Steven Taylor To Miss Out On Newcastle First Team Squad?

The Premier League clubs have to provide a list of 25 players for their first team squad, and Steven Taylor may not be in that list for Newcastle, according to a report in yesterday’s People.

Steven Taylor – not included in Magpies’ 25 man squad?

The former England Under-21 captain is expected to be out of action up to 10 weeks with his dislocated shoulder, which he sustained in his first match back at Carlisle United two weeks ago, after being out with a knee ligament injury since last January.

Newcastle commented on Taylor’s injury last week saying the 24 year-old defender would be out for up to three months, and the People (yes it’s Alan Oliver) says Newcastle may loan the player out for November and December,  to prove his fitness following his recovery.

They go on to say Taylor would be devastated by that – but we think that’s a little ludicrous to suggest such a course of action for a loyal player – but it is true that Steven still hasn’t signed his new contract, but we’re hoping that’s just a matter of time.

Steven’s current contract runs out at the end of the season, and we’re quite confident Taylor will commit his future to his local Tyneside club, the only club he’s ever wanted to play for.

So this may sound a little startling to Newcastle fans, that Steven will not be included in the 25 man list,  but we just don’t think that will happen.

We’ll put it down to Sunday paper sensational headline syndrome.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • saroof

    Aug 9, 2010 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #1

    what nonsense is this!!!

  • rkw

    Aug 9, 2010 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #2

    saroof, that’s a fine word for it. Doesn’t make any good sense at all.

  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2010 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #3

    This stupid cosidering we haven’t got a squad of 25,wish ppl wd learn the rules players under 21 don’t need to b named in sqaud but can ply at anytime ie,, gosling,ranger,vukic,kadar r squad ony comes to 22 meanin we can sign players without havin to sell

  • noir9

    Aug 9, 2010 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Even by “the people’s” standard this is utter nonsense, we don’t even currently have 25 players to name.

  • Solaidback

    Aug 9, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Alan Oliver – what more can you say!!!!

  • Charlietoon

    Aug 9, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Perhaps not that far fetched as it would only leave him out until xmas. Here’s a quick count

    I’m sure I have missed someone but thats 24 players with S Taylor in and with Sol, Perch, Williamson, Kadar and Collo in Chris may decide he can do without him for 6 months.

    Ranger on loan would free up a spot….though Smith would free up some cash to go towards perhaps Ben Arfa or a proper defensive midfielder

  • Flair:20

    Aug 9, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #7

    Even if we sign Ben Arfa, we still have at least two spare places in the squad of 25 and there’s no way we’re going to sign more than two players after we (hopefully) get Arfa. Thus we can conclude that speculating over Taylor being left out of the squad is completely and utterly pointless and is a waste of people’s time.

  • Charlietoon

    Aug 9, 2010 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Hang on forgot Xisco in that mob so there is 25 players……

    If we get anyone else in someone on that list is going to miss out

  • MacToon

    Aug 9, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #9

    Charlietoon, read post 3!

  • Charlietoon

    Aug 9, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #10

    No I refuse!

  • Abhik

    Aug 9, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #11

    What the hell is this ?????
    Hughton wat r u doing????
    Give him back his usual Centre Back position..he is way better than Inexperienced Williamson, Ageing Campbell & Colloccinni who is often guilty for his attacking attitude which costs a quick counter attack goal…..

  • xfer

    Aug 9, 2010 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Not a chance. We aint got enough depth, and thats not including those under 21 players who need not be registered!

  • baro

    Aug 9, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Steven Taylor is our best CB I don’t know why u guys don’t like him. Cause he is injured?


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