Steven Taylor – Time To Stand Up And Be Counted

Newcastle’s local defender Steven Taylor has said it’s high time for Newcastle’s players to stop feeling sorry for themselves, and get out there and get the results the club needs, to keep us in the Premier league.


Steven Taylor – time for the men to stand up for Newcastle

Taylor was annoyed after the Bolton defeat, and didn’t seem to want to hide it, and his comments after the game showed he was not happy with some of the performances in the Newcastle side – neither were we.

Steven has his critics, but having been brought up in the area, he has the pride that is Newcastle United, and will be more than distraught if the team gets relegated this season, with all the good players we seemingly have in the squad.

Steven said:

“This has to bring out the men in the dressing room. We’ll see exactly who wants to play for this football club.”

“The lads need to show character and show exactly how much playing for Newcastle means to them.”

“We’re in a serious relegation fight. We’ve lost at Bolton in a game we should have won.”

“Now we have to dust ourselves off for Manchester United.”

“They are the best team in the world. Now we have to be men and stand up to that.”

It seems to us that Steven is saying this, because he’s concerned not all of our players are as committed as he is to the Newcastle cause.

After the game on Sunday, Steven seemed less than happy with the overall performance, and certainly we need to start picking up points if we are have any chance of surviving in  the Premier League.

We have 6 points from our last 9 league games, and if we continue with that kind of form we’ll be relegated, and we’ll deserve to be too. This team is a lot better than the results show, so whatever the problem is, needs to be corrected – and quickly.

Our concern about tomorrow night, is that we’re not sure that Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood can inspire the players to play to their top form, so a win is possible.

We know that another defeat tomorrow night, will be like another nail in the coffin at this stage, although we will still have 30 points to play for after the game tomorrow night, and there will still be some time for some good results that can save the club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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6 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 3, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Talk is cheap…all nonsense.

    There are few men in the dressing room…points,results,performances don’t lie.

    Trapdoor to Fizzy Pop World is wide open…see you lot down there.

  • Toon_Sydney

    Mar 3, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #2


  • Toon_Sydney

    Mar 3, 2009 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #3

    confirmed guys butt and duff out as is

    so the team
    S.Taylor Collo Bassong Enrique
    R. Taylor Geremi Smudge Jonas
    Martins Lovenkrands/Dukes (any1 but ameobi)

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 3, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Ameobi and Martins/Loven to start again.

    Gutt feeling.

  • Premiership Manager

    Mar 3, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #5

    they have two assetts against MU and if they don’t use them they ,might as well play 1-5-5 and kill the game hoping for a draw.

    Carrol and Martins should be playing up front. Carrol roughs players up and in his last couple of games was outstanding, therefore he should play.

    Martins has been wasted, he should be in the middle keeping the back 4 on the back foot.

    Smith should also be playing and I’d be tempted to put R. Taylor as RB and Steven taylor in midfield just infront of the back 4.

    Jonas and Lua Lua would be on the wings and Lovenkrands would be on the bench.

    If we sit back it will be 3 or 4-1

  • geordie jock

    Mar 3, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Time for Taylor to shut the F**k up and concentrate on his team duties.


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