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Rafa Benitez Loses Patience With This Player

We mentioned on Saturday after the game that could be Steven Taylor’s last game for Newcastle, as the local lad had a shocker in the first half and seems to have lost his mobility with all the injuries he’s sustained over the last six years.

Steven was hauled off at half time by Rafa Benitez and those Achilles injury in particular seem to be affecting him now.

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Steven Taylor – played last game for Newcastle

The Times is reporting today that Rafa will not play Steven again this season, so the Whitley Bay lad played a total of 264 games with 15 goals for Newcastle, after making his debut in early 2004 when Sir Bobby Robson was manager.

Steven was very good as a teenager and in his early 20’s and he played 29 times with four goals when he captained the England U21 side under Stuart Pearce from 2004-2009.

But the Greenwich-born player of Geordie parents never fulfilled the massive potential he had when he was younger.

Steven’s contract at Newcastle runs out in June and it will not be renewed.

Taylor suffered several serious injuries from January of 2010 ,which have seen him miss lots of games with injury.

It’s a sad way for the 30 year-old to end his career at his local club, but nobody ever questioned his passion for Newcastle United.

Steven will be hurting like the rest of us, that Newcastle will also likely be relegated this season.


Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 12, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Should have been sold two years ago.

  • lochinvar

    Apr 12, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Someone told him not to dive in to avoid giving away penalties.
    Worked a treat – he just gave goals away instead.
    Can’t deny his passion for playing for the club, especially in easier circumstances.

    Maybe Steve and Daryl could be the new cheer leaders for all the arm waving they do.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 12, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Said all along I’d have rather had Willo as third choice, if we’d let Collocini go and brought a good solid 10M CB in to partner Mbemba with a solid LB like Pieters at Stoke with Lascelles, Dummet and Willo as back up we wouldn’t have leaked so many goals. Not wise after the event or the blessing of hindsight just basic footballing common sense.

  • Graeme

    Apr 12, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Jail – thats damn generous of you!! He should have been sold a lot earlier than that. He’s a sick-note, unable to play more than a handful of games every year.
    What’s his average? Something like 12 – 14 games a year??

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 12, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Championship defence with Steve Bruce at the helm.


  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #6

    the ironic thing and this could only happen at nufc is that taylor gets a 250k annual loyalty bonus.
    Our negotiators are really top notch!!

    If and when things come to worst I personally would love the see the back of at least 15 players and if rafa goes too I’d like to see what cathro could do with a largely young local team.

  • terencelim

    Apr 12, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #7

    And some ass licking pets in this blog still have patience with the owner! 😉

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 12, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #8

    someone suggested this team in the championship. doesn’t look too bad and should be nearer what we’re playing now.

    Rob Elliot

    Kevin Mbabu

    Jamaal Lascelles

    Chancel MBemba

    Paul Dummett

    Andros Townsend

    Jack Colback

    Jonjo Shelvey

    Rolando Aarons

    Aleksandar Mitrovic

    Adam Armstrong

  • lesh

    Apr 12, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Pity that Charnley was so quick to sell Williamson.

  • weg

    Apr 12, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Taylor did have some promise when he was young, but he never improved over the years. In recent years he has obviously had several bad injuries that can decimate careers but even before snapping his achilles against Chelsea he wasn’t getting better. Now we are seeing the result of an average player coming back from years of continuing injuries and playing more games than he can handle. And he’s in a team that has no confidence, no heart, no passion, no character and not enough quality.

    My team for next Saturday:

    If we’re going down let’s go out with a bang not a whimper! This shows attacking intent, even though that’s a strange concept for our squad.

  • AndyMac

    Apr 12, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Genuinely interested in where Saylor would go next ? Burton or Wigan ?

  • whatsup

    Apr 13, 2016 at 3:02 AM

    Comment #12

    Why settle for Elliot in goal – he is actually average….

  • Very Terry

    Apr 13, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #13

    Really? This is a wind-up yeah?

  • Very Terry

    Apr 13, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #14

    @ lesh; the Williamson thing- it’s a windup?


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