This Newcastle Player Can Fill England’s Problem Position – Pardew

Steven Taylor had another excellent game for Newcastle ate center-back in yesterday’s 2-1 dramatic win against Stoke City, and his manager thinks that England now have to consider Steven Taylor for full England International honors.

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Steven Taylor – another excellent display yesterday

Steven was the England U21 captain under Stuart Pearce, and he picked up 29 caps at that level from 2004 through 2009, bnt with having an injury nightmare over the last three years, he has never been capped for the full England side, although he did receive an England B cap under Steve McClaren, way back in 2007.

This is what Alan Pardew said about Steven after yesterday’s game:

“Steven Taylor’s performance against Stoke was immense.” “It was England standard, without a doubt. They need to look at him at center half. It’s a problem position for England, but Steven was immense against Peter Crouch.”

“The return of Steven and Yohan Cabaye from injury have been just as important to us in the last few weeks as they players we managed to sign in January. They have been fantastic for us since they returned.”

And with Taylor being in such great form since returning from his hamstring injury, which coincided with the five top Frenchmen coming in,  all of whom were on the pitch for the first time in the second half of the game yesterday – it would be fitting if Steven was to get a full England call-up.

But Newcastle’s job is now to somehow keep this local lad fit, because he’s becoming a great player for his home town club when he plays.

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8 comments so far

  • israeli_fan

    Mar 11, 2013 at 2:44 AM

    Comment #1

    if sailor was playing for man utd or liverpool he would be considered in the same leauge as terry and vidic.. because he is playing for us he is considered in the leauge of the caldwells and brambles of the leauge.

    smalling has about 10 caps for england in the age of 22 and i for me he isnt a better defender than james perch, who really had a tough time just because that own goal against stoke if i remember correctly

  • RonVanDam

    Mar 11, 2013 at 3:07 AM

    Comment #2

    As much as i want Saylor to represent his country, at the same time i don’t him want to. He’s prone to injury, don’t want to lose him again this season when we are still fighting for Survival and a shot at winning Europa.

    There isn’t another quality CB to replace him. We have Perch and maybe Curtis Good who are mediocre. Santon can fill in but could be a liability as he moves forward alot on instinct.

    If it was next season then yeah, hopefully we will have lots of reinforcements by then.

  • Diggedydaws

    Mar 11, 2013 at 3:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Steady on about Good Ron, he’s just come from the Aussie leagues and slotted in quite comfortably in to the Championship, that’s improvement in my eyes and he’s responded and improved, if he continues to it’ll hopefully be a shrewd investment by the club.

  • toonicle

    Mar 11, 2013 at 3:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Ron- Perch was huge against Ahnzi on thursday, he’s underrated at CB in my opinion.

  • mackemh8er

    Mar 11, 2013 at 4:11 AM

    Comment #5

    “Perchinho” is the new Warren Barton…much maligned at first, work rate and good attitude appreciated over time.

    Speaking of ‘very much maligned and misunderstood’…(to the tune of Ebeneezer Goode by The Shamen), Curtis Good, Curtis Good, he’s Aussie Curtis Good (for anyone who was a teenager in Newcastle in the early 90’s…). Stranger chants have happened….

  • Diggedydaws

    Mar 11, 2013 at 4:53 AM

    Comment #6

    A like that Mackem h8er, I think he’ll come good, no pun intended.

  • Graeme

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #7

    The only problem Saylor has is that the ENGLAND manager seems to think the country ends at Manchester.

    When was the last time ANY England Manager got so badly lost that he ended up at SJP – even the previous manager never made it this far North of Watford!!

    Absolutely disgraceful. But, maybe they think there is nothing to come and watch!!


    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #8

    I,v been saying for Months Taylor should be in the England Squad .

    I saw him play alongside Milner a few years ago in the U21 squad. Leroy Lita was in the same team.


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