But then who would have thought Danny Simpson leaving QPR for Leicester City would see the defender sit top of the Premier League - having just beaten Manchester City 3-1?
Indeed, there was plenty of interest from Newcastle and QPR fans on Saturday afternoon as the 29-year-old played a big part in Leicester's historic win at the Etihad Stadium.
Leicester are now five points clear at the top of the standings and Simpson is one of the many players discarded by former clubs that are simply thriving with the Foxes.
At Newcastle, Simpson wasn't deemed good enough. They're battling against relegation. At QPR, Simpson wasn't deemed good enough. They're mid-table in the Championship.
Here's how supporters of the Magpies and the R's reacted on Twitter as Simpson's Leicester thrashed Manchester City:
When you realise Danny Simpson is going to win the league with Leicester. #NUFC— Iain Swaddle (@iainswad) February 6, 2016
Remember when Danny Simpson wasn't good enough for #nufc? Mad that.— Taylor and Besty (@TaylorandBesty) February 6, 2016
When Danny Simpson left Newcastle I thought he was finished, now he's possibly gonna win the league #nufc— Craig (@cwag_91) February 6, 2016
Danny Simpson is winning the premier league... but he wasnt good enough for our team #nufc— Lee Robson (@LeeRobson23) February 6, 2016
I still find it hard to take in that Simpson is top of the Prem and we are mid table in the Champ— Louis B (@LouisB_QPR) February 6, 2016