Taylor deal dead.

Swansea turn down Newcastle bid.
It looks as though Neil Taylor’s move from Swansea to Newcastle has been quashed as the Premier League new boys have decided to dig their heels in over the proposed transfer.

It is thought that the player is deciding whether or not to challenge the legality of Swansea’s stance after Newcastle matched what was thought to be a release clause in his contract although the chances of a legal challenge very much depends on the left-backs real willingness to join us.

I don’t quite know what to feel about this to be honest. I mean I was never really bothered that we were interested in him in the first place and I can’t say that I’m overly bothered about the move breaking down. The best way I can describe how I feel is by saying that there are plenty of other Β£1 million left-backs who have had zero Premier League experience knocking about so it’s no great shakes to miss out on one of them.

If anything it puts Swansea in an awkward position. Remember when the news first broke and their manager, Brendan Rodgers went on a rant about how he doesn’t want any players who don’t want to play for Swansea? Well thanks to his chairman he has exactly that…..

This transfer has similarities with the Phil Jones transfer from Blackburn to Manchester United. Same kind of thing with seemingly different outcomes although only time will tell whether or not this deal is dead in the water or whether or not there are some more interesting twists and turns along the way.

Who would have thought that the signing of a cheap, inexperienced player would give us our transfer saga of the summer. At least with Coloccini and Ben Arfa, the two most recent transfer sagas, there was a top class international at stake. With Neil Taylor……. Hmmmmmm.

One day this transfer might really interest me, but we’ll see….

63 thoughts on “Taylor deal dead.

  1. Aye Dave. I’m finding it hard to give a toss about it to be honest, hence why I struggled to write about it lol

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  2. Find this article pretty baffling, as with a lot of recent ones. Everyone cries out for some depth which we haven’t had in a long long time. The club goes out and tries to add some. Fans don’t seem to care. Sure there might be a bunch of 1m rated players out there, and some will be like Perch and some will be bargains. But who cares right, let’s just chuck money at anyone seeing as they’ll only be cover.

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  3. Swansea just want more money. 1.5-2 million should do it if we really wanted him.

    Think we will get him in the end. He’s a top player.

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  4. Brendan – Sorry, but I’m just not fussed about Neil Taylor. I’ve seen 30 seconds of him play before he got sent off in the play-offs, but beyond that ????

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  5. Not that pushed about the player himself , just kinda disapointed a transfer fell through , but more players out there so not worried.

    Anyone hear anymore rumors?

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  6. @1

    True but for all we know he could of turned out to be the next Ashley Cole.

    I dont know much about the lad but he must of showed some good signs or we wouldnt have tryed to sign him (i hope :D). But agree with the rest of you not to bothered but would still like a few more defenders.

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  7. Johno – Nah. The most I can find are just afterthoughts in articles, like a line saying something like “Newcastle are said to be monitoring the situation” or something like that.

    Nowt worth an article IMO, especially where there is nothing of note at all in them

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  8. I just think we have enough “backup”. Why sign a “backup” anyway FFS? The aim should be to sign players for your first XI, with those displaced players becoming the backup surely?

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  9. If Taylor wants to join us he can can’t he if we activate his contract clause ??? If we activate the clause Swansea cannot stop him can they ? πŸ˜•

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  10. Big Dave,
    Are you and Army back on good terms ❓
    I believe him as he seems a canny lad like πŸ™‚

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  11. TGS yeah mate I believe him, I did find it strange at 1st because as he does seem like a decent guy, and doesn’t seem to be the bad sort.
    But i guess twitter breeds all sorts of loopers πŸ˜†

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  12. Paul – I would take that all day long mate to be honest. Not sure Zirkov is a LB though, but he has played there hasnt he? More of a LWB/LW I think.

    I think Chelsea are said to be interested in that Contraoe guy

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  13. I still think he’ll sign if the release clause is in his contract.

    Surely Taylor just needs to contact the PFA.

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  14. I still have a feeling he could sign, whether he forces the move himself or it comes out that he does have a release clause but I don’t think we will start in a bidding war we’ll just move on.

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  15. I’ve been investigating Big Dave, and I’m pleased with my results but the guilty one has absconded πŸ˜†

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  16. It seems to me that we are pursuing a ” Bargain Buy” transfer policy instead of going for the players the manager really wants to push us on, its not like we are skint. I know Ashley got his fingers badly burnt by Allerdyce but although it hasnt been stated, we seem to be operating a back door version of the Director of Football concept with Pardew managing whoever he is given.
    Pardews bold statements when he took over seem awfully hollow now and he is being made to toe the party line.

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  17. Yeah he may not be a Colo or HBA but he’s still a Welsh International left back & if I’m not mistaken, isn’t that where Gareth Bale use to play as well, so missing out on this guy could be us missing out on tyhe next Bale, but just because he plays for Wales & not the Argies or French, we don’t give a crap!!!

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  18. Toon69
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    “Yeah he may not be a Colo or HBA but he’s still a Welsh International left back”

    Fantastic 😐

    Capped three times for a team ranked below Azerbaijan in World football πŸ˜•

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  19. toonsy
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Toon69
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    β€œYeah he may not be a Colo or HBA but he’s still a Welsh International left back”

    Fantastic 😐

    Capped three times for a team ranked below Azerbaijan in World football πŸ˜•

    ^^ The problem with you English

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  20. Eh Santil @ 31 – I’m English too fella, so please don’t tar us all with the same brush yeah!!! πŸ™„

    Yes he’s only played 3 times for Wales full squad but he’s got cap at all levels U15, U17, U19 & U21, so he’s obviously got something to show & you never know, he could turn out to be a very promising player in his own right, just because he plays for a team ranked below Azerbaijan in the World rankings, doesn’t mean nothing, as I said, Bale, Giggs, Bellamy, Speed etc all played for that same team & I bet you wouldn’t say they were all shyte too!!!

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  21. Look, Michael Rickets was a fecking international player….. Should we have signed him aswell? I tell you what, lets get the Liechtenstein team on our books. I mean they are internationals after all…..

    And Santii, I didn’t make Wales shit. I don’t make the rankings. I didn’t even know they were that far down πŸ˜†

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  22. TOONSY really not bothered aboot it,but this swansea chairman is a right “tool”even ipswich have put some kind embrgo on the club πŸ‘Ώ

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  23. Santii…that’s the problem with all you Scots, tar all us English with the same brush πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

    To be fair Wales are 50 places below Burkina Faso in the Fifa rankings, but I’m sure I’d much rather have Taylor than any of their players if I was given the choice πŸ˜‰

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  24. Toon69 – So what do you know about Neil Taylor? πŸ™‚

    I know bugger all. Never heard of him. Not even seen him highlighted for his performances last season.

    The point being, he may turn out ok, but then there are many others in that same bracket who also may turn out ok, which is why I’m not bothered about it. Plenty more Β£1 million left-backs in the sea.

    Mind you, it depends whether we were after him because of his talent, or because he was supposed to have cost Β£1 million. My money is on the latter on this occasion.

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  25. I am bothered about this. We need LB cover, we need more young talent to bring through and if Carr thinks kid is it then I beliebe him.

    As for the idea that you sort your priority positions first – how naive is that? The window doesn’t wait around for you to finish other business – you go full tult at everything from the off or lose out

    I hope this deal isn’t dead. I trust our scouts to know who we want and I want them to get the deals. Whining because its not a 30-cap international with a foreign name ending in ‘io’ is just food for the ‘deluded fans’ accusers.

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  26. I was thinking the same Toon – He may turn out to be guff but may turn out to be the next Bale. Its the balancing act and we hope our Scouting network is of sufficient quality to ensure this.

    I am hopeful we can get him as at Β£1 million its a low risk gamble, that could be very very shrewd. If it turns out to be Perch MK2 then we probably get our money back and we havent lost anything

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  27. Whumpie – I may have to borrow Bobby’s reality train here, but I need to pull you up on this…..

    Whumpie
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    “Whining because its not a 30-cap international with a foreign name ending in β€˜io’ is just food for the β€˜deluded fans’ accusers.”

    Please point out where anyone has said this? To my mind, what I’ve been saying is that there are plenty of other players in this bracket to choose from.

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  28. Actually Toonsy, I know quite a bit about him as my sons live in, Gosienon, Swansea & my youngest is a Swans ST holder & says he’s a cracking player who’s not dissimilar to Bale, maybe not as fast but is a very good defender & even tho the Toon are his 2nd team, he doesn’t want Naylor to leave the Swans for us!!!

    As others have said, I also think we need cover for Jose if he stays or for another LB if Jose goes & this Naylor could well fill that gap imo πŸ˜€

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  29. Paul – He’s signed a new four year deal at Chelsea mate. He’ll be gan nowhere. Shame really as I liked him when he was here.

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  30. Toon69
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    “As others have said, I also think we need cover for Jose if he stays or for another LB if Jose goes & this Naylor could well fill that gap imo

    But that is my point. So could others…… imo πŸ™‚

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  31. Come on then Sy, name some other LB players for Β£1m who we could get, who’re capped International, aged 22 & want to play for us…

    Someone has just mentioned Van Anholt but I bet you wouldn’t get him for less than Β£5m at least!!

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  32. Toon69 – I’m not a scout, and I don’t spend all my time playing FIFA/Football Manager etc so I wouldn’t know.

    You tell me something though……. If I was to say to you at the start of the window, “right Toon69, we need a backup left back, cheap, somewhere around the Β£1 million mark”

    Would Neil Taylor have been the first name on your lips?

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  33. Sure there are thousands of young LBs out there – but THIS is the one our top-class recruitment machine reckon is the one with the potential to be another enrique. The underlying feel you get from the ‘am I bovvered’ posts on her is that that they’ve not seen much of him (i.e. not much on youtube) and he’s cheap. May as well go back to The Dennis Wise recruitment technique.

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  34. You know what, I think the problem is we’ve been spoilt by getting players like Cabaye, Ba & Marveaux in so early & for such cheap money that we’re getting above ourselves again now & don’t want to see the club bring in some young, ambitious talent from the UK, I mean, it’s not like Swansea aren’t a PL team is it πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Don’t get me wrong, I’d love us to buy Van Anholt, Sturridge & players of that caibra but as we know, Ashley will also want Pardew to bring in some cheaper alternatives as well….

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  35. I’ve found a left-back that beats your criterion. Younger, cheaper, internationally capped.

    I give to you Andreas Christen from Liechtenstein πŸ˜†

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  36. Sy fella, I like yourself don’t play FM or scout the internet for players but if I was a scout, just like Carr, I’d probably be looking at the teams who’ve been promoted to see if there were any real talent coming into the PL that we could possible acquire on the cheap & thats what we’ve done… good on them I say, we spent more on players while in the Fizzy that haven’t shown any promise ie Perch & Routy but then again, we got Willo & Simmo in for a similar price & they’ve turned out fine imo…

    So it’s swings & roundabouts fella πŸ˜‰

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  37. @ 25 toonsy

    That has to be a mistake. Been looking around the web and that is the only think i could find that links him to us (if you could call that a link). Have you found anything else on it?

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  38. Raffo @ 48 – Both those players are older I believe, so they’re not in the same bracket & I doubt you’d get them for Β£1m either 😐

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  39. I don’t think anyone is saying they don’t want to sign the lad, just that they won’t be sat at the end of the bar crying into their pint if we don’t. πŸ˜‰

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  40. Santii – Nah. That’s the onlt thing I could find aswell mate. I just found it weird. Squad number and everything? πŸ˜•

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  41. I can understand that richie but they probably will sit at the end of the bar crying if we don’t sign anyone else & end up selling Jose without a replacement of some sorts…. oh btw, I’ve just seen a post on newsnow that Cessepool have given up on Erique & are now targeting Wayne Bridge instead πŸ˜†

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  42. Toon69…true….assuming anyone bids for Jose who can at least match the wages he’s on now. πŸ˜‰

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  43. 47
    Whumpie
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Sure there are thousands of young LBs out there – but THIS is the one our top-class recruitment machine reckon is the one with the potential to be another enrique…

    ..top class recruitment team – dont make me laugh.

    ba – i bet he took some finding like.

    marveaux – liverpool chased him in favour of downing.

    cabaye – he’s a french international – any scout worth his salt should know about this bloke.

    & the prev signings are probably down to people that fat chops has peddled.

    i’m sick of hearing about graham carr & how [email protected] brilliant he is – its nowt but a myth.

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  44. Should we not be developing someone for this position, rather than just nicking a promoted team’s left back?

    Kadar has deputised at LB, as has Ferguson. I know that these lads appear to be more suited to CB and LW (respectively), but surely we needn’t go into desperate panic if we don’t get Naylor.

    I’d like to see another (good) striker through the door between now and the close of the window. Don’t care who he is or how much he costs, as long as he knows how to hit hte back of the net.

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  45. I think if Graham Carr rates him he must be mint.

    After all, Carr is [email protected] brilliant

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