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Danny Simpson Refuses To Sign Contract – Will Be Moved Out

News today that Danny Simpson has turned down the contract offer from Newcastle United.

Danny Simpson – refuses latest Newcastle contract offer

Danny has two years left on his current contract he signed in January, 2010, and that will put Newcastle scouting force in motion to being in another full-back to the club.

But apparently  Danny has already been informed he will not be allowed to leave in January, but in all likelihood  will now be sold in the summer.

The news is that both Aston Villa and QPR are keen on the former Manchester United player, who was signed almost two years ago  for around £500K, and Newcastle should make a decent profit on the player.

Lee Ryder in the Evening Chronicle is reporting that it seems a similar situation that Joey Barton was in earlier this year.

So if that’s the way Danny feels then fine, he can go, and Newcastle will bring in somebody new.

But have you ever noticed that when a player leaves Newcastle’ it’s extremely rare that they do better when they are away from Tyneside?

And it seems to us, even more reason why Newcastle should bring in left-back Taye Taiwo on loan from Milan next month.

We had an article out earlier today suggesting that Newcastle could bring the 26 year-old Nigerian International in on loan, since he seems to have been frozen out at Milan, whom he joined as a free agent in the summer from Marseilles.

Seems like a decent option to us, and Danny Simpson will now be moved out in the summer, and he can get bigger money elsewhere.

That’s fine with us.

Comments welcome.

55 comments so far

  • gorgonzola

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #1

    OK so so a new RB too then…..I dont rate simmo at all…. too panicky on the ball….just the way I seen him play

  • PlasticGeordie101

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #2

    What a joker. Can’t wait to see the back of him now.

  • JackButler

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #3

    If he thinks that Villa or QPR will fore-fill his footballing ambitions then good luck to the lad, more likely though they will fill his bank account more.
    You have to ask what is more important to a multi millionaire, playing for a massive club week in week out or addind more millions???

  • Ollieh51

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Nobody else concerned about Simpson not signing a new deal?

    My understanding is that it’s all to do with personal terms – Money?

    If so, does the club think that they can find someone else as capable as Simpson on a lower wage and for less than we can sell him on for?

    Simo won’t get another club anything like the size of us bidding for him, yet will get more money.

    We’re already struggling for defenders. He’s hardly holding us ransom saying he’s worth more, he’s proved himself time and again this season and those before it.

    He’s in the top 3/4 RB’s in the league at the minute, we NEED to keep him!

    Yes, he’s not great going forwards but he is a lot more solid defending than people give him credit IMO.

  • JackButler

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #5

    We have young Tavernier who is more than capable of stepping for Simpson, we are also said to be after Nathaniel Clyne of Palace, not so bleak news imo

  • Ben_W

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #6

    I really like the lad, he’s quick, he’s really improved this season defensively, and he’s just a generally consistent perfomer. Much better than Raylor IMO.

  • GAZ09

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Never rated Simmo to much anyway, i say lets bring in Nathan Clyne!

  • Dannyo

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Only someone in the bottom 10 will want him, if that. Shame brucie got fired, or he’d probs take him to the scum.
    I dunno, wages should be sort of similar, but i dunno who he compares himself to. If he got paid more towards the average, then someone else would be the lowest paid, and the cycle continues…

  • Ollieh51

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Posted this earlier today… You lot still think we can ‘sneak’ a deal with this sort of player when they get this sort of publicity?

    If we don’t get him in January then he is on a free at the end of the season.

    Doubt we will have enough of a pull to bring him to us if United are interested?

    This would suggest that the price tag on the kids head has just doubled so we can count him out?


  • JackButler

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #10


    He’ll end up like Nolan, Barton and even Carrol in taking a backwards step to get more money, make me laugh really

  • alext109

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #11

    I find it strange that people are saying that we need a new RB in January, we bought one for £5m in the summer!

    Pieters and Taiwo on loan In January and we would have plenty of cover at full-back until Simpson leaves in the summer.

    We just need more CB cover!

  • Ollieh51

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #12

    @ Dannyo – Hear what you’re saying mate but my understanding is that he’s on a lot less in comparison to the others as he was signed for £500,000?

    Look at Tioté, he got an improved contract after a year and yes, he was quality but Simpson has had 3 seasons now including this one that he has been our 1st choice RB and a constantly improving player?

    Why are we not offering him more? There may be more to it…

  • Ollieh51

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #13

    @ alext109 – SanToon cost £5m and has had to wait until 3 defenders have been injured to start a game.

    You think we’re really looking at building a squad with multiple back ups at that cost when we wouldn’t pay for Pieters in the window just gone by?

    Taiwo would cost about £1m to get on loan, we’ll never spend that much.

  • Brutooon

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #14

    The reason i like Danny Simpson is that he keep Perch where he belongs – at the BENCH

    But now Raylor and Santon (Even Gosling) can play RB

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Hardly deadful news, ie like tiote or colo lleaving would be. Danny isn’t comfortable on the ball and doesn’t look a natural footballer, certainly going foward any way. tavernier I am hoping will be massive for us and as people have said we have santon too.

  • Dannyo

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Ye, u may be right, little do we know… And if it’s an unfair situation, who could really fault Simmo, honestly?
    The negatiations are said to be held in the summer. His contract reneawal is likely to hinge upon goes and who stays, to see if its possible to give a higher raise.
    We’ll see, we’ll see.

  • t00ntime

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #17

    alext funny u shud say that… cause I dont know if I’m on drugs but I cannot for the life of me remember us signing a RB… I remember a LB someone who has been tipped to be great yet cant even get a place over raylor…

    the only player on the field which shudnt be is raylor..
    never in his lifetime will he be a defender, if pardew wants him so bad put him on over obertan…

    to me raylor is our weak link and by far worst player on the pitch… ok he scores a free kick once every 40… but come on he makes jonas have to stay back and protect him which means we are missing the whole left side which then means that Ben arfa has to play on the left wing leaving Ba up by him self in a
    4.5-4-1 formation…

    if williamson comes back and raylor is still on the field as LB over santon then I give up with pardews team selection 😉 santon proved again against norwich that he is better.

  • jayphoto

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #18

    Think its a problem with money! Not that NUFC aren’t prepared to pay top wages, its more a case of theyre only prepared to pay top wages to top players! Hence why Tiote is on 55k a week, collo is being offered 60k a week, jonas just signed for something similar, think it’s a case that Simpson wants 40 odd k a week and for the 4-5m he’d generate in transfer funds and 40k a week, we could sign a lot higher caliber of right back! Not to mention how highly tavernier is rated and the fact that santon is a right back!

  • Solaidback

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #19

    Is the same Danny Simpson who not a month ago said he loved being at the Toon & just wanted to play for Newcastle??? If so, why accept the contract offer & play for the Toon… if not, then sell him as soon as we get a replacement… oh yeah, no need, play Santon at RB, then bring back Tavenier as back up.. who needs a player who thinks he’s actually better than he really is… I think he’s been edging towards this move since Barton left.. doesn’t like the extra work he has to put in with Obertan in front of him, so either wants more money or he’s off….

  • alext109

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #20


    Ok so he cost a lot and has had to wait but you would agree that is because of our great start to the season and because Raylor was performing well at LB?

    I wasn’t talking about having three or four fullbacks sitting on the bench for the rest of the season but having a replacement already in the squad when/if Simpson leaves in the Summer. Whether that be Pieters OR Taiwo.

    I admit that at that cost a loan would be too expensive for Cashley to agree to. But if neither of those two or Santon then who would you choose to play at fullback?

  • planb

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #21

    At last some good news all we need now is for Perch,lovenkrands, and Alan smith to join simpson out the door!

  • Szarka

    Dec 13, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #22

    RB cover is solved if Santon playes there. If Pieters is coming then the team has enough full backs.

  • markmac

    Dec 13, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #23

    I wonder if he’ll join his twitter buddy barton……

  • toonincheek

    Dec 13, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Danny is a solid player but not much more than that.
    We don’t know how much he has been offered and turned down so we can’t really comment on his thinking.

    Question really is – will he be replaced by someone better, with an eye on improving the team, or someone cheap in the hope of getting a bargain we can make money on.

  • alext109

    Dec 13, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #25

    @toontime ok so we didn’t buy a RB per se but we bought someone who could play in either fullback position. That clairfy things for you?

  • toon1986

    Dec 13, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #26

    please tell me you are joking? simmo is in top 3/4 rb’s in the league??
    dream on

  • Ollieh51

    Dec 13, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #27

    @ alext109 – I could have told you before the game at Chelsea that raylor would get exposed due to his lack of pace.

    I’ll tell you now, he will get RAPED against Swansea if he starts as they have more pace then most teams in our league and they will know how to get at him from watching previous games.

    Santon is a lot quicker and so a better fit for the game but we will see if he starts that one…

    As we have all clearly seen this season, we need a SQUAD, not just a great 1st 11 and my concern is that we are only swapping players out and not building on them.

    Ideally, I’d say get the new player in on a permanent, blood them in slowly as the player to sub for the player in their position (be that Simpson or somebody else) and then they will be ready for a full season in the PL.

    Not just getting rid of proven PL talent especially when they have been playing as well as Simo has and then hoping that whoever comes in will be able to fill his shoes.

    Again, Simo for me has beenin the top 3/4 RB’s in the league. Doubt you guys would swap him for anyone else in the PL?

    Now look at the cost and wages of these players and the calibre of the player you would want to replace him with and you will maybe see a bit more of the dliemma!

  • toonbrother

    Dec 13, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #28

    Amazing how fans have jumped on Danny’s back for not signing the contract. From what I hear he is among the worst paid players in the first team which is scandalous given how well he has done for us. He shouldnt expect to earn massive wages but he deserves to at least be on par with other right backs in the premiershipthat arent as good as him of which there ARE many.

    Personally i think he is the best right back we’ve got at the moment. Raylor is not particularly good and Taiwo has no interest in joining Newcastle to play second fiddle to Santon. That i can assure you. Screw you FAT FACE cheap basta*d

  • Ollieh51

    Dec 13, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #29

    @ toon1986 – So who would you say has been better and who would you prefer?

    I honestly don’t think that’s that outlandish a comment?

  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 13, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #30

    Not too worried about Simmo, we can get better in/ Although i dont criticize him as much as everyone else on here.

    Santon Saylor??(Replacement) Colo Pieters
    Sammy Tiote Cabaye Jonas

    That is what I hope this team will look like come the end of january. And I think that team is capable of finishing realistically 6th

  • toonbrother

    Dec 13, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #31

    THis club is being run into the ground and gullible fans are cheering all the way. Top right back ? How any right backs in the league are there better than Simpson? Bosingwa starts for Chelsea for crying out loud? Glen Johnson may be good bombing forward but cant defend to save his life.FAT FACE is lining his pockets milking this team Tiote will be next in line to leave. Just watch

  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 13, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #32

    That said. Agree with Danny, He should be given a bit of a pay rise if what ive heard is true. We pay him Peanuts and he has been solid this season

  • alext109

    Dec 13, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #33

    @Ollieh51 I never said Raylor was better or quicker than Santon and we saw that when he was getting murdered by SWP at QPR.

    I was just responding to you saying that Santon couldn’t get a game and that was because Raylor had a good start to the season BUT obviously Santon has to start at LB because of his pace and is far better than Raylor

  • jukitsu

    Dec 13, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #34

    Sell him.

    Santon can do the job as RB and Tavernier backup . All we need to get is proper LB and backup CB.

  • geoff777

    Dec 13, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #35

    Simmo’s a very good defensive FB.
    Not so good at getting forward and beating people to put in crosses.

    Considering we paid 500k and quite low wages, he’s been playing well above the standard his transfer fee suggests.

    I think it’s a shame we can’t offer him a little more, but if we can replace him with someone better, no Toon fans will complain.

    Cheers Danny.
    Part of one of the best defensive units NUFC has seen for many years.


  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 13, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #36


    You say thsi club is being run in to the ground.

    what the hell are you on about !!!!!!!!!

    We’re probably just about the best run club in the premiership.

    35M for Carroll, BA omn a free !! I suppose you would like the good old shepherd days when we really were being run in to the ground.

  • wynsleap

    Dec 13, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #37

    Danny Simpson is a solid, consistent performer week in and week out – and part of the League’s best defence until recently when we lost both of our centre halves.
    What are we going to have to spend to replace a player like that?
    A lot more than The Controller is likely to pay I’d suggest.
    And why is it that as soon as a player asks for better terms the fans turn against him? Fickle or what?

  • Sir Alan

    Dec 13, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #38

    We won’t have a single English player in the team at this rate, which is pretty shocking. I hope we sign Clyne, Zaha, Sordell etc. A young ENglish player.

  • Hoovernose

    Dec 13, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #39

    We are going to sell this boy for big bucks. It’s the system after all that has made him worth selling. There are plenty of young lads out there who can take his place and maybe do even better. Pardew seems to know how to set up a defence. I don’t think we can argue with that. A lot of young lads are shining in that position this year. Jones and Walker also really stand out. The key to this though is the trend of wingers covering well in defence. Erm…. didn’t we just buy Santos? And another winger is having a medical.

  • toonLYF

    Dec 13, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #40

    shame, was starting to warm to simmo, he has performed brilliantly at times this season, V Man U, being an example, he’s the strongest RB at the club imo, and WILL get better…. would’ve been nice to hold on to him, but, nevermind ey


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