Time Running Out For Danny Simpson To Catch The Newcastle Train


Danny Simpson, Newcastle”s 24-year-old right back,  will be sold by Newcastle in the summer, if he has not signed his new contract by then.

Danny Simpson – got maybe until June to sign new deal

That was made very plain by manager Alan Pardew recently, and come the summer Danny will have only 12 months left on his current deal.

And Newcastle will want to sell him then, rather than lose him for nothing in the summer of 2013, when he would become a free agent.

Not only that,  but Newcastle would immediately bring in a replacement – at either left back or right back – since Davide Santon can play on either side.

As far as we understand it, the contract negotiations have been going on for quite a while now, and it was during the summer that news first broke, that he would not  sign the new and improved five year contract, that had been offered to him.

To his credit,  the contract negotiations have not affected his form this season, and he’s shown improvement over last season, and we think he can keep improving and become a very good player in the Premier League.

Danny has come out today, not for the first time,  and talked in lyrical terms about the Newcastle United club – that’s the one he is refusing to sign a new contract for.

Here’s what Danny had to say:

“I don’t want to leave this club, I love it at Newcastle,” “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love it up here and I’m enjoying my time regularly. I’m settled up here with my family now.”

“The team are doing well; it’s a massive, massive club. We get 50,000 every week and my form has been good. Why would I want to leave?”

“I know the manager wants me to stay and I want to stay too. I’m confident that we will get something sorted in the summer because we both want the same things.”

“People are getting a bit worked up because the contract has not been signed yet, but these things take time to finalise.”

“It’s just a little bit disappointing that news of my talks have come out but deals are never done quickly.”

We don’t know what to think about the situation, because if he wants to sign a new deal why leave it until the summer, and of course it’s within his interests to work down his contract, because then Newcastle will get less for him in  the transfer market.

That’s to Danny’s advantage because the less a club pays for him,  the more he can expect in wages – that’s the way it works.

This could be a delaying maneuver by Danny, and we don’t think Newcastle will wait much longer than early summer, before they put Simpson on the transfer list.

You cannot blame the club either, because they need to know who’s going to be with them next season, and whether they need to bring in a replacement in the summer.

We have a feeling that Newcastle will again bring in around six players next summer, and if they are of the caliber of the players that arrived last summer, then Newcastle could become a top six side next season.

Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba are two of Newcastle’s best players this season, and young Davide Santon already looks star quality, and is potentially a big player for Newcastle in the future.

Add to that the youngsters who will be coming through even more so next season, like Sammy Ameobi, Mehdi Abeid, Haris Vuckic, Shane Ferguson and James Tavernier, and the squad should be much stronger next September.

Whether Danny Simpson is part of that squad is completely up to him, and as far as Danny is concerned, the Newcastle train is leaving the station next June, with or without him.

Comments welcome.



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186 comments so far

  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #1

    Has it not crossed your mind that maybe the board are just not offering him the money he deserves?

    It seems odd taking the view point that Simpson is definitely the one in the wrong here…

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  • pardew no 1

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #2

    good to here he is enjoying live at the toon

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  • lucasnufc

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #3

    “deserves” is probably not the right word, he is after all just a footballer. Clearly he isn’t getting paid similar amounts to other playing staff though and this is no doubt where the issue lies. On the one hand you can understand him wanting to be paid similar amounts to everyone else, on the other- if he’s on £20,000 or whatever, it’s still not bad, is it?

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Why would he want to leave….unless the club are low balling him? The lad has done very well as our RB and has been ever present when fit (even touted for England) cant see why he would want to move clubs unless he feels he is getting a raw deal from the board

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #5

    lucasnufc
    U reckon Simmos on 20,000 a week? Ur having a laugh arent ya. I’d say max 5k

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #6

    I would say that the scale is irrelivant though… He should be offered the going rate for a NUFC full back

    Obviously he earns a lot of money, but we know it doesn’t work like that

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  • lucasnufc

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #7

    I would be surprised if he was on 5k, I don’t think he would have ever agreed to that in the first place

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #8

    WWJBD

    Not to mention he’s just had a kid with his girlfiend. I’m sure they’re settled here

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m sure he would have agreed to £5k a week…

    He was a Manchester United Reserves player when we bought him, who’d never played in the PL!

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #10

    lucasnufc
    He came when we were in the championship and never played for Man Utd where he came through their youth set up. 5K a week would of been a pretty big step up from what he was on at Utd I’d bet

    TDS
    Aye everything I have heard from Simmo says he loves it at Newcastle and that he and his family are settled (thats ranging from papers to friends meeting him)
    I think he just wants to feel he is being paid fairly

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s just amazing that after numerous people have told us they were treated poorly by the Newcastle board, people still automatically start with hte whole “Simpson’s a judas” and “not that good anyway” thing.

    I think he’s a decent fullback. Are we going to get a better English right back than Simpson?

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  • 2_goal_tino

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #12

    I’m sure i read months back he was on 5k/wk, which for an unproven reserve team player being signed for a championship team was probably about right. I’m sure he’d accept if we offered something better (so long as he doens’t hink he’s one of the best in the league), put him on the same as Raylor and get it out the way.

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  • jimmyxavi

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #13

    5k… he’s on 14k a week! Where you people get your figures from baffle me! He’s a premiership footballer! The average wage at Newcasetle is 32kpw!

    Get a grip!

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  • Prince Pardew

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #14

    He ‘loves’ this club, as much as he could ‘love’ another club within a couple of months of leaving, it’s entirely about the money. If he can get an extra 10k at a QPR or Villa, he will leave.

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  • G

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #15

    TDS, he had played in the Prem previous to his move, albeit with Blackburn Rovers whilst on loan.

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  • mickg108

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Last week,,it was reported he was happy with Contract,,just not the way payments were being proposed…..Can’t see £5k being the benchmark as lower league players are on £10k,,same circumstances as Simmo..

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #17

    Standard thing to do isnt it? Many find it easier to blame the players not the club

    Oh and ur forgetting that we have the worlds greatest players in our reserves 😉 Tav is 50x the player Simmo is but we dont want anyone but us to know so he never plays in our first team 🙂

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  • magpie6699

    Dec 20, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Seem to remember him saying the actual amount offered was OK – just the details to be sorted? So not been offered peanuts as some would be implying?
    I suspect there are clauses, bonuses etc to be ironed out.

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #19

    jimmyxavi
    Any proof he is on 14k?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #20

    jimmyxavi

    “Get a grip” ??

    How does that make ANY sense? Get a grip on what? Had a bad day?

    G

    Really, I didn’t actually know that. I remember hearing his name quite a bit for a couple of years prior to him joining us.

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  • soundoid

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Yeah I’d want 2000 a week to run around in shorts this time of year and a hell of a lot more if i could actually play football.

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  • Tonytoon73

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #22

    Typical of WWJBD, starting arguments as usual. lol

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  • sidekick

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #23

    If an offer comes in for him in January and he hasn’t signed a new contract , he’ll be gone.

    Same goes for Colo.

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Haha Tony I did not start this one merely added to it 😉

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #25

    I do find it funny that Colo and Simmo are in the exact same contract situation but Simmo is being pressured and seen as a Judas type whereas Colo is being ignored mostly

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  • Tonytoon73

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #26

    WWJBD Whatever mate. Who started the 5k lark. ha ha

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  • Prince Pardew

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Suarez banned for 8 matches.

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  • jimmyxavi

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #28

    You can find the Newcastle accounts on google! The average wage for ourclub including coaches, manager, medical staff, players etc is 32k pw..

    A youth YTS is max £110pw. thats about 2kpw for all the you team.

    There’s the start of the mathematical elimination process you can go through or I can just tell you that a mate of mine – Kelvin Etuhu used to play for City is also mates with Simmo! Kelvin was on 12k a week in city’s reserves!

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  • vic

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #29

    DANNY IS ONLY ONE FIRST TEAM PLAYER WHO WAS SIGNED JUST FOR 500 000. COMPARE: tiote -3.5mln (x7 times), colo -7mln (14 times) Smith -…etc etc.
    DANNY IS RIGHT.
    The real problem is MA who is building dissatisfaction among players… BACK TO REALITY GUYS -WE ARE NOT a bying club who has an ambitions – WE ARE a SELLING CLUB.
    REALITY IS – DANNY’s MARKET PRICE IS AROUND 2.5-3mln at present BUT NOT 0.5 .

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #30

    Haha thats just my guess have nothing to back it up with makes sense to me, he signed as a Utd youth squad member who made it to the reserves (low wages) and came to a cash straped Championship squad who were paying large wages already with a owner who hates to spend money (low wages offered) and it took a while to get him signed because his wage demands were a stumbling block (if I recall correctly)

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  • Dearka

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #31

    we should sale danny and buy a young replacement and start playing R.Taylor at right back again and leave Santon at left back and then hopeful buy a new centre half and striker as well as Messi or Ozil for xmas

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  • tiotal football

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #32

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2076452/Luis-Suarez-given-match-ban-race-row.html

    Anyone seen this? Absolutely gutting that he was a 14 day appeal period so will be able to play against us

    Hopefully his three match ban for the fulham game comes in during that time though. Without Suarez I see Liverpool struggling

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Suarez 8 match ban! :O

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #34

    Suarez banned for 8 games, for calling evra something that his team mates call him all the time? Talk about over-reacting! I Dont agree with racism in the game, but surely all of man u players should be banned too??

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  • jimmyxavi

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Yeah because Blackburn and Bolton didn’t try to sign him… WWJBD I gave you the way to find the newcastle accounts! You;re an ignorant t wat who argues online with people to justify your shit existance.

    You’re also etremely stupid to think that a club with a wage bill of 55m pa (which doesn’t include EMB or CEX Office) pays it’s 24 year old English ex Manchester United footballer 5k a week! Gary Jones of Rochdale is on 4.5k pw! Oh I know that because Kelvin used to play for them aswell!

    You’re an idiot!

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #36

    Right so no actual proof just some maths and knowledge of a different clubs players wage and u know he is on exactly 14k a week? How did I ever question u

    tiotal football
    If he appeals does it not hold a larger ban if he is still found guilty? Liverpool might not bother if thats the case

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  • WWJBD

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Haha fair enough jimmyxavi

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #38

    On tonights game…. Samba could have tapped the ball behind for a corner, instead of passing it to a bolton player, who went on to set up the goal. Thats a simple decision and he went the wrong way. A very physical player, and seems excellent in the tackle, but i’d wory if he ever wore a toon shirt, that decision was Bramble-esque!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #39

    jimmyxavi

    Mate, read what you’re writing… Are you actually being that abusive over what a player earns – which you don’t even know!

    Chill out dude, don’t get all upset on the internet. That’s not cool..

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #40

    Markaccus

    Where did you get that his team mates call him that all the time from lol? It does seem a harsh punishment yeah.. Especially if it’s a language/translation thing…

    But to be fair, I absolutely hate the cheating little diver, so I’m not too fussed

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