Danny Simpson Finding Out What’s Important In Life

Danny Simpson’s goal on Tuesday was only his second for the club, and the second goal he’s every scored in his career.

Danny Simpson – after scoring on Tuesday night

The other goal he scored was against Peterborough United back in November of 2009, and he’s now made 79 first team appearances for the Magpies.

Danny talked about his goal today:

“My other goal was left foot but went in the same corner – I obviously need to have a few more swings, don’t I?” 

“I thought I’d scored the winner, but credit to Forest they kept going and going. I slipped for the third goal but we came back – we were still attacking, still going for it.

“It was a typical, classic cup game. We can go far. Look at Birmingham last season, there’s excitement about this Cup because it’s not just about the top four. They’ve got a lot of games, Champions League commitments and things like that.

“The manager expressed to us that he wants to do well in this competition and I said we’d all love to play at Wembley and for a Cup. We’re no different from anyone.”

We’ll see who Newcastle get in the 4th round, but in the last few years we usually draw a big club away from home at this stage of the competition, but we’d prefer Aldershot Town at home.

And off the field Danny Simpson is finding out what being a new father is like, and the good news is that his baby daughter, Skye, is due to leave the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) this week.

The baby has been in hospital ever since she was born six weeks prematurely, and Danny will soon know what it’s like to take care of a baby at home.

Danny talked about Skye:

“That stuff off the pitch was completely new to me but it’s settled down now and I can just concentrate on doing what I love doing.

“It’s a great feeling to have her after everything we’ve been through but hopefully it will be normal now, she’s doing OK and I can’t wait to have her home. It’s just the late nights to worry about now.”

Babies are just great, but then they grow up.

But Danny has many many years to find that out by his own experience, and it’s a  real experience, as parents reading this will readily attest to.

But it’s just terrific that Skye is doing  well, and she’s finally coming home.

Let’s hope Danny doesn’t fall asleep in the dressing anytime soon.


Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • magpiebop

    Sep 22, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Let’s hope he doesn’t fall asleep on the pitch

  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 22, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Good Luck Simo 🙂

  • barryvenison

    Sep 22, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Please Danny don’t start shooting more, just keep crossing…

  • barryvenison

    Sep 22, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #4

    @Magpiebop- Why, maybe he’s a better footballer in his dreams?


    Sep 22, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Fantastic post ED, a good read that was. Please his daughters finally getting there after what’s gone on, come on Simmo lad!!


    Sep 22, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Pleased his daughter*

    Tell its early


    Sep 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #7

    The lad is playing well (as are the whole team) from goalkeeper up to the midfield we look quite tasty. Its nice to see little passing triangles rather than big hoof up front. I think Best and Ba will do ok and HBA will improve greatly with games. Lets keep the feelgood factor going and hopefully we can stop talking about the owner and chairman all the time. Well done lads.
    Keep the faith

  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 22, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #8

    who would we like to get now that we know whos through to the round of 16

    Arsenal————Man Sheiky
    Blackburn———Man Utd

    i personally would like aldershot to visit us at StJames
    personally i have a weird feeling it will be Liverfool at our spot

  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 22, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #9

    his last few games hes been much much improved it seems like the weight off his shoulders has worked wondeers keep it up Simmo playing great and a cheeky goal seems nice reward for workin hard to get back on it great news about young Skye also

  • Kazenga

    Sep 22, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #10

    Driving test today guys ;( any tips ahah?

  • magpiebop

    Sep 22, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #11

    Simpson is a canny player but have a fancy towards wanting to see Tavernier played there to see if he’s an improvement being pacey and attack minded.

    Would love Liverfool at home next round. Wii Carroll and Enrique returning to St James Park it’s a game I’d like to see.

  • toonincheek

    Sep 22, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #12

    London, Liverpool and Manchester derbies would be interesting.

  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Sep 22, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #13


    Develop a vagina and some juicy knockers!

  • toonincheek

    Sep 22, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #14

    Driving test, huh?
    Do they still check hand signals?

    If so, when asked what to do when you want to turn right, say “I put my hand out of the window to indicate”.

    When the instructor says “Yes, but what do you do first”, you say “I wind the window down”.

  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Sep 22, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #15

    I’d like to see these ties.

    Toon vs Aldershot
    Man U vs Man Citeh
    Chelski vs Liverfool
    Stoke vs Gooners

    Chances? 😀

  • magpiebop

    Sep 22, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #16

    The return of Dogleash again will be interesting aswell.


    Sep 22, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #17

    I think they are the ties wed all like I wouldn’t fancy a trip to st marys playin well the saints are you know how all these things happen in cups pardew goin back to old club an all that

  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #18

    check out this offensive new video from EA sports specifically FIFA12 look at the NUFC teamsheet near the end of the video specifically our number 9 and also the stats are easily too low for a few players



    Sep 22, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #19

    @18 i think player ratings are fairly acurate m owen dont know what the fcuk is goin on there

  • beefman13

    Sep 22, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #20

    danny ,you need to get closer to the attacker you were miles of the lad for forests first goal, it needs to be looked at son.


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