Steven Taylor Questioning Newcastle’s Ambition


Some worrying news about Steven Taylor is being reported in today’s Sunday Sun.

Steven Taylor – questioning Newcastle’s ambition?

The news last week was that a new extended contract was being drawn up for the Greenwich-born 24 year-old, but news today that Steven will certainly not be in any rush to sign the deal.

Chris Hughton had said last week that a contract offer for Taylor was imminent and even that discussions with the player had already begun.

Steven’s current deal runs only through next summer there is therefore some urgency on the club’s part to get the talented center-back tied up on Tyneside, where he has lived and been brought up since he was a few weeks old.

Taylor is on vacation in Los Angeles, and will have bo doubt watched the England debacle yesterday, and there is word he hasn’t been talking to the club – well not yet anyway.

Steven Taylor would interest a lot of top clubs if he elects to run down his contract and become a free agent next summer, that’s for sure.

A Sunday Sun source, said to be clost to Steven (we’d be surprised if it wasn’t Taylor himself) said yesterday:

“If the ambition of the club is right, he wants to stay,”

So this seems a story almost about nothing – since the lad doesn’t say he is not going to sign.

We think Steven will find that the position Newcastle are in now and where they want to be in a few seasons time will convince the youngster his career continues to be on Tyneside.

But of course, you never really know with these things.



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10 comments so far

  • Solaidback

    Jun 13, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Would anyone really blame him for not signing considering that Ashley doesn’t seem that bothered about the clubs ambition either!!!

    If he’s a future Englad star, thenhe would want to play for a club who’s ambition was to win things but with all the press regardings Ashley 5 year plan, maybe Tayls is considering his future outside of the TOON now…

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  • marshy

    Jun 13, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #2

    totally agree solaidback.

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  • coxonfamily

    Jun 13, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #3

    I will try not to believe this as its sunday papers… again!

    It would’nt be hard for the papers to make something like this up, but it does echo Shay Given’s reason for leaving doesn’t it… however if he stayed when we were getting relegated, i can’t see why he would question them now.

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  • Howay The Lads

    Jun 13, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #4

    ‘A Sunday Sun source, said to be clost to Steven (we’d be surprised if it wasn’t Taylor himself) said yesterday:

    “If the ambition of the club is right, he wants to stay,”’

    He talks about himself in third person, does he? Weird lad, if that’s true

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 13, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Can’t see any ambition under MA and wouldn’t blame Taylor if he left.
    If Chelsea,Arsenal etc are interested then they will offer more wages than us and he will have a chance to better himself like Milner,Given,Duff etc

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  • geordielad880

    Jun 13, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #6

    cant blame if he left, and not overly bothered either, he is overated anyways, yeah he is a geordie, but he is very rash at times, and his position sense is terrible, but we will only get around 5m for him, with him only having 1 year on his current deal.

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Jun 13, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Agree with GL880, if his positional sense was as good as his frequent self publicity campaigns he’d probably be the star he thinks he is.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 13, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #8

    GL880 and captain – could not have put it better myself. It’s that stupid moronic smirking grin of his that gets me.

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Jun 13, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Hang on, let’s lay off the lad. He’s a very solid defender that could easily have walked before now. He’s Geordie through and through and I’d pick him every week.

    However as others have said, I couldn’t blame him if he decided that he was wasting his time at Newcastle, with the lack of ambition shown by the club of late.

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  • Sav

    Jun 13, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Howay The Sherlock,

    Do you expect anyone would give an ‘in confidence’ interview and they print it in the first person, like?????

    Wouldn’t be very bright if he did that, now, would it?

    I’d say even Tayls could figure that out.
    That’s a very clever way you’ve figured out of spotting if its the protagonist giving the interview, like.

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