No Bust Up Between Ronaldo and Taylor In Tunnel


There were many reports after the game last night, that at half time, there had been in bust-up in the tunnel between Cristinao Ronaldo and our own Steven Taylor.

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Steven Taylor – no bust up with Ronaldo in the tunnel at half time

There was however an altercation with Rio Ferdinand at half time, who was incensed at Steven’s foul on Ronaldo, just before the half time whistle blew.

Taylor had fouled Ronaldo near the end of the first half, as he put an arm over the Portuguese star, and flung him to the ground after a touchline tussle.

Taylor said last night:

“There was no bust-up with Ronaldo.” “I shook hands with him at the end of the game.”

Several other players were involved in the mini-brawl before officials and team-mates pulled apart Ferdinand and Taylor, as the teams filed down the tunnel for the break, after one of the most exciting first half performances seen by a Newcastle side this season.

And after Taylor had been booked, Rio Ferdinand’s protests, which were a bit over the top, earned him a yellow card from referee Steve Bennett, before he headed to further confront Taylor in the tunnel.

Meanwhile, speaking about the incident caretaker boss Chris Hughton said:

‘I’ve had an opportunity to see the incident again and Steven catches him on the shoulder, and that’s all it was.”

If the lads can play like that in every remaining game, we should be safe from relegation, and it’s going to take something like that for us to survive this season.

The Newcastle side has thrown too many points away this season against mediocre opposition, and it’s those teams we have to beat, and beat well before the end of the season.

We’ll have Hull City, Stoke, Middlesbrough, Fulham and Portsmouth to play soon, and we’ll need to beat every one of those teams to make sure we stay up this season.

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 5, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Go on tayls son.

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  • magforlife

    Mar 5, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #2

    I wish someone would chin the cheating get, for all the skill he has he acts like a great big bairn on the pitch, complete tosser.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 5, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Magforlife – Aye that Steven Taylor!!! lol 🙂

    seriously though – agreed – he is talented but acts like a right tw*t.

    Take last night. Up the leazes we were all shouting to get stuck into him as it looks as though people were scared, which is rubbish as Ronanldo is terrible when he has someone on his punk a$$ and gets in his way.

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  • shearer4pm

    Mar 5, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #4

    i personally think steven taylor was stupid for what he did, the last thing we need now is another missing player, if he got a red card that would have been 3 games gone, and we need all the bodys we can because of our situation, a couple of seasons ago people were surgesting him for captain, with that kind of behaviour he is fa from it, it may have been passion but he does need to calm it down a bit, gud to see ronaldo hit the deck tho

    and this may seem nasty, but was good to see cattermole get tackled the “lee cattermole” way yesterday too, mabye he’l start taking some responsibility now

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  • Rodzilla

    Mar 5, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #5

    From the Northern Echo:

    THE Football Association will take no further action against Newcastle defender Steven Taylor in the wake of Wednesday night’s defeat to Manchester United.

    Taylor appeared to strike Cristiano Ronaldo with his arm in the first half of the 2-1 reverse, before following up with a hefty challenge on Michael Carrick.

    Referee Steve Bennett booked the full-back for the second incident, but admitted he would have produced two yellow cards, and a subsequent red, if he had seen both fouls clearly.

    However, FIFA regulations prevent the FA from changing punishments that involve two yellow cards rather than a single red.

    “The FA have also decided not to investigate an alleged tunnel altercation that saw Taylor and Ronaldo clash again following the half-time whistle.

    While the pair are understood to have traded insults in the tunnel, the FA have decided that any verbal altercation was of a minor nature and warrants no further action.

    Taylor will therefore be available for Newcastle’s crucial relegation battle with Hull next Saturday.”

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Mar 5, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #6

    If we had a few more players with the passion Steven Taylor has for the club we wouldn’t be in the sh*t we are in.
    Man U players think they can’t be tackled & as the saying goes “they don’t like it up ’em”.

    I hope we show the same passion for the last 10 games if we do we might just stay up

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  • Whumpie

    Mar 5, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #8

    I agree with shearer4pm that it was irresponsible…

    But I can’t help but totally crack up that wor Steve did exactly what so many of us have been wanting done for ages. To show that little turd that not everyone will just cower and let him step-over his way around them.

    I CANNOT STAND that little greasy-haired bit of bacterial sputum; he’s a waste of carbon!

    Right now I’m just proud that it was Newcastle United that did two things:

    1. Broke Van der Saar’s clean sheet run.
    2. Shoved the most loathsome tit in the league into the hoardings like he weighs nowt.

    Shame he was still walking really. Where’s that nob Cattermole when you need him?

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  • Hong Kong Toon

    Mar 5, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Rubbish c7….
    i hate c7…

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 12:04 AM

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