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Newcastle Interested In England U21 Right Back

8:11 am, Friday, April 27th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 32 Comments

News in the Daily Mail today that Newcastle are interested in Burnley  full back Kieran Trippier.

Kieran Trippier – England U21 full back

Just like we had a bit of a saga with Jose Enrique leaving last year at this time, the same thing seems to be happening with our other full-back, Danny Simpson.

It’s a contract saga  going on again, this time with Danny refusing to sign a new deal at the Tyneside club, and the word from Alan Pardew is that the 24 year-old doesn’t sign the deal by the summer, his Newcastle career will be over, and he will be sold.

In June Danny will have only one year left on his contract,  and Newcastle have shown before they don’t mess around when players refuse to sign the deal – they move them on.

The Mail is reporting today that Newcastle are interested in 21 year-old Burnley right back  Kieran Trippier.

Kieran started his career at the once famous Manchester City Youth Academy, which has seen a decline since Sheikh Mansour bought the club in August of 2008, and basically brought in a  couple of teams for around £800M in total outlay for players.

Trippier joined Burnley on loan last year, after being out on loan at Barnsley since February of 2010, and he made the move to Burnley permanent in July of last year.

He never played for the Manchester City first team, but made 44 appearances with two goals for Barnsley,  and has made 49 appearances for Burnley with four goals.

Kieran is said to be the possible replacement for Danny Simpson, if Danny moves on in the summer, and he seems the right kind of player to come in, but we don’t really know how good this lad is.

Kieran has played for all the England Youth teams from the U18 level,  and has two appearances for the England U21 side.

What do you think?

Tags: Danny Simpson · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours


32 responses so far ↓

  • 1 redondo77 // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    Seems like we are interested in any players these days

  • 2 Tsunki // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Yeah but thankfully not players like N’Zogbia and Agbonlahor. ;)

  • 3 Novocastrian66 // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Anyone know what the Journal BS is yet?

  • 4 Tsunki // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    If Simmo is engineering a move away then we need to make sure we have a backup for the backup, if you know what I mean. Whoever is going to slot in at RB hasn’t had much game time this season thanks to Simmo’s ever-presence in that slot. This summer our priorities revolve around the back line surely.

  • 5 davybtoon // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Someone reckons its Alan smith coming back in a coaching role

  • 6 Novocastrian66 // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    I think knows he will be plan b next season hence his reluctance to sign a new deal. I think he should sign up get his head down and graft. Newcastle’s history is littered with players allowed to leave too early and go on to have good careers. We usually spend a bucket of money replacing such players with worse ones. He definitely has a future here, he should not price himself out of a deal.

  • 7 duncandisorderly // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Not sure why we’d want this guy over Tavernier. Ether is backup to, hopefully, the signing of a full international

  • 8 Tsunki // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    At some point everyone gets to be plan b (that makes me shudder to type that ha ha) but Simmo has every reason to think he is top dog for the moment, he’s the most consistent ever present player we have bar Krul. He would walk into virtually any other team but perhaps not one competing in europe? Hope he plays his cards right.

  • 9 Indian Magpie // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Tsunki Jonas

  • 10 Indian Magpie // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    last satuday of action for many teams, make me sad :(

  • 11 Indian Magpie // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    confirmed, alan smith, looking for a coaching role, with all due respect wht position will he coach for?

  • 12 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Simpson staying or going will come down to his own personal ambitions imo. Either he wants to play in a PL team (most likely mid-table) and play most games a season and try and have a good cup run occasionally or he wants to play for a team that are growing, playing European football but having to rotate

  • 13 Tsunki // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Indian – wasn’t leaving out Jonas just making a point but you’re right. Unless you’re saying Jonas would be RB? Hmmm.

  • 14 toon-1983 // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    smith said he’d be working along side Willie Donachie at acadamy level heres the link if any 1 wanna read

  • 15 Novocastrian66 // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Simpson could do well to take a leaf out of Raylor’s book. He has earned a new deal. Simpson must not price himself out of a new deal. He has shown continual improvement and he should see another fullback coming into the club as a challenge. If he asks for too much bit the club will look elsewhere for better value. My worry is that might be difficult as proven in the past when we let decent, underrated plaryers leave and could not replace within anyone better.

  • 16 Indian Magpie // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    no i meant as an everpresent, he was sent off one and missed chelsea but apart from that he has been everpresent i think

  • 17 Indian Magpie // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:51 AM


  • 18 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Indian….With a bigger squad, players are going to need coaching on how to sit on the bench and keep it nice and toastie. Who better than Smith?

  • 19 Novocastrian66 // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    I think Alan Smith will be an excellent coach. After all he has had plenty experience…… Of sitting on the bench!

  • 20 Solaidback // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Simple, buy Erik Pieters for LB (and CB cover) then move Santon over to RB & have Tav as his backup, brining in a cover for LB too.. :)

    If Simmo what to leave, then let him go, he’ll be off to either Wet Spams (Nolan), Qpr (Barton) or someother non-European, low league team… maybe one of the new promoted teams will sign him off us for £5m :)

  • 21 Novocastrian66 // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Codarm. You beat me to it mate.

  • 22 ytz // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Btw, here’s a high quality link to the highlights of Newcastle 2 – Liverpool 1 match. Match of the season imo, for obvious reasons ;)

  • 23 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Sorry Novo :)

  • 24 toonincheek // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Smithy is a good lad, by all accounts.
    Good for team spirit.
    Maybe he knows what to do even if he couldn’t do it himself.

    Bit peeved about him collecting his salary for all those months, but can’t really blame him.

  • 25 Tsunki // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Indian – yeah that’s what I thought you meant, but not as many apps as Krul eh? ;)

    Yanga-Mbiwa, anyone?.

  • 26 Indian Magpie // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    no tsunki

  • 27 Tsunki // Apr 27, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Indian – no what?

  • 28 MichaelMac // Apr 27, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    I can’t say I am stressing about Simpson leaving, he is a good consistent player, but surely we are overlooking putting Raylor in at RB? He proved to be very good at LB and is an extra option for us at free-kicks and has a lot of Premier League experience.

  • 29 davis_toons // Apr 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Team Spirit shld be what Alan Smith be coaching if there is any truth in it.

  • 30 Bucks mag // Apr 27, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    I was speaking to Burnley fan before we were “linked” with said player. He spoke very highly of him, said he was surprised they signed him because he was offered a contract by Citeh. Said he was going to be a cracking player

  • 31 Robby Bobson // Apr 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Sorry but a full back called Trippier….a full back with not only trip in his name, but a name that suggests he trips more than others.

    By the way, I heard we are going to replace Harps with a keeper called Droppier.

  • 32 davis_toons // Apr 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    toonincheek // Apr 27, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    We have got the same thinking. I guess lots of us thought about that. A great leader but just cant really execute himself.

    But do remb he did have a broken leg injury before and this kind of stuff will always be in your head when you are going for the same challange. I comes back sometimes to remind you..

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