Steven Taylor has given an interview which defies belief.
Not quite sure what he is trying to achieve with it but if it was an attempt at trying to get the fans behind the team today, then it is the equivalent of getting a shotgun and pointing it at your feet before firing, then reloading and repeating fifty times.
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You would think he was trying to impress an audience from his birthplace (London) rather than the team and region he has grown up in and represents.
Amongst his nonsense it was apparently only recently we were talking about Europe and the fans walk around with frozen nipples and nothing else in their lives apart from football.
Plus those nasty supporters are being so so horrible to the players and John Carver, maybe Steven Taylor should have just written a letter (of resignation) like his Captain…
Hard to believe just how out of touch somebody can be who has lived pretty much all of his life on Tyneside.
You can read the full interview in The Mail but here are some of the standout quotes:
The players meeting after Leicester
“Locked doors, now everybody listen. It came between the players. We were the ones who wanted to call a meeting. We’re the ones in the s**t. We know we’re not winning games, it doesn’t need Einstein to tell us that. Eight games on the bounce? If the alarm bells aren’t ringing then you’re in the wrong job.
“Who’s going to want you if we get relegated? You’re going to be here. Pull your finger out. We’re all in it together. If we weren’t, we’d crumble.
”It’s horrible to think about relegation when we were talking about Europe not so long ago.
“We flippin’ love it at Newcastle but we need to give them something to shout about. We need to give them back their mojo.
“When you win they go home to their missus happy as Larry. We get beat and they’re a nightmare. I can guarantee you they will go home and be horrible around the house, causing arguments because of us. We probably cause divorces.
“Newcastle is a football city, you can’t hide away from it. Nobody has anything else to talk about apart from football.
“There are that many glory supporters down in London but they’re diehard here. You see fans with their tops off when it’s freezing cold, nipples like ice cubes.
Has Steven Taylor been to any games recently?
“I’ll tell you what, if anyone out-sings our fans I’ll show my backside in Fenwick’s window on Northumberland Street. It’s impossible.
Certain people hate us
“Some of the lads are driving with their missus to go shopping and fans are pulling alongside, sticking their fingers up at them and making rude gestures.
“Certain people hate us, say we’re rubbish. We’ve been called an embarrassment, not good enough. Worst team Newcastle have ever had. We’re getting hammered in the media, hammered in our cars. We get reminded every 10 seconds. People shouting, “You’re crap, you’re s***e”. When the lads see that every week, it does hurt. They don’t bring their families to the game now because it’s got that bad.
“It’s a reality shock for these foreign players but not for me. Nine out of 10 Geordies will hammer them because they’re so passionate.
‘‘At the moment you need balls of steel. If you haven’t, then grow some. But the lads have got the b*****ks. I wish we could have affected it two months ago. Now it’s got to a stage where we didn’t expect it.
“We’re against a proportion of our fans at the moment. The Gallowgate, the East Stand, Sir John Hall Stand, the Milburn Stand, they all see the game differently.
“But when we play at home now, for some of the lads we’ve talked about, so many people there are waiting for something bad to happen.
“You imagine playing in front of 52,000 and the same minority hammering the same players each week.
Fans will turn
“I speak to opposition players after the game and they all say the exact same thing: get to half-time or 60 minutes and if Newcastle haven’t scored, their fans will turn.
“The majority of fans are unbelievable, but there’s a section who say we’re crap. We need them more than anything now. Stick with us. Three games to go.’
John Carver – Ultimate Warrior:
“JC’s the main Geordie about the place. His voice is like the Ultimate Warrior. He’s got that growl and when you hear it you think, “Bloody hell, he’s going mad”.
“He hasn’t had the players to play a full-strength team. What can he do this weekend? Mourinho or Ferguson couldn’t do anything different.’