Taylor to Sign New Contract at Newcastle


Good news today that Steven Taylor’s father Alf, will have personal talks with Newcastle chairman Chris Mort in the next day day or two so sort out the Taylor contract dispute that has hit the headlines in the last day or two.

But if the dealings of Newcastle and particularly new chairman Chris Mort are anything to go by over the last couple of months, we fully expect this to be settled very quickly.

There’s no way the Newcastle management will allow Steven to leave Newcastle and the youngster doesn’t want to leave the club in any case.

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Steven Taylor – Steven will sign new contract very quickly

We think chairman Mort is just too good a chairman and businessman to allow this to fester for long and as we suggested a couple of days ago the best way to handle this is to get it resolved quickly before the papers make even a bigger deal out of it. It’s just a pity it hit the papers in the first place – but that’s life.

Steven of course has just captained the England Under-21 team to a good 3-0 win over Montenegro and he talked to the Evening Chronicle yesterday about this:

“I had a lump in my throat when Stuart Pearce handed me the captain’s armband, and I look on this is a massive honor, not just for myself, but for everyone connected with Newcastle United football club.”


“But I was just as pleased for James Milner. He broke the record and he celebrated by having a hand in two of our three goals.”

Very nice for Steven to share the honor with Newcastle United Football club – and of course he’s absolutely right in what he says and we’re proud of young Steven being captain of the England Under-21 team. Also nice for him to mention James Milner, one of our other tremendous young guns at the club.

So look to the depute to be resolved very quickly and we both hope and expect an agreement can be reached quickly.

Comments welcome.



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13 comments so far

  • Lamesley Mag

    Sep 9, 2007 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed, I think your spot on……

    Mort will not allow this to fester and will hopefully broker a deal within the forthcoming week. It’s a shame it went to the papers in first place, but guess Taylor Senior needed media attention and extra bargaining power.

    I’m confident young Steven will get an improved deal that he can live with….

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  • StevieA

    Sep 9, 2007 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Usually I would be worried at such a prospect but I am not worried under this regime. I think Steven will sign a new contract and will probably be slightly angry with his father too for talking to the press because that’s the kind of lad he is.

    It also sounds like Rozenhal wants to stay longer than 3 years which is fantastic news!

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  • darren grech MALTA

    Sep 9, 2007 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #3

    i’m darren from MALTA.

    we can’t affored to lose star players especialy gordies like steven taylor.they can do every thing for newcastle like alan shearer done in the years before.steven taylor is the future newcastle captian and why not may be of england too.hope that mr mort can put our best players under long terms contracts before when it is late.COME ON GORDIES

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  • Graeme

    Sep 9, 2007 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Steven Taylor wants to stay at the club, NUFC want him to stay at the club; he will therefore remain at the club.

    I dont think he will play anything like the number of games this season, that he did last season. This season will be one for learning and filling in – he will be rotated and rested far more often, by better, much more experienced defenders. He will have the time to learn, to grow, to improve his game, that he has been denied for the last 2 seasons, given the ineptitude of those he was playing with!!!

    Taylor will be an immense defender in 2 or 3 seasons, under the guidance of BSA and having Cacapa, Gerimi, Rozey around him.

    The “storm in the teacup” we have witnessed over the last few days will soon vanish and normallity will reesume. Good luck to Taylor and NUFC in the future.

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  • Beastie

    Sep 9, 2007 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #5

    i think this season tayls has the chance to learn off a captain from lyon 6 years title winnin captain cacapa who looks a class act and beye former marseillie captain of two years also rozenhal he can learn alot this year from them 3 and of course big sam. Tayls in my eyes is a captain of newcastle united for the future!

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  • MightyMilburn

    Sep 9, 2007 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #6

    When I first read about this a few days ago I thought.. oh here we go again.. One of our stars in a small contract wrangle (he still has 2 years left on his current!) the media gets involved – thanks to Taylor Snr (wont comment on his intelligence level).. Inevitably, Taylor Jr was going to be linked to all “major” clubs in the PL.. I mean the press’ primary concern is selling tomorrow’s newspapers – they give little (if any) importance to truth in the rumors they publish.. So if this “dispute” takes more than one week to resolve – Taylor will most likely have been sold to Chelski, ‘Pool, Arse, Citeh or some other club – according to the newspapers..

    So please lets all stay levelheaded.. The case can be summed up as follows: Taylor Jr. wants to stay, the Toon army wants him to stay, the club wants him to stay, the club has the finances to give him an increase in his wages = in a matter of days Taylor will have signed an improved contract and the media will be writing about somebody else at another club..

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  • dragoner

    Sep 9, 2007 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #7

    i agree with everything you said graeme, however i am disappointed that no1 on here seem to rate abdoulaye diagne faye, he is a quality defender and arguably better than Tal Ben Haim for Bolton last couple years, i think Taylor has class defenders to learn from every which way he turns

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  • MattyDread

    Sep 9, 2007 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #8

    And don’t forget Beye

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 9, 2007 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #9

    The People are running a story that Liverpool will make a £5m bid for Stevie T in January.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Alf Taylor was behind that. It would be better for Steven, the club and the fans if these matters were kept private.

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  • Jonny

    Sep 9, 2007 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #10

    5 million i would tell them to piss off

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  • Little Kenny

    Sep 9, 2007 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Why didn’t the club offer Steven Taylor the same as James Milner? He is worthy of it, then this shambles would never have happened. Steven, I have a message for you. Drop your father as your agent and use the same one as Milner through the F.A. No trouble with his contract.

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  • shearyadi

    Sep 10, 2007 at 5:36 AM

    Comment #12

    Where did you get the news Ed?

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  • Jeff D

    Sep 10, 2007 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #13

    I dont think having a family member deal with your professional affairs is a good idea.As their heart will always rule their head, which will leave you looking like a right ole tit! Look at Nicolas Anelka,its a well known fact in football that he is a right tit,and its all his brothers doing.

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