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Newcastle Player Hungry For A New Contract

Danny Simpson will be leaving Newcastle when his contract runs out at the end of June, but he will still likely start tomorrow afternoon at right back – with three Newcastle full backs – Mathieu Debuchy, Massadio Haidara and Davide Santon all out injured.

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Simpson congratulating Tim Krul after 1-0 win in Kharkiv

And we expect Danny to put in a good performance too, just like he did when he played in the white-hot atmosphere of the Metalist Stadium in the Ukraine last month, when Newcastle came away with a great 1-0 win due to a well taken Shola Ameobi penalty, after the Nigerian born striker had been brought down in the box.

The defense that day played magnificently, with Tim Krul making four terrific saves to hold onto the 1-0 lead late in the game, and Danny at right back had a great game.

The 26-year-old defender will be keen to give a good account of himself, as he will be looking for another club in the summer, with his preference likely to be London.

This is what Alan Pardew told The Shields Gazette today:

“Trust me, he’s motivated to play well.” “To be fair to Danny, he’s trained really hard.” “I sort of tipped him off that he’s got a good chance of being involved this week, and he’s worked really hard.”

“He’s in an unfortunate position in terms of his contract, so he’s very hungry to get a new one, whether it’s here or somewhere else.”

Danny has played 133 times for Newcastle and scored two goals, since he joined us in the summer of 2009 on loan, when the club was down and almost out, and he helped us get straight back into the Premier League.

We expect either James Perch or Vurnon Anita to be left back – and who ever of the two that doesn’t start at left-back will likely fill the shoes of Cheick Tiote, who picked up an injury in training this week and will also miss the game.

The odds are against Newcastle tomorrow with six of our players being injured – Debuchy, Krul, Haidara, Santon, Coloccini and Tiote – not to mention Ben Arfa – whom Alan Pardew has said may even play against this season.

A draw would be an excellent result tomorrow – and we expect to see an all out performance from the lads – so we can collect some points to pull away from the relegation zone.

Here’s hoping.

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47 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon - back by no demand

    Mar 29, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #41



    Mar 29, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #42

    There here, they’re there, they’re every******* where,
    Ibiza, ibiza!!

    What is goin on anyways, is this Carl or pushy blogging their way through the blog as usual?


    Mar 29, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #43


  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 29, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #44

    wwycd @31 -yes fair point -but were we not heading down over anyway.

  • moonraker

    Mar 29, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #45

    Don’t understand all the chat about Mike Ashley wanting the loans paid back! What difference does it make? He owns the club so it’s all his money anyway????

  • Troy Stavers

    Mar 29, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #46


    I don’t understand why you don’t understand.

    He said he didn’t want the cash back. That cash could now be invested in the team.

    Better team, better chance of progressing, better chance of attracting fans to the ground.

    Simples really.

  • Troy Stavers

    Mar 29, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #47

    If he’s starting to claw it back now, having said he wasn’t going to, he will eventually claw back £140m which could be invested in the team.

    He created an awful lot of the debt by allowing us to be relegated.


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