With Danny Simpson being told to sign the new five year deal or be moved out of Newcastle, we hope he’s not looking to Newcastle fans for any sympathy.
Dan Gosling – a chance he could start tomorrow
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It seems from the comments that if he doesn’t want to sign the new deal, then fine, since he’s not the greatest right-back in the world, and it could be that Davide Santon will creep into one of the starting full back positions before the end of the season in any case.
Danny seems to have everything going for him at the moment, he’s playing well in the Newcastle first team, he has just had his first baby, a beautiful daughter, and he says he’s settled at Newcastle.
So why upset the apple cart by being greedy?
The last we want to see from the Newcastle players is the greed that’s been displayed on Wall Street these last several years.
And we learned this morning that Cheick Tiote will not play tomorrow, and that even young Danny Guthrie, who has deputized so well for the Ivorian over the last four games, is also suffering a little and is not 100% fit.
If Danny cannot make it then 21 year-old Dan Gosling will probably get the nod in central midfield, and this will be the chance he’s been waiting for all season, so if he gets in there, we have to hope that Dan can put in a really good shift for the side.
And of course there’s always Alan Smith who could come in against his former club, but Alan seems way out of the picture on Tyneside, and will probably not even make the bench tomorrow.
While I think the odds are not good that Newcastle can come away with much tomorrow afternoon, it could also be that I’m giving our lads some short shrift.
They could surprise me tomorrow – I hope they surprise me tomorrow – I pray they surprise me tomorrow. 😀
Howay The Lads!!