Taylor Wants To Give Fans Something To Remember

Steven Taylor wants to give Newcastle fans something special against PSV Eindhoven at St James’ Park tonight.


Steven Taylor – something special tonight?
Newcastle have now lost their last three friendly games by the same score, 1-0, and Kevin Keegan still has a number of key players missing for tonight’s friendly against PSV.

Three strikers will be missing again tonight, Michael Owen, Obafemi Martins and Mark Viduka are all not fit enough yet, although Owen and Martins hope to play against Valencia on Saturday.

Steven Taylor returned from Palma with the squad on Monday, where they had been supported well several hundred fans present for the Mallorca Summer Cup.

The 22-year-old was among the players to applaud them after the Hertha Berlin and Real Mallorca defeats.

Steven is hoping the Newcastle side can give the fans something to remember tonight, and on Saturday, so the fans will look forward to the first league game at Old Trafford on 17th August, rather than dread it.

Taylor told the Shields Gazette this morning:

“The fans were brilliant (in Mallorca), as they always are.”“Obviously, we wanted to give them something to shout about. It wasn’t to be, but it wasn’t for the lack of trying.”

“The lads have been working very hard, and fitness-wise we’re building towards the first game. We’ll be ready by then.”

“We’ve got two more friendlies, and they’re massive for us. Pre-season is all about fitness, but at the same time you want to win every game when you’re a Newcastle United player.”

“PSV are a very good team – they won the Dutch league. You want games like this to test yourself.”

“We’re missing a few players, but there’s a lot of quality in this squad, and in front of our own fans, we’re confident we can win. There’s no reason why not.”

Certainly Newcastle will need to show more of a cutting edge in front of goal than we have since our very first pre-season game, since it does need goals to win matches, after all.

And we’ve looked anything but dangerous in front of goal these last 3 games, with Smith and Ameobi looking very poor.

We’ll have to hope for a big improvement over the games we played in Mallorca over last weekend, that’s for sure.

A win would be very nice against PSV, who are a good side.
Comments welcome.

55 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Aug 6, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Im sure we will all remember it – just hope it’s for the right reasons.

    Coloccini being a Newcastle player will help.

  • Faustino

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #2

    SHUT UP TAYLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am passed caring whether he broaches the works of Nietzsche or talks about the benefits of Greggs Sausage Bean melts he has FAR FAR too much to say to the press.

  • they better give us a good game or i will be peed off

  • i think colochinni will be presented 2nite anyways


    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #5

    I think he should be played as a striker tonight instead of the Invisible man. Perhaps even give him an extended run up front especially as he might not be first choice in defence for a while.

  • figsdad

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #6

    taylor a joke he need to improve or wont get into the team

    my centreback paring would be bassong and colly..

    taylor makes too many mistakes..

  • GM

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #7

    If Taylor defends like he did against mallorca then there will be nothing to shout about…

    maybe the something special he is on about is actually winning a header from a corner or cross into our box rather than it end up in the net.

  • mutoids

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #8

    lol faustino

  • ToonEskimo

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Taylor’s weekly column….. YAWN……
    wish I had a tenner for evertime this lad said

  • WesToon

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #10

    C’Mon Tayls…prove all these muppets wrong Mate!!!!

    FFS he is only 22 years old Lads,was Rio Ferdinand regarded as highly as he is now???? NOPE!!! Rio was just as prone to mistakes when he was 22

    IMHO Tayls can be world class,with COLO teaching him the ropes

  • JOeT

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #11

    taylor does my head in! think u boys have summed it up quite well

    Shut the F&^K up and concentrate on your game

  • Spyro

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Taylor is really starting to P me off with his constant worthless statements to the press. As someone said earlier, shut up!

    lol @ GM

    the funny thing is, when i said taylor was not good in the air the other day, i was shot down.

  • Spyro

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #13

    oh god, Taylor ‘world class’, he has shown NOTHING to suggest such a thing, He is no Micah Richards, its crazy people make such comments.

    Also, can we please stop comparing him to the likes of Rio and Ledley, they are nothing alike. Both Ledley & Rio were/are miles ahead of Taylor in terms of natural ability alone. Speed, height, strength etc…

    Yes he is only 22, but he is now earning 35k a week for some strange reason, so he will have to justify such earnings this season. If he doesn’t, get rid.

  • Ross

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #14

    what is he on about, what does he want to give us to remember in a pre season friendly. he’s talking about tonight like its the pinnacle of his career.
    remember him promising a goal against sunderland? haha.
    tell you what taylor, stay on your feet as long as possible, time tackles and headers properly, read the game realtively well for the 90 minutes, and you’ll have given me something to remember mate, because i’ve preferred to forget some of your performances in the past.

  • kajman

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #15

    lets get colli long locks first then we can start stating whitch cb’s is the best pairing is the best

  • JOeT

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Gump haha

  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Please!..Someone gagg this boy…Which part of ‘Not talking to the rags’ doesn’t he get?..
    …SHUT THE F**K UP!..

  • Ex-pat MAG

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #18

    Short memories guy’s, it seems like yesterday when he had yet to sign his new contract, that Taylor was touted as being the potential “best thing since sliced bread”!!

    Maybe we just like to hear ourselves moaning??

  • MickToon

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Noticed on this blog Mr Taylor comes in for alot of stick for speaking to the press too much?

    Mike Ashley comes in for alot of stick for not speaking to the press?

    Whats it to be?

    Steven Taylor is young and not complete as a defender ….. yet. Give him time and get off his back and support him. Also I doubt he goes looking for the press to give them his thoughts, do you not think he just answers the question posed to him?

  • dick

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #20

    theres plenty of reasons toon might not win tonight mostly we dont have any fit strikers also our defence is crap, just wish the boy would keep his mouth shut and concentrate on becoming a better player, because he’s miles off being the finnished artical at the moment, he might never get there because he’s far to slow

  • figsdad

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #21

    well its clear Smith will be up front again tonight so we wont score any goals..

  • Spyro

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #22

    NEVER by me, tom toon and a few others Ex-Pat Mag

  • Winn

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #23

    you lot are mad
    he has got potential to be great leave him alone and in regard to him speaking to press all the time good on him! i like to hear what the players have to say!!! so STFU

  • Eyeball

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #24

    Maybe he was talking a bout a smith goal…..

    Years from now i can sit here and say “i remember alan smiths only goal for the club…” hahaha just before we sent him to everton!!!!

    Now be quiet and get Coloccini signed!!

  • Davies

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Agreed. Time to stop talking to the press and playing football. Why does he talk so much?

    Also, I thought we were all agreed that “Tayls” is a w@nky nickname.

  • Ex-pat MAG

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Okay Spyro, the comment was general and if it doesn’t apply to you then ignore it

  • Born Again Geordie

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Eyeball – lol 🙂

  • JP from The Rock of Gibraltar

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #28

    I think many of us despise Taylor because he is living the dream and we dislike people to jump onto his defense only because he is a geordie (or an adopted one). The fact is Tayor is really good. I always take a close look at his defending and he does give it his all when he plays, which usually is of a very high standard. He does make mistakes sometimes very stupid ones but what defender doesn’t make mistakes? The ones that don’t do so many mistakes are way out of our league. I am really pleased he is here to stay and he deserves his new contract. He is a modern professional in everything he does in or out of St James’. Lets stop attacking our players and start backing them, especially players like Taylor, Martins etc.. that give it their all on the pitch. Taylor reminds me of Darren Peacock, great brave defender but clumsy at times, the difference being he is much much younger and can be an England regular in the future. Coloccini will do him a world of good as he can pass on tips from experience. Oh and he does like the media, but hey..he’s proud to be a geordie playing for his favourite club would you be able to hold back your feelings of joy and love for the team?…I know i wouldn’t be able to.

    Good Work Tayls Keep it Up lad 😀

  • goochy23

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #29

    fickle, fickle , fickle fans the opposing fans shud get a chant like this goin.

    the guys has said a few things about 2nites match, thats all! why cant he have an opinion. lets get behind him please!

  • Taiwantoon

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Taylor wants to surprise us all by starting to shut up and concerntrate on his game from tonight.

  • Eyeball

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #31


    Agreed mate he is a bit clumsy at times, and I do rate him he’s been one of our better CB’s for that last few years…BUT…. I just dont see the need for his constant ramblings.

    Id love to be a penny behind him in the wage stakes, but he doesnt need to talk to the journo’s to prove he loves the club 🙂

  • Nick Dryden

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #32

    if he would only shut his moth and stop playing like the geordie bramble. I would put kadar, Edgar and Bassong way ahead of Taylor and his huge gob. we shouldn’t have given him a pay rise he doesn’t deserve one.
    The day we start paying performance related wages can’t come quick enough.

  • xfer

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #33

    Hope its for the right reason, though after recent games, I cannot be sure.

  • Ross

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #34

    where is coloccini?

  • WesToon

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #35

    @ Spyro // Aug 6, 2008 at 13:23

    Mate you say he has shown nothing “of class”
    Did you watch the u21’s,when Taylor played through injury & was IMMENSE,scored a penalty 2
    Now i never said he was in Rio Ferdinands class(he might never be) but then again,not many are that good(thats why Rio plays for prob one of the top 3 clubs in the world(Manure)
    Taylor isnt the finished article…BUT he has always BLEED BLACK & WHITE…

    If any1 thinks they could do any better,then go & try

    U would swear Taylor is as bad as Boumsong!!!
    Bloody Hell

  • ToonFly

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #36

    So, regarding tonight’s match……..anyone know what I need to do to get NUFC TV movies working on a MacBook?

    Any help appreciated.

  • Penalty-Spot

    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #37

    Honestly, get behind the lad and the team. I’ve never heard so much crap on this blog since the times of cooldj. So he talks to the press, at least he talks positive which is more than I can say for most of the posts above. Listen to yourselves…idiots. Taylor is for now, he’s for the future. He will continue to learn, improve, get the odd goal and be a great role model for the club.

    If you want to winge about a club’s most promising players f off and support someone else.

    There I said it.

  • Faustino

    Aug 6, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #38

    Goochy – he never shuts up to the press my friend…there is no reason for him to be in the chronicle twice a week rabbiting on about b*ll*cks all.

    And Im not fickle mate…I’ve always though he’s about an eighth as good as he thinks he is. He is in danger of becoming one of those nearly ran English youths who screwed their career cos they thought they were World Class long before they actually we’re.

  • Spyro

    Aug 6, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Exactly the same as Faustino

  • Penalty-Spot

    Aug 6, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #40

    ‘Faustino’- Spyro – arrrghhhhhhh…All he does is applaud the fans, says how much he loves the club and how he and the team love to win. So what’s the problem? It will hardley detract from his game and it’s a whole lot better than the crap many players spout every day. Plus he is getting used to dealing professionally with the press, a vital skill if you are on your way up. Worry about soething else.


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