Archive for tag: Steven Taylor to Arsenal.

Steven Taylor in £5 million Arsenal deal?

May 30th, 2010 | 137 Comments |

Taylor: London calling?
Taylor: London calling?
Another Sunday, another Taylor rumour. Well technically it’s not another rumour as it’s been mentioned before, but Arsenal are again being linked with a move for Steven Taylor, with a possible fee of £5 million on the cards.

Apparently the Arsenal boss wants Taylor to beef up his defensive options and will be battling with Chelsea, Aston Villa and Everton for the signature of the player who only has 12 months left to run on his current contract. Sound familiar? Well it should do as whenever Steven Taylor is linked with a move away from Tyneside it is nearly always the same clubs that are mentioned as possible destinations. Unfortunately though, it’s the nature of the beast. We are at that time when the rumour mill spins into overdrive, and until Taylor either signs a new contract with Newcastle or actually does bite the bullet and decide to move on then these rumours will keep surfacing. But say this is true and Taylor does hear London calling, where would that leave us? And what could we get from the Taylor fee? (more…)

Simpson blow could signal Onouha manouvre.

May 24th, 2010 | 163 Comments |

Simpson: Facing a fitness race.
Simpson: Facing a fitness race.
The Chronicle is reporting some rather worrying news today concerning right-back Danny Simpson, claiming there is a race to get him fit for the new season.

That seems a bit strange to me really, as most of us have known that Simpson has been carrying a niggling injury through the last few months of the season. I always thought it concerned the players hip though, and not his ankle as is being reported.

Let’s not forget that Simpson played on the last day of the season in what was a meaningless game really, the day after which he underwent surgery on a damaged tendon. So surely if it was likely that Simpson would be out for this length of time, the common sense thing to do would have been to send him off for his operation as soon as the title was wrapped up and give the lad a headstart on his recovery? We have Ryan Taylor who could have covered in that instance so it wouldn’t have been a problem, which is why I smell some sensational reporting. (more…)