Steven Taylor will resume his position in central defense partnering captain Fabricio Coloccini tonight at Stoke City in another important league game.
Steven Taylor – masked man will play tonight
Steven will be wearing the mask that was fitted for him peronally by American specialist, Jeremy Murray, who came over at short notice from Detriot last week to do the job.
The 25 year-old also has had his nose straightened, and his modeling career is back on, and the local lad’s been practicing in the mask, and is now all ready to come back into the side tonight at the Britannia Stadium.
Newcastle suffered their first defeat last Wednesday at Blackburn Rovers in the Carling Cup, and the did not have the rub of the green in that game, and it will be important for the Newcastle side to get something out of this game tonight.
And if they do they will go into third position above Chelsea in the league table, with the London side suffering their second successive league defeat against another London side on Saturday, when they surprisingly went down 5-3 against a resurgent Arsenal.
Steven admitted playing against Stoke wasn’t the ideal team to make his masked debut in:
“To be honest, Stoke probably isn’t the ideal side to play against in a mask.”
“I’m sure there will be a lot of heading to do along the way. We know it will be a great physical game.”
“As they have proved they are a physical team over the last few years, but we’re ready to give it our best shot.”
Stoke have won two and drawn two at home in the league this season.
They’ve beaten Liverpool 1-0 and Fulham 2-0, and have drawn games with Chelsea and Manchester United, but of course they went down 2-1 to Liverpool last Wednesday night in the Carling Cup at home.
Newcastle will be going for the win tonight, but we think Alan Pardew would be fairly satisfied if the lads can take a point at the Britannia Stadium tonight, and end up in 3rd position in the league.
What do you think?