Taylor sidelined for the season

Taylor to miss the rest of the season
Steven Taylor has effectively been ruled out for the season after the club confirmed that the defender will undergo an operation on a damaged Achilles tomorrow.

This is a big blow for the aspirations of Newcastle this season as Taylor had been showing the kind of form he’s been capable of since he burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old.

This is a serious injury, make no bones about it. It doesn’t look serious in the way that a bone sticking out of a leg does (enjoy your dinner) but it does carry the same kind of recovery time. In fact it’s not uncommon for the lay-off to be longer than anticipated although I’m hoping for the best possible outcome.

I’ve had a rough look at what the injury entails and what sort of timeframe we’re looking at, which is a problem as I’m only basing my research on rumours that Taylor has ruptured his Achilles Tendon. If it does turn out to be a rupture then Taylor is looking at 6-8 weeks in a cast followed by physio work to recondition the muscle. The rather vague period of recovery is given as four moths in the best case scenario up to twelve months in the worst case scenario.

I’ve read the views of a few people who are expressing anger about the situation, especially about our lack of cover in the centre of defence. The fact that we are light in numbers at the back is not a new concept and it’s something that pretty much everyone has mentioned at some point, but what I will say is that even if we had signed that fourth defender in the summer we’d still be left with only one fit centre-back at this present moment in time.


As for Taylor, I’m sure we all wish him a speedy and hassle free recovery and hopefully everything goes without complications. It’s frustrating as our settled defence has been key to our start to the season but the reality is that there is very little that could have been done about it.

Get well soon Stevie boy!

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142 thoughts on “Taylor sidelined for the season

  1. Funniest thing is, Billy created a new e-mail address thinking he was clever and would slip through the net….

    DOH!

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  2. Fully expect Tiote to leave.

    If anyone thinks of getting names on the back of their shirts under this regime then they are mental!

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  3. Lets have some transfer window predictions. Mine only include rumours from the papers.

    Defence Pieters & Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

    Attack Maiga

    Guthrie & Simpson are out of contract at the end of season as are Lovenkrands & Smith so loan to buy for Traore & Barnetta would make sense

    If we sell Tiote then Traore becomes more likely and If we sell Krul were buggred.

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  4. Big Dave my point is ffs before that article with his HP heinz information there had been countless articles of the like in the sunday sun etc which loads on here rubbish straight away and ask for the sauce. Look at you sucking up to toonsy ”he uses a different name” actually I hardly ever post on here because of people like you, ganging up.
    Moreno how do I think I’m clever slipping through the net, because I put [email protected], not think it’s sad looking at my email address what’s that got to do with what I’m saying?

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  5. @71 do you think I’m needles? I’m not

    @72 Sorry mate but it’s not funny it’s stuff like that what stops new people posting on here

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  6. Rich,

    Was gonna say, Ameobi is probably the only safe bet! Least then it’ll take 2 sales before the shirt becomes redundant.

    To be honest, even if we sold Shola….I would still get him on the back of mine….living legend

    Wonder if anyone has LLambias on the back of their shirt… πŸ˜†

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  7. Billy Bullsh!t
    December 4, 2011 at 15:13

    “@72 Sorry mate but it’s not funny it’s stuff like that what stops new people posting on here”

    Source?

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  8. Billy when you wrongly attack people I normally try to defend the one that is being attacked in the wrong.
    Which in this case was Toonsy, you said that he didn’t think Tiote would be sold then when he proved it with the article he wrote you then said that he edited it all ???? So do you have the balls to admit that you got it totally wrong ????

    So tell us why do you post under so many different names ❓

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  9. Hey don’t anyone dare suggest Simpson at centre back. I suggested him option three behind Kadar and Santon (Perch is a given to start) and got laughed off

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  10. lol reliable source. πŸ™‚ I think we’ve all heard tales about Tiote leaving.. probably off the same taxi driver.

    I doubt if for 20 mill knowing Ashley. Maybe 20mill + a player, perhaps Kalou who I heard off someone really reliable at blueline taxi’s.. its a dun deal πŸ˜‰

    As long as we get another player in for 2mill I think we can consider ourselves fortunate.

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  11. Moreno…I’ve Cabaye on the back of mine so lets hope he stays until the end of the season when the strip changes πŸ˜•

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  12. @86 you got me there, my HP has ran oot.

    @87 What does it have to do with you really, apart from arse licking? I said he edited his post on here, not the article (which the link wasn’t in his orginial post) and like I said above I wasn’t talking about that article…which bit of that is hard to understand? And I just realised the number 37 post, also edited.
    And I told you I’m not needles, I’ve typed with many different names on this site but never change them in articles, just from time to time what’s wrong with that then?

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  13. @ 84

    I dunno like I think that’s what people come on here for. Everyone has different opinions and therefore people are not going to always agree which leads to discussions……which again I think is the point!

    People rarely agree with me, I’m sure Big Dave, Toonsy or a few others can tell you that my opinions are sometimes not to everyone’s taste. We are all here for a bit crack about Newcastle…..I’m unsure coming on and attacking people for telling people what they have heard is the best way to go on though! Just my opinion you don’t have to listen no one else does! πŸ˜†

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  14. Rich,

    Wouldn’t gamble on it! No one is indispensible.

    Re: Centre back…comes to something when Danny Simpson is becoming a viable choice πŸ˜• May as well chuck Gosling in there πŸ˜•

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  15. I reckon Colo’s gone too, I wonder what players like Cabaye think about his partner leaving? could drop some potential Europe-spot points after Jan… lets see who we get in first but I doubt we’ll keep findng Tiotes. I hate this sell sell policy.

    Remember when we were settled under KK then we sold cole, all hell broke loose although we got Ferdy and Gillespie, those were the days of retaining a good team πŸ˜₯

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  16. Big Dave
    Forgot about Smudger. Do you think he will leave in January? I don’t think so unless there is a financial incentive pushed his way. I would imagine his contract will be stacked with bonuses if he see’s the period out.
    We would normally laugh at the idea of smudger at centre back but we are so desperate for next saturday whoever partners Perch is gonna be a surprise

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  17. Moreno….I like a gamble every now and then though…just have to keep my fingers crossed during January……or injure cabaye 😯

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  18. Anyway, bollocks to football. I’m gona go and make an apple and cinnamon rice pudding, with nutmeg, and probably drink a bottle of wine in the process. Yumyum. πŸ˜›

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  19. Billy big boy what exactly would I get out of arse licking ❓
    I’m simply asking you why are you trying to make a liar out of Toonsy, and I wondered why you post under so many usernames ❓ do you have something to hide ❓

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  20. I am probally in the minority with this but I have no problem with any player leaving as I feel we have players in mind to replace them. If ( or when ) we sell Tiote and its for Β£20 million we are making a Β£16.5 million profit in 18 months. Players with big potential will come to us and see us as a stepping stone. And at this moment in time that is what we are. A stepping stone. The big challenge for Pardew is to turn us from a stepping stone into a force that can challenge for cups , top 4 , and ultimatly the league. One step at a time though and we are long way from there.

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  21. Don’t know whether any of the rumours about Tiote and Krul are true but seeing that Ashley wouldn’t sell |Carroll for Β£30M I cling to the hope that the “agreed” fees for the two players make the stories untrue. I think they are worth much more.

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  22. “Billy big boy what exactly would I get out of arse licking”……a funny taste in yer gob I’d think Dave πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

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  23. @richietoon

    Unless you were licking the hoop of Chezza Cole, who apparently poops fresh strawberries and cream.. πŸ‘Ώ mmmmm

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  24. Rod no herb cakes ❓

    Oblong @ 96 its all about opinions mate and everyone is entitiled to their own πŸ˜‰ and sometimes I agree with some of yours πŸ˜€

    TLR I think he will see out his contract, I heard there was an MLA team that wanted him but he is waiting to see out his contract before going

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  25. Because you spend all your time on here it seems like this lot are your only mates so it means everything to you I guess. I’m not making a liar of him, a while ago I seen a post off him rubbishing someone else saying tiote was leaving. That’s all. Nothing to do with you and I didn’t say it was in the article where people were discussing about speedo dying. What’s so hard to understand of that eh?
    And yes I do big dave, I come on here when at work so don’t want to put any incriminating evidence in that might get me a warning.

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  26. Rich
    Stay there. He has his work cut out with that squad. No creative midfielder and no goal scorer. The door will be revolving in January. Be interesting to see how easy it is to move on the one’s he doesn’t fancy

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  27. @Johno Toon

    mmm profit, very tasty profit. shame profit and lack of good players don’t win you cups, get u into europe.. and yes we’re a long way from there, even further come Jan πŸ™

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  28. Are we tho Mark @ 120? We sold Carool Joey Nolan Jose and made the best start to the season in how long?

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  29. Mark, cheers for the tip-off @110, but there’s not much fun involved in that. And lmao @ 114.

    Davey, I may knock up a batch of brownies to add to the enjoyment.
    (that sounds a bit wrong)

    ….I’m off anyway, tatty bye fun-lovers. Until next time, take care of yourselves and each other… πŸ˜‰

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  30. @Rod

    do you smoke the weed? that explains your rants late at night, but I suspect you mix it with alcohol? make you mental that does.. apparently 😯 from a good source.. πŸ˜€

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  31. TLR…I can only assume he’s been promised some cash to spend in Jan and the summe, sessegnon is the one he needs to try and keep and I wonder if he’ll want Gyan back. Big job, hope he fails spectacularly πŸ˜€

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  32. eh Johno toon, ye said it m8, I actually cut n pasted your comment @107 πŸ™‚

    so yes we will be further away if Colo leaves and Tiote leaves.

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  33. He is out and someone will replace him for all we know we might even look better in defence with his replacement. I tend to think he is the catalyst to any panic in our box

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  34. Krul to Spuds, Tiote to Chelsea, Colo to whoever, Simpson not signing a new deal and on his way, Taylor out for the season. No-one coming in in January. The Tiote one may or may not be true but like I said in Toonsy’s original article I doubt his “injury” is just a smoke screen. Carroll was genuinely injured and didn’t play for weeks after his transfer.
    Don’t you just love the transfer windows πŸ‘Ώ

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  35. I wudnt be so upset at losing tiote if we could perhaps get Alex, maybe even van the man and anelka in addition to money. I’d like to think we would get pieters, maiga and a CM for the money. It really is going to be this way, sell a star and get 3/4 in for same money. As others have said arsenal have done it for years, manure have done it with the ronaldo money. I really don’t think Ashley wud want to miss out on the potential euro money and exposure for SD!!

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  36. On the issue of Tiote and whoever else is linked with transfers away, we all have to accept it as speculation until it happens or not.
    Either way I’m sure we will cater for it all regardless of the fact that some will naturally think Ashley is gonna reduce the squad to ashes.

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  37. if tiote is going to chelsea only hope pardew insists that sturridge comes in the deal,he raped ryan taylor on sat,surely santon has to come in

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  38. I think that all footballers should have their legs sawn off and replaced with futuristic looking android cyborgy type legs where any injury can be repaired at pitch side using a soldering iron .

    Just a thought like but I’m not sure the FA will accept it. πŸ˜†

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  39. Really feel for Taylor like, just finished playing with a broken nose n gimp mask. For me he has been as good as Colo who has taken the majority of the credit.
    Perch looked ok when he came on and think he would be ok alongside Colo or Taylor but playing as the senior centre back when he’s not played there much himself is a real tall order… Nows his time to shine… Fingers crossed and best of to him and whoever plays alongside him, they could really make themselves popular around town.
    As for Tiote for Β£20m to Chelsea, I think as soon as it hit the press the deal was done. Β£20m is huge money but I would include a player with it… Not a hope for Sturridge (would be nice though) but Kalou could be an option or possibly Bosingwa who is also out of contract at the end of the season.

    Gary Cahill is out of contract at the end of the season so Bolton may accept Β£5-7m in Jan for him so they don’t loose him for nowt.
    Still think Ridgewell would be good for Β£2-3m.
    Would like Pieters in but he’s got a broken foot and out til the end of Jan I think, which would be no good really as we need them straight in.
    I also like Nedum Thingamabob from Man City (the lad on loan at scum last season).

    Not saying all of them but I think at least 2 defenders in, as so far this season, we have proved that with a good solid defence, you can climb the league and stay there.

    After yesterday, this Jan window has just become massively important. Forget disappointing transfer deadline days on the summer, Lambastard and his goons have got to get it right this time.

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  40. Wolfie sharpy17,
    We don’t need to worry do we ! The evil genious won’t let us down will he !
    We will be stronger after january just like every other window 😐

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  41. Keith – I’m no genious, or should I say genius but we seem to be very much a glass half empty kinda person.
    I’m confident that we WILL get players in in Jan, that’s not the worry. I think our squad is about 5-6 players off a squad that can compete in all competitions. We won’t get 5-6 in in Jan and nor should we. We should be looking a pre contract lined up for the summer.
    2-3 are likely to come in during Jan but who they are and how many is down to Pardew.

    One thing I am certain of is that we won’t panic buy. Pardew has identified the players he would like so hopefully we will get them in but, halfway through a season, are clubs going to want to sell?!…. We shall see.

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  42. [email protected], that makes so much sense and only the fool would disagree.

    I amputated my left arm 7 weeks ago, using a makeshift saw I knocked up out of some rusty barbed wire and a bit of fencing. Given the fact that I live at the bottom of an old disused well that was once protected, until the mooncloud sect breached our defences, I’d say that’s pretty resourceful. What what.

    …back to the point, my new left arm is coming on a treat, so much so that I’m actually using it to sever my right arm on Tuesday.

    I’ve boiled down 3 Sega Megadrives, 5 Ford Capri wing mirrors and 1 rusty old Grifter.

    With such ingredients, I can least expect ultimate bipedal glory.

    Pass on your postcode, you’re not properly addressed without it.

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  43. [email protected]
    OUCH
    Sorry if my spelling is bad , sometimes you need to panic buy its not a stationary shop its a football club . πŸ™„

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