Danny Simpson has talked to the Newcastle official site about the side’s good start to the season.
Danny Simpson – after scoring his second Newcastle goal last week
And he rightly says that the team has proved their doubters wrong, time and time again, since he arrived from Manchester United in August of 2009, and of course Newcastle have been successful ever since that time:
“We’ve done that since day one, especially since I’ve been here,”
“We had people saying we would never get back into the Premier League, then we would never stay in the Premier League. This summer we lost a lot of big players and big characters, but other lads have stepped up and we have brought in new players.”
“We are looking like we are proving people wrong again. We have a good squad and it’s nice to still be unbeaten at this stage of the season.”
“We’ve got that belief that we are a good team. We are not just fourth by luck – we are a good team and we are starting to believe that.
“We are playing good stuff. The commitment has always been there, but against Blackburn on Saturday you saw the belief, that we have got good players and that we can play good stuff.”
It’s amazing to us that Newcastle have done so well this season, after they lost top players Carroll, Nolan, Enrique and Barton this year, and we don’t seem to have missed them much at all.
Alan Pardew had promised that he would have Newcastle playing attacking football, and he’s been true to his word, and in the last couple of league games Newcastle have looked a very good side, and they have played some very nice football.
One thing we were a little disappointed with on Saturday, was that we didn’t ram home our advantage over the last 20 minutes or so, when we could easily have scored another two goals or more, with all the chances the lads created.
But that’s a minuscule thing compared to getting all 3 points of course.
Danny continued and said Newcastle can score goals:
“When we were winning games 1-0 or drawing games 0-0 at the start of the season, we always said we have got the players who can score,”
“It just takes time to gel. With guys like Gabby Obertan, Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba coming in, it takes time for all the players to learn what each other are going to do.”
“But you can see that we are learning. We are attacking and looking to score every time we go forward. We played some really good stuff against Blackburn and could have maybe got even more.”
One reason Newcastle have been proving people wrong this season is that most of us didn’t realize we had a good side at all, especially when some of the initial games this season had Newcastle getting much more than their fair share of luck.
At QPR, as just one example, we could have easily been 4-0 down at half time, never mind coming away with a point.
But good teams weather the storms and come back, and Newcastle have done that in many games this season, and that alone must auger well for the future.
Things are looking up on Tyneside.