West Ham Want Newcastle’s Steven Taylor

It’s a Sunday and no shortage of stories on Newcastle today, although most of them will not be true – but what’s new?

Steven Taylor – West Ham interested

There is news in the People today from Alan Oliver that West Ham want to get Newcastle’s Steven Taylor in the summer.

With the altercation between Carroll and Steven Taylor still in our minds, we can expect these two players to be news all the time in the summer, as going to leave Newcastle for some other club, and we have a number of clubs already said to be after Andy Carroll.

But you have to remember these two lads have both been brought up on Tyneside and are out and out Newcastle supporters, just like the rest of us.

So if there is still any friction between them still, we hope Chris Hughton will bang their heads together and tell them to patch things up  – if only for the good of the home town club they both love.

So we expect both players to be in the Newcastle squad for next season, and hopefully for many seasons to come.

The news is that Steve Clarke, the Chelsea assistant manager who was on Tyneside for a year with Dutchman Ruud Gullit,, wants to bring in the 24 year-old former England Under-21 captain.

There is news today that West Ham want to bring in Martin Jol as manager in the summer, if they survive in the Premiership, and we cannot see Franco Zola or Steve Clarke there next season.

But apparently there is support in the West Ham boardroom to sign the Newcastle defender.

We cannot stop clubs coming after our players – in fact it’s a compliment, but we think Chris Hughton wants to keep all of his current squad and will only let Fitz Hall, Nicky Butt, Fabrice Pancrate and Kazenga LuaLua leave in the summer.

The good news is that Steven Taylor is back in full training on Tyneside, and hopes to play some part in the club’s final Championship game against QPR.

That would be great.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • TinoAsprilla

    Apr 18, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #1

    Butt, Pancrate, Hall

    Xisco, LuaLua, Zamblera

    Loan out:
    Ranger, Forster, Tozer

    Ledley (free), Kris Boyd (free), M.G. Pederson (Free), Wilson (1-3mill), Driver (1-3mill), O’Hara (3-4mill).

  • eltoro

    Apr 18, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Does Lua Lua have to go?
    He’s still young and has been injured a lot this season. He has had a successful loan speel this season and could be loaned out again next season.
    He has great pace and when he first came into the team for a few games looked very lively and creative from a central position. In previous seasons he has scored lots of goals in reseve and youth teams so I think we could keep him a bit longer

  • Bucks mag

    Apr 18, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #3

    eltoro – I like him but I think he’s had his time, he’s been on the verge of the first team-ish since 2007/08, and he hasn’t made an impact in that time.

    Two players in a similar situation to him are Ngo Baheng and Danquah, I thought thay were quite highly rated but they’ve been stuck in the reserve team, not getting near the firsts.

  • TinoAsprilla

    Apr 18, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #4

    what is the deal with Zamblera, massive fuss made when we signed him, 2 seasons loaned out, never done anything, hoping Spear isn’t the same

  • baro

    Apr 18, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #5


    They were calling Aaron Spear the next Wayne Rooney. So hope he turns out good. Still young too.

  • UTD111

    Apr 18, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s not fair on Aaron Spear to say he’ll grow up to be a fat, ugly scouser LOL

  • Bao Zheng

    Apr 19, 2010 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #7

    Double fun. Alan Oliver – what comes below contempt, pity? And that West Ham have any money to buy anyone.


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