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Plea To Fans – Next Few Games Vital For This Football Club

7:53 pm, Friday, April 5th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 51 Comments

Steven Taylor has come out today and urged Newcastle fans to cheer them on at SAt. James’ Park on Sunday – in what is turning out to be a vital game for Newcastle, and we have to start picking up some wins, if we are to maintain our Premier League status.

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Steven Taylor – plea to fans

Local lad Steven was one of the players who played in the second last game of our relegation season against Fulham at home in May of 2009, and we went down 1-0 – after beating Middlesbrough 3-1 at home on the previous Monday, and that win looked like it could have saved Newcastle.

But it was not to be, and in our final game at Villa Park the next Sunday, we also went down 1-0 and went down one league in England too.

Steven Taylor, Steve Harper, Shola Ameobi. Jonas Gutierrez, Fabricio Coloccini and Ryan Taylor are the players left at Newcastle who were in the squad for that game, which was as follows:

Newcastle: Steve Harper, David Edgar, Damien Duff, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Nicky Butt (c), Kevin Nolan, Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez, Oba Martins, Mark Viduka
Subs: Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi, Michael Owen, Alan Smith, Jose Enrique, Jonas Gutierrez

Steven Taylor had this to say on the Newcastle web-site today:

“That game’s in the past now,” “It’s a new team with new players and for us it’s all about what we do as a team. We just need to make sure we perform.” “The players are going to go into the Fulham game with massive belief and confidence.’

‘It’s going to be a difficult game but we believe in ourselves.” “I think every game from now until the end of the season is going to be important. We have to win games, it’s as simple as that.”

“You want three points on the board as players – and we can get them.” “The next few games are vital for this football club,” “But as long as we stick together, we won’t go far wrong.

“We’ll need energy, loads of that, and to be powerful and we’ve got to keep pushing and pressing them.” “And we’re going to need our home crowd behind us every single game now – lively, loud and horrible for the other team.

“The atmosphere against Anzhi Makhachkala last month was the best I’ve heard in a long time. We need that and we’ll need the fans behind us.” “Even if we go a goal behind we need them to keep going and going and going because playing in front of them can really benefit us.”

Newcastle must pick up the points to survive at home – since we have won only one away game in the league all season.

If you can attend the game on Sunday against Fulham but haven’t yet got a ticket – you can get one here.

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51 responses so far ↓

  • 1 beefman13 // Apr 5, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    give us something to shout and you will hear noise nowt like it!

    Gareth bale back in a fortnight??? apparently, ben arfa walks of the pitch twice and hasn’t been seen for months on end! clairefontaine, do one!

  • 2 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    One thing about Benitez is he knows the Spanish market pretty well and I would love to see a few Spaniards in our squad. He brought the likes of Torres,Alonso,Arbeloa & Garcia of the top of my head.

  • 3 Tinman // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    beefman, Im sure Bale has had work on the ligaments in that ankle before, so he had them taken out, meaning the injury can not re occur with the same severity.

    Ben Arfa’s injury is in his hamstring, you cant remove an entire muscle…

    Can hardly compare their injuries

  • 4 yo-yo // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Surprisingly maybe but I’d also forgive Remy his incredibly bad judgement in signing for floppy chops when QPR go down – make a decent LW for us and the right build for the EPL from what I’ve seen.
    Reckon he’d be a 10-15 goal a season player.


    Maybe AVB is just putting that out for public consumption

  • 5 ochytoon // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    This Benitez link is interesting. Not sure if he’s the right manager for us but there’s no denying he’s a class above Pardew.

  • 6 daztoon // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Do you know anything of the african strikers and would you take Carroll back.I think it would be a step back taking him back unless only used as an impact sub

  • 7 beefman13 // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    tinman, when you turn your ankle (a sprained ankle) granted its uncomfortable but what do you mean having the ligaments taken out? you rest and recupurate!

  • 8 Tinman // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Is it a coincidence that the same guy linked us with Torres a few weeks ago. Cant remember who posted it on here.

  • 9 JAMSHA // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Team For Sunday





  • 10 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    @ Yo-yo

    Me to. I would love to see this team next season provided we stay up and can nab Remy for cheaply enough.





    That could wreck most teams in the PL

  • 11 Tinman // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:13 PM


    Villas Boas words

    “Gareth has rolled over his ankle and we still need to get assessment that we can only have on Friday,” the manager said. “But it shouldn’t be as bad as it looks in the images. He has torn that ligament before and there’s nothing to tear now. There is lots of swelling and the pain is obviously very, very big but we hope to assess him tomorrow.

  • 12 croftus5678 // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:21 PM


    the team i would personally like to see

  • 13 Tommyy // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    There will be no truth in it but I’d take Benitez in a flash, he’s a top manager even if he has his flaws, and they are mainly due to transfer dealings. If we continue this policy of having Carr scout him a short list then I’m sure he can be brilliant!

  • 14 GeordieToon89 // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    This Benitez link is interesting, I personally think he’s a good manager and he would suit our players as he’s a massive name and can get the best out of them BUT to me he seems like he’s always needs money for his squad and we wont just throw money about.. But I’d certainly be happy if he was our manager but I also wouldnt be dissapointed if Pardew was given time as last season cannot be forgotten about just because of this season.. we would of been flying had it been for abit of luck with injuries

  • 15 yo-yo // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:41 PM


    I think the French Africans at £6-8m are better value than Carroll and I reckon he is going to be injury prone all his career, so no I would not want him back. I do like him but I think he is limited tactically. I wouldn’t want him back as an excuse for the long ball game.
    I’d get a £6-8m striker to replace Shola or use Gouffy as 3rd striker/ winger and another guy (PEA ?) at £10-12m as second striker for a 4-4-2 or No10. I’m not averse to a 4-4-2 but we need a partner for Cisse but a guy who can play outside him in a 4-3-3. It’s tricky really as I suspect Benny is going to go to PSG and maybe if he does we can do a part ex with one of their guys… they’ve got Gameiro for one

  • 16 croftus5678 // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:48 PM


    ye gamerio would be a great striker for us but i think pea has now had his price inflated from another good season so i dont think we will get him now 🙁

    we should really stop looking for people who can play with cisse and just go for an out and out striker as we have already seen with ba that cisse is not easy to find a partner for so just go for a main striker 20+ a season and if it works it works if it does not then new striker / goofy

  • 17 mot7 // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    only pardew could take a squad full of international players and make them look like relegation candidates.

  • 18 Dennis Twice // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Ben sold
    Colo fake injury


  • 19 reccerobbo // Apr 5, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Benitez is a quality manager.
    No way he will come to newcastle as we have a very strict transfer policy and rightly so. I personally think we should give pardew another season and see what happens.
    Comments ppl??

  • 20 EastEndMagpie // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    where is this Benitez link even coming from? i think someone on here has literally made that up, i love Newcastle, but i’d find it very hard to believe that Benitez would even consider us, id like to think he would be quite up for working with Carr and our players, and maybe even trying to buy in to our philosophy of scouring the (french) market for top quality young players, and trying to succeed doing so, but i think unless Ashley would be willing to back him alot more often than he has done with pards, this just simply will not happen.

  • 21 ginola_tonic // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Di Matteo please. He’s class. And cheap.

  • 22 Jamiemac // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    If and when we get a manager that the gobsh*tes on this blog are happy with I am going to wait until the results don’t change then lay into every one of the little sh*ts.

  • 23 yo-yo // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:06 PM


    a lot of truth in that – maybe Cisse is only any good in a 4231/4321 or 433 and just needs good service.
    Maybe we missed the boat with PEA – but even at €12m he’d be good value if he was like league second top scorer over the season.
    Could be agent WUM-min the price.
    Llambias muttered there’s be outgoing players and Benny would bring in a fair whack – he’s another crock imo maybe better in a less intense league – great player though he is…

  • 24 JTOONJ // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:17 PM


    I lose the will to live with people like you! Injuries, suspensions and other problems like demba leaving!

  • 25 NUFC_LEAZES END // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Completely off topic

    Just finished watching the marseille vs Bordeaux game and the lad that we’ve been linked with ( ludovic sane ) was fantastic, looks very solid and he is an absolute unit ( he’s massive ).
    I think if we got him for 5mil or less he would be an absolute steal, and would be a fantastic replacement for Williamson or even for coloccini.

    Also the marseille fans seem to love joey Barton, when he came on the 60th minute the fans roared, started chanting his name and every time he touched the ball they cheered.

  • 26 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    carr does transfers, benitez does managing.

    seems like it wwould work

  • 27 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    the benitez rumour comes from a very reliable twitter source. breaks every management sacking/appointment before sky, gets most transfers spot on and brings lots of news on new contracts

  • 28 Magpies-till-d3ath // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    I’m really excited for the summer!!!!!!!! Honestly, I think every team in the PL are gonna splash some cash and the possibility of Falcao, Cavani etc coming over is mouth watering! On NUFC side of things, I think that we’re close to getting that big Portugease lad, which more or less means Carroll isn’t coming. PEA looks very unlikely now that City, Roma, Fiorentina etc have all got involved! That Sane guy is an absolute TANK! M’Bokani, although he’s a little too old, has scored 27 goals in 33 games in ALL COMPETITIONS this season! Cisse is back on form by the looks of things and Timmy’s back from injury! We’re 3-1 down on aggregate to Benfica and ply them next week. We’re gonna beat Fulham 5-0. Benitez is being linked HAHA!!!

  • 29 croftus5678 // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    i say give pards another season also although i do reckon we could have a better manager imo a motivational manager and erm…didnt pards replace probably the best motivational manager we’ve ever had ?

  • 30 valle // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    I am SO sick and tired of these pleas to the fans, who btw time after time turn up and mostly throughout this season, watch their team turn in some dismal performances yet still support them. Its time for the manager and players to show some responsibillity instead of turning to the fans at every conrner… I have been a supporter of AP, but this is one area that really p**s me off!

  • 31 valle // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Amd Saylor is the last one to look to the fans after his Benfica showing… He needs to grow up and behave like a player his age, and perhaps wisen up a bit as well, some time im afraid that he is just plain dumb.

  • 32 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    interesting argument on twitter between source and fansite re: benitez

  • 33 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 5, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    So what is the rumour? Benitez has said he’d be interested in talking to NUFC? But there’s been no proof of interest from NUFC?

  • 34 Alan Pas-de-clue // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    source says both parties interested if they want rid of AP

  • 35 t00ntime // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    @tads rumour is that MA isnt certain whether he wants AP in charge next season or not. So he is looking at options just in case. His favorite option is rafa benitez. Rafa benitez has in turn told his agents to welcome any talks from MA and that he wud happily meet.

    Make of it what u will but according to the rumour rafa is open to it if nothing better comes and pards doesnt do something good

  • 36 Transfer Sage // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:14 PM


    Sky Sports news reported a couple days ago benitez would look at another job in the prem league.

    Wont be man utd, chelsea, city, spurs, liverpool, arsenal…doesn’t leave many others.

  • 37 valle // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Dont want Rafa… Would rather we stick by AP and give him time. I think he has been let down by the players and by injuries allot… Only reason I would see the back of AP is if we could get Laudrup or if Mourinho decided to go to his old mentors childhood club to prove that he can take a club to the top that isnt already there… Romantic I know, but Mourinho would be mad enough to stun the football world with something like that. Would give him the chance to build the dynasty he wants as well.

  • 38 bollance // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Benitez appointment would make sense.

    He would have a huge squad clear out which would bring in loads of cash . revenue and those players would be replaced as Barton would say with better, younger players on less money.

    Plus Benitez is a really high profile manager which would attract a higher calibre of player.

    Would be sad to see Pards go though, he has put everything into the job plus u know he really cares about the club.

  • 39 stuart no9 // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    valle @30 a little bit harsh on taylor there . yeah he had badun yesterday but over the coarse of the season one of the best players we have who would die for the club. i cant think of any one else with as much loyalty to NUFC.

  • 40 croftus5678 // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    i think it would cos us a lot to get rid of pards and he’s an avg manager and def not the worst (could have one of our many former managers ! souness anyone ?) or mad harry ect

    i would support any manager at our club but before it happens i personally do not think benitez an upgrade esp since my whole family are liverpool fans and hearing what they think about him and what he did to there team !

    laudrup and murinhio would be an upgrade and worth doing and maybe alex fergusson while we are at it >.< but would anyone want to risk the disruption of the quality of players coming in that pard's has the final say on (even though carr does the donkey work)

  • 41 RonVanDam // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Hope this transfer happens

  • 42 martoon // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Dennis Twice @18 – I can tell you Colo’s injury is real I know somebody who was present at his scan. End 🙂

  • 43 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    So just speculation really then? Rafa needs a job, pards/NUFC have had a disappointing season etc?
    Personally not a big rafa fan tbh nout to do with his managerial skills just think the blokes a bell end 😉
    The media hate us as it is let alone with the fat Spanish waiter at the helm!

  • 44 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 5, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    I would probably take Benitez but he is quite defensive as well at times the football he played was dire under Liverpool but it got the job done so he is not the entertainer that everyone wants

    Personally I think give Pardew one more season to see how he does with getting everyone fit and getting some other players in we have been so unlucky with injuries this season but I think the Ba and Colo situations have not helped in fact they seem to have destroyed what team spirit we had also notice when Colo knocked Ba out he never came over to apologise?!might be something in that ?

    Its looking unlikely we will get PEA the guy is on fire and will cost a bomb we really want to be signing players like him a season or 2 ago as I remember seeing him at AFCON 2 years ago and thought he looked decent but maybe a bit lightweight for the Premiership its more of a risk to sign players when they are still raw but look at him now!!What a player!

    Would love it if we could sign :

    Sane 5 mill
    De Jong 10 mill
    Remy 5 mill

    Add in some top quality youngsters as well and we would be smoking I seriously doubt we will get PEA if not Remy maybe that youngster Balde who we have been linked with?For me someone like De Jong of Ajax is essential he would be the proper link between midfield and striker him Cabaye, Sissoko in a 3 would be awesome !

    Also would quite like us to go 442 on Sunday with Gouffran and Cisse up with this :

    Santon RB
    Haidara LB
    Cabaye DM
    Sissoko RW
    Jonas LW
    Marveux AM

    Santon and Haidara could provide the width along with Sissoko as he is better on the wing near enough all the goals he has set up have been right wing cutbacks it would also allow Marveux to create for those 2 strikers Fulham dont like players with pace and movement so this would be ideal

    But doubt Pardew will be that brave

  • 45 croftus5678 // Apr 5, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    my wish list of players i would like us to sign are ;

    sane: this lad is young/strong a great defender and looks to be getting better by the day so perfect for us i think

    remy:has the quality we need nvm the situation but unfortunatly wages may now be a problem

    p.e.a:class and no other word for him but unfortunatly his price may be too high

    bony: perfect signing for us imo would come to us and is tiote’s best mate

    gamerio:frozen out at psg so a bargain to be had i suspect and a good striker also

    we need some wingers also fast skillfull but can cross ^^

  • 46 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 5, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Players to have a pop at


  • 47 Big Pappa Cissé // Apr 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    and P.E.A

  • 48 NUFC_LEAZES END // Apr 5, 2013 at 11:13 PM


    I agree, very harsh on Taylor, he had a poor game yesterday but overall this season he has been the best player in my eyes that’s overall on all his games that he’s played.
    He puts his body on the line for his club, but I’m not sure who’s pleading to the fans, but whoever it is then they need to plea to the players to give their all every game.
    Us fans are ever present surely they should know that, they only need to look at our average attendance and surely they must be death if they can’t hear the fans most games even if we are getting beat

  • 49 Tinman // Apr 5, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Yannick Bolasie

  • 50 santonthenewmaldini // Apr 5, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    @Big Pappa Cisse

    I actually think we should sign Redmond and loan him back to Birmingham to play a few more seasons possibly look into them becoming the team to loan all of our best youngsters out to they dont have money for transfers so it would be a good club to nurture our young players especially if Clarky is still there next season!

  • 51 stuart no9 // Apr 5, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    NUFC @ 48 – dont you mean ” deaf if they cant hear the fans” haha , but yeah 50,000 every week , if theteam was as consistent they would be the 10th beat team in europe to match the fans. taylor isprobably as scared as we are about getting relegated hence the battle cry , watch taylor these last few games he ll throw his body in every where, just keep his f;;king hands down though. lol

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