Steven Taylor’s Huge Endorsement From Former Magpie Manager


When you read what former manager Joe Kinnear says about Newcastle center-back Steven Taylor – you get the idea that Joe likes Steven a lot a s both a person and a player.

Joe Kinnear – while manager of Newcastle

Joe has been visiting Newcastle lately, and just read what he has to say about the 26 year-old, who was brought up in Whitley Bay from the time he was a few weeks old, but born down south  in Greenwich:

“Tayls was absolutely magnificent for me.” “I would love to see him be able to go on a fulfil his potential now he’s fit again, which I’m glad to hear he is.”

“I told him after just a couple of weeks at the club that he was good enough to go on and captain Newcastle. That’s how impressive he was for such a young man.”

“Tayls was actually a quiet lad and maybe showed his opponent too much respect back then, which I spoke to him about, but in my time working with him he really grew as a footballer and a person.”

“His attitude was spot-on. Tayls was a great lad, a really fine human being and he loved being a Newcastle player, what with him being a real Geordie as well. I thought he could go all the way, no problem at all.”

“I saw a future England player, maybe even captain, as well. That’s how highly I rated him.” “He was also very keen to learn. If you talked to him, you could tell he was listening. He wanted to improve.”

“I was really glad to hear that Steven had a great start to last season. It was just a real shame that he got injured when he did.”   “I have always kept an eye out for him because he was a pleasure to work with and I’m told by people who watched him every week that he was playing his best football before the injury.”

“He is what I call a proper person.” “Tayls is one of the lads who deserves to do well for Newcastle because he wouldn’t cheat anyone and it means so much to him.”

That’s even a better recommendation than I got from my own mother!

Steven Taylor – back next season as good as ever – hopefully

Steven played for the England U21 team 29 times, and once for the England B team in 2007, and he looked a certain to go on and play for the full England squad.

But that has not materialized yet, due mainly to a number of serious injuries he’s picked up over the last 30 months, but if Steven can steer clear of injuries next season, he could finally get full England recognition.

That’s what we are hoping for, because that would mean Steven was back playing for the Magpies the way he played for the first four months of last season before he injured his Achilles – magnificently.

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146 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Steven Taylor is the embodiment of NUFC. Everytime he plays he puts his body on the line, and i mean proper.
    I don’t care that he’s not very techincal, or not very smart some would say, lol.
    I just love the lad, such a player he is. Steven Taylor knows what it means to play with your heart on your sleeve.

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  • Klatoon

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Reading between the lines, Kinnear’s the next Swansea manager and he’s taking STaylor with him. Nsomnia is rumored to be his next target 🙂

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #3

    If Steven Taylor had Had that Injury Against Chelsea he Would be Playing For England This Summer In Poland. He is another one who Needs to Try and Stay Injury Free next Season ..

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #4

    I see In The Club Shop The 2011/2012 Black and White Shirt is down to £25 . When is the New one Coming available then Guys ???

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  • Toon_Jock

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Steven Taylor would jump in front of a double decker bus to block a shot for NUFC.

    Sorely missed while out injured, looking forward to his return…

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  • geordie157

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #6

    With regards to the various transfer rumours, they are probably about as likely to be true as Jay’s stories in the Inbetweeners.

    With the exception of Debuchy who will sign for 6.5mill on July 1st.

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #7

    @Lee Dodd
    It’s likely to be available late summer, prob early August.
    And if Taylor had kept injury free, there’s no doubt in my mind he would be in the Euros.
    I also reckon we could’ve added 3-5 goals this season 🙂

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  • ash-out

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Just wanted to take the time to say thanks Ed fort he time you take to produce articles for the blog. Its the time of year when time seems to go really slowly due the lack of NUFC games, info and interest.

    I am always checking in to find out the latest happenings and salute the time you put in to create the site and produce the stories.

    Would like to wish you all the best for the future and hope that you know all the blog readers are behind you.

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  • Toon_Jock

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #9

    @ash-out

    Agree with your comments mate..
    I rarely blog, not really my thing – but this site is always my 1st ‘port of call’ for the latest news on anything and everything NUFC related.

    Keep it up Ed!

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #10

    The northern John Terry but with injury issues

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  • Oldgit1

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Ash-out – I want to second that, and to the few on here that have a go at all the posts Ed puts out, the reason for this blog is to enrich conversation regardless what the subject is.

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  • phillyg

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #12

    I don’t often comment but daily read the articles Ed puts out. The articles are there for us to read and talk about hence it being a “blog”. I suppose some readers/fans would be happier if Ed was putting “Toon closing in on Messi’s signature”. We have learnt that Newcastle do not make thier transfer targets public and so there is going to be little news on who we are buying but the Southern run media seem to sell papers by linking all of our happy settled starts with the supposed top 4.

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  • phillyg

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #13

    I can only see us selling squad players and none of our starts (Ba maybe the exception). Our stars such as cabaye, tiote, krul and Ben arfa all know what Newcastle’s aim is and how to get thier over the coming years. They would of had this explained to them as way of selling NUFC to them before they signed. If they did not want that or didnt agree with the plan they would not have signed in the first place. I remeber Carr and Pardew talking about scouting players with the right mentality and they only wanted players who would committ to the cause unlike players with Talent just trying to make a name for the,selves Taarbat (QPR player – dnt know how to spell it).

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  • Toon Tang

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #14

    my ‘localslags’ ad banner is looking good hahaha

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  • jakesome

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #15

    @ash
    good call. i have this blog as my homepage

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Funny how the neggers that frequent this site are starting to creep out of the woodwork since the start of this quiet period.

    Things were going well for a while and the neggers faded back into the gloom rarely to be read but now we are in the off season lull they are starting to crawl back out and post up their doomy and gloomy views.

    To the posters that are slagging Ed for his threads, Ed puts a lot of time and effort into finding all things NUFC related and re-posts them on “HIS” NUFC blog and allows us to comment on them, he is not the originator of these articles merely the messenger that brings them together on this site for us.

    Understand you f**kwits that Ed does not make up the articles or the headlines for them but just finds them and brings them together for us to read and discuss, he may at times add his own comments to the articles but that is his prerogative as this is HIS blog.

    If you do not like what is being threaded by Ed then stop reading it and move on to another thread,

    If you do not like the other threads then move on to another site no one is holding you here and I am sure the site will not miss you.

    In fact the site would in all probability be a much more pleasant place to be without your pathetic, groundless, brainless, negative gripes.

    In fact why do you not just p**s off now as you obviously do not appreciate the effort that Ed is putting in keeping this site up and running.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #17

    The Google Fact™
    If you swim one hour in a public pool you will intake 1/12 liters of urine.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #18

    @ Cupid

    Great post. If people don’t like what what they read here then I hope the door doesn’t hit them too hard on the way out.

    And good job Ed. Love the blog and use it every day. Might not post all too often but almost religiously read every day. Keep up the good work mate.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Cupid….what’s your problem with Ed man? 🙂

    It does wind me up the grief people aim at him. As you say, it’s his blog, his time, if you don’t like it, don’t read it. It’d be like me reading the Sun and then b*tch*ing about the content. I just don’t read the Sun.

    Anyway….who are we losing today? 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Nice rabid rany cupid – I totally agree. The idea is if you don’t like the idea of an article, comment – don’t bitch unless you can and will do better yersel’ I say. Also just scanned through a couple of threads and we had sammy-bashers on. Pathetic showing from the trolls.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Indian Magpie @ # 17

    Is this some funny joke site that you got this pearl of wisdom from?

    I doubt very much if you swam in a pool of urine that you would absorb as much in 90 mins. Osmosis is a self levelling function and as such I doubt that the body could absorb such an amount of salts without the associated absorption of water to keep the dilutions in balance.

    In short I think your “google fact” is more of a “google fuct”. 🙂 🙂

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Whats going down?

    Who is bshing Ed?

    I’m going to have them!!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #23

    Beattie…It was me. Let me feel the pain 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #24

    *rant

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #25

    P.S. Fact or Fuct is definitely becoming a term used on here….well done Cupid!

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Ibiza your nothing but a big meanie pants

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #27

    Not swimmimg in your pool that’s for sure Indian

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #28

    Tsunki @ # 20

    Agreed the trolls are coming out from under their rocks, and as for the Sammi bashers all I can say is, people that work in football rate both the Ameobi brothers and their detractors do not work in football I think that speaks volumes for the quality of the detractors comments.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Just a thought on Indians google fuct does that mean if you go swimming as a form of exercise/recreation you are in reality jut taking the piss???????????

    😆 😆

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  • JackNUFC

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Just Read from a earlier post, pretty much our whole team has been linked away from us.

    Krul; Chelsea and Spurs
    Simpson; Norwich, QPR, West Ham
    Williamson; Norwich
    Colo; Man City
    Santon; Roma or Back to Italy.
    Tiote; Chelsea, Man U, Man City
    Ben Arfa; Chelsea, Inter
    Cabaye; Man United
    Ba; Tottenham, PSG, Chelsea
    Cisse; Real Madrid, Man U, City.
    Best; Celtic, Norwich.
    Gosling; (Cant Remember Where)

    Im not 100% sure but does this happen with other clubs players?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Beattie…meanie pants? Come on now, I expect more from you….let me have it!

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  • north east lincs toon

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #32

    Indian What do think u drink when u turn on the tap

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  • north east lincs toon

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #33

    Indian tap water is Just been refined several times

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  • Oldgit1

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #34

    @ JackNUFC

    Its the southern press trying to cause unrest now that Joey Barton is at another club they have no scandels to report.

    Humm been quiet on the Ranger front though.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Your just a bad man and your hair smells like cinnamon

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #36

    @Beattie does he smell like beef and cheese?

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  • WesJameson

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Not happy at all…..the below link was just, well retweeted a little while, by non other than Hatem himself

    http://www.topmercato.com/49162,1/un-coup-de-boost-de-chelsea-pour-ben-arfa.html

    sucks, but seems like his head is turned 🙁

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #38

    @wes he made a comment?

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #39

    WesJameson
    Not on the twitter feed I follow
    https://twitter.com/#!/Benarfaofficial

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  • TimKrulFan

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #40

    Hopefully Spurs lose all good players and arsenal lose RVP then we can get champions league cant see us finishing ahead of Chelsea again

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