Transfer Toss: Which club will rescue Newcastle’s Steven Taylor from his Championship hell?

Ollie Irish

21st, August 2009

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Poor Steven Taylor, stuck in the Championship while all the cool kids have fun in the Premier League. He has even started sitting on walls, looking moodily into the distance. It’s a worrying sign.
Several Prem clubs are reportedly interested in rescuing the stout Englishman from Newcastle United, namely Aston Villa, Fulham and Everton. Villa really need a decent central defender to replace the retired Martin Laursen, while Fulham and Everton could still lose Brede Hangeland and Joelon Lescott before the transfer window shuts.


Newcastle want to keep Taylor, as he is central to their bid to “bounce back” into the top flight. But a bid of around £10m might be enough to convince them to do business. Ideally, the Magpies will keep Taylor and cash in on the useless Fabricio Coloccini. Espanyol have admitted that the big-nosed Argentine is on their shopping list; I’m sure Newcastle would be happy to see the back of him.
Where do you think Taylor will end up? Vote below:

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16 Comments

  1. keith says:

    has he ever said he wants to leave his team….prat

  2. TONY says:

    The premier league where the mighty Hull can get thumped every week as well as others i don’t care to mention, the premier where you must doth your cap to the top 4 cos you have got a hope in hells chance of winning owt it seems to me a lot of teams are only in there to survive for the money not to compete!!! so you sir can shove it up your jacksey Taylor is a Geordie lad and is happy here so get off the bandwaggon it’s been going around for months collecting sad sack like yourself!!!!

  3. Graham says:

    His championship hell…. when has he ever said that? He wants to stay at his club you useless prick!

  4. Jack says:

    Don’t know why you are being so defensive lads – he’s sh!t (even 4 newcastle!)

  5. Ollie says:

    Jesus, do I have to hand out a fucking sense of humour with each post. Best fans in the world, my arse.

  6. wayne says:

    ollie must be a spurs fan !!

  7. Big Al says:

    43000 for a midweek championship game? mackems only got 41000 for the visit of chelsea. YES we are the best fans in the world!!! even with a sense of humour, your post just isn’t fucking funny you clown

  8. Big Al says:

    43000 for a midweek championship game? mackems only got 41000 for the visit of chelsea. YES we are the best fans in the world!!! even with a sense of humour, your post just isn’t fucking funny you clown

  9. Big Al says:

    43000 for a midweek championship game? mackems only got 41000 for the visit of chelsea. YES we are the best fans in the world!!! even with a sense of humour, your post just isn’t fucking funny you clown

  10. Ollie says:

    If you bothered to read between the lines, you might have noticed that this post actually sends up the Premier League and its self-congratulatory manner. I think Taylor is a decent player and should stay put.

  11. MattyDUb says:

    Fuck! Ollie, maybe u should make ppl create memberships to quote, as knee-jerk reactions only seem to apply here!! Bitter about going down and losing one of your own lads??

  12. kazimkazim says:

    Good piece Ollie. Unfortunately it has reached the stage when Taylor is seen as a beacon of hope for our club. Admittedly he’s a great Championship player….but 8-10 million would be an unbelieveable bit of business. Don’t think he’d get so much support if he wasn’t a local lad. However being left with Coloccini would be an absolute disaster. I’d argue he’s the worst defender we’ve had in the Premier League years. Slow, ponderous, indecisive, weak, unresponsive and utterly clueless in English football. Ashley doesn’t seem to realise that stripping all our assets can only work if we bring in players to bolster what was already a very thin squad. This is genuinely frightning times for Newcastle fans.

  13. David Allison says:

    Ditto what kazimkazim said. If we decide to sell, it will be Ashley & Llambias’ decision, not Steve’s. And it may look bad that we will have lost (before Taylor) 10 players with only one signing, but there are a number of youngsters who can step up in this division (Lua Lua, Ranger, Vuckic, Kadar, Tozer, Krul, etc). I’m not saying that this is the way to go, but there is some hope as regards the depth of the current squad.

  14. machine goooner funk says:

    listen up you miserable geordie twat, the man runs a blog. im sorry if it hurts your delicate little feelings that your gobshite team possesses an actual top flight talent (who’s overrated in my opinion) that is attracting interest from teams in the premier league. if i was taylor and had the chance to play in the premier league and in the case of some of the teams interested europe too instead of playing sodaship football i’d be out of toon in a new yorkl minute. jeez i thought you northern cunts were supposed to be tough and shit, apparently youre just a sensitive little flower with delicate sensibilities. grow the fuck up and grow a sense of humor (something you should already have considering you watch newcastle games week in week out). i mean hmmm play for fulham in london as opposed to the dreck that is northern newcastle and play some europa league games too meaning only more exposure for myself or stay in newcastle and play colaship ball with my laughingstock team and continue to be the butt of every joke by association. real tough decision if you ask me (sarcasm)

  15. Chringle says:

    You tell ’em Ol! Haha, I love this site, so many hair-trigger morons to annoy!
    On a sidenote, I would bite Espanyols hand off if they offered me so much as a cheeky smile for Coloccini.

  16. Fitzy says:

    I fucking hate all you Geordie cunts, the funny thing is you all still think you’re going to get Champions League football

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