Steven Taylor – Dressing Room Was Like A Funeral


Steven Taylor, that Geordie warrior who did his best to save the club, but to no avail, has again pledged himself to his home-town club today.

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Steven Taylor – England Under-21 captain going nowhere

Steven, who seemed more than devastated at the final whistle on Sunday talked today about how he felt after the game – where we really deserved to go down – in all honesty – let’s not kid ourselves:

“It’s the worst feeling I’ve had as a professional footballer. It’s the worst day in our careers.”

“The dressing room was like a funeral afterwards . Everybody was devastated. I’ve got the European Championships with England Under-21s to focus on now. That’s all I can do, but this is something I’ll never, ever forget.”

“The 3,000 Newcastle fans who came down to Villa Park are the reason you play. It’s got to be an honour to play for Newcastle United Football Club.”

 “No matter who you are, what club you have played for, you’ve got to give it 100 per cent every single game. It can’t be like the last 10 months, when it hasn’t been good enough.”

“I know there will be changes at this football club, but I don’t know what’s going to happen. As players, we haven’t got a clue.”   “But I’d just ask the fans to stick with us next year. We’ll be giving everything to get the club back up where it belongs.”

Getting back at our first go will obviously be the party line from the club, and what we all hope for, but it’s tough in the Championship, and we could be down there for longer than we had hoped and expected.

However, we’ll know during the summer the type of players Alan Shearer is able to attract to a Championship club, and what kind of side we end up with before our first game against Cardiff City.

But there’s no doubt a winning start to next season will help to bury the nightmare of this last season.

Look on the bright side- we should win more games next season than we did this season, when we won just 7 games,  and tied with Middlesbrough for the worst win record of any Premier side.

Comments welcome.


95 comments so far

  • Ashley Hole

    May 26, 2009 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Don`t forget that MA is our owner….
    Next season we`ll be again in serious relegation fight.

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  • Ashley Hole

    May 26, 2009 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #2

    =Shearer is not staying
    =Taylor gone
    =Beye gone

    and all others…what actually is blessing for Toon.
    No funds for transfers…..

    2.Division relegation battle here we come

    Howathefuccaway lads!

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  • reetpetite

    May 26, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    What a great day sunday was,. Couldnt have asked for more.

    Well you guys got what you wanted.
    you wanted keegan=you got it
    you wanted allardyce out= you got it
    you wanted joe out=you got it
    you wanted hughton and calderwood out=you got it
    you wanted shearer(the messiah)=you got it
    you wanted to be recognised as the big club you are= you will be recognised as one of the bigger clubs in the championship!

    I will miss you guys on here. Newcastle have given me some amusing memories over the years. The keegan rant, the fans turning up to the opening of a crisp packet. But the best memory of the geordies will always be them getting relegated and the sky pictures of the grown man in his replica newcastle top blubbing like a baby.

    special mention must also go to shay givens interview where he was trying so hard not to laugh.priceless!!

    enjoy the championship lads!!!!

    bennytoon.

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  • Toon_Factor

    May 26, 2009 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #4

    reetpetite (fat C***)

    You clearly have no knowledge of our club and like others just presume everything the media say.

    First of all nobody has called Shearer the ‘messiah’, pundits/commentators/ journalists/ the media have taken this ‘messiah’ buisness way too far. THEY are the ones who call him that NOT US! Nobody said they wanted Keegan back, Ashley brought him back we had no idea who was going to be manager and it happened to be him, its not like we damanded it. Nobody drove Allerdyce out ashley got rid of him because he “wanted his own man” and in any case Ashley shouldnt give in to fan pressure nobody else does. Again we werent all against Kinnear- he was ill and simply couldnt continue. Outsiders have absolutly no idea! they believe everything that is said in papers and on the internet, it is a big misconception between those from other fans!!!

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  • reetpetite

    May 26, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #5

    Carlsberg dont do relegation battles….but Newcastle brown Ale do!

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  • Ericles

    May 26, 2009 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Crawl back down your hole Bennytoon.

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  • lesh

    May 26, 2009 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Tayor said:

    “The 3,000 Newcastle fans who came down to Villa Park are the reason you play. It’s got to be an honour to play for Newcastle United Football Club.”

    ”No matter who you are, what club you have played for, you’ve got to give it 100 per cent every single game. It can’t be like the last 10 months, when it hasn’t been good enough.”

    Fine words from Taylor and those players who don’t relate to them should just go! Some of them are not fit to wear the shirt!

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  • Ericles

    May 26, 2009 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Glad Steven Taylor has said he wants to stay. Duff has said the same thing. Of course Harper will be loyal too. But Owen? I think I saw the snake slithering over Tyne bridge on Monday.

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  • reetpetite

    May 26, 2009 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #9

    toonfactor-n I could easily pull up the thread and get some quotes from people on here when shearer was appointed. You were all going mental calling him the messiah and saying you could make europe.haha. I said at the begininmg of the season you would go down because your first 11 was dreadful and the subs bench of 2nd division standard.

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  • reetpetite

    May 26, 2009 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #10

    ericles- duff isnt stupid. with the wages he is on and the fact he is rubbish, why would he say he wants to leave. I was shocked when he chose newcastle over liverpool and spurs. Oh the irony that it was his goal that sent you down.quality.

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  • geordie deb

    May 26, 2009 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #11

    Reetpetite

    You really need to speak to a doctor about this obsession you have with NUFC – it really isn’t normal for an alleged diehard fan of another club to spend so much time obsessing about a team based nearly 300 miles away.

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  • Toon_Factor

    May 26, 2009 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #12

    reetpetite

    yes people were really happy when shearer took over including myself because we felt he could make a big impact- sadly he didnt. Harry Houdini comes to mind

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  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #13

    Benny I will be honest most of the toon fans are here for the long haul and alot have supported from Birth and where born in the region.

    Many positives can be taken from what has happend it just depends where your heart is and mine is sticking with the club no matter what happens.

    I think you really need to grow up because your broken record style wind ups have worn thin over the years…it just makes you look like one sad individual craving male attention.

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  • lesh

    May 26, 2009 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Hey reetpetite or bennytoon or whatever…. does it not occur to you that you’ve had your fun and your time on this site’s near up – unless you grow up.

    Does it not occur that people are smarting, sore and feel betrayed by past events and some players whose hearts are clearly not with Newcastle United.

    Crowing doesn’t do you or anybody else any favours and the more you go on, any respect that may be there for you, will fast go down the plug-hole.

    Grow up Benny and note the words of John Cooper Clark (a poet you know) when faced with idiotic heckling…. “shut your mouth and give your brains a chance!”

    Geddit?

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  • ToonAce

    May 26, 2009 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #15

    reetpetite,
    Get a bloody life and go back to your scouse hole!
    You obviously come here to say your crap cuz you have nowhere else to go. Wonder why that is? Maybe it’s cuz we’ve got the best fans and you scouses have crap all and your blog is probably as bad as your chances at winning a premiership title!

    Oh, and Carlsberg tastes like piss!

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  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #16

    It’s just very sad Lesh…for a grown man to be doing this sort of thing I genuinely feel sorry for him .

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  • Toon_Factor

    May 26, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #17

    ToonAce

    Moobs supports Tottenham

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  • Tom4Nufc

    May 26, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #18

    Ignore him and he wont get his fun… Simple.

    Anyway onto the REAL important matters, what players should we bring in? I reckon out of players which have British football experience:

    #1- Jordi Gomez- Reportedly available for £1-1.5million, fantastic player.

    #2- Kyle Naughton- I knew he was a good player, but watching the play-off final, he really is shear quality! And as Sheffield haven’t been promoted lets go get him! £3-4 million should do it!

    #3- Joe-John Shelvey- Would cost £3million, though worth every penny, still only 17, 6ft 1 and would give us that creativity we have been lacking for the past seasons as well as being tough enough to deal with the physical side of the Championship.

    #4- Jason Scotland- Yes I know he is over-weight and 29, though he is supremely talented, and weight can be lost, though talent is permanent. He wouldn’t cost more then £2-£3million and has proved he can do it in the Championship. Would only sign him if Viduka doesn’t stay on for a low pay contract!

    #5- Simon Cox, Swindon Town- Finished League One top scorer in a very average team. Would cost around £2 million. He is fairly quick, young at 22 and most importantly knows how to find the net. Definitely worth a punt!

    #6- Daniel Fox- Promising left back, 22 years old and has all the attributes to make it at the top of the game! Reads game well, never gets showed up for pace and with Enrique leaving would be an ideal replacement.

    Anyway, any thoughts on these players?

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  • sahota

    May 26, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #19

    @reetpetite Hey if you are Benny or not I don’t care. But just to let you know it won’t be long before we will tear ya AR** again in PL. It might take us 1-2 or even 3 years but we will come stronger than ever and will F*** ya off.

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  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #20

    Glad you pointed that out toonfactor..I really couldn’t be bothered 🙂

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  • komfort

    May 26, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #21

    geordie deb @11 100% agree..treatment is required..

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  • Toon_Factor

    May 26, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #23

    People dont be too harsh on Benny, how can we be nasty to that face

    http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00644/SNN0801TVQ-280_644148a.jpg

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  • Ericles

    May 26, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #24

    Reet petite – why do you come on here with a handle that tells us all the size of your spud dick?

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  • reetpetite

    May 26, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #25

    SAHOTA- what are you basing that on? How will you be stronger than ever. You will get 60 million less for not being in the prem next season. You will lose your only 2 good players in beye and bassong. Premiership teams will nick your decent youth players. You are stuck with high earning players that are rubbish.

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  • reetpetite

    May 26, 2009 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #26

    It was great watching the final day in the pub. There was only one newcastle fan in there and he got laughed out at full time. The sunderland fans cracked me up with there little signs reading, lets all laugh at newcastle.

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  • hitman

    May 26, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #27

    look ignore benny he has some serious issues with the toon,that go beyond football,ithink he might of caught his mam gettin spit roasted off some geordie lads when he was younger.

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  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #28

    Yeah Benny missed his turn on the roast and it scared him for life.

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  • reetpetite

    May 26, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #29

    sirjasontoon- will you be cycling up to blackpool next season.

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  • sahota

    May 26, 2009 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #30

    I agree. You (Benny) don’t even know what you are saying. Do you remember you once said THIS IS YOUR LAST COMMENT. Then again you started. Can you just please (a very polite request) stop contributing here ?

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  • Micky Toon

    May 26, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #31

    I’ve been reading though most of the comments on here and it’s refreshing to see that most people are being realistic about how we should play next season. We need to build the best team to get us out of that league. Take the best players from every team there. I know it sounds a bit big headed, but if you were a PNE “star” and someone like NUFC said “come and play for us”, you’d jump at the chance.
    However, we only really have this season when we can trade on our name, as next season we will be just another championship club.
    I see Ketsbia has signed a 3 year deal to manage Olympiakos, so that’s him out of the managers seat. Shearer is supposedly thinking about a 4 year contract. Why don’t we look at Swansea’s manager? Some people put his name forward for this season, but I felt he wasn’t PL standard. Well, we could take a punt on him now we are a league lower.
    I’m not going to post about what went wrong and when it happened, it’s too late for that. What we now need to focus on is a complete re-build of the club, which I have been banging on about for ages now, and building a team around the good youth players we have and inject some pace back into the team.

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  • Ericles

    May 26, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #32

    I feel sorry for Scunthorpe having to play in front of 52,000 Geordies next season! You see Reet Petite that is the reality you cannot face up to as your team struggles in the Premier.

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  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #33

    Great Comments MickeyToon,
    I am looking forward to a re build and winning some matches again 🙂

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  • Ericles

    May 26, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #34

    Good blog Micky Toon. We know who is going and why – so forget them. We have a good basis with our youngsters to build on. And there are better players with Championship teams than some of the dross attached to some Premier outfits. We need pace for sure.

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  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #35

    I think Lua Lua Ranger etc will bed in nicely next season and will come good and I can see Carroll being a threat too.

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  • Hugh de Payen

    May 26, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #36

    It is heartening to see that even in relegation the likes of reetbennytoonpetite still prefer to talk about our club on our forums rather than their own.

    Such is the impact of Newcastle United.

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  • Stuart79

    May 26, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #37

    Gutted!

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  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #38

    Toon for Life Hugh 🙂

    We will still get more media coverage and column inches than many prem teams.

    We are not going away that easy !

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  • Jamesthefirst

    May 26, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #39

    Sometimes in life you have to take a step backwards in order to progress.

    Getting relegated FORCES the club to finally get rid of its overpaid “has beens” and build a new team of youngsters with pace…..and with Shearer at the helm.

    In the long run, this relegation might just be the best thing that could’ve happened. We needed to clear the decks.

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  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #40

    Chin up Stuart..the decks needed clearing and this is a great opportunity to ship out the jaded old stars and get some pace and hunger back in the squad.

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