Steven Taylor epitomized the Newcastle spirit on Monday night, when not only did he have a solid game alongside Sebastien Bassong at the heart of the Newcastle defense, but he also scored a great equalizing goal, after just 9 minutes.
Steven Taylor – great game on Monday night
Steven had a mediocre first part of the season, but he’s come back really strong, and now his partnership with Sebastien Bassong looks like a good one.
In fact Steven has one up on Sebastien with the goals he scored, and we just know that Alan is working with Sebastien to get him to get more goals from corners. But these two lads are right now playing brilliantly for the Newcastle side, let’s be honest, and it’s just great to see.
Taylor told the Evening Chronicle today:
“For teams coming here, I know they won’t like it.” “That was the best atmosphere I have ever played in, and my best night in football.”
“They were so noisy and they didn’t shut up at any stage.” “As players it gives us a lift. When I scored it made me feel three foot taller, that’s what an impact this crowd have.”
“Fulham have to come here, and with the fans we have, it will be difficult for them.” “If the fans are as good as they were against Boro, then we’ll have no problem at all.”
The England Under-21 captain, who has been in splendid form over the last two or three months, when it has mattered, has said Newcastle players are taking no notice of what may be happening between Hull City and Bolton at the Reebok.
That’s good because the lads job tomorrow is to win the game, pure and simple. And what Hull may or may not be doing has absolutely nothing to do with what Newcastle’s task is tomorrow, which is to get all 3 points from beating Fulham.
“It’s all down to us. We’ll concentrate on our performance.” “There is no reason why we can’t get maximum points.”
“If we focus on that and forget about the others, we know we’ll be safe.” “Beating Boro was our stepping stone.” “We just need to try to take maximum points against Fulham and Aston Villa.”
“We feel we can win both games, especially after putting on a performance that proves we can do that.”
If Newcastle can get the job done tomorrow, amazingly we may even be safe tomorrow night. But we cannot get ahead of ourselves and the lads must realize tomorrow’s is as vital a game as Monday night.
“It was a massive boost for the lads to get out of the bottom three.” “Everybody came back in the dressing room after it and the smiles were back on the faces.”
“We now look forward to Fulham.” “There’s no reason why we can’t get more next week.” “Look at our team performance against Boro – there were quality performances all the way through.”
“But Five months is far too long to wait for a win for the home fans.” “We have to make this place a fortress again.”
We expect Steven to play well tomorrow, and we look for another goal from the local lad from a corner, and if we get the same commitment from Steven and the rest of the lads, as we got on Monday night, we’ll be quite happy, thank you very much.
Hopefully if we play like that again tomorrow, then we will indeed get all 3 points.