Steven Taylor was our best player on Saturday, and to us it’s no coincidence that he’s a local lad, brought up in the Newcastle area in Whitley Bay.
Steven Taylor – other players should take Steven’s example
Steven scored a wonderful goal, and he showed the fight and determination needed, even in the first 30 minutes, when other players seemed to be in some kind of day-dream, and of course he got Newcastle back in the game on 38 minutes.
Steven has taken his lumps this season, for giving away some poor goals, but there’s no question of his guts and glory for Newcastle, and we have to hope that other players will take Steven’s lead. Steven plays like any Newcastle fan would – all out for 90 minutes.
And Steven’s chance, from which he scored, was a lot harder than chances that fell to both Oba Martins and Jonas Gutierrez, who couldn’t put the ball in the net.
Steven had some good and true words to say today about the Newcastle game on Saturday, and what the lads have to do in the remaining 9 games this season:
“We’re always waiting to see what happens.” “In the first half, especially away from home, we always seem to wait for something to happen.”
“When they scored the goal, that was the time we all had to raise ourselves.” “Obviously, the fans weren’t happy, and they had every right not to be.”
“We got the goal in the last 10 minutes of the first half, and that’s how we should be playing.” “Then we took the game to them.” “We should be doing that all season, not just now.”
“We’ve got to start taking risks if we’re going to start getting results.” “We’re going to have to start getting in the box and having a few shots outside the box.”
“The sides were are playing against aren’t afraid to have a shot and follow up.”
Great words from Steven – and we could hardly have said it better ourselves.
Another goal on Saturday from Steven would be great – and we wouldn’t put it past this lad. 😀