Odds Are On This Defender Being Sold This Summer


Ever since January of 2010 – our promotion season – Steven Taylor has been dogged by long term injuries, and in the game against West Brom in January of 2010, Steve sustained an injury that effectively kept him out for the rest of the season.

But luckily in came big Mike Williamson from Portsmouth and he played really well to fill in for Steven, and we got a fantastic 102 points with 30 wins in the Championship, and were promoted straight back to the Premier League.

Thanks to manager Chris Hughton of course.

Steven Taylor Leicester+8zRCENyO6YLl

Steven Taylor in action last season

Steven was injured on January 1st this year when he ruptured his Achilles tendon, and he was out for the rest of the season.

But nobody was brought in during January to replace him, and we had both Paul Dummett and Daryl Janmaat fill in at center-back.

In the last five seasons  Steven has played only 85 times for Newcastle, and in total over the last 11 years since he made his debut under Sir Bobby Robson early in 2004, he’s made 251 appearances with 15 goals for his home town club.

News today that Taylor is working through this summer in an attempt to be fit and ready to get back into Newcastle’s first team under new head coach Steve McClaren.

He’s been working with the physios at the Benton training ground, but with one year left on his contract Steven could well be sold in the summer.

It will depend if Newcastle can bring in a couple of good center-backs this summer, and if that happens Mike Williamson and Steven could both be on their way.

Steven has met Steve McClaren already, and he had this to say on Facebook:

 “Looking forward to working under Steve McClaren – exciting times ahead.”

There’s nothing wrong with Steven’s attitude of course, and we hope he can play well and stay uninjured next season.

But the odds are on him being sold this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

198 comments so far

  • jane

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #1

    who will buy him and would he want to go? how long has he got left on his contract and what wages is he on?

    0
  • Pootle2118

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #2

    I’ll be amazed if we get a transfer fee for Willo. As far as Saylor is concerned….I don’t know which way to go. I’d say keep him around as back up and as someone who could bang the Geordie drum to any new signings that we get

    0
  • kilcline

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #3

    More chance of toonfromleeds being right and getting a personality than there is of Taylor going to anyone half decent

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #4

    He’ll have to go to Kazakhstan where the season is only from August to December.

    0
  • jane

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #5

    he has a good scoring record but poor discipline often and very cynical stupidly so sometimes.

    0
  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Blockhead – you’ve been susssed now -you filthy swine.
    It all becomes clear now – offering strangers Werthers sweeties, dressing in a multicoloured chicken suit, wearing a trilby hat, visitting coffee houses and fast food restaurants across the region – hoping to entice fresh victims for your bird flapping exercises.
    You filthy swine.

    0
  • lesh

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Pootie

    Keeping Saylor around ss a fsll-back makes sense but how’s he going to avoid training injuries?

    He’s too high risk to keep on the payroll so best let his contract run down and let him go but assess his fitness in the meantime

    0
  • firebug666

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Steve Round rejects Newcastle approach to chase No 1 job

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11678/9890786?

    0
  • optimistic prime

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Black heed

    If you didn’t waffle as must shit your remember it was me who you asked if a knew Corbridge.

    Just shows your here to cause friction, get back to milking your cow berk. You make welshie look smart fool

    0
  • optimistic prime

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Auto correct makes me look silly again, but you get the jist

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Scottish papers headlines that Celtic are desperate to hold onto Van Dijik at least until qualifiers for Champions League are over in hope that he would then stay.
    Also reports that Norwich will bid £8m for player.
    We report that Taylor could be sold but with no replacement lined up ?
    Perhaps Taylor would get game time at Norwich and we buy Van Dijik ?
    Or is that too complicated for Penfold and the Board of Directors to work out ?

    0
  • dantoon85

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Another rejection not looking good on the recruitment front is it guys

    0
  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #13

    doesn’t surprise me firebug but fair do’s to him

    0
  • Pootle2118

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #14

    lesh

    He may be injury prone but, unfortunately, if we let him go without any signings on the horizon we could be putting ourselves right up sh1t creek without a paddle with a dingy that has a puncture. I’d love to see an almighty cull at SJP but that’s never gonna happen with the FCW in charge

    0
  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Fcuk me. The toon was full of doddering tw@ts and mentalists today. I was going to stay and grab a late lunch and a pint in the junction, but after that experience i just want to get home. I’ll have a cuppa and a sandwich

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #16

    John Carver on his way back then !

    0
  • Bri

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Firebug
    At this rate Carver will be getting a call as a last resort.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #18
  • firebug666

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #19

    TFL

    Well that’s three knock backs so far. It seems that Ashley and co have successfully destroyed any credibility Newcastle had left.

    The damage has been done, and I don’t even think the lure of playing in the premier league will be enough to bring any decent players in.

    Mike Ashley should be ashamed at what he has done to this club, he has sacrificed the good name of Newcastle United for the profit margins of SD.

    0
  • Barton

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Round not joining,thats wat we get for offering him halve the salary he on at a championship club.

    0
  • firebug666

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Bri

    You may be right marra, One thing is for certain, nobody with any self respect is going to come to Newcastle and sell their soul for 30 pieces of silver and a SD mug.

    0
  • kilcline

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Read on readers digest that all other clubs are doing deals! Great source….about as good as a bloke called Heinz telling you something….

    Relegation scrap again

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #23

    keeping saylor on any level makes no sense.

    i see 3 coaches have now knocked poor old Shteve back with round been the latest (no loss really).

    Seems word has got round nationally and internationally what a rotten to the core and toxic operation this club has become.

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #24

    optimistic prime

    What do you mean you make welshie look smart, i am smart fool now get under your bridge.

    Ohhhhhh nnnoooooooo I’m turning in to Mister Meldrew.

    Ha ha ha

    0
  • BeeGuy

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #25

    NUFC will keep Saylor cause no one will buy him and NUFC won’t find a body willing to come here to replace him.
    Look for Willo in starting lineup, too.

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #26

    surely the slow ST sales shows the power is swinging towards the fans now.

    Things were building to a head which forced ash into his hollow speech where he probably thought he had done enough to pacify the fans . He was clearly wrong.

    0
  • diaspora

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #27

    lochinvar

    The worry I have with Van Dijik is that although he looks really good is it because the Scottish league is so poor.

    Vuckic looked world class in comparison with his team mates when playing for Rangers.

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #28

    Jail@18………..quality.

    0
  • optimistic prime

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Saylor should advertise sports injury clinics or write books critiquing them.

    0
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #30

    Its almost like we are trying to wait a few weeks before signing players so we dont have to pay their wages for doing nothing before pre season …….

    0
  • Riviere Run Dry

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #31

    JFA, with your face like a denounced Steven Gerrard’s brow.
    With your face like an abandoned block of flats.
    With your face like minced beef.

    0
  • Pootle2118

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #32

    LCBP

    That may well be true but it’s not a great way to show we have ambition. How can you be ambitious if your first thought is to save 1-2 weeks wages?

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #33

    How do you think the interview process pans out with these Assistants that are knocking us back.
    Churners: Well the wages aren’t great but the bonus for finishing tenth is fantastic.
    Prospective assistant: But I read in the paper you’d targeted top eight.

    Churners: Ahh erm, well we just kind of said that to keep them lot happy.

    Prospective assistant: Well how do I know if top tens looking good you won’t sell a few players and not replace them in January ?

    Churners: Well you’ll just have to trust us on that one.

    Prospective assistant: I’ll get me coat.

    0
  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #35

    JFA your probably not far off

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #36

    Negatron
    You don’t need auto correct to make you look silly again, fella. The blog’s chief boycotter who used his mate’s ticket to get into the match because he was boycotting. Doh! Done it wrong again, dad! And then mocking people who gave him the benefit of the doubt because they couldn’t believe anyone would be so stupid. You couldn’t make it up.

    0
  • Macas

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Round hasn’t turned us down as such, he wants to try and get a managers job, there is a difference. Zenden has said he isn’t going to us or Liverpool, and Neville seems happy enough doing his punditry so probably doesn’t even want a position like the one he was offered. At least the club are trying to bring people in of a decent calibre

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail
    As far as the assistant coach job’s concerned, the game’s up anyway. Whoever it is will be second or third choice. The players will sense it and have no respect. Simply none. Hahahahahahahahahah.

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Old Blackley can’t wait for Sister Muff’s next foray into the world of football psychology. It’s no wonder he rarely talks football on here, as some blogger pointed out the other day. Expat’s arm’s aching from holding Muff’s fig leaf for him. I’d say stick to the law Muff but Muff’s King Percy legal commentary was equally embarrassing.

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 20, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #40

    Old Blackley’s beginning to suspect that no one wants to be crowned winner of the inaugural flappy bird cup. The flappy birds have probably realised what flappy birds they’ve been.

    0
1 2 3 5

You must log in to post a comment.