Newcastle Defender Worries Over First Born – Playing Is A Release


Like all new parents Danny Simpson has been getting used to how life changes after your first baby is born.

Danny Simpson – worries over baby – playing is a release

And Danny Simpson has talked today about how his daughter Skye has changed his  life, including his life in football.

Danny is the Newcastle United first choice right back, and he says that playing and training have now become a good release for him,  from the new challenges that his new baby daughter brings, who is still in hospital and almost 5 weeks old.

This is what Danny said in the interview:

“Skye is up to 5lb 3oz and she’s getting stronger,”  “She’s doing really well and hopefully she’ll be home with us in a week or so. She was born four and a half weeks ago, so hopefully we’re though the worst of it.”

“She was 3lb when she was born, so she’s at last putting on some weight and doing really well. She’s so much stronger now.” “It was a very difficult time and it’s completely different to anything I’ve ever been used to.”

“Usually your life revolves around training, playing games and seeing your mates. Although I’ve still been able to concentrate on games, I now have a family and a missus to look after. I’ve had to become very strong for them.”

“It’s a very different challenge, but I’ve got to be strong for them.” “I’ve been lucky because I’ve got some great team-mates.The RVI (Royal Victoria Infirmary] have been incredible as well.”

“It’s my second season in the Premier League, so I’ve got to try to concentrate on the games. But I’m also there for my baby and my missus.”

“During the games, I want to win badly, but straight after I ring the hospital to make sure everything is OK. It makes it so much easier that I’ve got a great bunch of team-mates around me.”

“It’s a great confidence-booster to be unbeaten in three games so far this season, but even more so from the Scunthorpe game, because we were down and we had to show something different.”

“We showed a lot of character and commitment from everyone and the team spirit is there for all to see.” “The first three games bode well for the rest of the season.”

The fact that Skye is gaining weight nicely is an excellent sign, but it’s always a worry for parents, especially when it’s the first baby.  Danny flew back from the American tour in July, when the baby was due to arrive, but he missed the birth unfortunately.

Even with Jose Enrique and Joey Barton having left the club in the last week or so, the team spirit in the Newcastle camp seems very good, and of course in the game at Scunthorpe on Thursday night, the Magpies   could so easily have lost.

That was before Ryan Taylor took one of his free kick specials, and the ball was in the back of the net after 80 minutes, and Newcastle were right back in the game, and of course 19 year-old Sammy Ameobi got the sensational winner in the second half of extra time.

Before that happened we thought Newcastle were going down to an ignominious defeat, another one after the Stevenage debacle in January.

But the way the lads have came back in the first three games, and got a draw and two wins must be a good omen, but let’s hope that against Fulham we turn up in the first half.

But even if Newcastle play poorly again and are still in the game at half time, another win could be on the cards.

We hope so – Newcastle need another win.

Comments welcome.



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50 comments so far

  • richard

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    williamson out for 6 weeks, where the hells the cover. not perch

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Ofc gratz to him on his kid, many of us knows that feeling and it’s a great one 🙂
    I don’t understand the people shouting for him to get into the England squad. I just don’t think he has enough quality to do that.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #3

    @richard
    Hoping for Situ and Remy mate.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #4

    jimmymagpie // Aug 27, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    “PSV Sporting Director telling the Dutch media this morning that he expects Pieters to stay at the club, and Pardew hinting yesterday that the funds aren’t there for a striker, so I hope you’re not all holding your breath.”

    Cheers for pi$$ing on the parade mate…..

    Anyone have any alternative websites to watch sports streaming on other than MYP2P coz i want to watch the F1 and am not in England so can’t watch BBC…

    Help please

    much appreciated

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    5 days to sign 3 players… Not going to happen. We could sell 5 players in 3 days but no way we’re going to sign 3 players in 5 days. Sigh…

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #6

    LOL. Just as i predicted. We most likely will get a left-back but no way a striker. Be prepared for Pardew’s excuse coming up.

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  • Pieter Piper

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #7

    @Jimmy

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11678_7125573,00.html

    This link isnt even a day old.

    Cant find any article about the Sporting director expecting Pieters to stay.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #8

    @DarloGeordie

    Try Veetle, Veemi, koisports. eu.

    If I can’t get to see it on TV, I prefer to download a torrent and watch it in the evening. The quality is so much better and you get the BBC build up and grid walk.
    Practice and qualifying is available too.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #9

    ashley has gone on holiday he has left pardew £50 to get 4 players in

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  • cousto

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #10

    try firstrowsports.eu

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Geoff

    Cheers mate

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  • richard

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #12

    hope your right dannyo more likley a loan or kuqi like signing. anyone know whats wrong with kadar

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #13

    Nice 1 cousto thats working that 1, sound job

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #14

    @richard

    Kadar is a crock mate, he’s in his final year and has to convince or he’s gone. He should be pushing for a 1st team spot now, but i don’t see that happening.
    I’m just waiting for him to be released at this point.

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  • TOONALE

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #15

    @9
    And he wants the change back as well

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #16

    @15 that includes wages for 5 years aswell

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  • Bryan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #17

    Since Joey left yesterday I was thinking about the so called finacials of comings and goings this year. It made me more depressed than I was before about our transfer policy. This is a list of players who have left the club and ones who have arrived this year with their values and their so called weekly wages?? Please forgive my spellings:-
    Players out:-
    Carrol 35m 50k per week
    Campbell 0 40k
    Kuqi 0 10k
    Nolan 4m 45k
    Enrique 6m 45k
    Routledge 2m 20k
    Barton 0 60k
    Total 47m 270k per week

    Players in:-

    Cabaye 4.5m 40k per week
    Ba 0 40k
    Marvaux 0 40k
    Oberton 3m 40k
    Aheid 0 15k
    Total 7.5m 175k per week

    So in my calculations we are showing a profit of £39.5m in transfer fees and a weekly saving of £95k per week. So much for the reinvestment in our club. These figures should shame MA DL & AP.
    Our club is heading backwards not forward and three positive results this season has papered over three very average performances. Unless we get a good quallity striker in we are heading back to the Championship. It breaks my heart to say that.

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  • shearerno9

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #18

    I think I can see us getting maybe (and i mean at best) two players in with only one being permenant, cant see either of them being great as both will more than likely be last minute jobs… when all else fails – roll out wayne bridge to a chorus of “he has the experience, we have a young team” blah blah blah and we tried but things just didnt materialise.

    Although in fairness to pardew – you can see he is even getting sick if it because he is keeping his distance now from any transfer talk, I would imagine if we are struggling by january and he doesnt get the players he wants in the january window he will pack up and leave.

    Things are never simple with this club, one step forward…. wobble, fall, ambulance ride 60 feet back. Start again…

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #19

    shearerno9 i would say its more like snakes and ladders theres always a snake involed to knock you right back down

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  • loughy

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #20

    congrats danny mate. @ darlo geordie mate i live in germany i used to use a free view box i got from a supermarket over here but now i am with sky

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #21

    @17 + 18

    Will still never stop me supporting the toon…. EVER

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #22

    Loughy

    You trying to call me tight lol??

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  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #23

    Wonder who we’ll bid for at 23.59 on deadline day this time.we made them a good offer ect ect….they wanted to much money ….mike has assured me well spend in January…

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  • richard

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #24

    just hope taylor or colo dont get injured or suspended then . or that might force ashleys arm down his very deep pockets

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #25

    leazers window shuts at 23:00 mate

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #26

    @Bryan // Aug 27, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Maybe its Ashley’ s vision to stabalise our club financially? Saving plenty of money. Clearing all our debt. Maybe in like 5 years we will be spending quality and keeping hold of our good players.

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #27

    Hope Pieters is in the crowd on Sunday. Also if Raylor scores another FK against Fulham it’l be 3 FK’s in 3 games. Has anyone else done that before?

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  • shearerno9

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #28

    @21 if it hasnt stopped us yet theres not alot else that can…. honestly I can say that if tiote colo and gutti were sold by the time the window closed id be dissapointed and angry but not at all surprised…. its a real shame even saying that 🙁

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #29

    If we get a left back we need to move Raylor to the right or bring tavernier back off loan as Simpson really doesn’t inspire at all. His final ball is always a hoof over everyone’s head and he won’t stop this backing off the winger business till it’s fatally too late.

    We are still in a lot of debt and if Ashley has given us interest free loans to cover it, then fair play. God knows how much interest we’d be paying to a bank after still paying for the likes of Owen, Luque, Boumsong, Duff etc.

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  • scdoty

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #30

    Really starting to loose the last of my patience with MA & DL, never been a lover but always hoped for a miracle.

    Point to note, I really do like AP though, thInk he is really trying hard for NUFC. and truly believe he now realises he has also been lied to.

    Not a puppet, just lied to. Start getting behind him guys. Give him support he deserves.

    HWTL

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  • kingkev9

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #31

    I hope all the Ashley lovers like DaveyBToon, Redondo etc can see the mess the team is in right now! It’s a Fu::ing joke, where’s the money? Where’s the goals? Where’s the left back? Where’s the centre half cover? Where’s the leaders now? We are I’m big trouble, if colo goes we will go down, unless we sign a striker we probably will anyway.

    Come on Davey etc explain this mess?

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  • quitesimple

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #32

    The odds on R Taylor to score anytime – GUARANTEED!!!

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  • Lynxie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #33

    klatoon:
    yeah I think Pele Rivelino, Zidane, and maradona managed it once or twice. So if Ryan Taylor scores tomorrow he is one of the greatest players on earth.

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  • Bryan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #34

    @ilovetoon
    Do you really think that? I thought at the begining of this window when we brought in 4 players early on for very little money that we would really go out and get the really good players we needed later on. I was very optimistic. But true to form, another transfer window is going to end with the club in major profit and the side weakened. As other people have stated I am just waiting for the annual statement from the manager, ” Clubs wanted to much money, was not enough time to get him in, we tried everthing in our power, but we promise we will get our men in January”
    So predictable its sad.

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  • Lynxie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #35

    Fair play to Raylor, his right foot is a potent weapon, and he has come on leaps and bounds, butto be fair, if fatty had any common sense or balls about him, Ryan Taylor would not even have been on the pitch for the last two games, as he is not a left back (regardless of the fact that he is performing exceptionally). Its a striker we desperately need, otherwise we are in the clarts.

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  • kingkev9

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #36

    AP is a puppet, everything he says is lies, he has made himself look a puppet and if he had any backbone he’d speak the truth.

    Rotonda- still backing Ashley!? No wonder this club is such a mess with deluded people like you supporting him.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #37

    Kingkev

    You have to the most depressing and repetitively boring individual on the planet.

    It must have killed you the last 2 weeks when your game plan didn’t go to plan and we drew with Arsenal and beat Sunderland at Sunderland and Scunny away in the cup. That smells of team spirit to me.

    You endlessly whine and bleat on like a girl. If you’re not suicidal yourself, you must make everyone else around you feel like it.

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  • hdavid23

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #38

    @DarloGeordie, try streamhunter.tv, its pretty good

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #39

    Rotunda,how can he give US interest free loans its his club if he was paying interest to a bank it would come out of his pocket(the clubs) there is nothing at all charitable or generous about Mike Ashley lending his clib money.

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  • nufcmatt

    Aug 27, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #40

    @17 it’s worse than that i’m afraid, we’ve also sold and loaned out several youngsters reducing the wage bill even further – tozer, forster, lua lua, tavernier, xisco, airey, richardson.
    so much for the ‘one in-one out’ policy. and we seem to have sold our best players and kept a lot of the crap like smith, guthrie, perch, ranger, ameobi, etc.

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