Steven Taylor Injured – England U21 Career Comes To An End


England captain Steven Taylor, as well as Manchester United young gun Danny Welbeck, have pulled out of the England squad for the European Under-21 Championship due to injury.

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Steven Taylor – has now played last game for England U21 side

Newcastle’s star local defender has an Achilles problem, while a knee injury sidelines Manchester United’s exciting young prospect Danny Welbeck.

It looks like neither player will be on the 23-player final squad list that will be submitted to UEFA on Monday, and replacements will have to be named by Stuart. Steven will now have played his last game for the England U21 side and had 29 caps and 5 goals.

Stuart Pearce’s England youngsters begin their campaign against Finland on June 15th in Halmstad, and also face group games against Germany and Spain.

This will be a huge disappointment for Steven and we wouldn’t be surprised if he picked up the sore Achilles towards the end of the season – and kept quiet about it. But that’s now another Achilles injury one of our players has sustained.

Viduka, Smith and Uruguayan loan signing Nacho Gonzalez, all had long term Achilles problems last season – we need to get Sherlock Holmes in to understand, not only why we have Achilles injuries so much – but far too many injuries in general.

The good news for Newcastle fans is that hopefully Steven will be all set for the start of the Championship season for Newcastle. Let’s hope this can be cleared up quickly – the last thing we want to see is Steven injured for the start of the season. 🙁

Thought for next season – wonder if we can get Danny Welbeck on loan?

Comments welcome.


70 comments so far

  • Toon_Factor

    May 31, 2009 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed- How exactly does his England under 21 career come to an end?

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  • Big Dave

    May 31, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Bad news for Steven as i suppose he was wanting to get stuck in with the u21s to take his mind off the last season, although i never really understood why it was called u21 as you can still play for them when your older than 21 ?

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  • desitoon

    May 31, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #3

    just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, they just did!

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  • Rangerman

    May 31, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed- How exactly does his England under 21 career come to an end?

    …..

    He’s too old to represent them after this tournament.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    May 31, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #5

    He could play for the U21’s as he was 21 when the qualifying campaign for Euro 09 started for England, that’s why he can still play at 23yrs old for our U21’s!

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  • Toon_Factor

    May 31, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Rangerman

    So why is Milner who is 23 playing for them? I think your allowed to play for them until your 24 but im not sure.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    May 31, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #7

    No Toon Factor mate, read what I said… It explains it!!! If you are 21 when you start the qualifying campaign when you are 21 you can represent the U21’s till the tournament ends!

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  • batty

    May 31, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #8

    .

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  • Ross

    May 31, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Am i wrong in saying that you’re allowed 2 or 3 squad members who are over the age of 21 in the team?..also tom4nufc, i think you’re on the right track in saying he was within the age boundary when qualifying took place.

    “and we wouldn’t be surprised if he picked up the sore Achilles towards the end of the season – and kept quiet about it”

    -Correct, Ed. The lad talking to Sky Sports reported that the injury was picked up a number of weeks before the season finished but he apparently played through the pair barrier, seemingly refusing to sit on the bench for our run in to the end of the season. However it has apparently came back to bite him and the newcastle doctors have said there’s not a chance he’ll play.

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  • batty

    May 31, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #10

    can any 1 get the danish leauge scores up iam waiting for 1 resust for 2340 pound

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  • Tom4Nufc

    May 31, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Ross that rule is only for Olympic football mate, they have to be under 23 years old I think! And then are allowed a few over-aged players… Hence the reason Juan Riquelme was allowed to play for Argentina when they won the Olympic football!

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  • Rangerman

    May 31, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #12

    What result?

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  • Tom4Nufc

    May 31, 2009 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #13
  • Ross

    May 31, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #14

    what result batty?

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  • batty

    May 31, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #15

    ross nordsjaelland v aalborg m8 it not on sky yet had them to draw

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  • Rangerman

    May 31, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Drew 2-2

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  • Tom4Nufc

    May 31, 2009 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #17

    2-2 batty!

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  • batty

    May 31, 2009 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #18

    how do u know or are u bullshittin

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  • Tom4Nufc

    May 31, 2009 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #19

    look at my link!

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  • batty

    May 31, 2009 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #21

    rangerman tomnufc ware have u seen that

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  • batty

    May 31, 2009 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #22

    get in cheers lads

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  • batty

    May 31, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #23

    komfort u there m8 had a great day lol

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  • True fan

    May 31, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #24
  • Toon_Factor

    May 31, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Tom4Nufc

    No need to bite! I didnt see that when I wrote it so shut ya face!

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  • Tom4Nufc

    May 31, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #26

    Yer sorry mate! Its annoying you can’t edit what you say after you post stuff! I realised afterwards that it was unintentionally snappy! Sorry mate!

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  • Ally

    May 31, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #27

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z278i3bBXc

    you might of already seen this lads, but its worth a watch its a right laugh!

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  • Turkish Magpie

    May 31, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #28

    thats good news true fan

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  • Rangerman

    May 31, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #29

    The Guardian thinks one of them is Shepherd but there are doubts that he can raise the money.

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  • Steve_48

    May 31, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Ally – I think am ganna cry… class

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  • Ally

    May 31, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #32

    aye steve_48 i was getting a bit teary eyed aswell haha.

    its class.

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  • Stuart79

    May 31, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Gotta say lads, I think we could be on the verge of something special happening.

    I know that will sound silly given our current situation but I think the club could well be sold within a month.

    Opportunities to buy such a great business potentially don’t come along often at this price.

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  • Stuart79

    May 31, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #34
  • Hugh de Payen

    May 31, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #35

    I think whatever happens regarding a new owner, some interim plans need to be made to prepare for the coming season and a temporary manager needs to be appointed to oversee those plans.

    The objective seems simple enough: get rid of the high wage earners and buy younger, cheaper players who will contribute to a Championship challenge.

    It’ll probably require money up front though and I’m not sure where that’ll come from.

    Ashley might put some money up on the basis that a prepared club will be more attractive to buyers.

    On the other hand he may not!

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  • Stuart79

    May 31, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #36

    Does anyone think that there’s a chance we might get told by the club that it’s up for sale?

    This just epitimises the Ashley era

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  • Rangerman

    May 31, 2009 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #37

    I wish I shared your positive outlook, Stuart.

    Fingers crossed.

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  • Stuart79

    May 31, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Rangerman // May 31, 2009 at 8:26 PM

    I wish I shared your positive outlook, Stuart.

    Fingers crossed.

    Without all the bullsh1t, I have been speaking to someone this evening who to the normal man on the street is rich as fck but to those looking at buying the club he’s a pauper.

    He reckons that already they have had submissions of interest.

    These people are looking at bottom line- How much will it cost to buy the club get it on a roll like the 90’s and watch it go!

    They look at it like the stock market, long term investment and eventually they will sell at a profit. But the good news for us is that they have to invest in the club for that to happen.

    The club has to be successful to be a good investment for them.

    Not just us but all these clubs owned by one person.

    The only question is, how rich are the people who want to buy us?

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  • Rangerman

    May 31, 2009 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #39

    I hope you’re right but the Guardian thinks one of them is Shepherd but doubts are there if he can get the money together, if he does just about scrape the money together than what is he going to use to fund transfers?

    People have to have the money to invest in the first place, my worry is that they won’t have it.

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  • Big Dave

    May 31, 2009 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #40

    I know Harris denied meeting people about the club last week but i suppose it could be true, i just hope we can get the club sorted real soon

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