Simpson/Pardew Fall Out? What Is The Story?
Danny Simpson becomes the first QPR signing of the summer and Harry Redknapp could have bagged himself the bargain of the season.
If you look at the former Newcastle defender's record on the pitch, it is an exciting signing. Simpson is a committed right back, he gets forward, is excellent tracking back and looks the archetypal professional.
And at 26, he is a good age with plenty of football left in him - even taking into account that full-backs in general tend to have a shorter shelf life.
But off the field, Danny Simpson sets off a couple of alarm bells.
The fact that a professional footballer, and a father of a young daughter to boot was to be found after a heavy night out in a kebab shop queue at 4am is not ideal.
And then there is the past history with the ladies. He does have a love of partying. And the bright lights of London will be a distraction given that he has got himself into bother before in far less exciting surroundings.
He was a free signing and it's interesting to ask why no Premier League club took him on.
Is he a risk? There's a story still to come out of Newcastle as to why he fell out with Alan Pardew.
He was on £10,000 a week, the lowest of all the first team squad, and when you consider Mike Williamson is on £40,000 you can understand Simpson's frustration.
But there is a story still to tell, and I'm sure one day we will hear it.
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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