Newcastle Full Back Going Nowhere

There have been rumors all year that Danny Simpson may be leaving Newcastle.

Danny Simpson challenging Wayne Rooney last season

Where those rumors have come from we don’t know, but there was some news that Danny had been offered a five year contract on Tyneside, and that he still has to sign it.

And there were certainly at least a couple of reports in the local Newcastle press, that suggested he may have even left Newcastle this summer.

One report  suggested that Aston Villa were close to signing him at the end of the summer transfer window, although why the Tyneside club would sell him with no cover lined up, we have no idea.

It seems that nobody bothered to tell Danny, since he came out a day or two ago, and said he has no intention of leaving Newcastle.  Well that has  killed that rumor we suppose.

This is what Danny said:

“As a footballer there will always be rumours or stuff being reported.” “You have to just stay focused and until you get a phone call from the club you are at or you sign on the dotted line elsewhere you have to ignore it.”

“I don’t pay too much attention to it.” “I have said I am happy here and I don’t know where the rumours come from, you just have to take it with a pinch of salt.”

“I was just sat watching the TV like everybody else, and seeing where some of my mates were signing.”  “One of the best moves I have ever made is signing for Newcastle United.” “It has got better and better.”

“I am happy here and have two seasons left so hopefully I will keep playing week in, week out and something gets sorted in the future.”  “It has been a great start to the season.”

“We could not have asked for a better start with the points we have and beating Sunderland to boot.”  “In a way we were going so well, we didn’t really want an international break!”

“It has gave a few people time to rest and reflect on how it’s gone.”  “With the QPR game being Monday we have a bit more time along with people coming back from international matches. Now it is about getting prepared for it.”

We have to hope that Simpson keeps improving this season, as he did last season, and as Newcastle build up their squad, he could still find himself under some pressure for his first team place.

And with 20 year-old Italian Davide Santon being able to play in  both full back positions, if Newcastle should sign a full back this January, then  Danny’s place will certainly be under pressure.

But the lad has done well since he arrived at Newcastle on loan in mid-August of 2009, when Newcastle were down in the Championship, and down in the dumps too.

And the former Manchester United player has been part of the successes the club has enjoyed over the last couple of seasons, and now the club is in so much better shape than it was back in those dreary, dull and depressing days in the summer of 2009.

Simpson has his doubters among the Newcastle fans, but if he can keep improving he can still  become a Premier League class player at Newcastle.

He certainly has an excellent temperament, and for the record, Danny has 76 appearances so far for Newcastle with a single goal.

Comments welcome.

60 comments so far

  • dmac

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Totally off topic but the Gyan thing is lol.

  • Toon-Norway9

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #2

    I think hes very decent anyway!

  • dazza

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Hooper just grabbed the winner against City in the U18 game. Guy looks quality with big game prowess. Was it 3 against Chelsea?

  • Dannyo

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #4

    He has 4 goals in for games now i read. Won’t be long before he’s tested with the reserves.

  • fungus44

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #5

    just found this on twitter don,t know how true Where has this come from? No media confirmation, yet -> RT @meat_people: Very good source #niallquinnresigns

  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Can see him playing centre back in the coming weeks due to the lack of centre halfs if Tayls or Colo gets injured.

  • GS

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #7


    Regarding Gyan, I mentioned that on the last thread.

    There must have been a falling out or he hates the city of Sunderland because players only go to UAE for the money and this is a loan so he will be on the same money.

    Shows it is not always easy to sign a quality striker, and even the good ones like Torres and Carroll can lose form.

  • GS

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #8

    And Dmac @1.

    You forgot to say first.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Thank goodness we didn’t have Ashley in charge of our club in 1995.

    Or we would have never gotten Alan Shearer for a record fee of 15million. What a bargain!


    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #10

    So Gyan will be on the same money as at Sunderland?

  • GS

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #11


    It is a loan and the UAE team will surely pay his wages. There has to be more to this story though.

    I think it is a slap in the face for the Mackems which is why it makes sense to talk about it on here. I think they paid 13 million for him so this has to put into question Bruce’s judgement. He is close to the sack IMHO.

  • SwedishMagpie

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #12

    wtf ?? I just saw the newcastle ratings for fifa 12…
    3,5 stars 76 attack 77 midfield 72 defence……. -.-

  • Dannyo

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #13

    If i remember right, Wolves has 4 stars… /palm

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Sep 10, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #14

    I really hope that all you lads who are unhappy with the club really get behind the club now. The board didn’t have to answer those questions and they did. I thought they were very well answered. They realize they make mistakes and they are working to correct those. I have never been a supporter of Ashley and Liambas but for the sake of the club I am now publicly announcing my support to them. They have got our club on a solid financial footing and besides the extr striker did very well in the last window. We have an academy that I loaded with talent and our team is young hungry and talented. Anothe year or so and we will be completely outta of debt and self sufficiant. I took one think the board said to heart…. All the bad things supporters say to Ashley and do to him after he saved our club and ha put over 200 million if his own money into makes him not wanna keep digging into his pocket. Just think if we get behind him and show him the support we show the club he will be more apt to dig deeper into his pockets. Please lads I beg you stop with boycott shite, the board isn’t perfect but we are improving and in much better shape on and off the pitch then 5 years ago please get behind our club and let’s push forward support he club an Ashley and I bet we will be in Europe by the end of next season maybe even this season.

  • SwedishMagpie

    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Dannyo yes wolves ihas 4 stars… but sunderland has only 3 stars I think haha 😀


    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #16

    damn it i guess were stuck with the little f.u.c.k.e.r.

  • DCMag

    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Sunderland lost again and Gyan bailed to nowheresville. I know it’s been a mess for us too, but I’m so excited anyway. Let’s get 3 points tomorrow! Go Mags!!!!!


    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #18

    roumor has it gyan was disgusted with his initial move to the makems his agemt told him he was signing for a premier leahue team in the northeast of england gyan told his family i understood there was only 2 teams in the northeast newcastle utd and the newcastle utd reserves he rekons he was traped in a third dimension where everything is all f.u.c.k.e.d. up but little did he know he was surrounded by makems

  • Dannyo

    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #19

    @BOOM BOOM THE 1ST #17

    Rofl, i started reading that thinking, hmm, could it be? Then i got to Newcastle reserves and had a good laugh 😛

  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #20

    to be honest am not his biggest fan but a think Gyan would do a sterling job at us along side Ba or Best he’d be perfect partner

  • alip123

    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #21

    I remember a lot of people were complaining about Sunderland’s stronger team due to us not strengthening.

    Player for player, we are definitely stronger.

    They have Westwood, Mignolet and Gordon. WE have Harper, Krul and Elliot. Elliot and Westwood are both untested, but Harper and Krul are easily better than Gordon and Mignolet.

    Defenders: They have Bardsley, Turner, Brown, O’Shea and Shambles. We have Santon, Taylor S, Taylor R, Coloccini, Simpson, Perch and Williamson. We are definitely stronger and we have more reinforcements. And remember, Tavernier is coming back.

    Midfield: They have Clattermore, Larsson, Gardner, Richardson, Colback, Vaughn, El Mohammady, Cook, Meyler and Sessegnon. We have Cabaye, Guthrie, Ben Arfa, Abeid, Smith, Gutierrez, Marveaux, Obertan, Tiote and Vuckic. We own scumderland in that department.

    Up front, they only have Wickham, Ji, Bentner and Campbell, who is crocked. We have Ba, Best, Shola, Lovenkrands and JJ Hooper 🙂

    we are definitely better off than the noisy neighbours. So everyone who complained (including me!) should shut up and stop complaining. Although I think we could lose (knowing our luck!) to QPR, we are still in a better position any of us thought we would be in, even though we didn’t sign that striker.

    Upwards and onwards, I say.


  • alip123

    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #22

    and of course, not including young Sammy and Fergie – how could I forget!!!

  • jimiley

    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #23

    We could finish 6th this season so we should give MA a break. Great things are happening and i reckon we could win the league in a few years, We have a great team and should get behind them. we need a top striker and when we have one we will be challenging for the title. Manure must be scared of us now.

  • jimiley

    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Danny willl be next England full back in 6 months.

  • ross armstrong

    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #25

    evening lads and lasses!!

    will davide santon be starting on monday night? the bench?? give him a start , he looks class!!

    this is my team for monday night

    raylor taylor collo santon
    obertan tiote cabaye gutierez
    best ba


  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #26

    llambias answer of our club being self funded is absolute rubbish. if you want the club to progress you need to constantly invest. being self funded means we will be stagnant in progress.

    a football club is never meant for profit. its a hobby for rich people to throw some cash around from their other businesses.

    by the look of the replies given Football is not Ashley’s playground. the sooner he leaves the better. he doesnt have the passion and hes way too concerned about numbers and digits.

  • p

    Sep 10, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Well you buy the club then mate…

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 10, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #28

    Ashley is an excellent business man but his approach is not suited to bringing our club back top.

    they are talking about examples of “if someone were to offer ridiculous price for my house id sell it.” problem is, he would sell the house and buy a sleeping bag and sleep by the street. and pat himself on the back for the excellent profit made.

    hope ashley will find other businesses that suit him and i would wish him all the best.

  • ross armstrong

    Sep 10, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #29


  • ross armstrong

    Sep 10, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #30

    am i the only person on here !!!!???

  • kevymartins

    Sep 10, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #31

    How come on my fanasty team it says cabaye n tiote’s next game is aston villa away?????????????

  • ross armstrong

    Sep 10, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #32

    kevy mine does aswell lol

  • kevymartins

    Sep 10, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #33

    So after today is it ok for me to take out a player put in tiote and make cabaye n collo captain an vice captain or is that cheating?

  • zaktoon_swede

    Sep 10, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #34

    sunderland looked woeful today, chelsea was literally walking for 90minutes. wes brown looks solid, sessegnon lively as usual and seb larsson with a decent right foot. but that was it. bendtner was really poor, i got the assist for ji’s goal but that was (ofcourse) due to a shocking firsta touch 🙂

    things doesnt look too bad after all

  • zaktoon_swede

    Sep 10, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #35


  • ross armstrong

    Sep 10, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #36

    im not gna change anything untill after our game !! it could be cheating my freind lol

  • kevymartins

    Sep 10, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #37

    The rules are if a player did’nt play 0 minutes in your starting 11 he can be subd.. . Good job i had dzeko in there . . .dzeko out tiote in

  • Penalty-Spot

    Sep 10, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #38

    @ilt8788 @25 Good team, a few bloggers are suggesting it elsewhere. Wouldn’t you like to see Sammy start over Ba? Just think he adds something v different…?

  • Penalty-Spot

    Sep 10, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #39

    @24 sorry…

  • Dannyo

    Sep 10, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #40

    A player called Lopez-Cardona was a sub in todays win for U-18 against Man City.
    A new name to me, also someone called Hoganson, also unheard of. Could either of these be the trialist?


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