Steven Taylor had a stalwart and brilliant game for Newcastle last night, in our 1-0 win against Anzhi, and we won with that last second goal from Papiss Cisse, and since the five Frenchmen arrived on Tyneside, the Geordie pride is returning to Newcastle and fast too.
Great shot of Papiss and Steven at the final whistle
It’s that Geordie pride fueled by our fantastic fans
We have now played 10 games since the French Foreign Legion arrived, and we have six wins – four in our six league games – two draws and two defeats at Tottenham and Swansea.
And nobody epitomizes the Geordie spirit as much as Steven Taylor, who is in the best form of his life since he returned from injury in January, and that coincided with the five new players arriving to significantly strengthen the Newcastle squad.
This is what a delighted Steven Taylor said in the Evening Chronicle today:
“Everybody was talking about Samuel Eto’o before the game and you know you are playing against one of the best strikers of all time really.” “His record speaks for itself.”
“There was a lot of pressure on me before the game.” “I’m just glad we put in a great performance as a team. We defended so well.” “In the first half we got the runaround a little bit.”
“The second half, we put them under so much pressure they could not handle it.” “I thought I was going to lose my teeth at one point.” “I was in the right place at the right time.”
“I got the blocks in early doors but the main thing is they did not score – so it was worth it.” “The lads are absolutely buzzing and we do not fear anybody.”
“The gaffer said we had knocked out the best team in the competition.” “They have outstanding players.”
Taylor put in a magnificent shift last night, and in the first half he blocked almost everything Anzhi threw at Newcastle, and his display has to go down as one of the best he has ever given in the famous black and white shirt.
And make no mistake – the Geordie pride is fast returning to Tyneside – and there was over 45,000 fans there last night at St. James’ Park – a phenomenal turnout on a cold Thursday night.
Howay The Lads!!
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