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Steven Taylor Out For Three Months – Official


It’s good that Newcastle have just signed Sol Campbell,  because official news today that Steven Taylor will be out until the end of October ( a full 3 months) with his shoulder injury.

Steven Taylor – big blow for Newcastle

We had reported over the weekend that unofficial news was reporting  he would be out until that time, but it’s now official, with the Newcastle medical staff ruling him out until the end of October.

Taylor was injured during the Newcastle friendly at Carlisle on Saturday, July 17th, and the defender had only just recovered from his serious knee injury from the game in January against WBA, and indeed it was his first game back.

A Newcastle club statement was issued today:

“Newcastle United can confirm that Steven Taylor is expected to be sidelined for three months.”

“Steven has had surgery on his left shoulder which he dislocated at Carlisle and after further assessment of the injury in the past week the medical bulletin is that it will be a three month period of rehabilitation.”

As we said, it will be good that Sol is available to play in central defense, and when Steven does return he could well find himself playing right back at Newcastle, in a back four of  Taylor (S) Campbell Coloccini Enrique.

Comments welcome.


65 comments so far

  • lewman

    Jul 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #41

    i would add about another 5 or six teams to that list howay man

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  • freddie

    Jul 29, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #42

    southerngeordie. Like you i am also down south and none of my friends think he have a great little squad. We have a manager who is unproven at the highest level. We would have walked the championship whoever was in charge. We have signed perch and gosling who are untried at the top level and signed an ageing defender on his last legs. Add that to a squad of players who couldnt keep us up last time with better players like bassong than we have now and i think it is a recipe for disaster.

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  • baro

    Jul 29, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #43

    CRAP. Steven Taylor is out for 3 months… We really need this true Geordie. He is brilliant center back. All I’m hoping at the moment is for another defender to get injured. It would be horror. Hopefully Sol Campbell can jump into the CB spot and be comfortable and dominant with his tackles.

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  • howay man

    Jul 29, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #44

    lewman well there you go then, either way we have more than enough to stay up this season, but hopefully we can get another 2 players in, 1 of which I hope will be Jamie O’hara.

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  • freddie

    Jul 29, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #45

    lewman- i would be interested to see who you can add. I will give you blackpool and west brom who are relegation certanties but i am not having Birmingham. Wigan have money to make there defence stronger and i would argue that it isnt weaker than ours at present.Its going to be a long painful season.

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  • baro

    Jul 29, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #46

    Where is CRAIGCOOZY???

    I wonder who we are going to sign next?? Hatem Ben Arfa?

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Jul 29, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #47

    this tayls business may become a blessin in disguise. bare with me…
    sol was a great signing for many reasons, none greater than the fact that he is exactly what the back 4 need now and the last 3 years. tayls’ progression has slowed imo, due to the fact that alot has been put on his shoulders. he was given the 27 and in his head the mix of cockiness (in him feeling he’s the best cb on the team) and his agresivness (due to his desire to do well for the toon) have slowed his consistency. sol can help him progress by example alone, without even coaching. now with talys out, sol can slide in there without any muttering for tayls and show him how the position should be handled. then when tayls comes back, playing along side him at rb would further his progression in a first hand way.
    maybe more importantly, sol will also lift the play of colo with his steadiness. one thing i’ve felt was always a problem for colo, was tayls. tayls would catch a rush of blood and colo would get caught out tryin to cover for him. towards the end of last season it was obvious to me that the elevation of colo’s play was more dude to having a steadier williamson next to him vs tayls. with sol next to him i believe you’ll see colo’s play elevate even further.
    if this line of events can help tayls take a step back, and start learning again, then he will truly progress into the player he already believes he is. then the toon will once again have a stud in the back…

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 29, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #48

    Steve1980@26

    ‘But seriously, Nolan and Smith are finished at this level – no pace, far far too slow for this league. Sell both….’

    Try as I might, Watson, I see no flaw in the logic of this statement; which is is not at all encouraging for our vacant captaincy.

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Jul 29, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #49

    @cap 47 (and nolan haters)
    this isn’t fantasy footy. You can’t have glit and glammour all over the pitch. What nolan does isn’t pretty but it is effective and on a squad that at times struggles to find an end product, he is top 3 in finishing.
    But above all else, what he brings to the dressing room is more important than 20 goals a season. It’s a team game and he is currently the glue of this ship. He’s the kind of player that plays for the front on the shirt not the back, and serves as a great leader on a young squad. I think a lot of you toon fans who would wish him gone could learn a lot from his example…

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  • lewman

    Jul 29, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #50

    would add the mackems, blackburn, west ham freddie. upson is rubbish as showed in the world cup and he is the best defender at west ham, the mackems star signing titus bramble and blackburn are crap but i suppose they will have 11 players defending most of the time so i am unsure weather i can add them.
    birmingham are just like stoke and i am undecided on the both of them but if pearch comes good then we should be better than the both of them in that area.

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  • lewman

    Jul 29, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #51

    agree that nolan is good, he alwayskeeps himself composed when needed, but on the other side of things smith is sh1t3

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #52

    ‘What nolan does isn’t pretty but it is effective…’ JG@48

    I don’t hate the guy, far from it, but he was pretty much at his level in the Fizzy, which means he will be OK against the lower half Prem teams but he will struggle badly against pace or skill. He certainly ain’t gonna net double figures again. I can think of many rock-solid non-league players like Nolan, but regardless of their 110% commitment they ain’t gonna make it in the Prem!!

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  • howay man

    Jul 29, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #53

    what about the possibility of loaning jimmy bullard?

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 29, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #54

    howay man

    You must be kidding mate lol???????

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Jul 29, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #55

    CB@52
    the hate comment wasn’t aimed at you. you have a lot more sense than some others on here.
    i think his goals tally will reflect how he is used because he doesn’t have the pace to go box to box but if he is used to sit behind the striker i can see him getting 8 to 13 goals this year. he has an uncanny way of putting the ball in the net by any means.
    i agree that effort alone can’t cut it, (see butt and the loss of hair on my head as a result) but he is more than that. though he lacks in pace he still has a quality about him and the leadership he brings is priceless.
    as far as smudge goes, unless he finds a form that has eluded him in blk/wht, he will be fazed out this yr much like butt was last year. but at this point our squad is too thin to start letting players go. we are 3 or 4 injuries away from disaster and on tyneside, injuries are an expectation not a fluke event.

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  • Freddie

    Jul 29, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #56

    just to make this clear, i am a different freddie to the freddie who is making ridiculous statements! we may not have world class players now, but we have team players which will be a lot more effective than the tripe we used to have! sol campbell is a great signing as he steadies an already good defence (possibly the toon’s best thing last season was our defence), and for those of you who are slagging off nolan, are you stupid? he was our player of the year (other than JE) and should be our captain! get behing our team for once!
    ps what does imo mean? and who is mcloving?
    (am new to this blogging malarky)

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  • Thump

    Jul 29, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #57

    Big no to jimmy bullard – on loan or otherwise.

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  • lewman

    Jul 29, 2010 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #58

    in my opinion and lovenkrands, @Freddie with a capital F

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  • Freddie

    Jul 29, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #59

    why the capital f is lovenkrands called mclovin?
    he is no resemblance to the characteroff superbad!

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  • Freddie

    Jul 29, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #60

    and yeh, no to jimmy bullard! hes a top lad, but too old and weve got better players!

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  • Obafan

    Jul 29, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #61

    If the others stay fit, S. Taylor will not be missed in the team. Still think he is so overrated and Campbell and COlo should defo be ahead of him. I didn’t see Williamson play often, but from what I read he was quite solid. So perhaps he might be third choice.

    Only solution put Taylor when fit at RB, but perhaps also there other options are as good or even better.

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  • lewman

    Jul 29, 2010 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #62

    the other freddie uses a lowercase f Freddie. sorry i have no idea why lovenkrands is called mclovin and have never seen superbad.

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 29, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #63

    I thought it was McLovin ’cause he came from Rangers which is a football team from Glasgow (which is a big city in Scotland where Mc or Mac is often used at the start of surnames of people from that particular country).

    In fact the Mc prefix means son (of), similar in use to the Irish O which originally meant grandson (of) and Mac was also used in Ireland but largely died out leaving Mac/Mc surnames generally Scottish and O’ surnames generally Irish. The Mac/Mc names are generally Highland surnames but not always so, Lowlander and Norse descendants also used this titling to some extent. Nic means daughter but the usage has not fed into surnames in the same way as Mac/Mc.

    The irony being that Mr Lovenkrands is Danish where patronomycs play a lesser part in the vernacular familial nomenclature.

    Or maybe I just got the wrong end of the stick….?

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  • Freddie

    Jul 29, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #64

    captain beefheart….. i like the way you think! (not that i understand a word of it)

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  • lewman

    Jul 29, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #65

    i always thought i was quite clever, but not any more thanks to captain beefheart.
    maybe i am just a bit young (25) to understand such an advanced vocabulary.

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