Taylor Going For The Win Today

Steven Taylor must have been reading some of Nicky Butt’s comments this morning, because he’s a little more blunt than usual.


Steven Taylor – speaks more bluntly than usual
Steven talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“Joe came in and took the pressure right off everyone. He spoke his mind. The problem with football these days is that some people don’t like hearing the truth. It’s a big problem,”

“People started praising him and when I joined up with the Under-21s the lads there were impressed with how Joe went about his business. People are too scared to hear the truth.”

“I laugh off any criticism I have. The next game you can go and play a blinder and they won’t be saying things about you then. If people start getting upset about ratings and that sort of stuff they have a problem.”

“Fans have a right to have a go. They pay the money and they want a say. It gives them more involvement. And with Newcastle fans at the moment, they haven’t had too much to shout about.”

Steven had one of his better games last week, and he rightly feels today that  Newcastle must not be afraid of Arsenal.

While we are catching the Gunners just after they have struck a rich vein of form, and with Russian Andrei Arshavin playing well in their side already, we still need to go looking for that win, to save our season.

Steven continued:

“These type of games against the likes of Arsenal are massive games, but if you go into it thinking you aren’t going to win there’s no point in playing,”

“We know we are in a relegation fight. We cannot put a foot wrong now.” “The big sides who are coming to St James’s Park need to have points taken off them but we must make sure we are beating the teams in and around us.”

We need the defense to be very solid today, so it gives the lads the opportunity of maybe getting a goal or two and the win.  If we are to win we may need something special to happen, like another goal from Steven perhaps.

A draw would be OK today, but that will hardly lift us out of  joint 3rd bottom of the league.  🙁

And wherever we end up today, we’ll stay there for 2 weeks, because of the upcoming International break.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Toon_Factor

    Mar 21, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #1

    They say this everyweek- I actually think we will loose, we always think going to win and everyone ends up disapointed-loose 2-1

  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Mar 21, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #2

    It’s all fine and well saying that we need to get three points, but we’re a team in disarray going up against an in-form Arsenal. I’d be amazed if we get anything. Don’t get me wrong though, I expect the players to believe they can win.

    But as I keep saying, the longer we have no manager, the longer we’ll go without winning games. And I just don’t see Kinnear as the answer long term.

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 21, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #3

    I think these lads have far too much time on there hands.

    If you can’t beat Hull and Bolton your chances against Arsenal are pretty slim Mr Taylor.

  • Greg B

    Mar 21, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Also if we had beaten teams like Bolton, Blackburn and Hull we would not be calling these games against Arsenal and Chelsea ‘must win’………..


    Mar 21, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Chris Houghton sacked by Spurs
    Colin Calderwood sacked by Nottm Forest
    JFK sacked by Luton Town and Nottingham Forest
    All three have Spurs ties!!!

    These 3 men are here to save our Huge beloved club!!!!!

    RIP Newcastle United

  • heavyhittas

    Mar 21, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #6

    I feel we could get something out of the game today Arsenal blow hot and cold. It sounds like Steven has picked himself for the starting lineup today the way he’s talking……..he’s always talking.

  • Amirshearer

    Mar 21, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #7

    steven is a determined, hardworking lad. Toon blood through and through. He can be a great player for us, just have to focus more. he tends to have lapses of concentration. But we need spirited players like him. Not a lazy bum like Ameobi. Come on toon!

  • Turkish Magpie

    Mar 21, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #8

    a 3 point team against arsenal





    a 1 point team vs Arsenal





    to be honest i cant think of a team that wont try so heres my other completely different 1 point team.





  • knottsy82

    Mar 21, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #9


  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 21, 2009 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #10


  • heavyhittas

    Mar 21, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #11

    Steven Taylor played very well today and had to be motm. If he continues playing like he did today I might even get to like him. He was however very lucky NOT to be sent off.


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