Newcastle After Davies – But Steven Taylor Going Nowhere

There is a report in the Northern Echo today that says Newcastle are interested in one of their former targets – 25 year-old Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies.

Curtis Davies – good player but bad injury record

But the report suggests the club will only go after Curtis if they sell Steven Taylor – but we think the club would be daft to sell Steven, and we just don’t see that happening.

Too much has been made of the altercation between Andy Carroll and Steven on 21st March, and both local lads will stay at the club this summer.   But we do expect lots of transfer talk about both leaving the club – and this is one article in that category.

Curtis is a good player but his injury record is not, and he seems too injury prone to be a good acquisition for Newcastle.   It’s time Newcastle looked at the injury records for the players they may sign in the summer, because it’s usually a good gauge of how many games they will be able to play each season.

Villa manager Martin O’Neill paid out a ridiculous  £8M to sign Davies in July of 2008, when Newcastle were said to be interested, but will not get anywhere near that amount for Curtis this summer.

Curtis made just 3 appearances last season, as injury again ravaged the player’s career, but he had appeared 45 times the season before for the Villa.

Sources in the Midlands claim Villa would accept around £4M for Davies, but hey – we’d rather keep Steven Taylor, who is both a better player and less injury prone.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Ericles

    May 13, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #1

    Taylor is going nowhere. When are these media pundits going to realise that we are wise to their unsubstantiated blatherings? Surely these warbling clowns can see that we know they are making it up as they go along? Pass the bronco!

  • Brutooon

    May 13, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #2

    curtis davies would be a good signing. only with the right price

  • noir9

    May 13, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #3

    What needs to be sorted asap are new long contracts for both taylor & carrol. If Taylor won’t sign he will have to be sold or he can leave on a free next summer & the club would only get a bit of compensation instead of a decent fee this summer.

  • peterktoon

    May 13, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Andy Carroll has been out and said he wants to stay at newcastle but what about Steven Taylor..??

    Im a bit worried by the fact that Taylor has been so quitet. He maybe dosn’t feel welcome at newcaslte anymore

  • Chris F

    May 13, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #5

    yeah, and i want to know why joey barton hasn’t come out and told us his opinions on the new burgers at mcdonalds.

    why is he so quiet on the matter? what’s going on, we need to know NOW!!!!

    oh yeah, that’s right, we don’t.

  • The Entertainers

    May 13, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Firstly i dont want to sell a local lad in the same age and talent scale of a lad we are rumoured to be buying, doesnt make sense!

    Davies alongside Williamson, Taylor and Colo, now that i would be happy with.

  • Marky Mark

    May 13, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #7

    I want to know, when we are going to see our new shits??!!

  • Marky Mark

    May 13, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Oh sorry Might be right the firts time

  • N.U.F.C 4 LIFE

    May 13, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Does this not meen hall is not coming back or kadar might be going out on loan ? :/

  • Newutd

    May 13, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Buy a chronically injured player? Smart.

  • Doha Mag

    May 13, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #11

    If Taylor doesn’t sign a new contract it’s essential NUFC cash in and sell him at a decent price this summer.

    I’d prefer Wheater to Davies but either at a decent price are needed for next season!

  • Bucks mag

    May 13, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Hmm I would like to have him for the sake of it, however I don’t think we really need him.

  • BudroBeardo

    May 13, 2010 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Contract talks with Taylor should be imminent. If he doesn’t sign, cash in and off he goes. I’d love him to stay, but the club does not afford to lose him for free next year.
    What comes to this summers transfer targets, his situation is crucial.

  • Bao Zheng

    May 14, 2010 at 4:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Good call to sign Mr Punch aka Wheater. Good player, strong character, nasty streak.


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