Steven Taylor Looking Forward To Newcastle Back In Europe


Steven Taylor had a terrible time of it last year.

Steven Taylor – wants European competition again

Because of two serious injuries, one  to his knee he sustained against WBA last January, and then the other to his shoulder he picked up against Carlisle United last July, Steven played only a handful of first team games for the Magpies last year.

But we were pleased that Steven signed his new five and a half year deal at Newcastle, but it seems he needed Alan Pardew to push him just a little bit to sign it – but all’s well that ends well.

And when Steven returned to the side in December,  he looked as good as ever, and Pardew has told the now 25 year-old,  he is now a key player for the club in the future.

Steven told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I have won a Championship, but I want to win a cup and play in Europe where this club should be.”“Why not?”

“With the players we have, there is no reason we cannot in the years to come, but we have to stay in this league first.”

“That is our first target. We have talent in this dressing room, and I am positive we will be adding one or two extra faces sooner rather than later.”

The former England U21 captain has not played since the 5-0 hammering of West Ham, because he picked up a  hamstring injury in that game.

He probably will not make the next two games at Fulham next Wednesday and at home to Arsenal next Saturday, but Mike Williamson has come in and not put a foot wrong for the side, and has played very well alongside Fabricio Coloccini..

Apparently,  Steven has been putting in double treatment sessions at the club’s Benton Training base, and may be fit for the game at Blackburn on Saturday 12th February,  or at Birmingham the following Tuesday evening.

The Greenwich-born center-back, of Geordie parents,  continued:

“Everyone knows I never wanted to leave this club.”

“I was happy to commit my future to Newcastle United, and I just want to be part of a successful team.”

“The spirit is fantastic here.” “We want to stay in the Premier League this season.”

“We did fantastically under former boss Chris Hughton, and now everyone is working hard for the new gaffer.”

“There is no reason why we cannot push on and do really well over the next few years.”

It’s OK talking about being back in Europe,  but we’ll be happy enough once we get 42 points this season,  and are safe in the Premier League.

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421 comments so far

  • Irish Geordie1

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #1

    1st yes…..

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  • Irish Geordie1

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #2

    the banner up top looks a bit cheep ed… sort yourself out mate

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #3

    I just literally saw Andy Carroll in the Stanningtom Farm shop near Morpeth. Didn’t get a chance to speak but he’s defo not in London!!

    This was at about 2pm Sat. Looked quite happy to me.

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  • toonfan09

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #4

    isnt he in sweden

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  • toonfan09

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #5

    y is there a spurs advert at the bottom of the page

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #6

    would be nice to be in Europe by the end of next season.

    On another note, Michael Bradley joins Villa on load. Always wanted to see how he would do here but with all the gossip about Sunderland wanting him, I’m glad at least they lost out.

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #7

    @ toonfan09

    Nope he’s here. 100% it was AC, I even asked the staff. Apparently he was in earlier in the week too.

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  • maxtino11

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Just see Andy Carroll in morrels butcher Hartlepool ,looked over the moon

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Lol, it was him he came and sat inside the cafe in the corner with a young lass and had a drink. Only stayed about 15 mins.

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  • Darling27

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #10

    I think the new banter looks great Ed 🙂

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  • gorskino10

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Michael Bradley is off to Galatasary already agreed fee and contract NOT off to villa (thank god) dont want ireland Villa can keep him!

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Especially love bartons Morrisey quiff, and collo’s massively long arm.

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Oh and the pardew gameshow-host-come cabaret-singer look is in I hear.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #14

    sorry, gorskino, he’s clearly off to Villa

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  • gorskino10

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #15

    na he isnt how is it clearly lol anywho who cares as long as Ireland stays at villa ill b happy

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #16

    are you trying to be argumentative? sorry, it’s all over the papers. Bradley loaned to Villa. end of

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #17

    i agree with you though, don’t really fancy Ireland. if he ends up here, fine, but he wouldnt be my first choice

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  • beadyeyesbb

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #18

    AC new bird is from up round Morpeth so that might have been why he was there!

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  • burnsie

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #19

    the new banner is top notch like. i would assume that as soon as the bradley loan deal becomes official aka tomorrow/monday morning, then ireland will be straight up here and signing on the dotted line. it adds up with the rumours over the last week that the hold up has been at villas end. that’l be why, because they were waiting to get a replacement in and its michael bradley.

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  • steburnip

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #20

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98jLkvSoRX0

    toon fans on soccer am, 😀

    not bad , ireland and swp will sign before monday night,

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  • baro

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #21

    ED

    I have to say that Banner looks great! Perfectly placed Pardew in the banner.

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  • kilcline

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #22

    We had a bid of £2.25m turned down for Lallana.

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Any one else think our FatControllers idea of good business is to sell Avatar for 30M on monday without any one decent coming in – except the standard two dodgy loanees that no one has heard of???

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Would’ve preferred Bradley to Ireland….hypothetically. He’s scored routinely in the Dutch league and always pops up with long-range goals, but he’s more of a defensive midfielder and his passing range is great. It will be interesting to see how he does in the EPL since i’ve been watching him since he was in MLS. I always thought the EPL would be a big step up for him so we’ll see how well he does.

    Ireland doesnt excite me but i’m all for him proving me wrong and getting back to how he was playing two seasons ago

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Yep would make sense, they looked more like a couple than a relation.

    Funny thing was – all the old crusties didn’t know who he was and completely ignored him – perhaps thats why he goes in there.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #26

    The new banner is alright I kind of preferred the older one but hey you’re a bit of a graphic designer aren’t you Ed 🙂 well done m8

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  • baro

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #27

    steburnip

    And how do u know that?

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #28

    kilcline, where’d you hear that?

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #29

    Looking at the transfer window – the likes of Curtiss Davies, Macoun, Santa Cruz, Bentley, Kakura, Van Aanolt, Babel, Bridge, Pennant have all moved club – yet it appears we didnt show any interset in these player!! Most would of been first teamers or at least very good squad additions – instead the FatMan goes to the January sales and we end up with ……………..,

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #30

    From the Beeb
    1613: BREAKING TRANSFER NEWS
    Aston Villa are close to bringing United States midfielder Michael Bradley to the club on loan, Press Association Sport understands.

    Looks like AV are getting the type of financial backing we can only dream off – or is it ambition??

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  • HaZ-NUFC

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #31

    going to Portugal on holiday does not count as being in Europe in 2011

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  • baro

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Should we hijack bid for Bradley as he is top class midfielder or does this mean Stephen Ireland is coming to NUFC?

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  • burnsie

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Just read this from ”the irish times” newspaper:

    Saturday 29th January

    Pardew still hopful of signing Ireland

    TRANSFER NEWS: With a knee injury putting paid to any chance Stephen Ireland might have had of being involved in Aston Villa’s FA Cup game against Blackburn this afternoon, the midfielder may have played his last game for the midlands outfit with Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew still hoping to wrap up a deal for the Corkman ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline.

    Pardew admitted yesterday he remains unsure of whether the terms of a deal can be agreed with the percentage of the player’s €84,000 weekly wages that each club will play still believed to be a stumbling block.

    He confirmed today, however, talks were continuing and that he still hoped to add the Irishman to his panel. “I hope so, that’s all I can say,” he remarked.

    I would say this is 90 % certain now that villa have got Bradley on loan.

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #34

    Why do we sighn injured players – do we not have enough crocks to keep the med staff busy or it that the fatman sees them as cheap!!

    Ireland ,……… hmmmmm underwhelmed

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  • baro

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #35

    Out of all these players we have been linked with the one i would not want at this club most is Seb Larsson. As you see he is now going for a huge pay rise and usually when that happens to a footballer they start to not really care about anything accept their money. I think Larsson is like on 10k moving up to around 40k. Totally undeserved.

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #36

    baro – if his performances warrant it 40k is not a lot for a epl player – look at Smiffy.

    That said I dont think the fatman is gonna open the purse strings for him.

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  • baro

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #37

    BlacknWhite Barmy

    But Alan Smith did have his good days when we signed him didn’t he. But, I see ur point.

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  • gorskino10

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #38

    @BlacknWhite Barmy Agreed plus he is average at best he isnt better than Guthrie, and i cannot believe im using him as a template for any new signing :(, Ireland is rubbish would rather sign no-one than Ireland cause i dont want him in the team at all!

    Only concreate people we have been linked with has been Keane (too old his best form has passed him) Ireland (soo overated poor attitude and terrible ability on the pitch) Larsson (average winger doesnt have no pace good from setplays thats it)
    Starting to question pardews ability i mean if this was Hughton he would of found a bargain like he has done with Williamsson,Tiote etc…

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  • baro

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Gorskino10

    U commented…..
    Ireland is rubbish would rather sign no-one than Ireland cause i dont want him in the team at all!

    -So do you like him or not? 🙂

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jan 29, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #40

    baro good day – not what I would call good.

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