Newcastle Full Back Upbeat On Magpies’ Future


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.

Comments welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • DanToon

    Sep 27, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #1

    …………………….. Krul

    ………… S. Taylor – Coloccini – Santon

    Obertan/Jonas – Cabaye – Tiote – Marveoux

    ………………… Ben Arfa

    ………………… Best – Ba

    What do you think to that team? Very attack minded.

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  • Stuart

    Sep 27, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #2

    Couldnt play in the prem with only a back 3 imo like DanToon.

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 27, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #3

    3 at the back? Nar I dont think it would work at all fella

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  • DanToon

    Sep 27, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #4

    I agree with you two, just thinking of ways to maximise our strong midfield and include Ben Arfa…

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 27, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #5

    I think the end game for the team line up with the players we currently have will be
    ————Krul
    Simmo Saylor Colo Santon
    ——-Cabaye-Tiote
    Obertan—-HBA—-Marv
    ————-Ba

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Sep 27, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #6

    The club have bought really well and deserve credit for that.
    Cabaye, Tiote, Ben Arfa and Marveux are all exeptional players who if kept fit will keep us in the top half.

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Sep 27, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #7

    WWJBD; agree with all, except Obertan who like Jonas has no end product, but Jonas is stronger and a better player

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  • Stuart

    Sep 27, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #8

    How can you write off Obertan already Benton? Hes only played 7 games or so and hes still fitting in.

    He’s got progressively better every game hes played so far this season, and he was class against blackburn.

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 27, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    BTE
    I would agree with that but I think Obertan was brought in to be a starter and with Guti’s age and his contract running down I would assume he will be dropping to the bench sooner rather than later

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  • magpiebop

    Sep 27, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #10

    I like this spine to the team in 4-1-3-1-1

    Krul.
    STaylor, Coloccini.
    Tiote.
    Cabaye.
    Ben Arfa.
    Best.

    Just fill in the fullbacks and wingers.
    Tavernier and Santon.
    Moyo and Marveaux.

    Could make up our best team in my opinion!

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  • bills-son

    Sep 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #11

    Obertan will keep getting better, the guy is quality and he is also a good finisher and I can see him getting 5-8 goals this season.

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  • The_Toon

    Sep 27, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #12

    @DanToon
    I get your point on maximising the attacking force, I think once the team gels we could start doing what Sir alex does when he needs to attack by playing Valencia at right back. Gutti can play at right back if needed

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