Newcastle Still Have Hope On Neil Taylor – And Even Enrique

John Carver is ready to welcome Jose Enrique back on Tyneside next Monday, as the squad will return for pre-season training.

John Carver -Newcatsle Assistant manager

John has talked today to the local Newcastle press and had this to say, as he mentioned Jose:

“As far as we are aware, Jose will be back on Monday – I have been told nothing to the reverse,”

“And José will be getting a warm welcome, like he always does.” “I know he will give us 100 per cent like he always does, and he wouldn’t dream of letting anybody down.”

“As far as I know, everybody will be back, including Jose and Joey Barton, and it will be great to see them again,”

“They are all still under contract and will be ready to start preparing for the new season with Newcastle United.”

It may be, as we suggested earlier today, there will be no offers for the Spanish International, but a move could also come as late as the very last day of the transfer market.

And Newcastle haven;t given up on getting Neil Taylor on Tyneside, and as we half expected lawyers for Newcatsle and Swansea are now going through the wording of the contract.

But we have to believe the release contract was meant to say that if a club offers £1M then Swansea have to sell him – they have no choice.

And if that’s not the case, then the wording of all release clauses in players’ contracts will need to be rewritten to be more specific about the meaning of it.

We think Neil Taylor could even arrive before training starts next Monday but we’re just a little tired with the long running Enrique saga.

If Jose wants to stay he should say so –  or say he wants to leave and move on – and the last thing we want to happen is to have Jose in 6 weeks time say he had no intention of ever leaving Newcastle.

That would be a little hard to believe, so he shouldn’t say that – if he does in fact stay.

Comments welcome.

38 comments so far

  • gorskino10

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #1

    If we loose our best two players (Jose Enrique and Joey Barton) and replace them with Taylor and Gibson.

    We will be heading for the drop, and not forgetting to menthion if Carrols replacement is Erdinc 🙁

    Lets hope this is all paper rubbish and we are trying behind the scenes on player atleast on par with the ones leaving, which Gib and Taylor and Erdinc aint!

  • kunal

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #2

    it seems jose’s not going anywhere

  • kunal

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #3

    does anybody remember bartons twitter comment about how we were replacing our players with younger,cheaper and better options
    so far



  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s Slow News Days like this when I am finding that I am really missing Craig Coozy; I know he can’t disclose anything anymore, but despite the fact I have never met him, he’s like a really close friend who I miss desperately!

  • kunal

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #6

    jose needs competition for lb
    he was dreadful after january and made a lot of mistakes
    because he was confident of keeping his place and the links with other clubs did not help the case

  • P.I.

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #7


    Why do you keep posting that message?

    What point are you making here? That Barton is a clairvoyant?
    And besides. Routledge is still at the club. He hasnt been replaced yet.

  • gorskino10

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #8


    But cheaper/Younger dont mean better and for the club thats a step backwards.

    Jose Enrique – Neil Taylor – Worse
    Joey Barton – Darron Gibson – Worse
    Andy Carrol – Melvet Erdinc – Worse

  • nightfa11

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #9

    oh cmon..not gibson..stop with gibson..all he has is a strong foot, thats it.. arent u sick of man utd rejects? he collected 30 apperiances for man utd in 6 years.. quality? seriously? i wouldnt take him on free..let alone for 5 mio.. thats more then we payed for cabaye ffs.. arfa was 6,5..

  • stuckdownsouth

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Give over Gorskino, if we had kept AC then he would have barely played.

    We won’t go down, we will improve this season, somewhere between 10th and 6th I reckon…..even if we sell Joey/Jose.

    BA and Ben Arfa as a front 2 will get goals!

  • geoff777

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #11

    @kunal … we got it about four articles ago.

    No articles about Forster, Krul & Harper …. yet.


    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #12

    said it once and ill say it again……enrique needs to jog on. listen tbh if he really wanted to stay he would have signed the contract by now. my guess is that he is waiting to see what comes in and i think ed is right it could be the last day of the window. now im not a premier league maanger, but i would have thought pardew knows this and has someone ready just in case. there are plenty of better LB out these which i think we can get at the same price if not cheaper than enrique. lets not have arepeat of the carrol saga when he was sold on the last day with no-one ready to come in, that epitomised leadership at nufc

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #13

    OK so Jose may not be leaving this summer, but the bad thing is he will leave next summer for NOTHING

  • OttersPocket

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #14


    Of the players you mention, only 1 has been sold, and none bought.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #15

    @ 5


  • nightfa11

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #16
  • thepict

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #17

    So Jose has has given 100%since January? If those performances were him giving 100%, I’d hate to see his performances when he wasn’t trying.

  • 09nufc09

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Gorskino10… I think demba ba will score more goals than andy carroll next season, joey barton will not be sold because no top 4 team will want to buy him, and how many times do you have to be told that n.taylor is a back up player? Cheer up it might not happen 🙂

  • davybtoon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #19

    gorskino – erding completly different striker to carroll, ba on the other is similar n has milles better stats than carroll does

    nolan out cabaye in better
    carroll out ba in better stats prove it

    gibson dont even think we want him its jus paper talk

  • Tom1664

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Davybtoon – agreed about Gibson: of the three players we’ve signed we only really saw one coming. I reckon whoever we sign next is going to be bought up on the quiet.

  • Would have been good to have our team/squad sorted (ish) by Monday but it looks like there will still be alot of question marks unless ofc we have a busy weekend ahead!

  • tinoo

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #22

    nightfa11 – 16

    He will not be a regular for manu. Might as well stay at Chelsea. My guess is that Sturridge wont even fancy being shipped out on loan for another season.

  • 09nufc09

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #23

    People keep on sqyong jose didnt give 100%, if thats him not giving 100% then hes the best left back in the world, i only seen 1 player get the better of him at sjp last season and that was sturridge once, and after that he was in joses pocket along with the majority of right wingers, the number of players he made a mug of this season was unbelievable, he is the best left back i have seen at sjp by a country mile. Fantastic player and you wont fully appreciate him until hes gone much the same as nzog.

  • planb

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #24

    Newcastle have denied reports linking them with a double swoop for Greek striker Moussaka and Italian striker Raviolli. While there is speculation that they are preparing a double bid for Indian team mates Rogan Josh and Naan Bread and sources from inside the club say reports they are after Sunderland’s Cabbage Surprise are wide of the mark.

  • kkma

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #25

    @nightfa11 Will chelsea sell sturridge to Man U ? I doubt.

  • davybtoon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #26

    ashly in toon

  • davybtoon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #27

    hopefully some transfer news normally only turns up to sign deals off in or out

  • north east lincs toon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Plan b that’s tidy what about chinas foo young!

  • OttersPocket

    Jun 28, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #29


    In the last week Ashley has apparently flew in on 3 occassions now.

  • lesh

    Jun 28, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #30

    davybtoon, that’s a relief that it’s Ashly in toon, for a minute I thought there’d been an earthquake and was waiting for the tsunami!

    Guess he must be calling in at Greggs for a freezer top-up when he’s up here!

  • Dannyo

    Jun 28, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #31

    The fact that you write; “Enrique has to make up his mind, yes or no”, is not true if u look at the quotes made about the issue. Especially from Pardew.
    Pardew said: “He will only leave if a club thats in a European competition comes in for him”.

    Thats all the answer you need. And it states quite clearly what he wants. Now move along. It’s no more of a “saga” then what the speculation makes it out to be.
    The man is on holiday and returns on Monday. Leave it be until then.

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jun 28, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #32

    We’ve all got your message.
    Thank you.

  • cyprus

    Jun 28, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #33

    Agree with post 23, regarding quality of Jose, despite the mistakes he’s made which can easily be ironed out: “If you are not sure hoof the ball out.” I disagree about N Zog


    Jun 28, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #34

    09nufc09 i couldnt agree more.

  • max

    Jun 28, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #35

    i dont think jose want to leave. he just want to stall the contract because he want to see who will be the new signing,, if he likes then he stay…

  • giimps

    Jun 28, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #36

    Can t understand any player leaving a Premier League club (unless they have just come up or were being threatened by relegatin last season) to go to the bin dippers, theyve got nothing more than most other clubs and a lot less than others.
    No big stadium, no European football, and wont pay stupid wages otherwise they wont ever gain the elusive European license.
    If someone like Real Madrid or Bayern Munich come in and offer something he cant get where he is then yes, I can see that but not the bin dippers or Yids.
    Come on Jose, you know you want too, join the revolution with Joey and the gang.


  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 28, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #37


    that’s really sad putting it in 2 separate threads. I’m guessing you are what…12?

  • geordie40

    Jun 29, 2011 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #38

    first time commenting, but reading long time,, i think jose will be sold the last day ov the season so ma will pocket the cash like ac, wat would the intrest b on 30m over 5mth,, ma no,s exactly wat he,s doin,, TRYING VERY HARD NOT 2 SPEND ANY HARD CASH,, if im wrong i,l apologise but ?????


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