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Guthrie And Simpson To Leave Newcastle This Summer

8:48 am, Saturday, May 12th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

We thought it was odd that Danny Guthrie had not even been on the bench in recent games for Newcastle.

Danny Guthrie – will leave Newcastle this summer

And we have surmised that could mean he will leave Newcastle in the summer, and Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, this season’s Premier League Manager Of The Season – has said that Danny wants first team football and therefore he should leave Newcastle.

We’re sure there has been some private talks between Alan and Danny Guthrie, and we’re also sure that Alan has said he’s not guaranteed first team football next season.

Danny will become a free agent when his contract runs out on June 30th, and the news has been that Aston Villa are interested in him, but that could change if Alex McLeish gets the sack at Villa Park in the summer, which we expect him to.

And there were reports a couple of days ago that Danny Simpson had again turned down a Newcastle contract offer, and that he would therefore be sold, with Newcastle getting tired of the Danny Simpson saga, which has existed since last summer.

So it looks like both Dannys will leave Newcastle this summer.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

““Danny Simpson has been offered a great contract, but his agent seems to think it isn’t acceptable.” “He has a decision. He takes our offer, stays for a year or goes.”

“It’s a decision for him and his agent.” “I think him and his agent should decide to stay.”

“Danny Guthrie wants to play first-team football and if that’s the case, he should go.” ” He’s done a brilliant job for us.” “His position is less secure than Danny Simpson.”

“He can hold his head up high that he’s represented us in the proper manner.” “If we do a deal to keep him, great. If not he’ll do a job elsewhere.”

Unless Simpson has a change of heart he will be sold, and Danny Guthrie will leave also, simply because it will be the best thing for his career.

Danny Simpson - at contract impasse with Newcastle

We have to remember that the standards at Newcastle will keep improving, as the club look to improve their squad in both quality and size in the summer, ready for European competition next season.

Danny Guthrie has been great for Newcastle this season, and Danny Simpson has done a good job at right back since he arrived in August of 2009, when all was all doom and gloom on Tyneside, but gone are the days that Newcastle pamper their players with excessive contracts.

We don’t expect Newcastle to budge on the contract situation with Simpson, and he will therefore likely leave the club  in the summer, unless he has a change of position with his contract.

Comments welcome.



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





18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // May 12, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Getting his Pantene mixed up with the wifes Immac is too good for Ashley.

  • 2 supervil // May 12, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    hey, guy above me…

    are you a total cretin? are you just holding a grudge for the sake of it? have a word with yourself, idiot.

  • 3 shearermania // May 12, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    cant see why simmo wants to leave….maybe it has something to do with the twitter abuse he copped….
    good player but…….we have perchinio

    footballers: its all about the money

  • 4 Magickit // May 12, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    seeing Perch playing RB these 2 games, i think he is much better than simpson esp. when holding the ball,

    Perch is more calm to pass to teammate nearby rather than hoof upfront

  • 5 Oleg G // May 12, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Well. I think that 25K is really good wage. But have to say as well that Simmo maybe feels like he deserves more as he was the starter for the team for some time now and did a good job at the back (less with the crosses and helping on the flank, but still) and he probably would like something around the 35K. I don’t think it is that much, but I do think we can get someone better.

    Personally, I wanted him to stay as a sub for that spot as he knows the system and did well enough for a sub quality player.

  • 6 shearermania // May 12, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    hey guy above me….
    its jail for ashley mate…..he has to start the blog with those lines….where have you been?

  • 7 Indian Magpie // May 12, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    For ANy 1 who wants to listen to Pards and carver’s interview again

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00r955t/Total_Sport_Alan_Pardew_phonein/

  • 8 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // May 12, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Wi th you on this Ed!

  • 9 Tiki_Taka // May 12, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    The trouble half the time is with agents and the people around players. Although with that said, players aren’t little kids and should know what they do and don’t want.

    If Simpson doesn’t want to stay and only will for more money then he’d be better looking for another team. We want players at the club who want to play for the club because it’s Newcastle United and not because it equals a big salary.

    Mathieu Debuchy has been linked with us for months now and from a playing point of view he is head and shoulders above Simpson. Character wise let’s just hope that he is another Cabaye.

  • 10 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // May 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    @9:

    Hit the Nail on the head there Tiki !

  • 11 nufcursed // May 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    guthrie should stay!
    especially if cabaye leaves

    he’s one of the best players we have: english and comfortable on the ball

  • 12 toonbrother // May 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    personally I love Jail for Ashley’s posts
    Pardew is disappointing here.I think the award is already getting to his head . How many players does he think he can find with Guthrie’s set of attributes within Newcastles modest price range? Guthrie can play both defesnive or attacking midfield with proficiency. When Tiote was at the nations cup and Cabaye injured Danny Guthrie held the fort. Wanting to play first team football is NOT a bad thing. It shows ambition and self belief.Its something Pardew needs to manage properly not dismiss him in public.

  • 13 peterk3 // May 12, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    No 1 do you not think its about time these attempted jokes stop. They’ve run their course, now there just plain BORING.

  • 14 toonbrother // May 12, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    @peterk3 there’s a scroll down button on your internet explorer. If you dont like a post simply move on.

  • 15 jesperfuglsang // May 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    The best thing NUFC could do is to sign a RB; that would put some pressure on Simpson.

    He is not going to get £ 35K anywhere else and should take what we offer. The reason why he has played so many games is of lack of better options. It is the same reason why Best and Strolla got games the past two seasons.

    I think Guthrie, Loven and Smith are out the door and we will be selling the likes of Simpson, Best and Ranger.

  • 16 Geordie by the grace of God // May 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    @toonbrother

    Think he’s just accepted that Danny Guthrie is good enough for first team football elsewhere. I’m happy for the lad. It’s the right thing for his career. I just wish we’d sign him up on a new contract and send him on a season-long loan somewhere.
    I’m with you on his quality. And he’s a grafter.

  • 17 LocalZero // May 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Simpson is bitter about some of the stick he’s had from some fans and just wants a fresh start. He’ll always be the weakest link in a top 6 side but that’s not what we’ve been for the last 3 years so the fact he’s been getting abuse (not just criticism) is totally out of order. He’s been really effective this far and has maybe gone as far as he can. Same goes for Willo. We need people like that in the squad so I don understand why they get so much abuse.

  • 18 obatoyou // May 13, 2012 at 2:34 AM

    if we lose Simpson, Guthrie and Ba, it won’t be the end of the world..
    We’re keeping Krul and Coloccini as they just signed new contracts.. wouldn’t be too surprised if we almost/did sell Cisse, but highly unlikely as we just signed him in Jan. Don’t think Santon will leave, he’s still a prospect, not completely proven yet, Gutierrez will never leave, Perch loves it here and won’t leave. Marveaux and Obertan will stay I’m sure, since they haven’t had a chance yet, Ryan and Steven Taylor hmm, can’t comment. Ben Arfa, Tiote and Cabaye could all go, if the price is right. What you think




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