Steven Taylor Now Fully Fit And Raring To Go


This week has been a vital time for some of Newcastle’s walking wounded to recover for the relegation battle ahead.

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Steven Taylor – seems to fully fit again

And one of the players who seems to have cleared up some of his nagging injuries is 22 year old Steven Taylor, who will need to fill in at right-back for Habib Beye, while the Senegal International is out with a knee injury.

Steven told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I’ve had a problem with my calf for a few weeks, and a couple of other niggles.” “There’s never a good time to suffer an injury.”

“It’s been frustrating not being 100% fit, so it was great to get 90 minutes under my belt.”

“I felt great, and I hope to be involved against Man City, which is a massive game for us.”

“We need to take something from the game, and there’s no reason why we can’t get a good result if we play to our strengths.”

Taylor’s return should give Joe Kinnear a welcome selection problem, and Joe has relied on Sebastian Bassong and Fabricio Coloccini in the center of Newcastle’s defense for the last couple of months.

Fabricio has looked a little slow of late, and again he allowed his man to get around him on the outside, for Blackburn’s third and final goal in our last game out.

David Edgar played at right-back against Blackburn, and played a solid game, leaving Kinnear with some thinking to do, about what his back four will look like next Wednesday.

We have no word on Jose Enrique, but he is not even down as injured on Physioroom.com , which has to be good news.

Comments welcome.



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18 comments so far

  • Turkish Magpie

    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Is this article good or bad news?

    Suppose it’s good in the current situation

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  • cooldj

    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #2

    oh no!

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  • kingkinnear

    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #3

    INDIAN TOON HERE

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    NUFC TILL I DIE.

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  • Weezertron

    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #4

    haha nightmare,

    This is all we need! Taylor fit.

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  • Indian toon

    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #5

    we really didnt stand a chance to sign heskey . why would he come to us when villa were in to him. maybe we could have got bullard. loads of experience , takes the dead ball situations. one of the best freee kick takers in the league. maybe we will sign 4 -5 avg players who will add to the squad. maybe it is going to be a dogfight till the last match/ it really sad to see nufc in such a state. gone are the days of signing top stars in their peak. we have no ambition whatsoever. god bless nufc.

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  • Jan Stavik

    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Good news? Normaly it wouldn’t be, but with Edgar playing this is an upgrade. Bring Taylor in for City, Edgar has been poor this season.

    Edgar is CCC-material, but he’s not a full back, to his defense…

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  • tino97

    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #7

    It seems like all of our transfer activity even though how little it was has all gone dead!

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  • normag

    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Wonder how Taylor would fare with Seb?? Agree with Colloccini being a bit off pace of late…

    And one morem thing… Owen for Carew!! 😛

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  • Indian toon

    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #9

    coloccini has been put to pressure coz there is no decent fullbacks. we are geting raped each match at both the flanks and that puts too much pressure on the 2 centre backs.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Taylor with Seb and Collo in DM position…….
    Worth a try????????

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  • Nick D

    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #11

    This is a good thing ????????????????????

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  • Tom

    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Taylor in at right back. Coloccini and Bassong should not be disturbed from the centre back pairing, unless one of them is injured or suspended.

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  • Sav

    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #13

    All our centrebacks suffer from not having decent fullbacks on both sides to offer protection – including Taylor. Taylor and Bas could eventually do well for us. ST gets far too much flak for a youngster. In another 3 years he’ll be maturing into a good player for us, if he hasn’t been driven out of Toon in the meantime.

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  • Obafan

    Jan 24, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #14

    God help us; Taylor is fit again!!!

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  • Danish_Magpie

    Jan 24, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #15

    I don’t want Carew. Crocked, aging, big wages, poor training attitude.

    Bring in Oscar Cardozo, Pogrebnyak, Gomis or someone of the like instead.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 24, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Don’t rate him..had bags of potential now that has more or less vanished.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 24, 2009 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Oh no! Thats all we need! Taylor back 🙁

    Get Gokhan Zan, pair him with Bassong and put Coloccini in midfield. Sorted.

    Danish – Cardozo is too slow IMO, I am a big Benfica fan and he is still almost too slow for the Portuguese league.

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  • heavyhittas

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #18

    Oh no not him again. Edgar is a better RB than Taylor but if Taylor has to be played play him there but for God’ sake keep the idiot out of CD where he is no better than Bramble !!

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