This Newcastle Defender Going Nowhere This Summer

Steven Taylor started out the season as one of Newcastle’s first choice center-backs, and started in the ill-fated first game of the season at Manchester City, but he was sent off just before half time, and he was never a first team regular starter again for the club last term.

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Steven Taylor – going nowhere this summer

There have been rumors in the press that Steven, who still has two years left on his contract at Newcastle, could be sold this summer, but it now looks as though that is unlikely to happen.

Taylor was born of Geordie parents in Greenwich, but was brought up from a very young age in Whitley Bay, and  certainly doesn’t want to leave the club this summer, and he had this to say after our last game last Sunday – which was another defeat – at Liverpool this time:

“I have two years left,” “I don’t see my future anywhere apart from Newcastle.” “I have said that since I was a young lad coming through the ranks. I love it at Newcastle. I would love to finish my career here.”

At least we have some of our players coming out and saying they want to stay at the club, and Fab Coloccini, the captain, has already said that.

With Taylor there would be some good clubs come after him if he was made available – and Valencia and Fenerbahce are reported to be interested in him.

And if QPR are promoted then Harry Redknapp could want him at QPR – and Harry could want him there even if they don’t win the Championship play-off final at Wembley a week today against Derby County.

Steven hasn’t fulfilled the enormous promise he had when he was captain of the England U21 side, and played a massive 29 times with 4 goals for the U21 side.

And that was at the same time James Milner was also in the England side, and played a record 46 times with 9 goals while still at Newcastle, and it was before we sold him for £12M to Aston Villa in August of 2008, against the wishes of then manager Kevin Keegan.

James went on to become an England regular with 45 caps and one goal and he’s in the squad for the World Cup in Brazil this summer, but that hasn’t happened to Steven.

But he’s still a decent enough player with massive experience, and we’d be surprised if he is not at Newcastle come September.

For the record,  Steven appeared 11 times last season for Newcastle with one goal, and in his career on Tyneside he’s made 245 appearances with 14 goals – so far.

What do you think?

Commends welcome.

10 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Oh joy

  • Bleemo

    May 17, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #2

    He’s a spanner and thicker than a wet omelette by all accounts. I’d rather they brought Curtis |Good through.

  • Big pec

    May 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #3

    Mr Newcastle, what a strange lad he is, had enough of him n Shola etc, give yourselves a new challenge, Somewhere else.

  • BarnoldswickMag

    May 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #4

    ffs 🙁

  • BarnoldswickMag

    May 17, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #5

    Pardew trying to convince us that this window was going to be ‘great’. Haha. Its been so good so far. You know, getting links to amazing players like darren bent. What more could we ask for. Stupid cockney c**t!


    May 17, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #6

    Like a new signing.We can cross defenders off our summer transfer bonanza-thank god

  • Marty-Toon

    May 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Hope Curtis Good comes through by getting game time and Mbiwa gets a chance again as they’ve definitely got the quality and better pace than our other CB’s.
    It doesn’t matter so much that we spend 70 million(never gonna happen) or 20 million as long as we get unknown quality and quantity enough for the team.
    Really not expecting too much from this window apart from more loans ,youngsters and players coming back

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    Hollywood Taylor.

  • Brutooon

    May 17, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Overrated Saylor. Wont be at the England Squad

  • boltonmagpie

    May 17, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #10

    At least he’s one of us. Occasionally makes some stupid errors, but can never fault his commitment and he does carry a goal threat unlike De Jong and most of the rest!


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