Magpies Could Win At Palace – But Expectations Not High

Steven Taylor has a good chance to start for Newcastle tomorrow night at Crystal Palace in the Capital One Cup, and show that he can still do a job for Newcastle this season.

steven taylor at gillingham

Steven Taylor at Gillingham in previous round

Newcastle’s strange decision to let Yanga-Mbiwa go out on loan on the last day of the window to Roma has made us short of an experienced central defender, and we only have three for the season, which seems just a little ridiculous.

Newcastle have yet to win the in the Premier League this season, although we had a decent enough 1-0 win at Gillingham in the previous round of the League Cup, currently being sponsored by Capital One.

Steven says that he wants to see a win tomorrow night in London:

“You would like to think a win would give us a real boost,” “It didn’t happen after Gillingham but I would like to think that if we win on Wednesday we can build on this.”

“Selhurst Park will be a difficult place to go, it’s a tight pitch and they will make the game very difficult, as they did up here a few weeks ago.”

“They have good players who can cause some problems and are a very hard-working side. We will have to match that first and foremost, and then hopefully our quality shines through after.”

“It will be completely different. Playing in the Premier League and the Capital One Cup are completely different scenarios.” “The main thing is you have to turn up.”

“What I’ve learnt over the years of playing in this competition,  is that you have to put your foot in and have a good level of commitment.”

“If you don’t, you lose the game – it’s as simple as that.” And while the Barclays Premier League is United’s bread and butter, ” “We want to do well in it, of course we do,”

“The Premier League is the most important thing for us, of course it is, but everyone would like to do well in a cup as well, and why not this one?”

“We will go out there on Wednesday, try to win the game and hopefully end up in the next round.”

Even Steve manages to get in the statement that the the Premier League is the most important thing for us, so he’s even been indoctrinated, but being a local lad Steven would like nothing better than Newcastle having a decent cup run this season.

We last won a local trophy in England back in 1955 when we took Manchester City apart 3-1 in the final with goals from Jackie Milburn,  Bobby Mitchell and George Hannah, and that was 31 years before Steven was even born.

But looking on the bright side – maybe we can win tomorrow night even though two in three fans think we will lose the game.

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33 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Anyone else notice the club PR juggernaut turning it up a notch?

    Firstly before the game against hull parsnip saying get behind the team. Then colamity says the same a day later. Today we have “he” with the turning circle of an aircraft carrier saying the fans showed there “true colours” in getting behind the team.

    Today we’ve got Dummett basically saying “we’re in it to win it” (he even said the game was tonight, although I reckon the club made a gaff in their desperation to get it out) and now staylor harping on about its an opportunity for a cup run and if we win it might kick-start our league campaign.

    “Look look we’re really trying….honest”

    Sorry lads we already know the club isn’t arsed about any cup competitions by the club saying they aren’t arsed about cup competitions.

    Can’t kid a kidder 😉

    Bet the gullible lap it up though.

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Even in that picture, in the middle of a game he looks like a neanderthal 😉

  • optimistic prime

    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #3


    Get lost!
    We’re gonna win 6 0 🙂

  • optimistic prime

    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #4

    What happened to Curtis Goode?
    Are we trying to sell him so he has a mysterious injury? 😉

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Blame Ashley for not doing more, but ultimately blame capitalism, because the money always ends up in the hands of an elite few.

    Ashley might change his attitude if the exposure of playing Champions League would ever outweigh the cost. That becomes more likely as SD increases in size. If that’s any comfort.

  • dazzler

    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #6

    The only way we’ll get a cup run from this team is if they rebel against the tactics given to them

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #7

    That Wonga logo on the shirt also carries a strong subliminal message for us not to get any ideas above our station, just quietly.

  • p

    Sep 24, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #8

    jimmy, you we are treading closely to politics here but I would say the money always ends up with the elite few, regardless of economic system.

    Greed always prevails.

  • padthemag

    Sep 24, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #9

    Says it all no intrest in winning anything only not getting relegated season ticket holders are in for an exciting season you might however be treated to a relegation battle thrilling stuff!!!!!!

  • lesh

    Sep 24, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Cisse, Gouffran and Krul to miss the match as they’ve picked up a virus?

    Now if Pardew was to have said they were being rested?

  • lesh

    Sep 24, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #11


    Greed always prevails because greed’s got no conscience!

  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 24, 2014 at 4:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Should have been Aaron’s game,unlucky…

    Jan will. tay. haida
    obert. Anita. colb. samy
    Revy. Perez

  • Slank

    Sep 24, 2014 at 5:29 AM

    Comment #13


    Yes, Aarons would almost certainly have been selected I’m sure.

    My team:

    Janmaat – Saylor – Collo – Haidara
    Obertan – Tiote – Abeid – Sammy
    Perez – Cabella

    Perez deserves a start. He and Cabella have the skills and ability to unlock the Palace defence. Obertan and Sammy provide the width which we lacked against Hull. Abeid also deserves a start as he was very good in the previous cup game. Haidara has to start too as he is far better than Dummitt.

    2-0 win to us

  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 24, 2014 at 5:56 AM

    Comment #14

    Steven”Saylor”Taylor:”We will go out there on Wednesday, try to win the game” GO TOON GOOOOOOO.

  • Santon03

    Sep 24, 2014 at 5:59 AM

    Comment #15


    I want to see Ferreyra, also Armstrong as sub maybe 30 minutes.

  • cyprus

    Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00 AM

    Comment #16

    It’s not indoctrination man. You are not fair at all with that dig. At IBM you concentrated on ‘cups’ (PC’s) and that eventually sent you to the computer world’s championship 🙂

    Reality: we must make sure we focus on the real prize. The capital cup would be nice to win. That’s all.

  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 24, 2014 at 6:05 AM

    Comment #17

    I still have faith in Reviere, but what happened to
    chucky? is he became another xisco??

  • Santon03

    Sep 24, 2014 at 6:05 AM

    Comment #18

    Watched Empoli vs Milan, good game for both teams neither deserve to lose, draw fair result.
    Milan is another example a club with tight budget, they get their players mostly free transfers and on loan. They made more than 30million euros, spent about 15million euros. Inzaghi is very attack minded manager, always using 3 attackers and 3 defensive midfields, and the 2 wingbacks playing mostly as wingers rather than fullbacks with Muntari and Poli covering their positions.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 24, 2014 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #19

    Mocking a hate figure player has happened at the Toon for years `Remember Tommy Gibb ?“ seems to be Saylors turn now ““ Is this unique to NufC I wonder?

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 24, 2014 at 6:39 AM

    Comment #20

    Perhaps a trait in the Geordie ID

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 24, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #21

    ID, ego, and super-ego are the three parts of the psychic apparatus defined in
    Sigmund Freud’s structural model of the psyche

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 24, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #22


    Newcastle could win the cup

    COULD being the Key word

  • firebug666

    Sep 24, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #23

    I’m just waiting for the inept one to give his post match interview, (if he bothers).

    “Well I’m not going to make any excuses, as I have been accused of that, and that site has me bang to rights. I thought we gave are all tonight and we were unlucky especially after their fifth goal went in. But we have five first team players out at the moment, and then the news filtered through that Mike Ashley has stubbed his toe and that has affected us mentally.”

    Just wish him and Ashley would Fk Off and give us a chance to play football again.

  • Slank

    Sep 24, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #24

    Is it acceptable to provide some good news on this ever increasing miserable blog ?

    I see that our under 21 team are top of their league having beaten Arsenal away.

    Well done, young lads.

  • firebug666

    Sep 24, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #25


    Even better news is that Streete scored both our goals from corners. I mean come on scoring from corners.

  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 24, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #26



    like I said, seems meaningless game for us!!

  • stan anderson

    Sep 24, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #27

    Seems this trophy is one for the underdogs mind,maybe we can beat the mighty Palace eh.
    More chance of me winning the lottery tonight and i dont put it on.
    Get the cockneys out of our once famous club.

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #28

    Wow more club speak from people. The club PR has worked a treat hasn’t it! FFS!

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 24, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #29

    You’ve been fcuking brainwashed if you think it’s pointless.

    Perfect excuse I suppose not to concentrate on cups with us being in the bottom 3 n all!

    Look at how much fan’s viewpoints have changed on cups, expectations have been lowered so they don’t think it’s important. Deary me.

  • firebug666

    Sep 24, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #30


    Aye Bendy Wendy will be looking forward to this months pay packet.

    I think they have wheeled the whole team out in front of the press this week.

    Talk about overkill!

  • Markaccus

    Sep 24, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #31


    Trast mr. Naffink is mowa important than stahyin in tha premiership. Cor bloimy, lav a dack, me owl chinah!


  • Markaccus

    Sep 24, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #32


  • JamesToon

    Sep 24, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #33


    Hopefully our youth academy can move back into category A soon


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