As you may well have seen in the weekend’s newspapers, some of the Newcastle United players had a great time in Tenerife on their mid-season break as pictures emerged of a handful of them partying at Lineker’s Bar. The media were quick to say that this was to blame for Newcastle’s FA Cup defeat at the hands of Brighton, but aren’t the players allowed to have a good time?
It was after all Steven Taylor’s 26th birthday and it was the injured defender who seemed to be going at it the hardest and he can’t be blamed for Saturday’s performance. The one thing that does seem at odds was that Alan Pardew said before the trip that they wouldn’t be drinking, but the Newcastle manager was there with the rest of his team living it up.
Here are the pictures from The People of the Newcastle team night out, with Pardew, captain Fabricio Coloccini, Jonas Gutierrez, Leon Best and Taylor all snapped. But it looks like Steven Taylor was the only one who scored as the picture below shows. If Taylor was playing on Saturday at least Newcastle might have found the back of the net!
Seriously, are you at all bothered that a few Newcastle players went out while they were in Tenerife? It wasn’t as if they were going against the manager’s wishes or anything as Pardew was the one leading the pack!
Steven Taylor clearly enjoyed himself…
As did the gaffer!