Whenever there is disappointment with players missing games, this time because of discipline problems, it always opens up a chance for somebody else.
Steven Taylor – anxious to play against Chelsea on Sunday
When one door is closed another is opened, is another way of putting it.
And with Coloccini and Williamson suspended for the next three games against Chelsea at home, WBA away and Liverpool at home, it looks like Sol Campbell and Steven Taylor will get their chance, and maybe Hungarian Tamas Kadar too.
Steven Taylor has hardly played this year, and his last game was last January at home to WBA before he had his knee injury, which was then followed in July with the bad shoulder injury he picked up at Carlisle.
It seems that Steven is desperate to get back into that first team, and you can hardly blame him, and the local lad thinks it would be great if he is paired up with the former England great – Sol Campbell:
“I’m available for selection. I’m fit, and I’ve bided my time for the past few games. Now I’m hoping to get my chance.”
“All you can do it wait for your chance and wait for the gaffer to pick you and if I do get my chance I’ll look forward to it. I want to do my best for this club.”
“We’ve got fantastic defenders at the club and that’s been proved with Fabricio and Mike doing well this season.”
“Playing with Sol would be fantastic. We played in the reserves against Man City last week and I had a good partnership with him in a 1-0 win, so it would be good if we get the opportunity.”
Newcastle fans will have to hope that the two of them can indeed form a good partnership at the back for the Magpies, and this is their big chances to make a claim to a starting position at Newcastle, and they’ll have at least three games to do that.
The game when Coloccini and Williamson can return will be the game at Birmingham on 18th December, and it will be interesting to see who the two central defenders will be for Newcastle in that game.
But first things first, and we have to hope that Steven and Sol both have solid games on Sunday against the Premier League Champions Chelsea, who are one of the best sides in Europe.