It’s All Change At Newcastle – A New Era Dawns

Steven Taylor injured his Achilles on New Years Day last season and was out for the rest of the season, and the Whitley Bay lad now goes into his last year of his contract at Newcastle.

This could be this final season on Tyneside, and there’s even a chance the 29 year-old could be sold later this summer, if the club manages to bring in  two new center-backs.

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Steven Taylor – in action last season

Taylor seems to have no doubt that things are changing big time under Steve McClaren at Newcastle,  and Steve has brought in a very good coaching team too.

This is what Steven has said in the Chronicle today:

“I think this is the start of a new era.¨ “It’s a new style and everything we have done in the past will change.¨ “The gaffer started doing that in the first week.¨

“It’s been tough and a lot different to what we are used to.¨ “It used to be old school like ‘run, run, run’ – but now it has been different and all of the lads have bought into it.¨

“We have to get used to the heat and the games that come.” “When you look at the Premier League there are different styles of teams.¨

“This for us is getting us ready for the Southampton game.¨ “As a team you have to do whatever you have to do to make sure you are fit and ready for the first game of the season.¨

“Everything we are doing now is all designed around that. Every session.¨ “There is a philosophy behind it. The meetings we have are constantly drilling things into the lads.”

“To be fair we had to go back to a few basics.” “Last season wasn’t acceptable and we all know that.”

Yes we do.

McClaren has been impressive since he arrived at St. James Park, but he will be judged like any had coach on the results he can get for Newcastle next season – we hope they will be good ones.

Newcastle will play their first game of the tour and second pre-season game at Miller Park tonight against Club Atlas of Mexico – and it will be a tough game.

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12 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 14, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #1

    “It used to be old school like ‘run, run, run’ …” What an indictment of Pardew/Carver.

  • Graeme

    Jul 14, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Ron, there were lots on here last season, adamant that the best investment in playing staff that Ashley could make, would be replacing the Coaching Staff.
    P45DUE and Carver were dinosaurs by comparison to where we are today, which has to bode well for our progression this season.

  • Jib

    Jul 14, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #3

    More an indictment of English managers in general
    Both SM and IC have worked on the continent That is the big difference

  • mickalfas

    Jul 14, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Practicing with a ball,who’d have thought?

  • cestriasteve

    Jul 14, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #5

    Steven Taylor, your mantra should be run run run not eat eat eat.

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 14, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Weren’t the Dutch training with the ball back in the seventies?

  • LewSpi v2.0

    Jul 14, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Steven Taylor. How dare you criticise the old school methods?

    They’re tried and tested by the next England manager in countless relegation scraps ffs.

  • Bambams

    Jul 14, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #8

    Ron knee
    I fella if there was ever a dig at the last two managers/HC that was it.
    To be honest I seriously believe the players will have been well sick of the coaching they had previously. That long ball free kick to Willo must have been an insult to the players.
    Pards has landed on his feet and he has some good players there. Fast and skillful. Still think he will fail, ego too big.

    Anyway where are our signings ?

  • Bambams

    Jul 14, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #9

    I = Aye

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 14, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #10

    I think it will take a while to change the mindset of a lot of players at the TOON (and a few more signings to help) as they have been indoctrinated in the Pardew style for to long.

  • gaz 44

    Jul 14, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #11

    Well for the record I voted collo for captain only because I feel we will sign only one centre back and collo is the best of the rest so will be starting most games.. Taking the captaincy off him for next year would be a kick in the teeth for someone who is already looking to run down his contract

  • Lager_arm

    Jul 14, 2015 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Who cares what Steven Taylor has to say ? Always injured and even when he’s fit he’s shite. Gets away with loads cos he’s a Geordie, cant stand another season watching this berk play a couple of games then spend the rest of the season on the sidelines. Loads of comments on here about which players to keep etc. Steven taylor should be first name on the list to be out the door, absolute waste of time.


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