Robson Service Inspiring – Great Win – Fans Terrific


Steven Taylor had another solid game at the heart of Newcastle’s defense on Saturday night against Ipswich Town.

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Steven Taylor – solid in Newcastle’s defense

Steven told the Evening Chronicle today:

“The service was fantastic, and there were a lot of emotions before the game, but we knew we had to concentrate on ourselves and what we were going to do on the pitch.”

“I was more concerned about putting a performance in that he would have been proud of.”   “Sir Bobby is the man who gave me my debut for Newcastle and did so much for this football club.”

“We had to get it right from that point of view.”  “We were there to do a job, and once the game kicked off, we put that to bed. “We couldn’t let the occasion spoil our performance.”

“We expected a tough game but the whole team did well.” “We looked after each other at the back.”

And as  usual Newcastle fans were in good voice at the game, and there were some emotional scenes as both the players and the supporters showed their unity.

We are unified on the playing side of things and with the fans, but not with the owner and upper management of the club.

Taylor again paid tribute to the Newcastle fans:

“The fans were unbelievable.”  “They were singing non-stop, and we saw them dancing about at the end.

“It was great to send them back to Newcastle in a good mood.” “Everyone’s delighted with the way things have gone, and it’s down to us as players to keep it going.”

And reflecting on the excellent win on Saturday, which of course was highlighted by Liverpudlian Kevin Nolan’s first ever professional hat-trick,  Taylor added:

“Ipswich caused one or two problems in the first half because of our own errors, but once we cut those out, we took control of the game.”

“Kevin notched a fantastic hat-trick – he was absolutely delighted, and I think he deserved it.”

“It was a great performance by him.”  “He’s one of the favorites in the dressing room with the lads – he’s a great laugh.”

Saturday’s game is over now and the only thing that’s important is that we can beat QPR on Wednesday night, and the London club will certainly give Newcastle a much sterner test than Ipswich did.

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66 comments so far

  • bobby_ollox

    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #1

    This is when Newcastle traditionally excel – when there is passion involved – the fans, the badge, and the memory of SBR – all were inspirational.

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  • bobby_ollox

    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #2

    and another thing as well – I am glad that Ipswich want to commemorate their links to Sir Bobby Robson from decades ago, but he is a son of the North East, and belonged to Newcastle, not Ipswich.

    Winning so emphatically was just a little reminder that we are a much bigger club than Ipswich, and that his association with us was greater than the achievements earlier in his career. I dont want to be petty, but in my mind, there is only one ground which should boast The Sir Bobby Robson Stand, and it isnt in East Angular.

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  • tdt

    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Fitting result to commemorate the great man, RIP Bobby.

    So if collo R.Taylor are injured, my team for wednesday night wud be:

    ———————-Harper———————-
    Kadar—–S.Taylor——Khizan——Enrique ———————–Smith———————–
    Gutherie————————————-Jonas
    ———————–Nolan————————
    ————Ranger——-Harewood————

    Bring Carroll on for Ranger
    Bring Barton on for Jonas (will be tired)
    Bring Vuckic on for Gutherie (V in centre)

    After subs on 65th min:

    ———————-Harper———————-
    Kadar—–S.Taylor——Khizan——Enrique ———————-Smith————————-
    Nolan————————————–Barton
    ———————-Vuckic———————–
    ————Carroll——-Harewood———-

    I would like to have more naturally wide-playing guys on the wings but i dont rate geremi so if R.Taylor is out this is how i’ d do it.

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  • tdt

    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #4

    lol obviously Smith is supposed 2 be at DM, not Left Back…. in the changing room! ha

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  • Jay jay

    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #5

    But we wont name a stand after sir bobby because of somebody who we can all agree is a tool, fat ashley, do you share the same opinion ryan?

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  • MacToon

    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #6

    bobby_ollox, Sir Bobby was a Geordie at heart but he belonged to the world of football and not just the NE of England. My mate in Porto will tell me the same.

    In a way I’m glad this owner hasn’t done anything to comemorate the great man properly as he (the owner) is not worthy, in time the right person will hopefully find something fitting for SJP to show it’s real appretiation for the legand that is Sir Bobby Robson.

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  • premier

    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #7

    A Great man honoured by Ipswich and erm sacked by Newcastle

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  • bren32

    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #8

    hey bobby, bigger then ipswitch how partonising a comment is that. Sounds like something a man u fan would say. Concidering a club that has won sod all in fifty years and just been relegated from the big leauge to the little leauge i find your comments amazing. we have won a few matches in a row and we are bigger then ipswitch. Concidering all of the sucess that ipswitch have had in their past from a manager that we have both beeen lucky enough to share the little club have beaten us to it in naming the stand after the great sir bobby. If we had of been big enough it would have been done weeks ago. At this stage the only difference between us and them is we get a few more people to watch our games and if we are not very carefull we might just end up a little club like them.

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  • bobby_ollox

    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Bren32 – I like your plan to make Ipswich a bigger club than Newcastle, by adding the letter T in the middle – still some way to go though . Ipswitttttch would be bigger than Newcastle – well spotted.

    and I think you will find the word is patronising, not partonising.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #10

    premier // Sep 28, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Do you have special needs? You appear to be a bit slow. Or cant the other mackems not give you anything to read on your own blog?

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 28, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #11

    We should rename the Sir John Hall stand.

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  • Jay jay

    Sep 28, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Di matteo says miete isnt being loaned out to anyone

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  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 28, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Ashley has a nerve to sit beside a statuette of Sir Bobby seeing as he didnt bother to attend his charity game or his memorial service, perhaps his apologists have an explanation for this as i have yet to read why our owner wasnt at either important event.

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 28, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Lace,
    what to?..
    ‘The tory bitch stand’?..

    …Yes, i know, i was makin’ light!..

    …I agree with you man!..

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  • bren32

    Sep 28, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #15

    agreed rename the sir john hall stand before he dies or we will be stuck with it

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  • Jay jay

    Sep 28, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Time to work again, hopefully some news by the time i finish at eleven, but i doubt it

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 28, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #17

    alright lads. havent been on for a couple of weeks, well not since the blackpool game, apart from a comment last week. i actually was at the game on saturday, and i had the pleasure of bumping into, steven taylor and ryan taylor after the game, they have hell of a craic together it seemed, both real qaulity lads, i asked them wich players have been the best they think so far, and ryan taylor said himself, having a laugh. he then said he was messing and said jose, ranger ,smith and nolan. and steve taylor came out with how well there all doing and how much qaulity ranger has, i then asked about guthrie and they both said that england have been watching guthrie and smith, they also said steve harper, nolan and smith were the lads that made everyone realise they should stay, i said what about habib beye and duff after saying they wanted to stay, and they both said neither had intentions of staying, i then asked about bassong, they both said he was good, arsenal were never intrested and steven taylors exact words were the lad was an absoloute ass hole. i then asked about were ya ever going to leave steven, and he said, look mate i will never leave this club, i want to lead us to europe, i then asked about shearer as manager, and they both said they would love him to come in, aslong as hughton was with him, i asked about dowie, and they said he was a great laugh but is only a coach when he is there, i then asked about leadbitters two footed lunge attempt and he said, they have never got on and he is a horrible bastard.

    both great lads and are v.honest.

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 28, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Did you not ask them what their thoughts were on Irans Nuclear prolifiration programme also?

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 28, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Top craic GG7!..

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  • toonsy

    Sep 28, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #20

    Stuart79 // Sep 28, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    I could just imagine what both their thoughts would be if asked that. A clown riding a bicycle around their heads.

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 28, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Doesn’t R Taylor have a degree in nuclear
    physics?..

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  • laurent32

    Sep 28, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #22

    good little interview there GG7!!!

    seems like the club have done the right thing in getting rid of the wantaways even if they were our best players and keeping the lads who really wanted to stay and play for the club. certainly seems to be paying off on the field anyway.

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  • Partizan

    Sep 28, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #23

    I only rated Beye as a CB,,never in my life i liked him in the RB position.

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  • G

    Sep 28, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Glad to hear your chat GG7, heard similar thoughts about both players being good from other sources before. To be honest, I aint met a decent footballer (personality wise that is) since I met Steve Watson at a charity event when he was till in his early 20’s. Top bloke and very honest. With regard to the earlier debate about Ipswich, I think they are quite within their rights to hounour a great man, and I would like to see us follow suit. With regard to him being a geordie etc, when I heard calls for a statue for Joe Harvey, could we honestly claim ownership of his legacy given he was a yorkshireman? I say fair play to Ipswich, after all, he made them kings of Europe until England came calling.

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  • shrews mag

    Sep 28, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #25

    I don’t mind if there are ‘clowns riding a bicycle around their heads’ as long as it’s not during the match … lol

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  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 28, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #26

    Sir Bobby for forever will he be loved.

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  • Partizan

    Sep 28, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #27

    When Bobby got sacked i was praying for Nevio Scala to replace him.

    He’s one of the most underrated managers ever and he’s only 61 now…..i would still love him to be our manager.

    Before everyone start slating me that he’s too old and washed up……i have only 2 words for you……..Roy Hodgson.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 28, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #28

    Nevio Scala is a top coach. he is not a bad shout

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  • Partizan

    Sep 28, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #29

    GG7….Amazing coach indeed

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  • woodsee

    Sep 28, 2009 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #30

    Steven is a great lad.
    I worked for his mam and dad about 4 yrs ago when they lived at monkseaton,just about the time he was starting to break into the first team.
    One time i was there got chattin to him about all things toon related,i remember him saying what an arsehole Dyer was,and funnily enough what a great lad Laurent Robert was saying if you went to his house at Heddon on the wall,he was forever having a kickabout with the local kids.
    anyway i got talking to him about my lad saying he loved the toon,and mentioned he was autistic.
    Next time i went back there about 2 weeks later
    there was a signed shirt for me Nobby Given Shearer the whole lot.
    Got it framed and its hangin on my wall
    Nice story im sure youll agree from a top top bloke

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  • geordie deb

    Sep 28, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #31

    Bobby Ollox

    I disagree with your comments above. How can you say about SBR ‘that his association with us was greater than the achievements earlier in his career.’
    He was a Newcastle fan, but left the North East when he was a teenager. He spent something like 13 years at Ipswich and did an unbelievable job there the likes of which are likely to never be repeated. He spent 5 years here and while he did a great job, he won nothing and was then sacked by our beloved club. Sir Bobby was a man of the North East and should be commemorated in an appropriate way. I think your comments are very patronising towards Ipswich, who I believe had a bigger claim to commemorate him as a legendary manager than we have.

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  • burnsie

    Sep 28, 2009 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #32

    Hi lads. im a new (old) user and i just wanted to say its good to be back. i used to post quite heavily on here bt i stopped tbh cos i found that whilst the site is excellent, there was a mix of asssholes and propa sound lads posting comments. anyway iv followed the blog during my time away anyway so i know hu is good craic and hu is not lol. anyway just wantd to say hi and that our season has been everything i had hoped for so far but only time will tell. the spirit is fantastic tho. did anyone see them photos last week of jonas and the lads training. literally everybody was avin a laff and that. how it should be tho. and how it certainly hasnt been for so many years now since bobby was pushed.

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  • burnsie

    Sep 28, 2009 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #33

    and good stories woodsee and gg7, honest. class like. im 22 btw if anybody cares and im from willington near durham.

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  • woodsee

    Sep 28, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #34

    totally agree Deb ,im as geordie as they come,but some views on here sometimes show just how blinkered some of our fans can be.
    I would imagine Sir Bobs dream scoreline on saturday would have been the toon to win 5 .4
    But to just dismiss Bobbys affiliation with Ipswich the way bobby ollox did is just ridiculous

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  • nufcjonny

    Sep 28, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Hey lads, off topic, but does anyone know how much junior tickets are on wednesday? Can’t seem to get a junior price on nufc.co.uk
    Thanks in advance

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 28, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Great story woodsee,
    & well said Geordie Deb, very astute!..

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 28, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #37

    To be fair shouldn’t the East stand be first and foremost Joe Harvey stand and to be fair why rename SJH stand? He’s the bloke who put money into a lot of our recent success and pride. New stadium, signings like Shearer, high profile managers, champions league etc etc…

    … Granted he was a crook and stole from us but we still wouldn’t have got to the dizzy heights we were at without him.

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  • woodsee

    Sep 28, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #38

    nufc johnny they will be a tenner

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 28, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #39

    Aye Andy,
    but like you insinuate, sadly (& terribly)flawed!..
    SBR-All the way!..He was treated in a contemptible way by the club…It’s the least they could do!..

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 28, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Really really not being funny here but Robson never won anything here, whereas he did at Ipswich. I believe letting them name a stand and us having that iron head or a statue would be a more fitting tribute because of our more affection towards his local roots and ambassaderial (?) role for the club.

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