Steven Taylor Suffers Ruptured Achilles – Out For The Season


Bad news today as Newcastle suffer yet another injury, and this time it’s very serious,  as Steven Taylor has ruptured his Achilles and he is out for the season, and may be lucky to be ready for pre-season.

Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor – out for the season

Newcastle United caretaker manager John Carver has just talked to the press, and said that Steven Taylor will likely to miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

The 28-year-old had scored the first goal today after 15 minutes from a Jack Colback corner, but then he had to leave the field in the second half and was replaced by Mike Williamson.

We only had two experienced goalkeepers to start the season, and we only have three experienced center-backs since we let Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa leave on a season long loan to Roma.

And now we only have Fab Coloccini and Mike fit, with Curtis Good possibly available soon, after playing a practice game earlier in the week.

Newcastle may have to go into the January transfer market and bring in a decent center-back – and Mike Ashley will just have to fork out the money.

We are only 10 points above the relegation zone and it’s about time owner Mike Ashley strengthened the squad in both quality and quantity.

But we’ve been saying that for over seven years now.

We’ll not even mention we are also one striker short, since we never replaced Loic Remy in the summer, and now Papiss Cisse is away for at least six weeks at the African Cup of Nations – so our squad is just too small.

This injury to Steven is more bad news for Newcastle.

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27 comments so far

  • Ciaran

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Well there goes our chances flogging him then…

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Bad news, but given Saylor’s fitness record long term injuries are fairly predictable and no real shock. Luckily for the number crunchers, Santon is just back in time to take over left back duties with Dummett being used more in the centre, so no need to spend.

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  • toonking

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #3

    i myself would like to see the arrival of McClaren and i am thinking cashley too might appoint him but his reason will not be the same as mine.

    my reason- managers like deboar would be my most hopeful one. I just can’t see any reason why a manager, who’s capable of winning titles and managing CL teams, would come to a club, who’s aim is 10th place. Liverpool and everton are both doing rubbish at the minute, the sacking of martinez and rodgers could happen therefore he has better choices already.

    McClaren- he might have did rubbish at england but he did win the league with FC twenty, reality proves ashley doesn’t appoint quality managers. that might make McClaren sound like a unlikely choice, the thing with McClaren is he has that bad england record along with his decent records, therefore if he has a bad run of games fans could well use that as a way of giving him abuse, again ashley will avoid the negativity.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Who had January in the sweepstakes?

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #5

    got noting agains saylor, i think hes a decent bench player. nothing more. however, his injury could force mashley to get us the starting CB we have needed for YEARS!

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  • toonking

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #6

    lil

    don’t say that, in might seem the best way in our eyes but i can see willo being the CB that we see starting in the managers view, he did admite himself today that we certainly need 3 new CBs. So will he demand them from ashley or will he be scared to go face to face?

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #7

    no to mclaren, no to carver, no to any british manager..

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Classic Steven. He’s spent about 50% of his Newcastle career picking up his pay cheque from the treatment room.

    Hoping that we shove Dummett in at CB for now and give Haidara & Santon game time. They’ve both got promise, and Haidara could definitely develop into a good player, but he’s been given no game time.

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Oh ffs were gona be seeing a lot more of Williamson were well screwed now.

    We need a good CB in so Williamson can F*** off.

    Natasic?

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  • bladeuser

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Willo that useless thing some call a footballer to the rescue god help us

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #11

    toonking,
    I’m sure that Willo will be viewed as the first choice alongside Colo, I just think that having Santon back will allow them to say that Dummett will be 3rd choice with a kid backing up. Therefore no need to spend.

    Who said we needed three centre backs? Carver? He isn’t in a position to demand them as he hasn’t got the job. He could advise that he thinks they are required, but he has no power to demand them.

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  • toonking

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #12

    nightfa

    start protesting
    you FAT COCKNEY B@STARD GET OUT OF OUR CLUB

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #13

    Bad news for Taylor , he doesn’t deserve that, nor do we.
    Just listened to Carvers interview on the radio. He’s out of his depth.
    ” they had clever players we are not use to in the Premiership ” ( or words to that effect) Wtf !
    and “we couldn’t get a message out to Hadeira on the left to stick close to Boyd” – well JC you had just sent him on earlier so didn’t you think to tell him that before he went on the pitch ! Wtf !
    And does no one on the pitch have the ability to shout the odds and direct the team certainly not Colo who went AWOL again. Might as well get Gerrard in as Player/Manager and sort out both problems at the sametime. With other clubs around us loosing or drawing we threw away 2 points to improve our league position, albeit we were lucky to end up with one.

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  • BandB

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Good grief!

    Ciaran! ToonDownSouth! It will be Solano next. Or ToonDarnSarf. Maybe even billson has a new take on things. And did IanToon manage a quick word with Carver after the game?

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  • p

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #15

    @8 good point but, I reckon Carved will persist with iron Mike

    We can always hope the mym replacement comes in.

    It’s plausible, I don’t feel the manager matters with respect to Sig ings

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Hey BandB. I always planned to come back if the topic ever changed from “Pardew’s a d*ck!”, just didn’t think the day would come so soon. I always assume Pardew would be our manager till he died.

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #18

    Stuart Pierce to slip in under the radar for the job?

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  • BandB

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #19

    All Things Must Pass, TDS as the quiet one observed. Nice to see you again.

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  • toonking

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #20

    lil

    i might have got things mixed up, having listened to his press again, he’s said nothing about the required CB, i think it must have been the pundits, i hope he does get the CB but i’ve not got my hopes up.

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Personally me like most Nufc fans want a foreign yet unproven manager the likes of Koeman/Laudrup but I would make an exception to give Moyes the shot.

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  • Graeme

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #22

    JT – An honest reflection of peoples opinion of our players efforts??

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  • proud2bnufc

    Jan 1, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #23

    And next game schedule and a new injury. F****g great ! That’s comedy ! wtf ?!

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  • nufc 11

    Jan 1, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Badly need De jong back so as to move moussa up top and to move dummet in at cb and bring in hiadara at lb id love to see santon get a run on the right wing by far his best position love to see Patrick Vieira come in hed really get the French players on side and ne a draw over in the french market for new talent. Always remember fabregas saying how good he was on training pitch at coaching and giving the youngsters at arsenal the confidence and motivation to develop and reach the top this is the calibre of man we need.

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  • MacToon

    Jan 1, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #25

    We’ve needed two quality centre halves for a long time now. As good as Colo can be he’s simply too inconsistent! A quality centre half with prem experience could work very well along side Dummett.

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  • Albertan_J

    Jan 1, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #26

    Dummet has to go CB and Santon needs to start if fit. Willo is terrible, Jak Alnwick in at the deep end and simply not up to the job.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jan 1, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #27

    McLaren has been around a while and we know what we’ll get. Mediocrity is his style. He did average at boro who were a very bland and boring team to watch while he was there. At England he managed to make Sven & Capello’s 1980s Italian style look entertaining. At Twente he done well, but it was the dutch league and he had some top class players. At Wolfsburg he got sacked quite quickly, and at Derby he is doing ok, taking over a stable team with lots of youths Clough brought through, but he’s doing no better than Mick McCarthy at Ipswich. Managers like Bruce, Warnock & McDermott often look great in the championship but that is there level.

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