Steven Taylor has lifted the lid on what happened at the training ground last week, and it looks like everything was so flat, after the humiliation that followed the defeat by Sunderland.
Steven Taylor – everything was so flat
With the Newcastle fans furious after the defeat last weekend, when our lads showed very little fight in what was the most important game of the season, Steven said the players were subdued last week in training:
“The lads have been hurting all week,” “It was a flat atmosphere. The gaffer’s tried to get the lads going, but it has been difficult.” “There needed to be an improvement. The lads gave a great performance.”
“In the first half, you don’t get that many chances at West Brom very often.” “The second-half performance was a battling performance.”
“They had some big lads, and we coped with it. “We were at it. We caused them problems. They found it difficult to break through us.” “Their fans were getting frustrated.”
The defense did look more solid than usual on Saturday, and now things are all set up for the visit of Liverpool, who we beat 2-0 in the same games last year.
And they will almost certainly be without Luis Suarez, who showed his cannibal tendencies by taking a bite out of Branislav Ivanovic, who weighs a bit less than he did before the bite.
We expect Luis to get his just reward and a ban of at least 7 games and he will miss the game on Saturday – and this player is very high maintenance for Liverpool.
That’s always assuming the English FA have the courage to do it – and yes that’s a definite assumption – after what they did when Massadio Haidara had his career almost ended at Wigan – absolutely nothing because one official saw it and did nothing.
So they cannot referee the game after the event – phew!! – that was close.
But the FA have very little to hide behind this time – but we’ll just have to wait and see – maybe one official saw it and did nothing.
The FA are probably anxiously awaiting the report from the referee, to see what’s available to them this time so they can again do absolutely nothing.
And we’ve heard no excuses coming from Liverpool, like he hadn’t had his Sunday dinner.
It’s really tough for the FA when you have to do your job, and make some hard decisions.
Yes – I’m being cynical – but there is too much history of the FA doing nothing in cases like this.
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