Perch & O’Connor next up as Newcastle sign Simpson

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Perch - A more than decent defender who Forest want to keep

The breaking news is, as I’m sure you’ve heard is that we’ve finally managed to sign someone, and in the shape of Danny Simpson. The Manchester United former joins for a reported fee of £500k and on £10,000 a week wages, which if true, is very very good value. On top of that, if the wage figure that’s being thrown about the place is accurate then I wonder what all the confusion was about? Reports earlier suggested that he was demanding £30,000 p/w which is surely untrue. It’s good to see we’ve managed to sign Danny as he’s a good lad and fits the bill for Newcastle 🙂

Now that our first signing has arrived we do really want and need more. Oyr bid for James Perch was rejected by Billy Davies and described as ‘derisory’. The bid, according to sources was only £1m. Perch is highly rated with The Forest fans and indeed Colin Calderwood, and it’s clear that Billy Davies doesn’t want to sell.

He said :

‘We must be doing something right if other teams in our division want our players,’

‘But we are looking to build a squad at the City Ground rather than dismantle one and James is not leaving. ‘

Yet, even after the bid being rejected the Chronicle are suggesting that an improved bid could well surface as Chris Hughton & Calderwood are keen to bolster their thread-bare squad.

In what’s been a fairly busy day for once on Tyneside albeit rumours, Scunthorpe’s Michael O’Connor has too been lined with a whole host of clubs including ourselves which is encouraging to see.

Hopefully tomorrow will bring another signing or two, however unlikely that is!

Comments welcome 🙂

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5-0-United-In-The-Rain: ⏱ 20/01/2010

Very nice 'blog here I must say. Ed's is good but this design is probably neater. KUTGW wor Doocey :D

5-0-United-In-The-Rain: ⏱ 20/01/2010

Very nice 'blog here I must say. Ed's is good but this design is probably neater. KUTGW wor Doocey :D

sam: ⏱ 20/01/2010

yes no 'skip this ad' scenarios...grrrrrr

sam: ⏱ 20/01/2010

yes no 'skip this ad' scenarios...grrrrrr

craig chisholm: ⏱ 20/01/2010

Yeah and its better than eds as the password is always locking up and its almost impossible to get the thing reset!! getting down to footy tho, yes its good to see simpson has signed, we need more though as we are still officially two players less than we were before the window even opened, so we have actually gone backwards so far in january!! get your fingers out!!

craig chisholm: ⏱ 20/01/2010

Yeah and its better than eds as the password is always locking up and its almost impossible to get the thing reset!! getting down to footy tho, yes its good to see simpson has signed, we need more though as we are still officially two players less than we were before the window even opened, so we have actually gone backwards so far in january!! get your fingers out!!

simon: ⏱ 20/01/2010

if its true simpsons wages being 10000k a week then does that mean we have another 48000k in wages to pay for new players which is the same total we will be saving once geremi goes at 58000k

colin: ⏱ 20/01/2010

who is Calum Calderwood?

simon: ⏱ 20/01/2010

if its true simpsons wages being 10000k a week then does that mean we have another 48000k in wages to pay for new players which is the same total we will be saving once geremi goes at 58000k

Doocey: ⏱ 20/01/2010

Beats me Colin :D Hope we get another couple in but I certainly have my doubts.

Doocey: ⏱ 20/01/2010

Beats me Colin :D Hope we get another couple in but I certainly have my doubts.

Redfred: ⏱ 20/01/2010

That photo is of Lewis McGugan, not James Perch

Redfred: ⏱ 20/01/2010

That photo is of Lewis McGugan, not James Perch

Doocey: ⏱ 20/01/2010

Cheers RedFred, They do look very similar!

Doocey: ⏱ 20/01/2010

Cheers RedFred, They do look very similar!

clint NFFC: ⏱ 20/01/2010

Exactly whos Colin Calderwood and it is James Perch and not Lewis!!!!!!!!!! And you got as much chance of signing Perch than platting snot.... Good luck lads...

clint NFFC: ⏱ 20/01/2010

Exactly whos Colin Calderwood and it is James Perch and not Lewis!!!!!!!!!! And you got as much chance of signing Perch than platting snot.... Good luck lads...

Levski: ⏱ 20/01/2010

colin Calderwood is our assistant manager. We dont need o connor and perch will be defensive cover. We need another striker, with harewood in the works even though he is getting on a bit should play fairly well at this level

Levski: ⏱ 20/01/2010

colin Calderwood is our assistant manager. We dont need o connor and perch will be defensive cover. We need another striker, with harewood in the works even though he is getting on a bit should play fairly well at this level

Whumpie: ⏱ 21/01/2010

At least it's a start, and from what I read Danny is the right sort of character for us - i.e. not a tool. There are still those calling for Prem-quality players, but we just don't want them right now. Get to the end of the season and then buy players for the situation you have - prem or otherwise. I'd like to see Geremi go, and if he wasn't crocked as usual, Barton. Just because he's Barton. I'd like to see a 'proper' right-winger to give us some balance, as we've been sussed now as one-sided. Another left winger would be nice, as we have no cover here. Beyond that, I'm really not expecting or hoping for much this window. I'd rather save the dosh and get loaners in if anyone gets crocked.

Whumpie: ⏱ 21/01/2010

At least it's a start, and from what I read Danny is the right sort of character for us - i.e. not a tool. There are still those calling for Prem-quality players, but we just don't want them right now. Get to the end of the season and then buy players for the situation you have - prem or otherwise. I'd like to see Geremi go, and if he wasn't crocked as usual, Barton. Just because he's Barton. I'd like to see a 'proper' right-winger to give us some balance, as we've been sussed now as one-sided. Another left winger would be nice, as we have no cover here. Beyond that, I'm really not expecting or hoping for much this window. I'd rather save the dosh and get loaners in if anyone gets crocked.

chuck: ⏱ 21/01/2010

Yeah we can go and sign Perch & O`Connor and be a well filled out, second tier quality team, ready for another season outside the PL. If we have PL ambitions for god`s sake, lets start signing some PL quality players. Enough with the crap we are looking at to save money, we have enough crap players, without getting a teamfull.

chuck: ⏱ 21/01/2010

Yeah we can go and sign Perch & O`Connor and be a well filled out, second tier quality team, ready for another season outside the PL. If we have PL ambitions for god`s sake, lets start signing some PL quality players. Enough with the crap we are looking at to save money, we have enough crap players, without getting a teamfull.

chuck: ⏱ 21/01/2010

Course you could forget about it and sign crap as Whumpie suggests, apparently another fan worried about Mikes finances.

chuck: ⏱ 21/01/2010

Course you could forget about it and sign crap as Whumpie suggests, apparently another fan worried about Mikes finances.

Jack Emery: ⏱ 21/01/2010

never heard of them and should'nt get them because they're shite

Jack Emery: ⏱ 21/01/2010

never heard of them and should'nt get them because they're shite