We Want To See Newcastle Fans With Smiles On Their Faces

It was good to see Steven Taylor have a decent game alongside captain Fabricio Coloccini against Arsenal last Saturday afternoon.

Steven Taylor – local lad cannot wait for the game

In our poll for Man of the Match against Arsenal, Coloccini got 45% of the vote, Joey Barton 18%, Steven Taylor 11% and Gabriel Obertan a good 8%, as the new boy impressed in the second half.

Newcastle did very well in the two derby games last season, hammering and humiliating Sunderland 5-1 at St. James’ Park, and then allowing Sunderland to equalize in the third minute of injury time at the Stadium of Light in a 1-1 draw.

The pressure has to be on Sunderland for tomorrow’s game, and local lad Steven Taylor is of course looking forward to the game,  which has an early noon time kick off tomorrow.

This is what Steven told the local Newcastle press today:

“There is no getting away from the build-up to a derby.”  “Players might not realize what it is like when they come to Newcastle, but this is what it is all about.”

“It is an amazing feeling to win one of these games.”  “It is fantastic for us as players, but also everyone in the city and we have to make them all proud.”

“Playing in a derby is the best feeling, especially if you come off the pitch having taken all three points.”  “For me, the pressure’s on Sunderland after the result at St James’ Park last year.”  

“It is their first home game of the season and their fans are going to expect a lot, especially from their new signings.”   “All we can do is give it our all, and get a positive result.”

“Hopefully, that will happen tomorrow.”  “The atmosphere will be very hostile and intense,  it is probably one of the best to play in away from home.”

It promises to be a normal derby game tomorrow, full of passion and fury,  and we have to hope that our new players know all about how important this game is to Newcastle fans and the City in general.

Taylor missed the now famous  5-1 hammering of Sunderland last season at St. James’ Park, but he will be one of Newcastle’s key player tomorrow.

Alan Pardew has also worked hard in pre-season on improving the Newcastle defense, and Steven has ousted Mike Williamson from the team, at least at the start of the season.

Steven continued:

 “I was devastated to miss the game at the Stadium of Light, and I was on the bench for the game at St James’ Park.”

“I want to see our fans with smiles on their faces at the end of the game and singing all the way back to Newcastle.”

“My best derby memory is the 3-2 win at St James’s Park when Emre score that free-kick.”  “It was a special one for me.”

“It has been the same type as week as Arsenal.”  “It is about concentrating on us and nothing else.”  “We can’t wait for the game.”

“It was difficult against Arsenal – they are a very good passing side and they moved the ball so well.”  “In the second half we put a bit more pressure on them.”

“We had to stop them from going forward first and then help out Shola.”  “He did a fantastic job battling away up there by himself.”

“We have worked very hard this pre-season defensively, and we have to keep that up tomorrow.” 

“We have to concentrate on it like we would do for any other game, and you cannot let the occasion get to you.”

Newcastle fans have had a little bit of a frustrating week,  with no new players coming into the club, so it’s a great time for the lads to put big smiles on the faces of Newcastle fans around the world.

And maybe we’ll get a goal from Steven Taylor on one of the set plays,  we certainly hope so.

Newcastle fans will have big smiles on their faces if the lads can get a win at Sunderland tomorrow, that’s all it will take,  easy isn’t it?

Howay The Lads!!

14 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 19, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Who is we.

    The whole blog?

  • archaeomag

    Aug 19, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #2

    @Ed before the nonsense starts, I for one would like to comment on the quality of your writing and articles; you are doing very well the information available, and it’s not your fault that the club are so secretive, and the press so ‘inventive ‘ in the coverage of our club.


  • barryvenison

    Aug 19, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #3

    We will smile when we beat 5unde1and and Pardew comes out after the match with with a new striker and LB standing next to him.

  • Andy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #4


    Slightly off topic but look at some of the adverts paddy power have had banned over the years. Some hilarious ones

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 19, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #5

    common NUFC common ameobi lets rip off mackems

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 19, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Just changed the dream team.lol

    Aguero & Bent up front.
    Gervinho got the sack for his antics last week. 😉

  • stuart no9

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #7

    the only way to put a smile on most fans faces is to get rid of this cancer that is running our club

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #8



    I just ditched Bent & Gervinho and have:

    Aguero, Rooney & Suárez up front in mine

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #9


    I wish we could get rid of some of the ‘fans’ who are so hell bent on getting rid of MA, they loose the real focus – NUFC results.

    They focus so much attention to getting rid of MA and being against him that they take their support away from the lads on the pitch – and when the results don’t go our way, blame MA.

    If these ‘fans’ truely want NUFC to do well, they need to refocus on the team and get behind the team.

    St. James’ park used to be an intimidating place for away teams and fans to come, but against Arsenal was virtually silent. The lads on the pitch need the 12th man and that is us roaring them on.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m no fan of MA, but surely whatever is done against him affects the team, whether it be boycotting games, protests or chants against him, is less support to them lads out on the pitch – whoever they and whatever their pricetag!

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Im gonna keep Darren Bent he usually scores a fair few goals.
    Aguero for top goal scorer.Haha

  • Graeme

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #11

    I would think the quickest way to put a smile on the face of every fan would be to announce that FCB has sold the club and left!!

    The party would last for weeks lol

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #12


    Sometimes, better the devil you know tho mate!

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Aug 19, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Haven’t had a real smile on my face since Fat Tw*t took over.

  • jimiley

    Aug 19, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #14

    I will smile when the fat one is gone. Anything else is a side issue.


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