Newcastle Ready To Sell Steven Taylor This Summer

There is some surprising news in today’s Sunday Sun, that Newcastle have already decided to cash in on Steven Taylor this summer, but they will at the same time stick with Andy Carroll.

Steven Taylor – Newcastle ready to sell this summer?

This is surprising because it appeared from the reports that Andy Carroll was the aggressor, and Andy still has an assault charge at a Newcastle night club to be heard in the Newcastle courts next month.

A Newcastle source said:

“Steven Taylor is the victim in all this. Yet the way some people are acting you would think he was the guilty one.”

“There is a powerful clique of players in the Newcastle dressing room and he’s not in it. Perhaps this is why there is all this support for Andy Carroll.”

The news is also that Steven has suffered a double fracture of his jaw, and it may be some time before his is ready to play again.

We had already reported that Premier League clubs like Aston Villa, Everton and Fulham have been linked with a summer move for Taylor.

A double fracture of the jaw usually takes between six to eight weeks to heal, but sportsmen are often advised to wait as long as four months for the fracture to fully heal, so just when Steven will be fully fit is questionable.

The Sunday Sun is implying that Steven may not have fully recovered for the club to be able to sell him this summer.

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has refused to comment on the alleged confrontation with Andy Carroll, and that’s helped quell the outrage on Tyneside.

But new news that Newcastle had another row between players, when
Joey Barton clashed with Fabrice Pancrate on the eve of the Bristol City game last Saturday.

But there is no real proof this ever happened, but look for this to be headlines when the Sunday Sun report is picked up by news outlets today.

Steven Taylor would like to stay on Tyneside, so surely some agreement can be reached to keep both local lads at the club.

It would be Newcastle’s loss if either player is sold this summer.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • nufc2009

    Mar 28, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #1

    if antbody should be sold it should be carroll

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Mar 28, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #2


  • tobes

    Mar 28, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t know if there is any truth to this, but in a similar article a journalist implied that Nolan was in charge of the dressing room and Carroll his right hand man. Carroll and Nolan have the same agent and have apprently become fast friends. Taylor supposedly hates this little alliance. If there is any truth to this it is worrying. That said, there were no direct quotes from any players so probably more tabloid crap.

  • Steve_48

    Mar 28, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Tobes – I read the same sh*t, thought we were supposed to be a “Team”, hope this is not true and the idiots can come to their senses – fat chance.

  • ginkoh

    Mar 28, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #5

    For the football view, I want to keep Taylor than Carrol but it’s all about team and Newcastle United. I just hope CH know what’s he doing and do the right thing. It’s the big test for him to be good manager.

  • magpie6699

    Mar 28, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Can’t believe Joey Barton has had a row with another player – that’s a first!

  • richietoon

    Mar 28, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #7

    the article that was mentioned is written by a very anti-toon reporter.If,as it seems 1 has to go imo it would be Tayls purely because it would be alot harder to replace a goal scorer whereas in defence I don’t think we look too bad.As for the Barton thing,so what? every club in every training session there will be arguements over tackles.3 points Monday.HWTL

  • Charlietoon

    Mar 28, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #8

    They will both play for England one day so they need to move on. If that fact is put to the two of them I expect they will get their act together. Goal scorers are generally seen as more valuable than defenders especially as their worth is easier to measure.

    We don’t know the whole story but if Bridge had of thumped Terry people would not have held it against him.

    12 mill and he can go.

  • Charlietoon

    Mar 28, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Thats taylor for 12 mill. I for one want Carroll to stay.

  • tobes

    Mar 28, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #10

    Steve_48- I Agree

    If Barton has beat up Fabrice surely thats got to be it.

  • seetow1

    Mar 28, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #11

    staylor!!! let stayls stay he has the heart of a lion and he is a proven premiership centreback, and we can’t really say that about mike williamson or colo for that matter. look at chopra he’s scoring like free in the championship but he couldn’t buy a goal in the premiership, the same might happen to carroll. i say if it comes down to a straight up choice, sell the thug for gods’ sake. at least we know stevie taylor puts the club first at all times and he loves newcastle united. can’t say the same about carroll who has never come out and professed his adulation for our wonderful club in quite the same way

  • BeeGuy

    Mar 28, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #12

    I think we can all rest assured that whoever gets sold or bought will be done with some discussion by CH & top mgt. One can talk about “locker room harmony” all day, but the reality is that there are 40+ people in that group and there is bound to be friction. The task is to sort out and channel that friction so it enhances play on the pitch, or at least does not hurt team performance. The mgt. can do quite a bit, but I’d expect the players agents to be working hard to keep their players “social” so they can maximize contract earnings and thus their commissions. Some of the hotter headed stars likely need a personal assistant that carries around a cattle prod to keep the star from mixing it up with teammates and the public.

  • wsquare

    Mar 28, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #13

    joey barton out jack wilshere in


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