West Ham Pursue Steven Taylor – No Chance

West Ham United are on the trail of Newcastle United defender and England Under-21 Captain Steven Taylor.


Steven Taylor – West Ham after 6’2″ Newcastle youngster

Well that’s nice to hear but they will have no chance at all of signing our local lad from Newcastle United. Steven is a dedicated player, who moved to the North East just two weeks after his birth in Greenwich, London, and considers himself a Geordie through and through. We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. 😀

Steven Taylor turned down a contract offer from Newcastle way back in October – thought to be in the region of £1M/year, and talks have been on-going between the Taylor camp and Newcastle United, but as we pointed out last week, there has so far been no agreement on the contract.

But since October, Taylor has become an even more important player at Newcastle, with some solid performances behind him. He seems to be learning quickly from some of the experienced center-backs brought in by Sam Allardyce during the summer.

Taylor has made it very clear to anybody who wants to listen there is only one club he wants to play for, and that is Newcastle United. West Ham now have a number of former Newcastle players in their ranks with Lee Bowyer, Scott Parker, Nobby Solano and Kieron Dyer all moving there from Newcastle and Craig Bellamy also finding his way to the London club. Nobby in particular has been playing well for the Londoners, but we always knew Nobby was pure class, and a great guy with that trumpet, if a little loud. 😀

It’s inconceivable that Newcastle will let Steven Taylor go, because they’ll have a mini-revolt on their hands if they ever allow that to happen. But it’s now getting a little worrying that Steven isn’t signed up for the next 5 years. We’ve already signed up our other 21 years old stars, James Milner and Charles N’Zogbia. That must be a top priority for the Newcastle board in the new year.

As long as that doesn’t happen we’re going to have clubs hovering around seeing if they can snatch Steven Taylor away, on the chance they may get lucky. Come on Chairman Chris Mort, you said you’d get involved personally with these negotiations, so let’s get young Steven signed up for at least the next 5 years.

Comments very welcome.

15 comments so far

  • scott 9

    Dec 31, 2007 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #1

    yes i saw this one on tribal football m makes me laugh why the hell would he go there the only club he wants to play for is newcastle but i really hope his contract gets sorted out soon he should definetly be playing every game with cacapa and faye in dmf

  • Rob

    Dec 31, 2007 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #2

    he he he – ho ho ho

    do me a favour, he doesn;t like pie and liquor

  • Graeme

    Dec 31, 2007 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Taylor is improving and is a much better player than he was 6 months ago, no doubt about it.

    His contract negotiations are “On-going” but thats been the case for quite a few months now. Surely its time the management sorted his contract out, once and for all.

  • carl

    Dec 31, 2007 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #4

    agree, taylor is good and loves the club, i also believe he should start every game, with cacapa. and faye in dm as he was our best player at chelsea

  • Southern_Magpie

    Dec 31, 2007 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #5

    West Ham are really becoming our feeder club.

    Taylor has great potential and the club should sort his contract out asap. I would take £10m plus Nobby though!

  • exi

    Dec 31, 2007 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #6

    To Southern Magpie:

    No thanks for the 10million + Solano.
    Maybe 15million pounds, then i will be tempted to sell him!

  • Edd Case

    Dec 31, 2007 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #7

    If West Ham were daft enough to buy yet another one of our players, then fine – but Taylor shouldn’t be allowed to leave for less that 12 million.

    Taylor is a good defender, but he’s got a long way to go before he’s in the Woodgate type class.

    People seem to forget the amount of mistakes Taylor makes and as someone else rightly pointed out, if his shirt had Bramble on the back, it’d be a different story.

    IF someone offered well more than 10 million, then for me, selling Taylor would be good business.

    I’m certain Sam could find someone better with that money – sadly, it’s be another player from abroad though.

  • Obafan

    Dec 31, 2007 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #8

    He nees to learn more which is normal cause he is only 20. But no I’m not from the opinion that he needs to play every game; he still makes lots of costly mistakes from which he has to learn!!!

    Faye and Cacapa as our CD duo and Taylor and Roz as sub for one of the 2.

  • Scott

    Dec 31, 2007 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Talk of £10m or £15m is a joke. He has two years on his current contract (I think) so it won’t be long before he, or his dad, can start thinking about a move down south for nothing.

    And what has he got to stay for? He’ll either have to work with a manager who chose to slag him off after the Man City game, or he’ll be getting used to working under yet another manager who’ll undountedly change again after 18 months (tops).


    Dec 31, 2007 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #10

    With UPSON, GABBY, COLLINS, FERDINAND, TOMPKINS & SPENCE I really don’t think we need TAYLOR. We’ve taken all the players we want thank you.
    Incidentally, Southern Magpie your comment doesn’t make sense.

  • Leo

    Dec 31, 2007 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #11

    i wouldnt take 15million for taylor if i was chris mort and mike ashley

    neither would steven taylor move to london he loves newcastle, i know this from a friend who is a friend of his…

  • ObaFan2

    Dec 31, 2007 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Toon get his contract sorted and let the lad settle down and play some football.

  • Dave

    Dec 31, 2007 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Yeah – he wants to stay SO much he’s refusing to sign a new contract. Anyone remember Rooney’s “blue ’til I die” t-shirt he showed off 72 hours before turning his back on Everton?

    If a decent club (which compared to Newcastle right now is about a dozen other prem teams) makes him an offer he’ll go.

  • A geordiedoonsooth

    Dec 31, 2007 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Taylor is a future England captain mark my words. He does make mistakes but I can rember when Tony Adams was his age everyone was calling him a donkey and opossing fans made donkey noises at him.

  • nr2iron

    Dec 31, 2007 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #15

    To the southern mag,ie;feeder club,you have it the wrong way round and if we want him we will get him as we are on the up unlike you lot.


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