Newcastle Team Spirit Great – Everybody Wants To Be Here


Steven Taylor has come out today and said the team spirit at Newcastle is the best he’s ever known, since he joined Newcastle back in 2001 as a striker – and  now you know why he loves to score for Newcastle.

Steven Taylor – team spirit just great

Newcastle are in quite good form at the moment, and the lads have lost just one game this year in the league, although we’ve only won three and drawn five, and we’ve forgotten all about that game at Stevenage.

But a win tomorrow should see the team climb up from our current position of 9th – which we’d have taken in a New York minute last summer, and the Everton game is also being televised live around the world tomorrow.

Chris Hughton was prominent in building up the team spirit to its current level, but Alan Pardew was also smart enough when he came on board last December, to make sure he did nothing to dampen it.

And Alan has conducted himself very well as Newcastle manager so far, and seems determined to build a good side for the fans come the summer.

Steven, who was born in Greenwich in 1986, and then moved with his Geordie parents to Whitley Bay when he was just weeks old, talked to the Evening Chronicle today:

“We’ve played together for a good few years, and it’s a settled team now.” “The team spirit’s up there with the best times I’ve had at Newcastle.”

“There’s a great bunch in there now.” “You just have to look on the pitch – everyone wants to be here.”

“The lads all want to play for this football club, and that means more than anything. We can’t complain on that score.”

Steven’s namesake Ryan Taylor will miss the next three games after being sent off last week, which dented Newcastle’s chances of a win against Bolton.

Although Alan Pardew still went for a win in those last 25 minutes, and that was great to see from a Newcastle manager, and a little different from the way big Sam used to have Newcastle play the game.

For tomorrow’s game, both Joey Barton and Stephen Ireland still seem doubtful with their minor injuries.

Stephen continued:

“We’re taking the game to any team that comes here.” “No matter who comes here, we fancy ourselves against anybody.”

“We can turn on the heat, especially in the second half.” “We’ve caused problems for every team that has come here.”

“In previous seasons, maybe we’ve been a bit too negative.” “It’s a different Newcastle style, and I think it’s working for us.”

“There’s great character in the dressing room, and the players know each other’s positions well.”

The 25 year-old 6’2″ central defender, who can also play at right back, already has 181 appearances for the Magpies with 10 goals, but he may still find himself on the bench for tomorrow’s game.

Coloccini and Williamson will probably be given the nod by Pardew in central defense, after playing so well in these last few games.

Of course Steven signed himself up at Newcastle through the summer of 2015, and is just dying to make a contribution to the Newcastle side, who of course he supported as  a boy and was also a ball-boy at the club, during the first Kevin Keegan reign on Tyneside.

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8 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 4, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed can you slow the posts down a bit. Sort of spread them out through the day, as this is becoming a bit of a paper chase.
    I bet this afternoon there will be nothing till late afternoon, early evening, if at all.

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  • daneevz

    Mar 4, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #2

    we just gotta turn these draws into wins!

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  • Drona

    Mar 4, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Stevie is very underrated amongst the fans. He’s been here for alot of years, is a true Geordie. He needs to be given alot of respect. Something which we all gave Carroll when he was here. Stevie Taylor, a Geordie legend in the making.

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  • super bartooon

    Mar 4, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #4

    @Drona good point although he was milking the club for more dosh he certainly wanted to be here in a footballing world full of gutless wimps money chasing mercenaries and for that he deserves my utmost respect as a fellow geordie.

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  • shabunkin

    Mar 4, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #5

    id play steven taylor at right back , im sure hed make the position his own in no time , hes strong as a horse , hes quick , and he likes to get forward , i think hed give us the enrique factor on the right flank

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  • chuck

    Mar 4, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Errmm! ” everyone wants to be here ” (if the dosh is right and no glamour club shows interest)
    does that include Enrique and Joey and possibly Jonas, we know “what`s is name” wanted to play for his home toon side also ?
    Grow up folks , it`s about Money !

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  • alexthetoonkid86

    Mar 4, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #7

    How is it been streamed all over the world?? Where I Wana watch it?? What channel ??

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  • shabunkin

    Mar 5, 2011 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #8

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