Steven Taylor Could Be Reunited with Adams

Steven Taylor admitted yesterday the sacking of Sam Allardyce came completely out of the blue to the Newcastle United players. If Harry Redknapp takes over at Newcastle, it could reunite Steven with the great Tony Adams, who had Steven at Wycombe Wanderers 5 years ago.


Steven Taylor – will he be reunited with Tony Adams

Taylor told the Evening Chronicle yesterday:

“It was training as normal and there was no indication from the gaffer that anything was wrong.” “The only difference was that the boss took a session which is a bit odd, because he normally only used to do this the day before a match.”

“After training the players just went home and we were as shocked as anyone else when we heard the news at tea-time.”

“Who comes in as manager has nothing to do with the players.” “We are professionals and we are paid to play. As far as I am concerned I am completely focused on Saturday’s game with Manchester United at Old Trafford.”

The players were off Monday and Tuesday following their exploits at Stoke City on Sunday evening, and were also due to be off yesterday before getting together with Nigel Pearson today, in preparation for their tough trip to Manchester United

Nigel Pearson was missing from Wednesday’s training session, having made a visit to see Joey Barton at the Sporting Chance Clinic in Hampshire. We’re not sure exactly what will happen now with Joey at Newcastle United, but obviously Chris Mort and Mike Ashley will not look on Joey’s antics as very positive for the club.

This will be Nigel’s second game in charge at Newcastle (déjà vu all over again), after he took control in the final game at Watford last season, following Glenn Roeder’s dismissal at Newcastle.

Taylor had no particular strong views on the departure of Allardyce, and was just interested in who the next Newcastle manager would be. If Harry Redknapp does get the job at St James’ Park and brings Tony Adams, then Steven and Tony will be reunited.

Steven played at Wycombe Wanderers from 2003-2004, when Adams was manager there. Adams tipped Steven for the very top at that time, and that’s been a fairly accurate prediction, since Steven was just 17 years old when he first played for Wycombe.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Jan 11, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Redknapp WILL NOT BE OUR NEXT MANAGER – so there’s not going to be this reunion.

  • Toon Al

    Jan 11, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #2

    howd u know edd case?

  • Graeme

    Jan 11, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #3

    I still dont believe that MA has such little ambition that he would employ Redknap when there are so many great european managers available.

    For the reported package on the table, he could have, Lippi,, Heidzfeld or for a little more, Morhino himself. It just has to be a press thing.

  • havanaclue

    Jan 11, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #4

    press confernece on sky sprts news wiv arry in a few minutes

  • Toon Al

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #5

    keep us updated on wat he says in the confrence

  • Ginkoh

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Why we don’t hire Adams to be our coach ?? it’s better idea. “Harry the man for Toon” is the most stupid idea i ever seen in my life and i think our Mike will stupid enough.

    Let’s hope not…

  • Azza

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #7

    i think we should give redkapp the chance. Hes done so well at pompy and y nt wid da toon. and if we do get him GIVE HIM TIME to brng success to tyneside!!

  • Toony

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Redknapps on Tyneside…..We should find out if he’s decided to come later this afternoon.

  • mark

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Toony, no hes not you goon, he is in portsmouth on the tele now. What a lying bastad.

    Also, WHY WOULD A TOP MANAGER WANT TO COME HERE??? wise up you bunch of idiots!!!!!

  • george

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #10

    harrys coming for definate i reckon, we might as well face it, cud have done worse like but i agree for that money we shud have a world class mgr

  • Azza

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #11

    If he does come he should bring muntari, benjani and campbell. then we can get rid ov emre, barton, ameobi. COME ON REDKNAPP

  • doc

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Firstly thansk for change the screen and deleting sam

    I’m not sure about the hamster (looks more like a bulldog) has he won anything ?? I think not

    where did his name spring from

  • Kevin Hann

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #13

    well? what are they saying?

  • Toony

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #14

    He might not be everyones favourite but his teams do play exciting football…..something thats been sadly lacking this season.

    I would n’t expect a miraculous turn around in form but I reckon he d do a good job

  • alex

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Portsmouth home form this season dreadful. Harry would not be a good appointment.

  • Doug Moscrop

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Harry Redders, what a joke, this would be a bad move, whats he good for other than being investigated for corruption, how can anyone take him serious, when he looks like your Great Aunt Maud!!!!!!!!!

  • steve

    Jan 11, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Rednap has cancelled his press conference

    OOHH!!!!!!!!!!! shit

  • Graeme

    Jan 11, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Sky news 1300 (UK time) Harry has met Mike Ashley!!! (he’s in Hong Kong or something!!) Harry has cancelled his usual pre match news conference. Thats it.

    This is all attributed to “Sky sources” There is no fact in any of it.

  • Leo*

    Jan 11, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #19

    hong kong is quite far to go i know to buy some new curtains… because there is more chance that hes over looking for hints on interior design. along with painter and decorator sam


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