Steven Taylor proudly led out the Newcastle team at St. James’ Park on Saturday against Swansea, but the local lad has admitted he was devastated after the game, after we lost our second home game in a row, and the third time we had lost at home in the last four league games – and the one we won was the lucky 2-1 defeat of West Brom, when we scored that lucky goal off Papiss Cisse’s back (or was it his behind?) three minutes into injury time.
Steven Taylor – devastated in dressing room after the game
Taylor has talked in the local press today, about the honor it was for him to lead the side at St. James’ Park:
“It is one of the biggest honors for me – probably the greatest honor – to be captain of my hometown club.” “I am devastated we did not claim the win – we wanted the three points.”
“Hopefully, we can start a run against Maritimo. I appreciate what the gaffer says and I have to repay him back.” The repayment will come in the shape of wins in the eyes of the fans.”
“We have key players out injured, but they are coming back.” “This is a fantastic place – the lads absolutely love playing here – and teams have to hate playing here.” “If the fans stick behind us, we will get it right.”
“Hopefully, that will start on Thursday.”
Alan Pardew did not come storming into the dressing room after the game, like we suspect some former managers would have done, because he knew our lads were simply decimated by the defeat.
The good news is that Newcastle created a lot of chances in the game, and if we could have just put a couple, away we would have been fine, with the extra confidence goals give a team.
But that didn’t happen, so next up is Maritimo and Southampton and two wins in those two games games, and we’ll see the doom and gloom that’s beginning to fester on Tyneside – stopped dead in its tracks.
That would be good. 😀
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