Similarities Yesterday To The Infamous Leyton Orient Defeat


Steven Taylor has been brutally honest today and says the display yesterday by Newcastle was simply not acceptable.

Steven Taylor – no excuses for yesterday’s display

The local lad has spoken to the Newcastle press today, and the 25 year-old gives a straight forward assessment of the game yesterday and says that the form of Newcastle just wasn’t good enough.

Taylor told the Newcastle press today:

“We have said it from the start.” “We want to get a winning mentality, we did well in America performance wise but that wasn’t to be at Leeds.”

“It wasn’t good enough but we have to be ready for the new season.” “The lads were devastated in the changing room.”

“It is as dead as it has been for a long time. You don’t want to be getting beat like that.”

One of the disasters following relegation was the infamous 6-1 defeat at Leyton Orient, but it did allow Newcastle to ferret out those players who just didn’t want to stay at the club, and shortly after that, players like Habib Beye, Sebastian Bassong, Damien Duff and Oba Martins left the club.

Those that were left wanted to stay at Newcastle, and help the club get back to the Premier League at the very first attempt, and the rest is history – and we may add good history from a Newcastle viewpoint.

Leaders like Kevin Nolan and Alan Smith helped bring the lads together,  and the team spirit we have all seen over the last two years was born.

And Steven Taylor has said there are even some similarities yesterday with the Orient game:

“We can turn this into a positive – like we did at Leyton Orient two years ago.”  “We got hammered then.”

“We didn’t get hammered at Leeds but the reaction after Orient was positive and that’s what we will look for now.”

“It is a chance to kick-start our season. We have two hard weeks now until Arsenal and there is some hard training to be done.”

“We had the chances – we just didn’t take them. That is a positive at least.”  “There were some great deliveries into the box we just didn’t get any luck.

“Fitness is massive and we want to be taking the game to Arsenal.”  “A few years ago we would try to pass the ball about against teams like that, now we will try to take the game to them.”

“We have a lot to offer still this year.”  “I was disappointed I didn’t get two, to be honest. I almost got on the end of Yohan’s cross.”

“The second one came in, I got round the back, hit it low through the keeper’s legs and it was a great feeling but I should have had a couple.”

In that first half Steven had three chances from corners from the new corner taker – Yohan Cabaye – and he connected with the third chance for Newcastle’s third goal.

Hey, maybe that’s why Joey Barton was so upset after the game, he’s not taking the free kicks and corners any longer,  well,  it’s just a thought.

Steven Taylor is again hoping to get on the goals trail from set pieces next season, and that could be what sways Alan Pardew to play him in front of Mike Williamson, at least for the start of the season.

Let’s hope yesterday’s game has the same positive impact on the side that the Leyton Orient mauling had, and it does seem there is some discord in the dressing room at the moment, but hopefully that can all be sorted out – and quicky too.

It’s got to be upward and onward from now on, if Newcastle are to have the successful season we are all hoping for.

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37 comments so far

  • Eastander

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Barton always posts things staying he wants to stay, the fact he has now posted that he’ll be making an announcement specifically at 4 leads me to believe either A) he’s been offered a new contract or B) hes off

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #2

    I have to admit that S.Taylor is more clinical than Ameobi.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #3

    I think Barton’s tweet may be about the Team GB Football for the Olympics

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  • Brettoon

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Come on 4pm..

    Not just cos I wanna finish work but I wanna know what Barton’s talking bout

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Quick question. Is it more likely that Barton, Nolan, Carroll, Enrique etc. are lying to us or a fat c that we all hate. I’m starting to question whats going down now.

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  • Eastander

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Richy – good shout that! bet he’s going to insult the entire olympics comittee and fa then hope to get a role with them! Seems to be his way

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #7

    If Bartons leaves am hitting the roof!and probably a few walls

    I just hope he is announcing he is engaged or something positive like that

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Ba should play tomorrow he needs to score or he could go on a long run without scoring

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  • Brettoon

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Please don’t say this will be the comment:

    http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/story-13049583-detail/story.html

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Hopefully he will announce he will sign new contract and stay but I can’t see it happen after his last tweet.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #11

    brettoon
    He said its about his future so I’m guessing no. He would of just said that if he was a part of it. This is something big

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Please don’t worry if Tiote is sold for about 15-20million on the last day. Rest assured the money will be reinvested into the squad in January.

    HA HA HA!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #13

    WWJBD

    We’re usually on the same wave length on here. Up for a joint suicide?

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  • Desange

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Why would joey barton be offered a new contract after what he said on twitter about the club. Even though it was true I do feel that he is off now, so unfortunate

    Thread bare squad, limited quality, serious threat of relegation now..

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Wouldn’t be surprised if this announcement causes uproar amongst the fans and another protest about Ashley selling the club starts again. I have always stated that Barton should keep his mouth shut and be grateful he has been kept by nufc. I’m now getting hacked off with the whole of the upper management/owner/director ect. I don’t agree with slagging off the club via twitter ect, but it must be very frustrating wanting to be part of a big club, when the owner is selling players and not replacing them.
    We were a really thin squad last year and will be even thinner this year. I don’t count all of the youth, because they should be given small parts of games to bed in.
    Really disillusioned at the moment.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #16

    TDS
    Haha might be an idea like save us from whatever else will be coming!

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #17

    If we got a new owner, do you think King Kev would wanna come back and manage us

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  • Eastander

    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #18

    @16 – he’ll probably want too, but then he’ll run away and quit if someone forgets to put sugar in his tea or something

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #19

    Either one of the following:

    > Olympics Football.
    > Contract Termination.
    > Twitter Ban.
    > Contract Extension with twitter ban as a clause.
    > Transfer Request.
    > Getting engaged/marred.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #20

    LOL @17

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  • geoff777

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Wouldn’t be surprised to find he’s been summoned to the board-room to have his bare bottom spanked by Derek “the liar” Llambias … failing that he’s been either been fined/suspended or his contract terminated.

    A shame but kind of inevitable.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #22

    @16

    Would you want him back?!

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  • wingspan

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #23

    After last night, and seein his body language on the pitch yest i think this can only be bad news. Fatman isnt goin to listen to all that he put o twitter yest and say “Oh sorry Joey heres the contract u wanted just needed u to give me a kick up the arse to offer it to you” This will end badly. I hate bein doom and gloom but come 4pm i feel that we wont see joey in the shirt again A sad day. Why is it never fu*kin simple supporting this club!!

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Imagine if MA was prime minister. Well PM you have sold off all the schools, hospitals and public services. What are you going to do with the money. I can assure you that it will be reinvested *underbretah* in pies

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #25

    He’s toying with the fans emotions. It won’t be about football, he’ll tweet something tedious, then say: “did I mention football?”. If he does, he’s been a twat.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #26

    wingspan
    It would be boring other wise haha

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #27

    @24

    To be fair, he didn’t mention football at all.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #28

    It could be nothing at all to do with newcastle but i wouldnt be suprised

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  • jamesnufc86

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #29

    I cant take much more of this. I really cant , what in the f@uk is Ashley doing??? squad not happy fans miserable, lies being told over and over , manager chatting sh1t constantly, 35 million disappearing like a fart in the wind – with no explanation apart from free transfers are expensive!! what is the point in fans pouring their love and passion into a club thats management clearly couldnt give a flying fack what we think! I was one of the optimistic fans not so long ago. something needs to be said/done

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  • Senior

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Check me out! I said Zog will defo go to Villa, erding will not come and we will get rid of the only bloke who seems to give a fook, bartoon.

    KK, el toro and a host of others have said we aint seeing no dollar, never will – they are right.

    I say boycott NUFC, we will be relegated, players will leave, value will decrease and the fat c**t will f***k off.

    I couldnt give a tiny rats arse who buys us after him coz we cant do any worse.

    Wheres our money Ryder, find out you retard or and let a real Journo start action against this bunch of t wats.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #31

    @28

    Protest at Fiorentina game?

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #32

    Aye, but given recent events, many are on tenterhooks and will assume that it is (rightly or wrongly). He knows it, so he shouldn’t insinuate and leave decent folk hanging.

    Same with the Tweet yesterday, either put up or shut up, he didn’t reveal anything new, just stirred already murky waters.

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #33

    yes grumpy you bring in the kids when you are doing well, to throw them in the deep end smacks of desperation & bad management.

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  • jamesnufc86

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #34

    Ill get my pitch fork

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  • wingspan

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #35

    lol i would take boring right now ochy! Infact i wud love nothin more than a boring mid table finish season to consolidate lol but very worried about the vibes comin out of the club.
    Ive been thinkin about it and i genuinely think that ashley like pissing us all off. If i was owner and saw the unrest developing in the squad and fanbase the first thing i wud want to do is realeease a statement, do an interview anythin just to get my views and visions across to everyone to settle everyone down.
    Even if ashly or derek came out and said – i know we said we would reinvestthe carroll money but weve had a look at the books and we figure its not possible to reinvest it all but 10mil is being set asside for players and we have 2 realistic targets for the summer. i would be a bit pissed but at lest i wud know as a fan where we stand as a club and respect them a bit more for coming out and keeping us informed. Its the ongoing silence that gets to me. And i actually feel sorry for pardew, hes the guy in the middle taking shit frmo both sides. And gotta to try and keep the morale up for the fans and team. I figure hes doing the best he can and i have no doubt that the information coming from upstairs is constantly changing which is what is making him look like a tit all the time.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #36

    I’d be really worried if we had, had a pre-season like Liverpool, Arsenal or S*nderland. Lets not panic and maybe it is time that Barton and Enrique were sold quickly.

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 1, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #37

    aaaaaaaaaaa so stressed out supportin newcastle ffs

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