Archive for tag: Steven Taylor contract talks.

Taylor and Tiote set for long term deals?

December 19th, 2010 | 194 Comments |

Talk of a longer deal for Tiote?
Talk of a longer deal for Tiote?
I’ve found a bit more newspaper gossip that could be of interest to you guys regarding Steven Taylor and Cheik Tiote.

Don’t worry, as ever on we will endeavour to inform you of which is the wheat and which is the chaff with regard to news reporting. On that basis we’ll start off with the chaff.

The News of the World is reporting that talks with Steven Taylor are scheduled for the start of next week, and that Taylor is set to put pen to paper on a new long-term five-and-a-half year deal that will keep him at the club until the grand old age of 30.

The paper claims that the club have been impressed with how Taylor hasn’t been looking for a move in January and see this as an indication that he really does want to stay on Tyneside. On a similar note, it has also been reported that Taylor has been impressed with what Alan Pardew has had to say during meetings between the player and the manager. (more…)

Does Steven Taylor deserve to be starting?

November 18th, 2010 | 56 Comments |

Taylor: Return imminent?
Taylor: Return imminent?
Steven Taylor spoke yesterday about being patient in his attempts to force his way back into the first team fold at Newcastle United.

Steven made him comeback from injury on Tuesday in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Manchester City. He got through the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 victory and paired up with Sol Cambell in the heart of defence.

This is following an injury set back the defender suffered during a pre-season fixture against Carlisle. Steven hasn’t a played a competitive game of football in 10 months. His last game with the first team was during a Championship fixture against West Bromwich Albion last season.

Steven seems to feel better for the run out and is seemingly ready to step in if selected for first team action. He spoke to The Chronicle after the match; (more…)

Carroll shows Taylor how to do it!

October 9th, 2010 | 45 Comments |

The latest hot topic regarding Newcastle United has to be the signing of Andy Carroll to a new long term contract with the club.

It shows just how much Carroll loves the club. I mean genuinely loves the club. He has shown commitment and has stated that the only thing he ever wanted to do was play for Newcastle.

He is living the dream at the moment, the dream that you or I will have shared at some point no doubt.

It would be nice to see the same commitment from Steven Taylor if I’m being honest with you, but I have my doubts over the intentions of the adopted Geordie. I understand I will be treading a fine line on this one and some people may not like what I am writing but at the end of the day it is my opinion.

My gut feeling is that Taylor, despite his claims in the press that he wants to stay at Newcastle, will be fixing up a move away in January. I will happily be proved wrong mind as I would much rather have him in the squad than be without him. (more…)

No news on Steven Taylor’s contract then?

September 30th, 2010 | 84 Comments |

Taylor - Still awaiting new deal.
Taylor - Still awaiting new deal.
It may have been glossed over now that the football season is back in full swing, but Newcastle still have defender Steven Taylor on the transfer list, and as yet all parties appear to be no nearer to any agreement.

Taylor was placed on the transfer list towards the end of August after talks broke down between the club and his advisors over a new deal for the defender. Figures were speculated about, figures were denied, but the upshot of it is that none of us are any wiser as to what is going on.

The last I heard on the situation was that talks were ‘ongoing’ and ‘amicable’ between the club and representatives of Taylor. They must be some bloody talks then!

Taylor is just a couple of weeks away from returning to first team training after recovering from the shoulder injury that he suffered in the pre-season friendly against Carlisle United. His return to fitness should bolster the defensive options we already have at the club, although if he is to be included in the first-team he will have to earn the right first and show his desire on training pitch. (more…)

Taylor situation can still be resolved.

August 26th, 2010 | 83 Comments |

Should he stay or should he go?
Should he stay or should he go?
After all the initial reaction to the news yesterday that Steven Taylor has been placed on the transfer list, one thing has finally stood out to me – The situation can still be resolved.

It certainly seems as though Chris Hughton would like to keep the player at St James’ Park and he described the decision to put Taylor on the transfer list as a “club decision”, although I’m not quite sure what that means.

Negotiations have been going on for quite a long time now, much like they did with Taylor’s last contract, and the sticking point does seem to be something to do with those contract negotiations. Figures have been leaked regarding the wages on offer, although the accuracy behind them is up for debate after the agent, Paul Stretford, released a statement yesterday saying that figures being used were “wildly inaccurate”. (more…)