Taylor – England Need To Play Better Next Tuesday

It was a little surprising that the England Under-21 side found Wales so difficult last night in an exciting game at Cardiff.

Steven Taylor – job only half done

The England team eventually scraped through in the first leg of their two leg play-off with Wales, but they were given a scare by a very good Wales Under-21 side.

England eventually won 3-2 with goals from Middlesbrough players David Wheater and Adam Johnson, before Gabriel Abgonlahor’s fired in the winner after 61 minutes.

The next leg is next Tuesday at Villa Park, and England can lose 1-0 or 2-1 and still get through.

But England Under-21 captain Steven Taylor is taking nothing for granted as he talked to the Evening Chronicle today:

“This is just half-time and there is so much to play for.” “It would be a great honor to captain the team in next summer’s Euro finals.”“But we have work to do yet.”

“We got off to a bad start and we weren’t happy to concede those goals.” “Now we are looking to finish the tie on Tuesday at Villa Park.” “The tie is still alive and there is all to play for.”

“We gave them far too much space, but we were much better in the second half.” “We have to play much better on Tuesday and not give them as much time on the all.”

Taylor was asked about Newcastle’s next vital league game at home against Manchester City and he added:

“We are all building up to that and, hopefully, we will have a lot of our injured players back.”

If we can play the full game against Manchester City, like we did in the second half at Everton, then we will have a decent chance to capture all 3 points – and that would be fantastic.

Comments welcome.

48 comments so far

  • If we are to get 3 points from Manchester City we will need to play like Wigan did against them. Close them down and get stuck in and dont let them play. Zabaleta is also out for them after his red card against Liverpool so thats a bit of good news.

  • Alex

    Oct 11, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #2

    With Beye and spiderman back for the city game i really fancy our chances . kinnear will have the lads fired up and after the everton game the teams confidence must be on the up .

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 11, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Alex-as far as im concerned we really do have a chance against city.
    they’re canny crap at the back and their wide men just dont track back. think..robinho, trying to shove jonas off the ball, not happening. attack them down the wings and we’ll create chances. Spidey and beye returning should give the lads and crowd a massive boost aswell.

  • sean667

    Oct 11, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #4

    C.U.Next .Tuesday…………sorry childish i know

  • ronaldeano

    Oct 11, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Who are spurs playing next week?

  • DopeHeadDale

    Oct 11, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Im welsh n were avin u tuesday u wait…

  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Oct 11, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Anyone watching England? What a shocking side.

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 11, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Man city

  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Oct 11, 2008 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #9

    no it’s Stoke actually, i predict a narrow win for Spurs.

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 11, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Any player linked to Nufc.

  • ronaldeano

    Oct 11, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #11


    grow a brain bro

    WE are the ones who are playing Citeh!

    If Stoke beat Spurs, Ramos will be bladdered.

    Im putting 20 quid on Stoke and NUFC in a double. If it comes up, my abbs will be better than Peter Andre’s through laughing so much!! 🙂

  • ronaldeano

    Oct 11, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Where is everyone tonight?

    Am i the only one thats sitting in the house babysitting whilst everyone elce (including wor lass) is out clubbing and getting mortal?!!!! 🙂

    The only enjoyment im going to get the neet is when wor lass gets in with her tutu and luminus pink leg warmers on!

    Roll on 4 o clock!!! 🙂

  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Oct 11, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #13

    The lack of comments being posted on here stands testimony to the amount of school children we had on here over the summer.

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 11, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #14

    aye everything seems to have died down alot on here recently, no idea why to be honest.
    i’d normally be out the night like, lack of coin is keeping me locked up at home though, sad times lads!

  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Oct 11, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #15

    I never club on weekends myself. If i were to go out it will most probably be during the week. Maybe Wednesday or Thursday, and sometimes even a Monday.

  • ronaldeano

    Oct 11, 2008 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #16

    If you have kids……

    Kiss goodbye to your social life, and more importantly… Your sex life. 🙁

    Its hard to express yourself when your 2 yr old sleeps horizontaly in between you! 🙁

    Ive spent hundreds on hotel rooms over the last 2 years!

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 11, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #17

    spyro-i find prices boost and so does the amount of w@nkers you’ll find kicking about come the weekend. Wednesday is my most regular night out, it seems to be student night everywhere tbh, nice n cheap.
    there’s only about 8 bottles kicking about my gaff tonight, along with cheryl on x-factor,haha.

    ronaldeano-sounds challenging mate! double edged sword as far as kids go from what i’ve seen,haha. how olds your bairn?

  • ronaldeano

    Oct 11, 2008 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Off topic here but, has anyone seen a film called ‘Three’ with Kelly Brook in it?

    My heart skipped a few beats

    What a bird man.

    Billy Zane and Danny Cipriani are a pair of jammy individuals.

    I would give my left bollo*k for a few hours with her.

    She has the finest pair of breasts i have ever had the pleasure to see…..

    Im just fortunate that wor lass is sexier than her!

    Not by much tho! 🙂

    How did Billy (baldy, sweaty, old, grey haired, viagra addicted) Zane pull her?

    Lucky bast*rd!

    Its not fair!!! 🙂

  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Oct 11, 2008 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #19


    “Wednesday is my most regular night out, it seems to be student night everywhere tbh, nice n cheap”

    My thoughts exactly.

  • ronaldeano

    Oct 11, 2008 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #20


    Do you want to have a discussion with me?

    Im a lonely little man with nothing to do.

    My 2 year old daughter is asleep, so i have nobody to dance and laugh with anymore until my lass gets in.

    Plus im a bit drunk like?

  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Oct 11, 2008 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #21

    I will have a discussion with anybody if we are talking football

  • ronaldeano

    Oct 11, 2008 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #22


    A reply,

    Of course we can mate.

    Do you think MA will sell the club to a bunch of mongs that will screw us up even more, just to get back at us for slagging him off during the protest, or, would he sell it to a group (or person) that will spend the kind of money that will make us on par with the likes of spurs, villa etc?

  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Oct 11, 2008 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #23

    It depends who is offering more money. rest assured, the only thing that will decide who buys NUFC is the amount of money being offered. I doubt MA hates NUFC fans and wants to get back at us, on the contrary, he probably loves us as we have all helped him make a huge profit in one way or another

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 11, 2008 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #24

    I saw it on news now paul scharner on his way to Newcastle

  • ronaldeano

    Oct 11, 2008 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Football nowadays is all about money 🙁

    The richest club wins. Its starting to get a bit fake.

    The ‘big 4’ will always dominate. Everyone elce dont stand a chance.

  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Oct 11, 2008 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #26

    I actually rate Paul Scharner, but that is just not going to happen.

    Has anyone seen how Nile Ranger is lighting up the reserves? What a quality young player he is.

  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Oct 11, 2008 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #27

    We can do our best to say “up yours!” to the foreign billionares who have no understanding of football with a win against City. I hope we beat them, i hate Hughes and his Dirty Dan jaw.

  • Toony Soprano

    Oct 11, 2008 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Paul Scharner will sign for NUFC when nelson gets his other eye back

    Any other good ones Ganyui

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 11, 2008 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Steve bruce has dropped him out of the first team and he is on kinnears shortlist

  • Toony Soprano

    Oct 11, 2008 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #30

    are you dennis wise in disguise?

    or am i just practising my poetry

  • kajamn

    Oct 11, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #31

    guys its all gone quite on the sale front …south africans nigerian.. load off bollock if you ask me…just cant see anyone with the monies that ma is asking …any comments

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 11, 2008 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #32

    spyro-regarding cheap wednesdays, are you referring to the females, the drink, or both? haha.
    when i was at uni, it was both, but back in Edinburgh, the drink may be cheap but the majority of birds expect you to spend a hell of a lot on them or they wont bat an eyelid. the moment they find out you played/love football instead of rugby they tend to turn off a little too. Unless your name is cristiano. ridiculous.

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 11, 2008 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #33

    Any player linked to Newcastle

  • Killy Mans Giro

    Oct 12, 2008 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #34

    sos nut bin on, bad crac got 2 du jobs skrs 4 a bit. Aplyed 4 job 2 yer ago bstardz sais git back 2 apply or loose monie. Thin that it nee mer monie. am deein a wak 2 amble can u spounser us lads? pleesse. £1 4 ivry 5 miyles.

  • Cooper

    Oct 12, 2008 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #35

    ^^^ you what?

  • Toony Soprano

    Oct 12, 2008 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #36

    Kiily u r always on the ponce,

    Have you ever been in Castlington YOI, They have just let rooney out

  • mozza

    Oct 12, 2008 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #37

    cooper lol

  • mozza

    Oct 12, 2008 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #38

    blogs deed at the mo, we need a takeover to kick us into gear

  • mozza

    Oct 12, 2008 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #39

    well not just to kick the blog into gear, to actually give us something to look forward to, perish the thought, instead of constant dread causing chronic indigestion and suspected ulcers

  • mozza

    Oct 12, 2008 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #40

    reet hitman, micknufc, punk or any of the late night squad am of to me pit, hope this pish gets sorted out soon


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