Rumors Persist About Danny Simpson Leaving Newcastle


We had an article out yesterday in which Danny Simpson said moving to Newcastle was the best thing that ever happened to him, and he didn’t want to leave Newcastle, so we thought that’s the end of that rumor.

Danny Simpson – contract difficulties?

Danny said he had seen the reports about him possibly leaving Newcastle, and that he didn’t know where they came from, as he was happy at the Tyneside club.

We thought that would quell the rumors once and for all, but no, there’s a report in the Sunday Sun today saying the club and Danny are at an impasse on Danny’s new five year contract, and Simpson will not sign it because the offer is too low.

The Sunday Sun is reporting the club will not alter the terms of the deal and there is a stalemate.

And indeed Danny could be the next to be moved out,  because he cannot agree on a new contract, and he will follow Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton out of the door, as they left for the same reasons.

But the defender may well want to see out the last two years of his contract,  and become a free agent in the summer of 2013.

Alan Pardew thinks Danny has a big future at the club, but Alan must be starting to wonder why the important players he identifies to the Board always seem to leave, mainly because of contract disagreements.

This is what Alan said today:

“He’s got a future here but he’s got a fight on his hands because Ryan Taylor has done terrific at left-back and now we’ve got Santon who can play both positions. So he needs to play well now,”

“I don’t know where the stuff about Danny Simpson leaving came from.:  “It’s totally untrue as far as I’m concerned, anyway.”

Alan, you should read the Sunday Sun today, that’s one paper where Danny Simpson leaving the club is being reported today.

It’s been the local press who have consistently put out these reports regarding Danny, and you have to think there may even be some  truth in it, if indeed it’s to do with contract negotiations, because the club no longer pays out big money to their players.

Financial considerations are running Newcastle United under Mike Ashley, and it’s hard to argue with that.

We didn’t say that was good.

Comments welcome.



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42 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Sep 11, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #1

    If Ryan Taylor is a better RB than a RB is, then Simmo is gone! Pls, just hand over the rejects to Warnock, he’s taken so many already.
    Couldn’t care less about loosing a poor player.

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  • solano

    Sep 11, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #2

    Judas!

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  • CaptainGeordie

    Sep 11, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Couldn’t agree with you more,Dannyo. Danny Simpson hasn’t seem to improve at all this season,But that is my own opinion and it will be different to others. But I do see improvement from Ryan Taylor defending ! it seems that Alan Pardew has given wor reserve players fresh air,good to see.

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Sep 11, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #4

    What ever happened about the lettering at st james? was it nothing? For me simmo should probably be kept on, he’s steady and part of a solid back 4 but at the same time if he went I think he’s easily replaced ability wise.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 11, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Danny’s been good for us. When he showed up he contributed to solidifying the defence when Raylor was letting us down and we realised he wasn’t the type of player to save us from relegation.

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  • spitfire_

    Sep 11, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #6

    Thank f**k.

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  • magicbus

    Sep 11, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #7

    If he left it would be no big deal there are better fullbacks out there that woul fit into the finanacial constraints that NUFC now operate under. Look back to the Fulham match they had 2 quality chances to score from free headers and Simpson was left looking at what was going on without getting in a challenge.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 11, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #8

    simpson is a very poor right back, nearly as bad as perch

    i remamber when we got on warren bartons back, and is miles ahead of simpson,, how far we have fallen

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  • Stuart

    Sep 11, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Cant believe you lot would just chuck simpson on the scrap heap when atm we dont have anywhere near enough defenders in the squad.

    He should only be sold in January if 2 or 3 defenders are brought in…and we all know that won’t happen lol.

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  • CaptainGeordie

    Sep 11, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #10

    Stuart,You should know by know that we’re a picky a lot… We would be still whinging if we won a cup this season,hahaha.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #11

    stuart.. imo opiinion we have a kid that is better now in james tavernier,,
    if this kid makes mistakes at least we know he is a kid and will learn,

    just cos simpson came from man u , dont make him a great player

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  • Stuart

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #12

    never said he was a great player norway. I said we have very little defensive backup as it is and we can’t afford to sell any as they probably won’t be replaced.

    I think tav is good aswell but I dont think hes ready for regular first team action in the prem. He’d do much better if he was loaned out for the rest of the season at Carlisle, much more games and much less pressure while he finds his feet.

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  • CaptainGeordie

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #13

    Danny Simpson is far from great but he isn’t shit,He’s decent at defending but shocking at attacking… It seems there has been no improvement in the attacking department which is sad to see… it doesn’t help that having your new born in the hospital but that is life.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #14

    stuart

    i think when your thrown in at the deep end you sink or swim, and i do believe because he is young , and being tested against better player he will adapt much quicker,

    or play santon there, and play ferg at left back,

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #15

    and yes i think having a child in hospital wont help him, and i wish nothing but the best for his child, but he was the same before the kid cme along,

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  • hitman

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #16

    very poor RB

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #17

    i think he is the worst in the prem, 🙁

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  • Stuart

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #18

    Yeah catchy, you sink or swim. However more often than not younger players that are thrown in at the deep end dont perform well, they also take a massive knock in confidence which can take awhile to get over.

    While we have Simpson, Raylor, Taylor and Santon that can all play RB I think Tav should spend the season on loan at a lower level, if we sell Simpson, recall Tav, but I’d still start Raylor then.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #19

    i do agree,
    raylor should be no 1

    i do think the kid is good and should have been at a championship club rather than league 1 team, he may be getting first team football, but i dont think he will learn much at that level,

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  • Stuart

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #20

    Yeah I agree like, he could’ve done with being in the championship like, but the regular games will help. Also, going by Carlisles last three games, all lost, they could do with some defensive strengthening, could be a good test for him.

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  • G

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #21

    Simmo is a decent right back, who at first with us looked poor, but I have seen a steady improvement in his performances which have turned me round on him. I think he is far from irreplaceable, but a good decent right back who is a credit to the team. Letting him go, could be a tragic mistake. I think his defensive style winds a lot of people up, which is why opinion is so divided on him, but if he carries on improving the way he has, then he could potentially be a great.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 11, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #22

    How old is Simmo now? 24? Usually, players who lack technically, improve by managing to read the game.
    Simmo should be pretty good at reading the game by now, especially with the chances he’s had and the clubs he’s been at.
    If he’s not solid at 24, then he won’t be solid for the rest of his life. Maybe he’ll peak at about 27-29, but thats too late for us now.
    He’s a quick player, and should manage to keep up allot better than he does.
    Simmo will never be good player. Average at best.

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  • geordiefinn

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #23

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/Teams/PlayerProfiles

    seems we have been signed Peter Ramage. 😀
    Btw, he’s a free agent at the moment, is he? If so, think he would be good back-up-player.

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  • geordiefinn

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #24

    we have signed*

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  • Expat MAG

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #25

    If he hasn’t signed the 5 year deal by January we can anticipate Ashley will sell him but hopefully only if we bring in a replacement.

    We have Raylor, Santon, Taverner as cover at RB and hoping we purchase Pieters as our new LB.

    However, dream over and expect we’ll team Raylor and Santon with Taverner and Ferguson as back-up.

    Just seen Peter Ramage’s profile as a Newcastle player on the official NUFC website; is he back with Newcastle?

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  • Colo2

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #26

    I think to say he is the worst RB in the PL is harsh. He’s better than the 3 promoted teams right backs, Wigan’s, Bolton played Boyata at RB yesterday?, better than Blackburn’s and probably a couple more besides. He’s been steady this season. The back four have looked a good unit why endanger that.

    And no way is anyway as near as bad as Perch at RB some people have very short memorys.

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  • thebionicMAG

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Couldnt give a monkeys if he left. Never rated him.

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  • Expat MAG

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #28

    Ok, geordiefinn so you’ve seen the news on Peter Ramage too; he’s a local lad from Berwick, I think….

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  • GoalsBringSmiles

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #29

    I would say that Stuart’s comments on the possibility of Simpson leaving are the most accurate-I agree he isn’t very good, I certainly haven’t seen the steady improvement that others claim to have witnessed-but Stuart is right, we are so short in defence already that it would be foolish to sell him before bringing in at least a replacement.

    As for Tavernier or any other youngster for that matter-I haven’t seen enough of him at this level to judge but unlike Man Utd etc. our youth are more risky given that the players around them are hardly world beaters-the likes of Man U, Arsenal can usually afford to risk youngsters because they are surrounded by world class players. We are probably safer giving the youngsters carling cup games and substitute appearances, that way they are given a chance with minimal risk to our PL results.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #30

    simpson is not comfortable with the football. he has no footballing skills as such and is usually in panic mode when it arrives at his feet. Add that to his often fatal backing off and I think we could do better with either raylor, santon or tavernier.

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  • geordiefinn

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #31

    according to wikipedia, Ramage is currently on loan at Crystal Palace. So no truth in this.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #32

    it’s funny we have historically always been loathe to bring our youngsters through, but whenever we have, ie carrol, Ferguson, Krul , Lua, Vuksic, Sammy, Abeid etc, they have bought an energy and a lack of fear with them.

    far rather have them than 60k a week Smith etc.

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  • adam20692

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Just thought id mention this but why dont the toon look at getting bojan in on loan since he’s not wanted at barcelona?

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  • adam20692

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #34

    just realised he’s gone 2 roma doesnt matter lol

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  • NUFC87Hawky

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #35

    dannysimpson12 Danny Simpson
    Don’t believe everything u read #realtalk

    from his twitter account all of 5minutes ago haha.

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  • GoalsBringSmiles

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Rotonda

    I think you are building up our youth policy far too much-we do not have the youth development system and scouting of Arsenal, as is often claimed-we quite simply haven’t invested the millions into it as Arsenal have, the myth that we have is likely another PR spin from the club to justify a lack of spending in the market. I agree though that Vuckic and Sammy in particular look promising and deserve the chance to contribute this season, maybe also Ferguson, but i would probably only risk one at a time in the first team, and then only against lesser opposition. the problem is as I highlighted above-we do not have the world class players in our squad who can protect the youngsters on the pitch if the pace gets too much for them-man U are a glittering example of this ability,making players like Butt and Fletcher look good is a masterstroke by Ferguson , as theyhave often played alongside the world’s best.

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 11, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #37

    Rotonda nail head comes to mind well said lol.

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  • ganiyu

    Sep 11, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Why transfer news when december is no where close.why destroy squad harmony ed mackem??

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  • Dai

    Sep 11, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #39

    Ed: Your commentary is becoming so negative and anti-Ashley.

    You are turning quotes and stories around so much its becoming a bit embarassing mate.

    Is someone else writing these for you? Angryman perhaps?

    The blog is no longer impartial. You are pushing your anti-Ashley views onto us.

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  • simonsez

    Sep 11, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Ed I have to agree your blog is no longer impartial. The first thing to note is the Sunday sun said “the sunday sun understands that contracts have broken down” how does the sunday sun understand? who told them? this type of statement is used for gossip. without any actual evidence. sorry mate I normally enjoy reading your posts but not today.

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