We had hoped that Steven Taylor would be available for the first team at the beginning of October, but it looks as though it’s going to be at least two weeks longer than that before Steven can return to the Newcastle first team squad.
Steven Taylor – back mid-October
Chris Hughton has today said that he doesn’t expect the 24 year-old local lad to be back in action until mid-October.
And it seems like that niggling knee injury that midfielder Danny Guthrie has had this season, will keep him out of action for at least another two weeks.
Taylor was placed on the transfer list on August 25th, but Hughton named him in the Newcastle 23-man first team squad, so he can play in the Premier League – but why on earth wouldn’t he have done that?
Hughton has insisted Taylor still has a future at Newcastle and the manager told the Evening Chronicle today:
“As far as Steven is concerned, we are still looking at about five weeks or so.” “We’ll continue to assess his situation like we would with any injury.” “He still has a part to play for Newcastle.”
And the Carling Cup 3rd round tie at Chelsea in just over a couple of weeks could be Danny Guthrie’s first appearance of the season, although exactly what kind of side Chris will field for that game is unknown at the moment.
Guthrie’s last game was on August 7th at Ibrox when we were beaten 2-1 by Rangers, and Chris thinksanny will be back in two weeks, as he said today:
“It will still be two weeks for Danny. However, this is certainly not a long-term problem.” “We expect him back in the frame quite soon.”
Even though Newcastle have made a good start to the season they still have quite a number of good players that have not been available for selection – which shows how much the squad has been improved this summer.
Comments always welcome.
10 comments so far
Sep 6, 2010 at 12:59 PMComment #1
Sep 6, 2010 at 12:59 PMComment #2
Sep 6, 2010 at 2:02 PMComment #3
He`ll sign, no worries!
Sep 6, 2010 at 2:35 PMComment #4
Not really bothered if he signs or not. lets face it he knows how the system works now ( or is he stupid ) or is he gready?
At 24 years of age how many lads his age are on £40k a year never mind a week.
Sep 6, 2010 at 2:44 PMComment #5
If you look at it a different way if Taylor plays for one year at £40 a week that is obviously 52 X £40,000 = £2080000 or in other words £2.8m. Where else would he get that kind of money! What qualifications does he have apart from playing football? Most people don’t make that kind of money in a lifetime let alone a year. I feel really strongly about this kind of thing as most season ticket holders have to make big sacrifices to pay for their chosen hobby/lifestyle. He should sign the contract or piss off as far as I’m concerned and take any other like minded scrote with him….or did they leave last year???
Sep 6, 2010 at 2:49 PMComment #6
OOps should read £2.08m, got carried away.
Sep 6, 2010 at 2:52 PMComment #7
ArtyH. You just reduced that figure from £2.8m to £2.08m in the space of 5 minutes. You missed your forte in life mate, get yourself on the FA agents register fast mate!
Sep 6, 2010 at 3:27 PMComment #8
Not worth £40k a week if Carrol on reportedly£25k. With u Arty, sign or bugga off! He`ll sign, MA`s called his agent`s bluff!!!
Sep 6, 2010 at 5:20 PMComment #9
CM’s= Tiote, Smith, Nolan, Barton, Guthrie, Vuckic, (Arfa can play there)
Only 3 CM’s MAXIMUM each game, who gets those places now?
Sep 8, 2010 at 3:50 AMComment #10
I see it like this:
Nolan will be in unless he’s hurt.
Barton will be in until he get’s into card trouble, he’s got 3 in as many weeks.
And you’re third spot will be occupied by Tiote/Smith depending on situation.
Guthrie will be the wild card I think, and HBA will play up front behind big Andy as long as we stick to the 4-4-1-1.