Taylor – Keegan Inspires All The Players


Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has talked to Sky Sports News today.

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Steven Taylor – signing his new improved 3 year contract recently

Steven was famously a ball-boy, when Kevin was last at the club in the 1990s, and he believes manager Kevin Keegan is the ideal man to bring success back to St James’ Park.

Kevin did wonders at Newcastle the first time around and had Newcastle second in the league twice, and in 1996, should really have won the title, having let a 10 point lead we had at Christmas slip away, and Manchester United again won the title that year – how boring.

Steven was asked if Keegan was the right man to bring silverware to Newcastle, Taylor told Sky Sports News today:

“I don’t think there’s a better man for it.”

“He inspires every player. He doesn’t coach, he just inspires all the players. He’s a man’s man.”

“The players have so much respect for him. Everywhere he goes in Newcastle he’s loved.”

“The fans love him to bits. He gets 110 per cent out of you.”

Newcastle finished 12th in the Premier League last season, and it was the second season in succession that was really a complete disaster for the club.

Taylor has admitted the players have to take the responsibility for a season that was another of massive under-achievement.

Steven added:

“We have a really small squad, but there’s plenty of quality in there,”

“It’s up to us because last season was a disappointing season. The fans, they obviously know that.”

“It’s up to us. We’ve got ourselves to blame for last year.”

Taylor had a good steady and solid game yesterday, and will probably be a starter for the coming season, and we hope he will keep improving as he already has some good experience and still only 22 years old.

That’s also true for James Milner, who looked very good yesterday, and Charles N’Zogbia, whose best years are ahead of him, and who we are hoping will stay at the club.

Certainly there have been no problems with the young Frenchman this season, and when midnight on August 31st rolls around, we hope he is still a Newcastle player.

That will be a win-win for both Tyneside club and the player, and then Kevin can begin to work his magic on the youngster, which he seems to have already done on a certain Damien Duff, we might add. 😀

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101 comments so far

  • shearer4pm

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #1

    keegan = awsome

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  • shearer4pm

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #2

    and…..

    i = awsome for not puttin no crappy wall virginity comments

    🙂

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #3

    My Questions to Kev :

    Does he think Milner will play a CM role?

    What positions does he want to fill with transfers?

    Does he believe Zog will stay?

    Does he think Owen will stay and sign a contract?

    Where does he see Owen playing in the team?

    Is there still a place for Shearer?

    What of Barton?

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  • harrier

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #4

    you just ruined it shearer4pm 😉

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  • DC Magpie

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Everton in for Moutinho…where is wisey for all of this?

    Who thinks Guthrie and Barton could forge a solid partnership?

    Johnson from City is apparently available. I’d take him for 7-8M.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #6

    I dont think id take Johnson for 7 or 8 quid (well obviously i would, he’d be my cleaner), but you get my drift.

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  • shearer4pm

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #7

    harrier im so sorry,

    i sure hope i aint killed it off for good 🙂

    jus outta interest, how big of a club do wigan think they are?? how much money do they have?? http://www.wiganer.net/news/loadnews.asp?cid=TMNW&id=398348

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #8

    haha, wigan are about as good as getting my scrotem slit with a stanley knife

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  • Seymour Butts

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #9

    oh dear oh dear. wigan in for owen?? that must be the stupidest rumour ive ever heard. Tenner says its an EXCLUSIVE in tomorrows sun/mirror/star.

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #10

    had read the toss about wigan signing owen and saha.
    it would appear to be another slow day of transfer activity in the north east- the pieces will fall into place when kaka moves to chelsea for 10 gazillion quid, then maybe we’ll have some scraps in the fall out.

    weren’t we all bleating on about diego and such like some months ago? all quiet on that story to0.

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  • 51times

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #11

    shearer4pm – I seen that before, and was really astounded. I’m sure most Wigan fans feel embarassed about that, some div on the internet talking about signing Owen.

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  • Bill F SPLASH THE CASH ASH

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Nice to see Taylor making one of his rare comments again, we really don’t hear enough from him.

    And we are going to need more than KK working his magic getting the best from the players, we are going to need some bloo*y magic healers keeping them on the pitch unless we expand the squad.

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  • normski1930z

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #13

    diego waht a load of bollox veloso bollox vdv bollox, so nowts new…

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  • R.J. MOORE ...LIMAVADY

    Jul 20, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #14

    give the ex man u men a rolicing , let em know thy av moved on to a better world

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Jul 20, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #15

    normski1930z-

    thanks for the concise update- although you were a little vague and I didn’t quite get your meaning.

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  • DC

    Jul 20, 2008 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #16

    I know it was first game and all that, but i really thought he was, basically… how can i..er.. put this… erm… crap… vs hartlepool. Then what i thought was totally cringeworthy was that at the end of the game he then threw his shirt into the newcastle end. Definately over-rated imo.

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  • Nick C

    Jul 20, 2008 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #17

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
    Steven “Tayls” Taylor our alledged Centre Half is at it again with his rentaquote nonsense. I wish he would bore off…….

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  • domtoon

    Jul 20, 2008 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #18

    WARNING – OFF TOPIC:

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=59074390523

    WHAT THE!!!!!????????

    Anyone know if this is true?!

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  • Spyro

    Jul 20, 2008 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #19

    i must say, i like the fact that taylor is taking part in a campaign to get more children reading books

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  • Michael

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #20

    Everton don’t have a chance of signing Moutinho. The only way they would have had a chance was if they had crept in and done a deal quietly, but the element of surprise now seems to be gone.

    That being said they have far more chance than us.

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  • Bill F SPLASH THE CASH ASH

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Just as a matter of curiosity where is he signing the contract, the place in the photograph not on the paper before any wise guy jumps in.

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  • Spyro

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #22

    moutinho story comes from the daily mail, we all know that they make up bull**** just to have a story

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  • AndyNUFC

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Looks like Matt and/or BraveNewToon has to hang head in shame as one of them (or both) said we’d have new signings by tonight.

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  • Spyro

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #24

    i think we will definitely have a new signing before saturday

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  • Bill F SPLASH THE CASH ASH

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Spyro you are a bit like the English weather, optimistic one minute then pessimistic the next. Still you have good reason to be to be fair. I hope your prediction is correct.

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  • Spyro

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #26

    im not actually as pessimistic as it seems, a lot of people misinterpret my comments

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  • AndyNUFC

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #27

    DC, 8million for Johnson is ridiculous, 6 tops. and yes, we either need somebody super defensive midfield… or super attack midfield!

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  • Bill F SPLASH THE CASH ASH

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #28

    Sloop JB, I think what Normski is saying that all of these rumours connecting us with the players he mentioned are a load of bollox. Correct me if I am wrong Normski.

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  • Bill F SPLASH THE CASH ASH

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Spyro, a bit like the Toon management then. 🙂

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  • Spyro

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #30

    lol, you could say that yes

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #31

    really can’t see a press confrence tomorrow! esp.. sayn KK was only aloud to talk to NUFCTV!!

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  • Spyro

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #32

    HPS you dont need to include exclamation marks you know 😀

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  • Mexi-Toon

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #33

    OH.
    i know alot of you guys have been asking where you guys can watch clips of yesterdays game against h’pool.
    http://www.footytube.com/
    just scroll down a little on the first page, and click on the match that says newcastle vs hartlepool, and you’ll see the goals.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #34

    I know spyro mate but thats just me!!!

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  • Spyro

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #35

    I expect one more midfielder, and two or three defenders to be brought in before the transfer window shuts (not including youth squad signings)

    what about you Bill F and HPS?

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  • DC

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #36

    Riquelme’s still alive… :/

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Spyro – I would expect at least 1 CB, 1LB and 1AM + defo.. 1 CF to cover and replace any injuries!!!

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  • Spyro

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #38

    i am kind of expecting a CB, LB, DM/CM

    But i am scared that we wont sign a CB and a LB, but instead a player who can play both positions e.g. Bassong.

    I am also scared by KK’s comments, he talked bout Guthrie playing in a DM position. this makes me feel like we wont be buying a proper DM.

    I dont mind Guthrie playing in the middle with Barton as my ideal midfield would be

    Zoggy————————-Gutierrez
    ———Guthrie——Barton————

    (Everyone in the midfield can attack well, but also defend fairly well)

    But i still think we need an out and out DM if we decide to play a diamond midfield formation. Otherwise Butt will have no competition if this formation is chosen
    e.g.

    —————-Milner—————-
    Duff—————————Gutierrez
    —————?/Butt—————–

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Personally I would like to see Smith, Ameobi, Geremi, Duff?? Sold and replacements brought in and a possible replacement or look at one for Viduka and Cacapa as they only have this season left! this is apart from us needing quality talent in other areas! this I feel wont happen and we will be locky to get few more players!

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 20, 2008 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #40

    Milner still could be replaced if we got £8 -9 million and Seb Larsson brought in for half that!

    Barton will play in Butt’s role!when he gets out!

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