It Was Just Unbelievable – Steven Taylor

Goal hero Steven Taylor was our Man of the Match yesterday.

Steven Taylor scores yesterday with great  header

And Steven was keen to talk about the game yesterday at Stamford Bridge, where almost a Newcastle second eleven got a valuable point, which was fully deserved.

Newcastle came from behind twice as they again proved they are a side that just never gives up.

Steven was again the goal hero and he talked today to the local Newcastle press corps:

“They scored early on, but we said to ourselves ‘just get on with it, and keep passing it’. “We weren’t fazed by who they were – they were just names.” “Once we got the goal, we were in the game all the time.”

“For me, it was definitely a game that we deserved to take a point from.” “The lads deserved it for the performance all the way through, and the commitment of players like Ryan Taylor and Shane Ferguson, who came in and didn’t look out of place one bit.”

“Everyone put a good shift in and won their tackles.” “I thought we set our stall out. We didn’t go there to defend, like some teams.” “We stuck to our game plan, and the lads fully deserved it.”

“It was a great team performance. We kept at it, and dealt with what they threw at us. We dealt with the crosses. Colo and I had a lot to do in the second half, but we were fine with what they threw at us.”

“Shola put a shift in and made it hard for John Terry at the back, and Joey was fantastic with Ryan.”

And Steven was eager to look back on his second headed goal from a corner,  in as many games.

The center-back scored what turned out to be the winner against Birmingham City in the previous game.

Steven talked about his goal:

“It was just a flicked header in the corner.” “When I saw it go in the back of the net, it was the best feeling ever.”

“It meant so much when the lads celebrated the goal – I’ll take that yellow card!”

“We fully deserved the draw – it was unbelievable.” “I was in the right place at the right time again, I guess.”

And the 25 year-old  was booked for his his reactions after scoring the goal – and that’s just pitiful.

As Bill Shankly, the legend of Liverpool, used to always say:

“The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.”

Bill was so right – and how dare Steven celebrate like that – you would have thought he had just scored a 92nd minute equalizer against the reigning PL Champions, on their ground with a patched up side. 😀

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Ollieh51

    May 16, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #1


    Just bumped into Fab outside my work in London!

    Was half tempted to start singing his song but thought he may not appreciate it!

  • Snubs

    May 16, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #2

    would very much like to see taylor and collicini for next season. we need a new right back, providing enrique stays, and a new target man, peter crouch will do well with us.

    Bosingwa? Taylor – Collicini – Enrique
    Gutierrez – Tiote – Barton
    Ben Arfa – Peter crouch – N zogbia?

  • toonarmy1986

    May 16, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #3

    The encouraging thing with Taylor I think he has finally realised he has to earn his place because for to long he didn’t need to try and all of sudden these last two games he looks focused. It proves competition can be a good thing.

  • Andy

    May 16, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Snubs, Peter Crouch F*ck off haha! I would hate to see him sign as all he does is attract long ball after long ball. Would rather keep shola than waste money on Crouch

  • Billy1985

    May 16, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #5

    too get a point against chelsea away from home with a team with so many injuries in it was amazing, im not the biggest fan of s taylor but you cant knock his two last performances top notch

  • coolcatcarter89

    May 16, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Crouch!! He would be the worst possible signing. Hoof ball – not APs style, thank God.

    With the emergence of Fergie, Lua Lua considered a hot prospect, along with Vuckic (apparently the glintiest gem), Kadar (looked solid when he has appeared), Tavernier (some believe he could already be better than Simpson, probably get a chance agains W.Brom) and a clutch of others, we have real reason for optimism.

    So satisfying to see homegrown players coming through the ranks.

    Further reasons to smile –

    • We’re projected to break even next year, without the inclusion of the £35m.

    • We have £35m to spend, portioned into £25m fees and £10m wages, plus additional funds from other sales, I reckon.

    • We have got Ben Arfa and Gosling, who are like two new signings.

    • A win next week and we’ll likely finish top-half, above the plebs.

    • We’ve got probably the most reputable scout in the EPL.

    • We have the best fans in the world!

    HTL!! 😀

  • boonarmy

    May 16, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #7

    peter crouch. please tell me your joking

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    May 16, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #8

    coolcatcarter89 excellent post really sums up the situation at NUFC. Would be good if we could sign 3-4 top players

  • Penguin PJ

    May 16, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Crouchy? The love giraffe that nearly made ‘Arry commit suicide? Might as well sign Bowyer & Dyer just for old times sakes (They’re both free!) LOL

  • geoff777

    May 16, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #10


    What about the cash not spent in January & cash this summer that would have been invested?

    Surely wages come out of 50,000 attendances, shirt & shop sales, advertising, corporate, PL & Sky money?

    50million plus please, not counting wages, or the club is robbing the fans.

  • Jose Enrique

    May 16, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Next season i think the youth players coming through will save us a lot of money. I dont think we will have to buy another winger because of LuaLua. We wont have to buy a CB because we have Tavernier and Kadar.

    We only really need 2 strikers and i think we can come top 10 again.

    Forget the europe talk. Every team goes through second season syndrome which will make it harder to stay up as this season. Another solid season next year and then after that we can really start pushing on 😀

  • Brutooon

    May 16, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Saylor played WELL against chelsea

    And this is based on :
    1) 11 vs 11
    2) against last year champion

  • Jose Enrique

    May 16, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #13

    OMG GEOFF!!!

    50 million plus? We were in the championship last season. We cant go from the championship to champions league in two years. If we go out and spend stupid amounts on players and wages and arent in the champions league only one thing is gonna happen. Believe it or not but MA is doing some good for the club. Its time for newcastle to be run realisticly not by deluded people like you!!

  • Steve_48

    May 16, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Run Forest run

  • geoff777

    May 16, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Deluded …

    We spent nothing in January …

    So 15 million for 2011 isn’t unrealistic.
    35 million for AC.

    @Jose Enrique
    I see you are easily manipulated and don’t think investing for the future is a good business practice?

    Are you Derek Llambias?

  • gorskino10

    May 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #16

    One thing i say for Saylor he always has the chance of making a mistake but he has impressed me even though i knew his qualities, in a purple patch right now 2 goals in 2 games, Wilo will have a fight on his hands to get back in the team.

  • toonster88

    May 16, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #17

    its been a good season against chelsea.they haven’t been able to beat us home or away…and to add we knocked them off the carling cup.gooooood


    May 17, 2011 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #18

    A good all-round perfomance Sunday against one of the best in the land!
    You still managed to get a Yellow card for your celebration though. eh! Bloody Stupid is that!

    The supporters on here never cease to amaze me!
    Are you all completely Bonkers!

    Insomnia? NONONONO! Definitely not!!!

    And, if with your future vision for the club, involves Peter Crouch then from me you can just Bog off and support some-one else!


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