Steven Taylor has had a frustrating season at Newcastle.
Steven Taylor – in good form last week against Birmingham
Steven was injured for most of the first part of the season, and then he signed a new long term deal in late December, to keep him at the club until the summer of 2016, and then he found he couldn’t get his place in the side with Fab Coloccini and Mike Williamson playing very well at the back for the Magpies.
Steven was born in Greenwich of Geordie parents, his father Alf was at the time working as a detective for the Metropolitan Police, and the family moved to Whitley Bay when Steven was just weeks old.
Steven came in for the injured Mike Williamson against Birmingham last Saturday, and he had a solid game in central defense, and scored his 11th goal ever for the club just before half time, with a great bullet header from a Joey Barton pin-point corner.
That turned out to be the winning goal for Newcastle last week ina crucial win, and the former England U21 captain is certainly looking forward to the game at Chelsea tomorrow afternoon.
Steven talked today about that game:
“I don’t want the season to end – I wish it was just starting, to be honest!” “It’s been a frustrating season for me personally, but I want to finish it on a high.”
“I’ve been given a chance, and I just want to make the most of it. I was delighted with the result against Birmingham.”
“To stay fit is the main thing now. I’m feeling fit now, and back to where I should be.” “We’ve got to carry that performance into Chelsea, which is going to be a difficult game.”
“We’re relishing it now. We’ll concentrate on ourselves, and not worry about them.” “They’ve got world-class players, but we’ve got the quality in our side to hurt them. “
Steven Taylor will get his wish at starting a new season in a short 7 weeks time, when Newcastle will commence their pre-season training and then commence a 3 game tour of the US.
We really don’t expect anything out of the game tomorrow, although we’d be fine with being proven wrong – again.
Betting company William Hill have given odds of 14/1 for a first ever Premier League win for Newcastle at Stamford Bridge – but they have been very wrong before.
Haven’t they? 😀
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