It’s not clear why there’s been so much innuendo surrounding Danny Simpson this season.
Danny Simpson challenges Bothroyd Monday night
On the one hand we hear from the local press that he will not sign his new five year contract and he may be moved out because of that, and then it may that some people at the club think he’s not good enough, and Danny could be moved out because of that.
Certainly he seems to have his critics among the supporters, but Danny just needs to keep his head down, and keep improving, that’s all he can do, that’s his job at Newcastle, and he had a good solid game on Monday night.
But it wouldn’t surprise us either, if Newcastle brought in a left-footed left back in Jnauary, and it could even be Erik Pieters of PSV, and that would increase the pressure for places at full back, with Davide Santon able to play at right back.
Danny was full of praise today for the two Newcastle center-backs, who have been in great form so far this season:
“The two centre-halves have been magnificent in every game this season,”
“They seem to work off each other so well. It’s credit to them, they work just as hard in training as they do on the pitch and that work is really paying off.”
“Tayls is exactly the same in training – he blocks shots left, right and center and the ball hits him all over the place. You know all about Colo’s class, and the two of them seem to work well together.”
“As a defence that’s three clean sheets out of four now and that’s some achievement really.” “There won’t be too many, if any, teams do that over the course of a Premier League season.”
“It’s testament to the lads – not just the back five, but the whole of the team. We work so hard on our organisation, and at the moment I think we look hard to beat which is obviously great. That’s a massive thing to be taking into games.”
Colo and Steven Taylor are two good players but best of all they seem to be two top-class professionals.
Nile Ranger could learn a lot from the way Colo and Steven train every day – that’s what makes a top player.
They come to work every day and put in solid shifts in training, and those who don’t do that, for whatever reason, don’t make it.
Colo and Steven have certainly played well together for Newcastle so far this season, and that has to auger well for the future.
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