Let’s Not Sell Steven Taylor – Please!


There are disturbing reports in the media tonight that Steven Taylor could be leaving Newcastle United, his home town team.

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Steven Taylor – leaving Newcastle?

We do expect more players to leave Newcastle in the next two weeks so that the wage bill is further lowered to something the club can afford this season.

But surely there are some limits on who the club are willing to sell.

In the two games this season Steven has looked like a rock in defense, and his heart is at the club, well, we hope it is.

It could be Steven’s  just fed up with Mike Ashley and his stupid antics of the summer, and for his own career he may now want to leave Tyneside.

He will have seen friend James Milner and England  EU21 partner for a number of years, leave Newcastle a year ago, and now is in the full England squad and eventually made his debut last week in Holland for the full England side.

And it’s Everton that could be set to make a move for the Newcastle United defender, who has been a good story on Tyneside for a number of years.  A local Geordie lad making it good at Newcastle, after being a ball boy during Kevin Keegan’s management during the 1990s.

The other thing that could have happened is that he has inside information about what’s about to happen at Newcastle, and we wouldn’t see Steven wanting to leave if Alan Shearer is appointed Newcastle manager. So maybe he knows Alan will not become the new manager on Tyneside.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the Toffees, who seem likely to lose Joleon Lescott to Manchester City after yesterday’s 6-1 home beating by Arsenal, are set to move for the 23 year-old.

There are even some reports that suggest Steven will make it formal by handing in a transfer request early in the week, and that will be greeted with sadness by most Newcastle  supporters, who can see the squad falling to bits, as Ashley tries to sell anybody he can in the next two weeks.

If Steven goes then heaven help the squad we will end up with when September rolls around.

If Taylor goes, it will indeed be a sad day at the Newcastle United club, where we cannot even hold onto one of our own, who is Newcastle through and through, and was devastated by our relegation in May.

We hope these reports turn out to be untrue, or that Shearer is appointed manager this week, which will enable Steven Taylor to stay at his home town club.

But if Taylor goes it tells us even more clearly that Mike Ashley, who has acted with disdain and arrogance to both players and fans this summer, is not the person to be owning this club for too much longer.

This man must leave the Toon, sooner rather than later, before he is allowed to completely decimates our club.

Comments welcome.



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68 comments so far

  • Dan4Toon

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #1

    He wont leave, with moat there it shows something is close and he i think he will hang on to see what happens !

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  • Doocey

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Taylor won’t leave.

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  • Lew Davies

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Just gutted is all.
    Cant believe it.
    Ashley you sad Mo Fo.
    Looks like £8m for Tayls and sol for next to nowt.
    Hmmm sound familiar?
    Yet another kick in the teeth.
    ;(

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  • Lew Davies

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #4

    🙁

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  • M.Stockley

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #5

    im praying he doesnt, but i have a horrible gut feeling! i so hope im wrong

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  • Lew Davies

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #6

    would like to know why people are voting amoeba as mom?
    Just because he scored the 3 goals doesn’t make him mom.
    His 1st header was total pap – fluked it in!
    his 2nd was a good head, all the work done by nolan, and crossed by R Tayls.
    His pen was scuffed, but luckily the keeper went the wrong way.
    Credit where its due, but no way was he mom.
    Enrique grafted all match, and was far more deserving of mom, IMO
    8)

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #7

    i will be distraught, i know some of the lads read this blog and many others, i just hope you read this tayls.

    PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE US, YOU ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR CLUB, NOT JUST OUR TEAM, PLEASE STAY, EVEN IF IT IS FOR ONE LAST SEASON AND SEE WHERE WE GO FROM THERE.

    STAY FOR SIR BOB LAD!!!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Lew fcuk off will ya man!

    give shola a break, first header was good, done ecxactly the right thing in headering into the ground, 2nd goal was class, and the pen he sent keeper the qrong way, battled all game and had a few good efforts.
    yes jose did play well, but shola was our star man so cut the man some slack

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Cliff Michelmore from that holiday programme in the early eighties. I reckon.

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  • Toony Soprano

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Just had to open the window and get rid of the smell of bullshit coming off this blog.

    Steven Taylors mum says he is now wearing electric blue underpants + he claps the crowd because he is a geordie and gives a toss= Everton 8million on tuesday – even the wife has just falling off the couch pissing her self laughing

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  • Toony Soprano

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Lew Davies- You must be Maradona to be sat on that much moral high ground?

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  • Tom Mo.

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #12

    yeah lets not.

    lets sell collocini for 1 pound

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  • Tom Mo.

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #13

    seriously.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Harper, Taylor, Bassong,Beye, Duff and Oba were the main players to come out of last season with a bit of fight about them and who seemed to try and keep the club up, well they’re the ones bing sold and even their replacements in Carroll and even Shola don’t seem to be safe either.

    Atleast with Barton’s injury might be a blessing in disguise and stop him from going, Smith finding some form now, admittedly CCC form, will now have offers made for him just watch….

    Nobody is safe while this guy owns the club, a terrible dark time for NUFC.

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  • Doocey

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #16

    Off-Topic but I think NewsNow hates me.
    They won’t accept into their listing and now I can’t access their site!

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  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #17

    MacToon

    “Atleast with Barton’s injury might be a blessing in disguise and stop him from going”

    How exactly? both Downing and Aquilini signed for Villa and Pool when injured.

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  • Ross

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #18

    cant see taylor leaving if im honest like, although i hope the bid isnt made in the first place just to be on the safe side!..
    we cant lose him,simple as. if colo goes and sol campbell comes in i’m fine with that, but taylor is one who is absolutly vital to us this season

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  • Alanmc09

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #19

    Haha doocey moy davitts got a thrasing today what did you make of it?

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  • Doocey

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #21

    Alanmc09 // Aug 17, 2009 at 12:10 AM

    Haha doocey moy davitts got a thrasing today what did you make of it?

    Senior or what?
    They’re pretty crap like at gaelic, footballs more of a sport in Foxford 😀

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  • mylestoon

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #22

    ye i saw that geaordie gerrard. I hope moat gets the backing and buys the club because i recon these american backers dont want to plow so much money i to buying the club so they have more money to spend. They obviously have some sort of plan so they dont fall on the faces from the word go. Either that, or the other last minute buyers can get something together.

    Ashley is just to frustrating!

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  • MarinerUK

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #23

    As much as I’d hate to see Taylor go, maybe if he does he would get into the England squad for the World Cup, thats probably what his reasoning if it is true that is.

    I always thought he would lead us one day club and country.

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  • Alanmc09

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #24

    Doocey- I suppose how are yere u-16s doin this year??
    Listen to this last years u-16s got us relegated out of division 1,we started this year in division 2 we lost 2 and drew 1 of our opening fixtures,we had ONE training and we done keppy-uppys for an hour then signed up,our gaelic manager has put a ban on our best gaelic players from playing soccer because the games are so close together!
    Our manager told us tonight he is resigning because he happens to have a class in speaking italian on the matchdays!!hahahahahahahahahahahaha what a joke oh ya and we won the cup final just two years ago with the same squad!ha

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  • Doocey

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #25

    Alanmc09 // Aug 17, 2009 at 12:26 AM

    Doocey- I suppose how are yere u-16s doin this year??
    Listen to this last years u-16s got us relegated out of division 1,we started this year in division 2 we lost 2 and drew 1 of our opening fixtures,we had ONE training and we done keppy-uppys for an hour then signed up,our gaelic manager has put a ban on our best gaelic players from playing soccer because the games are so close together!
    Our manager told us tonight he is resigning because he happens to have a class in speaking italian on the matchdays!!hahahahahahahahahahahaha what a joke oh ya and we won the cup final just two years ago with the same squad!ha

    Hahaha, Italian 😀

    Our U-16’s won the East Mayo league 1 Final there a couple of weeks ago which wasn’t too bad.

    But the main thing is, the Toon Army beat Reading 3-0 😀 :8

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  • MacToon

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #26

    How exactly what? I said it might, so you give a couple of examples of players injured when sold but it’s not always the case. Like Taylor playing on Saturday if he was due for a medical on Monday when others have had “mysterious” last minute injuries preventing them from playing and avoiding injury.

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  • Doocey

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #27

    :-B

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  • Alanmc09

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #28

    Doocey-i know what a result!i had two very young cousins in the room and when ameobi got the first i roared and they were quite for the rest of the match!haha where did you watch it?

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  • Doocey

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #29

    Haha.
    I watched first half in a friends house cos I was just coming home from the pitch and then went home, tuned in online, (great quality too) and watched it from there on.
    Fav bit was Kevin Nolan retrieving the lost cause 😀

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  • frankyong

    Aug 17, 2009 at 2:21 AM

    Comment #30

    no plz, i rather to see colocci leave.

    out:
    Butt
    Geremi
    Coloccini
    Nolan/Barton (or both)
    Ameobi
    Xisco

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  • Sav

    Aug 17, 2009 at 2:29 AM

    Comment #31

    Is Taylor going for 8 mil really that much worse than losin Basong for the same amount?
    Taylor is a fan of NUFC and I like the lad, but Bassong is the best defender by a country mile I’ve seen at Newcastle since Woodgate was fit.
    Ashley is going to start losing more money if he doesn’t stop flogging off the family silver, unless he believes the sale will go through, in which event, us languishing in the Championship (or worse) until after the parachute payments have all dried up will be somebody else’s problem. If he’s keeping the club and staying on then he has to face the fact that the rebuilding has to start somewhere. Not only have we to get out of the Championship but we have to get busy building a side that can survive once back in the top division. 3-0 against weak Reading should fool nobody that we are lightyears away from that quality. Sol might be able for the former but he won’t be patroling any more defences in the Premiership after this season.

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  • Sav

    Aug 17, 2009 at 2:50 AM

    Comment #32

    ….and notwithstanding his supposed envy of former U21 and club colleague Milner, surely a season playing alongside Sol Campbell would hardly be bad for Taylor’s career?

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 17, 2009 at 4:17 AM

    Comment #33

    If even real Geordies like Taylor want to leave, we should not be here anymore. honestly !!

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  • Raffo

    Aug 17, 2009 at 5:11 AM

    Comment #34

    Forgive me if I am wrong, but the firesale is to reduce wages is it not? Who else is of the opinion that Sol Campbell is not likely to want peanuts to play for us? Hasnt he big money offers from spain? Do we think it would be stupidity for us to get rid of a multitude of players and get him? Having said that I would be happy for him to take Collo’s wage and have him and Stevey boy for a season as mentioned above.

    Lets hope for some good news today/tomorrow

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  • hksarroy

    Aug 17, 2009 at 5:18 AM

    Comment #35

    pls, pls, pls, dun sell steven, he’s a guy who really love the club, we need some lads like this

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  • hksarroy

    Aug 17, 2009 at 5:19 AM

    Comment #36

    frankyong, i agree with u, i would rather see coloccini leave

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  • Oleg G

    Aug 17, 2009 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #37

    Bassong scores for Tottenham, already won his place, winning Liverpool, what a player. 🙁

    Now Taylor will leave?! wow, that is just a kick in the nuts… pardon my french.

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 17, 2009 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #38

    Quotes from the mail today

    While Ameobi left clutching the match ball, Steven Taylor left in tears after a personal lap of honour.
    The Newcastle-born defender looks certain to become the latest to quit the club and complete a £6million move to Everton before Sheffield Wednesday visit on Wednesday.
     
    Did he do a lap??

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  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 17, 2009 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #39

    Text from pal at Benton HQ.

    Potential buyers taking a tour of facilities this morning. It’s not moat!!!

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  • Raffo

    Aug 17, 2009 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #40

    Waddles, you are a decent source of much needed inspiration, please elaborate?!

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