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Newcastle Player’s Recipe To Avoid The Drop

9:46 am, Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

Steven Taylor had a good game at home to West Brom in the vital 1-0 win, but he didn’t have much to do and on the day West Brom were terrible and Tony Pulis said as much at the end of the game.

But last Saturday the Baggies were much better at Everton and got a 1-0 win – something we didn’t get close to when we played at Goodison Park recently and looked a shambles as we came away with a 3-0 trouncing.

Steven had a poor game on Saturday at Stamford Bridge and was culpable for two of the three goals they scored in the first 17 minutes and it showed up his lack of match fitness.

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Steven Taylor – fit again after five months out

That was only his second game since last August when he was injured at Old Trafford.

Steven Taylor has been interviewed today and he says we need wins if we are to survive in the Premier League this season.

“At St James’, we’re a different side.” “Away from home it hasn’t been good enough, hasn’t been acceptable.”

“We need to turn it around. There are 12 games left now, and we have to start winning games. That’s massively important now.”

“Even draws won’t be good enough. We have to win. Three points are a must.” “We tried to take the game to Chelsea and attack them, and they did that to us.”

“They were straight on us. They didn’t give us any time to breathe on the ball. They closed down our midfield.”

Maybe if Steven can hit some consistent form through the end of the season he can help his local club survive, because it’s obvious our defense is simply not good enough.

The fact we haven’t strengthened it enough over the last two transfer windows is starting to hurt us big time now.

If we do survive this season and that’s still an “if”  – we have to bring in some top defenders in the summer and start a huge rebuilding effort and have a missive clear-out.

We’re not sure what happens if we are relegated.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Prayer · Premier League · Press · Steven Taylor




18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Feb 16, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 Tsunki // Feb 16, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    He He a good game against West Brom when he didn’t have much to do. But he had a bad game against Chelsea when he had a lot to do.

    I wonder what Steve will calculate from that?

    Hmmm. So let’s see, Steve – fitness = 0 difference, er carry the four add -22…..

  • 3 WWSBRD // Feb 16, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    I wonder what colour crayon Taylor was chewing on while he gave this interview…I reckon red

  • 4 toon kk // Feb 16, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    Tbh Shearer was right when he said you have to question our players character.

    At least half of our squad simply don’t give a toss whether we stay up or not. They turn up as and when. Do they want to play for our club?

  • 5 Tsunki // Feb 16, 2016 at 9:57 AM

    They tried to give the game to Chelsea is how it was actually implemented, Steve.

  • 6 WWSBRD // Feb 16, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    Has anyone re-read the Charnley statement from when he was appointed? Its an interesting read with knowledge of where we have gone under him, also clear as day states that we should have a state of the art training complex by now

    Can anyone tell me exactly what Charnley did to get to where he is within NUFC now?

  • 7 kakaobi // Feb 16, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    Wish I had a manager like macclaren where I worked someone who’s a soft touch and let’s you do what you want

  • 8 WWSBRD // Feb 16, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    The only thing I can find describing Charnley is that he is shy, quiet and avoids arguments at all cost

  • 9 Tsunki // Feb 16, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    In other words, Charnley is a dodger. I also have wondered where they had this state of the art training complex. I think it’s in Leicester.

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Feb 16, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    WW…,
    I remember at a fans meeting saying to that Wendy Taylor “now that JfK has been officially gagged, who will be talking to the press” . She replied Lee Charnley who I’d vaguely heard of
    would be regularly speaking to the press. How many interviews has he given, if it’s really him even. Full of shite the lot of them.

  • 11 toon kk // Feb 16, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    WWSBRD
    Charney is good mates with MA that’s why he is running our club, not for his skills.
    It’s another cog on the wheel of NUFC downfall. Lack of knowledge from top to bottom. Even half the players don’t know what they’re doing.

  • 12 Toon Tang // Feb 16, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    That’s wor stevies recipe is it? Wouldn’t wanna try his beans on toast

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // Feb 16, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    How is Charnley good mates with Ashley? If your team scores, you don’t wait for your good mate to cheer before you do, that’s what ar$e crawling wretches do.

  • 14 WWSBRD // Feb 16, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    Tsunki
    I seem to remember the training complex was sacked off when they had to bring in Sissoko, Goofy et al because we couldnt afford both….I mean howay

    JfA
    Well theres err the one he gave when he was appointed then theres….errrr….Ive had a few emails that he has ‘written’ that counts no?

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Feb 16, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    Lord Percy and Blackadder spring to mind.

  • 16 ToonRich // Feb 16, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    I hope they use this training week to actually sort out a couple of tactics so that we have a plan of attack – or is that too much to ask?!
    Perhaps its time for Shteve to step aside and give Cathro a chance to select a team and set them up his way…

    I wonder if we’ve put a call-back clause in Arma’s loan…he’s 1 of the only talent we have on the books. It may have been a stroke of genius to bring him back in Jan, or now if we can?

    From yesterdays thread RE: Cisse…Could be interesting to see if he and Doumbia can forge a partnership to save us. I’d be tempted to play 4-3-3 and give all our strikers a run with each other Mitro-Perez-Doumb/Cisse-dare I say Riv?!!! ha! You could even push Townsend and Gini into the left/right attacking positions either side of a main striker. We need to get more presence in the area and press the opponents.

    The training complex is actually the garden at Charn and Mikes apartment in Magaluf!!!!!

  • 17 WWSBRD // Feb 16, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    toonkk
    I dont even think he is good mates with Ashley though, I think its worse than that I think hes just the easiest person to manipulate that was within NUFC so Ashley didnt have to hire anyone…obviously I could be wrong but I cant find any other reason for his promotion

  • 18 toon kk // Feb 16, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    After watching Leeds v Boro last on sky which was a end to end game. But what I did notice is how we’d really struggle if we were in the championship. There work rate and defensive play was far superior to ours.
    We are poor, and have a lot to learn.




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