Taylor – Next Year Massive For Newcastle

Steven Taylor has admitted this season has been so very disappointing, once again, for Newcastle’s fans. But as Steven talks about the Sunderland game, he thinks next season will be a massive one for the Tyneside club under Kevin Keegan.

Steven Taylor – good end to the season and massive next year

Steven said:

“Everyone’s saying that it’s been a disappointing season, but the recent form has at least started to put a few things right. We want the fans to be going into the summer happy, and beating Sunderland would help achieve that.”

“If we can get a win at the weekend the whole city will change. It’ll be a much better place and that’s something we can take into next year, which is going to be a massive year for us.”

“It’s come at a great time. If it had been played two months ago, we might have been going into it wondering what was going to happen a little bit. Instead, we’re going into it full of confidence and on great form. We’ve had a really good run in the last few weeks and I honestly don’t think there’s a better time for us to be playing Sunderland.”

“I know they’ve done all right themselves recently as well, but I can promise you that we’ll be buzzing at the weekend.” “We know what it means to the fans. It’ll be a fantastic day and I can’t wait to see them going crazy. The adrenaline will be pumping.”

Newcastle did luckily get a 1-1 draw in the corresponding fixture at the Stadium of Light but it was clear that Sunderland looked the better side and probably should have won before James Milner’s cross found the net.

But Taylor is certainly aware knows this is a completely different Newcastle side under Keegan than it was under Sam Allardyce, and right now is so full of confidence. Their play is also so much better to watch and mirrors the enthusiasm and confidence of manager Kevin Keegan as contrasted to the way Sam played where a dour away draw was often a great result to Sam.

He explained:

“I don’t think we produced our best performance through there, so that’s something we know we have to put right. Maybe we played a bit too defensively but, having said that, they still couldn’t beat us back then.”“It’ll be different at St James’ Park.”

“They’re coming into the game on the back of a defeat, whereas we played well in our last game at Portsmouth. Everybody will be up for it, and nobody has to worry about the attitude we’ve got.”

“We’ll pose a lot of threat. It’s a different Newcastle side to the one they faced last time around, and we’re going to pose a lot of different questions.”

Steven’s right to say Newcastle can put a lot of things right by a powerful end to the season in these last four games, but we must get the win on Sunday. If we can do that we can look forward to the last three games, which on our current form are winnable games, against West Ham away, Chelsea at home and Everton away.

With our current side these games will pose no fear, given the great confidence instilled in the players by maestro Kevin Keegan, who goes out to win every single game. It’s so very refreshing.

Comments and opinions welcome.

7 comments so far

  • tdt

    Apr 18, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #1

    toon toon!

  • Eric

    Apr 18, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #2

    Let’s hope he is right. Let’s hope he signs his next contract and is part of it. Under KK i too feel great things will come. Not immediately but am sure the stranglehold of the Gang of Four will surely come to an end eventually. They have not always dominated so it is time to change the pecking order in the premiership and who better to do it than NUFC and KK. The changes start on Sunday – stuff the mackems and woe betide Chelski in May!!!!

  • wsq

    Apr 18, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #3

    keep a calm head on suday dont get too hasty!!

  • Hadji

    Apr 18, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #4

    I had a dream last night that we gonna win 3-2 against the Mackems with Taylor scoring in injury time goal.

  • aqmin

    Apr 18, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #5

    why is this boy everyday buzzing to the press?? perhaps he wants attention from bigger clubs to make a bid for him..

  • Scott Hodge

    Apr 18, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #6

    He must be worn out poor kid, teamtalk? Thats a laugh, KK wouldnt be able to get a word in edge ways for rent a gob. I just hope he does a good job on Sunday and we win, then he can do all the talking he wants next week !

  • Leo

    Apr 18, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #7

    it was disapointing until keegan came back and started playing attacking attractive football.


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