Steven Taylor Almost Certain To Start On Saturday


23 year-old Steven Taylor is set to return to Newcastle United’s starting line-up for the important game against Peterborough United at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon.

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Steven Taylor – can he score one of these on Saturday?

The game is against a team that is second bottom of the league right now, but we can take nothing for granted – and we need to ensure we get all 3 points on Saturday.

3 points against Peterborough are as good as 3 points against WBA in terms of amassing the points (>90) we will need to get us automatically promoted this season.

Steven has been out for the past four matches because of a hamstring injury but will return on Saturday, almost for definite because Chris Hughton says he could have played on Monday night, at a push.

But it was good management and common sense for Chris to hold him back, especially as we got all 3 points at Bramall Lane.

Steven’s an important player, and we cannot risk him having a niggling groin problem all season.

Hughton said today on the club’s official website:

“Steven could have probably, at a push, played against Sheffield United (on Monday),”

“We chose not to risk him and that decision paid off. But he will be fine for the weekend and we look forward to welcoming him back.”

Peterborough are not one of the greatest attacking sides in the Championship, so it’s a good game for Steven to make his comeback in, but as we know Doncaster and Plymouth gave us more than we wanted at St. James’ Park in the league, so don’t think this match will be a cake-walk.

For the record Plymouth haven’t won away from home in their 7 away games so far (neither had Doncaster), and have just 3 draws. They have scored just 5 goals and conceded 12 on their travels – so we have to hope the lads can keep another clean sheet.

That should be more possible if we have our first choice back four in place – Simpson, Coloccini, Taylor and Enrique – for the first time since the game at Ipswich (26th September) when we won 4-0.

A win and a clean sheet is almost the perfect result for the team this season, and we need to take some revenge against Peterborough, who knocked us out of the Carling Cup earlier in the season.

We almost forgot about that. 😀

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 5, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed are you sure you have the right stadium?
    I thought it was sportsdirectcriminals@stjames.plop

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  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 5, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Welcome back Taylor !

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  • Darling27

    Nov 5, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Come On The Toon!!! Another 3 points Saturday please!!!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 5, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Interesting article on the times from NUST.
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/article6904319.ece?

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  • Jan Stavik

    Nov 5, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Dropping Kadar after last match would be wrong, he was one of the best performers on the pitch. Let Taylor sit on the bench, we’ll beat Peterborough anyway. Give the young Hungarian a lift by letting him play!

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  • NewcastleMole

    Nov 5, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #7

    @sirjasontoon

    Supporters buying the club is a recipe for disaster. It has the potential to do more damage to the club than Mike Ashley has done ( If that is possible ).

    Our only chance of a happy ending is to get promoted and sold.

    Everyone is fixated on the past & present, but has anybody thought about what “Will” happen to the club if we fail to get promoted.

    Because if that happens we are in serious trouble. Ashley will be left with no option but to put club into Administration. Which will leave us with a 10 Point Deduction next season and the majority of the first team sold.

    Leeds? Southampton? Charlton? Norwich?

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  • Jay jay

    Nov 5, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #8

    Can somebody please clear up the stadium issue please, i thought sportdirect@st james park was an example of the new stadium name, but people are telling me it IS the new stadium name??? help please!

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  • lesh

    Nov 5, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #9

    NewcastleMole @7…..

    Agree wholeheartedly and let’s look to the now and going forward in the hope of promotion and change!

    Jay jay@… you’ve been told right but it’s only for this season and at no charge to Sports Direct.

    Any new sponsor will no doubt substitute its name for Sports Direct and pay some £s into the transfer pot…. we trust!

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  • premier

    Nov 5, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #10

    that is the new name for the time being JJ until someone else stumps up some cash.
    New Anthem doing the rounds is
    Theyre Black , theyre white
    They play on a website!!
    Newcastle N…….

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