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The Still Strange Situation Of Danny Simpson

10:35 am, Saturday, June 9th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 23 Comments

Danny Simpson will be returning from his vacation from over here in the US next week.

Danny Simpson – wont sign new deal to stay at Newcastle

It’s still a strange situation with Danny, because the news is that he still wants to stay at Newcastle, but he has not signed the very latest deal put to him by Newcastle, and it could well be that Newcastle agree to sell him for a suitable fee shortly.

Newcastle cannot wait for too much longer, because they will need to know if Danny needs to be replaced at right-back, with the currently targets  being to bring in a center-back and a full back to bolster Newcastle’s back four.

But that would assume Danny stays on Tyenside, and another defender would be drafted in if Danny is moved out.

Fulham are one club interested in taking Simpson to London, but QPR also have an interest in the former Manchester United defender, who has shown himself to be a very good Premier League full-back.

And we wouldn’t be at all surprised if Norwich City’s new  manager Chris Hughton wants to take Danny to East Anglia, since Chris signed the player in the summer of 2009, initially on loan from the Red Devils.

A source close to Simpson told the local papers this morning:

“Danny will see where the land lies when he returns from holiday. If he does leave Newcastle then London would be a real attraction for him.”

If Simpson does leave, or is forced out on a transfer because he will not sign the best deal Newcastle are willing to offer, the Magpies will hardly be left short at right back.

20 year-old James Tavernier is available to fight for the position, assuming he signs a new deal to stay at Newcastle, and the youngster will probably get a fair number of games next season, with Newcastle being back in Europe.

And the two players that Newcastle have been after are 26 year-old Mathieu Debuchy of  Lille, and 21 year-old Nathaniel Clyne of Crystal  Palace with our readers preferring Debuchy by 70% to 24%,  with 6% undecided.

Danny Guthrie has already decided to move on to seek first team football elsewhere, and if Danny doesn’t sign his new deal very shortly, he could be sold to a London club.

That’s because gone are the times when the Tyneside club will pamper to the demands of their players on wages.

What do you think?

Comment welcome.



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



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23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 graham cwarr // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    What’s the bet he signs a new deal this month?

  • 2 Nick 69 // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    let him go, don’t want greedy players here, had enough of them in the past. He’s hardly irreplaceable, id prefer Perch or Raylor there anyway personally.

  • 3 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    I reckon get him to sign a new deal ten sell him. Really don’t like his attitude, he says it’s not about the money yet it evidently is.

  • 4 graham cwarr // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    He’s not irreplaceable. But who is?

  • 5 Nufc-83 // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Get rid the lad is shocking. Why are people saying bring in kalou- high wages and headless chicken come to mind we already have better players in the squad!

  • 6 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    @Cwarr,
    Cisse is irreplaceable now!

  • 7 hrocks // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Repost from last thread
    The talk is this Dutch kid is tiotes replacement.if Ashley is running a nutreal budget and gives the kid 25k a week over 5 years it’s just smiths wages with a couple of million saved if we pay 7m for him. With Guthrie away we are 2 midfielders down

  • 8 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    @83,
    Don’t rate Kalou either. From watching him play, he looks average and his wage demands don’t add up – fair enough if he’s class, but in my honest opinion he isn’t!

  • 9 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Has we got any decent players from the youth teams coming through? Other than Tavernier and co.

  • 10 RobertNufc25 // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Weakest link in the team.
    You are the weakest link goodbye. Lol

  • 11 dmac // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Lads can anita not play lb? Before i read the article i always thought he was a lb. perhaps im just massively mistaken.

  • 12 WWYCD // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Yeah how dare he want to be on par in terms of wages with the other first teamers

    If he stays he stays if he goes he goes don’t make him public enemy number 1 for it he has done a lot for Newcastle

  • 13 Beardo // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Clearly money is his biggest motivating factor, so kick him to the curb and watch his career decline, just like the many that leave here.

    As average a player as you’ll see being offered approximately our current average wage (reportedly) – fair.

  • 14 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    @Dmac,
    He is a DM but has played as LB for Ajax this season. Depends on how Pardew wants to play him I guess?

  • 15 RobertNufc25 // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    25k a week like for a bang average footballer.He wants more.Bye bye then.

    Think well be a much better team if he’s replaced with a more attacking full back,who can cross.

  • 16 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    I’d love to see us with 2 holding midfielders in Tioté and (fingers crossed) Anita, allowing the full backs to attack and push up.

  • 17 dmac // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Well we never know about who signs until their holding up the shirt. Sadly if Cwarrse says its done its probably miles away and will never happen. That being said he could be the left back we are after…..

    Also agree with Wwycd on Simmo, people need to cut him some slack. He has come on leaps and bounds played the whole season near enough for us and he just wants wages that reflect that. If you went to work earning 21k a year and someone was earning 40k doing the same job i guarentee you would be pissed also.

  • 18 hrocks // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    @dmac
    Never seen him play but reports say he was lb who moved to dm. We have small squad so flexibility looks to be the key for all our signings. If he signs and we play him and tiote as 2 dm it will allow santon to play a move attacking game with Anita slotting back to cover
    If Simpson does go good luck to him. He played important part in our back four. Opinions divided on him on here but I quite like him

  • 19 toonincheek // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Let’s remember Danny did a good job for us, but I’m almost hoping he leaves as this would force us to get a better LB – that’s what we need to take us up a level.
    I don’t see Danny being able to do that.
    If we intend to play 4-3-3, then Danny isn’t the fast skilful raiding LB that we need.

  • 20 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    @Toonincheek,
    He’s a right back

  • 21 toonincheek // Jun 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Ben Arfa – Yeah yeah yeah – typo.
    It’s drinking time where I am!

  • 22 Nufc-83 // Jun 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    If i was Danny Simpson i would say hey im about as good as players such as willo in terms of can do a job cos nothing better at the minute not i play in 1st team so i want to match Colo, cabaye, cisse wages who bring a whole lot more to the table 25k is outstanding offer for a player of his ability.

  • 23 toonincheek // Jun 9, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    NUFC-83@22 -
    My thoughts entirely.
    I would even say that 25K is on the generous side
    of reasonable.




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