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Big Hint From Steven Taylor He Will Stay At Newcastle

9:45 am, Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

We had a piece on Steven Taylor earlier today, in which he seemed to wax lyrical about new manager Alan Pardew.

Alan Pardew has a laugh with Steven Taylor

Within a couple days of Pardew arriving on Tyneside, the manager sat Steven down in his office,  and wanted to know the details of the contract wrangle going on for over a year now.

And Alan made it abundantly clear to Steven that he saw him in the future of Newcastle United and wanted him to stay at Newcastle.

And after a terrible year in which the local lad has started only 5 games for Newcastle, Steven has hinted today his terrible year may have a happy ending.

This is what Alan said today:

“Its been a difficult year for me with injuries, but it looks as if it could be finishing on a high,”

“Pre-season, I was where I wanted to be looking forward to the campaign ahead only for me to get that freak shoulder injury in our first pre-season game at Carlisle.”

“It was a massive blow to me after being injured last season.” “All I wanted to do was start playing again so to have another three and a half months on the sidelines was a nightmare.”

“I just had to get on with it and come back as quickly as I could.” “I have played a few games now and I am not looking back, just forward.”

“After everything that has gone on this year, it looks like 2010 could end on a happy note. I just want to be playing football for Newcastle.”

That sounds like a massive hint he will soon sign for Newcastle, doesn’t it?

It’s been a terrible 12 months for Steven to be sure,  with all his injures, but as far as the wider picture goes Newcastle have done absolutely great in the last 12 months.

Promotion in great style from the Championship was achieved in May, and we are currently 8th in the Premier League, and so far have never been down with the relegation contenders.

Not only that, but we have already beaten two of the perennial top four sides in Liverpool and Arsenal, and the Arsenal win was away at the Emirates Stadium.

It would be terrific if Steven will come out and commit himself to the club before the end of the year, and help Newcastle become great again.

We think he will – we hope he will.

Comments welcome.



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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nufclewizc // Dec 22, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    just saw on ssn that samba to hand in transfer request, think we should get him? i do, i think hes good.

  • 2 Geordiedoonsooth // Dec 22, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    Just seen that Pardew is saying we ain’t selling Barton TFFT

  • 3 Geordiedoonsooth // Dec 22, 2010 at 10:16 AM

    How’s this for a top 10 side
    Harper/Krul
    Simpson – S Taylor – Colo – Enrique
    Ben Arfa – Barton – Nolan – Johnson (Man C)
    Carroll – Ranger
    Subs – Krul/Harper – Williamson – Jonas – Vuckic – Kadar – Ameobi – Donaldson – Ferguson – Tavernie
    We could do with a striker but don’t think that’s a bad squad

  • 4 Geordiedoonsooth // Dec 22, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    I forgot Gosling & Guthrie to add to the squad

  • 5 MJLiddell // Dec 22, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    What about tiote?!

  • 6 ThaiMag // Dec 22, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    @ Geordiedoonsooth
    Where is Cheik Tiote? I think he must be inclueded in the starting 11.

    This is next season team
    Krul
    Simpson-Taylor-Colo-Enrique
    Ben arfa-Barton/Nolan-Tiote-Johnson
    Ranger-Carroll

    Subs.
    Forster/Harper
    Williamson
    Gosling
    Barton/Nolan
    Vuckic
    Jonas
    Ameobi

  • 7 Davies // Dec 22, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    I’d have Williamson in that squad ahead of Taylor, but if Pardew is trying to keep Taylor sweet, we may see Willo on the bench a lot from now on. Shame really.

  • 8 NUFC_Richyg01 // Dec 22, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    At least if Saylor stays that gives us cover at CB and RB which means Perch can f****k off.

  • 9 NUFC_Richyg01 // Dec 22, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    Adam Johnson seriously the best player you can think of to bring in??

  • 10 ThaiMag // Dec 22, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    I can see Smith,Barton,Coloccini,Xisco and Enrique leaving as they are on high wages. Fat Mike would definitely sell them if the right offers come in. Hopefully, we will keep Barton,Colo, and Enrique as they are really important to us.

  • 11 Stuart // Dec 22, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Still dont know how you all expect Adam Johnson to come in january. Why would Man City loan him out when he’s their best impact sub and plays in their european matches?

    Can’t see it happening at all.

  • 12 Dyer8 // Dec 22, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    Adam Johnson
    David Bentley
    Sebastian Larrson
    Vladimir Weiss
    David Hoilett
    Jamie O’Hara
    Adam Hammill
    Junior Stanislas
    Matthew Jarvis

  • 13 slazberger // Dec 22, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    a few papers are mentioning ashley wanting to get rid of the players on high wages but a lot of the ones mentioned where signed by ashley. fair enough the ones who just havent done it for us like smith and xisco but enrique and barton, i doubt it

  • 14 nufclewizc // Dec 22, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    yeah o’hara and johnson

  • 15 slazberger // Dec 22, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    i think johnson would be a fantastic signing for us but seriously doubt we could get him. even if man city are getting rid we would be far down the Q of teams home and abroad. we will have to hope he wants to move back up north for that to happen imo.

  • 16 stevep // Dec 22, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    dyer8 – most of those players or past it or never had it, the others we can’t afford

  • 17 Stuart // Dec 22, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    I’d take Weiss like, and at least that deal seems like it might be possible, rather than Adam Johnson, which really just isnt.

  • 18 carrollsinger // Dec 22, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    Only players to leave should be raylor Campbell xisco smith shola and team at the moment with no injuries krul Simpson Taylor colo enrique Barton tiote Nolan gosling Carroll hba




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