Steven Taylor Wants To Leave Newcastle – We Don’t Believe It


We just don’t believe the recent report that’s been widely circulated,  but originated in the  Daily Express, that Steven Taylor wants to leave Newcastle.

Steven Taylor – with the Championship trophy

The report suggests that the Newcastle defender is eager to move to Liverpool, and the report goes on to say that Steven is all ready to quit his home-town club.

A separate report earlier had said that new manager Roy Hodgson wanted him there.   But where did they get all this information about Steven wanting to leave come from?

Most of it comes from an un-named source close to Steven saying he was frustrated at Newcastle – and boy that source sure does get around.

This is what the secret source is supposed to have told the Daily Express:

“Steven is frustrated over the lack of ambition. Like all Newcastle fans, he just wants the club to become a force again.”

Where does the source say that Steven wants to leave?

If you just look at what he actually said – then we all want Newcastle to become a force in the PL again – and we’ll have a much better chance of doing that if Steven stays at Newcastle to help us – that’s for sure.

That’s one interpretation – but is that the one that’s been widely circulated?

Not on your life – he wants to leave the club he’s been at for 14 years – that’s the story that’s making the rounds, because he’s fed up at Newcastle.

Steven was born in Greenwich of  Geordie parents, who then moved within weeks of his birth to Whitley Bay, where Steven was raised as a Newcastle United supporter, and of course he was also a ball boy at Newcastle during the great  Kevin Keegan era in the 1990s.

Why would Steven want to leave Newcastle now?

He pledged his allegiance last summer, and that’s when the club were at their lowest ebb for at least 17 years, and he didn’t bolt under that very strenuous situation, but instead said he would stay to help Newcastle get backto the PL – where they belong.

Well he’s now done that – and he wants to leave now?   We think not.

Steven may want to see what type of players Chris Hughton will be able to bring in this summer, don’t we all, but he may be surprised at the quality Hughton  can get – at least with some decent loan signings.

Of course a reality is that Steven’s contract runs out next summer, and until he signs a new one, the gossip press will continue to push this story hard – but again – we just don’t believe it.

Comments welcome.



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9 comments so far

  • baro

    Jul 6, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #1

    About time somebody spells Steven Taylor right. Good job ED!

    I really hope he stays as it is his home town club. He has been here his whole life and we really need him 4 ever. All I have to say is he is one true Geordie. 🙂

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jul 6, 2010 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Whats up baro, my stateside toon brother..Look i dont see tayls leaving now. Why would he stay after committing to us in the soda pop and soldiering in the trenches to get us out and back where we belong. I might have believed it after the “no capital outlay” bs, but now we all know newcastle has money to spend so if he didnt bail then last year, and he didnt bail or say he was going to after the statement, why would he leave now when newcastle are obviously about to spend some cash and beef up the squad. Things are looking bright on tyneside right now. Ashley is gonna square the books away and get us on a good financial setting. He obviously wanted everyone to think we were broke and couldnt spend much so no teams took our head off in the transfer market with inflated transfer fees. Ashley is making smart moves for once and for the first time in 2 years i support him. And last the gaffer Sir Chris Hughton is being smart and shrewd picking out good players to boost the squad instead of splashing millions for overpaid cowards with no heart. I am so pumped and happy to be a toon army soldier and cant wait for the season to start.

    toon army til i die

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  • Bucks mag

    Jul 6, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d really like him to stay, he’s one of my favorite players even if he is a bit pants sometimes.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 7, 2010 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #4

    Gary Cahill is being touted at the 15million mark.

    Both players are young english and have been on the fringes of the england squad.

    So surely thats the benchmark for any bids, assuming the player will sign a new contract that is!

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  • Thump

    Jul 7, 2010 at 3:30 AM

    Comment #5

    I stopped reading at “Daily Express”.

    Am I the only person guilty of this?

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 7, 2010 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Last week he was supposedly off to Liverpool or Arsenal? Next week Inter or Barcelona? Who knows what fairyland the DIY Taylor family publicity machine will dream up on their PC?

    He bleeds green this lad, and it’s not as if he’s indispensable. I’ve said it before – but so has he (frequently) – so call his bluff and sell him. He is constantly undermining the team with his whining self promotional press releases, and I feel safer with Willo at the back anyway.

    Chris, stamp down on him hard. It’s not the papers’ fault they will print any old crap. He was at it all last season as well. I am surprised that so many fans can’t see it.

    If only he’d put half the time into improving his positional game and on-field concentration (but maybe he’s too busy composing his next press release in his head to notice that he’s on the wrong side of the attacker – oh well, where’s his shirt tail…).

    Cash him in now and spend it wisely, you know it makes sense. Meanwhile file under liability to be disposed off.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 7, 2010 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #7

    captain beefheart, absolutely spot on . I wouldn’t shed any tears if he went. I think his silence on the matter is deafening and says everything.

    Not liked by team mates, huge ego, poor positional sense, thinks he’s the keeper and so what if he is a geordie, so am I , doesn’t make me good enough to play for NUFC.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 7, 2010 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #8

    anyone put a bid in round the £8m – £10m mark, they can have him, as they say, every player has their price!

    We played the majority of last season without him, and I dont think he was missed, so if we can get the cash to fund a quality striker then, goodbye!

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  • Doha Mag

    Jul 7, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    Taylor’s contract has one year to run then he’s a free agent. If Taylor doesn’t extend his contract this summer we should sell him or risk getting very little for him next year.

    I have no problem with Taylor getting a decent contract extension and a pay rise; good for him as it’s what we all look to achieve in our jobs.

    Steven Taylor is potentially a future England internatonal and would like to keep him at the club but he must sign and commit his future to Newcastle or we must sell…..

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