Pardew – Simpson Can Play For Us Next Season

We all know that Danny Simpson, the Newcastle right-back,  has turned down a very good contract from the club, and the negotiations have been going on with the former Manchester United defender and his representatives,  for over a year now.

Danny Simpson in action against Sunderland

And just like with Jose Enrique last year, Newcastle are not even close to signing up the 25 year-old,  and therefore there is a likelihood this summer that Newcastle will sell their right-back, like they did with left-back Jose Enrique, who went to Liverpool for £6M last August.

Simpson will attract interest from many clubs, if he is put up for sale this summer, and QPR, Aston Villa and Fulham are thought to be interested.

Danny will return to pre-season training a week come Thursday, so we may hear more at that time,  about what he wants to do, and whether he really wants to stay on Tyneside.

Alan Pardew, like any good manager, wants the lad to stay with the team, and Alan left Simpson’s position open, when he talked to the local Newcastle press corps this morning:

“He’s got a year left on his deal.” “He turned down a new contract and that’s where we are.” “Danny could play the whole season next year. We’ll have to see.”

The Simpson situation is eerily similar to Jose Enrique’s position last year at this time, and apparently if he had signed the deal Newcastle offered him, the Spanish U21 defender would have been one of the best paid players on Tyneside.

Jose was signed for £6.2M from Villareal in August, five years ago by Sam Allardyce.

And it shows that with players who have proven their worth to Newcastle, owner Mike Ashley is willing to reward them with some big bucks.

It seems that Jose questioned Newcastle’s ambitions, and he moved on, but if he knew where Newcastle would be last May – in 5th position in the Premier League and above Liverpool – he may have reconsidered.

But that’s water under the Tyne Bridge now, and we are still hoping Danny Simpson will stay at Newcastle.

But we are hoping that Danny will have an almighty fight on his hands for his right-back position next season, if Newcastle are successful in getting Mathieu Debuchy to Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

149 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    Jun 26, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #1


    Worst news ever

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Come on now Beattie…Calm down. Don’t make me list other news that is far worse than Danny Simpson staying at Newcastle for another season 🙂

  • Beattie25

    Jun 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #3


    If he stays I doubt we’ll invest in another RB until next season which means the whole tower of cards will come toppling down.

  • markmac

    Jun 26, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #4

    That sounds like a if we cant get our 1st choice RB in [debuchy?] then he will have to stay

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #5

    I gotta hand it too AP he is very pacient with Simmo; if it was be I had transferlisted him a long time ago 🙂

    Not because I don’t rate him, but because he won’t sign his contract. AP need to showhe means business and signing debuchy would do that 🙂

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #6

    * me

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Beside that fact that Simmo doesn’t want to move to a CL club this has Enrique written all over it…thought NUFC had learned!

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM




    ——————–BEN ARFA——CABAYE———


    *Ba is off at the end of summer-agents are too powerfull these days.

    What do you think?

    34Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 26, 2012 at 11:16 AM






  • Minato

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Have to agree with Beattie. Im grateful to Simmo for all he has done for us but I think his contract offer fairly represents his value to the club. As I said on a previous post I’d put him in the same bracket as Willo. On his days can be very dependable but when he has a shocker we tend to ship 4 or 5.

    These two need to be replaced as first team players if we need to keep progressing. Quite honestly I think this comment from Pards is just out of fear that we may not get a right back in. Planting the seeds to dampen our disappointment. Won’t work on me..think it would be embarrassing after all our obvious moves on right backs if we can’t bring one in.

  • Minato

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #10

    As demonstrated last season..our problem isnt scoring goals..its out defense on certain days..boost of quality and reducing Simmo and Willo to squad players for less important games will only benefit us. This is the priority first and foremost above attacking options for me.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #11





    ——————CISSE—————DE JONG————–

  • Oldgit1

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #12

    If he sits out his last year of his contract he then goes for a freebie. Cant see the sense in that.
    We need to get some money for him. Get rid

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #13

    We need to get rid of Simpson and Williamson urgently as they are just not good enough. They are costing us too many goals/points. I’m surprised Alan Pardew can’t see it.

    Arsenal have just signed Giroud, so we’ve got some catching up to do if we want to compete with them.

    I’m surprised we haven’t signed anyone yet. What the hell is going on?

  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #14

    Agents have no power at all.

    If a player doesn’t like what they can sack them.

    The reality is a lot of players who can’t get top clubs and top wages negotiate moves all the time so they and their agents can pick up a nice signing on fee.

    If Ba levea it is his and only his decision. His agent might recommend a nice but Ba doesn’t have to sign or agree to anything.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #15

    In other words. Nobody wants hiim, so we have no choice but to keep him. I’d just release him. That will be more positive than keeping him. We can’t be doing with liabilities in the squad. Raylor is miles better defensively and far more technical.

  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #16

    I love the panic we get off all of your posts ketsbaia.

    You must be going through hell every transfer window.

    Just sit back and let the club do the work then enjoy the football come August

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #17

    Yeah, well hopefully they sign the essential required. Maybe we’re looking at some German players at the moment and waiting until next week to make a bid.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #18

    Sure he can do a job and it will be in his interest to play well to put himself in the shop window.

    But ideally we need to sell him and move on.

  • Minato

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #19


    As shown last year with Cabaye, Ba etc..most of the time deals are wrapped up before the window and then anounced officially when it opens. Either we are being really secretive to match the attention on us from previous success in the market…or we are struggling to close deals because of it…I along with everyone here can only hope its the former…or at least that we conclude who we want over the summer. Just got to sit back and wait I guess…

  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #20

    Really hope this doesn’t mean we’re not getting debuchy.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #21

    We should be signing Cissokho anyway. We don’t even need Debuchy. We have Raylor, Santon, Perch, Saylor and Tavernier at right-back.

  • OoAhDembaBa

    Jun 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #22

    Any rangers players we should consider?

  • Shiremagpies

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #23

    alright guys, would anybody care to update me on whats happening with this debuchy debacle?? is it on or off??

  • benarfa23

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #24

    my opinion on france at euro 2012
    for me blanc made some very serious mistake like:
    1. rely to much on ribery, france only focus on left side of the pitch
    2. late on making decision (subtitution)
    3. don’t trust his player ability (on ribery and hba he have two of 5 best player who can dribble past defender)
    4. benzema playing way to deep
    5. france player seem to ignore ben arfa on the pitch and more focus on ribery
    6. use the same player as subtitute (hba, giroud, marvin, menez, mvilla)
    7. treat some player different than the other
    8. have a mole on his team (have a bust up or furios debate is okay what not okay is that it made public)
    9. and so on
    mistake number three is imho is his blunder, he don’t trust his player can match spain ability, spain player is master on keeping possesion but on dribble they are no way near ben arfa & ribery not to mention nasri menez benzema even clichy is a good dribble. he should use that advantage again spain.
    but blanc choose to use defensive tactic (using 5 defender) altough we all know that france defend is one of the worse on euro

  • josh

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #25

    It’s being made out like Williamson and Simpson are the worst defenders in the premier league. Ohhhh woe is us. 5th place in the premier league Ohhhh how tragically awfull they are. I agree we could do with competition as we have a long season ahead, but thelevel of ungrateful is Everest esc. Would of hated to see some of the bashers at Christmas. Every toy you open is one you’ve always wanted and met with a cry of “next” and on to the conveyor belt it goes.

  • seantoon

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Wouldn’t say get rid of Simpson and Williamson to be honest. We need a bigger squad this season not smaller. What happens say if we get the like of Bradford, Northampton in the cup. We need these players to play in the games and give our best 11 a rest. It’s going to be a very long season!

  • G

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #27

    100% agree with josh @ post 25.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #28

    They are the worst defenders in the league and people need to realise this. We’ll need to sign better replacements. The replacements can then be used for the league cup matches etc. I’m still hoping that we’ll sign Vertonghen. Alan has said we’re looking for a goalscoring centre back, so I expect us to sign a centre half for at least £7m.

  • G

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Ketsbaia9 – 2 words for you mate – Titus Bramble.

  • check the toastie

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Hope Simpson fcuks off sooner rather than later. I repeat fcuk off Simpson stop fcuking the club about, just find yourself a new club and go, nothing worse than being in limbo.

  • G

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #31

    That was a reference to a worse defender in the league btw, not a reference to a goalscoring centre back (unless you want an own-goal scoring centre back?)

  • phoonck

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #32

    why do people keep saying we should get players signed before the start of euro2012, and now its our incompetency that we failed to sign anyone and now players prices wld have soared?!

    think, people, and think hard. if u are the club owners of the good players who are gonna play at euro2012, why would u wanna sell before the tournament then? no one’s gonna sell their players before big tournaments unless offered silly money, not the kind of business that we’ll be interested to deal in nowadays..

    so sit back and relax, enjoy euro2012 while it lasts..

    howay the lads!

  • spitfire_

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Ketsbaia9, not everything what Pardew said is happend. I’m almost sure that we will not bring goal scoring CB… and not only this one… Yanga what was his name and Douglas are not an options anymore… just like last summer hunt for striker after first few options was gone. If we bought some CB this summer it will be some young player… only for the count.

    And Vertonghen will not come to us… be realistic.

  • Klatoon

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #34

    Forget Debuchy, Rosales etc we should sign a LB, there I said it !

  • 09nufc09

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #35

    Its not that simpson and willo are bad defenders its that they are bad technically and too slow, i was watching the liverpool game again a couple of days ago and after we scored the second goal and reina had been sent off we started to play keep ball and kept it for a while with cabaye, tiote, jonas, perch all passing it to each other then it went to willo and he took too many touches and nearly lost it before passing it to simmo who had and easy ball to cabaye but instead hoofed it long and lost possesion. If we want to be competitive all our players have to be comfortable on the ball and not loose their composure under a little bit of pressure.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #36


    If we had Saylor or another top CB instead of Williamson and another top RFB instead of Simpson, we might have made CL this time around.

    The point is if they are still first teamers next season we will not progress because no way on earth would those 2 get in a top 4 team.

    Simpson and Willo do a job for a mid to lower end of the table team and no more than that. We need to keep evolving with better and better players.

  • Beattie25

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #37

    No no no no no!!

    Simmo cannot be aloud to stay.

    He has pissed on his chips and now must lives with the consequences.

    He isn’t good enough to take us forward and if he is first choice RB next season it’s a backward step.

    If he remains behind Another RB he is stifling th progress of Tavernier and doing a job that Raylor or Perch could do.

    Plus we should not miss out on a transfer pay day by letting him leave on a free.

    He has to go


    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Wow lads if he leaves you’ll just have to find another scape goat at the back to complain about next season…could u bare to moan about Saylor, Colo or the fabled Santon? Could just go back to the Perch bashing I suppose

  • benarfa23

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #39

    what we need the most is a tallisman like gerrard, a player can boost the lads moral, has never die attitude
    if we had one last year we would play in CL this year. (none of our win is coming from behind, is we concede first we either lose or draw)

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #40

    Josha gain

    Why do you think simpson and Williamson get singled out so repeatedly by so many people. People aren’t stupid, we can’t all be wrong. We’re all happy with the likes of Cabaye etc. It’s easy to spot the better players and the consistently worse ones and if one more person says Simpson does goal line clearances, well if he got tighter and closed down quicker he wouldn’t have too.


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