Steven Taylor Rightly Slams Charles N’Babyface

Charles N’Zogbia signed for Wigan on deadline day, to the huge relief of Newcastle fans, because that meant Ryan Taylor was coming the other way, and most fans were glad to see the back of babyface.


Most Newcastle  fans glad to see the back of this French baby

N’Zobgia left Tyneside after presumably falling out with Joe Kinnear, who mistakenly called him “Charlie Insomnia” in a TV interview. Sometimes the great Bobby Robson often got the names completely wrong, never mind mispronouncing names, but nobody ever go upset at Uncle Bobby.

And once when Bobby Robson was England manager, this was the interchange with his captain, Bryan Robson:

Bobby Robson: Good morning, Bobby.

Bryan Robson responded: No, You’re Bobby, I’m Bryan!

And we saw in the pictures taken with Ryan Taylor yesterday that Joe looks much better now his insomnia has gone, and he’s been able to get some sleep. Yes, that’s the second time I’ve used that I know.      😀

Joe said Charles N’Zogbia was a mixed up kid and  a baby who says some crazy things, and we have no idea why he said that about Charles.

But then babyface  said Wigan Athletic were a “more ambitious club” than Newcastle. What was that again?  Oh well, we guess Joe was right.

Steven Taylor told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We need players who want to be here now.” “Charles has gone and he didn’t want to be here. He wanted to go – fair enough.”

“Now we have to get on and battle. There are new signings here now so we get on with it.” “Everybody who is here at the moment is up for the fight.”

“We’re in a bad situation – a relegation fight.” “What we need is players who are 100% committed, not players who want to play one week then don’t fancy it the next.”

“We’re happy with what we’ve got and we can see light at the end of the tunnel.”

Steven’s right we have lost the French  moaner, but now we have Kevin Nolan, Ryan Taylor and Peter Lovenkrands at the club, and they are all more than motivated to do well at Newcastle, and are mature and professional footballers.

Who could ask for anything more?

Comments welcome.

40 comments so far

  • Toon_Sydney

    Feb 3, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #1

    will steven taylor start rb and r taylor rw?

  • ObaFan2

    Feb 3, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Don’t we just love our owner, one who is content on EPL survival on a shoestring, gambling with relegation and lying to it’s customers.

    Each player now needs to stand up and be counted… just like last season…. oh and maybe next!

  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #3

    As highly as I rate N’Zogbia it was time for him to go. We have no room for players that don’t pull their weight at Newcastle.

    As for Steve Taylor I thought he had a cracking game against the Mackems. I said for a while he’s better as a full back than he is a centre half.

    IMO Taylor was just as potent an attacker as Jonas in the derby.

  • Partizan

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Maybe i’ll get slated for saying this.

    I never rated Taylor as a CB but he has the potential to become one of the best RB’s in England in the near future.

    Its so crystal clear that RB suits him much much more than CB.

  • Mikeflame

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Ryan as RW and Stevie as RB could turn into a lovely little partnership!

    Both can defend, both can run with the ball and pick out passes! Hopefully theyll work well together cos its about time we had a proper option down the right! we do miss a Milner/Nobby out and out winger!

  • faustino

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #6

    That’s hardly a ‘slamming’ now is it? Tis barely a bad word. lol

  • Graeme

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Charley insomnia is just the tip of the NUFC problem though.

    The main problems are still there:- a squad that is too thin on the ground; some very fragile players who are injured far too often; some players who are well past there “sell-by” date.

    Add to that an owner who’s main objective is to make money rather than strengthen the squad. £12 million last window from Milner, £8 million this time round!!!

    Then we have a manager who hasnt realised that footy has changed since he managed in the last century. Once he learns that “tactics” are not a mint flavoured gum, we will do better, at least I hope we will!!!

  • dougnufc

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Stevie Taylor should start playing RB and learn from King Habib Beye, Tayls look really good moving forward on the right flank against the mackems.

  • Micky Toon

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Is it just me or is anyone else just plain bored by all of this? Same boring crap coming from the club, same boring arguments, same boring football being played. Supporting NUFC is bloody boring at the moment. I’ll never stop supporting and I can’t be doing with people who have stopped supporting the club, but my god it’s a boring time to be a mag.

  • It Could Be Worse...We Could Be Spurs -DC-

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Good calls for Steven at RB.

    The two Tayls on the right, w/ Wor Jose and Jonas on the left. Get them working on their overlapping play and we could be in business.

    Can ayone confirm the length and severity of Guthrie’s injury? We really need him back in the side, as without him none (excluding Barton) checks to the ball from our backline.

  • Micky Toon

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Oh yeah, S Taylor at RB is better as it’s less damaging when he makes one of his trade mark lack of concentration errors.

  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Micky Toon – yep!

    But we keep coming back for more.

    The weird world of football.

  • waddler

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #13

    As much as I agree with Steven Taylor, he is another one who may be sold next transfer window, especially if we are relegated to the championship.
    He must be borderline as far as consistancy and ability compared to salary are concerned, get your head down lad and learn from the mistakes you continue to make, much to the amusement of Alan Hansen and co.

  • Spitfire

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Is it only me thats getting adverts for Atlantic Thrashers seats for $27 ?

  • Dennis Twice

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #15

    i saw it…….R.Taylor takes a good long run and crosses…….S.Taylor comes……GOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! I saw it!!! I saw it!!!!!!

    Ashley, Insomnia, Limbizkit, face!!!!….I saw it!!!!!

  • RyanToon

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #16

    when i saw the headline i thought great whats he said, then i read it then thought, oh lol

  • Matt Lacey

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #17

    I think we should all be asking more!

    We’ve signed a full back and a midfielder, this basically covers the injuries to Beye and Barton which will see them out ’til probably about April, and we’ve signed an unfit striker.

    We’ve also let go of our first choice goalkeeper and the club’s most loyal servant in recent years, as well as yet another winger. Total net spend in this transfer window? About minus 10 million pounds! Why was it not spent? Why did the club wait til deadline day to try and negotiate a deal for Johnson? What about the other players we were supposed to be looking at? Wigan and Bolton didn’t seem particularly keen to hold onto their players… in a window which set another record high for spending, why were we not in the thick of it?

    The club seems incapable of keeping players fit as well – if Martins and Viduka are to play in the West Brom game, you can be fairly sure they won’t be of the required match fitness and it’s probably a matter of time before at least Viduka is injured again. To add to that, we’ve lost our strength in depth for even the goalkeeper position, as Krul and Forster simply don’t have the experience to deputise should Harper get an injury. If Bassong or Coloccini get injured, we’re screwed.

    What’s also worrying is that Kinnear seems to be playing players out of position, with Jonas on the left and Duff on the right. As much as I think Jonas is a good player, I think he’s an awful, awful winger.

    The lack of signings and in particular the players signed coupled with the offloading of our best player and the huge profit made on N’Zogbia suggests to me that the board are planning for relegation.

    Where’s Ashley’s ambition now?

  • ObaMartins

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #18

    ED who really cares about Taylor’s parting shot to N’zogbia ?we are Concerned about Relegation, the sale of our best players being replaced by squad players,the failure to bring anyone in YET AGAIN, the way the Club is heading into the Championship….for crying out loud

  • Tino11

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Lets get it straight, firstly, it was time for Nzogbia to go, he wasn’t doing anyone anyone any good by being around the place with his heed up his backside.
    Secondly however, don’t give me this “toungetied” rubbish that Pinochio Kinnear is palming the media off with, the bloke is about as trustworthy as Garry Glitter in a Thai swimming baths.
    Kinnear knew exactly what he was about when he “slipped in” the insominia line, just as with his “Given wants a new challenge” clapptrap he’s off in the land of the pixies if he thinks anyone with common sence is buying his patter.
    Kinnear, like Ashley, Lambias and Wise is a 3rd rate chancer who has fell into his position at Newcastle United through pure good luck, he should never have come withing a million miles of this job and is milking his time in the spotlight for all it’s worth, his cringeworthy kisses to the (supposed) fans before the derby on Sunday was vile and the way in which he has tried to make out we are playing well after taking a single point from games againsed teams below or around us over the past few weeks boggles the brain…anything less than 3 points at WBA this weekend and we are down imo, fans who continue to back him or his puppet masters have contrabuted to our demise and should hang thier heads in shame along with the 3rd rate southern clowns.

  • Isotuoppi

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #20
    ” Coloccini is injured
    Ankle/Foot Injury – no return date ”

    I hope that isn’t serious and his will be fit against WBA.

  • waddler

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #21

    Were are we going to pick up the 17 points Kinnear said we need to avoid the drop? Any ideas lads.

  • ObaFan2

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Micky Toon post 9, yeah me 2. As KK said it’s our theatre and the cast at the moment need to learn their lines.

  • faustino

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #23

    If we don’t pick up at least 17 points from the West Brom, Bolton, Stoke, Hull, Fulham, Middlesbrough and Portsmouth games we will deserve to go down

  • shearer4pm

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #24

    i only saw the match on match of the day:( gutted i couldnt make it, but from the images that they showed kevin nolan looked one of the most pasionate players on the pitch, is this true?? cus if so it is exactly what we need

  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #25

    Insomnia is no loss to us , just a disruptive cry baby that did not have the pride or the passion to fight for the team we all love – – – Laurent Robert anyone ???? Mmmmmm must be a French thing !!!

  • stevep

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Will you lot stop going on about Ashley trying to make a profit – Newcastle will never make a profit in the current circumstances. He simply wants the team to be self sustaining rather than having to rely on his loans – to be honest I can’t see anything wrong with that apart from the fact we can forget winning owt for a long long time.
    It’s probably going to be a few years before the kids mature enough for Joke in Ear to give em a chance if ever. Until then we’ll buy more utility players on the cheap and just hope we stay up

  • Davies

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Quick, everyone, panic.


  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #28


    I was at the game and agree with you, given it was his first match and the derby with the scum, let alone he is still getting to know the players I thought he was solid and will be the type of character to steel us for the fight !

  • ObaFan2

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #29

    shearer4pm, I thought he did well and showed some passion too, hopefully will prove another good signing but will it be enough?

  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #30


    Why do we need to panic ?

  • alextoon

    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #31

    I think Enrique should be getting a bit more credit than he has of late. Whilst he is still prone to the odd wayward pass, he is showing some real signs of why he was brought to SJP. Against the scum both he and Taylor were immense!

  • He was excellent. Dont let Kinnear sell him.

  • chuck

    Feb 3, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #33

    Micky Toon, just about sums it up, it`s f****ng
    boring, we got a sh**e team, a sh**e manager,
    a sh**e owner, a sh**e PR dept. and relegation looms.
    This is supposed to be show business, entertainment, fun, but it`s being run like a f****ing retail business, ker`ching !
    You want to own and operate a football club MA
    my advice is get someone in who understands what it`s all about, this club needs restructuing from top to bottom, both on and off the pitch.
    If you cant get the fans back, it`s all over for you and you may as well keep on looking for a buyer.

  • Prince Bassong

    Feb 3, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #34

    I love his latest quotes.

    He wants to psh on so Wigan can qualify for Europe (fair enough) so that HE can boost HIS international ambitions.

  • Alex

    Feb 3, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #35

    without a shadow of a doubt Taylor is a much better RB than he is CB . I hope now he goes on to make that position his own , If he does i think he will fulfill the potential that a lot of people see in him and break into the full England squad . With Ryan Taylor now at the club we could have a very strong right flank and with an improving Enrique and Jonas down the left flank and Nolan ,Barton through the middle , next season we will see a massive upturn in performances . Lets just hope that that upturn starts quick enough to save us.

  • It Could Be Worse...We Could Be Spurs -DC-

    Feb 3, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #36

    “the bloke is about as trustworthy as Garry Glitter in a Thai swimming baths.” LMFAO!!

  • repo

    Feb 3, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #37

    ryan taylor will play right back

    colo injured so they play bassong and taylor in the middle.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 3, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #38


  • Robbanufc

    Feb 4, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Keep Steven in the right defence spot, he was well good vs. the Mackems. In my opinion he’s much better at right back then centre defence. He clearly showed he’s got some offensive skills, and he does make some stupid decisions in the centre. Steven for Rightback until Beye is back.

    How is Coloccini? did he pick up a injury last sunday?

    I must add: My first game at St. James Park was nothing short of amazing. Loved every minute of it, and it will definately not be my last. The atmosphere was truely amazing.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #40



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