Newcastle Manager Laments Taylor Injury – But That’s Football


There was confirmation yesterday that 24 year-old Steven Taylor will be out of action for three months as the defender recovers from surgery on his dislocated shoulder.

Steven Taylor – out until early November

It’s bad news for the Newcastle youngster who will play very few games in 2010 after only just recovering from a knee ligament operation in January.

And Chris Hughton talked about Steven’s latest injury yesterday:

“We’re looking at three months, which is a big blow for us and for Steve.” He missed the second part of last season through injury and to continue that into this season is a major disappointment.”

“We have lost a very good player in a vital position.” “It’s something we have to deal with and hopefully he’ll be involved in a large number of games for the remainder of the season on his return.”

Steven will be very frustrated that this has happened as the Greenwich-born youngster was looking forward to getting back into the Newcastle team, and helping them survive and maybe even do reasonably well next term.

But this is football and what almost every player has to put up with at some stage in his career.

Just ask Alan Shearer, who had two or three lengthy spells out through serious injury – but he still had one magnificent career.

733 first class games and 379 goals!

So Steven can take some encouragement from that.

Comments welcome.



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20 comments so far

  • Charlietoon

    Jul 30, 2010 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Well I think he’d be mad if he didn’t gobble up any contract coming his way because after being out of the game for almost a year he’ll need to show he can still play. I think Williamson is the better centre back anyway

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  • WesJameson

    Jul 30, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Agreed there Charlietoon, only thing is Williamson is a tad bit slow, but then again Taylor aint no Hussein Bolt 🙂

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jul 30, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Charlietoon & WesJameson I’m sorry but you both obviously know nowt about football if you think Williamson is better than Steven Taylor. Mark my words Taylor will play for England I hope he’s still with the toon when he does. Williamson is a reasonable Championship centreback who will only be a backup at Newcastle. Until Taylor is fit the two centre backs will be Campbell & Collo

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  • Doha Mag

    Jul 30, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #4

    We need to sign this boy up for the next 4 to 5 years or sell him before we lose him on a Bossman. However, who’s going to buy him now if he’s out for 3 months?

    I’m hearing he’s after 55k per week which is far too much for a boy of his ability.

    Maybe his salary can be performance related based on appearances, winning bonuses, etc as I really want Steven to stay with his home town…..

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  • geordielad880

    Jul 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    geordiedoonsouth its not fair to say chalietoon and wesameson know nothing about football because they think williamson is better than taylor, what makes your OPINION so right like??? I have to agree with them personally, i said yesterday how little i rate taylor as a player and person, yeah he might play for england, but thats not exactly saying much these days, we have a serious lack of decent centre halfs, they are all the same, strong, big and slow, we dont have anyone who has pace, and can read the game, hopefully smalling will make it at man utd

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  • lewman

    Jul 30, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #6

    rio ferdinand, geordielad. although he spends more time injured than fit

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  • geordielad880

    Jul 30, 2010 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    rio ferdinand??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? he is terrible when fit

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  • lewman

    Jul 30, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #8

    maybe in the land of only 4 good players in the whole world.
    i bet you think lucio and raul albiol are rubbish too

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  • geordielad880

    Jul 30, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #9

    lucio and chiellini are the best two centre halfs in the world in my opinion

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  • WesJameson

    Jul 30, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #11

    @ Geordiedoonsooth // Jul 30, 2010 at 9:51

    Cheers Mate, glad too see you woke up on the RIGHT side of the bed!!

    The only reason, you think Taylor is better, is because the commentator mentions his name more

    Williamson is more calm and collected, and is far less prone to errors

    I mean Taylor is MUCH MUCH better at right back than centre back, that alone says a MILLION things in favour of Williamson mate

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  • WesJameson

    Jul 30, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #12

    @ geordielad880 // Jul 30, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Cheers mate!!

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  • geordielad880

    Jul 30, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #13

    Newcastle could have a really good side with a couple of additions:- onouha, pennant (loan) bit of a risk, but a good player, and unlike ben arfa proven in prem. Still would like a striker, but no proven ones available in our price range

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  • geordielad880

    Jul 30, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #14

    I really want newcastle to sign cairney from hull city, mark my words he will be a top player in 2-3 years time, they have just tied him down to a long term contract

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  • lewman

    Jul 30, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #15

    geordielad i would agree that vidic is better than rio but would you really complain if we got rio ferdinand on a free transfer.
    also that list says busquets is over rated which i would disagree with completely as he is brilliant at the simple job he does for barca.

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  • mattnufc

    Jul 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Disaster imo, but RB looks even more vulnerable.

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  • geordielad880

    Jul 30, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #17

    yeah i would complain if we got ferdinand on a free, they would be an even bigger queue for the treatment table, i rate collocini as a better player.
    I agree mattnufc, RB is our most vulnerable position.

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  • eltoro

    Jul 30, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #18

    Our defensive record did get a lot worse without Taylor back end of last season.

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  • slazberger

    Jul 30, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #19

    you could put almost any player that plays in the PL thanks to our press. they build them up so they can knock them down. example ronaldo was the best player in the world two years ago according to the press but now he plays in another country its rooney or torres etc

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  • lewman

    Jul 30, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #20

    i thought it was messi and iniesta. and before the world cup, messi and xavi who were talked as being the best.
    alex ferguson likes to say that rooney is the best and used to do the same with ronaldo and even beckham. but ronaldo mwas the most inform player in the world when he got those 44 goals.

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