Newcastle’s Steven Taylor Ready To Sign New Contract?


The Daily Mail is reporting today that Steven Taylor is ready to sign a new contract at Newcastle.

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Steven Taylor – wants to stay at Newcastle


But we’re not sure that there is anything really new in what the Mail is reporting.

His new agent, Leon Angel, did hold preliminary talks in London, with Vice-President of Player Recruitment, Tony Jimenez in early May.

But there has been no subsequent news on what happened, although it was a good move by Steven to get a professional agent handling his contract talks, rather than his father, Alf.

Steven Taylor started to produce some of his best form last season under Kevin Keegan, with the aid of the experienced influence of Abdoulaye Faye playing alongside him.

Certainly in the last 10 games of the season Steven again looked a solid and commanding figure, for one still only 22 years old and still learning his trade.

Taylor is on significantly less wages than most first team figures at the club, and it seems he’s getting around £10K/week on Tyneside. Boy, it’s a wonder he can even get by on those wages. 😀

In the contract talks late last summer he was apparently offered about double that, but his father, who at that time was acting as his agent, turned it down, and seemed upset at the way the club were treating the negotiations.

We’re not sure what the club will finally offer him, but we think Steven will reach an agreement with the club, and if he goes on to command a regular place and Newcastle are successful next season, the club will always be willing to award him an improved contract.

As long as he does the job for Newcastle, which a lot of our high wage earners didn’t do last season, and some of them have already been shipped out.

We also need to secure a certain Michael Owen to a long term deal too, and the sooner the better as far as we are concerned.

Comments welcome.



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108 comments so far

  • toonfan1

    Jun 18, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #1

    i have seen a few good articles on one site about what we need in the summer transfer window. its just the goalies, rb, lb, cb, and winger positions covered so far but an interesting read
    http://newcastleutdfc.blogspot.com/2008/06/what-we-need-in-summer-transfer-window_18.html

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  • toonfan1

    Jun 18, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #2

    i have seen a few good articles recently on one site about what we need in the summer transfer window. http://newcastleutdfc.blogspot.com/2008/06/what-we-need-in-summer-transfer-window_18.html

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  • geordiegraham

    Jun 18, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #3

    gd now get owens sorted out

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  • toonfan1

    Jun 18, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #4

    sori about the double post!

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  • Julio Geordio

    Jun 18, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Good to read.

    However, this situation should never gotten as far as it has. Should have been sorted out sooner.

    Hope this is a start of a lot more good news for the club.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 18, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #6

    I fail to see why his own contract and those of Owen, Harper and possibley Martins could not have been sorted out before now.

    Did Manu wait to tie Ferdinand down, no, nearing the end of the season himself and 2 other players were tied down.

    Now is the time for players coming and going into our club and we dont need staff tied up wrangling contracts!

    Off my soap box now……about time!

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  • cooldj

    Jun 18, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #7

    villa have agreed a sidwell fee-now we’ll find out if we are interested or not. imo solid player but there are better out there who will come and also he’ll choose villa over us unless we offer loads of money

    also he’s ginger 🙂

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  • Graeme

    Jun 18, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #8

    This news is long overdue. Hows the poor boy gonna cope only earning per week, what a lot of folk make in a YEAR!!

    Good luck to him though.

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  • Ericles

    Jun 18, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #9

    At least we are getting someone to sign a contract at last.

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  • Sav

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #12

    This is good news at least. Seems like we were just waiting for Llambias to take his seat and KK back from hols. May Taylor be the first of several good
    Keegan recruits.

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  • toonfan1

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #13

    valencia playing at st james park on 9th august on nufc.co.uk! the official site says that the new website is being relauched but u can get on it by going on a previous page that u have accessed on nufc.co.uk , then u can access the new site. looks quite nice

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  • JC

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #14

    http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/domestic/9209261.asp?gid=231&sz=82317

    Read the SABAH rumours it links us with some turkish defender

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  • Spyro

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #15

    yes it is a pity…a pity the news never came out earlier and saved me weeks of hoping and praying we wouldn’t sign the donkey

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  • JC

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #16

    A link toonfan1???

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  • Hammy

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Hmmmmmn……£10 million?

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  • toonfan1

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #20

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsIndex/0,,10278,00.html there u go JC

    also no andrew carroll on the first team or reserve/academy profiles…

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  • Hammy

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #21

    JC..you need to change your name to
    LINK-MAN or something catchy like that….cheers though…

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  • Spyro

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #22

    10 million and we should snap their hands off…but this is fansfc.com so it is probably bulls**t

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #23

    if we arent plannin on signin owen up long term(and it looks like we arent so far) then 10mil is a good price as he only has 1yr left, swap him for anelka!!!!

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  • Spyro

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #24

    Geordie Nick i would take Anelka over most in the prem apart from Berba, Adebayor and Torres. He is still a class striker when playing at domestic level and he contributes a hell of a lot to link up play…however, his wages would be ridiculous so…

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #25

    i see we are after Servet Cetin, another monster of a defender , Turkey’s best player so far in the tournament. Would be magic to get him and Arda too, but in that case i wouldn’t wanna be a Galata board member that’s for sure….

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  • Spyro

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #26

    how old is servet cetin again?

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  • ToonPhill

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #27

    owen wont go, unless we had some1 like gomez or such like for a replacement

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  • toonfan1

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #28
  • Spyro

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #29

    around 29 aint he? someone tell me, cant be bothered to check

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #30

    i personally dont think anelkas wages wud be as much as owens, lets face it he wudnt hav been on big money at bolton, and i cant imagine he wud demand a huge rise to go from bolton to chelsea, although chelsea are probly stupid enough to just offer him big wages anyway

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  • Spyro

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #31

    its ok, my room mate just told me he is 27, youngee than i thought, would be a great buy

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #32

    servet is 27

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  • Spyro

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #33

    Anelka was on big money at bolton mate, he has been on big money since madrid

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Servet is 27 as far as i know.

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  • ToonPhill

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #35

    servet and arda?? hmmmm now that is impressive 🙂

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #36

    bolton cudnt pay 100k/week , i wud imagine the most they cud offer is probly up 2 80 at a push, and i dnt really see 80k per weel as BIG money in this day and age

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  • Spyro

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #37

    i think he was on about that geordie nick, i think he is on 90 at chelsea

    which means if he were to come here he would want at least 100

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #38

    toonphill- arda wont be comin here anymore, gsfan translated something from turkey earlier from arda sayin he wont leave until hes played in galas new stadium, and also quotes from arsene wenger saying he has been watchin arda all season and thinks hes fantastic

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  • Spyro

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #39

    i agree toonphill, i would be ecstatic with those two buys, absolutely ecstatic

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 18, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #40

    possibly yeah, although dependin on how much he wants 1st team football he may be willing to accept them same or even a bit lower, depends how badly he wants to be playing

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