As Sunderland hurtle down the leagues, a perfect signing has just become available for their League One challenge.

Step forward Steven Taylor.

Yes, after missing out on the League One play-offs, Peterborough United have put the former Newcastle United central defender on the transfer list after only one season at the club.

Surely this is one signing that suits Sunderland’s needs perfectly and can’t be allowed to pass by…

Steven Taylor would surely relish the idea of returning home to the north east.

He is a proven quality Premier League player over the course of over a decade at Newcastle United.

Taylor even has European experience, having played in four more European matches (eight) than Sunderland have played in, in their entire club history (four).

Having just played a full season of League One football, that experience would surely be invaluable for the relegated team who are now being  taken over by a non-league club owner.

A major problem in the past with Steven Taylor was his poor fitness/injury record but this season, on only once occasion has he been unavailable for a league match and that was through suspension. Taylor starting 43 games and on the bench in two others.

The Geordie defender has also proved himself very popular in the past with Sunderland fans, with much ‘banter’ passing between them.

The appalling atmosphere at the Stadium of Light this season would also surely get a little bit more lively if Steven Taylor was stepping out on the Mackems’ pitch every week.

A signing that is surely a match made in heaven.

Peterborough United Official Announcement:

Manager Steve Evans:

“It has been a long day but decisions have been taken. Over the last 8 weeks we have analysed in great detail the respective merits of each individual within the first team squad and considered next seasons main objective. Following such a detailed review those decisions have been implemented today.

“In respect of those players placed on the immediate transfer list, each decision has been taken with a real duty of care.

“They are not part of my plans for next season so it is in the best interests of everyone if they move on.

“It goes without saying there will be significant interest in a number of them, some will be subject to transfer fees but again that is a financial decision taken by the chairman and the board.”

PLAYERS ON CONTRACT BUT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR TRANSFER

STEVEN TAYLOR

ALEX PENNY

JACK BALDWIN

ANTHONY GRANT

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  • Scott Robinson

    Player manager and coach (driver) and he’ll save them some much needed pennies. Shay Given is free. A few more golden oldies and it will resemble the Makemenemy squad that did so much to make me smile all those years back.

    • Albert Stubbins

      Sir Lawrie should have a statue next to sir bobby imo.

      • Coach Clagnut

        All Hail Lord Lawrie Mac!

        • Pablo

          My favourite manager of all time ( Coleman being runner up). Favourite player ? Step forward Tony Cascarino. Legend

      • Geordiegiants

        Definetly one of the greats. 👍

  • TheNutJob

    Toon legend is Saylor nobody can beat his chest like he can, the Mackem`s must sign him

    • Leazes.

      Andy Carroll can beat his face though.

  • Leazes.

    Taking the p!$$ out of the Mackems purchasing potential would mean more if our own purchases were any good…..

  • Albert Stubbins

    Taylor is worse than useless so still far too good for them!!

    • Football fan

      History says what goes around comes around …..they may come back to haunt the toon if RAFA goes……

      • Albert Stubbins

        Aye but it’ll be hard from two divisions below us!!

        • Football fan

          Go back to 1973 sland cup wo r bob picked them up and turned them into winners with local lads …..

          • Albert Stubbins

            Wor Bob? He was from prudhoe man. Pep couldn’t turn your rabble into a good team FFS!!

  • Toon

    Can The Mag get even more pathetic? It would seem yes, well done Sam

    • Jezza

      How Sunderland fans must be laughing. Even in these darkest of times they will have been cheered up no end by the knowledge that no matter how low their team sinks, some Newcastle fans will remain utterly and hopelessly obsessed with them. You do not speak for me Mr Hepworth. Not in my name.

      • Ram Kishore

        But Jezza this one was way better than articles about Mike Ashley didn’t back Rafa by recycling Mag writers and stupid pundits saying the same thing

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    All joking aside, Sunderland signing him would be the last straw for the remaining stalwarts among their fan base.
    That man should not be inflicted upon any football club in the known universe, He is that bad !

    Why doesn’t he give up football and take up ballet because his “Dying Swan” is first class.

    • Ram Kishore

      Why is he that bad lol

  • Paul Patterson

    They can have Colback back if they want . .

  • Geordiegiants

    A good bit of banter that is obviously never going to happen, but it’s better than regurgitated Jabba story’s I suppose.
    Most definetly a slow news day, so lighten up man lads with the negative vibes.

    • Albert Stubbins

      Spot on gg. I don’t think I can take anymore Ashley must back Rafa stories bs!!

  • Mrkgw

    A sad fall from grace for Taylor. He even mucked in and cleared snow from the pitch so as to avoid a recent game being postponed. There’s gratitude for you.

    • Ram Kishore

      It’s not fall from grace… It was time for him to move away if he should have a prolonged career..
      He must know that as a footballer..
      Was a awesome man for NuFc

  • Jate Legend

    Saylor was decent for us. Geordie lad. Let’s keep this on the toon rather than the mackems.

    • Leazes.

      Blabbed his gob off to Ryder before a derby…. came on as sub and acted as a catalyst for a macklem comeback…. the biggest disaster since John Gibson interviewed Supermac on the eve of the 74 cup final…. Sunderland stayed up with the resulting point, if he had a footballing brain he would have been the new Tony Adams but unfortunately he didn’t have a brain at all.

  • 1ewis

    This article is an insult to Steven Taylor. Horrible horrible writing, simply repulsive.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Stephen was part of the defence which went on a record breaking run for conceding the fewest goals for us in the Premiership. One team he will not be signing for is Sunderland as he was brought up round our way and knows better. The Mag writers are upsetting Jezza with these anti Sunderland article so please tread carefully he loves them.

  • Philippines

    I think ST at least tried his best so far as I can recall during his time at NUFC. He had some very good games. Not the best but by far not the worst.