Steven Taylor Taking Advice From Coloccini – A Great Leader


Steven Taylor has talked to the Newcastle press today and he says that since Alan Pardew arrived on Tyneside, the side has gone back to  basics.

Fab Coloccini – giving good advice to Steven Taylor

And it seems to have paid off big time, especially with Newcastle’s defending,  which is just vastly improved from last season.

And Alan Pardew has been lucky to pick an unchanged defense in every league game so far this season, and we expect that to continue on Saturday.

And that’s in spite of Ryan Taylor’s two mistakes at the Eitihad Stadium, which cost Newcastle the game, since Davide Santon is still busy adjusting to the England game, and the 20 year-old put in stint with the Newcastle Reserves earlier this week.

This is what Steven Taylor said today:

“We have stuck to the basics and done very well. That is all we have done.” “What helps is that you are playing with the same players week in week out.”

“We know what we are good at, and what we are not so good at.” “We have had our good times and we have had our bad times.”  “Now they are good times.”

“I think this club is moving forward.” “We have a tight-knit group of players who want to do well and play for each other.”

“That is showing on the pitch, and in and around the dressing room and on the training pitch.” “The atmosphere is fantastic and we are just enjoying playing.”

“I feel I am playing well and I just have to continue that.” “I am playing alongside a very good centre-half in Fabricio Coloccini.” “He is in his prime and is a great leader.”

“Day in day out, I am enjoying training and playing alongside him.” “I am taking the advice he is giving me, which is very important.” “I love learning from someone who has played at the highest level for Argentina.”

“For me, I am just enjoying playing my football.” “It is an honour to play with the lads we now have. It is a fantastic spirit we have here.”

Steven is back to his very best this season, and the 25 year-old has now played 200 times with 13 goals for his home town club.

Steven made his debut as an 18 year old back March of 2004 in the UEFA Cup Fourth Round second leg tie against RCD Mallorca, when he came on as a substitute for Andy O’Brien, and that was when Bobby Robson was the Newcastle manager.

Come to think of it Steven is due a goal from one of those Yohan Cabaye corners, so maybe he’ll get one at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Hope so.



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105 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Nov 24, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #1

    If Alan wants 3 points, then there’s no choice. We have to win one of the next two games..

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 24, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Currently the best CB pairing in the prem, there’s no doubt about it. I feel safe when they’re on the pitch. Collo and Williamson did well last year, but it’s just been taken up to a different level this season.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Nov 24, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #3

    4 points from the next 2 games and pards can shag the missus.

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 24, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Dannyo
    Kompany and Lescott?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 24, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Toonboy_84, 6 points and I’ll let Ashley shag your missus. 🙂

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  • markmac

    Nov 24, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #6

    @Toonboy_84 – 4 points from next 2 games and he can shag me lol

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  • Spike

    Nov 24, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #7

    6 oints from the next two games and I’ll even let Llambias shag me!

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  • LGFUAD21

    Nov 24, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Not surprised by the Virgin story. Seeing as they did just buy Northern Rock (for far less than the Govt. bought it for)

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  • boater

    Nov 24, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Dannyo – yes over 12 games. It is also down to coaching – I honestly think we are more interchangeable than people think – as seen with Guthrie coming in. Williamson isn’t as far behind Taylor as people seem to believe – Taylor is playing in a well drilled unit. I expect Williamson to be just as focused under Pardew when he’s back.

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 24, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Wwjbd
    Aye, ofc a good pairing, but in all fairness, they have a better team to lean on overrall, and our fullbacks compared to them are miles apart, them being the better ones by far ofc.
    Not good that Tiote is doubtfull still btw :/

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 24, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Boater
    What separates williamson for saylor for me is how saylor physically puts his body on the line, also seems to have a bi more strength in him.
    Saylor really is playing out of his skin atm, u see it every match, he really knows what it means to bleed for the shirt.
    And ye, readibg the interviews on how pards drills the def

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 24, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #12

    …defense, presenting different scenarios to handle. I dont know much about coaching, but familierising players with different scenarios certainly helps their confidence and decision making in those situation.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Nov 24, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #13

    GG

    6 points and he can have me mam and sister at the same time in a double ended dil do

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  • joppadoni

    Nov 24, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #14

    wheres todays prematch press conference :S

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 24, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #15

    It’s over mate, just wait for the upload

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 24, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Gutted Tiotes out for the man utd game like 🙁 something must be really wrong with his knee its getting worrying now

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Nov 24, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #17

    What Saylor has always needed, a mentor, someone of real quality to look up to. It’s the first consistent, reliable partner he’s had.

    Could learn from Colo, how to show a man down the channels better. NOBODY BEATS COLO IN THOSE DUELS!

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 24, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Aye, pards has said tiote is out of the match :/

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 24, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #19

    There is no way tiote is out when he said 2weeks ago he is fit

    there is something fishy and not right going on

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 24, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Hopefully pards is playing the harry redknapp mindgames. Altho, why do it now if he hasnt done it before…?

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Nov 24, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Bye Tiote.

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  • joppadoni

    Nov 24, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #22

    pards doesnt dfo the mind trick thing. tiote may not be fit ive heard nothing about him definately being out myself

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 24, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #23

    WTF everytime i click on man utd press c it doesnt let me watch it

    MA taking advantage of the bloody fans again ffs

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 24, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Whey hey got it going

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 24, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #25

    Aggghh this conspiracy bullsh!t has got to stop!! tiote is either still injured or has recovered and the man u game away from home is too much of a risk to throw him straight back in!! carroll fell off a bar stool and was genuinely injured before we sold him, remember that he didn’t play for liverfool for a month after he was signed!! what did you think happened?that liverpool pretended he was injured so they could keep up the conspiracy?? wake up you bunch of total idiots and realise that tiote is going nowhere unless for crazy money which AP has come out and said. The best way to maximise profit for a player you are trying to sell is not to pretend he is injured!! jeez are you’se mental!?

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  • Special K

    Nov 24, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #26

    AP’s Black & White Army – Thats a great point on Saylor, the very start of his development was compromised by being paired with the likes of Bramble/Boumsong/Faye/Cacapa.

    I always thought a fully fit Woodgate would have been the perfect mentor to him, but its great now that Collo has him under his wing.

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  • seantoon

    Nov 24, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Couldn’t have put that better myself Ruddy

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 24, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #28

    @Ruddy its funny how a couple off weeks ago he came out and said he is fit and ready to go so why would he lie?

    if he says hes fit then hes fit simple as

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 24, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #29

    Thanks seantoon. There is so much distrust in the management from MA down to AP. No one lied to us even over Caroll being sold, or the money being invested. He was sold for 3 times his worth and the investment is a long time thing, we have invested a good chunk of the 35mill in signing on fees, agents fees etc and the rest will be invested in the years to come. We are not a self sufficient club yet and if we were to get a crazy offer for Tiote I would take it too, so people need to lay off the conspiracy and support our team and manager, if he says Tiote is still a doubt then that just means he isn’t 100% ready…that’s all!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 24, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #30

    He could have had a set back in training, he might not be exactly 100% up to speed, maybe he is fit and is trying to play mind games with Fergy, and to say Pards doesn’t do mind games maybe he is trading on his rep of NOT playing mind games to try and get away with it when he actually does play mind games. One thing I know for fact is that if he was readying Tiote for being sold and if he was fit then surely unleashing him against Man U in Old Trafford would be the best game to advertise him to prospective buyers!!

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  • joppadoni

    Nov 24, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #31

    ok, just watched the prematch conference there… and to me he said santon is gunna start :S every other match he said raylor be in and this time he says it would be telling and doesnt want to give sir alex an advantage.. or maybe hes trying to say dont throw everything down the right .. you never know who may be there.. and is raylor 😛 who knows! looking forward to it though defo.

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  • joppadoni

    Nov 24, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #32

    kevy show me a quote wheres said tiotes fit.. simple as is he hasnt. he said he should be fit for the man u game 2 weeks ago during the int break and thats it. you are seeing colours in the dark matey.

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 24, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #33

    Dannyo
    Aye fair one but Messi has fantastic players around him…doesn’t make him less than the best player in the world haha

    Kompany for me is the best CB in the league. Him and Colo would be my best possible pairing but I think Lescott is better than Saylor

    Sorry for the very late reply haha I shouldn’t start banter then bugger off

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 24, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #34

    @joppa AP said hes doubtfull 2day

    an tiote said himself like 2weeks ago or so he is fit and looking foward to playing against city..

    sure he was not far off fittness vs stoke and that was near a month ago

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 24, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #35

    @joppa
    http://www.nufcblog.com/2011/11/15/cheick-tiote-we-all-have-to-fight-for-our-places-at-newcastle/

    ”i had no choice but to stay in newcastle and get fit and thats excatly what i did”

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 24, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #36

    Tiote is a warrior thus meaning whatever he says about his fitness it would be daft to pay attention to kevy lad…if he lost a leg he would just say I can kick with the other one

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 24, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #37

    Thus meaning well my english is like well proper good tonight

    Sorry lads

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  • joppadoni

    Nov 24, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #38

    thats tiote saying it matey not the medical staff if ya catch me drift. or as WWJBD might say if me drifts caught been you by? lol

    tiote wants to play even if his legs bust haha

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 24, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #39

    Means he stayed in Newcastle in an attempt to get fit, you’re reading way too deep into a simple comment he made. So err kevy,,,,ssshh

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 24, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #40

    well idid’nt hear ben arfa,guthrie,gosling,best saying they were fit simply because they wer’nt…Theres only 1 true warrior in are team and thats saylor..rember he was fighting with the ref with a broken nose classic..if you catch my drift

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