Alan Pardew Clears Up Danny Simpson Situation

Alan Pardew has cleared up what the Danny Simpson situation really is.

Danny Simpson – has had a tough time with baby Skye-Lorena

There have been constant reports of Simpson not being at Newcastle long term, and there were reports over the last few days that had Simpson saying he thinks he will not get another deal offered, after his current contract runs out a year come next June.

Add to that the difficulties Simpson is having with his baby girl Skye-Lorena, and it’s been tough few weeks for the Salford-born right-back, who came in from Manchester United for about £500K in January of 2010.

Daughter Skye-Lorena was born six weeks prematurely last July, and she was only released from the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) a couple of weeks ago, and then she contracted a virus and was back in hospital again.

That’s why Alan Pardew had said it was a tough week for Danny last week before the Spurs game, but happily Skye is now back at home, keeping Danny up at night, along with his girlfriend, Stephanie.

Alan Pardew, during his press conference yesterday, tried to clear up the situation with Danny:

“I think, basically, he had some bad advice. Unfortunately for Danny at the moment, he’s had problems with his child and it’s been a very difficult situation.”

“It’s been a really big battle for the baby, him and his wife. It looks like he is coming out of that now. He feels a little bit let down, because of his comments, in himself. But it’s nice his home life is back on an even keel.”

“He has been a great player for us and he will continue to be going forward. He wants to earn a new contract and if he keeps playing like he is, there is a good chance he will get one.”

There were reports in the summer that Danny had turned down a plum new five year contract offer, and it seems no offer has yet been made by the club, and Danny is working hard to get a new offer from the club.

The other thing that could have happened is that he was offered a five year deal over the summer, but the terms of the deal were less than Danny wanted.

It’s another case of Newcastle being fairly strict with their wage policy, and if it looks like Newcastle will not be offering Danny a new deal, he could be up for sale this summer, and that move could come from Newcastle.

But with all the trouble Danny has had the last couple of weeks with daughter Skye-Lorena, it would be really tough if he didn’t start tomorrow, and Davide Santon comes in at right-back.

That may not happen.

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #1

    btw lads people saying we cant sign Pieters in Jan cos hes broke his foot, well he hasnt he’s got a fractured metatarsal so he’s only going to be out for about 6/8 week meaning he’l be back early december, a still think we’l sign him in Jan

  • NUFCBrunei

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #2

    better sell perch

  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #3

    Good squad player easily replaced if needed, young clyne from palace would be a good replacement if he was to go. Not that i am wanting him to go, he seems like a decent bloke and all that but he can be our weak link at times.

  • toonincheek

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #4

    I would have expected Danny to be offered a new contract, although not a particularly lucrative one, as a squad player although maybe we have youngsters coming through?.
    Solid player, done OK, could well improve but hasn’t done enough to show he’s the answer at RB.
    Credit to him for what he has done, but the reality is – we are (or should be) looking for someone better.

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #5

    onto Simpson, personally a dont want him to go a still think he can improve it wasnt long ago he was being looked at for England, hes young enough to get better plus he’s a speciallist in his position so we should keep him to put pressure on our new RB we need all the support in defence as possible, one thing is Colo leaves we must repeat must buy a top class centre half to replace him someone like Hummels/Subotic/Vertonghen

  • Dannyo

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Danny is a squad player for me, i’m expecting him to lose is spot this year to someone like Tavernier or maybe Santon.
    Sorry, i still don’t rate the lad, needs to improve on his closing down.

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #7

    toonincheek – well apparently Tavernier will be challenging first team as early as this season after his loan he’s very highly rated..

    btw Fergie is never a left back dont care what Pardew says far too weak

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    Dannyo – thats not really his fault because defensive training they should be getting shown that and he clearly isnt because he would be doing it more whether its natural to him or not, a do agree though he really does need to do it more then he could become a very good player for us.. ano a got shown stuff like that when a played

  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #9

    Think Raylor will move over to right back once santon is bedded in. Probably on a par with simo defensively, not as quick as simo but going forward he is streets ahead and he also has free kicks in his locker.

  • Ollieh51

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #10

    Guys, guys, guys…

    Simo is a great player for us and even this season (QPR?!) has bailed us out at times with his positional sense, pace and game saving tackles. He rarely gives away fouls and other than perhaps backing off a bit too much doesnt really do too much wrong. We need to keep players like him even if we get a new body in.

    With regards to him leaving, please see through the statement. He doesn’t want a driving ban, he said that he may not be extended here as he wanted the judge to take pity on him and not suspend him from driving.

    It’s all pretty obvious. Pardew’s comment – He’s been given some bad advice… Says it all.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    I predict a 3-0 win for us ba best and cabaye to score

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Willie Mackay has full control over all transfer for Doncaster Rovers.. a wonder if Saunders is happy about that lol

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #13

    roshan MAGPIE – im about to put a bet on 3-0 and 5-0 haha quid on each

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #14

    3-0 = 11/1
    5-0 = 66/1

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #15

    jeeez – 150/1 for 6-0 could be worth a punt

  • onepeterb

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #16

    Best wishes Ed and Skye-Lorena. Hope your both fit and well in the near future

  • geoff777

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #17

    Simmo has done really well.

    But Santon is a far better player.

    Because of the stress with his baby and the court case I’d bench him and play him in the cup.


    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #18

    Toonincheek, since when do you put a full stop after a question mark?

  • Solaidback

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #19

    I can understand Simmo getting speeding tickets while his kid was in hospital, as my youngest was 3 weeks prem & did a stint in Intensive Baby Care Unit & I broke every land speed record there was to get there when needed, thats what any parent would do under his circumstances…

    As for using the chance that he may get transferred from the Toon to try & stop getting banned from driving, it’s a bit of a desperate move & who ever gave him that advice wants his head kicking in, as that could have backfired big time on Simmo, especially if the judge wasn’t a Toon fan, maybe a closet muckem fan…

    As for him leaving, I think he’s made mistakes but so has Colo, Saylor, Willo, Raylor & Jose while defending but he’s also saved our bacon quite a few time, he just needs to be guided properly & he’ll learn to curb those tiny errors in his game, give an extra 3 yrs on 20k/wk, that should make him smile & do a job for us, tho I do think his head was turned slightly by Barton when he left, as they had a good partnership down the right wing & Simmo would miss that but he has to learn to work with whoever is there, be it Obertan, Jonas, Marv or HBA….

  • Graeme

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #20

    Would like to see Pieters coming in which would give us two very good full backs and a very strong back four. We would still need players like Danny & Ryan to provide essential back-up though!!

    Still think another CB is essential – at the moment we have 1 Hungarian youngster who could probably fill in, after that? Well, not a lot really!!

  • UpTheRoad

    Oct 21, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #21

    My Dad once got points on his licence trying to get me to the hospital! Understandable!

    @NobbyNolano – twitter

  • toonincheek

    Oct 21, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #22

    Ever since you edit and miss the stop deletion..
    I’ve seen typos corrected but your comment takes the cake.

  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 21, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #23

    Toonincheek I agree completely that grammatical correction takes the cake, especially when you read some of the posts on here. 😉

  • geordiejamie89

    Oct 22, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #24

    I think given time, depending on his performances over the next few weeks, he’ll be offered a new contract, of which I think he’ll take the next offer. There’s bigger names at RB, but Danny has plenty to offer. Glad his daughter is back home things looking up.


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