Steven Taylor – We Need To Come Out Fighting In Every Game

Steven Taylor admits today that he doesn’t care who grabs the headlines for scoring goals at Newcastle, as long as somebody does.


Steven Taylor – scored in last years’ home game against Arsenal

Steven had one of his best games of the season last Saturday at Hull, when it really mattered, and the local lad scored a great goal after 38 minutes, which got Newcastle right back into that game.

Unfortunately we couldn’t continue and get all 3 points, but Steven certainly did his part.

And in last year’s home game against Arsenal, which was one of the best performances under Sam Allardyce, Taylor scored the equalizer after 60 minutes in that game – back  on Wednesday, 5th December of 2007.

The lads could have well gone on to win that game, but it wasn’t to be, but the good thing is that Newcastle always seem to play well against Arsenal at St. James’ Park, in front of a capacity St. James’ Park crowd. There were over 50,000 at that game the last time we played the Arsenal at home.

The England Under-21 skipper recalls that great night, in whiuch the lads played with such heart and purpose:

“We were all over Arsenal that night and it was one of our best performances of the season.” “It was great to get the equaliser and I remember I nearly won it at the end with a header.”

“But this time I really don’t care who scores because we need a result on Saturday.” “I think we proved against Manchester United that we can compete with the top teams.”

“A lot of people expected them to come here and put three or four past us but in the end we were unlucky not to get a result.”

“I’ve said it before, we need to stick together and show character and come out fighting in every game we play.”  

Good words from Steven, and although Senegal International Habib Beye will be fit for the match on Saturday, we still expect Steven to start, after his excellent performance last weekend.

But after that it will be touch and go as to whether Steven can keep his starting place, once Habib is fully fit.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • shearerbliss

    Mar 19, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #1

    This guy really is smart i tell you. Every Game?


    Mar 19, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #2


    Let the football do the talking please, if these players and coaching staff put the same amount of effort into playing and coaching as talking about it we wouldn’t be in this mess.

  • Bill F

    Mar 19, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #3

    He is probably our best centre forward at present.
    Morning Ed, must be about 6am where you are.

  • Ericles

    Mar 19, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #4

    I hope some of your team mates are listening Steven. On another issue I see that the Sun are trying to unsettle Bassong again. What Bassong has ACTUALLY said does not tally with what that rag paper says. Bassong should be offered an improved contract without delay. He can consider it until we know what is happening vis a vis relegation surely?
    The lad seems to want to stay on Tyneside. This hapless bunch of barrow boys running the club will lose him if they are not careful. Or, is that what they want anyway? I smell another fit-up coming!

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 19, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Yawn as well.

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Mar 19, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #6


    its just bollox what they are printing….re wording his quotes from last week….

    6 million has been mentioned…lol…..give yasell a shake….they payed 12 million for Walcott when he had a few decent games in the Championship….this boy has had a very good season in the premiership……

    He is under contract…..when we secure our survival, contracts will be sorted….simples 🙂

  • coyote

    Mar 19, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #7

    another example of “talk the talk”
    lets see what happens saturday
    if they don’t come out fighting they should all be docked a weeks wages maybe then when there overfilled pockets are hit maybe they’ll decide to put the effort in that we all expect and demand that has been sadly lacking all too often this season!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 19, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Ive read this before at various points in the season.

    What the pisser is that now it is more important that ever that they do.

    Thus begins the positive PR onslaught before saturday.

    Still waiting for the one saying we can win against arsenal…….

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Mar 19, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #9

    Personally I would bring Beye in at full back at the weekend…

    Taylor has done well at full back but Habib is the boy…..have a feeling his return could settle Colo down a little as he has been a touch of the pace recently…….

    Basically the start against Manure would do nicely….play our own game and let them think about us….instead of just letting them come onto us

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Mar 19, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #10


    You dont think we can win at the weekend?

    Personally I dont see why not…..Nolan will add something to midfield, hopefully Beye will be back who has been tremendous, and up top, Owen and Martins, who are a danger to anyside…

    Dont get me wrong, we will all have to play well to get something but I cant imagine some of there lads fancying it if the lads get up close and personal and the crowd get going…..

    Big Test for Jose against Walcott…..

  • bobby_ollox

    Mar 19, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Well I would rather he was saying these things than not saying them – but it doesnt make a blind bit of difference if they come out half arsed like they did at Hull.

    This is about confidence and where we are today needs motivation to build that confidence – I really wish we had Keegan at the helm for these last matches – he could do that.

  • coyote

    Mar 19, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #12

    the best form of defence is to attack and even more so with our dodgy defence
    make them worry about us going forward cos if we sit back they’ll tear us to pieces

  • RyanToon

    Mar 19, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #13


  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 19, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #14

    Looneytoon –

    In a ideal world I would love to beat Arsenal and infuriate Wenger as he is a bad looser and get narky at the pitch and fourth official and its quite good to watch.

    However, we had all this before Bolton and Hull and we all know how that turned out.

    I pray for 3 points, I hope for one point – I dread nil points.

  • Darling27

    Mar 19, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #15

    I’m hope for a point too at the weekend Toon Graeme.

  • heavyhittas

    Mar 19, 2009 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Big head shooting his mouth off again. What you on this week Tayls, Test, Deca or sustanon? You’ll get caught out one day son.


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