DannySimpson3It has emerged this morning that Danny Simpson got into a ‘bit’ of bother on a night out back in his Manchester homeland.

It is reported that Simpson got into a scuffle in a takeaway at around 4am on Sunday.

The Sun’s exclusive includes disturbing video footage of Simpson lying apparently unconscious on the roadside, although a spokesman for Simpson claims the player will be at training today.

The newspaper claims that

‘Witnesses said the Newcastle defender hit the man, in his late 40s or 50s, knocking him to the ground. Simpson then left the takeaway, climbed into a taxi, but was then dragged out by another man and punched’,

It is reported that Simpson lay bleeding and unconscious for around 15 minutes until Paramedics attended and rushed him to hospital.

It is claimed that it was two bouncers who rushed over and opened the taxi door, with one of them punching the player in the face.

The Ambulance service later confirmed a man had been taken to hospital and Manchester Police also confirmed they’d attended after reports of an assault.

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9 comments
No Brainer
No Brainer

in fairness to him he doesn't shout from the roof tops on any item

AndyMac1
AndyMac1

It was an exercise in damage limitation from Fatman.

If the figures had revealed, what many had forecast, the true profit of £40-£50m (albeit pre tax) there would have been discontent on a major scale even from the SJP going faithful. 

So this post tax profit figure has kinda taken the wind out of the sails of the opposition which, I assume, was the point of it all ?

Gaffa201
Gaffa201

The 2013 accounts show £40m in tax losses not used so no tax will have been paid in the 2014 accounts.


For 2012 TV revenue was 55.6m and Commercial revenue 13.7m to fill the gaps.

RexN
RexN

@Gaffa201 Thanks for that. A part of the rationale was to look at what the club included and excluded when they made the original announcements.

radgiegadgie
radgiegadgie

@RexN @Gaffa201 Yes, and prior year losses can be offset against future profits given certain time limits.  Corporation tax is not simple but, I don't think Newcastle will be paying too much of it right now.

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

You would expect HMRC to take an interest in these figures, given they will receive considerable less corporation tax than expected.

As you say it's a mystery how operating costs could have increased so dramatically for no apparent reason.  After all, the club's whole operation seems pared down to the bone.

Sniff, sniff.  That's the smell of books being cooked.

radgiegadgie
radgiegadgie

@Demented_Man No, this won't be the case.  You have to add back any costs that might be disallowable for tax purposes.  We won't see NUFC's tax return but it is likely to be legit and different from the figures announced, Mash will hire tax specialists from a top four accounting practice and they will look for every loophole but, will not break the law.


LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

Lee Charnley is ripping the heart out of one of England's important clubs - and Newcastle deserve better...Lee Charnley is a guy who has risen without trace....


Daily Mirror.


very apt bio.

mickg
mickg

Maybe he's scared of heights.......