Newcastle May Be Able To Keep Steven Taylor


The next 7 days could be good or bad for Newcastle fans, but if the last 14 weeks are anything to go by, they may not be good.

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Steven Taylor – we need to keep this local lad

One thing we’d like to see is nobody go out of the door, regardless whether we can afford the wage bill.  If that happens we have enough top class players to put us a great position to be promoted by January.

And wouldn’t it be a terrific investment to ensure we can get back at the first attempt. After watching the games on TV, they talk almost exclusively about the Premier League teams, and they’re the best, so who can blame them?

And Kevin Keegan put in a decent performance last night as analyst, when Liverpool were surprisingly beaten by Aston Villa in what was a great game to watch.

Newcastle caretaker boss Chris Hughton has again said Newcastle have not received any approaches for Steven Taylor, as far as he is aware.

Hughton wants to keep the current squad together as he looks to pout together a real promotion charge from the Championship, after getting an excellent start in our first 4 games, where some of out players have looked a cut above the opposition.

He told Sky Sports News:

“No,  there has not been an approach for Taylor, and where we are at the moment is that we have a squad with us that will be involved in a squad for tomorrow night,  in the Carling Cup against Huddersfield.”

“I’m very hopeful that come the end of the transfer window that that squad will remain the same and I’m quite sure if there’s any change to that I will be made aware of that.”

We’re hopeful as well, and then the club will need to work out a way by which they can afford the wage bill, whoever the owner and manager may be next week. But it has to put us in good stead for promotion at the first attempt, which we want now, more than ever.

But the stark reality is that we will still unload some players – but let’s hope they are players like Geremi, Xisco (we’ll hardly miss them), Coloccini and the like.  Players we can easily replace with cheaper alternatives, but just as good, if not better.

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51 comments so far

  • Dan4Toon

    Aug 25, 2009 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Replace them with Kilgallon, Driver and Beckford.
    They wouldn’t be on 50k a week together but them 3 players above are on about 170k together!

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  • gcoates

    Aug 25, 2009 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #2

    We simply cannot let Taylor leave-he is a legend.

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  • nufc2009

    Aug 25, 2009 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #3

    is the match on tellly tomorow anyone?????

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  • ToonAllman22

    Aug 26, 2009 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #4

    The match isnt on tele nahh sadly man

    Howay

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 26, 2009 at 4:57 AM

    Comment #5

    I hope so, if we can keep this squad for challenge CCC I think we have chance to get promote this season.

    Except Colo,Geremi and Xisco, don’t mind if they go and we will save more than 200k/week. Sound good right ? but the problem is Nobody want them.

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  • magforlife

    Aug 26, 2009 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Another good article by George Caulkin telling it exactly as it is.
    http://www.true-faith.co.uk/tf/features.nsf/0/52D31F842BB1564C8025761D00838A79?OpenDocument

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  • Alex

    Aug 26, 2009 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Add Butt to the list of outs we do not need him , with Barton , Smith , Nolan & R Taylor we have enough expirence in midfield to help the likes of LuaLua ,Vuckic and the other young kids to come through . I would like to see Lovenkrands re signed too , his pace would be a good weapon to have and he can score goals . Also we need at least another 3 defenders 2 CB and another LB

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  • magforlife

    Aug 26, 2009 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Alex – the lack of strengthening of the squad is a disgrace, typical of our club when we make a great start there is always something to balls it up, last year it was the KK fiasco and now the muppets are at it again.
    Its quite clear they have no plan at all and are just “aving a larf. ”
    The Lambias streaking incident was well discussed on the Legends radio show last night and although our board dont care, i for one am ashamed that our club has been dragged so low.

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  • Lew Davies

    Aug 26, 2009 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #9

    Morning Lads, Is it not possible for the club to renegotiate the contracts with the over payed players? Or is it a case that the players WONT accept a cut in wages. (bless them, how would they survive on only 25k per week.) Would this not be a win win situation for NUFC? Or am I simply being naive?

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  • buda boom

    Aug 26, 2009 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #10

    Why on earth would we want Lovenkrands if the useless clown had not missed an open goal last season we would not be in the fizzy pop league he is crap

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  • Lew Davies

    Aug 26, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Yeek! That could be said of a lot of our players. But right now we need as many players as we can get. Also dont forget he DID score for us too.

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 26, 2009 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #12

    Lew Davies // Aug 26, 2009 at 7:58 AM

    Morning Lads, Is it not possible for the club to renegotiate the contracts with the over payed players? Or is it a case that the players WONT accept a cut in wages. (bless them, how would they survive on only 25k per week.) Would this not be a win win situation for NUFC? Or am I simply being naive?

    The players might earn higher wages than the average person but their outgoings will be relevant to them earnings.

    If they took a 50% cut they would probably be struggling to pay their mortgage the same as anyone else.

    Would you take a 50% pay cut and if you did would you still be in a position to honour your outgoings?

    I know their on high wages but we need to be realistic and ask ourselves if we would do the same.

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  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #13

    If I’ve got this the right way round, Villa bid for Richard Dunne and Everton to get Distain and they may be the moves that result in Taylor staying.

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  • Lew Davies

    Aug 26, 2009 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #14

    Stuart – I hear what you are saying, but that would be some mortgage mate. Most of there wages go straight into savings and investment schemes. How do you think Shearer managed to leave the club with £35M in the bank?????
    I know it wont happen, because these guys aren’t in the real world like you and I.

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  • Lew Davies

    Aug 26, 2009 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #15

    Buda- 3 goals actually, and one of them was against manure!

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  • Lew Davies

    Aug 26, 2009 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #16
  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #17

    Looking at last night’s posts, it seems that those that were using this site as a liaison/ dating facility have moved on, or sobered up!

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  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #18
  • RyanToon

    Aug 26, 2009 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #19

    Beckford going to Leicester then lads?

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  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #20

    Beckford going to Leicester then lads?

    Another one bites the dust!

    If there are to be any buys in the next few days, no doubt they’ll be from the leftovers department.

    Great innit, a club like this scratching for scraps.

    Rather than being known as Magpies, I think seagulls or pigeons might be more appropriate to the club these days.

    Well done Mr Ashley, we owe you an immense debt of gratitude.

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  • thud and blunder

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #21

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/newcastle/article6810336.ece

    even better news…NOT!!! i dont think Moat has the money either as this article states..

    stuck with Fat Ashley for another year…

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  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #22

    We love Newcastle we do
    We love Newcastle we do
    We love Newcastle we do
    Oh Newcastle we love you!!

    Just thought I would try and lighten the mood and get geared up for tonight!!

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  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #23

    Oh Thud and Blunder…. just when it looked as though the sun might shine on us…….. the skies have become very gray again.

    No money, no players, no manager plus an owner that doesn’t seem to care a monkey’s chuff – welcome to Newcastle United.

    Things can surely only get better…. can’t they?

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  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #24

    gray = grey!

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  • magpie6699

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #25

    lesh –
    And a great voice came through the grey clouds and said:
    “Smile, things could be worse!”

    So I smiled – and they got worse.

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  • thud and blunder

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #26

    exactly lesh…not having a go at Moat but why even consider trying to buy Newcastle if you don thave the funds to

    A) buy the club

    and

    B) have money to take the club forward ie transfer money etc…

    im as sick as a pig!!

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  • bowburnmag

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #27

    – A decent start to the season.
    – Potentially getting an owner who we hope can bring some decency and professionalism back to the club.
    – Potentially getting in a manager who the majority can get behind.
    – Steadier finances.
    – Some kids coming through showing promise.
    – A squad of players, who in the main, look like they want to be here for the right reasons.

    Of course, we can and do take a pessimistic view, that’s our right as football fans.

    But some things above to be positive about?

    I see it a bit like the recession. We’ve sunk pretty low but I feel like it’s coming to an end and we’re going to come out on the other side smiling. Do it like Yazz and the Plastic Population says I!

    The fumes are quite strong round here mind……

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  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #28

    N E W C – A S – T L E
    U N I – T E D

    Newcastle United Fc
    Fc
    Fc

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  • scotty81

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #29

    I’d be interested to know what Sir John Hall thinks of all this,as life president of the club surely he must have some sort of position in the boardroom,albeit not any sort of power but he must be able to share his views and opinions with Ashley & co and i find it hard to believe he can sit back and watch this shambolic bit of business management go on,regardless of whether it s a football club or a retail outlet !!!

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  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #30

    sootty81 @ 28,

    of course John Hall has a position in relation to the debacle, his hands are firmly locked on his cheque book!

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  • bill

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #31

    Sir John Hall got exactly what he was after when he took over at Newcastle – a lot of money. Do you think that he really cares?

    If he did he could have offered to buy the club back.

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  • toonsy

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #32

    Or at least offer to shove a bit of cash in Moats direction if needed.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 26, 2009 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #33

    And another from the boot locker:

    We are the Geordies,
    The Geordie boot boys,
    For we are mental,
    For we are mad,
    We are the loyalist,
    Football supporters,
    The world has ever had.

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  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2009 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #34

    A very optimistic post @26 Bowburnmag….. and the two worries in it are the potentials –

    Potentially getting an owner who we hope can bring some decency and professionalism back to the club and

    Potentially getting in a manager who the majority can get behind.

    They’re the key markers that’ll define the club’s future!

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  • geordie deb

    Aug 26, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #35

    John Hall should hang his head in shame. He was the one who allegedly gave Ashley 48 hours to decide to buy the club, giving him no time to do due diligence. Ashley being a gambler went for it instead of showing caution and then discovered he had been shafted when discovering the size of the club debts. John Hall couldn’t wait to line his pockets and is in no position to provide any guidance or lecturing. He knew the club was going into financial meltdown and probably couldn’t believe his luck that Ashley went for it. If SJH loved the club so much let him put his hand in his pocket, but that is not going to happen.

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  • shrews mag

    Aug 26, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #36

    Have we learnt nothing since the end of last season … the red top newspapers and all the other lazy journo’s are desperate to make us look like idiots …

    … no-one knows how much money Moat and his backers have … certainly not the journo’s …

    If he buys the club … for gods sake give the man a chance … fresh start …. clean slate and all that …

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  • bowburnmag

    Aug 26, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #37

    lesh – just taking my turn to bang the drum.

    I’ll be as low as the next Mag tomorrow unless a)we win tonight b) get a breakthrough or c) both.

    Now THAT’s optimistic.

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  • Bigbadbob

    Aug 26, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #38

    NUFC.COM reminding us that today is the anniversary of the Coventry game and the night Milner was sold, Mirror reporting Ashley is staying as he is encouraged by the crowds and has laughed off protests against him and its pouring down outside, the nightmare continues

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 26, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #39

    geordie deb // Aug 26, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    SJH didn’t give Ashley a 48 hr deadline to buy.

    Ashley rushed the purchase thus not doing due dilligence because there was someone else who had contacted SJH regarding purchasing the club.

    Ashley was greedy and thought he was getting a gold mine for a snip!

    Also to everyone who is saying Moat doesn’t have the funds to buy the club- Hows has he got this far down the line if he doesn’t have the cash?

    I’m sick of hearing Llambias say people need to show us proof of funds before we’ll talk. Well they’ve been talking to Moat for a few weeks so that would suggest he has the funds.

    It’s just Barclays and the transfering of the overdraft that is the issue.

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  • batty

    Aug 26, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #40

    geordie deb come off it ashley thought he was gettin the club very cheap so he jumped at the chance and it back fired on him

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