We Need To Put Big Smiles On Fans’ Faces More Often


Steven Taylor had a strong game at the back for Newcastle last Saturday, and with that performance, which was getting near to what Steven is capable of in the Premier League, the lad from Whitley Bay has a chance to keep his place for the tough game at Spurs on Sunday.

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Steven Taylor – in action on Saturday against Leicester

With as many as five players returning from injury for the Spurs game (Tiote, Ameobi, Williamson, Riviere and Ryan Taylor), we should get a bit of competition for places in the side, and that’s always a good thing to bring out the best in our players.

This is what Steven has said today:

“We can’t carry anybody.” “The win against Leicester was massive.” “You could see the faces around the dressing room after the hard work.”

“Everybody put 100% effort in which we needed. The fans were absolutely delighted. They had big smiles on their faces and that’s what we need to do more often.”

“It was hard work, Leicester came here and Nigel Pearson set the team up to try to break us down and counter attack.” “We put our bodies on the line.”

“That’s one of the things we’ve said in previous games. Even at Palace we let a lead slip.” “Players were out of position, We were trying to get an extra goal.”

“We have to kill games off. We did that at the end against Leicester and closed it off.” “We competed all over the pitch and we kept the ball really well.”

“It was a great goal, he cut inside and it was a good little dummy before putting it in the bottom corner – Kasper Schmeichel had no chance.”

“It was fantastic for him to get the goal, much needed. It was a massive relief for us.”

Yesterday when we were writing about Spurs having a Europa League match tonight, we almost convinced ourselves that we can get something out of the game at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Spurs are still inconsistent this season, and are often there for the taking after a Europa League game, so hopefully we can play well and catch them off form,.

But a win will still be very difficult against a team of good players, but it’s possible,  and that would be the second time in a row we have won at White Hart Lane after the fantastic 1-0 victory last season.

That’s what we are hopping for on Sunday.

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60 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Oct 23, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1

    He seems to confuse the “Relief” that we had finally managed to win a game, with the “Pleasure” we used to get from watching our team play at SJP.
    The pleasure has long since been removed by he FCB and his henchmen, including Mr Inept himself, P45DUE. What we have now is mediocrity personified; never mind the results or the performance, look at the balance sheet, “aint we doing well eh”

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 23, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #2

    You and pardew do one then

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  • dazzler

    Oct 23, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #3

    1-0 is not killing a game off, we sat back when we scored like we always do when we should have pushed for a second and third

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 23, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #4

    This club is wonderful, set on the right path and is really going places. In fact we should have a new theme song:

    http://youtu.be/iCQ0vDAbF7s

    Everyone join in:

    Du du du du
    Shiny happy people joining hands
    Du du du du
    Shiny happy people laughing.

    – oh the irony

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 23, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #5

    70TWO

    That song is rubbish how about.

    Ag-a-doo-doo-doo, push pineapple, shake the tree
    Aga-doo-doo-doo, push pineapple, grind coffee
    To the left, to the right, jump up and down and to the knees
    Come and dance every night, sing with a hula melody.

    And then average, jail, manxpie and blackey can do the.

    YMCA

    Much better.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 23, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #6

    I would pay to watch that.

    Ha ha ha.

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 23, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #7

    welshgeordie9

    wow! your up with the lark

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 23, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #8
  • 70TWO

    Oct 23, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #9

    I see Jeff is joining in with laughing at ourselves.

    Sorry I can not continue I am literally of to the Doctors.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 23, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #10

    dazzler a push for a second and third is not killing a game off. Even at Palace we let a lead slip.Players were out of position .We were trying to get an extra goal.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 23, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Welshie could you characterise the usual suspects as the 7 Dwarves Ill start it off Jail for Ashley is clearly Grumpy

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 23, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #12

    Jeff from Benwell

    Good thinking mate, i will think of something later because I will be off out in the minute, so I will continue to be up to no good sometime this evening, but once again good thinking.

    See you all later, and by the way Jeff behave at least until I come on here anyway.

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  • mag92

    Oct 23, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Spurs have got the prolific Soldado, so I think the Mags will get at least a point against them.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 23, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #14

    Wouldn’t defending a one goal lead be considered “seeing the game out” not “killing a game off”?

    Surely killing a game off is putting the result beyond the reach of the other team?

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #15

    Ibizatoon

    sackpardew.com should do an alternative vocabulary section.
    controlling the game = defensive solidity / not conceding a goal in a particular half
    attacking ‘fret’ = possession / passing the ball sideways

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  • nut meg

    Oct 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #16

    Nothing unusual having players out of position at Newcastle Steven,pay more attention.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 23, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #17

    Would like us to sign these players in Jan:

    Luiz Adriano
    Gaitan
    Benteke
    Vertonghen

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  • mag92

    Oct 23, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #18

    If Cisse had put that header away late on then they would have killed the good off, instead of flapping for the remaining 19 minutes.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 23, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #19

    70TWO….It would be most useful to have an Ashley / Pardew dictionary in relation to football terms.

    For instance:

    Can’t compete financially means that we’re cheap.

    We have a squad good enough to push for top 6 actually means we’ll try to finish outside the bottom 6.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 23, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #20

    Steven Taylor is acting like the club has just achieved some Titanic landmark victory.

    Anybody reading that would think Leicester City was a misspelling and it was Manchester City we had beaten.

    Reality check needed here. Leicester had some glorious chances to score but missed them… NUFC team-work didn’t make Leicester miss… it was NUFC failings that gave Leicester those chances to score, but ultimately it was Leicester’s fault they did not get more from the game… it was by no means the great work of the team that won the game.

    As for putting smiles on the fans faces… yes well, while Taylor is giving himself and team-mates a pat on the back, I believe the last time anything positive happened worth a smile was when we beat Stoke… who had 9 men and that game was not even in this calendar year.

    Anyways, yes, round of applause for scraping the first win in goodness knows how long, and hanging onto a 1 goal lead against Leicester. I would like to think the players that held the ball beside the corner flag, and a bigger thanks to the Leicester players who missed their chances.

    Big smiles all round.

    Oh, you are spoiling us.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #21

    Aahh – Ifs and buts – mag92 – Ifs and buts– If the game had not been delayed I would not have got so hammered

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 23, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #22

    Ibizatoon

    media savvy = being able to lie unconvincingly in the face of reality and contradictory facts, plus seemingly walk away without being brought to question (for risk of being banned).

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 23, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #23

    Ancientcoptic The win against Leicester WAS massive. Could I tempt you to another glass of whine old chap?

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #24

    I personally thought it was a great weekend All together now to the tune of` “AmazingGrace“ Eight Nil Eight Nil Eight Nil Eight Nil Eight Nil Eight Nil Eight Nil Eight Nil Eight Nil Eight Nil Eight Nil Eight Nil Eight Nil Eight Nil

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 23, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #25

    Last win against Leicester is not so important.3 points are not enough for anything.What is important is correcting the things in club after nearly one sterile year.We need strong team and a lot more points than these three points.Newcastle is more serious team now.That is important.And points will come naturally.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 23, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #26

    Ancient…To be fair, given our 2014 form, it was a landmark victory. Nothing to do with the opposition, just that we hadn’t won for so long.

    70TWO…It’s coming together mate 🙂

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 23, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #27

    Ben Arfa: I was Shellfish

    He had a good side step.
    Imagined himself to be a pearl of a player in a sea of mediocrity.
    Responds to accusations of being fat with its mussel.
    Training was like a smooth rich bisque, but without any straining.
    He boiled over in the dressing room.
    De Jong snapped his limbs and Pardew made mincemeat of his tracking back.

    Any more?

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #29

    The ball stuck like a limpet to his foot

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  • hibbit

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #30

    steven taylor is toeing the party line its all down to the pr team the most important team at st james

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #32

    Ibizatoon – It was not exactly a landmark victory, we are going to win the odd game here and there. Even teams that gets relegated wins some games over the course of a season.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013%E2%80%9314_Premier_League

    The 3 teams that went down last season, had wins of 7, 8 and 9.

    I am not overly confident that we can do much better than that this season. Not based on the Leicester game anyway.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #33

    All the blame for the Toons woes were Foystered on him

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #34

    Nice one Jeff.

    He washed up at Hull.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #35

    70TWO…I’m glad someone mentioned him, as I read that article yesterday (“I was selfish”), but didn’t want to bring it to the blog and risk a meltdown.

    It does appear that he has some sort of epiphany every two years and it always seems to be the same one. I was immature and selfish, but now I want to be a team player and realise my potential.

    Oh well, anyone know how he’s getting on at Hull?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #36

    Ancient…If we fail to win another game this season, can we then consider it a landmark victory? 🙂

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #37

    In the end Pardew had to winkle him out of the club

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #38

    I take that back Jeff, I can only imagine you were angling for some connection to ‘foil’ but you will have to cast your net closer and try some different bait.

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  • 70TWO

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #39

    @37 redemmed

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #40

    Did you see that goal against Blackburn What a lobster he is

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