We don’t want to be spreading news that may be untrue, but in the Journal this morning there is news that Danny Simpson may now be considering his future at Newcastle.
Danny Simpson – considering future?
If that’s accurate then it’s time for both Derek Llambias and Mike Ashley to talk to the players about whatever their concerns are, otherwise it looks like our best players will continue to want to leave to join bigger clubs than Newcastle.
We’ve given up hope that Ashley and LLambias they’ll ever talk to the fans, although that’s what we were told in December of 2008, when the club was taken off the market for the first time.
That was the Sunday morning of the 5-1 defeat against Liverpool (my arm just start to hurt again), and after that game Shay Given wanted out, because he couldn’t stand Mike Ashley.
At the time they said it was a mistake to take a bunker mentality towards the fans, but that’s exactly what they’ve been doing since then.
We are being told by Alan Pardew all the time that Newcastle cannot compete with the likes of Chelsea, both Manchester clubs, Liverpool and others, so we suppose that makes us a small club now?
This is what Alan said today:
“People have to buy into what the club is all about. This is Newcastle United, we don’t have the riches of other clubs, that is obvious.”
“Sometimes you have to accept what it is and work as hard as you can with what you have got. Since I have been here that is what we have done, and that is what it needs to be.”
“Every player needs to be focused on trying to over-achieve, because if we don’t we won’t be good enough.”
It’s a bad business if the policy being pursued by Mike Ashley, thrift to the extreme and making Newcastle a selling club (selling top players like Andy carroll so we can survive financially), is driving other good players away from Newcastle.
Danny Simpson has been offered a new five year deal on Tyneside, and it seems he’s reconsidering whether he should sign it or not.
That’s hardly good news, but to finish this article on a more positive note, we could well see Gabriel Obertan become a Newcastle player today, after he takes his medical on Tyneside, and that could be a good start to the week.
And the other good news is that Arsenal may be without up to 9 players for the game against Newcastle this Saturday, as they are having their own little troubles in pre-season.
Ad it’s almost a certainty that neither Fabregas nor Nasri will play in that game, so maybe an easy 3 points?