Good News – Steven Taylor Finally Back In Training


24 year-old Steven Taylor is finally back in training after recovering from the shoulder injury he sustained in July.

Steven Taylor – returned to training on Monday
Steven is an experienced Premier League player and should be able to force himself into the first team starting line-up but this weekend against Sunderland may come too early for the Greenwich-born star.

Unfortunately it is still not clear if Taylor’s intentions are to stay with the club, and he remains on the transfer list after still failing to agree a new contract last month.  Indeed Paul Stretford, who negotiated Wayne Rooney’s new contract at Manchester United last week,  is Steven’s agent.

We’re not sure if that’s good or bad in terms of  getting Steven to sign a new contract on Tyneside.

But Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has constantly said that the center-back is still a big part of his Newcastle plans,  and the manager still hopes he can be persuaded to sign a new deal – soon.

Hughton talked about the former England U21 International:

“He has trained today, which was his first day of training with the team and we will assess how his week goes.”

“It might just be too early for the weekend, but certainly if he comes through this week it will be very shortly after that.”

It’s good to have Steven back, but we’d be a lot happier if the youngster would sign for Newcastle, simply because he’s a local lad and he’s a terrific player.

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9 comments so far

  • estechco

    Oct 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Sign up or ship out as far as I’m concerned!

    Football already has too many overpaid prima donna’s as far as I’m concerned

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Oct 26, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #2

    I belive that if CH ask Taylor if he would agree to sign on “this term” He would say Yes. But its those bloody agents that wants to earn there money!

    Come on Taylor, sign up!

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  • Sav

    Oct 26, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Stretford must End.
    The man is a a greedy menace, a leech.

    Taylor needs to know he ain’t Rooney.
    Get fit son and either sign on for the club you profess to love or ship out as a greedy hytpocrite in January and take your agent with yer. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out – or Stretford will sue for damages.

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  • BeeGuy

    Oct 26, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Taylor is probably making more money at Newcastle than he could command anywhere else, but he has to test the waters. There may be a desperate club out there willing to pony up a bigger pile. Then it is up to Taylor to decide how happy he might be with a relegation threatened team, or one needing him for a spot role in winning a cup.
    Taylor has to sense that he has competition at NUFC, and who knows how that will affect his sense of where he wants top hang his hat.

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  • Davies

    Oct 26, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #5

    Stertford is C**T. I rea and article written by Andy Cole last week (during the Rooney saga) and he was very clear about the person behind most of the mistakes in his career. He’s not an agent; he’s a parasite.

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  • ginkoh

    Oct 26, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #6

    BeeGuy. Relegation threatened team !? you mean Liverpool ?

    Wait until New Year, we will see how we should expect this season.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Oct 26, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #7

    I think Saylor may be waiting to sort his contract until he is fit to play, he may be waiting to gauge his first team chances.

    He maybe feels that if Collo/Willo/Simo are infront of him and he is gonna spend more time on the bench then it may be a good time to move on.

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 26, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Steven Taylor would be our first choice right back, and he do score some goals 🙂

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  • baro

    Oct 26, 2010 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Can’t wait to see him back in full first team action! He was unarguably are best defender when he was fit! Always loved this player. But, his agent is a crap head, wanting all that money! I’m more than certain Taylor will sign a extension as he is a true geordie!

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