Players Are World-Class – But We Caused Them Problems

Steven Taylor got only his second start of the season in the league on Sunday, when he lined up for the second time this season, against a club that had spent more than £1B on their players since owner Sheikh Mansour rule Abu Dhabi bought the club back in August of 2008.

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Steven Taylor – had a solid game on Sunday

They are truly the best team that money can buy, and we dare say that a small club like Scunthorpe United – just as an example – would also be in the top four of the Premier League if they had spent £1B on players over the last five and a half years.

Certainly Newcastle United would be.

Steven had a decent enough game on Sunday afternoon in what was a gutsy performance from the lads, , and Newcastle were so unlucky to take nothing out of the game, after we went after City following a 20 minute hammering in the first 20 minutes of the game, when we had gone 1-0 down to a good Dzeko goal.

This is what Steven has said in the local papers today:

“It felt great to be back.” “It was my first league game since Man City away in the first game of the season.” “The lads were brilliant, and I’ve got to thank the fans as well for their support.”

“They were magnificent towards me. I want to say a massive thank you to them – they’ve kept me going.”  “Obviously, I just want to be playing, and it felt great to be out there again.”

“I just want to help the team finish as high up the table as possible.” “We felt we could have won the game,” “I can’t remember us having that many chances against Manchester City.”

“They’ve got world-class players, but we got right into them and caused them problems.  “I couldn’t see anything wrong with Cheick’s strike. It was a fantastic strike – similar to the Arsenal goal.”

“Joe Hart’s definitely seen the shot.” “Gouff hasn’t obstructed him – so I couldn’t see what the problem was. Gouff said at half-time he was nowhere near Joe Hart.”

“There was a bit of frustration, but we made a right go of it. We were pushing at the end, but it wasn’t to be. The lads were devastated.”  “But the fans were unbelievable. They roared us on non-stop. The atmosphere was tremendous.”

And we’ll have to forget all about Cheick’s disallowed goal and the fact we were a little unlucky not to get a draw, but next up is a game at West Ham United, and we must play with the same intensity we showed against City.

If we play like we did on Sunday we will beat West Ham, and if we play like we did in the previous game against Cardiff City, we’ll lose our next game at Upton Park.

It’s really as simple as that.

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