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Danny Simpson – Why Would I Want To Leave This Place?

3:58 am, Sunday, August 19th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

We’ve been wondering when Newcastle would be selling Danny Simpson this summer, because Alan Pardew made it clear several times this year,  that if Danny didn’t sign his new contract at Newcastle he would be moved out, since it has only one year to run before he will become a free agent.

Danny Simpson – happy on Tyneside and Alan Pardew is my friend

And Danny was in the starting line-up again yesterday in Newcastle’s great 2-1 win over Tottenham, and he did a reasonable job of containing the dangerous Gareth Bale on the left wing.

Simpson has now made 113 appearances for Newcastle in the three seasons he has been on Tyneside, since joining from Manchester United for around £500K in January of 2010, after being on loan for the first part of that season in the Championship.

Talks have stalled more than once over the last year,  but Danny has been consistent in always saying he never wanted to leave Newcastle – so why doesn’t he jut sign his new five year deal that’s on the table for him?

This is what Danny said to talkSPORT after the game last night:

“I’m staying. I never once considered leaving.” “As far as I’m concerned I’m staying here. I love the players and I love the manager. Alan Pardew is a top manager and he’s a good friend as well.”  “You’ve seen what the fans are like so why would I want to leave this place?”

We have to think with the good  attitude Danny has about Newcastle, that the powers that be at the club will make another attempt to get Danny to sign his new deal, and he’ll not get much more money at any other club, and after all money isn’t everyhting – even in football.

Sign along the dotted line Danny boy – please.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 19, 2012 at 4:07 AM

    Ben Arfa single handedly destroyed Spurs today. He is improving slowly and getting better game by game. Its frightening just how good he can be on his day.

    Hope we can built a side around Ben Arfa ability. We need to maximise him more. Without him today, and we look totally void of any spark. The atmoshere was kept at an intense level because the crowd burst into life whenever the ball was his feet.

    Which in turn made life hard for Spurs.

  • 2 Kc-Toon // Aug 19, 2012 at 4:19 AM

    No doubt Benny was the best player on the pitch, He barely put a foot wrong all game. Yet if you read the sky sports review, Theyv got Demba as the star man, And apparently Ben Arfa had ‘Little impact before scoring penalty’

  • 3 shielsy_83 // Aug 19, 2012 at 4:24 AM

    lol did sky sports pundits acually watc the gam lol coz alright he didn’t pose his naural attacking threat like he doe’s but did you see benny trackin back and helpin out simmo every chance he had to do it sorry but ben arfa was our best player he sacrefised alot of his natual game for the good of the team and also thgought santon played well.

  • 4 Rossy G // Aug 19, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    Ben Afra was immense but we can’t rely on our creative edge to come from one player, get in Mirallas on the other flank and we can ease the pressure on Benny.
    Also Pieters is not good enough …. Hope we don’t sign him

  • 5 magpiedave // Aug 19, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    I agree for me Beni was tremendous, his all round game is improving under the guidance of Pards and Carvs (Hey that almost rhymes). I thought the game was typical of a first day affair friendlies do not a competitive match make. I thought we just edged it, they had more of the ball but we scored twice they scored once and I understand that is what the game is all about. Yes we rode our luck and the post and the bar did help but haven’t we seen those days also. As far as sky commentry is concerned they have proven they do not watch the games and as far as Waddle is concerned it is as if he never played for the toon he is fast on the criticism and slow on the praise still we were playing his favourite Spurs.

  • 6 Rossy G // Aug 19, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Defies goal was offside anyway. P.S. it’s worrying that Simpson and Santon looked poor defensively ….need at least one top FB

  • 7 Mo Drysdale // Aug 19, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Dave, just to let you all know Waddle is a Scum fan, I had a chat with him once about why he left the toon and he admited that it was for the money and said he didn’t have a natural connection with the toon. When I asked him if he supported the scum he refused to answer and just smiled.

  • 8 BigKirky // Aug 19, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Waddle is def a Sunderland fan.

  • 9 Rotonda heights // Aug 19, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    I think simpson showed exactly why we are looking for a debuchy or similar upgrade. Constantly over run and out of place.

  • 10 mot7 // Aug 19, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    i agree that simpson is not the best rb in the prem but he was playing against one of the most sought after players in the world there are better rb that will get a good roasting from bale and lennon this season so i cant be to harsh on him he puts the effort in cant realy have a go at the boy because he is less talented than others .but i do think to move to the next level we should always look to to buy better players but thats in all positions not just rb but as long as he is in a black and white shirt he gets my support .

  • 11 mot7 // Aug 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    one more thing ESPN plase sack chris waddle talks constant crap and has got the most irritating accent in the world and looks like he has been working back at that sausage factory in tow law the fat mackem TW*T totaly spoils any match when he opens that gob .he should get a job working with harry redknap handing out anti nufc fliers .they should both shut the F*** UP and give in to the might of the toon ha ha pair of filthy mackem coonts .




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