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Furious Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce held clear-the-air talks with axed Steven Taylor before yesterday's game at Reading.

 

Allardyce moved to dispel the England Under-21 skipper's fears that he had no future at Newcastle after the manager was reported as labelling his performance at Manchester City last month as "crap."

 

The Toon boss admitted he had used the offending word, but insisted it was used in general terms to describe Newcastle's inept defending, and had not been directed at Taylor.

 

Allardyce insisted that he believes Taylor has a great future at St. James' Park, despite his rejection of a five-year contract.

 

Allardyce said: "The remark was misinterpreted and singled out for one indivual player. I don't deny I used the word, but it was about the defending in general, not one individual.

 

"I said it wasn't just Steven Taylor, it was the whole of the back four.

 

"Steven will be disappointed that he hasn't been in the team the last couple of games. I expect everyone who isn't in the team to be disappointed, but he is working hard in training and waiting for his chance. He is a great lad, a nice young age and he has a massive future. That future should be at Newcastle United."

 

Allardyce's clarification will come as some comfort to Taylor, who for the second game running found himself in the stands yesterday.

 

But Taylor will be hoping that contract negotiations can be resumed after his father and agent, Alf, described Newcastle's initial offer as "disappointing".

 

Allardyce's explanation will be welcomed by the Taylor camp. A friend of the youngster said: "The only club Steven wants to play for is Newcastle. He is black and white through and through.

 

"He was disappointed to read the headlines and what seemed to be a public condemnation of his display.

 

"Coming on top of the manager questioning whether Steven was ready to step up to the full England side it has left him it has left him wondering whether he has a longterm future at Newcastle."

 

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been alerted to the Taylor situation, while Portsmouth are also longterm admirers.

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Furious Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce held clear-the-air talks with axed Steven Taylor before yesterday's game at Reading.

 

Allardyce moved to dispel the England Under-21 skipper's fears that he had no future at Newcastle after the manager was reported as labelling his performance at Manchester City last month as "crap."

 

The Toon boss admitted he had used the offending word, but insisted it was used in general terms to describe Newcastle's inept defending, and had not been directed at Taylor.

 

Allardyce insisted that he believes Taylor has a great future at St. James' Park, despite his rejection of a five-year contract.

 

Allardyce said: "The remark was misinterpreted and singled out for one indivual player. I don't deny I used the word, but it was about the defending in general, not one individual.

 

"I said it wasn't just Steven Taylor, it was the whole of the back four.

 

"Steven will be disappointed that he hasn't been in the team the last couple of games. I expect everyone who isn't in the team to be disappointed, but he is working hard in training and waiting for his chance. He is a great lad, a nice young age and he has a massive future. That future should be at Newcastle United."

 

Allardyce's clarification will come as some comfort to Taylor, who for the second game running found himself in the stands yesterday.

 

But Taylor will be hoping that contract negotiations can be resumed after his father and agent, Alf, described Newcastle's initial offer as "disappointing".

 

Allardyce's explanation will be welcomed by the Taylor camp. A friend of the youngster said: "The only club Steven wants to play for is Newcastle. He is black and white through and through.

 

"He was disappointed to read the headlines and what seemed to be a public condemnation of his display.

 

"Coming on top of the manager questioning whether Steven was ready to step up to the full England side it has left him it has left him wondering whether he has a longterm future at Newcastle."

 

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been alerted to the Taylor situation, while Portsmouth are also longterm admirers.

 

Is he more likely to get a start with Chelsea, United or Liverpool than with us?, He should work hard to regain his place then put in performances which will make it hard for BS to drop him, he now has decent competition for his place unlike when Bramble, Ramage,Boumsong and Moore were about.

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Lets hope this isnt turning out into another Souness / Bellamy situation. Its good there is competition for places but Taylor has a determination we badly need. A touch over enthusiastic at times but a good solid level headed player.

If the situation isnt sorted soon we could losse him in January and that would be a big mistake.

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Young. U-21 captain. Has come on alot since he debuted. Will just get better and better. Big clubs sniffing around.

 

Can see him turning out to be an excellent player to be honest. Probably with another club :D (Unless he signs for Spurs)

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Remember Rio Ferdinand not being that great until he came of age at Man Utd. Dont think John Terry got into the groove until he was about 22-23

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Remember Rio Ferdinand not being that great until he came of age at Man Utd. Dont think John Terry got into the groove until he was about 22-23

 

 

Sshhh players cant improve.

 

P.S. I might make that my sig... :D

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Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been alerted to the Taylor situation

 

:D Bollocks have they.

 

 

Do you reckon they've all got 'Tayl's lines'

 

Been ringing off the hook this week.

 

(Ferdi, get ta fuck back to London ya useless lizard lipped prankster, we've had a fax with Tayls on'

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Remember Rio Ferdinand not being that great until he came of age at Man Utd. Dont think John Terry got into the groove until he was about 22-23

I always thought Ferdinand looked class for Leeds, yet not quite as good when he went to Man Utd.

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Remember Rio Ferdinand not being that great until he came of age at Man Utd. Dont think John Terry got into the groove until he was about 22-23

Probably the only similarity between him and Terry.

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Heard a tale about duck lip the other week. Apparently he was shitting it at the after party Hatton fight. Went crying to Hatton that he felt unsafe because of all the City fans and could Ricky get him a minder, which he did. Duck lip then continued to moan on asking if there was another VIP section, Hatton told him he likes to mix with his fans and this was the only party and if he wasn't happy then fuck off, exact words apparently.

 

Get in there Ricky lad!

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