Not One Sunderland Player Could Get In Newcastle Side


Newcastle center-back Steven Taylor, who resumed full time training on Wednesday and is likely to start alongside Fabricio Coloccini tomorrow afternoon at the Stadium of Light, has come out and said not one Sunderland player could get in the present Newcastle side.

Steven Taylor – no Sunderland player would get in Newcastle’s side

That will give many Sunderland players the incentive to show just what they can do tomorrow against Newcastle, so it’s probably better that Steven hadn’t made these comments – however true they may be.

This is what Steven said on the Newcastle web-site, when asked how many Sunderland players could get into the Newcastle side:

“Not even one player. That is the quality we possess.” “Not even one player. That is the quality we possess. We say it all the time. Last year, even the gaffer said it, he has our team above Sunderland.”

“We say it all the time. Last year, even the gaffer said it, he has our team above Sunderland.” “The attacking options we have can hurt any side. And then we have Shola Ameobi – the Sunderland Slayer. His record against them is phenomenal – seven goals in 12 games.”

“However, it is all very well saying that, but we have to go out and deliver. That is down to the players.” “It is all right saying, ‘Yes, the team sheet looks great’ but you have to go and perform.”

And finally 26 year-old Steven, who was born in Greenwich of Geordie parents, but raised in Whitley Bay, was asked if he would ever consider playing for Sunderland:

“I would rather collect stamps than stick on that shirt!” “I have not got any friends who are Sunderland fans. As for the players, I am friendly with one or two of them from the U21s, but that was before they signed for Sunderland!”

Of course it’s not unheard of for former Newcastle greats to ends up playing for Sunderland, and Bobby Moncur played a couple of seasons at Sunderland, but he was way past his prime.

And of course Titus Bramble is in the Sunderland squad at the moment, although Titus can never be described as a former Newcastle great.

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8 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 20, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #1

    The scene is set…..now just to bring it to the field lads.

    What are the current odds on card count for the game? I bet no reds has a decent payout, but probably a fools bet.

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Oct 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #2

    I think the whole lime kit thing is because our kit has more white on it than black this year, and it might clash on the eye.

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  • robtheguru

    Oct 20, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m in work tomorrow morning and my finish time depends on when the last driver gets back, but I won’t be missing this. Whether its on my phone or at home, time to give the Mackems another hammering!

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  • cla5hb0y68

    Oct 20, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #4

    I think he’s an idiot for coming out with that before the game. Supermac, pre 74 cup final anyone? He’s just invited more pressure on his teamates and set himself up for an even rougher afternoon than he would’ve already got.

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  • BigKirky

    Oct 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #5

    I agree, would have preferred not to have anger driving them any more than necessary. Our defenders have got a decent ratio of nicking a goal against them so would be great if Taylor could score. Need our defenders to pitch in throughout the season and what a better time to get a goal than tomorrow.

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  • mattnufc

    Oct 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #6

    He must have forgot about Bramble.
    But I would have Johnson instead of Guiterrez.

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  • karasu

    Oct 20, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Well, I would love to have Sessegnon, Fletcher, O’Shea and McClean on our team.

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Stupid comments from an overrated player who has proved that he has little between his ears. Hmm, how to rev up the opposition. If we win this I’ll be very surprised. I dont mind the bit about retiring, or having no mackem mates, but the rest is just giving them motivation . What a twat.

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