Newcastle Still Expect Taylor To Sign 5 Year Deal


There were some stories out earlier today, that Neil Taylor may have rejected a contract at Newcastle.

Neil Taylor – Newcastle offered him a 5 year deal

And the news going around, was that Everton may have moved in for the player and beaten Newcatsle to the 22 year old Welsh International.

Neil is now back in Swansea, but the Evening Chronicle is reporting this afternoon, that the inside information from the club is that the Newcastle deal is in fact still very close to completion.

It seems the deal is a long one – a five year deal – and inside sources at Newcastle are saying there is nothing untoward in the delay, and they still expect Neil to become a Newcastle United player.

The 22 year-old, who made massive improvements in his play last season at Swansea last season, will then have to fight it out for a position at left-back or on the left side of midfield in the Magpies’  first team next season.

That’s good news – and of the two stories doing the rounds today on Taylor – we hope this one is true.

Comments always welcome.



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230 comments so far

  • Toon Chicken

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed, I don’t really come on here anymore, but I heard the sad news about your health from another ‘blog.

    I just want to wish all the best in your recovery and hope you’re back to full health and fighting fit as soon as possible.

    None of the other ‘blogs would be where they are without you. We owe you a lot, Ed. Get well soon!! 🙂

    Toon Chicken

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #2

    would be a good signing.

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  • Drona

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #3

    so we could apparently be getting… Matuidi, Erding, Barnetta, Taylor, N’Zogbia and Sturridge on loan. Looks good to me. top 8 is not impossible

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  • AndyG

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed I read this blog all the time but dont post much. Gutted to hear your sad news, however, judging by some of the abuse u occasionally get on here, you have enough strength of character to beat this…good luck and thanks for providing toon fans an excellent blog

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  • solano

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Drona…we could have done that last season with a bit of ambition and some money spent…don’t forget who finished above us! But here’s hoping for next season, eh.

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  • Sir Alan

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Matuidi and Tiote woud be absoulutely solid in midfield. However, 12-15 million is too much in my opinion, I think that that type of money shouldbe spent on a striker instead. I woud be happy i we spent 15 million or so on sturridge as i believe he is a future star of English football. Ben Arfa is our main man next season if he stays fit. 10-15 goals imo. Bring on the Arsenal in a ‘Battle of the Frogs’ match.

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  • toon_army_redlichtie85

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Hey Everyone, there is now a Ed Harrison facebook page for fans to discuss all his topics 🙂 Toon Army !!

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  • Drona

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Solano

    Don’t you find it funny that players want to join us despite us finishing 12th whereas Blunderland finished 10th and still they can’t even attract any names. Only players they can sign are the Larsson’s and the Dongs whereas we’ve signed players who are genuinely going to make us stronger next season?

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  • P.I.

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #9

    8th!
    GET IN!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #10

    @7

    Sunderland are worse off coz all their loan signings have gone back to their parent clubs and they dont have the cash to buy new ones – thats why they were touting Gyan around.

    At least the players who leave us (majority anyway) will command a fee, so we can reinvest.

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  • toon_army_redlichtie85

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #11

    I know there is a nufc blof facebook page but the ed harrison blog is more of a personal account for the legend that is Ed

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #12

    @9

    Thats a worse fail than missing out on 1st lol!

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed, Everyone is behind you, saw loads of ReTweets wishing you good luck on Twitter 🙂
    I hope the docs do what they can do and you have the passion that supporting the Toon Army has given you.
    Good luck Ed 😀

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  • solano

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #14

    Drona…IF we could add these players to the good one’s we have already got I would be a bit more confident…but I think it’s a revolution dictated by vindictiveness and jealousy and not evolution, but we agree on one thing, Sunderland are still cacka despite their posturing and bitterness!

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  • LeoMacedonia-NUFC

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #15

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,,11095_7000146,00.html …

    I hope it’s us… Kalinic-Ba… Scary…

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  • LeoMacedonia-NUFC

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #16

    🙂

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  • ~Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf~

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #17

    @Drona

    On top of that, they barely have a defence,

    Onouha and Mensah returned to their respective clubs, and Agent Brucey doesnt want to get them permanently due to African cup of nations…

    They have 6 Defenders for 4 positions.
    One of which only broke into the first team due to Injuries, and another that flopped.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #18

    I hope we dont sign Kalinic, if he struggled at blackburn, what makes you think he’ll be a success at us?

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  • toon_army_redlichtie85

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #19
  • madman67

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #20

    ED, was saddened to read about your recent diagnosis. i sincerely hope you recover from this terrible news. chin up buddy, your in a lot of peoples thoughts and in some cases their prayers. stay strong ED x

    onto nufc, am all 4 replacing average players with something better, but not to the detriment of the team as a whole. it will take time for these new arrivals to settle in with a change of football tactics, positions, training, language, food etc.

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  • P.I.

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #21

    @Drona
    We get all those in mate (depending on how quickly the team could gel) I would hope top 8 would be a minimum requirement.

    We would have very good options in attack, and the midfield would be on paper as impressive as any teams in the league in my reckoning.

    If Ba stayed fit and kept close to his goal scoring record, and Erding started to find his feet then im sure with the creativity we would have in the middle of the park we could give the likes of Liverpool, Spurs a run for their money.

    It’s all if’s and but’s and we havent signed the majority of the players linked but if Matuidi and Erdings agents comments are anything to go by then we’ve got as good a chance as any of signing them.

    Fingers crossed the top brass follow through (not literally) with their promise and sign some quality.

    My feelings for next season; ‘Enthused’

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  • tyne_edge

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #22

    Ed,

    Been reading the blog for years, but never posted, iv never really bothered posting my views on who we should sign n that in the championship manager style ways that a lot of ppl do. But i was sorry to hear about the sad news. Best of luck fella, keep strong and you’l be writing your articles up here for a long time to come!

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  • LeoMacedonia-NUFC

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #23

    He is top class striker!!! He couldn’t show his fully potential as stinky side like blackburn with they’re long balls shitty football… I’ve seen him at Croatia jersey playing… trust me he is a top top class…

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  • Drona

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Solano

    I still wouldn’t give up on the board. Infact, when was the last time we had a player sold for 35mil and the board got the chance to reinvest? The fact is that we were in so much debt that Fat Mike couldn’t afford to shell out more cash on players due to the debt. All the season ticket money went to balance the books and we can see the change. Lets give the fat man a chance, we all hate him but he has OUR 35million and he knows he needs to buy class players or he’ll be walking without a head and the public is going to totally hammer him be it in the form of protests or be it more grave in the form of not going to games. For once I’m feeling positive about next season and we fans just have to hope that we can get some reaction from the board and the new players and they take us where we fans belong, and where we have some unfinished business that is Europe and the top 7

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  • voodoo85

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #25

    read on twitter (Rt from msidouglas) that the delay is coz the swansea chairman is on hols at moment – need him to sign deal off at their end

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  • JackButler

    Jun 22, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Ed, I am very sorry to hear you news, but with family and friends around you, you’ll be fine.
    Get well soon mate

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  • P.I.

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #27

    @NUFC_Richyg01

    haha aye i know mate. Gotta have a laugh though eh.

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  • ASTORIA

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Ed, so sorry to hear your news, but I know you can win this fight. I am sure I speak for everyone when I wish you all the best.
    Sincere regards to an absolute gentleman. God looks after the good people, so you’ll be fine.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Drona,

    I’m not on either side, but if you’ve seen the recent figures, we’re actually in a lot more debt than previously!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #30

    hey lads fat sam news confrence @ 2pm on SSN lets all tune in and hear him talk about how great he is and how he should be the next england manager cause hes so great eh no i dont think so cant bear to hear him say how nolan left newcastle cause he wanted to work under me again thats the effect i have on people.

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  • Drona

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #31

    @ TDS

    I thought we were about to break even this season? Lots of papers and even the club said it I think

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  • JackButler

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #32

    BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    you’ll have sam talking about how he plays good passing football and this long ball story is a myth lol

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  • Johno Toon

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Sorry to hear your news Ed , good luck with the future and all the best. Take care

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Yeah, but break even means that we’re not losing money.

    We still have 200m to recover!

    But as you said, it’s good that we’re managing it now.

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Neil and His Farther Coach Cricket to My Cousains 2 Kids In Swansea.. They have it from them he will be Signing For Newcastle.. On a 5 year contract Newcastle must think he is one hell of a Player !!!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #36

    ALARDYCE news confrence delayed after his ego got stuck in the lift! whats the story are the S.M.B’S making a list of targets from players we dont want? seb larrsson and that cant do wii or whatever his name is.

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  • sean667

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #37

    Ed, been along time since i’ve posted on here although i still read daily. I just like to wish you all the best in your fight, take care.

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  • Drona

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Breaking; Andy Carroll arrested. Sources reveal he was part of a syndicate who swindled an elderly Scottish man out of £35m.

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  • sean667

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #39

    wow feels strang posting again took me a while to get over relegation lol.

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  • Tinman

    Jun 22, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Sorry to hear the news Ed. Two members of my family were affected by cancer and are winning the fight. Im positive you can do the same and wish you the best of luck doing so

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