Taylor enjoying Newcastle unity

Published Add your comment

Football News

Newcastle United's Steven Taylor has praised managing director Derek Llambias for allowing manager Alan Pardew and his players to get on with their jobs.

Llambias and club owner Mike Ashley have incurred the wrath of large sections of the Toon Army for much of their time at the St James' Park helm. There was disquiet too within the dressing room following a wrangle over bonus payments last season and several high-profile departures.

Taylor, whose personal form has been a key factor in an unbeaten eight-game opening to the campaign, told the Journal: "At the start of this season, we sat down with the gaffer and I think it's important that you have the chairman on your side. He's was great with us, sat us down and gave the lads their bonuses for this season straight away."

"He has just kept himself to himself, hasn't bothered the players - he has let us concentrate on the pitch and let the gaffer do his job. That's what you want. It's been good for us this season," the defender said.

The growing sense of unity within the club has seen the Magpies enjoy a fine start to the campaign which sends them into Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Wolves sitting in fourth place in the table.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Steven Taylor
Premier League
Newcastle United
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again