Simpson happy to stay at Newcastle

Simpson keen on St James' stay
Danny Simpson has reiterated his desire to stay at Newcastle, although he admits that it could take some time to sort out a new deal.

Simpson returns to Old Trafford for the first time since he left three-and-a-half years ago this weekend and claims that it would be nice to prove a point to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Perhaps more importantly however he will be wanting to prove a point to NUFC who appear to be using the sledgehammer approach to contract negotiations once more. A new deal has been mentioned for some time now and with Simpson only having 18 months of his current deal remaining time is starting to become an issue. The longer it drags on the more likely it is that Simpson will go elsewhere in my opinion.

The problem, as ever, appears to be wages. Danny Simpson wants parity with the likes of Steven Taylor according to his agent and obviously the club don’t feel that he is worth that. It would appear the two parties will need to find some middle ground if a deal is to be concluded although Simpson is keen to extend his time at St James’ Park.

“I’m happy here and they want me to stay but contracts don’t get sorted overnight,” Simpson told Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast earlier.

He continued: “My family is here and it’s a great time to be here. The city is buzzing and I think our form can continue. We think we can go to Old Trafford and get something, we took a lot of confidence from the Manchester City game.”

“I think we’ve done well and we don’t want to stop. We have targets, we want to keep going and we are confident we can go to Old Trafford and try to win.”

Alan Pardew is keen for the former Manchester United man to stay but it appears that his patience is running out a bit with Simpson. He said:

“We’ve made Danny an offer which I think is a good offer, if I’m honest. Like everything it’s very difficult to understand value when you’re a young player. You see other players at other football clubs and you hear rumours, etc etc.”

“I think Danny should commit to the football club because he’s done terrifically well here and the one thing I do know about young players in the Premier League, you can get lost quite quickly.”

“He doesn’t want to do that, he’s found himself a nice berth in the club. He’s keeping out Davide Santon, who we’ve paid very good money for; he’s a new father, he’s doing particularly well.”

“Sometimes the grass isn’t always greener and I would advise him to get his contract done ASAP. Danny needs to remember he’s playing and getting valuable experience in the best defence in the Premier League.”

I really don’t know where I stand on this. One one hand I can see Simpson’s point about getting a decent payrise. On the other I disagree that he is worth the same as someone like Steven Taylor who has played Premier League football for a number of years. Plus there is that fact for me anyway, that Simpson is easily replaceable and it wouldn’t be too hard to source a younger, cheaper….. You get the point.

To me Simpson seems to have a very high opinion of himself. I watch him on Twitter ‘rewtweeting’ any mention of him and England, like he genuinely believes he should be there. Not a chance. He may be the fourth, fifth or whatever best English right-back, but it sounds less impressive when you realise that there are only five or six in the league. He won’t get in ahead of Glen Johnson, Micah Richards or Kyle Walker anyway.

In the grand scheme of things this is just another game of contract cat and mouse and whilst I don’t really agree with Alan Pardew bringing it into the public domain it’s worth pointing out that it was only done AFTER Simpson’s agent did much the same thing. One thing is for sure, and that is that Danny Simpson should look at the form book.

If he does he will see that he won’t get things all his own way.

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88 thoughts on “Simpson happy to stay at Newcastle

  1. DAVE pound a day but you have to stay in all day/night but say nowt or he will cut it doon to 50p.

    aye nee loyal players noo.and some greedy owners too doesnt help 🙁


  2. @batty

    My UGG boots are the real deal and cost me £175 from Blaydon/Swalwell car boot sale!

    I know a bargain when I see one! They had genuine pukka labels on man! Anyway, you know it’s genuine cos the sellers pay £5 entry fee to sell their goods which mean they are proper licensed marketeers.

    At sidekick . I don’t know if it was the same eagle but rest assured I’ve got a taste for them eggs! Young Chip thought he was the bees knees when he trotted up to school with his eagle egg and ham sandwiches!

    I felt proud that young Chip was telling his teachers about his dads poaching.

    Lump in throat again. 😳


  3. @batty

    Are you coming out on strike next Wednesday? 😯

    Bloody Tory Libs won’t get me drawing my dole on Wednesday no matter how much they criticise us! 😯


  4. Do we actually lose a days dole though if we strike. 😯

    Bollocks with that! 😯

    I want to see my parole rep!

    I won’t give up my rights for nothing!

    My great grandad fought for my benefits! :shock

    Fooooorious ! 😈 :


  5. I ain’t slating Simmo off but ultimately he’s an average right back for prem – not blaming him as you obviously want to be paid going rate but ultimately he aint worth it regardless of how many times he retweets that he should be playing for England !


  6. wolfie
    November 24, 2011 at 15:56

    ….Meaning blood and guts and a trench mentality with the skill and guile of a specially trained group of Assassins.’

    ………..if Carlsberg did pre-match team talks.


  7. well i was only about 11 or 12 when andy cole got sold and he was my idol at the time… absolutley devastated i was! 😥


  8. doe anyone actually use twitter? what a load of balls i say. worr lass does and i’m completely inundated with what gary barlow and chris moyles has said.

    personally i don’t give a flying fk!

    i hate celebrities.. and the ‘find out all the GOSS from the CELEBS… in NOW magazine’. who the hell cares?

    I don’t care about jack wilshere and his ‘my leg doesn’t hurt as much tweets’…

    the only time i tried it was when joey barton said ‘going to tweet something at 4’o’clock today’… so i signed up and at 4 o’clock.. nothing happened!! so i kept refreshing until something did come up at quarter to 5 which was actually tweeted at 4 o’clock.

    what a crap system.

    ****s. 👿


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