We expect the team for tonight’s game to be announced within 10 minutes and we expect Steven Taylor to partner Sebsatien Bassong in defense.
Steven Taylor – ready for massive game
Steven will be back after a two game absence and he will be sorely needed tonight, to keep the defense very tight so perhaps we can keep a clean sheet and one goal will then be enough to win this monumental game for the Newcastle club.
This is what Steven said on the Newcastle United web site earlier today:
“We want the fans to come and support the team,” “We want them to bring back the fortress to Newcastle, we have to have the fans singing all game, not just if we score a goal. It has to be all game and it has to be loud.”
“We have to make sure Middlesbrough come here and feel intimidated.” “As soon as the whistle goes we have to be ready. We have to win the first tackle and the first goal will be massively important.”
“We will take it from there.” “They will come here and it will be difficult for them.” “We’re confident and I just can’t wait for it.” “If we win we will go into those last two games full of confidence.” “I think we can then go on an unbeaten run for the rest of the season.”
And Taylor is determined Newcastle will survive this season as he continued:
“Too right I think we can stay in the Premier League, definitely.” “It is so important to this city that we do and we are good enough.”
“I can’t ever remember a game as big as this.” “This is the most important game in Newcastle’s history.”
“As players we have to perform and get the result we need.” “Alan Shearer demands the best from the players and that is what he is going to get.”
Good words from Steven Taylor, a lad who we have never doubted in his 100% commitment to the Newcastle cause.
That was tri ue even when he was a ball boy at the ground some 12 years ago, when Alan was playing at the club.
Now is the time for Newcastle players to produce, and we have to admit to being a little edgy, because if the lads mess up tonight, that’s it – there will be no second chances if we cannot get all 3 points tonight.
HOWAY THE LADS!!