Neil Taylor To Sign New Deal At Swansea?


There’s some rather interesting and surprising news coming from Swansea City  this afternoon.

Neil Taylor – close to new deal at Swansea?

The Swansea manager Brendan Rogers has said that Newcastle target Neil Taylor was close to signing a new deal at the Liberty Stadium.

That would be really surprising after Newcastle had offered Neil a five year deal on good terms, and we thought he was keen to come to Tyneside.

Huw Jenkins, the Swansea Chairman said earlier today that he thought the Taylor affair would be sorted out by early next week, and he didn’t think Neil’s case would be going to an arbitration panel.

We assumed that meant Neil would be signing for Newcastle for that £1M release clause amount.

This is what manager Rogers said today:

“There’s absolutely no question, he’s very, very close to a new deal.  “There’s been a lot of stuff written about Neil and I felt really, really sorry for him.”

“Of course the interest from a club of the status of Newcastle United… and of course the wages also… I can understand maybe a young player having his head turned towards that.”

“None of it has come from him and we’ve had lots of conversations over the ‘phone, because we were in various parts of the world, over the course of the summer.”

“He always made it clear that this is where he wanted to be and eventually him and I had a good face-to-face conversation last week.”

It’s an easy decision for Newcastle, because if Neil doesn’t want to come to Newcastle – so be it – and he should stay at Swansea, where at least he’ll get some first team games next season.

At Newcastle he was brought in to back up the first choice left-back – whoever that turns out to be – with Jose Enrique still likely to leave this summer.

Newcastle hoped Taylor would continue to improve, and challenge for a first team place, and he made huge improvements last season after signing from Wrexham last summer.

But we only want players at Newcastle who want to come to Tyneside, and be proud to wear that famous balck and white shirt.

If they don’t want to come they shouldn’t, and Newcastle shouldn’t  try to persude them too much either.

And we’re sure Newcastle will do just that, and let this episode die a death.

Comments welcome.



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111 comments so far

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Ne good

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Hope not

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  • danishmag

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #3

    third

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Balck and white ed?? lol

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  • danishmag

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #5

    silly season !!
    U gotta love it

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  • MacToon(Vive le Neuchâtel)

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m sure I had seen him say that he wouldn’t come if we still had Jose but as Ed say’s if he wants to stay where he is then so be it.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #7

    If this is true why were his lawyers involved….very confusing

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  • danishmag

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #8

    WWJBD
    How do we even know for sure, that any lawyers in fact were involved?
    alot of bullocks perhaps, and no lawyers never were involved?!

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #9

    “We only want players that want to come to tyneside…”

    Couldnt agree more this is why we shouldnt pursue the likes of erdinc, gervinho ect. Ben Arfa jumped on a plane to newcastle airport off his own back to play for the toon.

    If they dont want to come, we dont need them!

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  • gonz

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #10

    We are only 13 days in this transfer window and I’m sick of hearing the names Gervinho, Naylor and Erding!

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  • danishmag

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #11

    am i the only one having a good feeling before the coming season?
    looking at the team of last season where we ended 12, and looking at the team now, there is a huge progress.
    Last season we should have ended 9, and if the team is so much better now, i am thinking that europe is near..
    Am i to optimistic? anyone?

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  • i Toon

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #12

    oh well win some loose some. We really need a left back and a good forward Shane Long anyone???

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #13

    danishmag
    Aye true maybe it was just paper talk will find out eventually I suppose

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #14

    i would of liked,to have seen him here.

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  • danishmag

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #15

    WWJBD
    excactly my point
    silly season is full of bullocks

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  • AndyMac

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #17

    “At Newcastle he was brought in to back up the first choice left-back – whoever that turns out to be – with Jose Enrique still likely to leave this summer.” Dream on Ed !!!

    How many players do you think we’ll bring in to this club before the window closes ? One of them has to be a striker otherwise Fatman and his merry men can wave goodby to “supporters” for the forseeable future 🙂 So the other isnt going to be a second choice left back is it ?

    Naylor was the cheapest replacement Fatman and Lamaearse could find which is why they stuck around for so long in an effort to get him for nowt !

    Now when Jose goes we’re actually GONNA HAVE TO SPEND SOME MONEY replacing him. Which will bring tears to the Fatmans eyes.

    Wake up people this is the 21st century ! Stop acting like serfs to some modern day robber baron. (shakes head in disbelief at the gullibility of so many people)

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Nickolas Bendner .. We are in for him …Just in

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  • AndyMac

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #19

    danishmag says:

    “Last season we should have ended 9, and if the team is so much better now, i am thinking that europe is near”

    We finished 12th because we have a tw@t for a manager who cannot work out when or not use substitutes to the teams benefit.

    Guess what – he’s still manager this season so hang on to your hats people its going to be a bumpy ride :(.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #20

    i would say we need two strikers,in my humble opinion.lol

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #21

    Bendtner and Vela double swoop 20 million, 10 million on Zogbia and then McGugan, Naylor and that crystal palace RB

    Would be me done on football manager for the summer

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  • AndyMac

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #22

    belfastmagpie87 says:

    “i would say we need two strikers,in my humble opinion.lol”

    We will if one of them turns out to be Bendtner 🙂

    I was going by Pardwho’s claim that we’re only bringing in two more players belfastmag !

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  • sidekick

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #23

    Swansea will be offering Taylor a new contract that will need to at least match the terms offered to him by NUFC , so well done to the lad, and his agent!

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  • alka

    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Fed up with reading about Enrique and the way he is messing us around.Juat stick him on the transfer list and get shot of him. I really think young Ferguson will do the business for us.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #25

    @andymac

    haha.m8 i just dont want to be depending on the strike force off shola & lovenkrands again.lol

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  • ReagansWig

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Day 13 in the black and white house. The housemates are getting restless at lack of transfers. Wwjbd is starting to side with the negas. Stuart is still with the fairies and it seems burnsy is taking his medication. Will big ash give them a celebration before the darlo game or shud he be evicted? You decide!

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  • Your humble opinion is not alone belfast. We needed another striker before we sold Carroll imHo.

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  • Mark

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #28

    He looks a bit like jose ^ Perfect replacement?

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  • danishmag

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Andy mac
    The politics MA is showing is fantastic.
    Do not spend money if the money is not there.
    Freddie Shepherd did the excact oposite of that.
    More outcome than income. The club was close to beeing bankrupted, when MA took over.
    Today the clubs financials looks healthy.
    Should we do a Portsmouth, or be creative, and bring cheap players with a certain amount of talent.
    I may be totally off, but thats what i´ve been reading from time to time.
    Correct me if i am wrong.

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  • archaeomag

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #30

    This was the story yesterday;
    Taylor’s agent Jamie Moralee said: “It is slow progress at the moment but at the same time it needs to be resolved because the lad is in a very delicate position.

    “At the moment clarification is being sought from the Premier League and we are waiting for that but Newcastle have made it clear that they won’t go above £1million, which is not an offer that Swansea will accept.”
    Taylor’s agent Jamie Moralee said: “It is slow progress at the moment but at the same time it needs to be resolved because the lad is in a very delicate position.

    “At the moment clarification is being sought from the Premier League and we are waiting for that but Newcastle have made it clear that they won’t go above £1million, which is not an offer that Swansea will accept.”

    – Surely he must be worth more than a £1mil

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/footballnation/football-news/2011/07/12/dispute-over-swansea-city-s-neil-taylor-set-for-arbitration-panel-91466-29036611/#ixzz1S0tOOp58

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #31

    ReagansWig
    Hahahahahahaha very good post

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  • Keano9

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #32

    can anybody tell me what Pardew and Carr say on the latest nufctv vid cause I cant view it as I am not subscribed and some plz tell me what they say?

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  • dazza

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #33

    Enrique has gone from being my fav over the last few seasons to a hated man. Ship his ass off the Turkey or somewhere and bring in a replacement who actually wants to be here.

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  • Keano9

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #34

    LEGENDARY ReagansWig LOL I hope so!

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #35

    in my humble opinion.(haha)
    its still survival first next season.then see where we go from there.

    qualify for europe???
    we need a far bigger squad if you ask me!!

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #36

    I see bangor city are playing a cl qualifier send jose there

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #37

    Bangura lads ..anyone ? Liverpool are now sniffing ..

    These pair would be better than Shola And Lovenkrands up front ..Almost telepathic In the way one feeds the other and creates chances for one another >They are playing in the eq of the of the Scottish Prem for AIK.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #38

    just seen this West Ham make Gradel move,could be a good buy for us,what do you think lads.

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  • AndyMac

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Keano9 says:
    “can anybody tell me what Pardew and Carr say on the latest nufctv vid cause I cant view it as I am not subscribed and some plz tell me what they say?”

    Yep. Pardwho is asking Carr where he’s been on his holidays as he’s got a nice tan and Carr replies “Blackpool as usual on the money I get from this bunch of R’s wipes”

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  • danishmag

    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #40

    andy mac…
    i´ve been a fan since 1992/93.
    But trying to follow closely what is going on over there, form tiny Denmark is not easy :o)
    From what i have been reading and have been seeing of Pardew, he looks like a competent manager, though top descisions is coming fra Derek and MA.
    I was pissed when Hughton was kicked out. Not ok, and i did not know much about Pardew then.
    My first impression of him was that he was a sissy, not going to fit in at Newcastle.
    But in the last 6-7 months i´ve been becoming more and more fond of Pardew. My respect for the man is also growing.
    He may be the right one, looking at what he has brought in so far, for almost no money.

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