Keegan Tells Taylor to Be Patient


Kevin Keegan has said that Steven Taylor is very much in his plans for the future of Newcastle United, but he currently has more important problems to handle than getting a new contract to Steven.

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Steven Taylor – told to be a little patient on his contract by Newcastle’s boss

The Newcastle manager told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“I think there are things that are important to the player and the club, but I don’t think at the moment they are the things that we should be most concerned about.”“We want to make sure we stay in this division, which we’ve got to. Then, we’ll look at all those things.”

“There are other players as well as Steven whose contracts need looking at. He’s still got another year after this, so we’ve got time to talk.”

“I think I’m going to see his dad this week.”

Good words from Kevin and we know Taylor is delighted with the way the manager has treated him since he came back to the club in January.

Taylor is being represented by his father Alf, and they have some right to be a little upset at the contract situation. As we pointed out yesterday both James Milner and Charles N’Zogbia were offered improved contracts this season, which they both signed last September.

But we’re sure Steven and Alf, his father, understand the situation right now, and Steven can play a massive role ion keeping the club in the Premier League next season. After all is done and dusted and we survive this season, we’re sure a good contract offer will be made to Taylor.

But it’s all hands to the pump to save us from relegation this season, and everybody knows that’s our number one – and only priority right now.

Comments welcome.



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16 comments so far

  • broon ale

    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #1

    taylor (and his dad) need to be quiet! he is crushingly average. get on with playing the last 11 games of the season and talk contracts in the summer.

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  • toonhitman

    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #2

    spot on broon ale there are a lot bigger problems than tayls contract,he will sign a contract at the end of the season and that will put an end to all this shite coming out of the scousers mooths that there going to sign him.

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  • Eric

    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #3

    In the circumstances we are in it is all hands (apart from Butt, Barton, and Smith) to the pump. Taylor should keep his gob shut until we are safe from going down. Then we will see if he’s worth it. Where does his dad come from?
    Anybody know? Is he using his son for a soft option income? This is not the time for Taylor or his dad to start rocking the boat – or else we’ll
    put him on the ferry to South Shields then on to the mackems.

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  • Whumpie

    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #4

    I’ve a lot of time for Taylor – he’s got serious guts and once he’s learned his trade a bit more (and stopped the Chelski-esque tendencies) he’ll be the full product. England U21s won all but 1 match and have only conceded in one of the entire qualification campaign since he became captain. Real leadership material.

    But he and his dad need to learn one thing if he wants to remain employable in this game: no matter how annoyed you get and no matter how much you want to shout off about it – YOU DO IT IN PRIVATE!!

    He needs to pipe down and keep it behind closed doors – the club does not need this kind of story right now.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 3, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Couldn’t agree more!..Taylor- shut y’pie-hole mate, do it behind closed doors, we don’t need this…He should know this as well as anyone?..
    …There again, it could just be more ‘helpful’ media bollox!?!..

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 3, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #6

    “I think I’m going to see his dad this week.” and maybe knock some sense into the (as it appears) money grabbing gready git!

    Timing is everything and as KK says this isn’t the right time, when we are safe then we can relax and look more closely at the future team.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 3, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Aye, have a word man…
    Tomorrows headline: ObaFan2 tells Taylors fatha to be patient!..

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 3, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Lol Punk Skunk, it was a quote from KK (in this thread’s article) but I wish I could go and see him and knock some sense into him and his son 😀

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  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 3, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Aye i know, i just thought it sounded funny mate.
    Glad y’had a giggle at it tho’…I’m getting well sick of all the doom & gloom…I know it is actually doomy & gloomy, but we’ve got to keep our peckers up, haven’t we…Or we’ll all gan doolally tap!..
    …Keep the faith man!..

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  • Hadji

    Mar 3, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #10

    With all the problems our club is facing at the moment he couldn’t have chosen a worst period to cry about his contract.
    On the ship where i work we have a saying
    ”My way or gangway”

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  • Jon

    Mar 3, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Let’s get rid of Taylor!!!!
    He’s not good enough!!!

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  • scott9

    Mar 3, 2008 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #12

    we need to keep taylor hes still got alot to learn i no he makes mistakes but he will get better he just needs someone like sol cambell to play alongside

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  • Hadji

    Mar 3, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #13

    You’re right Scott9 but at the moment we’re not hammering him cause of his abilities its because of his attitude.What he’s doing at the moment with his dad its pure selfishness to the club we all love.

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  • Leo* I HATE NICKY BUTT

    Mar 3, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #14

    i think taylor should get a proper agent not use his dad, would be sorted much quicker with a agent who knows how to get what he wants fast…

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  • billygee

    Mar 3, 2008 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Why is it always the players who are playing badly for the club the ones who always let their mouths go. Smith, Taylor etc

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  • jeff

    Mar 4, 2008 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Taylor needs to take a look at himself,his performances of late have been shocking maybe he needs to be dropped to the bench for a few games.And also maybe stop reading press reports on him….If Taylor loves the club as much as he says he does why doesnt he come out and say stuff like..My contract talks can wait.Priority is keeping the club I love in the premier league…I think coming out at a time like now when we are desparate for a win will eventually get the fans turning on him,because all it looks like is he is only interested in himself…To be honest Id fine the cheeky twat..

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