Steven Taylor has revealed today he was very uncomfortable in the last two weeks of the transfer window, and that he would have been devastated had Newcastle transferred him to another club.
Steven Taylor – devastated if he had been moved
Steven told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Two weeks before the end of the transfer window it was the Sheffield Wednesday game, it was horrible.”
“I was man-of-the-match, and went up to get the award, and the Sheffield Wednesday fans were singing all of their club songs.”
“I couldn’t come out and saying anything in the Press at the time, but I think every defender was being linked to clubs, and my name got mentioned.”
“But I’m happy. I’m playing my football here, and I’ve got a smile on my face.” “My friends and family are up here, and I’m enjoying my football.”
Steven Taylor, along with Alan Smith, Kevin Nolan, Jose Enrique, Joey Barton and Steve Harper, are the new leaders on the team, and are dedicated to putting to bed the disgraces of last season, and to ensure the club can get promoted at the first attempt.
And if truth be told we do think that if a suitable bid had come in for Taylor, owner Mike Ashley would have accepted it.
Mike has no clue at all as to what’s important to the club and to the Newcastle United fans, and we may also have to give thanks to Chris Hughton, who seemed to get an agreement from Ashley – that no players would leave on the last day.
Steven has been a Newcastle United fan all his life, and there’s no other club for him, once you’ve been brought up on Tyneside.
“I was the last player to kick a ball in the Premier League for this club, and that made it worse. I’ll never forget that.”
“Villa were playing for their lives the way they played – they were on fire. I wished they had taken it lightly.” “I was devastated, but we’ve got to move on – it’s as simple as that.”
“I think we have done that now. I honestly believe we’ll get back up as champions.” “I was in the team that got us relegated – and I want to be in the team that gets us back up.”
We noticed that Steven was truly devastated after the Villa game, where it took him lots of effort not to break down on the pitch, after the game.
But we also noticed that with some (most?) of the other players, they didn’t seem to care too much, and couldn’t get to the dressing room quick enough, after the game.
And as Seb Bassong told us later, some of them were talking to each other about their summer vacations.
Most of those “big” players on “big” wages have now left the club, and they will not be missed – not one little bit.
They were hardly “big” players for us on the pitch last season.