Steven Taylor: “Play for Sunderland? I would rather collect stamps than stick on that shirt.
“I haven’t got any friends who are Sunderland fans.
“As for players, I’m friendly with one or two from our days with the Under-21s – but that was before they signed for Sunderland.
“Put it this way .... when I’m warming up, their fans have their veins popping out of their necks.
“It’s like I’ve done something to their family or something!”
"I won a penalty following a Steed Malbranque challenge at St James’ Park to rescue a point in the 2008-09 season.
“They didn’t seem to like me after that. It didn’t go down too well.
“I did feel contact although it may not have looked that much. I’ve been taught that if you feel contact, you go down in the box so that is what I did and Shola Ameobi stuck the penalty away.
“But the abuse I get doesn’t bother me one little bit. Even when I was starting out, I always enjoyed that hostility.
“I like that sort of thing and they can say what they want, it won’t get to me.
“Last season a few of the local lads like Shola, Harps and I went around explaining to the lads what the derby was all about.
“I was a bit nervous because I didn’t know how they’d cope. It’s only when you step out on the pitch that you realise it is so hostile.
“There were a few tackles flying in and it took us 20 minutes to get going but then Yohan Cabaye made a tackle and I knew he understood.
“It was one of those moments and the best thing that happened.
“The foreign lads have bought into everything. They don’t need telling now.
“All that we’re worried about this year is any niggles we may have.
“I think we can get amongst them. We have players who can hurt them. Our attacking options can hurt any side.
“And then there’s Shola, the Sunderland slayer. His record against them is phenomenal.
“The gaffer has told us we can’t afford to start like we did against Manchester United but I think our quality will be the difference.
“In the later stages of the game, that quality will shine.
“I’m so excited. Even before the Man United game when everyone was talking about that one, I was only thinking about Sunderland.
“After my injury, I’m now fit as a fiddle and I can’t wait.
"If I scored the winner in the 90th minute, hmmmm?
“I think I’d run straight down the tunnel and get out of there in one piece. With the three points in my back pocket."Should We Unleash The Mackem Slayer? YOU VOTE!
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Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile, OBE, KCSG was born 31 October 1926 in Leeds ... but was a life-long Sunderland supporter.
After working as a conscripted coal miner during the Second World War, Savile began a career playing records in, and later managing, dance halls.
He started his media career as a disc jockey on Radio Luxembourg in 1958, and on Tyne Tees Television in 1960, developing a reputation for his flamboyant character and eccentricities.
He later worked primarily for the BBC, where he presented the first edition of Top of the Pops in 1964 and worked on BBC Radio 1 from 1968.
Between 1975 and 1994 he presented Jim'll Fix It, a popular television programme in which he arranged for the wishes of viewers, mainly children, to come true.
I wrote to Jimmy Savile when I was a kid:
"Dear Jim ... Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please can you fix it for me to get my stammer fixed."
I don't believe these allegations against Jimmy Savile. I met him in Leeds General Hospital in the 1980s and he seemed very nice.
Next people will be telling me he wasn't qualified to perform my prostate examination.
BREAKING NEWS - The BBC News channel have just displayed images of the three women who claimed that Jimmy Savile interfered with them sexually. They showed a current picture of each of the women and a picture taken of each of them from the 1970s.
The caption read: Now, then. Now, then. Now, then.NEWCASTLE UNITED FC 2012/13 Newcastle United Fixtures Sunday October 2113:30 Premier League Sunderland v Newcastle United Thursday October 2520:05 Europa League - Group D Newcastle V Club Bruges Sunday October 2815:00 Premier League Newcastle United v West Brom Sunday November 416:00 Premier League Liverpool v Newcastle United PREMIERSHIP READING 2 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ba 2)Harper, Perch, Williamson, Steven Taylor (Tavernier 56), Santon, Ben Arfa, Tiote, Bigirimana (Ferguson 70), Gutierrez, Cisse (Shola Ameobi 69), Ba.Subs not used: Elliot, Anita, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi. NEWCASTLE 1 NORWICH 0 (Ba)Harper, Perch, Williamson, Steven Taylor, Santon, Ben Arfa (Shola 85mins), Anita (Tiote 76 mins), Cabaye, Jonas, Cisse (Obertan 70 mins), BaSubs unused: Elliot, Tavernier, Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi EVERTON 2 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ba 2)Harper; Perch, Williamson, Taylor, Santon; Anita, Cabaye (Bigirimana 93), Gutierrez; Marveaux (Ba 46), Ben Arfa; Cissé (Shola Ameobi 80). Substitutes not used Elliot (g), Gosling, Obertan, Tavernier. NEWCASTLE 1 ASTON VILLA 1 (Ben Arfa)Krul, Simpson (Bigirimana 38), Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Anita, Gutierrez (Marveaux 86), Ba (Obertan 86), CisseSubs not used: Harper, Williamson, Gosling, Amalfitano CHELSEA 2 NEWCASTLE 0Krul, Simpson (Ryan Taylor 64), Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Santon (Marveaux 74), Ben Arfa, Anita, Cabaye (Perch 77), Gutierrez, Ba, CisseSubs not used: Harper, Williamson, Gosling, Obertan NEWCASTLE 2 SPURS 1 (Ba, Ben Arfa pen)Krul; Simpson, S Taylor, Perch, Santon; Ben Arfa, Cabaye (Anita, 71), Tiote, Gutierrez; Cisse, Ba (Obertan, 85). Subs not used: Harper; R Taylor, Williamson, Gosling, Amalfitano EUROPA LEAGUE NEWCASTLE 3 BORDEAUX 0 (Shola Ameobi, Henrique og), Cisse)Elliot (Harper, 46 ); Simpson, Williamson, Perch, Ferguson; Anita, Tiote (Gosling, 71), Cabaye (Bigirimana, 61); Cisse, Ameobi, Obertan. MARITIMO 0 NEWCASTLE 0Elliot, Santon, Williamson, Perch, S Taylor, Gosling, Amalfitano (Ferguson 76), Bigirimana, Obertan (Marveaux 80), Vuckic (Sami Ameobi 53), Shola Ameobi. Subs (not used): Harper (gk), Tavernier, Abeid, Campbell NEWCASTLE 1 ATROMITOS 0 (Vuckic)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Ryan Taylor (11 Vuckic), Obertan, Bigirimana, Perch (59 Tavernier), Marveaux (91 Amalfitano), Gosling, Ba. Subs: Harper, Cabaye, Cisse, Campbell. ATROMITOS 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (R Taylor)Harper; Tavernier, Williamson, Perch, R Taylor; Bigirimana, Anita; Obertan, Gosling (Amalfitano, 64), Marveaux (Gutierrez, 71); Cisse (Campbell, 77). Subs not used: Krul, Santon, Cabaye, S Taylor. LEAGUE CUP MAN UTD 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Cisse)Elliot, Coloccini (Ferguson 61), Williamson, Perch, Tavernier, Gosling, Marveaux, Tioté (Bigirimana 71), Obertan, Vuckic (Cisse 81), Shola Ameobi. Subs not used: Harper, Anita, Amalfitano, Sammy Ameobi. PRE-SEASON
CARDIFF CITY 4 NEWCASTLE 1 (Shola Ameobi pen)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini (Williamson 46), Steven Taylor (Gosling 63), Santon, Obertan (Campbell 83), Tiote (Amalfitano 71) , Gutiérrez, Marveaux (Vuckic 46), R Taylor (Perch 28), Shola Ameobi.
HARTLEPOOL 1 NEWCASTLE 5 (Shola Ameobi, Marveaux 2, Obertan, Vuckic)Harper (Alnwick 82), Simpson (Good 72), Tavernier, Williamson, S.Taylor (Vuckic 46), Perch (R.Taylor 72), Gosling, Amalfitano (Santon 80), Marveaux (Obertan 78), Sh.Ameobi (Ben Arfa 46), Bigirimana (Abeid 59).
DEN HAAG 0 NEWCASTLE 0Krul; S Taylor (Gosling 65), R Taylor (Perch 71), Coloccini, Santon (Simpson 80); Obertan (Bigirimana 71), Tiote (Ameobi 71), Vuckic (Williamson 65), Gutierrez; Ba (Amalfitano 82), Cisse
BRAGA 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ba, R Taylor)Harper; Simpson, Tavernier, Coloccini, R.Taylor; Sammy Ameobi (Obertan 88), Tiote (Cabaye 70), Gutierrez, Marveaux; Cisse, Ba (Vuckic 85).
OLYMPIACOS 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (S Taylor)Krul, Perch, Williamson, S.Taylor (Dummett 46), Santon, Obertan (Sammy Ameobi 72), Bigirimana, Gosling (Abeid 36), Amalfitano, Vuckic, Shola Ameobi (Cisse 72).
FENERBAHCE 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (Abeid)Elliot, Simpson (Santon 68), Tavernier, Coloccini, R Taylor, Tiote (Bigirimana 59), Gosling (Abeid 73), Obertan (Shola Ameobi 75), Marveuax (Gutierrez 59), Vuckic (Sammy Ameobi 46), Ba (Cisse 68).
MONACO 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ba)Harper, Santon (Ryan Taylor 57), Simpson, Williamson (Perch 46), Gutierrez, Amalfitano (Obertan 62), Abeid (Tavernier 46), Bigirimana (Tiote 62), Sammy Ameobi (Vuckic 46), Shola Ameobi (Gosling 62), Ba (Marveaux 78)
CHEMNITZER 1 NEWCASTLE 0Elliot; Tavernier (Simpson, 70), Williamson, Perch, R Taylor (Santon, 70); Obertan (Gutierrez, 77), Abeid (Bigirimana, 70), Gosling, Amalfitano; Vuckic (Shola Ameobi, 70), Sammy Ameobi (Ba, 77). Sub not used: Harper.TOON COCK OF THE NORTH
Since the dawn of the Premiership, Newcastle United have collected more points from Middlesbrough and Sunderland than the pair have collected in Northe-East derbies - put together!
If there was a North-East league table - this is how it would look:-
1 NEWCASTLE UNITED ........ 81pts
2 MIDDLESBROUGH ............ 40pts
3 SUNDERLAND .................... 38ptsNEWCASTLE v SUNDERLAND Newcastle Utd 46pts - Sunderland 17pts 2011/2012 Sun 04 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Sunderland Premier League Sat 20 Aug Sunderland 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League 2010/2011 Sun 16 Jan Sunderland 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League Sun 31 Oct Newcastle Utd. 5 - 1 Sunderland Premier League 2008/2009 Sun 01 Feb Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Sunderland Premier League Sat 25 Oct Sunderland 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League 2007/2008 Sun 20 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Sunderland Premier League Sat 10 Nov Sunderland 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League 2005/2006 Mon 17 Apr Sunderland 1 - 4 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Sun 23 Oct Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 Sunderland Premiership 2002/2003 Sat 26 Apr Sunderland 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Sat 21 Sep Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Sunderland Premiership 2001/2002 Sun 24 Feb Sunderland 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Sun 26 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Sunderland Premiership 2000/2001 Sat 21 Apr Sunderland 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Sat 18 Nov Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Sunderland Premiership 1999/2000 Sat 05 Feb Sunderland 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Wed 25 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Sunderland Premiership 1996/1997 Sat 05 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Sunderland Premiership Wed 04 Sep Sunderland 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership NEWCASTLE v MIDDLESBROUGH Newcastle Utd 46pts - Middlesbrough 19pts 2008/2009 Mon 11 May Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Middlesbrough Premier League Sat 29 Nov Middlesbrough 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premier League 2007/2008 Sun 03 Feb Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Middlesbrough Premier League Sun 26 Aug Middlesbrough 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premier League 2006/2007 Sat 03 Mar Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Middlesbrough Premiership Sun 22 Oct Middlesbrough 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership 2005/2006 Sun 09 Apr Middlesbrough 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Mon 02 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Middlesbrough Premiership 2004/2005 Wed 27 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Middlesbrough Premiership Sat 14 Aug Middlesbrough 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership 2003/2004 Sat 21 Feb Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Middlesbrough Premiership Sat 18 Oct Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership 2002/2003 Wed 05 Mar Middlesbrough 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Mon 04 Nov Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Middlesbrough Premiership 2001/2002 Wed 26 Dec Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Middlesbrough Premiership Sat 08 Sep Middlesbrough 1 - 4 Newcastle Utd. Premiership 2000/2001 Sat 17 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Middlesbrough Premiership Mon 16 Oct Middlesbrough 1 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premiership 1999/2000 Tue 02 May Middlesbrough 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Sun 03 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Middlesbrough Premiership 1998/1999 Sat 01 May Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Middlesbrough Premiership Sun 06 Dec Middlesbrough 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership 1996/1997 Sat 22 Feb Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Sun 03 Nov Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Middlesbrough Premiership 1995/1996 Sat 10 Feb Middlesbrough 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Wed 30 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Middlesbrough Premiership MIDDLESBROUGH v SUNDERLAND Middlesbrough 21pts - Sunderland 21pts 2008/2009 Sat 10 Jan Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Sunderland Premier League Sat 20 Sep Sunderland 2 - 0 Middlesbrough Premier League 2007/2008 Sat 26 Apr Sunderland 3 - 2 Middlesbrough Premier League Sat 22 Sep Middlesbrough 2 - 2 Sunderland Premier League 2005/2006 Tue 31 Jan Sunderland 0 - 3 Middlesbrough Premiership Sun 25 Sep Middlesbrough 0 - 2 Sunderland Premiership 2002/2003 Sat 22 Feb Sunderland 1 - 3 Middlesbrough Premiership Tue 10 Sep Middlesbrough 3 - 0 Sunderland Premiership 2001/2002 Tue 29 Jan Sunderland 0 - 1 Middlesbrough Premiership Mon 22 Oct Middlesbrough 2 - 0 Sunderland Premiership 2000/2001 Mon 09 Apr Middlesbrough 0 - 0 Sunderland Premiership Sat 09 Dec Sunderland 1 - 0 Middlesbrough Premiership 1999/2000 Sat 18 Mar Sunderland 1 - 1 Middlesbrough Premiership Sat 06 Nov Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Sunderland Premiership 1996/1997 Sat 19 Apr Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Sunderland Premiership Mon 14 Oct Sunderland 2 - 2 Middlesbrough Premiership
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