Danny Simpson

So the season has come to a close and it was a disappointing end to the final game against West Brom.

At 3-0 up we were comfortable, and on the last day of the season that's the best scenario you want. For whatever reason though, we stepped off the gas and conceded three poor goals to end up drawing the game. It was very disappointing, especially the equaliser as it was last minute and we should have held on.

I think we deserved a win. I think we played really well. We created even more chances than the three we took, and I think the ball went across the box five or six times but just didn't end up in the back of the net.

A win would have got us a top ten finish, which is what we all desperately wanted, but it just wasn't to be. It's important not to forget that it has been a good season for everyone and hopefully the fans will be happy with a 12th-placed finish.

With everything that's happened, from going down, to winning the Championship, losing a manager, losing your top striker - we've had ups and downs but overall it's been a good season and I hope the fans have enjoyed most of it.

Steven Taylor seems to have tranformed himself into a striker since coming back into the side! He ended the season with three goals in our final three games and could have actually got two against West Brom on Sunday.

It's great for him and thankfully he's toned his celebrations down a bit too. After running off on his own against Birmingham he let the rest of us join in this time!

I can understand why he celebrated like that against Birmingham, because he'd been out of the side for ages, but now he's getting them more regularly he should definitely get a better celebration - we've been giving him plenty of stick.

But seriously, I'm delighted for Tayls because he got his chance after Willo's injury and has been top class. It's good to see him get his opportunity and to perform as we all know he can.

As for me personally, it was 30 Premier League appearances this season and I'm really happy with that. I feel like I'm trying to be solid, trying to improve and work on things all the time.

People sometimes forget that I'm not very experienced - this was my first full season in the Premier League. Because I've been around a few clubs and played for Manchester United everyone thinks I'm some sort of veteran, but this is my first full experience of the top flight.

I'm playing week in, week out and that experience is only going to benefit me for next season. I know what the whole league is about now, and I can kick on and improve.

It's been nice to hear people talk about me possibly getting an England call-up, and everywhere I've gone the fans have been positive towards me and the team. It's great to hear that from your fans. I'm happy here, settled, I love the Club and hope I can be here for many years and become on of Newcastle's top full-backs.

So that's it for this year, I'm off on a couple of holidays with friends and family over the summer where I will get a bit of rest, and then will come back raring to go next year to get us even higher up the Premier League table.

Thanks for reading, thanks for your support, and have a great summer.