Steven Taylor is threatening to write a book – I can’t wait…
Steven Taylor says that he has a best seller lined up.
The former Newcastle player claims that once he retires from playing, he is going to write an autobiography that will be for ‘strictly Over 18s’.
Maybe he got a bit mixed up and meant Under 8s!!
Anyway, Steven Taylor says is sharpening his crayons in readiness and already has a working title – ‘The Truth, the Lies and the Tayls’.
I bet that took a few months to think up…
Exactly when he will retire is open to question, as after Newcastle released him he couldn’t hack it in America and returned home only a few months into a two and a half year contract, before playing a few games and then being given the push by Ipswich.
Now in League One with Peterborough, Steven Taylor says we can look forward to ‘a few squeaky bums and a few dummies spat out’.
Bet it will be a best seller in Sunderland!
Steven Taylor speaking to The Star:
“A few former team-mates like Alan Shearer have written books but theirs are more PG compared to what mine is going to be.
“It will be strictly Over 18s, a lot of stuff that needs to be checked out.
“There’s a lot to be revealed but I’ll wait until I’m finished playing.
“Career first, then I’ll spill the beans and reveal what really goes on behind the scenes. I tell you, there will be a few squeaky bums and a few dummies spat out.
“But no tasters, no spoilers. You’ll just have to wait.
“I remember when Newcastle played at the Stadium of Light and 46,000 Sunderland fans were singing: ‘Steven Taylor, we wish you were dead’.
“Afterwards, I got a call asking if I wanted to make an official complaint but I just laughed.
“I love the banter, the craic, the insults. In a restaurant recently, this Sunderland lad came up to me saying they really miss me because they have no one to hate anymore.
“I took that as a compliment. Call me old school but that’s how I like my football and I’m happy being the pantomime villain.
“I had a few months in the States with Portland Timbers and while I enjoyed the experience, it’s all a bit too tame for me.
“That’s why I was so angry when I saw Raheem Sterling getting sent off after scoring the winner for Manchester City at Bournemouth.
“When I scored against Bristol Rovers recently, I celebrated as if it was my first ever goal.
“If you can’t interact with fans at moments like that, then the game’s gone.”
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