Probably forced to make an apology, what bu*****t !

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 21, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Agree chuck and as I said yesterday if I’m off work with an injury I still go out (as long as I can walk) for a beer or two. But the rule of the law (in Germany) is if your off sick. you have to be home by 10pm. Apparently Pardew has a rule that no (no) player is out the day before a game (I stated in 9 why). If that is so then a rule is a rule.

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  • gorskino10

    Mar 21, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #14

    I love what a positive influance Ireland has been, arrived injured from a terrible start with Villa, slags off his former team and nation team setup, has had one injury after another, seems injury prone, and does stupid stuff like this going out drinking a night before a game, drinking is fine but not a day before a match.
    And we are going to buy this guy? for even more than we paid for a guy who actually talented in Ben Arfa we must be stupid.

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  • G

    Mar 21, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #15

    gorskino, they hadn’t been drinking. Even the tabloids reported that they didn’t have alcohol.

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  • sticklebricks

    Mar 21, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Didn’t we give AC a new contract and someone came in with a better one a few months later and he left.. Whatever we pay our players there is always going to be another team offering to pay more..

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  • Thump

    Mar 21, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Completely agreed Chuck.

    You’re right, sticklebrick, but if we have a long contract, if they go we will get more for them – I’m fine with seeing players go if we profit on them and invest the money back into the squad (no arguments here please).

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  • clinta2

    Mar 21, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #18

    @toon andy. So you’d sell or loan out 9 players and bring in 7. Leaving us with 2 less than we have now. Good bit of business that mate, surely you can see that yes wse need more quality, but we also need a bigger squad.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 21, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Thump, 35 million for Simpson. I’m rubbing my hand now. 🙂

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  • Colo2

    Mar 21, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #20

    Simpson definately deserves a new contract. Didn’t think he would step up to PL but he certainly has, how he’s been overlooked for England again I don’t know.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 21, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Colo2,England is a clique with a clique mentality. That is the problem.

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Mar 21, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Everyone keeps rhyming off wingers midfielders and strikers when actually our weakness for years has been our defense!!!this would be my signings
    R.Dunne-5 million
    R.Johnson-9 million
    New backline
    S.Taylor,Dunne,Johnson,Enrique
    (Sorry Danny)
    Anyone agree????

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  • ToonAndy

    Mar 21, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #23

    I agree clinta2 but let me ask u this…. Would you rather being in 10 decent players in the summer.. Or 6-7 great players??

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 21, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #24

    ToonAndy, How about 6 great and 4 decent? Decent in the class of Tiote and Ben Arfa?

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  • Shot Bru

    Mar 21, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #25

    Dunno if any of you guys have been watching the Europa League this season but PSV have an excellent Left Winger called Balazs Dzsuzsak….scores loads of goals, can cross, is quick and takes excellent free kicks…would be a smart buy in the summer who could replace Jonas on the left.

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  • davybtoon

    Mar 21, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #26

    did anyone see the stoke game i missed but ive ferguson was the best player on the pitch surely its time for him to play left wing n switch jonas to the right for the rest of the season,
    see lovenkrands n shola were rubbish as normal am sorri but id hav airey ahead of lovenkrands in the team younger n more hungry, id b all for some young get there chance bcoz am getting of the so called lads with experience not performing

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Mar 21, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #27

    A quick question for you lads, which would you take if you could have ONLY ONE for 25mil gauranteed?

    Cavani- £25mil
    Hulk – £25mil
    Hernanzez £25mil

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  • Shot Bru

    Mar 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Turkish Mag….Hernandez.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 21, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Here you are davybtoon, If your one of those people that like whipping themselves.

    http://www.nufcblog.com/2011/03/20/stoke-vs-newcastle-video-lowlights/

    But Ferguson did a good job. One of the problems was that Pardew put Jonas on and other players told him to let Ferguson play up front, Jonas was lost. He just didn’t know where to play.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 21, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #30

    Sh!t, just heard that Knut is dead. 🙁

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  • ToonAndy

    Mar 21, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #31

    Turkish magpie – Hulk! He has crazy speed, crazy strength, great vision and a rocket of a left foot!!

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  • ToonAndy

    Mar 21, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Sayin that tho I haven’t seen much of Cavani but his goals to games ratio is second to none

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 21, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #33

    Turkish Magpie, I wouldn’t pick any of them, waste of time. But just in case we get one of them I’ll have to leave a note lying round so my son can find my will.

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  • davybtoon

    Mar 21, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #34

    yea shud definetely hav jonas ryt wing n fergie left wing from now on

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  • MacToon

    Mar 21, 2011 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #35

    Hulk 😉

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  • davybtoon

    Mar 21, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #36

    we shud go menez of roma looks a great player probably cost us bout 12mill wud b great for ryt wing,
    menez
    gervinho
    whickham
    graham or hooper wud b the attackin players id go for still chance of getting marveux aswell

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  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 21, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #37

    0-4 and two weeks before the next match – this is aweful! what a bloody stupid way to run a season.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 21, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Know what? I think we should write here the opposite to what we want. I have a funny feeling that Ashley reads this blog (or has someone who does it for him) and does the opposite to what we want.

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  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 21, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #39

    I havn’t logged in for a few hours – has pardwho still manager?

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  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 21, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #40

    GG – I want sunderland to win the european cup

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