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Taylor Slams England Absentees

Steven Taylor, the man who I can only remember for "platoon" style playacting to avoid red cards after deliberate handballs (search Youtube for: Steven Taylor Getting Shot) has ripped into two players who were not available for the European U-21 Championships.

Following England`s marathon penalty shoot out, the Newcastle defender felt the need to have a go at Blackburn`s David Bentley and Aston Villa`s Gabriel Agbonlahor claiming that there is "no bigger honour than representing your country."

The article, run by the Sun sees fit to have a go at two players who have actually impressed for their representative clubs this season, rather than the likes of Taylor who`s reputation does nothing but to personify the recent plight of the North-East club i.e. trying to act big whilst making themselves look completely stupid. This season, Bentley has continued to impress for the Under 21`s following the end of the season and then had an inspired game against Albania for the England 'B` team (read: England first team, weakened slightly to get McClaren off the hook.) Agbonlahor finished his club season with a flourish, finishing his first true senior year with 10 goals for a rejuvenated Aston Villa side.

Vital Leeds suggests that Steven Taylor shuts up, and maybe concentrates on his own performances in the future rather than blaming those absent from the squad.



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Writer: LUFC1 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 22 2007

Time: 4:53PM

Your Comments

Muppet of the highest order.
LUFC1
Sky sports claiming he's a hero has obviously gone to his head and he thinks he's some kind of big shot. Muppet
Geordie_Villa
A hero because he played on whilst injured? Whoopy!
LUFC1
I take it you didn't watch the game LUFC1? he was brilliant at the heart of defence when we was down to nine and a half men. I think he's got a point about Bentley, to allow yourself to be picked and included in the squad and then on the eve of the tournament pull out is a disgrace. I think he will struggle to get near a full England squad for quite a while and in my book doesn't deserve too. Well said Steven Taylor.
dazza71
Brilliant players don't whinge like that.
LUFC1
Brilliant players don't say they are too tired to represent their country in a major competition, He's only said what the rest of the squad and a lot of this country who feel let down by his actions are thinking.
dazza71
bad call lads - Taylor was immense!
merlin
Seems to have got him plenty of attention if nothing else. What a tit!
milkylufc
 

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