Newcastle After Both Neil Taylor And Shane Long


Lee Ryder, probably the best local reporter on Tyneside, is confirming in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today, the news that Newcastle are after Swansea’s Neil Taylor and Reading striker Shane Long is correct.

Neil Taylor – almost certainly signing for Newcastle

It’s always hard to know which transfer stories are true but the news yesterday that Newcastle would be signing Swansea defender Neil Taylor for £1M seems accurate.

Newcastle somehow found out one of the most improved players in the Championship last season, has a £1M buy-out clause in his contract.

Swansea are infuriated about it, but exactly why that;s the case we’re not sure – they shouldn’t have put that clause in if they didn’t want another club to exercise the option.

We know Reading boss Brian McDermott is a close friend of Alan Pardew – is already resigned to losing his Irish International striker, a natural poacher of goals, if ever we saw one.

Of course the big news about Neil Taylor is that he was sent off after just 90 seconds of Swansea’s play-off semi-final against Nottingham Forest, but Swansea still got through and eventually beat Reading 4-2 in the play-off final at Wembley.

It seems almost certain that Taylor will sign for Newcastle and £5.3M for Yohan Cabaye and Neil Taylor is just excellent business by Newcastle, especially in these difficult times, and they exercised buy-out clauses in each of those players’ contracts.   Cool.

While Newcastle have been linked with some big players so far in the transfer window, don’t be surprised if Newcastle bring in a couple of almost unknown players too.

Cheick Tiote wasn’t well known at all when he arrived on Tyneside, and look what that lad did last season for the side.

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56 comments so far

  • kevymartins

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #1

    **Shane

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  • nolan4

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Wudn’t sign either of them i fear neil taylor cud be another Perch but i might be wrong. As for Shane Long i defenitally wudn’t sign him wud rather have danny graham.

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  • GeordieRob

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Nolan4,

    Watford have accepted a bid by Swansea for Graham.

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  • belfast

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #5

    when did lee ryder become reliable????? lol

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  • the1willy

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #6

    If all the new rumours are true could be a nice balance of players who have been blooded in the English leagues (even if only the championship), and the French topflight (Gervihno and Cabaye). But what’s going on with our senior players? Nolan, and Barton may both be on their way. I have a feeling that the board is a little frightened of the power that they have in the dressing room and want shot of them for that reason alone. It’s like a statement from Ashley and Lambias: ‘We run the club and not these scousers’

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  • nolan4

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Geordie Rob

    Alrite didn’t know that i wud really like us to sign sturridge but a think he’ll want to fight for his place at chelsea nxt season.

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  • the1willy

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Got a few Irish mates who are well into their footy and they all seem to think Long would be a good buy for any prem team.

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  • Milzzy Rascal

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #9

    I would have both but Shane Long wouldn’t be our main striker in my opinion he would need someone alongside him to score the goals. Neil Taylor looks a fantastic prospect though.

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  • Red Devil

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #10

    both these players are below newcastle standard

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  • Red Devil

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #11

    both shite

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  • oldbobaycliffe

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #12

    is there a competition between the papers to see who can come up with the most names for nufc and liverpool to be linked with the press have spent ashleys money 100 times over and the same can be said for liverpool every player seems to have interest from liverpool and newcastle.i suppose that if the list is long enough we might have bought one of the players on it.its like backing every horse in a race you are bound to have a winner.

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  • Mo Drysdale

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Team home and away with what we will hopefully end up with.

    We would still require 1 more striker (Ba, Sturridge or Long ?)

    Home:3-5-2,

    Attack, Attack Attack, Attack, Attack

    ————————–Krul—————————

    ———-Saylor——–Collo———–Jose———-

    ————————–Tiote————————–

    Gervinho–Barton—Cabaye—Ben Afa–Nzogbia-

    ————————Gamiero————————

    Away: 4-5-1

    Easy Tiger!!!!!!!

    ————————–Krul—————————

    Gosling——Saylor————–Collo———-Jose

    —————–Cabaye————Tiote————–

    ——-Gervinho——-Ben Afa——-Nzogbia——-

    ————————Gamiero————————

    Excelent Bench: Harper, Forster, Willo, Simo, Naylor, Raylor, Tavernier, Nolan, Guthrie, Jonas, Lua Lua, Vuckic, Fergie, Inman, Best, Airey, young Ameobi, Richardson.

    Get rid: Ranger, Stroller, Loverman, Routledge, Smith, Perch

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  • Red Devil

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #14

    stroller to win ballon d or

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  • nolan4

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #15

    ”red devil” are u taking the piss

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  • Red Devil

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #16

    nolan 4
    No he is better than the lil runt messi

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  • nolan4

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #17

    which team do actually support u cant be a mag

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  • TenaciousToon77

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #18

    Shane Long also linked with Celtic,Everton,Aston villa and even Bayern Munich who will bid appx 8 million euros so this would apparently price celtic out of a bid, but Madjeski is keen to do buisness for there best player asap, as there already looking to recruit his replacment.

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  • Red Devil

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #19

    nolan 4

    Remeber 6-0

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  • nolan4

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #20

    well at least little MO is taking money of u’s now nd us.

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  • Davies

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Ooooh! With a name like Red Devil, I can’t possibly imagine which team he supports. Doubt he’s from Manchester though. Whenever there’s a game at Old Trafford, Surrey’s deserted.

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  • Red Devil

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #22

    yeah cos everyone is in our massive stadium

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  • Davies

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Regarding She Long, I know a lot of Reading supporters who say he’s alright, but last season he was having the best form of his career.

    Not sure how well he’ll make the step up, but if he doesn’t cost too much, I’m sure he’s worth a punt.

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  • Davies

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Shane, not She. Oopsie.

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  • nolan4

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #25

    red devil you got taught a footballing lesson last week now do yourself a favour nd find a new blog !!!!!!!!

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  • Red Devil

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #26

    At least we can get to the champiobns league who got relegated a year ago remind me

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #27

    She Long = Shlong?

    Davies… is there something you wanna tell us mate?

    Just joking 😛

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  • nolan4

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #28

    hull city actually red devil get yah facts rite

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  • Red Devil

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Yeah along with the toon or did u forge that bit noob breath

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  • TenaciousToon77

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #30

    @ Davies i agree do we already have better or simular in Best , but i have a few friends who are Reading fans saying he would be very capable of the transition to the epl & his 28 goals this season have come from be mainly a lone striker with noel hunt playing of him.

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  • Red Devil

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #31

    At least we can win trophies

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #32

    @Red Devil

    Last year Burnley, Hull and Pompey were relegated… Newcastle were promoted mate…

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  • nolan4

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #33

    no red devil boro nd wba got relegated with us

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #34

    Red Devil, knows nowt about football… Glory Hunter…

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  • TenaciousToon77

    Jun 6, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #35

    May be in 442 or as an inpact player who knows, but i think 1 or 2 out first in terms of a strikers before we even consider a bid.

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #36

    That Champions league final was like watching a Premier League team play a League 1 team…. Manure were embarrasing… felt sorry for the fans…

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  • deeeeeeano

    Jun 6, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #37

    But not red devil the gimp

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 6, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #38

    And the Glory Hunting Muppet is gone. Sigh….

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 6, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #39

    red devil,, yah mam is here n she told as to tell yah to get of the computer,,, or summit along them lines,, she has a mouth full at the minute so a cudnt realy understand but still run away little boy,,, you shud be out playing in the sunshine wile you can because soon enuf you man u fans will be livin in the shadow of man city

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  • kingkev9

    Jun 6, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #40

    Shane long isn’t good enough. Who knew anything about Taylor before this weekend!? If he replaces Jose then we are in trouble.

    Mo drysdale- are you for real? You, like most on here live in a championship manager world

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