Spirit In Newcastle Squad Still Very High


The trials and tribulations of Newcastle fans can be put to rest tomorrow night,  with a win against Arsenal at St. James’ Park.

Steven Taylor – used to the criticism

And if Newcastle can get all 3 points against the top London side, it will certainly raise the spirits of Newcastle fans everywhere, and a win is more than possible tomorrow too.

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor has given an interview today,  and said there is a very good spirit  in the squad, and although things may look as though Newcastle are in continual crisis t times, that’s not true.

And when you look at the performances of the lads on the pitch in pre-season, they’ve looked very good at times.

Steven believes the current high spirits within the squad will again have the team performing well next season, despite the doom and gloomers who are always just around the corner.

Steven talked about the game against Arsenal tomorrow to the Daily Express today:

“Although we know we will be going into it as underdogs, we are a group of friends and our spirit will get us through,”

“We are used to criticism. Every year it is the same so, for me, it is just the usual talk. But when we played Fiorentina we didn’t look like a club in crisis on the pitch.”

“Our tour to America could have put pressure on one or two, but we came through with everyone pulling for each other,”

“We do not have cliques. If we had a bigger squad there might be a danger of that, but we all enjoy each other’s company.”

With Kevin Nolan and Jose Enrique both gone, Newcastle must now move quickly to bring in a new left back and another striker, and presumably they are in talks right now with PSV,  about their Dutch International left-back Erik Pieters.

Erik is a big pal of Newcastle’s goalkeeper Tim Krul,  and the 23 year-old is said to be very keen to come to Newcastle, and we have to hope he will be arriving in the next couple of days.

And with only 19 days left in the summer transfer window,  the Tyneside club must now move quickly and spend some money in the transfer market.

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65 comments so far

  • Toonboy_83

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #1

    This guy will be our top scorer this season!

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #2

    I see the number 3, 9 and 12 shirts are vacant for this season. Hopefully a sign of a striker and left back to come in.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #3

    “If we had a bigger squad………..”

    But Stevie boy, your manager has said the squad is too big 😉

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  • Ollieh51

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #4

    BVB – They are the numbers that nobody has chosen/wanted.

    Don’t get your hops up fela!

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Gotta love steve taylor lol always in good spirits haha

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #6

    hope we can win Tommarow that will raise our spirit for sure

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #7

    With players like Saylor, Ameobi, Harps etc there is always a good chance that spirits are indeed high. That’s a big part of what got us promoted and what made a decent season last time. Of course, several players that were part of our ‘group’ are now gone but let’s hope the famous team spirit keeps us together.

    Question- who the hell is going to play LB tomorrow?

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Just hope we can get that Euro spot ahead of Liverpool, that would make my season. I know i’m probably dreaming but maybe after tomorrows game we will have a better idea if that is possible.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #9

    @2

    Where you get that info mate??

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Saylor says spirit is good
    Stone says spirit is good
    Pardew says spirit is good
    Beardsly says spirit is good
    Collo says spirit is good
    Marveux says spirit is good
    Carr says spirit is good

    Somehow, people are still not convinced and think the club are being deceptive.
    You have a representative from every aspect of the squad there saying spirits are good.

    The spirit is f***ing good!!!

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  • wynbae

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #11

    he’s a good bloke, S Taylor

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #12

    @NUFC_Richyg01 – nufc.co.uk numbers hv been released

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #13

    @2

    Ignore my comment @9 it’s on nufc.co.uk

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Our best team everyone fit IMO could be……

    …………………..Krul………………….

    Simmo….Taylor….Collo….Pieters?

    ………..Cabaye……….Tiote…………
    …………………..Barton……………….
    ….Arfa…………………………Marv…
    ………………..Ba/New CF……………

    Pretty formidable. If barton goes then Arfa in CM/withdrawn striker role and Obertan/Jonas on RW. Just hope we get a top class striker through the door and pieters in. We could do with some backup across the back four too and it’s job done.

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #15

    @Dannyo – Lmao lol

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  • daztoon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #16

    need a left back in soon as, a quality striker and what about Bassong would be good cover for both centre half and left back.

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  • richard

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #17

    fancy 2.1 tomorow colo first goal. live in hope

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  • MacToon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Dannyo, the spirit they are talking about is the fine bottle of glenfiddich single malt being passed round the changing rooms 😉

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  • boater

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Dannyo – Of course they say the spirit is good FROM INSIDE the club. WTF does that mean Sherlock?

    Can we not just do the right thing for once and sign PV Aarnholt? Is he still injured?

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #20

    ollieh51@ no.4 we have ameobi ba best lovo and ranger and u think none of them want no.9 cop on pal the number is being held for a new striker (bentner hopefully) ive said from day 1 i think he would suit us down to the ground good balls into the box he will thrive

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  • Andy

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #21

    spuggy that is a v good team. I think that team is top half at least. Injuries permitting ofcourse which is never going to happen. We have decent squad players in some areas like wingers but still short on cb and full backs for cover. If we had of got good cover i’d have been confident of top 10 but hey ho can’t wait for tomorra!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Team for Arsenal:

    ___________Krul

    Simmo_Saylor_Collo_Raylor

    ________Tiote_Cabaye
    Jonas______Barton___Marv

    ____________Ba

    Don’t think Oba will start.
    If barton doesn’t start then maybe Gosling instead or Best/Vuckic if we feel brave!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #23

    @19

    He signed a new long term deal at Chelsea, cant see them selling him like.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #24

    @davtoon

    I’d defo punt for Bassong – he would be good cover competition. We need 2 RB’s really, as we have Simmo, perch, gosling, and R taylor who can all do a job at LB.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #25

    @Mactoon

    Lol, i’ll take a sip of that 😉
    We have what we have now for Arsenal, no use dwelling if we’ll have a replacement in time, cause we wont.
    The first game never sets the tone for a whole season, but winning now we’ll lift our confidence (and spirit if possible) before the Sunderland game.
    Thats where we need to do the trashing.
    Scumberland are being called “Manderland” now, due to all the has-been Utd players…

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #26

    @Boater – Agree with ya re. P. Van Aarnholt great young player

    @NUFC_Richyg01 – I’d go for that team to n if barton dont start then gosling

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #27

    @24

    Think you got your right and left mixed up there mate!!

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  • Tiote4PM

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #28

    Do we have a Fantasy League going?

    If so what is the code????

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #29

    spuggy what?

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  • Tiote4PM

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Still have 200 bucks on Newcastle beating Arsenal tomorrow – with no LB and Gervinho I am not so sure that was wise!!!

    My Account = – £200.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #31

    According to goal.com we have made a ‘formal’ approach to PSV for Pieters.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #32

    NUFC Richy

    Completely agree with your formation with more of an emphasis on 451 than 433 against Arsenal. Still unsure who will play at LB though.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #33

    * I meant LB’s not RB’s, yeah still don’t know which is which

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #34

    @28

    Yes, there are 2

    Metro (Eds link top left)

    Premier League one (not sure on code tho mate)

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  • richard

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #35

    watching wengers press conferance i think hes lost the plot dont know who looks more stressed him or pardew

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  • geoff777

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #36

    ___________Krul

    Simmo_Saylor_Collo_Raylor

    ________Tiote_Cabaye
    Oberton______Gosling___Marv

    ____________Ba

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  • gorskino10

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #37

    Hope we just don’t panic buy, Players like Pieters isn’t up to par with Jose and means our team is getting Worse.

    There is some good left backs out there but most will cost over 5m because they are Quality, we will just buy a cheapy hoping they can do a job. We should look at Aly Cisssoko/Van Aarnholt/Benoît Trémoulinas or even more obscure LB like Henri Bedimo etc…

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  • Andy

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #38

    cissokho is shocking from what 1 of my french friends said and one of the french journos. PVA still v unproven and was poor at leicester tremoulinas would be good

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #39

    If you are not happy with Mike Ashley’s dictatorship then please send Mr Anil Ambani An email..

    I have been in contact and had good replies over the last year .

    Anil is a big Newcastle United Fan and it might just take a few thousand emails from us to get him to think about buying the club from Ashley.

    I have told him of the Indian community in Newcastle And we hard working Honest Geordie Public and many other facts about our History And Heritage .

    Anil wears the Shirt ! So do His Kid’s ! Black and white Daft !

    Please don’t criticise our owner Ashley to him. Just tell him we would love him to take us to the next level, and what ever you think might make him think.

    Shot in the dark , but he is a Big Newcastle fan.

    Here’s the email address. Ask them to forward it on to Mr Ambani’s (Anil) office and you will receive a reply.

    When you post on here Please mention if you have sent him an email,we can then have a head count.

    contact@relianceada.com

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Goal.com predicting 1-1 draw for us tomorrow.

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