Steven Taylor – I’m Happy At Newcastle


There are some daft reports in today’s papers that Newcastle United have been rejected by 8 management candidates, and that up to 11 of our players will want to leave the club in January.

Steven Taylor – smashes rumors he wants to leave

Give us a break – please!

Newcastle United center-back Steven Taylor has today dismissed stupid rumors linking him with a move away from St James’ Park in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old local lad, who was born in Greenwich, but moved to Tyneside when he was just 2 weeks old, signed a new four-year contract in the summer.

Steven has said the managerial and ownership problems surrounding the club right now, will not force him to consider a move. We suppose he’s used to all the turmoil that has surrounded our club over these last several years.   🙁

Steven told the Shields Gazette today about the reports:

“I don’t know where this has come from, it’s news to me.” “I’m happy at Newcastle United, I wouldn’t have committed my future here if I wasn’t.”

“I just want the fans to know the players are hurting and desperate to turn things around.”

“They’ve been fantastic and got behind us, despite everything that’s been going on, and we want to give them something to shout about.”

Since Kevin Keegan resigned, both Steven and the great Fabricio Coloccini have both been off their top form, and that has cost us some goals in our two defeats.

We have to hope the lads will be a lot better against a poorly performing Spurs outfit on Wednesday evening, and a win would be a great tonic for everybody associated with the club.

We have to have some good news sometime – don’t we?

Comments welcome.



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137 comments so far

  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #1
  • Nacho Man

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #2

    good that all i’l say

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Oh, that’s all I’ll say.

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  • Ericles

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #4

    What is going on – glad Taylor has spoken out. Is Geremi talking out of his arse? If we the fans and supporters are affected by the carnage meted out by the London mafia on NUFC, then the players must be too. It seems, as has been the case for months, that NUFC fans are getting shafted by Ashley’s London based Committee of Saboteurs and the London based media pundits. It feels like and looks like a conspiracy of unholy shite against NUFC and the north east. Recent press articles have served up a disgraceful barrage of prejudiced insults that are deliberately orchestrated against NUFC fans and Newcastle itself. A national disgrace! I am even more proud of the “Geordie Passport” I bought in Granger Market now. Howay the lads on Wednesday – let us show London what we can really play like.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Damn!

    Thought this sh**house would actually leave!

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  • Nelloftoon

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Come on lads stick it up the cockney bastards

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  • clinta

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Maybe Taylor should get a part time job in the PR team at newcastle, he loves talking to the media, but atleast this time i’m glad his come out and put bollocks to bed, before to many fans start slagging him off as a trator.

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  • Nacho Man

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #8

    on a different subject, does the evening chronicle webpage ever get updated becasue i check it regularly and there hasnt been a piece of new news in 2 days

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #9

    More Tabloid drivel. I want some positive and uplifting news !!! Seeing spuds at the foot of the table is just not funny anymore as we are too close for comfort !!! 🙁

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  • nufc toon malaysia

    Sep 22, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #10

    what..11 players leaving..it muz be a stupid rumours….please..Llambias cant do anything..but wise,jiminez or hughton can at least lure deschamp or zico in…come on

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #11

    But are Newcastle happy with you?

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s not rumours, its made up press bollocks.

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  • Slam Dunc

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Slightly off topic but I see Mike Ashley has just lost £300 million on his bets on HBOS on the stock market

    http://www.trophy4toon.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=517.0

    maybe thats why he is sticking out for £400 million for Newcastle, mpney is getting tight, even for him !!

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  • dave

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #14

    taylor is absolute garbage and only gets a game because he is a local lad.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #15

    & he’s got ‘kenny everett hands’ apparently.

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  • Spyro

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Was shocking against west ham

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  • ronjohno

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #17

    The thought of him leaving was the only good news for ages.

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  • micepie

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Jeez, that ‘Newcastle Banter’ site sounds purty damn awful!

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  • Spyro

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Taylor needs to be dropped as he makes the same dumb mistakes year in and year out and is showing no signs of improvement, bench time for him. Bassong now deserves a shot next to Colo.

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  • Spyro

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #20

    MA is really beginning to piss me off now. This nonsense talk of a 400million price on our club is ridiculous. Is he that greedy? We are not worth a penny over 250-300million in our current state and it is time for him to shut up and sell now. He is just hurting the club by dragging this on.

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  • Ericles

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #22

    Pretty accurate blog by Spyro.

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  • Alex

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Guys just read a rumour that the poison dwarf is joining his mate poyet as the new managment duo at the spuds , if we knock them out of the cup then Ramos leaves.

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  • Micky Toon

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Alex – If that is true, then that alone should be incentive enough for every single fan to get behind the team and support them like nothing else.

    “I’d rather be a mackem than a spud…”

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Is it just rumour or is there a God after all lol

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 22, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Spyro I agree with you about Taylor

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  • micepie

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Just to make a change from the cursing and pissed-off posts, who would fans ideally like to see in as a new manager if we get bought? And who as an ideal interim manager, being realistic? Who would you be least happy with?

    Though I never thought I’d say this a year ago, personally I’d go for Sven as a permanent manager (or coach). Least favourite as a choice would probably be Ince.

    Choice if interim is a tough one. If it were Venables, I wouldn’t be so unhappy – at least a calm head for a while. If he were given enough autonomy (can’t help thinking of the word fartonomy when I say that, as that’s a word my wife uses!) Venables might even be able to bring in Shearer to help out too. But ideally….maybe Terim?
    Least favourite interim? Dalglish praps.

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  • Micky Toon

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #28

    Sven is a brilliant coach. However I still think Houlier is the thinking mans choice. I was championing Houlier to come before “the messiah”, meh, arrived.

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  • ObaMartins

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Tom_Toon wrote>>>Thought this sh**house would actually leave! refering to “Steven Taylor” this Tom is No Geordie or NUFC Supporter, he Needs kicked off the Blogs, email the blog Moderators, GET HIM REMOVED !!!!

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  • James!!!!!

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #30

    glad taylor isnt goin on his day hes one of the best around

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  • 51times

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #31

    While Tom_Toon’s dislike for Taylor seems a bit over the top, he hasn’t been in good form at all and doesn’t deserve a starting place.

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #32

    51 times – agreed but neither does Edgar – particularly when we have Bassong on the bench. Edgar was shocking against Hull and not much better against West Spam!

    Would you agree ?

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #33

    Spurs are loosing their patience with ramos.they are all sacred of oba.taylor is ok but i wont hesitate to put bassong.a younger lad can take over and profit would be made.

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  • 51times

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Yeah, in his defence Edgar isn’t a fullback. Though I don’t think he’s strong enough to play CB either…needs to be loaned out I think.

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  • steve

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #35

    @ed – “the great collocini”

    I’m not sure what you’re basing that statement on, he’s looked anything but great playing for the toon.

    In fact the whole back four have looked suspect this season (not surprising really if we insist on playing zogs at LB, Edgar at RB

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #36

    Edgar needs motivation he is originally a defensive midfielder

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  • 51times

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #37

    steve – Like you say, we need proper fullbacks playing. Once things settle down and we get a good run going I think Coloccini will begin to show his class again.

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  • James!!!!!

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #38

    when does any one thats cost a canny bit luk even good for newcastle against man utd he was top class and thn as per they disintergrate, i.e boumsong was good at rangers, kluivert done nowt, and jus last season rozehnal rated in the top for defenders in the world wt a load of good he was

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Yea well,
    we’ve had a back 1 lately.
    Zog, Edgar at LB & Taylor haven’t even made another one between them recently.

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Bassong and colo should be tested cos they hardly make mistakes.taylor should play rb cos he has attacking ideas

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