Pardew Desperate To Get Steven Taylor To Stay

Currently 73% of over 2200 fans voting in our recent poll want Steven Taylor  to stay on Tyneside.

Alan Pardew and Steven Taylor after Pardew arrived  on Tyneside

And there’s some good news today that Alan Pardew is getting right in the middle of the dispute,  and seemingly doing everything he can to ensure Steven stays a Newcastle player.

And apparently his efforts are impressing not only Steven,  but Taylor’s  representatives too.

And it turns out that it’s something we had suspected all along, that the dispute lies between Steven’s agent Paul Stretford, and the club’s hierarchy.

Pardew told the Sunday Sun today

“I have spoken to Steven and the indication from him is not that he’s looking to leave,” “It is far from resolved. Steven wants it to be right for him – the contract, that is – and that he has a fair contract for his ability.”

“I think that is fair and I will sit down with him and his agent to try and work out a resolution.” “But if he could, I think he would stay.”   “I want him to stay,”

“When I spoke to him this week I wanted to know the ins and outs of the contract negotiations and how they’ve gone. I want to know what the problem is and how we can resolve it.”

“We might not be able to do that but I hope we can.” “Newcastle have an asset there that isn’t an asset at the end of the year,”   “I can understand why they have transfer listed him.”

“They want something for their asset – this player is a good player, he’s been involved with England recently.”  “If you’re Newcastle, you don’t want to lose a player of that caliber.”

As we have found out about Paul Stretford before – the difficulty in the negotiations often lies with the agent and not the player – as we found out with the ridiculous Wayne Rooney affair.

Football agents are becoming like financial people in general – they are only in it for what they can get for themselves – it’s called greed – and usually they don’t care one little bit about the clients (players) they represent.

They seem to be a growing cancer on the game of football.  That’s not true of all agents of course, but Paul is probably one of the worst,  and we know Sir Alex Ferguson would agree completely with that viewpoint.

If this is indeed the case,  it’s also getting time for Steven to wake up and take control of his own destiny – and sign on the dotted line for his home town club.

At the end of the day it’s his decision to make, and not his agent’s.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Hope he stays to good to let go

  • supermacnumber9

    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Simple – if he wants to go let him, he is by no means irreplacable and in a few weeks he will be forgotten. In our position we need a few changes – say 3 in and 3 out, and if there are volunteers to go then it makes thing simple. But at the end of his carreer (which may be sooner than later with his injury record) who will regret it most – him or us? Not me thats for sure!

  • carrollsinger

    Dec 19, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #3

    The way contracts should be sorted is the player manager and owner plus a solicitor to go though the paperwork do it hands on between the people who count ban agents from the game

  • stevep

    Dec 19, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed – get a grip, it’s hardly called greed. The club obviously want to pay him less than he can get on the open market, his agent has obviously told Ashley/Llambias that they are taking the piss
    Lets face it – if IBM had said to you, we’re gonna promote you but you wont get as much as other people at your level because we think you’re loyal you would tell em where to go
    The club are hoping that he’ll take less because he’s a local lad

    If the club wont pay him his due then we can probably also say goodbye to Enrique/Barton end of next season as the club will want to cash in knowing they wont sign new contracts on lower wages

  • BeeGuy

    Dec 19, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #5

    The real probelm here for NUFC is that the agent can drag this out until S Taylor will leave on a free, giving NUFC no chance to sell.

    But all the agent can do is get the maximum amount of money. It is up to Taylor to decide what he wants and where he wants to be. So the agent can be his friend, or act to try to poison Taylor against NUFC so as to maximize both of their incomes.

  • airborne

    Dec 19, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #6

    This is my first comment on here so here goes….bring on the controversy….

    I think we are ok for now and as long as Big Andy doesnt get injured we will finish between 9th and 13th which is acceptable i think we will all agree, however, if we want to push and try to get into europe i think the following are weak areas and also who i think we should realistically go for in both short and long term…..


    Michael Dawson ( would relish being a regular in his local team and is affordable)
    Brede Hangeland ( i think Fulham will struggle and he will move, why not to us)


    Liam Rosenoir ( The guy is quality, young, pacey, fitness is immense and both footed, great cover for the Bull and cheap,all he needs is a manager to believe in him trust me)
    Fabio Aurelio ( Getting on a bit but his delivery is amazing and not getting a game at Liverpool)

    Steven Pienaar ( Young, affordable and out of contract soon)
    Steven Ireland( Great engine, great eye for goal, can be box to box, great finisher, versatile, affordable)

    Shane Ferguson ( hes too lightweight for a LB but converted to a LW would make common sense, he would provide extra defensive ability on those away days like arsenal when we go 1 up early and can break fast due to his pace, great delivery and free
    Matthew Etherington ( i think hes one of the best wingers in the league and chips in with goals, would cost a lot and would give us that extra sumthin on the left

    ST (sum1 to hang on the last defender and run the channels and chip in with at least 10 goals a season)

    Ricardo Fuller ( fast, strong, experienced, team player, cheap)
    Jay Bothroyd ( As above and Cardiff need the money
    Darren Bent ( contoversial but i have to say i think we would be in the top six straight away with the two most in form english strikers in the league….would cost a bit but well worth it…he likes pardew too

    Comments welcome…..these players wudnt cost a bomb either….

  • richietoon

    Dec 19, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #7

    “Michael Dawson ( would relish being a regular in his local team and is affordable)” …….one small problem, he’s not a local lad he’ a Yorkshireman 😉

  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Dec 19, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Let S. Taylor leave. He’s not good enough.

  • airborne

    Dec 19, 2010 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #9

    richietoon……or should i call you gobshite….dawson is from northallerton and he is a newcastle fan…he said this when he commented on Joe Kinnear taking the toon job two years ago…..and northallerton is not yorkshire before you mention it!!!! F***in c**k gobshite c**t

  • balubas1

    Dec 19, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #10

    S Taylor must stay. He is one of the most talented CB’s in England. If he stays injury free for some time now, he is surely a potential England international. For his age, he is VERY experienced.

    If we sell him, there is NO WAY we can get someone just as good in.. if so we must strike the jackpot in a talent somewhere..

  • balubas1

    Dec 19, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #11

    And I love his spirits… always playing with a smile on his face. Calms teammates and gains confidence to the whole squad. He has good character

  • richietoon

    Dec 19, 2010 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Airbourne…I was just pointing out what I thoought was a genuine mistake, I hadn’t realised you really were a complete moron so my apologies.
    Firstly you pr!ck, Northallerton is in North Yorkshire, read and educate yourself.
    secondly, even if it wasn’t him supporting Newcastle doesn’t make it his local team just as a cockney supporting Man Utd doesn’t make him a Manc. There are 3 other league teams between us and Northallerton.
    There you go ya knob, if your gonna call someone a gobshite for no reason at least get your facts right.Tit.

  • richietoon

    Dec 19, 2010 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #13

    oops *thought* looks like stupidity is contagious.


    Dec 19, 2010 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Airborne or should i say airheed i would make it ur last post you foking sad mackem tool

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Dec 19, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #15

    airborne I think you must be on something. Not one of the players you mention are good enough for the Toon. If we are going to bring players that can p[lay for the 1st team then they have to be better than what we currently have. Also get your geography correct Northalerton is in North Yorkshire. Dawson may have supported us as but he isn’t a Geordie I’m not sure you are either.


    Dec 19, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Geordiedoonsooth he is a sad mackem bast@rd that came on here to get rid of the tension of his da beasting him because he got caught playing with his wee sister the dirty foking tramp

  • leedodd

    Dec 19, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #18

    AT The End of the day Steven wants to stay and The Club and Most Of the Fans want Him to stay !!! He has to Remember that over the Last 18 months or so he has Been Injured and Had his Money – Is He Kieren Dyer in Disguise ?? He owes The fans some Payback. He will get a Good contract But We are Not man Utd we don’t have the money at the moment – IF he cares He will Take what he is given end Of Storey. Steven Just Ride The storm Even if its a 2 year deal . Do It NOW !!!!!

  • leedodd

    Dec 19, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #19

    I Think Dawson Would Fit In Well with us But The Problem Is We have Fab and Mike The Best Left back in The Uk With Jose at The Moment and maybe an Up and Comeing England Right back aswell in Danny Simpson. Steven Taylor and Dawson would be Brilliant Back up – Get Rid of Mr Campbell as He is Now Gone – (Sorry Sol) But 4 Years ago Maybe Not Now’ The Liverpool Game you were Terrable we cant afford to let goals in and get relagated we went through hell last season we aint going back there to scunthorpe and doncaster . Alan Pardew Will Keep us up. We will support the team and The Manager – Yes We wish we Had Chris But We have to Move on. I have Been Through hell With The Board For Over 40 years Now & Nothing Has Changed In 40 Years !!!! Westwood’ Mckeag the Lot !!!!!!!!!!! Remember ?? As I Have said Before Remember The Big Signings we got From That Top Club Blyth Spartans ?? Steve carney and Alan Shoulder ?? Nothing Bad against The spartans but There Not a Top European Club With 20 Million Pound Players and Nothing against Them 2 Guys They served us well !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • spanishtoon

    Dec 20, 2010 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #20

    why hooliganism is not footballs problem

  • max

    Dec 20, 2010 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #21

    S Taylor must stay.!!!!!


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