Fulham Interested In Simpson – Newcastle Interested In Clyne


Surprising news today that London club Fulham may make a move for Danny Simpson this month.

Danny Simpson – Fulham are monitoring his situation

The news is that Fulham are monitoring the Newcastle right back’s situation at Newcastle,  regarding his contract.

But there was news in the local papers over the weekend that Danny had just been offered a new deal from Newcastle, and that he was likely to sign it,  so we don’t know how that plays into this latest news today from the local Newcastle press.

The news was that the deal offered to Danny was for four-and-a-half years, and his current contract runs out a year come June in 18 months time.

And it’s clear that Newcastle will not mess around with the former Manchester united defender,  and if he will not sign his new deal we could see Newcastle sell him before he loses too much of his value in the transfer market,  as his contract runs down.

Danny wants a better deal at Newcastle, but if he rejects the latest deal offered to him we wouldn’t be too surprised if Newcastle let him go this month, and that’s maybe why we are being linked with Crystal Palace top young right back Nathaniel Clyne.

20 year-old Nathaniel Clyne – England U21 International

If Simpson were to be sold by the club then it’s a good possibility that Nathaniel would be brought in this month, but we could still have Ryan Taylor and Davide Santon as the two starting full backs.

And of course there’s always young Shane Ferguson who can play at left back,  as he showed only too well just less than a year ago,  when he deputized so well for the injured Jose Enrique.

Clyne, who has played 123 times for Crystal Palace,  could have greater potential than Danny, although Simpson keeps improving in the black and white shirt of Newcastle, and we’d like to see him stay.

Buy to stay on Tyneside may mean Danny signing his new contract this month.

Fulham are a wonderful little club,  and are still in the Europa Cup this season, but they are a smaller club than Newcastle and get around 25,000 home gates at Craven Cottage, and that’s about half  what Newcastle get at St. James’ Park.

You can see Clyne play for Crystal Palace in the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final at Cardiff tonight, and check him out. 😀

Finally, if it’s money  that Danny is after,  then maybe he would get more at the London club – but the choice is his.

Comments welcome.



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81 comments so far

  • jarnytoon

    Jan 10, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m sorry but if he goes to Fulham he is a right tool! Swapping 52,000 fans for 25,000 and a team that flukes its way into the Europa every season! If he really does want that then good ridduns, otherwise sign up at a decent wage and get on with it!

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jan 10, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Get Clyne in anyway !!!!! offer £2 Million !!!! Or ask Richard Branson for a Few Bob !!!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Who says we’re even offering him a ‘decent wage’ ?

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  • Shorzy

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #4

    This kid is mustard. Future england right back I guarentee it!! Snap him up soon as possible coz he’ll end up at one of the big clubs.

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  • geoff777

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Last week he was reported to be close to signing …

    He’s a decent defensive RB.
    A half decent replacement would cost more in agents fees than we paid for Simmo.

    Get the lad signed and stop messing around.

    Get Colo & Guthrie signed up pronto too.

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #6

    get rid of him he is crap

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  • Klatoon

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Heard great things about this lad so will defo watch him tonight. Most impressive is that he played every league game for palace last season.

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Clyne played 123 times for palace and hes only 20. why cant our younguns get a game then when theres a shortage of depth ? everyone else seems to be doing it . doesn’t matter what division.

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  • Phatoon

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #9

    I hope Simpson stays. I think he is under-rated.

    Apart from the Bellamy free-kick, he seems to be very good at goal line shot blocks and clearances.

    I think he has personally saved us about 8 goals this season, 2 against Man U, which is enough in itself!

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #10

    I have a out of the box suggestion…..why not have both Simmo and Clyne? I know I know NUFC dont do depth just me being crazy…I’ll go back to football manager where Mike Ashley is fairly friendly and allows me transfer funds

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Colo is also in the same contractual meltdown as Simpson.
    This reminds me of the Enrique saga of last year and we ended up losing the best LB in the country for a pittance in the summer.
    If we only make one signing during this window i hope it’s getting Colo to sign up long term

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #12

    He has the instincts of a top class defender. Especially in the box. You don’t see many player’s instinctively get to the goal line the way he does.

    Two top class goal line clearences against United prove that.

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #13

    If we get clyne. What happens to Young Tavernier?

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  • solano

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #14

    WWJBD @ 10…What?! Build a squad and deviate from the masterplan of 1 out, 1 in?! You dissident! You revolutionary! You proper fan!

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #15

    eh who cares about enrique..i think santons’s already as good as him.. simpson is good…would be good if he stayed..especaily cos hes english..but is replacable…while colo isnt!!! as for guthrie..good player..but we have plenty of central midfielders..quality central midfielders..

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  • darko

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Saw this lad a few weeks ago on sky and he looked good. 123 games at 20 is some going, must have been a regular at 17.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #17

    @lewytoon post 6 u are an idiot hes one of the most improved players in the prem this season.

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #18

    solano
    Haha we are only p*ssing in the wind though arent we its never going to happen. We will start Feb with 3 FBs if not 2 Id bet

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  • Peka90

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #19

    If Simpson doesnt want to sign a contract let him go… simple as that, he’s quite easily replaceable IMO as for the previous story about Erdinc not my personal favourite but hopefully he could be a decent signing at the right price.

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  • tdt

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #20

    does anyone know where we can keep up-to-date with the reserve game score?

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  • toonincheek

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Shot Bru – Lost our best LB for a pittance? Hardly, considering the fee we got for him,

    And we got someone who looks every bit as good already, will get even better, is younger, and cost less than we got for Jose, d=idn’t he?

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  • ochytoon

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Saw clyne play the other week, quality player, miles ahead of Simmo IMO

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  • solano

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Amazing how players improve their game when there is realistic and capable replacements…thats why all the best teams are at the top – they also have good squads! Sounds so obvious, but it is something totally ignored by many people on this blog.
    Many hours are spent arguing over the merits and minuses of Obertan v Barton and Enrique v Santon, Cabaye v Nolan etc etc – when we don’t realise we are always replacing. No doubt we have improved in some areas -but we certainly haven’t bolstored our squad quality. Someone speculated earlier about where we would be with Enrique and JB still here – both those players wanted the club to show a bit more ambition and a willingness to compete at the top.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #24

    That Jason Prior has started for the reserves,if he scores today MA’s delegates will be legging it out of Paris quicker than the French army when those Panzers came over the border in 39.

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #25

    ochytoon
    When u say Clyne is miles ahead of Simmo can I ask 1 thing, who was Clynes opposition?

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #27

    Ok we can reaplace Simmo fairly easily. But that does not mean i think we should get rid of.

    He gets a lock of stick for his performance last season at times. But he is a lot better than he is given credit for.

    He has been a consistent and until now, uninjured RB who knows the team well. Knows how to fit into it. Has great communication with the back and Krul. And has made millions of goal line clearances.

    He also encourages attacks more than people realise.

    And in general if you watch him I think he acts as a great team player. Always encouraging other players. I think his influence in the changing room is more than likely understated.

    I sypathise with him because if what ive heard is true then he is underpaid for his services. His wages should at least match those of Saylor, Raylor (although no idea wat they areon, can just say its probably more than simmo).

    Put yourself in his shoes. He earns pennys for a footballer yet plays a very big part in our team. And while pennies is still huge for us it may not be enough for him. He has in the apst been hounded by fans a fair bit.

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #28

    im tired of this money talk..greed & sh*t.. point is..if u cant have a good life with 2 mio..u wont have it with 2 billion. period.

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #29

    india 0-4 bayern munich

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #30

    Solano
    When suggesting we could have had Pieters,Santon AND Simmo and RTaylor all competing in the same squad has some people on here running furiously back to their calculators,someone even exclaimed yesterday “how would Pards have coped with a bigger squad’ OMG

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  • darko

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #31

    @solano great post mate couldn’t agree more. Need a bigger squad to offer cover and improve the quality of the players in the starting 11 by waiting in the wings.

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  • Ollieh51

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #32

    Sorry guys – This ‘easy’ replacement for Simpson must be someone/something I have missed?!

    Who is going ot be as consistent as him for us and won’t cost the earth?!

    Clyne – Touted by the likes of United and we reckon we can get him in the door?!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Has anybody got access to the reserve game to keep an eye on that Jason Prior.

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  • solano

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #34

    Peka 90….Simmo isn’t easily replaceable at all! We paid £2m for him and got our money’s worth! I’m not his greatest fan but I do think he is unjustifiably blamed for many things. If he goes, we undoubtedly will be replacing him a with a cheaper option/gamble and we will be no better off numerically.
    That “gamble” may well grow into being a very good player, by which time, under our present policy, we will be looking to move him on for profit and the whole merry-go-round starts again! You can’t achieve success without having a strong squad fully equipped for the rigours of 40+ games. It’s always promises of “jam tomorrow” but we never get to see the Hartley’s opened – just more lumpy porridge!

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  • Ollieh51

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #35

    @ Solano – Interesting…

    We have got more points than last season and barring the injuries and subsequent dip in form, would have been a few places higher than we are now.

    I think our squad has a bit of a void when it comes to fringe players?

    We need more Guthrie level players – those that could be a starter if it were not for their being a better alternative as opposed to youth players that need maybe another season whilst we are on the cusp of Europ and able to rotate a full squad what with the cups etc?

    Just my thoughts/opinion…

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  • geoff777

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #36

    There’s no competition across the back and no competition down the wings.

    I’m not a fan of Best or Shola both switch off too much.
    I like Lovenkrands but he needs to play in a 442 with a strong striker, as we have better options McLoven will be gone in January or the summer.
    So not a lot of competition upfront.

    We seem to have plenty of very good CM’s and players who can play as a second striker in a 4411.

    I wish we’d play to these strengths and go 433

    Any 3 from Guthrie, Tiote, Cabaye, Abeid, Perch

    Any 3 from HBA, Ba, Vuckic, Gosling, Obertan, Jonas, Marveaux (+Shola & Best if Ba is crocked)

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  • Ollieh51

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #37

    @ Solano – Looks like most of us are on similar wavelengths mate!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #38

    no one’s mentioned tavernier

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #39

    Also on subject of Erding I can understand why he is being scouted and Carr rates him.

    His scoring record may not be prolific but as a second fiddle to Ba he would be great I think.

    Yes we have our golden goose in Ba but we lack goals from elsewhere.

    Erding from whenever I have watched him looks something like this

    He is a tricky pacey striker in a way (what we all said we needed to compliment Ba in the summer). Think of him as kinda like a slightly less skilled and pacey version of HBA but with a better finish on him. Yet mixed in with some of the great attacking link up play that Cabaye showed at Lille. But he also shows a fair bit of poacher mentality (like a faster, slimmer and more skilled Nolan. But a striker)

    The obvious problem with this is that if he came here it would put HBA out of the frame a bit (unless he is willing to play RW)

    But he would probably hold onto the ball better than HBA.

    But we also need to consider (as do the club) what we are going to do if Ba gets injured at ACN, or worse leaves.

    The ACN is a tough competition and were said to happen we will be royally screwed!!!

    Covering for Ba for a month is one thing. But a whole half season is another. Also can we realistically expect Ba to keep it up. He will be knackered by the end. And then there are the implications of a new contract that isnt so incentivised were that to happen.

    We definitely need a striker in now i’d say to be wise. But i think the fact we have a few is preventing that.

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  • Peka90

    Jan 10, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #40

    solano
    Simpson has been good this season. He was slated by me time and time again in the championship and our 1st season in the prem but he has improved. Simpson is replaceable because he can get caught out, and the idea of his “communication” skills can come into question when liverpool went into the lead. Whether he can be replaced for the right price is the question and in that respect I agree he was a bargain at 2 million.

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