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Newcastle Player – Last Weekend The Worst Of My Career

9:49 am, Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

Steven Taylor played at Aston Villa in May of 2009, when we lost that final game of the season to an own goal from Damien Duff, and we were relegated for the very first time from the Premier League.

steven taylor after the game

Devastated Steven Taylor – after final whistle on Saturday
What a complete disaster


And Steven and the rest of us were simply devastated when that happened, completely devastated – and there were TV pictures of Newcastle fans weeping after the final whistle.

We hope that kind of sight doesn’t happen after our last home game of the season against Arsenal on May 19th, but our players will need to buck up and show some fight and spirit if that is to be avoided.

This is some of what Steven Taylor had to say yesterday:

“This weekend has been the worst of my career and surely for the rest of the lads it has to be too. We have to accept the criticism which comes our way.”

“It will be fully deserved. We have three games left to go and it is important we stick together. If we do not, we will crumble. You cannot have even one person not pulling his weight.”

“I feel sick in the gut. I just want to apologize to every fan who came to the game and every fan who watched on television, everybody who is associated with the club really. It is a horrible, horrible feeling for us.”

“In the first five minutes we were so open. Liverpool came here and they played how they wanted to play. They were allowed to do what they wanted.”

Steven was inconsolable at Villa Park four years ago, so to say that was the worst weekend of his career is really saying something.

Hopefully some calm and control will return in the form of Fabricio Coloccini on Saturday, and he is likely to be paired with Steven in central defense.

It will be another body blow if Fab is not fit for Saturday’s game.

And we need to start Ben Arfa, and just hope his hamstring holds up – we need every single player in a black and white shirt fighting like hell on Saturday.

But somehow we don’t see that happening after watching the last two home games. :(

But it will take guts, fight, pride and passion from our players if we are to survive this season – that’s a fact.

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novocastrian66 // Apr 30, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Someone makes me feel good. Then someone makes me feel bad. Someone makes me feel happy. Then someone makes me feel sad.
    Someone please wake me up on May the 20th and hopefully I will feel glad.

  • 2 Rotonda heights // Apr 30, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    I’d say his game v sunderland was even worse

  • 3 Sawbuck // Apr 30, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    And the way its shaping up he’ll be saying it this weekend as well.

  • 4 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // Apr 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    any i thinks to copunteract Carroll we should play williamson?

  • 5 Joe Blog // Apr 30, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    I’m sure most fans would’ve appreciated a quarantined team this week, no monotonous media memoirs, no pathetic pleas to fans and most importantly no slithery tongued subterfuge from the duffer, I mean gaffer.

  • 6 Transfer Sage // Apr 30, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    indian

    no sorry, willo isn’t good in the air even though he’s tall.

    rather play taylor and colo, know they work together well..colo calms taylor and leads him well

  • 7 geordielad880 // Apr 30, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Side to play west ham:-

    ———————————Elliot

    Simpson——–williamson———collocini————m’biwa

    ——————–sissoko————-anita
    ——–ben arfa—————————————-guitterez

    ———————-cisse———–ameobi

  • 8 Hatem's better than Messi // Apr 30, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Criminal blaming our French players.
    It’s not their fault.

    It’s Pardew’s fault.

    If it wasn’t for the points gained by Sissoko, Gouffran, Debuchy, Haidara, M’Biwa since they arrived in a team that had just been knocked out of the cup by Brighton and were on the longest losing streak ever, we’d already be down.

    Blame Pardew, but wait until after the Arsenal game.

    United
    HWTL

  • 9 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // Apr 30, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Gutierrez and Ameobi?

    Reciepe for disaster

  • 10 Oldgit1 // Apr 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Indian magpie. Totally agree we should get willo back, he has had some very good games this season an feel he has been unfairly dropped. Saylor is not at his best at the moment and is always abit gunho.

  • 11 LeToonARMY // Apr 30, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    THE BEST TEAM IS
    ELIOT
    SIMPSON TAYLOR COLLO YANGA
    CABAYE TIOTE ANITA
    HBA CISSE GOUFFRAN

  • 12 JAMSHA // Apr 30, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    ——————Harper——————-

    Saylor——-Colo———Mibwa—–Anita

    ——————Sissoko——————

    Arfa————–Cabaye————Jonas

    ————–gufo——–Cisse————

  • 13 Mark the Mag // Apr 30, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Taylor keep ur mouth shut, your interviews are as bad as your defending. Sick to death of your patter shut ur mouth. I was going mental on Saturday, that’s what you should have been doing on the bitch u phoney, gutless, s**tbag

  • 14 toonluvva // Apr 30, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Perhaps the team might benefit from 2 away games having been totalling outclassed at for the last 2 home games.

    I think that they were intimidated by the crowd once they went behind and lost their collective nerve.

    Hopefully, the travelling Black & White Army will get behind the team wwilling them forward.

  • 15 Graeme // Apr 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Unfortunately Saylor just doesn’t have what it takes to reach the top in his position. All you have to do is look at who has been picked in front of him for England – and there are some truly mediocre players preferred to Saylor.

    At times he is a headless chicken, at other times, he’s not quite that good. Mbiwa and Collo would be first pick, but most likely it will be Mbiwa and Collo’s replacement to start next season!!




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