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Danny Simpson Moves To Blackburn On Loan

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marty davidson said:
Blackburn boss Paul Ince has completed his third signing of the summer with the arrival of Manchester United defender Danny Simpson on a season-long loan deal.

Danny_M said:
hopefully he'll get the games as i see him very much been in Utd first team in years to come

Clarky101 said:
just see this on sky sports news. suppose he'll get some games.

got a strange feeling rovers will get relegated this year

TheManc said:
Great move for Simpson. playing in the Premiership week in week out for a premiership side is exactly what he needs.

abojodeh said:
official ?

RichardsReds said:
This seems crazy we are already lacking cover in defence!

CAS_MUFC said:
Good move for the lad. Hopefully he can secure first team football week in and week out and gain experience. We already have Wes, Gary, and Hargeaves at right back so its a good move.

Lucky7 said:
I wanted him to stay here..

04/08/2008 15:49, Report by Steve Bartram
Simmo joins Rovers on loan

The promising young full-back, who has previously enjoyed spells at Royal Antwerp, Sunderland and Ipswich Town, will further his footballing education at Ewood Park for the entire 2008/09 campaign.

Simpson has made eight senior appearances for United, and had featured heavily in the Reds' recent pre-season preparations, most recently starting Saturday's victory over Espanyol in the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer testimonial.

Danny follows fellow United youngsters Tom Heaton (Cardiff City) and Febian Brandy (Swansea City) in penning temporary deals ahead of the 08/09 campaign.

Premier League rules will prohibit Simpson from appearing in either of Rovers' matches against United this season.

NateR said:
I suppose this is good news for him. Hopefully he'll get plenty of games this season and it is good that he'll be playing for a decent PL team and get valuable experience at this level.

marty davidson said:
we are short of defenders

Keano016 said:
It'll be good for him.

Can still live at home and get prem experience at the same time.

RichardsReds said:
Fletcher can play RB as well remember, and O'shea probably.

Red Devil said:
No. its in the Sun ;)

Yes, as already stated - its been on Sky (and MUTV).

manutd004 said:
Good news for him.

I'm a big fan and he certainly has the potential to be a very good player in future. Hopefully, he'll get regular football, and can show what a talented player he is.

I think he should be staying here as cover, but he'll be better of with regular Premiership football.

But hopefully it doesn't become a permanent move.

Well, he wouldn't be playing in the Premiership with a Championship side, would he? ;) :p
hafiz_shukri00391 said:
lack cover in defends ???? what !!!!
rafael, fabio, o'shea, silvestre, evans

Wazza1989 said:
it's gonna be a realy tough competition between him and the next few years...but i like him a lot....and he's english....too bad eagles left....him...martin...campbell..and simpson..looked like the english replacements for neville..scholes...giggs...
antdevil78 said:
simpson has impressed on the games he played for united.

seems shame to stick him out on loan instead of bringing him on with good quality players and experience that 5-10 games would be worth more to him than full season at Blackburn.

Cappy said:
Fletcher and Hargreaves as well

Zense_United said:
im gonna miss him for a while, atleast ill see him in blackburn's match
Quoted below is the "Pilgrims Snap Up Cathcart" thread in it's entirity - merged like this so all can read it easily.

marty davidson said:
Young Reds centre-back Craig Cathcart has joined Plymouth Argyle on a six-month loan deal.

The Northern Ireland U21 international will look to gain first-team experience with the Championship club under the supervision of manager Paul Sturrock.

Cathcart goes straight into the Plymouth squad to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday in the opening league fixture of the season.

The 19-year-old, who won the 2007 Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award at United, is highly rated at Old Trafford. He emerged through the youth ranks as captain of the U18s, before excelling in the Reds reserves.

The Belfast-born defender is no stranger to loan spells, having enjoyed half season in Belgium's second division with Royal Antwerp. A spell in the Championship will help progress his career even further.

"Craig is a big cente-half that we have been watching from afar," revealed Plymouth boss Sturrock on the Pilgrims' website. "He is a good centre-half with good qualities, and you don't play for Manchester United if you're not of a very decent standard. I am very happy to bring the boy on board and it is up to him to get himself in the team."

reddwarf said:
Good post marty.

Wondered when someone would mention this story, Cathcart was rated as one of Fergie's best youngsters EVER last season and great things are expected of him.

Good to keep up to-date with what he is up to. Let's hope he has a good season at Plymouth.

piazza said:
Saw him play with the "European Under-21 XI" or whatever that lot was called, looks absolutely AMAZING.

manutd004 said:
Well, hes a great prospect imo.

Good luck to him, and I'll be looking out for him to see how he gets on.

marty davidson said:
thanks reddwarf

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Lee Martin Set To Move !!??

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2OLEGEND said:
Manchester United winger set for Blues move

Lee Martin is expected to join Birmingham City Football Club this week.

The winger has failed to establish himself in the Manchester United first team setup, although he has impressed during their preparations for the coming season.

Despite this Sir Alex Ferguson is willing to let the 21-year-old, who impressed at Sheffield United last season, leave Old Trafford to gain regular first team football.

The Blades would like to take Martin back on a permanent basis this summer, but it is believed that Alex McLeish will win the race and take him to Birmingham City for £1.5million.

United youngsters like Campbell, Jonny Evans, Lee Martin, Danny Simpson, Chris Eagles, Darron Gibson, Sam Hewson, Danny Welbeck and Ben Amos are all considered stars of the future.

Fergie claims they are among the best youngsters he has seen. "They're all really good players," he said. "They've got good potential and some of them will go on loan, some have come back from their loan periods and will now have to push on and show that improvement that's going to get them into the first team squad."

I don't understand why SAF is not giving these guys their chance to play in the first team!! Ok, he has a fully fit squad but why would he go and buy berbatov for £25m, when he has such a wide selection of young and talented player from the reserve team!!

He already sold Eagles, who i believe was not given his chance last year, the lad refused to go on loan to prove a point!

SAF was not so confident in the youngsters as he was with the 95/96 season when he put youngsters like scholes,beck,butt and the neville brothers in the mix with the greats of that time like King Cantona..

I'm not judging him but after saying that thay were the best reserves he had seen over the years i think he could atleast given a chance to the best of them.
And for me the best of the selection above is LEE MARTIN who was on loan at sheffied united last season and did well. He can be the perfect replacement for Ronaldo [on who i don't want to make any comments!!] if only he gets his chance to play in some of the premier league matches>

After all why not!!!
Look at the team Arsenal played yesterday and beat R.Madrid!!
Wenger is just trying to copy what Fergie did best in his time and can still do it the only thing is that Wenger is snathing talents from around the globe while Man Utd have triple of that talent right here in our reserves!!!!

P.S : I was not critisizing SAF or praising our enemies but it was just to prove my point!!!

dlan4327 said:
Ah Fiddlesticks and raspberries. Fooey. I'm all out of cheesy slang words to express my disappointment.

andersons_left_foot said:
hes got high hopes for Campbell and Jonny Evans there both going to get there chance in the first team this season for sure so dont get to down just yet we have a big squad with classy players and some reserves will make the grade some wont its just down to how they play and if fergie dosnt think there good enough then i have every confedance in him

abojodeh said:
we dont need him he will never get his chance even as a sub

Clarky101 said:
maybe he aint putting his faith in these players simply because he does not believe they have the potential. on a serious note here, do you really think chris eagles was the next david beckham

to have the players come through in 95/96 was a freak it wont happen for a long time again. tbh i would rather us sell players like lee martin to smaller clubs gain a small profit and then one day watch them doing well for mid table teams in the premiership and say we produced them, rather than let them rot in the reserves. personally i dont see lee martin being good enough for our team. others may disagree but at the end of the day this question is simply because fergie dont think they are good enough obviously and while his the boss thats that

Keano016 said:
Gutted about this to be honest. Saw him a few years ago in one of those youth cup finals, was head and shoulders above everyone else.

Thought he might have done well for United :(

rooneyNo10 said:
Shame i rate him alot. he's pretty good winger but needs more first team which we can't really offer him at this moment in time!

Lucky7 said:
Who's secureing us that the'll remain as a Red Devills...?

piazza said:
When we need a new winger, we'll just buy one from Sporting...duhhhhhh

Wazza8719 said:
Shame if Martin leaves, i hope not that he does for he has a great talent. How true is this that he can leave.

Drew9 said:
Dissapointing, i think he might of got some games especially eary on, in the squads at least.

He's very decent back up in my opinion.

reddevil11 said:
:( am very sad to here this news.

everytime i hear his name though i think of the 1990 FA cup final replay lol strange having another Lee Martin

shanky said:
Disappointing that he is leaving plus we wont be making that big a profit as he did cost us a lot of money when we bought him.

eoininho said:
I've heard nothing of this, I rate Martin the highest out of all the young players, if he's not good enough then I have little hope for any of the rest of them!
I think Martin will stay this year he has a chance to get a few games in, I think he's quality!

manutd004 said:
I'm just going to copy a post I posted in the youngsters thread;

"I can't say I'm too surprised tbh.

He looks an average player (in our position) and hasn't really impressed me that much when he's played. He did score a good goal against the Orlando Pirates, but apart from that hasn't done enough for me.

Also, hes well down the pecking order, just like Eagles was."

But, I do get annoyed sometimes at Sir Alex for not giving the young players a chance. Eagles didn't grasp his opportunity when he played, and obviously theres my views on Martin ^.

But players like Rossi and Pique, were promised first-team football, but didn't get any, or enough. Especially Pique, who was treated badly by us imo.

Hopefully the Silva twins, Possebon, Evans, Campbell etc get more opportunities than Pique and Rossi.

hafiz_shukri00391 said:
loan him out.....gained more experience.....then he can perform well....

Wazza1989 said:
not him too...:(...first Eagles now this?...c'mon....this can't be true...:(

United_OG said:
he is not good enough imo, not a chance to make it at united

Jazz 16 said:
Id agree with this as well. He wont ever make the grade.

2OLEGEND said:
if anyone saw him play vs juventus , i think he has the quality required to be a man utd player!!!!!!!!!, He was not afraid of The italiens at all he even had the best opportunity with the penalty which was refused!!!!!!! if only he got that << everybody would have been on his side then YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Forest Delighted With Martin's Debut

The 21-year-old went straight into Forest’s side for their 4-0 Carling Cup first round victory over Morecambe last night.

Chris Cohen put Forest ahead with a free-kick, awarded after Martin was fouled on his Forest debut. He was also booked later on as Robert Earnshaw (two) and Adam Newbold scored to complete a comfortable win for the hosts, who will meet Sunderland in the next round.

Forest manager Colin Calderwood was impressed with his new signing, commenting: "I think for the amount of time he's been here we can only be delighted with his contribution.

"I've seen him play before and it was almost like a seamless transition.

"He looked like he'd played with the boys round about him before.

"He picked up good positions and we knew he was going to add pace to us and that would give us a bigger threat.

"He was a little bit ill over the weekend as well and he's not 100% so that's quite appetising, isn't it?"

Martin made two appearances for United, also in the Carling Cup, but has gained plenty of league experience during previous loan spells.

The Somerset-born winger has been borrowed by Rangers, Stoke City, Plymouth Argyle and, most recently, Sheffield United.
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