I Would Run Through Brick Walls To Play For My Country

Steven Tayor has one England B cap and was called up once before to the full England squad back in 2007, when Steve McClaren was managing England.

steven taylor close-up

Steven Taylor – gets his big chance for England?

Steven had a good season last season, before he damaged his Achilles in early December against Chelsea at St. James’ Park,  and he was out for the rest of the season.

But it has not surprised us that Steven has said he would  run through brick walls for England – he had that attitude when he was the England U21 captain, and he puts his body at risk when he plays for his home town club – Newcastle – and he does it regularly.

His performance at home against Anzhi last week was simply a fantastic performance from Steven, and he was majestic at the back for Newcastle that night.

This is what Steven had to say yesterday:

“Last season Fabio Capello didn’t come to watch Newcastle even when we had the best defensive record up to Christmas.” “The gaffer, Alan Pardew, saw Capello at an event and told him: ‘You should come and see Taylor.’ Capello said: ‘I’m all right for midfielders’.”

“That did a lot for my confidence. It was almost back to the feeling I had when we got relegated.” “It killed me when we went down. Capello said he wasn’t going to pick anybody in the Championship.”

“It seems like a long time ago but I was called up in 2007 for a game against Germany and although I didn’t get on the pitch, it was incredible just being around the England squad. “I would run through brick walls to play for my country.”

“It would be the proudest moment in my career and if it comes, I would be absolutely delighted, over the moon, call it what you want. You cannot get any higher than playing for your country.”

Taylor’s been through a lot over the last three years with injuries, which started in January of 2010 when he suffered a knee injury against West Brom,  when we were down in the Championship.

And then in his first game back in July of that year he badly damaged his shoulder at Carlisle – and so it went on..

But Steven now has his reward, and we hope he makes his debut for England in one of the two upcoming qualifiers – and that he stays fit too. 🙁

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12 comments so far

  • ajcrawfs

    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1

    anyone fancy joining the discussion on the bbc article

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #2

    repost from last thread;
    this is the biggest load of drivel i have ever heard:
    If a doctor realises another doctor has done an operation wrong and the patient life is at risk, will they leave it to not undermine the other doctor,
    if a mechanic fails to fix a car properly and another mechanic sees this would they say nothing and put the drivers life in danger as saying something or fixing it would would undermine the first mechanic,
    if a police man seen that the wrong person was in court, would they not say something and get an innocent person sent down as they do not want to undermine,
    no, No and NO
    so why is this different?

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #3

    Congratulations Steven!

    …well deserved (just don’t come back injured you hear ;))

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Could be a interesting interview coming up on Talk Sport later with Sir John Hall

  • Ginger

    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    What’s the link ajcrawfs?

  • Klatoon

    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #6

    On the FA and dangerous tackles,only way they’ll do anything is if a manure player gets seriously injured then fergie will do what he does best,influence authority

  • outsidethebox

    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #7

    pleased for saylor sorry other events have taken the gloss off…
    ref didn,t see incident presume it had to be linesman on that side or fourth official …toon have right to know who deemed tackle to be fair ..was it same linesman who missed handball incident ..if so it will be of interest to see who gets stood down for a few games or relegated to blue square..

  • ajcrawfs

    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #8


    comments bit below there are some numpties on there

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #9

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Just to let people know who weren’t on last night.

    Ordered a get well card to be delivered to haidara, personalised and with message in English and French from one o those online card companies.

    Signed it from all fans at nufcblog.com, hope nobody objects to this. General opinion was positive last night.

    Just thought it would be a nice touch to keep the lads spirits up.

  • Brutooon

    Mar 20, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Roy want to play CARRICK as Centre Back – which for me is STUPID!

    i rather give that cap to Saylor

  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Sage – That’s a terrific idea. How can I sign the card as well as last night I didn’t get on here?


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