Rumors That Danny Simpson Considering His Future?


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?

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61 comments so far

  • WWJBD

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #1

    I really hope this isn’t true however I have heard this rumour for atleast a month now which is worrying

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Aye, he should have signed his contract ages ago, but hasn’t. SUPPOSEDLY.
    Maybe he’s hanging back until we sign the players needed.
    Would be odd tho, because then we’d sign his replacement too…

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Funk him anyway… Man U reject. Hes a donkey. Leave if you want. We have Tav and dont need you. I hope you read this today you manc tw@t.

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  • shearerno9

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #4

    I can honestly say im not too worried about this, I cant see a queue of clubs lining up for him. Dont get me wrong he is a decent player, but nothing more.

    He puts the the defence under unnecessary pressure at times with his complete lack of aerial ability and seems to get caught out alot. Just off the top of my head i can remember a handful of times when he should have cleared his lines – but instead the ball is in the back of our net or we have a few scary moments. Granted he has been exposed by joey dropping inside and not being the best at tracking back but some things are basic defending, and at nearly 25 (i think) they should be nearly gone from his game.

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  • shearerno9

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #5

    The only thing i would be concerned with is the effect it would have on some other players, but i think if a suitable replacement could be found by xmas it would be a case of danny who??

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  • Pards28

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #6

    You have to be kidding me we backed him even when he lost us the match against Spurs and now this is how he treats us I rate him highly but come on surely abit of loyalty wouldn’t go a miss. (If we won that match we would of finshed above Sunderland.)

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  • stevep

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #7

    It’s easy to say let him go but he is the best we have in that position and Ashley won’t sanction buying anyone as good
    We’re in a complete state – hard to see anything but a relegation fight at the moment, disastrous pre-season in every sense

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  • brains

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Look at Habib beye or Olivier Bernard….in the team week after week. Worshipped. Where are they now. Jose and Simmo are taking a gamble if they move…….Both tried to get back.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #9

    From what he puts on twitter it seems he thinks hes a joey barton or enrique to the team.

    Quite simply hes not. Average at best so if hes getting too big for his boots let him go to wigan or norwich….only teams who would want him

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #10

    If we can get a tidy sum for him, and bring in a quality right back, then he can go if he wants to. I’d like to see Ryan Taylor pushing for Simmo’s role.

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  • wynsleap

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Simpson is a decent player – nothing more or less and certainly not a ‘blue chip’ performer like Enrique on the other side.
    I’m sure he could be more than adequately replaced but there again we ARE talking about spending some money here to do it.
    I can see The Controller saying to Pardew, “No problem, puppet, we have that kid Tavernier or what’s his name to take his place haven’t we?”

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  • Aalesund

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #12

    He is below average player. Championship level suits him best. Maybe West Ham will buy him?

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  • toonboyjake

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #13

    ichriso bit extreme there, and saying we’ve got tavernier who’s got no experience at all to cover is a bit silly really, simpson is an average rb but he’s not awful he gets the job done, yes hes not strong in the air but hes one of the smaller squad members so what do you expect, cant think of a rb that we can get thats got experience and is in our price and age range

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  • Milner

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #14

    i thought he’d already signed a 5-year deal the other day??

    If not, anyone know how long he is officially signed up with the club for? in his last year?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #15

    Simpson played very well as sweeper against Arsenal at the Emirates last season but as a regular full back not so sure, although as someone says he gets litttle, if any protection from Barton not tracking back. Must have had something to be at Manu.

    On another subject why are we going for an old tottenham reject in Pavlychenko for a massive 10M when Spurs are going for a much younger Bryan Ruiz for less. We should be going for Ruiz. Crazy and that’s where I do agree with Ashley’s younger player policy.

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  • pie man

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #16

    Good riddance if he wants to go! He only looked half decent last season because he was filling perches boots and im being kind with the terms half decent!! Lost us a load of points last season because of his defensive ineptitude and let’s face it he was pretty pony going forward too!!!!

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  • Pards28

    Aug 8, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #17

    Previous to my last comment I have worked out there are only 5 loyal players at our club.
    Mike Williamson (5 five year conract)
    Steven Taylor (5 five year conract)
    Tim Krul (He said he wants to be like Steve Harper and never leave)
    Cheick Tiote (Six year contract)
    Peter (Tommy Two Touch) Lovenkrands (He may be awful but I love the man for his loyalty he could of easily left and played regualr football somewere else but he has stuck with us.)

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  • Stuart

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #18

    @Milner – I think he still has 2 years left on his current contract.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #19

    i would like to see NUFC play against a full strength arsenal side

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #20

    Tiotes loyal because he’s got a long contract? Carrolls reet loyal to then he signed a 5 year one

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  • Eastander

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #21

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/football/premier-league/transfers.html

    Our transfers arent shaping up too badly compared to some teams

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  • Davies

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #22

    Raylor’s questionable at RB, and Tavernier needs to be introduced slowly over this season. Danny Simpson has bags of potential, but he seems to have a habit of backing off his man way too often. The room he gave Lennon cost us two points and he did exactly the same thing against Sunderland. A player I’d be happy to watch improve, but if he’s going to start trying to do what Joey and Jose have been doing, he can go, as far as I’m concerned.

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  • Stuart

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #23

    I’d like to see newcastle play the arsenal kids myself so we get 3 points haha!

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #24

    I’d like to see NUFC play every other teams reserves tbh we might finish top 8 then

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  • Graeme

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #25

    Surely the question has to be WHY??

    Why does he think his future is at another club?

    If its because he thinks he will get little playing time due to competition within the squad, all well and good, fully understandable – its the way it should be, surely??

    However, if its because of a perceived lack of ambition shown by the club, a feeling that he could do better, be more successful at another club then NUFC need to take a long, hard look at themselves.

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #26

    Totally offkey but how was Kev Nolan’s perfomance yesterday? (was he just walkin about after 55min 🙂 )

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  • Stuart

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #27

    nail on the head Klatoon. He also missed a sitter from 5 yards out at one point.

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  • Milner

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #28

    cheers stu, and if Simpson does have 2 years left, I guess he’d be of similar value to Jose with 1 year left – maybe less, perhaps 5m?

    It’s really not worth selling him for that amount, he’s still learning his trade, but he’s at least settled and provides continuity…admittedly his crossing is poor, and he’s not that amazing at stopping crosses coming in….and he doesnt ever look like scoring….

    …hang on….i beginning to struggle now….maybe keep him one more season but bleed someone like Tav into the role

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  • Stuart

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #29

    ‘Initial reports from the Metropolitan police of a hoard of people bouncing up and down arm in arm with Newcastle scarves around their faces chanting ‘We want Ashley out’ before ransacking a London Branch of Sports Direct are unconfirmed at this stage.’

    Someone just posted this on facebook. I hope its not true like. Doesnt exactly send out the best message to potential buyers lol.

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  • Pwnanza

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #30

    ‘We don’t want to be spreading news that may be untrue’

    Funny, considering you use misleading headlines and post blogs about us going after Defoe, Crotch, Bridge and all the other bullsh!t newspapers spout…

    anyway, about the club now. What is happening with Orbertan? is he having a medical today or what? I have not heard too much for now which is a bit disappointing

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  • Davies

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #31

    Graeme; if it’s because of a lack of ambition on the clubs part and he feels he could do better elsewhere, he needs to have a good look at himself.

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  • Stuart

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #32

    Why you having a go at Ed Pwnanza. Its a blog mate, he just posts whats going around in the papers and the net, he doesnt make it up.

    As for Obertan, hes having a medical today aye, hopefully confirmed either today or tomorrow.

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  • Pwnanza

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #33

    Stuart. I am not having a go at him.. just questioning his opening line.
    Thanks for the Obertan update, wasn’t sure if it was happening today. there is a lack of movement at the moment, but it is still early I suppose

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  • s_mav

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #34

    Pie Man
    Good riddance if he wants to go?! So who we gonna get to replace him; considering we apparently haven’t got the money to bring in the striker that we so desperately need I doubt we can afford a right back. If we sell Simpson for say £3/4million then how much would they spend on his replacement?

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #35

    Stuart

    Was more like 1 yard, games passed him buy, looked heavier and slower than last season.
    Love to see them struggle.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #36

    Simpson probably reads the NUFC blogs and wonders why he would want to play for us.

    Full-back is a tough position.

    Some of the fastest and most skilful players in the world are running at you and you are often back-peddling and can’t dive in.

    Give the lad a break, I thought he did very well 99.9% of the time.

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  • GeordieMeerkat

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #37

    Danny’s got a daughter to think about now so signing a 5 year deal only to be forced out the team for whatever reason soon after would be very bad for him and his young family.

    And having morons hammer him on twitter can’t exactly help matters although he seems to handle it well.

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #38

    What a complete tosser… it’s probably only paper talk but if he’s undicided about his future due to the Barton issue, he really needs to look at who gave him a second chance after he was dumped by the Mancs, if it wasn’t for us, he’d be in lower league team & for that he should respect the shirt & not think that because we’re worried about losing Barton or Jose, that he would come into the same bracket!!!

    Personally, I think Tav would be an idea replacement & if we can get him at RB now at the start of the season, he’ll have more game practice before the teams start to warm up in the middle of the season…

    I for one am getting rather pi$$ed off with these players who show more loyayty towards eachother than they do the team… sell them no questions asked 😉 😉

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  • nufcmatt

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #39

    bit of good news there then! A) ryan taylor is better than him, B) our youngsters look better than him also. he’s a championship player, thought he might improve but he hasn’t and looks very poor against premiership opposition. i’m suprised he wants to leave though as he keeps saying how much he loves the club

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  • Magforlife

    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #40

    See you later then !
    No real sweat, Ok but no world beater

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