Has This Defender Played His Last Game For Newcastle?


With Matthieu Debuchy having been brought in to shore up the Newcastle defense, there will now be few first team opportunities for Danny Simpson,  and we expect Newcastle to try to move him out in January, if the club gets a decent enough offer.

Danny Simpson atromitos

Danny Simpson – probably played his last game for the Magpies

Like a number of other Newcastle players, Danny has not had a good season, and in the last month his mind often seems to be anywhere but on what he’s doing on the field of play, and it seems he would like a move to London.

And it seems there are a number of London clubs willing to take Danny off Newcastle’s hands, and they are Fulham, West Ham and QPR.   QPR will probably offer Danny the biggest wage packet so if that’s what he wants he could end up at Loftus Road.

But QPR are also one of the favorites to go down this season, but Harry Redknapp may still be able to save the London club from relegation – maybe.

One reason that Simpson wants to move south, is that his new girlfriend lives in London, although his former girlfriend is now pregnant with their second child.

Fulham or West Ham seem two good clubs that Danny could join, and we think Newcastle will be looking for around £2M for the former Manchester United defender,  whose contract runs out in the summer.

And once Yohan Cabaye comes back, Newcastle have right back cover with Vurnon Anita (and also James Perch)  – in case Matthieu gets injured.

Danny currently has a hamstring problem, which he picked up in the Arsenal defeat, and he may still be out for two or three weeks with that injury, but we don’t expect that to stop any potential deal being struck.

It may be a win-win situation for Newcastle and the buying club – if a £2M fee can be agreed.

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329 comments so far

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 8, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Hopefully he has. We”ve got 10 right-backs at the club.

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  • geoff777

    Jan 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Nope, he’s five months away from being a free agent.

    Why on earth would he move now? Get real.

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  • danuneek

    Jan 8, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #3

    I bloody hope so.

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  • danuneek

    Jan 8, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #4

    In fact its probably wise to have him as back-up until the end of the season no matter how bad he is. I think he can still do a job defensively.

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  • Ghost Of Catchy

    Jan 8, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #5

    2 million lmfao. more like 2 pound. he’s awful.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 8, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #6

    This window is like all the others…….AP talks about working around the clock….yet the press mention lots of players signed by other clubs. For example West Ham have signed 3 players …..Newcastle 1.

    Again Dekka’s playing brinkmanship….this time it’s with the club……what a “winner”…he is?!! We knew Ba was gone, we knew we needed at least 1 if not 2 CB, we knew we needed 2 strikers if Ba went cos’ we were short (hence de yong).
    Unbelievable that this window is shaping up like the last one already. Do the board not understand that Jan has got 9pts written all over it and that we need players in sooner, rather than later?!!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Ibiza…was that a dig at me about FM (I know I need to get into the PS3 era) lol

    …and who’s Robin? I simple do not have time for two accounts or other blogs 🙂 I am blogonamist lol

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Love the headline : The battle for Simpson.

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #9

    damn…was hoping this article is about willo..

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  • craigcoozy

    Jan 8, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Follow theentertainers!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #11

    …or should it be called blogogamist :$

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  • craigcoozy

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #12

    theentertainers!

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  • craigcoozy

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #13

    the entertainers!

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  • craigcoozy

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #14

    the entertainers! ……..

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  • northernirishtoon

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #15

    I hope he stays. He would be a good squad player.

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #16

    The day Danny Simpson leaves it will be like the end of Star Ward: Return of the Jedi.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #17

    We can only hope Ed!

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #18

    really logical……
    Simpson – out
    Willo – In
    Collo – out
    Santon -out

    Wow! Amazing these rumours……..at least we get to keep our best defender! LOL

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Jesper….No dig at you mate. But don’t pretend that you’re not abusing me from a made up account. Santon has told me the truth, must say I’m hurt.

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #20

    The day Danny Simpson leaves the masses will gather for street parties outnumbering those seen for the jubilee.

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  • geoff777

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Can Raylor be put on the banner please?

    He’s been at the club a lot longer than Amalfitano who’s on there and has hardly played for us.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Ibiza…why would I need another account for doinf that…I am doing just fine as it is 😀 lol

    …you know when people mention all those fancy players that are the next best thing I do wonder if my FM 2011 is not up to date lol

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #23

    hope he stays …would be a good cover for debuchy

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  • geoff777

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #24

    If he leaves this window we should all chip in to get the lad a decent BJ …

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Still with the Betfair posts -nothing definitive/attributable. I do not know how good their info turns out to be.
    Could a possible scenario be that he wants to come to the Toon (hence rejection of Dirty Arrys’ intervention) and that the Toon are thinking of a loan deal because of no money or doubts about his fitness. I don’t know -clearly it’s on the back boiler if Remy is still in Morocco.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #26

    *doing

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #27

    The colo rumours are the best but I actually wouldn’t b bothered if ee got sahko n alderweild to b our cbs

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  • bills-son

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #28

    The overreaction to how bad Simpson supposedly is is equalled only by the overreaction to how good Cabaye supposedly is.

    Imo Simpson has given us great service for the £600K we paid for him and the £10k wages he got as part of the Championship winning side.

    You lot calling him worse than shit should hang your heads in shame. Supporters my rse.

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #29

    @jesper but the ps4 could be out this year
    @spread 10 of our first 11 were linked with moves away in the summer

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  • ToonTinka

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #30

    Spread the toon,

    LOL.

    Dekka’s on the drink in France.. Courtesy of NUFC.

    Whats going on with this Remy deal man? I mean, how long does it take dekka and charnley? Serious these blokes man!

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #31

    Simpson is hot because he got lovers in London. Ready to pay for both his feet and his sins. Who will be lucky one – Big Sam, Red Harry or JawvyJol?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #32

    ibiza – don’t be hurt. Retain your dignity. Demonstrate the British Fighting Spirit, preserve the dignity of the Regiment, by gad sir you have to do it.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Jesper….Please don’t ask me to understand why you would feel the need, I haven’t a clue. Nothing makes sense anymore, I’ve lost my craick (btw Robin, it’s craic or crack) 🙂

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  • Premiership Manager

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Simpson is a good squad player who has had more goal line clearances than most players in the PL.

    It’s wasy to slate the defence however the real problem lies with our inability to control the midfield and keep possesion up front.

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  • geoff777

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #35

    bills-son

    He like many of our Championship winning side should have been replaced by better players.

    Perhaps out of the 35m AC money that Ashley pocketed?

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  • one Tony Green

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #36

    Keep Ed he has been offered a new improved contract.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #37

    Mister…Thank heavens you’re here. You’re right, I must retain my dignity. Oh wait, good one. Ha! Dignity! Classic.

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  • ToonTinka

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #38

    So long Danny boy…

    On a serious note, i would have him as a back up right back. I’v had enuf of seeing players out of position. Ie Anita filling in there. It would never happen though as he wants more dosh and now has an excuse with this dirty he is with

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  • p

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Different perspective here…

    Lack of rumours (compared to normal) may be a good thing that the club are conducting their business – for the most part – in private.

    I’d like to think they are lining up some steals (you have to say Debuchy is a fantastic deal on the face of it) and no one else will know until it is too late.

    However, if we do not hear by Friday, I think it will be the same old story of the deadline day drama followed by “we tried… no one wanted to sell… signings are complicated… etc”

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #40

    Ibiza – by gad sir you’re a card. Stiff upper lip. Pip.Pip.

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