Unhappy Steven Taylor Being Forced Out Of Newcastle

An unhappy Steven Taylor believes he may be being forced out of his home town club before the transfer window closes on September 1st.


Steven Taylor – being forced out of Newcastle?

The Sunday Sun is reporting that local defender Taylor wants to stay at St James’s Park, in spite of the sides relegation and interest from Everton, Arsenal and several other Premier League clubs.

However, news last week suggested he could be one of three players that Newcastle may need to cash in on, ahead of the transfer deadline on September 1st.

But that seems pure paper talk that Newcastle even want to unload 3 players, although the club needs to reduce their still high wage bill.

But selling a successful home-grown player, who has captained the England U21 team would be an unpopular move, to say the least.

And it also remains to be seen whether Everton are willing to match Newcastle’s valuation of £8M for the player, but Steven himself is upset his departure is even being discussed.

A source close to Taylor told the Sunday Sun:

“Steven feels like he is being forced out of the club and is devastated at the idea of leaving,”

“He believes he is one of three players Newcastle want to sell, and he can’t understand why.”

We’d be surprised if anybody at the club would force out a local lad, who is one of our best players, and somebody who wants to stay .

But of course there’s always Mike Ashley, and if he announces he will keep the club tomorrow, then all bets are off as to what may happen, as anything seems possible with the incompetent one..

The good news is there’s just about 9 days left of the transfer window so we’ll know our position and what the squad will look like, very shortly.

Before then though we need to get wins against Hudderfield and Leicester, both at home.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • hitman

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #1

    time to get the bedsheets out,and give stardust and his lap dog (workyticket) a good kick in the nuts.

  • komfort

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #2

    strange but i luv tomato source on me sunday dinner….KEEP HIM !!!!!..

  • Tom4Nufc

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #3

    He better not leave. I just want the announcement one way or the other on Monday… Am very nervous!

  • Simon

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Hello Ed. Been a fan of your site for a long time.

    I can’t believe that they’re considering selling Steven Taylor on. I’d be devastated if he left — he’s one of our key players and it’s crucial we keep him if we’re to make a serious push for promotion this season.

    I hope Barclay’s give Moat that loan, for Newcastle’s sake.

  • brownrob

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Sunday Sh** Reporting again

    Total rubbish


  • Hugh Jorgan

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Surely a player cannot be ‘forced’ to leave his club if he is under contract ?
    However, these contracts are not worth the paper they are written on.

  • frogeordie

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Another load of Bull***t not a direct quote in article despite headline. Back to anon source close to ……………..

  • magpie6699

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    More “sauces”. Since whendid Taylor use sources and not speak for himself?
    Also, if the players know nowt about what’s happening and Hughton says it’s all speculation, where do you think Steven Taylor would get the idea from that he might need to be sold? Yes, that’s right – from reading newspapers, web-sites etc. – i.e the bloody media again. And we know how good they are at stirring up trouble or adding 2 + 2 and making a pickled onion.
    You can see it. Lescott’s off – Everton need a replacement – Taylor’s a good young centre-half – Newcastle have to sell players = it’s a done deal. Let’s wait and see and hope it’s the usual rubbish – and don’t believe any subsequent bloggers who “know” that he’s sold (or that he’s staying for that matter).

  • Toon1978

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    IMO Taylor would be last out of the door and he should be captain. Just the thought of him leaving is bad enough,the kid will be playing for England in the not to distant future.

  • jimmy

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #10

    hi guys ive got some bad news i work up in scotland down at archerfield where shearer is a member he was playing there friday i was asking him questions regarding the takeover he says that ashley is staying he says that moat cant come up with 100million ashley is not budging even though he has got rid of 10 players. i am absolutely gutted guys we are gonna sell 3-4 players this week and not buy anyone then we will struggle sad to see after a good start. you will see in the next few days when ashley releases a statement saying he is stayin. i hope someone f***i** does him in i hate him.

  • Toon1978

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #11

    How in the world can NUFC let another 3-4 players go lol?? we have a bench full of young kids and we struggle to put a side out to start with, NUFC will be unable to compete in the CC through lack of bloody players. I really hope this ain’t true if it is we are doomed to further relegation.

  • MickyD

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #12

    I dont think taylor will leave he prob give us 1 more season and if we dont get promoted and amean IF we dont get promoted then he would have no other choice but to leave but come christmas i expect us to be top of the table and taylor to still be here but only time will tell.

  • Tel

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #13

    Couple of points: First ed I think steven taylor was born in london, but moved to newcastle at an early age, so technically its not his home town club.
    Second: The good start we have had looks like it might kick us in the wotsits, Ashley if he does as reported in some media stays for a further year will think we are still strong and can afford physically to lose a few more players, and financially will benefit his personal investment by selling. Two reasons to sellplayers if he stays in my opinion we are in for more heartache. Hope I’m wrong but the man’s a numpty in football terms. And any other terms I can think of.

  • hitman

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #14

    Tel // Aug 23, 2009 at 11:09 AMCouple of points: First ed I think steven taylor was born in london, but moved to newcastle at an early age, so technically its not his home town club.

    he was 2 weeks old when he moved to the toon tel.

  • Archie Brand

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #15

    Come on Ed

    There’s a huge difference between your headline
    “Taylor Being Forced out of Newcastle”, and the content “Steven Taylor BELIEVES he MAY BE being forced out…”

    Do you really think you have to sink so low to get hits?


    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #16

    Jimmy, you a source close to Shearer then?

    A think ya taakin bolix like but it’s probably a statement that is not unfeasably far from the truth either, so we’ll just call it a sauce for now if that’s ok.

    My favourite sauce is Worcestershire.

    A dash of Worcestershire (it’s pronounced wusta) in a glass of tomato juice with lashings of vodka makes for a tasty Bloody Mary.

    It also goes well on top of cheese on toast with a liberal sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper.

    It is best used in home-made barbecue sauce:

    In a medium thick bottomed saucepan, gently fry 1 medium finely chopped onion till soft, add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and stir for 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of tomato puree, 1 teaspoon of mixed herbs and cook for a further 2 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar, a tablespoon of worcestershire sauce, a teaspoon of Tabasco sauce and 3/4 pint of hot chicken stock. Cook for a futher 20 minutes and pour on sausages straight off ya barby.

    As for Steven Taylor leaving, after the game yesterday he did his usual walk towards the fans after the final whistle, as did a few others mind, but he also did a large amount of hugging as well which I thought was a bit strange…

    He is a totally genuine player and the fans chanted his and Harpers name a few times. I honestly believe that Newcastle will be f cked without him.

    And Tel,

    Anybody that plays for the Toon is a Geordie.
    If you did you not know that, yi na noo! 🙂

  • batty

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #17

    hope he stays and yes the fat tw@t is trying to force him oot

  • batty

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #18

    agree with hitman comment 1

  • jimmy

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #19

    can you not see what ashley is doing he is selling as many players as he can in due course he will take his dividend out then he will place club in administration he doesnt care if its 11 youngsters out on the park will he?by oct well be in administration and docked 10 points you wait and see

  • Archie Brand

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #20

    Toon1978 – 3 months ago you would never have believed that the Toon could let 10 player go without replacing them. We said all last season that we actually needed more.

    Either Ashley – or whoever comes in – could quite easily leave the team as it is and have the young ‘uns playing through until january. if we need help then, buy some players.

    That way they could at least maintain the status quo

  • magpie6699

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #21

    Jimmy – makes no sense whatsoever. Why put the club into admin, lose 10 points and miss out on possible promotion. I know “A bird in the hand ” (makes it difficult to blow the nose) but surely he’s much better off if we get promoted OR taking a lesser offer to sell the club
    . I thought we’d ditched the administration option a long time ago as rubbish.

  • MickyD

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #22


    I think you talk crap. I dont think shearer would even say that to you or any 1 because he will no nothing like all of us to. We just need to wait and see wot happens tomorrow and hopefully your wrong and the fat man ashley gets out of are club with his little understudy derek L .

  • doofa the loofa

    Aug 23, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #23

    if ma stays i think he keep him. so as much as i love ya stevie lad, you may have to do one m8.

  • Rangerman

    Aug 23, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #24

    I thought he was being sold along with 2 others as Barclays won’t give Moat any money until they’ve gone as they want to see the wage bill brought down?

    Put it this way, if Moat is close to buying the club and he didn’t want Taylor sold then he wouldn’t be, he’s happy to see him go as it will allow him to get his hands on the loan and he knows the fans won’t blame him for it.

  • chuck

    Aug 23, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #25

    It`s a puzzle to figure out what Ashleys plans are.
    As near as we can determine he thought he could get the £100m ( a reduced price) which proved to be not the case, in this economic environment.
    Another of his poorly thought out gambles.
    Believing a sale was eminent there was no attempt to sell players, reducing the clubs cost and therefore a more saleable club,
    hey!leave that to the new owner.
    Now at a point of extremis , there`s panick concerning the wage bill for the current season.
    All and anyone can now be unloaded, just wait we will be giving players away and any saleable assetts will go first (Taylor)
    It`s allmost unbelievable how this group have operated, almost allways looking at the short term , reacting to situations, gambling on what they projected would happen and most of the time proving to be wrong.
    I guess it`s dump as many as possible and go with whats left, including the kids.
    If the man had sense he would realise that promotion in one season is the way to go, by then the economy may have improved and he may be able to recoup some of his expenditure on the club.
    The other choice being a club reduced in value wallowing in the Championship.
    Promotion will require funding (wages and a few new faces)
    Lets see what choices he goes for, or should I say what he gambles on.


    Aug 23, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Where was my “mise en place”?

    If anybody wants to try my barbecue sauce recipe, please add a half teaspoon of dried mixed herbs with the tomato puree and thicken it with a little cornflour aferwards.

    You wouldn’t think I was once head chef at the Carlton Club would you! 🙄

  • Sav

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #27

    All hands to the pumps with this wafer-thin squad. Looks like Ashley is gettin’ Llardyarse fit by runnin’ up an’ doon the pitch for a bit of pre-season. Unfortunately, they’ve been flogging off spare kit anarl so that’s why he was in the nip like.


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