Brilliant Given Saves Taylor’s Blushes


Taylor handled the ball on Saturday and just in case the referee didn’t see the first one, he handled again to block the shot, but in any case he gave away the crucial penalty on Saturday.

Steven Taylor– gave away penalty that Given brilliantly saved

But it took our goalkeeper to do what he’s done for Newcastle over the last 11 years, and that’s be a top class and consistent goalkeeper for the club, and a world class save saved Taylor’s blushes.

“I don’t know who writes the scripts for Michael, but it was unbelievable.”

“He came on, and got the header. He’s just a goal machine.” “I’m delighted as the lads really deserved it.”

“They played 4-5-1, and it was difficult at times.” “They were very hard to break down, but we ended up playing some great stuff, and I know the fans will have gone home happy with the result.”

But Taylor will need to improve his concentration, and he can certainly learn from the experienced Fabricio, who is looking like a great signing the more we see of him.

Taylor added:

“I thought defensively we did OK through the game.”

“Fabricio watches my back, and I watch his. Basically, we just try to keep it tight. Defensively, the club has always got a lot of stick over the years.”

“But we’re getting a good little partnership going, and long may that continue.”

Kevin Keegan is hoping that he has made an excellent central partnership with Collocini and Taylor, but we think Taylor will still need to improve to ensure that he’s the man that plays alongside Colccini in the coming years.

Steven continued:

“It’s nice for the gaffer to say that, but it’s up to us as players to perform, and get people talking.”

We may even have a decent defense this year – and it’s a long time since we’ve been able to say that.
Comments welcome.

“The clean sheet was one of the pluses.” “We dealt with the long ball well. Kevin Davies is a handful, but we did well all the way through the side.”


Taylor would like to form a good pairing with Argentine defender Fabricio Coloccini, who again showed oozing class as he seemed to stroll through the game.



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85 comments so far

  • dingo

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #1

    woot…. wall cherry 😛

    I was at the match and said to my mate… how long will it be before we see Taylor do his getting shot impression again… we didnt have to wait that long!!! I hope he learns a bit off curly.

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  • dave

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #2

    taylor is garbage simple as that.

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #3

    i disagree dave.

    regards, ed speed

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  • Tom

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Garbage may be a bit strong Dave, but he does have some flaws as a defender which he needs to work on!

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  • Gallowgate31

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #5

    You can’t fault his passion or commitment though, give him more time with curly and he should do ok.

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #6

    You didn’t go to the game then Dave?

    Taylor had a decent game – nothing spectactular, but good enough. Yes he has to improve, but every 21/22 year old in the game does too. He only really made one slip up in the game and managed to battle enough to stop the nearby striker snatching the ball and going one-on-one with Given.

    As for the handball, the ball was blasted at him, these things happen… Thing is he throws himself in front of so many shots it’ll happen from time to time. I’d rather that than he was stood watching the strikers ping it into the top right hand corner…

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  • Nick C

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #7

    I think he is pony as well

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #8

    he has potential to be a world class cb yes he does make mistakes but i feel they are getting less frequent even though he did make two in less than 10 secs

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #9

    how was the keazes corner?

    regards, ed speed

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  • Hadrian

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #10

    all young players make mistakes , just not all of them are in a position where mistakes get noticed so much and do so much damage .
    im all for youngsters in the team ,b ut think they should always be used as sub untill they have learned their trade .
    ill let my apprentice swing a door anytime he wants to , but will i hell let him touch the hardwood .

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #11

    taylor is the future, remember that.

    regards, edward speed

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #12

    dave

    I think you are really unfair on your opinion of Taylor. I think he makes silly mistakes at times but he is still learning. The last few seasons he has been the main defender at a very young age having to make up for Boumsong and other sh1te defenders that have played along side him. Coloccini will bring the best out of Taylor and he will only get better. Taylor does get alot of unfair stick not on here as much but alot on other sites.

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  • whitey

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #13

    first home game of the season, started with a win and already people are starting to have a go. yes he made a couple of errors, he gave the ball away, but so did every player once during the game. guthrie lost possession at least three times in the opening 15 mins. but as a unit, we were pretty solid on saturday and we didnt concede, thats important for team confidence. i thought we kept the ball really well for long periods.
    dave, what are you on about that taylor is garbage?

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  • Ginkoh

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Fine game. Mention that we went on physical game with Bolton. But it’s easy to be different score in other days. Hopefully we can improve our defensive, We’re still not the best form yet.

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #15

    lets all slate dave becuase he’s WRONG, although thats only his oppinion.

    cheers, ed

    p.s i ment leazes earlier

    p.p.s mon the lads

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #16

    ginkoh are you english?

    regards, speed

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  • Dan13

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Can anyone bloody spell COLOCCINI’s name correct?
    Oh and Speed your a complete and utter prick!
    Oooo a really dislike you…
    Coming on here trying to fit in!

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #18

    COLOCCINI

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #19

    has any one 1 noticed how we keep signing youngsters in similar positions

    spear-striker
    ranger-striker
    zamblera-striker
    baheng-striker
    tozer- centre back or left back
    kadar-centre back or left back
    there is only sodeberg who is a keeper and we have forster krul harper and given in front of him

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  • Matt

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Taylor needs to calm down a little bit and then he’ll be alright. Just needs some maturity which will come in time and he will stop the silly mistakes. If he can’t stop them we’ve always got Bassong as backup now who looked solid in pre season.

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #21

    dan are you on about?

    i have the same rights as anyone else on the sight.

    And “trying to fit in”. i fit in quite well actually so i think, in this case, your rong.

    regards, ed speed.

    i think your trying to gain credit for yourself vy putting down others. you must have a cheerful life.

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  • Toonboy

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Is there any transfer news today???

    Cheers, Toonboy

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  • Nick C

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #23

    I hope Taylor can improve cos at the moment he is still an accident waiting to happen. Whitey, marathon not a sprint and all that. We were well lucky on Saturday, don’t be an ostrich!!!

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  • Chris F

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #24

    can no-one remember how guff rio ferdinand was whn he was a similar age to Taylor, and look how he’s turned out as he’s got older.

    sure he may be thick as mince, but if tayls can work on his game and become a bit more level headed as he gets older, he has every chance of being a top quality centre half.

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #25

    and apparentley we have 4 more youngsters on trial who also play either either or both cb or lb

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  • Matt

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Oh and Beye, that’s standard youth policy, it makes sense. You can’t just have a team of youngsters with one in each position because not all of those will live up to their potential and not all of them will want to stay at the club.

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #27

    taylor can improve i think he just needs time.

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  • Dan13

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Hate Ed Speed

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #29

    dan 13 i suggest you take a chill pill. there is nothing wrong with what i am posting

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #30

    and saying it publicly just shows your trying to get support from others. you think that if you put me down it makes you sound better. what a sad little person you must be.

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  • Toonboy

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #31

    well said Ed Speed

    Cheers, Toonboy

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #32

    does any one know if theser youngsters will make the grade and to what standard will they be as good as say rooney- world class heskey-mediocre or bramble- amazed he is a prem player

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  • ende

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #33

    Lay off ed case. Yeah, he posts like a weirdo, but there’s no harm in them. Cheers to you ed (ed case).

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #34

    also dany ou are being a bit harsh ed is not offending anyone except maybe you and i cant see why

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  • whitey

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #35

    nick c, im as cautious as anyone about the toon. i think weve all learned to be, given previous years! but i disagree we were lucky on sat. dont feel as if they posed any threat apart from the obvious. although we didnt dominate i felt we were the better team and deserved the 1-0

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #36

    cheers guys much appreciated, we put him in his place.

    regards, ed.

    as to the youngsters making the grade, krul and kadar will definatly (in my opinion) “make the grade”.

    cheers,

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  • ronaldeano

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #37

    Where is 51 times?

    He likes to see me suffer???!!!!!! 🙂

    Christ knows what that is all about, but i would like to know if he has some sort of beef with me, so we can sort it out like

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  • Dan13

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #38

    just propa annoys me
    nobody can’t deny not being annoyed at Ed speed
    coz the stupid ps mon the lads etc
    and cheers rev speed all in need of desperate attention.

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #39

    dan prevois comments have proved you are not liked here. i thought the message would have got through but obvusly not…

    anyway this is a football site, not a slanging off other posters site.

    cheers, ed

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #40

    Hows this for a team talk lads, cannot understand it but the atmosphere looks a little intense. let it buffer a little its worth it;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJMGHc0RZdY&feature=related

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