Words Are Cheap – Show Pride – Fight Until You Drop


Steven Taylor is a local lad and was a ball boy during the great Kevin Keegan era, and che ame through the Newcastle Youth Academy, and he is one of the few players still at the club, who were part of the relegation side of four years ago.

steven taylor after the game

Steven Taylor – at the final whistle yesterday

I hate to keep writing this – but it was our worst defeats since 1925, and that’s when my late father was two years old, and he hadn’t even watched Newcastle at that time – that’s how bad yesterday’s result was.

To say it was an absolute disgrace is being too kind.

This is what Steven Taylor said after the game, and he looked like death warmed up as he left the field after yesterdays’ disaster:

“It’s a sick feeling. At this moment in time, it feels like a family member has died, if I am being honest with you.” “In the dressing room, looking around everyone was devastated and realized the situation we are in.”

“We have got to accept what’s coming our way, and that’s going to be the criticism this weekend leading up to the West Ham game.” “We have just got to put that to bed and focus on ourselves.”

“Everybody is going to be criticising the team, the manager, everybody, but we have to stick together.” “We have heard those words a lot in the past six months, but that’s vital now.” ” The last three games are going to be like cup finals for us.”

“We have to apologise, first and foremost, to the fans, for everybody who came here and watched the lads, and hold our hands up because we know we let them down.”

“We are devastated with it, it wasn’t acceptable and we all hold our hands up. It wasn’t good enough.” “But we have to stick together and get on with it, and make sure next week we put this to bed and get the three points that we need. It’s vital.”

It’s a pity the lads didn’t stick together yesterday against Liverpool, when we gave an excellent imitation of waving the white flag after Liverpool’s third goal went in – it was simply shameful and it’s hard for Newcastle fans to take.

And I’m not going to accept all these statements that will come out from our players this week – what will happen if we concede an early goal at Upton Park next Saturday – will our players simply wilt like they did yesterday?

That’s where guts, passion, pride and commitment will come out – if there is any left in our players.

And what happens if we get hammered 4-0 (excuse the pun) – will the players keep apologizing?

Pardew and the players have lost a lot of credibility in the last two home games, and it’s up to them if they want to repay the fans for two shameful results.

But talking about it will not do it, and I will not be the only Newcastle fan who is still fuming about what happened yesterday – it was a complete disgrace to Newcastle United.

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127 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #1

    It seems that all the players have lost faith in Pardew and keeping him at the club will cause more harm. He’s a dead man walking and will be out of a job come the summer irrespective of what league we are in

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #2

    30toonarmydownsouth // Apr 28, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    On the previous thread:
    Do you lot seriously give a fcuk if he’s apologised or not?

    I don’t, I’m not interested in hearing any apologies from pardew

    I’m not interested in hearing sob stories from Taylor telling us to stand by them

    I’m not interested in hearing from that football Neanderthal carver

    All I’m interested in is that sorry bunch of excuses dust themselves off get some fcuking focus and get 3 points against west ham, because believe me they are going to need to be fired up because a 3 lads at west ham that would be more than happy to stick the knife in on Ashley

    As for this article
    So what, do your jobs get us safe then by all means fcuk off, there disgraceful attitude and lack of graft is as bigger factor in this season as pardew
    Cisse I wish you’d of gone to chelski instead of Ba I’d take him over you every day of the week

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #3

    no player should leave if we are relegated unless they are told to because they are that shite! no player has consistently played to their standard except for williamson who has been cosistently shite. players like cisse, mapou, sisssoko, cabaye, tiote, guiterezz, taylor, and debuchy should all redeem themselves by showing what they’re really made of next season with the new manager (very optimistic). The players cant just fcuk off and leave us in the shite they and pardew put us in. Because i know thats what most of em are thinking.

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Eds on a mission

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Did the article title change?

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  • JackButler

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #6

    tads

    He should have been apologising all bloody season for what he has done, but instead he’s try to hide behind excuses and has not once accepted any responsibility, everything is someone else’s fault.

    The only words I want to hear from him is ‘Good-bye’

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #7

    And the toon are on mission impossible. Kerrrchingggg

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #8

    tads

    Spot on there.

    Talk is cheap, they all come out and have their say and things get worse the week after.

    Turn up like we did in the first half at west brom for 90 mins in the next 3 games and we are safe.

    Play even 30 mins in a match like we did against liverpool and it’s no points from that game.

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #9

    hahaha

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  • TimKrulFan

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #10

    I don’t think we will go down we need players like Tiote Cabaye and collo to carry us I will never forgive collo if we go down.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #11

    I have a stronger dislike for pardew than i do for any other manager during my 24 years watching the toon.

    If he was just crap thats fine, he is limited, not his fault he took the job but he is crap and arrogant. I can take arrogance if you are good, i actually like it, but he isn’t, he’s dire.

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  • jimmysmith

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #12

    Newcastle do treat their fans disgracefully. Not just presently, historically if anything it’s been far worse.

    Really, it is just one insult after another heaped upon a fanbase that has little choice but to wear it.

    Really what other option do you have if you’re born black and white.

    I find myself clinging pathetically to the idea that Ash, with all his money will gradually buy into the club the way we do and give back.

    Sad and sorry business really.

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #13

    pardew and players say it every week “we will improve for our next game” tell you what STOP FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELVES! and wake up and look at the shite we are in.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #14

    To be honest i don’t want to here a word coming out of Newcastle United – manager, players, coaches, directors etc etc., just keep their heads down and concentrate on the job in hand – Keeping Newcsatle United in the premiership.

    Please no bullshit on what they are going to do or excuses

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  • yo-yo

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #15

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxX60nxL9BA

    you know we’re looking for another goalie ?

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  • Laurent Blanc

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #16

    We don’t treat our managers badly if their half decent. Get Laurent Blanc in and see if he gets any stick- I DON’T THINK SO!!

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  • jimmysmith

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Colo did go awol, I think.

    Just as bad as anything else that’s transpired.

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #18

    pardew must think we are stupid to think hes not to blame and he is the GOD of NUFC.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #19

    I think Pardew is too pally with the players.

    They don’t respect him. And why should they when they are probably better qualified to manage the team than he is.

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  • AlwaysTOON

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #20

    So 2morrow? are we hoping to sunderland to win? I quess rigth? :/
    Anyways, my predictions is these
    West Ham – Newcastle 3 point 0-2
    QPR – Newcastle 1 point 0-0
    Newcastle – Arsenal 1 point 1-1
    I quess AP has got some kind of ulitmation from the board, and HAS TO win some point now..
    Lets try to stay positive in these dark dark days
    What’s your predictions??

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  • John Tudor

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #21

    s’land loss can only see them getting 2 pts from games

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  • JackButler

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #22

    Every manager makes mistakes, Keegan did it, Sir Bobby did it, even Fergie at Man U, but what separates the failures are the managers that persist with their misguided philosophy’s and continually make the same mistakes over and over and Pardew falls smack, bang in the center of that category of manager

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #23

    always toon

    point at west ham, 3 at qpr, 0 off arsenal

    i want sunderland to win for the first time ever i think

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #24

    AlwaysTOON
    you are very optimistic. I have always been until after yesterday. i voted for nufc to win and now what look how stupid i look. I thought ok we played shite against sunderland and pretty poor against WBA but i believed we could cause liverpool alot of trouble but no it was an absolute embarrasment and unfortunately im expecting no better next week i have now learned nothing can change with this nob in charge.

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #25

    after reading a comment on the previous thread, someone mentioned the fact that ,even at 4-0 yesterday fans piling out of the ground. people moaning in their seats, but not one chant towards the person responsible for getting us in this mess we find ourself in. Not one person in the ground prepared to stand up and start a chant against pardew that would surely escalate and start what could be the beginning of the end for our pitiful clueless excuse for a manager. This would not happen at any other club in the prem. sometimes i just dont understand toon fans !

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #26

    we play worse football than QPR and i watched them today they were piss poor.

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  • JackButler

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #27

    We won’t get anything at West Ham as we have Big Sam, Carrol and Nolan waiting to pile more misery on us

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #28

    The fact no fan has revolted against pardew on a match day only leaves him suggesting everyone thinks hes doing nothing wrong and hes just another NUFC legend which in turn fuels his arragance to us ‘thick fans’.

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  • jimmysmith

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #29

    It’s not just a question of fight is it.

    That defence played like they’d never met and the shape and discipline in midfield possibly worse.

    It’s hard to fathom how elite pro’s could possibly be so collectively inept.

    I mean once they cross that white line they are essentially there own men.

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  • yo-yo

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #30

    LB @ 16

    SBR ?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #31

    what is the standard chant about sacking a manager? other than you dont know what your doing

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  • AlwaysTOON

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #32

    NufcCARTER
    Yes, i migth be just too optimistic, but belive me.. We stay up!!
    Yes, i voted for nufc to win yesterday, made a bet to win, set agger and gerrard on the bench and cisse as captain in fantasy football.. And worst of all .. All my friends are liverpool fans.. So yeah, almost worst day of my life.
    But i think somethings will change, and we’ll pick up 3-4 points and stay up and vet a fresh start next year 🙂

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #33

    yo-yo @ 15 you can bet your life after 2 weeks with pardew she wont be able to catch a ball in her hands never mind trap it with her feet.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #34

    rugby a mans game indeed, we cant drop jh christ we just cant Pardew out smart manager is what we need i cant believe we are in this position again :-/ feel sick

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #35

    Alan Pardews Jew dick ???
    Stuart,
    I think the reason the crowd never turned on him is that I think everyone realise that it would do the team mire harm than good,if we are safe by the Arsenal game I can imagine the crowd getting vicious if things don’t go well.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #36

    what is going on with this club of mine :-/ feel sick to my gut…

    we cant be this side of the the league fans dont deserve this most supported club in Eng . basically :-/ i just feel sick…. Pardew must just bow out and leave… thanks for what you tried to do but not working ….

    you ruined us second time coming :-/

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  • ash1001

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #37

    THIS BLOG IS LIKE POPUP HEAVEN, is anyone else sick of all of them, CAN WE PLEASE |HAVE OLD BLOG BACK, ED.

    Its hard to say whats worse, the same articles reproduced umpteen times or Pardew speaking out of his backside,
    All we are doing ED is pasting from one article to the next, following your sensational headings, we are all turning into Pardews

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  • Le Belfast 007

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #38

    Every single player should keep their trap shut until the end of the season. Stop talking bollox to the media.

    Do your talking on the pitch. F***** bored of this ” well put it right ” nonsense.

    Same s*** all season long.

    Rant over.

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  • nufc786

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Transfer Sage
    i believe its is this…

    ” sacked in the morning your getting sacked in the morning sacked in the morning ” etc

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 28, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #40

    i really do believe we can stay up maybe just by the skin of our teeth but we will. Its just the thought, that it is still possible we can go down with just three games left makes me feel sick and depressed especially with recent results suggesting nothing will improve. This weekend has been complete shite.

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