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Injury Blow To Newcastle – Steven Taylor Out Until Next Year

9:14 am, Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 22 Comments

It’s worse than we had first thought, but the initial prognosis on Steven Taylor is that he will be out until next year, and of course that’s 9 games Newcastle have to play through the busy holiday period through January 2nd, and like Yohan Cabaye, that’s at least the number of games Steven Taylor will now miss for Newcastle.

Steven Taylor – out for the rest of the year

Taylor injured his hamstring in the 2-0 defeat at Southampton on Sunday, and the Journal is reporting that the initial prognosis on the injury is not good, and he could miss anywhere from four to six weeks, and we’ll just have to hope he can come back sooner rather than later.

It’s yet another blow to Newcastle’s small squad, who have been completely unable to deal with the additional Europa league games this season, and now we have to really watch that we don’t slip into the relegation zone before next year rolls around.

The good news is that Fabricio Coloccini will come back to the side, after serving his three match ban, and he will lead the team out at Stoke City tomorrow night, where Newcastle just have to start picking up some points to climb the league table from our current 14th place.

And as we mentioned yesterday, James Perch is fit again, and he can play well alongside an experienced center-back, but once again Newcastle are struggling at center-back, and not for the first time over the last two seasons, and yet we failed to bring in a fourth experienced center-back last summer, and Newcastle are paying the price for not strengthening the squad in the summer months.

19 year-old Curtis Good has just been loaned out to Bradford City until January 2nd,  to get some first team games, but if Newcastle have another center-back injured or suspended, we would expect the Australian to be quickly recalled back to Tyneside.

The press conference for tomorrow night’s game will be this afternoon, and of course this is by far Alan Pardew’s stiffest test to date, as the Newcastle manager tries to stop Newcastle from being sucked into a relegation fight, with teams like Southampton, Norwich and even Aston Villa starting to play a lot better than earlier in the season.

Another defeat at the Britannia Stadium tomorrow night would be catastrophic, and the alarm bells will be sounding loud and clear at Newcastle United.

Who would have thought we would be this low in the league table in late November, and we are only one point better off than we were in our relegation season after 13 games.

This is not good.

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Tags: Europa League · Injuries · Premier League · Steven Taylor



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22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 rainrix // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    No doubt this is pards/willos dastardly work #conspiracy2012

  • 2 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Who said something about being positive? Fool.

    Everyone abandon ship. Forget women and children first….save yourselves!!!!

  • 3 Transfer Sage // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Not looking good.

    We have a lot of players in the squad but they are mainly midfielders.

    We are woefully short in defence and upfront.

  • 4 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    This a real shock who would of stevie would miss a chunk of the season through injury?

    The only suprise is he isnt out for the season!!!

  • 5 terencelim // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    In my opinion James Tavernier isn’t ready yet but hopefully he takes his chance to shine and impress.

  • 6 WWYCD // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    What?! Saylor injured?! WHO COULD OF PREDICTED THIS?!

    Means we will get our new CB in Jan though the ‘like a new signing’ Steven Taylor

  • 7 Transfer Sage // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Taylor has made no more than 14 league appearances in a single season for the last 4 years.

    He is never going to be anything more than cover for the first team with that record

  • 8 ToonDownSouth // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    I love how there’s certain individuals here who seem to wake up at 7am, hop on the internet and start moaning about football.

    Way to enjoy life guys. Honestly, bravo.

  • 9 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Rainrix – don’t forget simmo and obertan are involved aswell.

  • 10 rainrix // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Conaldo…. Jonas and President Obama as well, how deep does this go damn it!

  • 11 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    When you don’t know who to blame, blame everyone. Simple really.

  • 12 geordie157 // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    On sujemani, he’d be a good signing, the only worry is that recently he’s been a bit injury prone. Very skilful and good at creating chances for himself and for others. In Jan four potential targets are out of contact next summer, sujemani, sissoko, ince and Douglas. Would love ask four

  • 13 geordie157 // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    All.

  • 14 jimmysmith // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    If Sammy and Fergie start at Stoke I won’t be able to bear to watch.

    Good young players worthy of the occasional cameo in EPL games that are already won. That’s fine, but not the hurly burly of battle against hardened pro’s on a Wednesday night at the Brittania Stadium. They’re more likely to start greetin’ than contribute to a competitive Toon performance.

    Krul
    Simpson Willo Colo Santon

    Anita Tiote
    Marveaux
    Jonas Ba
    Cisse

    Might just jag a point, if we get stuck in and carry some luck.

  • 15 jeff // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Yep.

    And we thought everything was going smoothly?????????????????????????????/

  • 16 Colo-Sus // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    I honestly think this is a good thing, hes desperatley out of form, and has given away 2 of the last 4 goals conceded, by being out of position. Willo is actually playing better at the moment.

  • 17 veto // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    shame he cant string a full season together lately , he would have had his england call ups by now .
    i never thought we would come close to fifth again this season anyway . we are years away from consistently chalanging

  • 18 giimps // Nov 27, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    I would have played Willo in the Stoke game anyway, more height and less trickery to deal with.
    I`m not sure I would have him in every game between now and mid January though

  • 19 mindshaft // Nov 27, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Saylors been awful this season, in fact he’s generally over rated because he’s a geordie, def no better than Willo and those two together have generally been a disaster

  • 20 Bucks mag // Nov 27, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Strewth talk about injury prone… not his fault but it’s just so frustrating

  • 21 giimps // Nov 27, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Willo and Collo work as a pair together well, Saylor and Collo work together as a pair, hence the reason we need another quality CB to play with Collo who can command when Collo not available, neither Saylor or Willo are capable.
    Blessing in disguise (not that i would wish it to happen) as it may just force the hands off the purse strings in January.
    Heres hoping anyway.
    HWTL

  • 22 Sav // Nov 28, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    Mashley gambles, we lose.




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