Newcastle’s Chance To Atone For Cardiff Disaster – Beat Spurs


Local lad Steven Taylor has come out this morning and he’s yet another player who has now apologized for the terrible display against Cardiff City last Saturday, and said the lads let down the faithful Newcastle fans who traveled all the way to Cardiff, and had that stuff to watch from the Magpies.

Steven Taylor – by his look we guess he doesn’t like the new strip 😀

But as usual our players have to learn as they go, and there are many valuable lessons to be learned in a game in which we were 3-0 down after only 26 minutes, and against a second division side to boot. 🙁

This is what Steven told the local press today:

“We’re very disappointed. We’re gutted with the result. We feel we let the fans down a little bit, but we’ve learnt a valuable lesson.”  “It was a lesson we needed to learn.”  “The main thing is to move on to Tottenham.”

“That’s the thing we’re really looking to now.”  “We’ve got to get our heads back together and concentrate on that. That’s what we need.”  “All over the pitch, we weren’t together, and that wasn’t a Newcastle performance.”

“We’re not going to take the fact that we didn’t have some key players as an excuse.”  “We had a job to do, and we didn’t do it.”  “But we’ll deal with it and learn from it, and put it right.”

“It doesn’t help that players are going away on international duty, and we won’t see them until Thursday or Friday.”  “But the main thing is now to concentrate on what we have to do.”  “We’ve got some big games coming up, and we’ve got to regroup.”

“We want a winning mentality at this football club.”  “The lads are hurting – they’re gutted.”

Of course all will be forgiven and forgotten very quickly,  if  Newcastle can come back strongly and win our first game of the season against Spurs on Saturday at St. James’ Park in the late kick-off game.

It will be important to try to repeat what we did last season, when the lads were unbeaten for the first 11 games of the season, and we expect a much better display from Newcastle at St. James Park on Saturday – that’s the very least we expect.

A win would be fantastic!

Howay The Lads!!

Howay The Lads!!

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252 comments so far

  • cupiddstunt

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Kryo you still here???

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Sheikh MagToon

    An assumption by your name. Any chance you want to buy a football club?

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  • cupiddstunt

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed it’s a well known fact that you learn and develop more from adversity than success.

    Last season we did not have the greatest pre-season but did well enough when the season started

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #4

    I suppose the hidings we got last year were forgotten by the players then, while they’ve being living it up this summer? How many times do they need to ‘learn a lesson’ (the same damn one repeatedly)?

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #5

    The good thing is we’ve always bounced back from those types of defeats.
    Meaning we’re sure to beat spurs 😉

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Ruddy….I’m assuming not the original? Any android users care to confirm this?

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    It happens to the best mate.

    Our defense can be unpenetrable some days. Others non existent.

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  • Nick 69

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Ruddy – in all fairness, Its Saylor who’s talking here, and he wasn’t involved in any of the hidings we got last season.

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  • Kyo

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #9

    The thing we did best last season was after a 4 or 5 goal drubbing we bounced back in spectacular fashion. I fully expect Pards to have given the lads a kick up the arse and in the mood to give it their best at spurs.

    And I don’t think we have any injuries. Think we’re just trying to get them off the international duty. Speaking of, the timing of that couldn’t be any worse for clubs.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #10

    Dannyo

    Agreed. One thing i noticed about Pardew is that he did improve on weaknesses from past games in general. Its a shame new ones would pop up in place.

    Also Cardiff are a good side. If they get back into the Prem I can really see them becoming a mainstay. They have been consistently one of the best teams in the championship and play some alright football.

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  • WWYCD

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #11

    What lesson did they learn? Standard line to say though isnt it, it appeases those fans who hit the roof over a random battering I suppose

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  • GeordieDan

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #12

    It might not be such a bad thing being beaten by a dogged, motivated Cardiff last week.

    If we had of won that game too easily then some of our players might have gone into the game again Spurs thinking they were already World beaters after a successful pre-season prior.

    Hopefully it will be a monumental kick up the backside to make them remember just how hard it will be back in the Prem this season.

    And with Parker out of the game and hopefully Ba and Cisse shaking off their knocks I’m hoping for our home crowd to roar us to a win this weekend!

    Anyone else excited yet!!!! 😀

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #13

    Is no one else finding it a little odd that Cisse isn’t being mentioned as a possible top scorer this season by the pundits? Don’t care, just think after the way he took the league by storm, he’s be a serious contender.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #14

    Ruddy @ # 4

    The poor outcomes may well have been the same but the mechanics of the events varied and over the passing of time they should be remedied.

    All things then being equal you are in a better position than before.

    I personally think we are improving therefore we are learning from those lessons.

    Maybe not as fast as some would like but it is progress.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #15

    GeordieDan…Well excited. Looking forward to the season and the banter that comes with it. Much better to discuss actual events that pure speculation of summer madness.

    Yo…To defend better 🙂

    Kyo….See, not too hard to post a bit of positivity sometimes 🙂 – That’s not to say you’re only allowed to be positive, but be constructive with negativity, just like with positivity.

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  • WWYCD

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #16

    Ibiza
    Pards dropped the ball letting them play a game before he taught them that 😉

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #17

    Hullmag6,
    Ah I see, would love to see Johnson but highly doubt we could afford him..

    Ibiza,
    Exactly, oh we need a CB and RB, so we’ll get rid of Willo and Simmo, or as Kets says move Willo to LW, funniest thing I’ve read ever haha

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #18

    Has anyone got their season tickets yet? Weren’t all of them meant to arrive by today? I haven’t got mine yet and I’m starting to worry.

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  • iggystinger

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #19

    I canny wait for the game on saturday travellin down early as usual piss up till about 4.45 head up to st james watch the toon win 2-1 back to the pub for a piss up train home to edinburgh great day lol

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  • TurkishFan101

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #20

    Guys how long does it take to moderate a comment lol? “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #21

    AMEOBI

    He said move willo to LW? Thats brilliant 😀
    No honestly, thats the best thing I’ve read ever. 😀

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  • Sheikh MagToon

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #22

    LGUFAUD, I’ve got a fiver in my pocket, which is more than S*nderland are worth. Maybe I’ll buy them, get all their players to sign 2 contracts and then we can see them in the Northern League.

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  • woolerbill

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #23

    we fell apart a few times last season and we still can’t stop falling apart. Spurs will be a good test

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #24

    Ibizatoon – Back by popular demand

    We never get a mention. Sometimes it’s like we arent even in the Premier League.

    Pundits talk of financial fair play rules. What about Media fair play. They are also part of the problem in the game. They give all the focus to certain teams that tend to wear red or blue. Fair enough thats what they want for ratings but we’ve ended up with a bunch of Myopic glory supporters in the country.

    This is why I dont talk to Manure fans, they dont know anything about anyone other than their own players. I met one with a season ticket who had never even heard of HBA, didnt realise there were 2 Taylors. They buy into hype and as a result cant really discuss football because they follow one team, and watch 1 match per week.

    We were talking about pundits yesterday and its true. Neville is the only decent one. Barnes is good for tactical analysis.

    Hanson does nowt but put teams down except his beloved Fool. All he’s good for is pointing out defensive errors.

    Lawrenson, i question whether he actually played.

    Shearer, only says the obvious things. Talks in general terms.

    Its shocking when these are the quality of some of our main pundits in the game.

    I prefer picking up american streams these days. Their pundits seem to know, or at least speak more tactically. They give you a better insight and show virtually no bias. ONly problem is they are boring to listen to.

    Who’s the english guy that does it with them on Fox Soccer. He’s alright at times. Others he seems to know less than the Americans.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #25

    Yo…Well we all know what a clueless puppet he is, what do we expect? We only got 5th place because we didn’t have to play any proper teams and were lucky. I fear relegation is on the cards this season 😉

    Ameobi…He said what? Willo LW? I really need his stand up DVD, must be a right laugh.

    Iggy….Drinking, football, winning and then drinking again…..gotta love football season 🙂

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #26

    in teamtalk website. Rob McCarthy picked us to win the Europa league. i think he should re-check the trasnfers in and know that we have signed 0 first team player.

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  • Londtoon

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #27

    Think ed needs to research what was said last night by pards and JC. One or two bloggers mentioned some interesting bits such as the unhappy squad rumours are rubbish and also that 90% of our mentioned transfer targets are hoaxes. That makes some very interesting reading and I would like to see what does happen

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #28

    Sheikh MagToon

    Scumderland.

    The Rotherham of the North East. One of those places that is simply a growth on a fine city.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #29

    LGFUAD….I don’t mind Jamie Redknapp at times. But agree with you on the rest. Hardly ever anything interesting to be said, just same rubbish all the time. I suppose the same could be said about us on here, but we aren’t getting paid.

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  • WWYCD

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #30

    Ibiza
    Haha tbf if we did get relegated we would win almost all the time again who would complain about that?!

    Been anymore about NUFC being angry in regards to the q&a session last night being leaked? (Cheers Dannyo btw! Eesh one bad apple!)

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #31

    Super magpie,

    Believe it or not he did lol I was like no way did he say that! He was on about him being versatile haha crazy man he is 😀

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #32

    Londtoon

    the 90% rumours comment was very interesting. From what Dannyo said, it was like “We have targets but no one knows who they are”

    Also the Pards being unable to talk about Debuchy was interesting. Going into this window it was clear he was the top target. Pards even said on the radio about a Lille player close to Cabaye he wanted in.

    Hoping Lille will buckle and sell, his interest will be more this year after Euros than it will next year with no major competition. And despite reported interest from heaps of clubs, Man U at one point, we now appear to be the only buyers.

    Ajax came to with Anita when they realised he wanted out. Lille are simply playing hard ball. MA and DL will certainly test their metal. Its just a waiting game now. They have the replacement in.

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #33

    Geordie Dan – really looking forward to the game saturday, hope the lads are at it from the 1st minute, and echoing many peoples thoughts if Obertan plays i hope everyone gets behind the lad.

    I have sat behind a lad who just continually gave him pelters last year even though he was doing OK, it is annoying, once in the ground everyone should get behind the team. Gabby has talent, however the next couple of games for him will make or break his Newcastle career, fingers crossed he can be positive.

    I know i express concerns on one or two players on the blog, but once in the ground i would never boo or loudly critisize one of our own. Some People in the ground are real pricks and i dont know why they bother.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #34

    Let the likes of Spuds and the bindippers take all the attention 😉 .i like the odds of an underdog 😉

    …anyhow the heat is on them to perform now that they are in the limelight 🙂

    Works better for us 😉

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  • WWYCD

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #35

    LGFUAD
    Rednapp is good imo always gives a fair assessment when I have seen him

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #36

    Ibiza…who does the pundits think will br top scorer this season?

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #37

    Ibiza

    This captures it pretty well

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfQarImZ97Y

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 14, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #38

    #LGFUAD21 // Aug 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    there will never be a thing called media fair play. in this world money talks. City won the title and are garnering many supports by the day.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 14, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Yo…..Ah yes, the dizzy heights of taking the league by storm….nevermind it was the championship. At least Simmo and Willo would feel at home 🙂

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  • JDdubai

    Aug 14, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #40

    Spurs match will come down to who is fit to play. If we are missing 2 or 3 of our big players then could see us struggling, if we have all bar HBA then fancy us to nick it.

    Really cant wait, only benefit of being here is every match is live, even the Saturday 3 oclock matches, not that we’ll see many of those this season.

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